The Eliza Thompson House Savannah Historic Inn


Built in 1847, The Eliza Thompson House offers visitors a private, peaceful retreat just a short walk from Savannah's historic attractions. The Eliza Thompson House consists of 12 rooms in the "main house" and 13 rooms in a "carriage house", which overlooks the courtyard. One of the most enchanting Savannah boutique hotels, the inn includes a brick-paved garden courtyard and beautiful moss-draped trees. It is located on beautiful Jones Street, just a block away from Mrs. Wilkes famous restaurant and a short walk to Forsyth Park.       

Eliza Thompson House

5 West Jones St. Savannah, Georgia 31401

(912) 236-3620

Innkeeper: Del Mundle

Complimentary Amenities

  • WiFi throughout the hotel
  • Deluxe Continental Breakfast served in our garden courtyard
  • Wine and Hors d'oeuvres reception each evening
  • Homemade desserts and coffee after dinner
  • Complimentary access to a computer and printer in our parlor
  • Newspapers available each day in our Garden Courtyard

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Our History 

In 1847, the house was home to Eliza and Joseph Thompson (pictured here) and their seven children. It was one of the finest homes in Savannah, and the location of many grand parties and celebrations. 

Eliza was widowed only eight years after her husband built the beautiful house. She continued to manage her husband's holdings, while maintaining her Jones Street mansion and a full schedule of entertaining in the courtyard. 

Joseph, whose portrait hangs in the R. Bruce room, served on several bank boards and made a living buying and selling cotton. He also financed the building of special homes to sell to others. After Joseph's death in 1855, Eliza was left to raise their five daughters and two sons.


The house remained in the Thompson family after Eliza’s death on February 9, 1875. Two of her daughters remained in the house until the early 1920s when it was sold to a doctor.

In the 1950s the house was sold to a dentist and remained his office and living quarters until 1977 when the property was sold again and converted it into an inn.


Contact Info

The Eliza Thompson House
5 West Jones Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401

Innkeeper: Del Mundle

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