Johnny Mercer

The Johnny Mercer room, located in the West Wing of the Inn has two entrances – an interior entrance at the top of the grand staircase and a second entrance through either of two 12-foot “waltz-out” windows to the courtyard’s shared veranda. The Mercer Room features a King-sized bed facing the covered veranda. The bathroom’s two-person walk-in shower includes our custom-blended soap and Lavender-Chamomile Body Scrub. Summer brings the incredible beauty and scent of wisteria, which forms a canopy over the mirror staircases down to the courtyard.



Johnny Mercer is a Savannahian, born and bred. He is most widely known for the smooth jazz love song “Moon River.” He was also a record label executive who co-founded Capitol Records. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time. He wrote more than 1500 songs, composing for movies and Broadway shows. Johnny received more than 19 Academy Award nominations and won four Oscars for Best Original Song. A statue to Johnny stands today on Ellis Square, a bench in his honor is in Johnson Square, and his childhood home is just down the street at the corner of Lincoln and E. Gwinnet.

About This Room

  • Bottled water
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Custom Blended Body Scrub & Lotion
  • Evening dessert
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryer
  • High ceilings
  • Individual temperature controls for heating and air conditioning
  • Iron and board
  • Luxury Linens
  • Meal included - breakfast
  • Seasonal gas fireplace
  • Signature Shampoo & Conditioner

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