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Description

Built toward the end of the 19th century, this one-bedroom, one and one half-bath property is as rich in history as it is charm. Once the home of Mrs. Wilkes, proprietress of the famous Boarding House and still-operational Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, this parlor-level condo offers a unique stay for up to four Lucky guests. Wake up every morning to beautiful Jones Street, where cobblestones and ancient oak trees dripping in spanish moss compelled Southern Living Magazine to name it the “Prettiest Street in America.”

The original hardwood floors and 12’ ceilings and tasteful interior decor make this home-away-from-home warm and inviting. The large living area has a flat screen TV and a queen-sized sleeper sofa. Three ornamental marble hearths throughout the home are complemented by fine antiques and elegant furnishings. Pocket doors separate the parlor from the dining room, which has seating for four. The galley-style kitchen is fully equipped with all you’ll need for a weekend getaway or extended stay. The large, elegant bedroom has a king-sized bed with soft, luxurious bedding.

The Wilkes House is an ideal location to call home while exploring the varied sights and activities around the Historic District. Located in the middle of our bustling Design District, stylish shops dot the streets among several historic homes open for touring, including the Mercer Williams House and the childhood home of Flannery O’Connor. With a three night or longer say, you’ll receive one free lunch for two at Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room, where you’ll dine like a local and feel like family!

Why Lucky Savannah Loves this Property:
- Take a leisurely morning stroll through nearby Forsyth Park, Savannah’s largest green space and a popular location for weddings and festivals.
- A small patio in the back is the perfect spot to enjoy a fine Savannah morning and cup of coffee.
- This home has a washer and dryer for added convenience.

Sleeping Configuration:
Bedroom 1: King Bed
Living Room: Queen Sleeper Sofa

Savannah Short Term Vacation Rental Permit #: SVR-00186

Amenities

KITCHEN

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen

SUITABILITY

  • pets not allowed

GENERAL

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

LEISURE_ACTIVITIES

  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Beds

  • King 1
  • Sofa Bed 1

Maps/What's Nearby

Reviews

Authentic Old Savannah...

Reviewed on 2017-03-23 by Judy S. of Clearwater, FL United States
Updated on 2017-03-24
Review of stay from 2017-03-15 to 2017-03-19
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This is not the 1st time we stayed at the Wilks House, nor will it be the last. For the price of any one of the up-scale hotels, you have 4 rooms of history, and a free meal downstairs in the famous Boarding House Restaurant. Say Hello to Marcia, Mr. Wilks grandaughter, and her son Ryan... that runs the place. It's history here that's your experiencing !
Manager response on 2017-03-24 - Response from Lucky Savannah
Hey Judy! Thank you for returning back to Wilkes House. We too would much rather stay in a historic place than a hotel. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

A happy week

Reviewed on 2017-03-06 by Unknown of Cleveland Heights, OH United States
Updated on 2017-03-24
Review of stay from 2017-02-24 to 2017-03-04
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A perfect location in the historic district! We walked to the river and back for lunch (fabulous food and service at Huey's), spent many hours walking and reading in Forsyth Park and loved every minute of exploring the beautiful squares and their surrounding streets. The apartment is grand and spacious, with 11-12-foot ceilings. Needed a bit better cleaning and more equipment in the kitchen. Would love to come back here. Lucky Savannah staff is outstanding.
Manager response on 2017-03-24 - Response from Lucky Savannah
Hi Brenda! Thank you for staying at Wilkes House. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and that our staff was outstanding. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Mrs Wilkes

Reviewed on 2016-11-25 by Robert B. of Fort Worth, TX United States
Updated on 2016-11-30
Review of stay from 2016-11-14 to 2016-11-18
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We had a wonderful time at Mrs Wilkes. The rooms were beautiful and comfortable. Also they were very centralized and easy to access downtown
Savannah. Of course Mrs Wilkes Dinning Room was excellent and the staff were exceptional. The staff at Lucky Savannah was more than helpful and were very courteous. We could not be more pleased and we will be back.
Manager response on 2016-11-30 - Response from Lucky Savannah
Hi Robert! Thank you so much again for choosing to stay with us. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed Wilkes House and the delicious restaurant below. Please know that you're privy to our Friends and Family discount next time you stay with us. Looking forward to hosting you again soon!

Lovely Home

Reviewed on 2016-12-16 by Unknown of Nokomis, FL United States
Updated on 2016-12-29
Review of stay from 2016-12-08 to 2016-12-11
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We enjoyed are stay at the Wilkes House, but would like to call your attention to some of the issues we encountered. There was a coffee pot provided, but only 1 pack of coffee for a three day stay. There should have been one pack per day. Also there was no cream or sugar. The biggest problem we encountered was parking our vehicle. We had to get out on the street by 8:00 AM to feed a meter. This was a real problem. Then when I arrived home, my husband found a parking citation for parking in a street sweeping zone issued at 1:10 AM. I believe that the parking situation would prevent me from booking the Wilkes House in the future.
Manager response on 2016-12-29 - Response from Lucky Savannah
Hi Pamela! Thank you so much again for choosing to stay with us. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed Wilkes House and have made note of your suggestions. Please know that you're privy to our Friends and Family discount next time you stay with us. Looking forward to hosting you again soon!

Wilkes House

Reviewed on 2017-01-11 by Unknown of ,
Updated on 2017-01-16
Review of stay from 2017-01-06 to 2017-01-09
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The house is beautiful and spacious. We did have a problem with the heat and hot water. It was in the 20s when we were there and the heat would turn off on its own. On the morning of our cheok out, we had only tepid water for our showers.
Manager response on 2017-01-16 - Response from Lucky Savannah
Hi Maggie! Thank you so much again for choosing to stay with us. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed Wilkes House and have passed along your suggestions to our team. Please know you're privy to our Friends and Family discount next time you stay with us, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Great Savannah Getaway

Reviewed on 2016-05-24 by Frank S. of Lake Charles, LA United States
Updated on 2016-05-25
Review of stay from 2016-03-05 to 2016-03-09
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What a wonderful, charming place in a such beautiful city! The property was comfortable, warm and inviting. Everything was picture perfect and the food downstairs at Mrs. Wilkes was simply amazing and delicious! I would highly recommend this property to anyone.

Our first time there but definitely not our last

Reviewed on 2016-05-17 by Unknown of Simpsonville, SC United States
Updated on 2016-05-17
Review of stay from 2016-04-29 to 2016-05-01
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This was our first visit to Savannah. We fell in love with the city and Wilkes house. We will most definitely come back. There are so many things to see we only scratched the surface. The Wilkes house was beautiful and perfectly located. When we return we will be sure to stay here again.
Manager response on 2016-05-17 - Response from Lucky Savannah
Thank you for choosing to stay with Lucky Savannah! Wilkes House offers a beautiful, charming, historic setting. We are thrilled you all will be coming back in the future! There are many places to venture and explore here in Savannah. We can't wait to have you all again soon.

This was a perfect stay... in every way !

Reviewed on 2016-07-16 by Judy S. of Clearwater, FL United States
Updated on 2016-07-19
Review of stay from 2016-07-10 to 2016-07-14
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We're in our late 60's, and have been on untold vacations... dozens of trips to Savannah, and have stayed at most every price range. If I could say anything on the down side, I spent hours looking for something unique to pop-up, and I had to go hunting for this apartement in the Wilkes House. (not great internet exposure...) BUT, that's probably why I was able to book the perfect time over our anniversary. I hate to memtion... the price per night was equal to a high-mid range hotel room - AND WE GOT TO STAY IN THE FULL LIVING QUARTERS OF MRS. WILKES... ABOVE THE FAMOUS WILKES HOUSE RESTAURANT(on West Jones Street). I would give everything a 10 on a 5 star review. The staff at Lucky Savannah - 1st class, and the inclusion of the free (enter through the back door) lunch at the Wilkes house, where we met Marcia (Mrs. Wilkes Grandaughter), who now (with her husband Ronnie and their son), serves as the proprietors... as Marcia replaces her grandmother so proudly, as the hostess. This was our best vacation ever. Thank you !

Savannah ambiance

Reviewed on 2016-05-31 by John D. of Jonesboro, AR United States
Updated on 2016-06-01
Review of stay from 2016-05-24 to 2016-05-27
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We wanted a real Savannah experience with our stay and the Wilkes House was perfect in every way. Location was great, area was gorgeous, and unit was very spacious, very clean, the half bath was great and came with the perk of eating downstairs at Mrs. Wilkes. Parking on-street was no problem (get a pass from visitors bureau). Management was handled very professionally - I could not recommend this more highly, we stayed 3 days and loved every minute of it.

Wilkes House Review - June 17-19, 2016

Reviewed on 2016-07-19 by Bob J. of , Unknown
Updated on 2016-07-19
Review of stay from 2016-06-17 to 2016-06-19
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We arrived at the Wilkes House in the pouring rain on Friday evening, found a parking spot right out front and were impressed from the moment we arrived. We walked inside to an incredibly warm, charming and gorgeously decorated apartment and knew instantly we would be back. The photos we viewed online beforehand were spot on. The apartment was clean and well-maintained and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to spend our weekend getaway. We look forward to a return visit during the week so we can experience dining at the restaurant, which is closed on the weekends. We walked a few blocks down to Clary’s Café on Abercorn and enjoyed delicious breakfasts, including their yummy sticky buns. We had a wonderful shrimp and grits dinner at Huey’s On The River and also found a tasty chicken summer risotto at The Public on West Liberty. We are looking forward to our next visit and will definitely be staying at the Wilkes House again.

Our stay at the Wilkes House

Reviewed on 2016-11-09 by Unknown of ,
Updated on 2016-11-17
Review of stay from 2016-11-04 to 2016-11-07
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We had a great time. We really enjoyed the location and being able to walk to everything. It was a little complicated always trying to find a place to park the car, but we did always manage to find a space. We were very glad we had 2 bathrooms and that the apartment was so specious.
Manager response on 2016-11-17 - Response from Lucky Savannah
Hi Suzanne! Thank you so much again for choosing to stay with us. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed Wilkes House and look forward to hosting you again soon!

Sleeping in Savannah

Reviewed on 2016-10-09 by Susan W. of Vermilion, OH United States
Updated on 2016-11-02
Review of stay from 2016-10-03 to 2016-10-07
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Our first visit to Savannah and there had to be a hurricane!! We enjoyed every minute of our stay in the Wilkes apartment. We had everything we needed to be comfortable. The location is perfect! The staff quickly took care of any questions and concerns. We had to leave a day early due to evacuation of Matthew. Our flight home was cancelled, airport closed for 2 days...we had to drive 11 hours to get home. Alamo wanted to gouge us 3X our rental rate to drop the car off at a different airport. We were amazed when we received an email one night was refunded! Great customer service and I would highly recommend staying at this location! Thank you!
Manager response on 2016-11-02 - Response from Lucky Savannah
Hi Susan! Thank you so much again for choosing to stay with us. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed Wilkes House and our beautiful city. We pride ourselves on being more than a vacation rental company and are pleased to hear that our staff was helpful during your stay. Please know that you're privy to our Friends and Family discount next time you stay with us. Looking forward to hosting you again soon!

Repeat visitors

Reviewed on 2015-06-08 by Martha S. of Savannah, GA United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2015-05-18 to 2015-05-23
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Wonderful!

Wonderful Accomodations

Reviewed on 2015-05-05 by Linda R. of , United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2015-04-30 to 2015-05-03
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Staying in this gracious home in a great location was a perfect option for my daughter and I to celebrate a special birthday. The rooms were huge and we loved coming "home" to relax. The neighborhood is charming and close to nice shops, cute restaurants and easily walkable to squares and downtown. Lunch at mrs Wilkes is really an experience and we loved the VIP option! Parking was a challenge on the weekends only because of street cleaning and despite buying a pass, we still got a ticket :(. Our fault. Overall a great place to stay in a wonderful city

Mother - Daughter getaway

Reviewed on 2015-06-15 by Terri G. of , United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2015-05-27 to 2015-05-30
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Our stay was great. We felt like celebrities staying in Mrs. Wilkes House. It was comfort and convenient to everything

Fabulous Home!

Reviewed on 2015-06-29 by Christy H. of Foresthill, CA United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2015-06-22 to 2015-06-26
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I came to spoil my niece for her high school graduation and 18th birthday. We wanted something special and Wilkes House delivered. It was a welcoming home to return to after touring all day and the decor and furnishings added to it. We would definitely stay again. The only wish was for a cookie sheet or Pyrex dish for baking. Everything else that we could want was there! The VIP treatment at Wilkes restaurant is enviable. We knew we'd get to sneak down the back, but didn't know that we would get 2 meals for free! Anna was very kind answering all our questions! One tip that would be nice to include in the pre-info would be the parking pass. I would have gotten it before heading over. Thanks! Until next time...

Near Perfect!

Reviewed on 2015-07-19 by Dorothy D. of Muncie, IN United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2015-07-08 to 2015-07-11
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SCAD is in our daughter's future and so we "had to" come to Savannah again! We love it more every time & this rental made it easy to fall deeper in love! Immaculate. Perfect size for a couple plus a teen. Location was excellent to most. Drawback was parking but our short trip mitigated issues. Mrs. Wilkes VIP treatment for lunch made this rental an over the top delightful experience. Joy was kind and attentive during our brief stay and I'm going we can stay here again in September when we bring our daughter back to school. Drawbacks? Minimal, but we should have shopped for a few grocery staples on our way in, and perhaps the bed could use a new mattress but it wasn't terrible. An egg-crate foam pad for the pull out couch would be a plus.

Excellent Stay in Savannah, GA

Reviewed on 2015-06-24 by John D. of Tallassee, AL United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2015-06-18 to 2015-06-21
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We were so happy that we picked the Wilkes House to stay at during our weekend in Savannah. The property was beautiful and very convenient to the historic district area. The Wilkes Restaurant was amazing too and it was awesome that we didn't have to wait or pay since we were staying in the Wilkes House. Would definitely stay here again if we were to go back to Savannah.

First time to Savannah

Reviewed on 2015-08-16 by Linda B. of Laguna Beach, CA United States
Updated on 2015-08-16
Review of stay from 2015-07-11 to 2015-07-18
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Excellent customer service. Very nice location. Beautiful unit

Home away from home

Reviewed on 2015-08-01 by Amy C. of Suffolk, VA United States
Updated on 2015-08-01
Review of stay from 2015-07-27 to 2015-07-30
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My family was entirely comfortable during our stay in your beautiful city. It was a great location from which to see Savannah. We will surely return to Mrs. Wilkes apartment.

Honeymooning in Savannah

Reviewed on 2015-11-02 by Leann Y. of Monroe, NC United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2015-10-26 to 2015-10-30
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This was, by far, one of the best vacations we've ever taken! It was most gorgeous place to stay as well as very accessible to everything we wanted to see and do. We parked the car and didn't use it again for 5 days! Superb!!!
Manager response on 2015-11-02 - Response from Lucky Savannah
Thank you for choosing to stay with Lucky Savannah! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We are so glad you were able to park, and walk everywhere! We hope you stay with us again!

Lovely but NO Privacy

Reviewed on 2015-08-16 by Catherine N. of Sharpsburg, GA United States
Updated on 2015-08-16
Review of stay from 2015-07-22 to 2015-07-25
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The apartment is lovely and large but with Mrs. Wilkes downstairs it was quite loud from 8:00 a.m. until after 4:00 p.m. You will have loud crowds lining-up right under the bedroom window and up and down the porch steps from around 9:00 a.m. until late afternoon. We often had people sitting on the porch steps and bench, and everyday people were blocking the sidewalks. The rental rate reflects this, as they could easily charge double without the restaurant in the basement. Great location on beautiful Jones street, and quiet in the evening. It looks exactly like the pictures.

Sublime Honeymoon

Reviewed on 2016-05-09 by Unknown of Warrenpoint, DOW United Kingdom
Updated on 2016-05-13
Review of stay from 2016-05-01 to 2016-05-07
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Property is fantastic. Instructions for accessing the property and enjoying it clearly laid out. Timely reminders received at each stage of the vacation.
Manager response on 2016-05-13 - Response from Lucky Savannah
Thank you for choosing to stay with Lucky Savannah! We are thrilled to hear you all had a great stay, and found the property to be fantastic. We do hope to have you all as our guests again at the Wilkes House!

Lovely

Reviewed on 2015-10-03 by Ron M. of Louisville, KY United States
Updated on 2015-10-03
Review of stay from 2015-09-28 to 2015-10-01
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Great place to experience historic Savannah. Loved seeing what these beautiful townhomes looked like on the inside. The Wilkes House restaurant was a great perk especially not having to stand in the long waiting line! Delicious! Very clean. Only negative would be the complicated sticky door locks and front entrance musty smell, but lovely otherwise!

Perfect location

Reviewed on 2016-01-22 by Patrick M. of Medfield, MA United States
Updated on 2016-02-14
Review of stay from 2015-12-26 to 2016-01-01
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Great location. Very walkable. The meter parking out front was easy, we just bought a couple of two day passes from the visitors center. The apartment itself was nice. The kitchen could use an update and better stocking, but unless you have kids with you like we did, you're probably not planning on eating in much. The people at the restaurant were very nice and we enjoyed cutting through the kitchen to eat. Don't miss it. There will be crowds out front and workers out back, but that added to the Savannah experience for us.
Manager response on 2016-01-26 - Response from Lucky Savannah
Thank you for choosing to stay with Lucky Savannah! We are glad you found the location of the home to be great. Wilkes House is in a fantastic location, making walking a breeze! We are thrilled to hear you all had a great Savannah experience.

Classic charm in the center of Savannah!

Reviewed on 2016-04-13 by Unknown of Bedford, TX United States
Updated on 2016-04-19
Review of stay from 2016-04-08 to 2016-04-11
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We were originally assigned to the wrong home, but once that was corrected, our experience was nice. It is really unique to live in a historic home and you can't beat the proximity to dining and shopping. We walked everywhere! The support team was very accommodating and we enjoyed celebrating mom's birthday in Savannah.
Manager response on 2016-04-19 - Response from Lucky Savannah
Thank you for choosing to stay with Lucky Savannah! We apologize for the mix up, but we are glad we were able to get you all situated. The Wilkes House has tons of southern charm and character to offer. We are glad you all had a great time! Please don't forget about our "Returning Guest" discount, when booking with us again.

A Wonderful Stay

Reviewed on 2016-03-26 by Helen O. of Jupiter, FL United States
Updated on 2016-03-26
Review of stay from 2016-03-20 to 2016-03-24
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Great apartment and as advertised. Staff was very helpful and friendly--We especially appreciated all the pre-stay suggestions on what to do,favorite restaurants, etc. lovely new or hood, and close to everything.

Staff was very responsive when we discovered the first morning that there was no hot water--fixed promptly.

Definitely have lunch downstairs--lots of fun!

Fall visit to Mrs Wilkes apartment and restaurant

Reviewed on 2014-11-21 by Robert C. of , United States
Updated on 2014-11-21
Review of stay from 2014-11-14 to 2014-11-19
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We had a 5 day stay and enjoyed every moment. The apartment was large, clean, beautifully furnished and complete with every item we could have needed. We knew in advance that the restaurant was just downstairs so the voices and kitchen noise were not a surprise and actually part of the experience. No noise what so ever the entire weekend. Savannah is so walkable that Jones Street provides easy access to the north and east to the historic district which is more tourist focused as well as to the south with a more residential feeling. Everyone we met on the property was very helpful and friendly. Seriously, not having to wait in line for lunch on Monday was wonderful, as was lunch.

Best Home Away From Home Ever

Reviewed on 2015-03-02 by Susan S. of , United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2015-02-01 to 2015-02-28
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This is the second lengthy stay we have enjoyed at the Wilkes House apartment. We love it and can't wait to return.

The Wilkes House

Reviewed on 2014-12-11 by Larry F. of Largo, FL United States
Updated on 2014-12-11
Review of stay from 2014-12-05 to 2014-12-08
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Everything was very nice. First time to Savannah & what a great choice to stay at The Wilkes House. The staff was helpful & considerate.

A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Reviewed on 2015-05-01 by DENNIS M. of , United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2015-04-21 to 2015-04-29
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The best part about this property is it's style and location. Staying in a property that is well over 100 years old is a treat. The architecture in the home is beautiful and was what we most enjoyed inside. Of course with age comes some small things that might not be appreciated by everyone. The sofa is a little lumpy and the bed squeaks a little. We found these small imperfections to actually add to the charm and experience. The lock on the back door should be replaced as the handle falls off when ever the door is closed. Still we would not hesitate to stay there again. The street is beautiful and one can walk to any where in the Historic District. We walked every where for 4 days then got a car for 4 days to check out areas away from the Historic District. The people that worked at Mrs. Wilkes were very friendly and helpful. The food was great and much better than "The lady and Son's" which was a tourist trap with over salted food and not much selection. We also appreciated the washing machine, dishwasher, and refrigerator. We only cooked oatmeal for breakfast and used the microwave a couple of times but it was handy. The Kroger is a 15 minute walk and a discount card was provided in the kitchen. We are in our mid sixties and found this property very enjoyable and much better than staying in a hotel. The bedroom alone is bigger any hotel room and the bath and a half was convenient. we will recommend this property to our friends that are considering a trip to Savannah.

Wilkes House Savannah

Reviewed on 2015-01-12 by Unknown of , United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2014-12-29 to 2015-01-03
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Hands down a terrific property for an imersive visit in Savannah's historic disrtoric district. Management excellent. Free lunch at Mrs. Wilkes without the 3 hr wait priceless. 5 stars on all ratings.

Spring Break Get Away

Reviewed on 2015-04-05 by Dawn F. of Farmington, MO United States
Updated on 2015-04-05
Review of stay from 2015-03-29 to 2015-04-03
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We visited Savannah for the first time. All our family members enjoyed it and fell in love with the city and the location.

Mrs. Wilkes House

Reviewed on 2015-04-08 by Joseph C. of Kings Park, NY United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2015-03-18 to 2015-03-21
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Beyond our expectations, comfortable, unique and reasonably priced.

Mrs. Wilkes Condo

Reviewed on 2015-03-25 by Unknown of Powell, OH United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2015-03-13 to 2015-03-18
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Stayed for five nights over St Patrick's Day weekend. You need to be prepared for urban street noise at times and kitchen noise in the living room during the week. We truly enjoyed this experience, the kitchen staff is very friendly, and our lunch at Mrs. Wilkes was fun! Gorgeous large rooms, very comfortable, bathroom tub plumbing needs tweeking but functional.

Wonderful stay at the Wilkes House

Reviewed on 2015-04-25 by John O. of Jacksonville, FL United States
Updated on 2016-04-01
Review of stay from 2015-04-07 to 2015-04-09
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The Wilkes House is exceptional. It is olde South. It is in an excellent location in the Historic District. It is within walking distance of almost everything you'll want to see or do in Savannah. The best thing is that you don't have to stand in line to eat at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House!!!