The Marshall Hotel is believed to be one of the most haunted hotels not just in Georgia, but in the entire United States. Modern-day guests have reported seeing a young man holding his very own severed arm and looking for someone who can help him reattach it. Hotel staff and guests have also seen men in civil War clothes wandering around the halls of the hotel. At first, people thought they were actors but were very surprised to find out that there are no such actors or plays in the hotel.
Guests have reported waking up in the middle of the night with one of their arms outstretched as if a nurse was trying to detect their pulse. Because of the prevalent paranormal activity in the hotel, the staff has maintained a journal reporting all the strange things they have experienced in the hotel. Taps have been known to turn on spontaneously, doorknobs rattle without any reason, and the sound of children playing and running down the hallway, are to name just a few of the reports here.
The Marshall House was constructed in 1851 and it was named after Mary Marshall, who thought that the city was badly in need of accommodations for visitors. It is Savannah’s oldest hotel. During the past, it has served as a hospital and boarding house. Although the hotel has been through extensive renovations and expansions, it has retained many of its original fixtures.
When you check in the hotel, you will see that it still has its original staircases, brick walls, wood floors, fireplaces and many authentic pieces that came with the original hotel. The most recent renovation of the hotel took place in 1999. During the Civil War, the hotel was used as a hospital and was first occupied by the Confederate forces and then by Union armies.
The hotel was the refuge of hundreds of wounded soldiers, many of whom died. Some were also amputated in the hotel during the war. Human remains were found during one of the hotel’s renovations. People believed that the bones were those of the amputated soldiers who stayed in the hotel during the war.
The Marshall House is indeed one of the finest hotels in the country. It still has some of its original features, including 19th-century doors, windows, moldings, high ceilings, and railings. Some rooms even have claw-foot tubs and wrought-iron verandas.
Whether you are in Savannah for a relaxing time with the family, with your significant other or just by yourself, The Marshall House offers excellent service for all your needs, with its 65 historic yet modern-style rooms. You can enjoy the best dining experience at The 45 Bistro. The restaurant offers great meals for anniversary parties and even weddings.
For special celebrations such as weddings, 45 Bistro has a reception space for groups of all sizes. It can easily seat up to 250 people. The Bistro lounge opens at 5 pm and the restaurant at 6 pm but is closed on Sundays. For special occasions, such as weddings and birthday parties, there is full catering available from 45 Bistro. You can also request more information from the hotel’s event coordinator. The event coordinator can attend to all your needs to ensure a fun and memorable experience at The Marshall House.
- Wired and wireless
- Internet access
- 24-hour complimentary use of the business center
- Two robes in rooms
- Complimentary expanded continental breakfast
- Newspaper delivered to your door on weekday mornings
- Scented soaps, lotions, shampoo and conditioner
- Complimentary wine and cheese
- Valet parking
Things to Do
There are lots of things to do in historic Savannah. The City Market, located on the site where farmers used to trade and sell their goods, offers the best of new and old Savannah. It occupies a four-block area wherein you will see restored shop fronts and warehouses next to Ellis Square. Historic River Street is another must-see attraction in Savannah. It was once the site of the thriving cotton industry and now it has become a place for nightspots, galleries, pubs, boutiques, and restaurants. You can enjoy a great cocktail after searching for souvenirs on River Street.
Colonial Park Cemetery is about six acres in size and can be found in 201 Abercorn Street. It is the oldest municipal cemetery in Savannah and has been closed to interment since 1853. The Andrew Low House was built in 1848 by Andrew Low, a cotton merchant. He was married to the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Juliette Gordon. Their house has been preserved by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of Georgia.
- Classic King starts at $140
- Superior King starts at $150
- Two queen beds start at $160
- Veranda king starts at $170