The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Savannah, Georgia

Settle into the bar at the Bluff Hotel, one of Savannah's best cheap hotels
Settle into the bar at the Bluff Hotel, one of Savannah's best cheap hotels | Courtesy of the Bluff Hotel / Booking.com
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16 December 2021
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The oldest city in Georgia, Savannah was established in 1733 on the Savannah River by the British colonial forces, becoming the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia before being the state’s first capital. It was a strategic port city during both the American Revolution and the Civil War, and it is this history that draws travelers from all over the country to explore its cobblestone streets, parks and antebellum architecture. But your visit to this genteel Southern belle needn’t make you drift into insolvency – here is our pick of cheap hotels in Savannah, bookable with Culture Trip.

The Marshall House, for historic charm

Cozy traditional-style room with desk and reading nook with blue armchair at the Marshall House in Savannah, Georgia
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Here’s a hotel with a rich history: the Marshall House was occupied by Union troops from 1864-65 and was used as a Union hospital, and there are lots of photographs on the walls to attest to this, plus stories of friendly ghosts still haunting the premises. The 65 rooms and three suites are all decorated in pastels with patterned rugs, latticed wood headboards and giant botanical prints on walls, and there’s a wrought-iron verandah out front, ideal for people-watching. You’re a five-minute walk from the riverfront promenade, too.

Planters Inn, for wine tastings with fellow guests

Traditionally furnished room with two four-poster beds and decorative drapes at Planters Inn, Savannah, Georgia
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Sitting in the middle of Savannah’s historic district, Planters Inn is perfect for those who want to explore the city’s antebellum roots and art scene: Davenport House Museum, Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and the Telfair Academy are all a short walk away. There’s a botanical theme to the characterful rooms with carved four-poster beds, from pineapple motif prints to thick floral drapes. Perks include access to a nearby fitness club, afternoon wine socials for guests (Monday to Thursday) and a nightly serving of freshly baked cookies.

East Bay Inn, for pet-friendly stays

Corner king suite with exposed-brick walls, tall windows, dark wood furnishings and seating area at East Bay Inn, Savannah
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This is a pet-friendly, cheap hotel in Savannah, with carved wooden headboards, exposed brick walls and wall prints depicting historic mansions lending the rooms ample character. Built in 1852, the historic building is centrally situated and thus perfect for sightseeing. Very much emphasizing that dogs are welcome, the East Bay Inn has gone a step further with the patio queen and king suites. Both come with a private, enclosed patio, so that your canine friends can stretch their legs. The on-site Tandem Coffee & Spirits is a popular neighborhood haunt.

Courtyard Savannah Midtown, for avid golfers

View from a room balcony toward the pool area with lounge chairs at Courtyard Savannah Midtown
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A cocktail bar and an outdoor pool in downtown Savannah are nothing to be scoffed at; this is an utterly contemporary outfit – all clean lines and wraparound turquoise sofas in the suites. The on-site eatery, the Bistro, serves signature breakfast sandwiches, as well as pizza, burgers and classic cocktails throughout the day. Amenities include the pool, open around the clock, plus a fully equipped fitness center, and the Midtown location is ideal for golfing at the nearby Hunter and Bacon Park golf courses.

Residence Inn Savannah Midtown, for self-caterers

Breakfast dining area with tall, cathedral ceilings and plush brown and aqua carpeting at Residence Inn Savannah Midtown
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The Residence Inn has 66 large studios and suites, perfect for self-catering; each comes with a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. The decor is minimalist, with dramatic splashes of color in the shape of turquoise statement walls. The indoor pool, heated spa, mini-gym and Sport Court are excellent for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. Don’t feel like cooking indoors? Then fire up the grill by the communal picnic area.

Hilton Garden Inn, for proximity to the Botanical Gardens

Exterior of multi-story building with large porte-cochere over driveway at Hilton Garden Inn in Savannah, Georgia
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This branch of the Hilton chain is handy if you’re visiting with family members stationed at the nearby Hunter Army Airfield or else increasing your knowledge of local foliage at the Savannah Botanical Gardens. The Oglethorpe Mall and Savannah State University are nearby, too. The comfortable rooms feature brown-and-cream decor, brightened up by giant close-ups of flowers. The on-site Garden Grille & Bar serves breakfast, flatbreads and burgers, and a range of drinks, which you can enjoy while lounging around the outdoor pool.

Courtyard Savannah Downtown/Historic District, for a super-central location

Crisp modern room in grey tones with two beds and kitchenette at Courtyard Savannah Downtown/Historic District
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A mere block from the Georgia State Railroad Museum, this cheap hotel in Savannah is super-central, with contemporary decor and rooms sheathed in a palette of cool slate-grays and creams, with abstract art on the walls and Scandi-style furniture. The hotel lounge is very inviting, with sofas to curl up on by the fireplace, and there’s an open-air swimming pool and a lovely terrace surrounded by lush greenery for you to enjoy. There’s no on-site restaurant, but Noble Fare (fine dining) and Rancho Alegre Cuban are among the many eateries within walking distance.

The Bluff Hotel, for Savannah’s historical roots

Suite with stylish living room with wood floors and carpeted bedroom with framed photos at the Bluff Hotel in Savannah
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The Bluff Hotel allegedly sits on the very plot of land where Tomochichi, head of the Yamacraw tribe, gave General Oglethorpe permission to establish the city of Savannah, so it’ll make your travel stories as well as your Instagram feed. Decked out in muted tones, with polished wood floors, the rooms and studios are subtly stylish, with tasteful artwork dotting the walls. Apart from history, this is a hotel that knows how to pamper its guests: the Southern breakfast is generous, while the on-site speakeasy-style bar serves local craft beer and bespoke cocktails. Don’t feel like walking? Borrow a complimentary bicycle to pedal around.

Looking for a different type of stay? Check into one of the best bed and breakfasts in Savannah, bookable on Culture Trip.

These recommendations were updated on December 16, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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