Southern hospitality sugarcoats the walls at this converted-home B&B.. The Scene Fans of John Berendt's "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" fondly refer to Hamilton-Turner as "Mandy's house." Located in Savannah's historic district, the Second Empire-style mansion shares Lafayette Square with the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Flannery O'Connor House and Andrew Low House. Like many of Savannah's old homes, this one doesn't escape rumors of haunts: Samuel P. Hamilton, who built the mansion in 1873, is said to roam the second floor.
The Details Hamilton-Turner gives you the full B&B experience, with a Southern breakfast in the morning, afternoon hors d'oeuvres with wine, and a bedtime sweet served with port or milk. The 18 rooms and suites, each named after famous Savannah citizens, are furnished with 19th century antiques and feature 15-foot ceilings and 14-foot windows. The bathrooms include Victorian claw-foot tubs or whirlpools. Ask about rooms with fireplaces or balconies overlooking the square.