The oldest city in Georgia, Savannah is known for its history, antebellum architecture and numerous public parks, many of which have ancient oak trees covered in Spanish moss. It’s a port city, and is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. Each year on St. Patrick’s Day, the river is dyed green and thousands of revelers pour into town to celebrate.
For a true taste of Southern charm, check into one of these luxury hotels, then explore the pedestrian-friendly town on foot. The following lodging options were selected according to location, guest reviews and amenities. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the Southern hospitality the region is known for.
From $203/ night
This lovely bed and breakfast oozes with Southern charm, and is beautifully maintained inside and out. Foodies will love the constant supply of fare: A traditional Southern breakfast is served each morning; snacks are provided throughout the day, and wine and hors d’oeuvres are served in the evening. Rooms are elegantly appointed with plenty of natural light, and some have spa tubs, balconies, or fireplaces. Outside, there’s a pool within a lush garden where guests can lounge or sunbathe. The property is a five-minute walk from Forsyth Gardens, and many shops and restaurants are located nearby.
From $179/ night
What was once a cotton warehouse in the 1800s is now an elegant hotel with a sleek rooftop lounge in historic Savannah City Centre. Rooms at the Cotton Sail feature 200-year-old pine hardwood floors, flat screen televisions, floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, and fine toiletries. Some rooms have a balcony with a river or city view. Amenities include business and fitness centers, an ATM, and an on-site convenience store. The Savannah River and the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza are a 2-minute walk away, and the river views and people-watching here can’t be beat. Overall the hotel does a beautiful job of blending classic style with contemporary decor and modern amenities.
From $179/ night
In typical Andaz style, the Savannah outpost is a luxurious respite. Blending Southern charm with contemporary decor, cuisine and service, this hotel has a host of amenities including an outdoor pool with lounge areas and cabanas. Located in the heart of the Savannah Riverwalk District, it’s a three-minute walk to boutiques and restaurants along the Savannah River. Guest rooms feature 42-inch flat-screen televisions, minibars, and work desks. Some rooms have a balcony with a city view, and suites have colorful seating with an overstuffed sofa. The on-site farm-to-table restaurant, 22 Square, focuses on local Southern flavours and seasonal ingredients and serves delicious handcrafted cocktails. Ellis Square, City Market and Broughton Street are just steps away from the property.
From $179/ night
Known for its laid-back, yet attentive style and service, richly textured guest rooms and shared spaces, and outstanding on-site restaurants, the Kimpton brand nails it again with their Savannah location. Situated in Savannah Historic District, the hotel features a lush courtyard, outdoor pool, fitness center, and bike rentals. The hotel is adjacent to Washington Square, one mile from Forsyth Park, and Savannah Hilton Head International Airport is a 20-minute drive away. All rooms have plush robes, contemporary decor, and 40-inch flat screen televisions, and some have balconies. The hotel restaurant, Pacci, serves upscale Italian fare.
From $189/ night
This castle-style hotel is located right on Forsyth Park and features opulent furnishings, art, a grand piano in the lobby, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Guests can lounge around and sip cocktails by the heated outdoor pool, or enjoy a meal at 700 Drayton, the on-site restaurant specializing in fine wines and regional cuisine. There’s also a spa, Poseidon, offering luxurious body treatments and massages. Rooms feature oversized beds with luxurious bedding, large windows, marble bathrooms, and designer furnishings. If you appreciate the finer things, you will love the Mansion on Forsyth Park.