The Savannah Inn, built in 1914 with complete restoration in 2004, offers contemporary coastal accommodations for visitors who want to explore downtown Lewes and experience the magic of the Delaware beaches and parks.
Situated in the heart of the Historic District, the inn is conveniently located on Savannah Road as you enter downtown Lewes. Once you arrive, just park your car—everything is within walking distance. There is free on-site parking as well as street parking and a bike rack for cyclists.
Lewes was the site of the first European settlement in Delaware, a Dutch whaling and trading post named Zwaanendaeland (Swan Valley) founded on June 3, 1631. Come and explore the many historic landmarks and the renowned Zwaanendaeland Museum. Exhibits reflect the history, especially the maritime history of southeastern Sussex County, Delaware, and the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse. Lewes is pedestrian and bike friendly for touring the coastal architectural designs of circa the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Savannah Inn is within walking distance of over 60 restaurants and shops. Downtown Lewes is home to many gift shops and specialty stores offering a broad array of nautical gifts, American crafts, and fine imported items. In addition, Lewes restaurants are in a class all their own! Whether you crave Italian fare or enjoy feasting on the freshest bounty of the Atlantic Ocean, a wide selection of dining opportunities awaits you. You can enjoy everything from country English dishes to elegantly prepared nouvelle cuisine, from homemade crab cakes to fresh pastries.
Discover the Savannah Inn, A Coastal Classic
Whether you enjoy our Delaware beaches or fishing charters, Lewes’s coastal shores have everything you need to fill your visit with fun and memories. With over 12 miles of pristine beaches, you won’t be without a place from the sun, swimming, or fishing. For history buffs, the Lewes Historical Society, the Zwaanendael Museum, and the WWII museum at Ft. Miles in Cape Henlopen State Park offer a variety of exhibits and tours year-round. Take an adventure on the Cape May‑Lewes Ferry or tour the Nassau Valley Vineyard and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.