Posted Dec 24, 2016
Savannah is an exquisitely beautiful city. Personally, I prefer the architecture to its sister city, Charleston. The density of interesting architectural stock is high, and the town's layout and tree lined streets only adds to its charm. The experience was also one of visiting a great aunt who was trying to hold onto the family's social position even though their finances had long ago run dry. This characterized the stay at The Marshall House.
The mattress was beyond the point of needing to be replaced, the bathroom sink had a large crack, etc. It was even difficult to find an outlet to recharge the cell phone. Each outlet was either inaccessible, or already loaded to a degree that the multiple extensions felt like the place could be a fire hazard.
The staff was attentive, but not in the satisfying way. They incessantly asked about the experience, but the tone of voice indicated that they sought praise. This was particularly true at the morning breakfast where the table clothes were vinyl, the same could also describe the food, and the artwork was on loan and reminiscent of a school's students display. The experience was that of being representational, or borrowed, rather than being authentic. I found that sad in a town that's valued for its own rich history.