Savannah's Spookiest Stays: 4 Haunted Hotels That Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine


Oct. 9 2023, Updated 12:48 p.m. ET

The famous fountain in Forsyth Park in Savannah.
Source: iStock

Savannah, Ga. is considered one of the most haunted cities in the U.S. Taking a ghost tour of the spooky sights is a must when you visit this Southern city, which is actually the oldest city in the state Georgia.

Article continues below advertisement

But if you want to really immerse yourself in the supernatural, there are several haunted hotels in Savannah where you can experience and see a ghost or two. While Savannah has several haunted hotels, here are four that we recommend you check out.

The Marshall House

Opened in 1851, The Marshall House served as a hospital during the Civil War and two yellow fever epidemics. It is now considered one of the most haunted hotels in Savannah. During restoration in the 1990s, human remains believed to be the amputated limbs of soldiers were found, per Ghost City Tours.

Article continues below advertisement

According to the hotel’s website, guests have reported seeing ghosts in different areas of the hotel, faucets turning on by themselves, and phantom children running through the halls late at night. Other guests claim they have been bit by a child specter, per Ghost City Tours.

The Marshall House is located at 123 East Broughton Street.

Olde Harbour Inn

The Olde Harbour Inn is one of the oldest hotels in Savannah, according to Historic Inns of Savannah. Built as a warehouse in 1812, the building burnt down and was rebuilt in 1892. The ghost most guests and staff encounter at the Olde Harbour Inn is “Hank,” who the hotel believes may have been a worker at the original warehouse when it burnt down.

Article continues below advertisement

Guests have reported smelling cigar smoke, rattling doorknobs, and seeing things moved around in their rooms.

The Olde Harbour Inn is located at 508 East Factors Walk.

The Kehoe House

Built in 1892, the Kehoe House was the residence of Savannah businessman William Kehoe, his wife Anne, and their 10 children. According to the hotel’s website, there’s a rumor that the ghosts inhabiting the bed and breakfast are two Kehoe children who died after getting stuck in the home’s chimney. However, that story is unsubstantiated. A better explanation could be that the house was once used as a funeral parlor.

The Kehoe House is located at 123 Habersham Street.

Article continues below advertisement

17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant

The 17Hundred90 is not one, but three different buildings built between 1821 and 1888. The inn is reportedly home to three ghosts. Anna is a friendly spirit that haunts Room 204 of the inn. According to the inn website, Anna is said to be a bride-to-be who died at the inn by throwing herself from a third-story window to the brick courtyard below. Some say she died of suicide after her sailor lover left for sea, while others claim she was pushed out of the window by her jealous groom.

Other supposed ghosts at 17Hundred90 Inn are a young boy named Thaddeus, who leaves pennies on tables around the property, and a more sinister specter that hangs out in the hotel’s kitchen and harasses the staff, per the inn's website.

17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant is located at 307 E. President Street.

More from Green Matters

Latest Travel News and Updates

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 Green Matters. Green Matters is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.