Olde Harbour Inn
508 East Factors Walk, Savannah, Georgia 31401
Experience the unique culmination of southern culture on Savannah's famous River Street when you stay at the Olde Harbour Inn. A spacious and elegant property, the inn offers gorgeous newly renovated suites on the Savannah River.
- Baggage Assistance
- Complimentary Wine and Cheese Reception every Evening
- Turn down Service Nightly with Ice-Cream Treats (if you're not there, we'll leave it in your freezer!
- Welcome Gifts for our Canine guests!)
The History of Olde Harbour Inn
Olde Harbour Inn's history goes back to 1812—making it one of the oldest inns in Savannah's historic district. The history of this coastal gem dates back to when the original stone foundation of the building was laid, as wharf warehouses and storage buildings. in December 1889, new construction began at the site, with Tide Water Oil Company leasing two floors of the building. A terrible fire destroyed the building in 1892, and the building was re-constructed with brick. It was noted as a great step forward in construction standards.
Shortly after the rebuild, Tidewater Oil Company became Standard Oil Company, a part of Rockefellers' Standard Oil Trust. The company occupied the building until 1907, primarily selling a product called "Guardian Oil," a then high-tech perfection of kerosene oil. The oil was stored in barrels throughout the building. Today, the wooden beams inside the Inn are re-painted frequently to cover oil stains that saturated the beams more than a century ago.
When Standard Oil left the building in 1907, it sat vacant more than 20 years. In 1930, Alexander Brothers Company, a blue jeans and overall factory, moved in and conducted business from the building until 1980. In 1985, the building underwent a complete renovation. It was re-opened as the Olde Harbour Inn in 1987.