The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Savannah, Georgia

The artsy, pet-friendly Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah reflects the city’s rich historic heritage
The artsy, pet-friendly Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah reflects the city’s rich historic heritage | Courtesy of Perry Lane Hotel / Expedia
Anna Kaminski


Lining the banks of its namesake river, Georgia’s historic first city is a treat: it is dotted with moss-bedecked oak trees, flanked by tidal freshwater marshes and filled with antebellum mansions and handsome townhouses. Museums explore the history of Georgia – one of the original 13 states – as well as the city’s own legacy during the days of slavery and the Civil War. Savannah’s laid-back Southern charm, coupled with its many parks and beautiful coastal islands, makes the city irresistible for two- and four-legged travelers alike. So, if you’re coming here on vacation and don’t wish to leave Lassie or Fido behind, we suggest you stay in one of these pet-friendly hotels in Savannah, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. The Thunderbird Inn, for an eco-friendly retro stay in downtown Savannah

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Stylish king room with retro decor, wood floors and teal chairs at Thunderbird Inn in Savannah
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With retro decor evoking the footloose and fancy-free road trips of the 1960s, this quirky downtown motel promises you a stay with the “fun people,” some of whom happen to be of the furry variety. Dogs are welcome in select pet-friendly rooms – Rex is bound to appreciate the Mad-Men-style mid-century vibes, as well as the fresh bedding and complimentary pooper bags, while the staff is happy to point you in the direction of Savannah’s pet-friendly tours, parks, cafes and shops. Treats await: complimentary Moon Pies, popcorn and lemonade for you, and doggy chews for your fur baby. The hotel also takes its eco-credentials seriously: expect water-saving bathroom implements, solar panels and electric car-charging stations.

2. Perry Lane Hotel, for art lovers


Stylish lounge space with dark wood paneling, objets dart and checkered stone floors at Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah
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The rooms and suites at this artsy, pet-friendly hotel in Savannah reflect the city’s rich historic heritage, the life-long travels of owner Adelaide Harcourt and the best of Savannah’s contemporary art scene. Travel mementos, family heirlooms, ornate patterns and paintings by the city’s best up-and-coming artists lend the accommodation great character, and if your mid-sized pooch (pups of up to 50lbs/23kg welcome; $150/£113 fee per stay) loves art as much as you, this is the place for you. While Spot is unable to join you at the rooftop pool, there are plenty of parks within easy walking distance where you may both get some exercise.

3. The Drayton Hotel, for an on-site speakeasy-style bar


Chic retro-tropical lounge space with blue and pink seating, exotic plants and wood accents at the Drayton Hotel in Savannah
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Decked out in creams and swamp greens, and with nice touches such as reclaimed wood floors and retro telephones, the rooms and suites at this stately downtown hotel overlook the slow-flowing Savannah River and City Hall. At sunset, head for the seasonal rooftop bar for cocktails with a view, or enjoy the speakeasy vibe of the Vinyl Room downstairs. Pocket and handbag pooches (up to 20lbs/9kg, one dog per room) are welcome for a fee of $150/£113 per stay, as are ESAs (Emotional Support Animals), but do check ahead to make sure your emotional support pony or peacock meets the hotel requirements.

4. Mansion on Forsyth Park, for exceptional fine dining


Upscale pool area with large black lounge chairs and decorative columns at the Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah
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If you’re looking for a melange of Southern charisma and European-style elegance at one of the most historic addresses in town, plus accommodation that will welcome your furry traveling companions, this hotel truly is the cat’s pajamas. You may bring both Spot and Lassie, as long as they don’t tip the scales by being over 60lbs (27kg) each – which is roughly how much weight you’ll gain when you embark on a culinary tour of Georgia’s low country at the on-site fine dining restaurant, 700 Drayton.

5. Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, for fine river views

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Two-bed guest room, copper-hued headboards, mauve carpet and golden faux-fur throws at Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront
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Marrying superb downtown Savannah River views with a warm welcome for furry friends, plus a classic European ethos across its rooms and suites – all with sky-high thread-count bed linens and a warm color scheme – this pet-friendly hotel in Savannah is one of the best choices for culture vultures and their pampered pooches. Pet-wise, you may bring Rex if he weighs under 40lbs (18kg) – a non-refundable $150/£113 charge applies – and while your doggo may not partake with you in fusion bites such as Korean tacos and ahi tuna bao buns, washed down with a signature Aviator cocktail at the on-site Rocks on the Roof, there are two nearby parks where you and your pooch may bond. Finish your day by curling up together on your bed beneath a signature oyster shell chandelier.

6. Presidents' Quarters, for afternoon wine socials


Guest room with ornate four-poster bed and antique furniture at Presidents Quarters in Savannah
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In the heart of Savannah’s historic district and spread across two Federal-style 19th-century townhouses that once hosted the likes of General Robert E. Lee, this is an option on the list that will take you and your well-behaved pooch (30lbs/14kg or under) on a trip back in time for a very reasonable one-off fee of $50 (£38) per stay. In the rooms, you’ll find classic decor, antique beds (some of them four-poster), decorative fireplaces and exposed brick walls. You may join other guests for afternoon wine socials, and breakfast-wise, Buddy or Princess could do worse than eggs benedict, vegetable quiche and croissant French toast.

7. Brice Hotel, for the most pet perks


Upscale modern room in lime green and grey hues with sleek four-poster bed and designer lamps at Brice Hotel in Savannah
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Just a block from the waterfront, this sassy Southern belle peeks out from behind Emmet Park like some coquettish ingenue. Winning our prize for the Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in Savannah, it lets you bring as many furry, scaly or feathered friends as you like, regardless of shape or size. Pet fees are built into the room rates, so you don’t have to pay an extra dime for such pet-friendly perks as pet beds, water bowls, mats, a list of Savannah’s pet-friendly businesses and an invite for you and your well-behaved iguana to partake in the nightly wine reception. Just one caveat: you must sign a waiver promising to cover any havoc your beloved menagerie may wreak.

8. Inn on West Liberty, for individually styled rooms


Luxurious guest room with antique furniture and door to balcony with rocking chair at the Inn on West Liberty in Savannah
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This pet-friendly hotel in Savannah presents you with a clutch of individually styled rooms, a loft penthouse suite and a cottage, each of them combining such characterful touches as four-poster beds, gilded mirrors, antique furniture and polished wooden floors with all manner of mod cons. Pulaski Square Cottage and the Wright Square Room welcome Rex or Daisy (provided they weigh under 25lbs/11kg) for $25 (£19) per night, with treats, bowls and beds provided. As an extra bonus, you’re just three minutes’ walk from four parks where you may walk your beastie, but if you leave them alone in your room while enjoying your gourmet breakfast or afternoon wine social, you must crate them.

For a cozy stay in the city, read our guide to the best bed and breakfasts in Savannah – all bookable on Culture Trip.

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