The Best Hotels in Savannah, Georgia
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Nicknamed the Hostess City, Savannah, Georgia, is home to hotel owners who know a thing or two about Southern charm. And this warm welcome is complemented by picture-worthy antebellum buildings, moss-draped oak trees and a selection of pretty squares (including Chippewa Square, where the Forrest Gump bench scene was filmed). But behind the charm lies a spooky secret – this is supposedly the most haunted city in the US. The hotel scene here reflects the best of both worlds – picturesque and paranormal – so why not book your next stay right here with Culture Trip.
4.4/5 (930 Reviews)
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The Andaz Savannah is located in the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia. Surrounded by many attractions such as Telfair Academy of Art, City Market and the Savannah Theatre, the Andaz Savannah is a great place to stay while exploring the city. The hotel has free wifi and up-to-date technology, as well as complimentary snacks and drinks. Not only do they offer rooms with beautiful bath tubs, but they also offer spa services to your room. This fantastic hotel has a 24-hour gym, a restaurant and a pool. Some of the rooms also have a balcony and a safe for laptops.
Amethyst Garden Inn
Inn, Bed and Breakfast
4.4/5 (99 Reviews)
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Family home, boarding house, B&B: Amethyst Garden has shown a chameleon-like ability for change since it was built for $10,000 in 1888. In 2015, current owner John Ranivand snapped it up before modernizing it – sprinkling it with period paintings and antique furnishings. You’ll stay in one of 11 stately suites, in which chandeliers illuminate original mosaic fireplaces and princess-worthy beds.
Azalea Inn and Villas
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Even in a city known for warm welcomes, Azalea Inn stands out for its brand of Southern hospitality. Perhaps it’s the charming breakfast (fresh fruits and bread taken in the dining room) or maybe it’s the evening socials (gourmet bites, fine wines and a natter with fellow guests.) Whatever it is, you’ll feel at home in the individually styled rooms – with names such as Sweet Olive and Magnolia Place – which come with luxury linens, period furniture and snug bathrobes to create the type of place traditionalists would adore.
Kimpton Brice Hotel
4.1/5 (874 Reviews)
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In historic Savannah, The Brice is a pocket of modernity; all clean lines, statement flourishes and designer furniture. There’s an outdoor pool with Bali beds, a shrubbery-lined secret garden and a modern Italian restaurant and bar where you can dine on cicchetti, Italy’s answer to tapas. There’s also a mini gym, but you’re much better off taking one of the free-to-hire bikes to whizz around town visiting the Savannah landmarks.
Perry Lane Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel
4.7/5 (411 Reviews)
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Sitting somewhere between boutique hotel and museum of modern art, Perry Lane is a super stylish place to stay, where you’ll feel welcome from the get-go. A catalogue of (often extraordinary) pieces from local artists are scattered throughout; you’ll even find original artwork in your room. That dedication to the aesthetic flows through to the chessboard rooftop pool area, which has a swanky bar and city panoramas. You can also book exclusive experiences, including private architectural tours around the city and tours of the Byrd Cookie Company, which churns out 3 million cookies a day.
4.7/5 (120 Reviews)
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Victorian elegance is the running theme at the Printmaker’s Inn, an Italianate mansion built in 1884. It was named for the first owning family, who were the leading printers in Savannah, but the most famous former owner is singer Nat King Cole. It now has four grand suites with original furnishings and regal four-poster beds. You can walk to Forsyth Park in two minutes, or stay where you are and sip coffee in the charming backyard.
Eliza Thompson House, Historic Inns of Savannah Collection
4.7/5 (983 Reviews)
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A creak here, a groan there; not out of the ordinary for a building built in 1847. But when you hear that a ghostly Confederate soldier was spotted in an upstairs window and a small girl seen wandering the hallways, well, your mind may begin to wander. If you’ve got the nerve to stick around, this historic inn has 12 rooms in the Main House and 13 more in the Carriage House – the latter of which overlooks a paved garden courtyard with moss-covered trees. Your stay comes with a complimentary breakfast (southern grits, bacon, eggs and locally roasted coffee), plus there’s an evening reception with hors d’oeuvres and wine.
The Drayton Hotel
4.7/5 (74 Reviews)
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The best sunsets in Savannah might well be found at the top of The Drayton, where the end of the day calls for rooftop cocktails with views over the Savannah River and gold-domed City Hall. Afterwards, head to in-house restaurant Saint Neo’s Brasserie for seafood and a raw bar, or the speakeasy-style cocktail lounge for more drinks. Return to an understated room with reclaimed wood floors, luxury toiletries and views over the Historic Quarter, City Hall or the columned Chamber Building.
The DuLinn on York
4.6/5 (58 Reviews)
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Occupying an unfussy red brick on West York Street, this restored mansion is right in the middle of the action. You can reach the chic boutiques and restaurants of West Broughton Street with a five-minute walk, while the Savannah River waterfront is a 10-minute stroll. Back at the mansion, there are seven bedrooms waiting; four in the main house and three at garden level.
The Galloway House Inn
Independent Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
4.6/5 (131 Reviews)
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For a private stay in Savannah, Galloway House Inn has four apartment-like suites, each taking up an entire floor. Riffing off the Victorian provenance of the mansion, rooms are decorated in a classical style; think four-posters, gold-framed portraits and period furnishings, although The Turner Loft Suite has a more contemporary look. Ghostly rumors abound, but you may be comforted by the owners’ two Great Danes. All you need is a nosy gang of friends and your very own Mystery Machine to get to the bottom of the sightings.
4.1/5 (1156 Reviews)
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Over the years, four presidents (McKinley, Taft, Wilson and Hoover) plus Golden Age Hollywood stars (Katherine Hepburn and Gregory Peck) have all stayed at The DeSoto. It’s now an institution in Savannah, providing luxury service with a laid-back charm. See it in the restaurants, particularly gastropub Proof & Provision where you can chow down on farm-to-fork Southern comfort food and barrel-aged cocktails. There’s also a second-floor pool terrace, home to sunken loungers, fire pits, fountains and handcrafted cocktails at the cabana bar.
The Presidents' Quarters Inn
4.7/5 (311 Reviews)
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With 16 guest rooms each named after a former president, you’d expect a stately stay here. Thankfully, Presidents’ Quarters delivers with aplomb, with four-poster beds, antique furniture and period furnishings. Days start with a gourmet breakfast of freshly baked bread and a rotating selection of hot dishes. And in the afternoon, you can sip tea or a light cocktail, paired with a Southern appetizer, as you mingle with other guests. The garden courtyard is a lovely spot to recline at any time of the day.
The Marriott Savannah Riverfront
4/5 (927 Reviews)
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A plum riverside spot provides sparkling views throughout this Marriott outpost. Enjoy them from Blue bistro over a cup of Joe, around the fire pit of the outdoor terrace or, best of all, from your room. If you feel the lure of the water, there’s a bright-blue seasonal swimming pool. In the evening, the colossal glass-roofed atrium is the place for cocktails, before heading out to the nearby bars.
SpringHill Suites Savannah Downtown/Historic District
4.2/5 (935 Reviews)
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Located downtown, the SpringHill Suites Savannah is near several sights that are worth visiting. Providing free breakfast, high-speed internet, a pool and a gym, it is a great place to relax after enjoying the city. The hotel also has a restaurant and a store located on the premises for customers. Some of the features provided in rooms are a whirlpool, separate powder rooms, over-sized showers, mini-fridges, microwaves, sofa-beds and desks.
East Bay Inn
4.6/5 (959 Reviews)
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East Bay Inn is located in Savannah’s Historic District and is within walking distance of many boutiques, shops and museums. You’ll also find yourself within a short driving distance of the beautiful beaches and historic locations of Tybee Island. Some items provided for free during your stay include a continental breakfast, wine and hors d’oeuvres as well as a turn-down service. While only certain rooms include a patio, all rooms include flat-screen televisions and safes. Additionally, East Bay Inn is also pet-friendly.
Olde Harbour Inn
4.5/5 (978 Reviews)
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Located near the Savannah River, the Olde Harbour Inn offers not only a fabulous view, but also some nice amenities for their customers. Each room has free high-speed internet, nightly turn-down with ice cream, cable television and more. Some rooms have balconies so their guests can further enjoy the view and the atmosphere. This magnificent hotel is allegedly haunted; guests have reported smelling cigar smoke when no smokers were around, things moving around and coins dropping on the floor. If you’re into spooky shenanigans, enjoy a stay here along with the tours that highlight local legends and stories of ghosts.
Planters Inn Savannah
4.3/5 (1256 Reviews)
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The Planters Inn Savannah is located downtown and offers multiple amenities for its customers. Some of these include a continental breakfast delivered to the room as well as room service, nightly turn-down service, cheese and wine, drying, cleaning, car service and much more. Some of the rooms have balconies that overlook the spectacular site of Reynolds Square. The hotel also has rooms that can be used for business, located in the penthouse, and next to the hotel is its restaurant. Serving Southern cuisine, the restaurant also has outdoor dining and live entertainment for their guests.
Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection
4.5/5 (876 Reviews)
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On your next visit to Savannah you won’t be able to resist spending the night at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. The Victorian Romanesque mansion is beautiful inside and out, and overlooks Forsyth Park, one of Savannah’s great attractions. The hotel’s comfortable rooms include minibars and flat-screen TVs. Some also have soaking or whirlpool tubs. If you book a suite, you’ll have additional sitting areas. Amenities unique to this hotel are a spa, art gallery, cooking school and a courtyard pool. This hotel is in a prime location and is a 10-minute walk from many restaurants and historic sites in the Historic District area.
Embassy Suites Savannah Airport
4.4/5 (955 Reviews)
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Embassy Suites Savannah Airport offers complimentary drinks, free made-to-order breakfast, 24-hour gym and an indoor pool. Its perfect location keeps you near the airport so you can book your stay for after a flight – or before to allow you to make your flight on time. A shuttle to the airport is also provided. The hotel is 20 minutes away from downtown, so just a short drive can lead to all sorts of fun. In addition to the services included during a stay, each room has a refrigerator, bar and microwave. If you’re meeting for business or scheduling an event, the hotel has meeting space for up to 300 people.
Sam Murray contributed additional reporting to this article.
These recommendations were updated on March 25, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.