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Gamer's Retreat at The Guild Hall in Historic Downtown Savannah

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment on the campus of The Guild Hall

Not familiar with Game of Thrones? No problem: In the tv show, The Tower of the Hand (SVR-00345) has these very cool apartments that all the best characters get to stay in - Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Charles Dance. We know...these are actors, not characters, but just trust us on this. You *want* to be cool like these guys!

What do we mean by high ceilings? How does 18 feet grab ya? And oh god, the crown molding. It's just so ... I don't know .. Historic! Oh, and hardwood floors *all day*, y'all. Again, very much an Historic Savannah thing. (See how we used 'an' before the word 'historic'? That's how you know we're educated, or maybe from ye olden times. Hard to tell which.)

Did we mention the spaciousness? We are talking about maximally commodious, especially for something in Historic Downtown. The eat-in kitchen is large, with seating for up to 7. Each of the three bedrooms has its own theme - Superheroes, Star Wars, and Video Games - complete with thematically appropriate decor to enhance your vacation experience. The Superheroes bedroom has one queen bed and one full bed, the Star Wars bedroom has one queen-sized bed, and the Video Games bedroom has one full and one twin. So, the apartment can sleep as many as ten people, if you really like each other and include the couch and love seat in the living room.

The bathroom has both a walk-in shower and a claw-foot tub. Just like Game of Thrones, y'all! Or Lord of the Rings. Or Harry Potter. Really, any medieval or old-fashioned work of fiction will do. The living room has plenty of seating and a flat-screen television with Roku (so, you get access to your Hulu, Netflix, etc.). There is a dishwasher in the kitchen and a washer & dryer in the hallway closet. So, basically, we've got you covered from an amenities standpoint.

The apartment door has a wifi-enabled combination lock, and we send you the combination the day before you check in. So, you can show up any time you like without the need to get keys from us (or hoping we send them to you in the mail in sufficient time) and you can check out without having to drop them off. Plus, everyone in your party can have the 'key' as long as you decide to share the combination with them. Ain't technology grand?!?

The apartment has an outdoor deck that is covered in Confederate Jasmine and looks out over a bucolic garden with a brick path running through it. It's essentially a hidden garden in the middle of Historic Downtown Savannah. If you check out an online map service that rhymes with bugle you can see the lush foliage and trees behind the building right next to the gravel parking area.

And we haven't even gotten to the coolest part about The Tower of the Hand. It's located at The Guild Hall! What is The Guild Hall, you ask? It's a place where creative people - coders, makers, designers, gamers, performers, and storytellers - can get together, have fun, learn new skills, or just relax. Sort of like a clubhouse for creative people. Check out our website at http://theguildhall.com. We like to think of it as Nerdvana, but not everyone is into the whole 'nerd' label. And, hey, that's cool.

No, but seriously, there is no place like this anywhere else. The Arena is where people can play video and computer games, board games, table-top RPGs, and CCGs like Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, and My Little Pony. Just a few feet away from Stark Tower is our own gamer pub, The Chromatic Dragon, where you can eat delicious food, quaff frosty beverages, and play boardgames or video games in a relaxed nerd-pub environment.

When you stay as a guest in the Tower of the Hand, you get free memberships for up to six people for the duration of your visit. Each free membership comes with access to all four buildings and hours of free gaming time. And, if needed, you can purchase additional memberships for the rest of your party at a discounted price. Because we love you.

We are happy to leave you alone to enjoy your stay, but your stay with us also makes you a temporary member of The Guild Hall. So, if you are 18 or older and want to play games or just hang out, we are always around from noon every day until 11 pm Sunday - Wednesday and into the wee hours (at least 2 am) Thursday - Saturday.

Historic Downtown is freakin' awesome!

Obviously, you don't have to enjoy The Guild Hall to stay at The Tower of the Hand. The apartment is pretty freakin' great all on its own, within walking distance to Forsyth Park and all of Historic Downtown. There are too many museums, historic buildings, art galleries, antique shops, and other interesting places to mention. Savannah is chock full of that stuff!

And The Tower of the Hand is just a few blocks from Old Town Trolley Tours, so you can do all the sightseeing you like!

The Tower of the Hand is located within walking distance of several great restaurants, including Crystal Beer Parlor (a Savannah Institution for 100 years), The Distillery (a delightful emporium of craft beers and great food), Rancho Alegre (the best Cuban restaurant in Savannah), Savannah Coffee Roasters (coffee so good you'll swoon and dishes like quiche, pot pie, and sandwiches of the gods) and best of all The Chromatic Dragon, The Guild Hall's very own gamer pub! And that's just a few items within a four block radius. This is Historic Downtown Savannah, so you have extended walkable access to scores of restaurants.

***Cancellation Policy***

Full refund (minus fees) for cancellations one month or more before your stay. If your cancellation is from one week - one month before your stay, we will offer credit for a rebooking. Cancellations for one week or less before your stay will be taken on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that weekend rentals require a minimum two-night stay.

Not sure what to do while you're in town? This site has a slideshow of 100 Things to Do in Savannah that will give you a great start! http://savannahnow.com/sav100

More Details

Owner
Anna Ivey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Anna Ivey

We are The Guild Hall, a place where creative people - coders, makers, designers, gamers, performers, and storytellers - can get together, have fun, learn new skills or just relax. Sort of like a clubhouse for creative people.

Why Anna Ivey chose Savannah

The Tower of the Hand gives you the best of Historic Downtown Savannah *and* access to The Guild Hall. There is no place like this anywhere else.

What makes this apartment unique

When you stay as a guest in the Tower of the Hand, you get free memberships for up to six people for the duration of your visit. Each free membership comes with access to gaming in the Arena and hours of free gaming time. And, if needed, you can purchase additional memberships for the rest of your party at a discounted price. Because we love you.

Amenities

Old West Broad Neighborhood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Star Wars Bedroom - 1 queen
    Gamers Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Superhero Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

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Gamer's Retreat at The Guild Hall in Historic Downtown Savannah
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5

Bachelorette weekend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The apartment was nice and spacious only wish there was another bathroom. Nice place and worth the money! We even enjoyed the courtyard.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded expectations!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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4

Pretty economical option

  • 4 of 5

The place had lots of sleeping options and was affordable for being in Savannah. Having only one bathroom was tough with 8 people. It was also pretty loud at night due to being close to a busy street, and required an Uber to get downtown, but overall a really good experience. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a Savannah getaway. Close and convenient to most of the main attractions, very clean and organized.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Very big!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the gamer retreat for our bachelorette party of 9. It was a lot larger in person than we expected from the pictures. Plenty of room for us all to have our own space. We were very thankful for all the mirrors on the back of the doors so we could all get ready at the same time. We were worried about the location not being close enough to all the popular restaurants and bars but it was perfect and a nice walk to get to see everything. Would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Savannah!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great Spot!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this place for a Bachelorette party of 9, and it was perfect. Just enough space for everyone to hang out, everyone had a comfortable place to stay, and it was a short Uber ride to downtown.

Highly recommend this location for larger parties looking for a place to stay in the Savannah area.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Savannah International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
The Chromatic Dragon
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
I-16
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Bub-Ba-Q
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located on the campus of The Guild Hall, Savannah's exclusive destination for gamers, makers, designers, coders, performers and storytellers. So many activities to choose from: (1) Play board games, video games or table-top RPGs at The Arena; (2) Design and create anything you can imagine in our workshop at The Forge with our 3D printer, lathe, router and more; (3) Attend a music or comedy show in the theater at The Forge; (4) Sign up for a class or workshop to learn a new skill or try a new hobby; (5) Use our PC and Mac lab to play games, get work done, or just surf the Internet; (6) Get some delicious food and drinks at The Chromatic Dragon, our gamer pub; and so many more activities!

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Rates & Availability

Old West Broad Neighborhood Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring-Summer
Mar 20 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$399
$2,400
$10,000
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$399
$2,400
$10,000
 
 
Rock and Roll Marathon
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 6 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$399
$2,400
$10,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$399
$2,100
$9,000
 
 
St. Patrick's Day
Mar 15 2018 - Mar 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$699
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$399
$2,400
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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