Samuel Palmer

The Samuel Butler Palmer room was named for the original owner of the East Wing, This exquisite room features a King size four-poster bed, decorative fireplace, and two tall “waltz out” windows to your own private second floor veranda facing prestigious Gaston Street. Luxuriate in the two-person slipper tub (perhaps with a bit of bubbly) while lavishing yourself with our custom-blended soap and Lavender-Chamomile Body Scrub. There is even a separate walk-in shower!



Samuel B. Palmer (1828 – 1913) was born in Darien, Georgia, and came to Savannah as a young man. Here he opened a hardware business with his dad. The business was first known as Palmer and Sons, later renamed Palmer Bros, and finally incorporated as Palmer Hardware Co. Mr. Palmer had a somewhat tragic life. His first wife died shortly after childbirth and their daughter, Mary, died at 19 after her dress caught fire from an ember as she stood too close to the fireplace. Mr. Palmer had served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War with the Chatham Artillery. Upon his discharge, he married his commander’s sister, and was soon blessed with a son, John Wheaton Palmer. Unfortunately, seven years later the young child would die from unknown causes. Mr. Palmer sold his business in 1907 but remained involved in the community. He died on December 20, 1913, and is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery.

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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