Savannah, Georgia is one of the oldest cities in the United States and has a rich history and culture that dates back to its founding in 1733. Known for being the first planned metropolis US, the many historic squares, antebellum architecture, art galleries, shops, restaurants, and parks charm visitors. This Southern hospitality and beauty are also mirrored in the many exceptional Savannah hotels.

Many of these accommodations have a long and varied history that has seen them change hands copious times over the years. Over the centuries, many famous hoteliers, such as Pembroke Jones and Henry Kollock, established themselves in the city and made it an important tourist destination. Today, guests can enjoy luxurious accommodations from a five-star mansion, a refitted riverside power plant with chic and ultra-modern facilities, and a range of boutique-style rooms in the historic downtown.

We’ve looked at the best Airbnb’s in Savannah, now we are turning our attention to Savannah hotels. These businesses have been selected for their historical relevance, outstanding hospitality, and amenities. Expect on-site cocktail bars and eateries, handpicked locally produced furnishings, and unforgettable stays in America’s Southern bell.

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Kimpton Brice Hotel

Two blocks from the Savannah River at the Brice, Kimpton Brice Hotel is steeped in history. Although this boutique hotel resembles a mini-wellness resort it is located in the center of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District. And that is one of the USPs of Kimpton. Guests don’t need to choose between storied and modern; flat-screen TVs offer in-room pilates classes while the cobbled streets of Savannah are waiting to be explored outside the front door.

The hotel’s 145 rooms feature large brass poster beds with antique armoires. Some guestrooms have a sink and vanity within the main part of the accommodation, while suites such as the Premier King triumph with glassed-in showers, luxurious tubs, and balconies.

The on-site restaurant, Pacci, is a local favorite. The neighborhood eatery sources produce from local farmers, fishers, and purveyors to offer an exciting menu of sophisticated Italian dishes.

  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • On-site restaurant, bar, and coffee shop.
  • Fitness center, pool, and yoga mats in every room.
  • In-room spa services.
  • Private event spaces for special occasions.
  • Business center with meeting room and boardroom facilities.

Where: 601 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401

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Mansion on Forsyth Park

The Mansion on Forsyth Park, located in the heart of Savannah, is an iconic five-star hotel. Originally built as an upscale private home in 1888, the property was purchased by the City of Savannah in 1965, using funds from local banks and community donations. After extensive renovations, the Mansion opened its doors to guests in 2005 and has since been named one of the best Savannah hotels.

The rooms at Mansion on Forsyth Park Savannah are luxurious and modern, while still keeping a classic charm. The architecture of the building is reflected in the custom furnishings — think huge hardwood headboards — and elegant décor of brown and cream color pallets.

The mansion’s restaurant, 700 Drayton, is outstanding and offers guests all-day dining. Hearty breakfast dishes are popular along with specialties such as local crab cakes or pecan-crusted salmon for lunch and dinner.

  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • On-site restaurant and bar with live music.
  • Fitness center, pool, and art gallery.
  • World-class spa.
  • Cooking school.
  • Private event spaces for special occasions.

Where: 700 Drayton St, Savannah, GA 31401

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Hamilton Turner Inn

Hamilton Turner Inn dates back to 1873, when it was built as a private residence. The inn was named after Dr. Hamilton Turner, one of the first African-American physicians in Savannah. It has since been transformed into an award-winning hotel located in the historic downtown district. Guests can enjoy luxurious amenities such as a delicious breakfast in the historic parlor, guided tours of the city, local Southern cuisine served in the restaurant, and live music events throughout the year.

What makes this inn stand out from the larger accommodations listed here is that each room is different. 12-foot ceilings are accented with Victorian furniture, heavy paisley patterned textiles, and chandeliers giving off a regal ambiance.

Breakfast is king at Hamilton Turner. The kitchen serves lashings of orange blossom pancakes, praline French toast, and eggs and sausages.

This is one of the best Savannah hotels for those who appreciate history but are looking for something a little more intimate and tranquil.

  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • On-site restaurant and bar.
  • Wedding planning services.
  • World-class spa.
  • Cooking school.
  • Private event spaces for special occasions.

Where: 330 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401

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The Drayton Hotel

The Drayton Hotel pays homage to Savannah’s rich history through its beautiful 50 luxury rooms and suites, which feature views of the elaborate Historic District and iconic City Hall. Each room is crafted with an eye for detail that includes luxurious linens and exceptional amenities — creating a memorable stay in this splendid destination.

People flock to The Drayton not only for its grandeur. The hotel has one of the coolest rooftop bars in the city, a Southern seafood restaurant and oyster bar — Saint Neo’s Brasserie — and a downstairs cocktail lounge with an extensive craft cocktail menu.

  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • On-site seafood restaurant, cocktail lounge, and rooftop bar.
  • Private event spaces for special occasions.
  • Discounted getaway packages.
  • Pet-friendly.

Where: 7 Drayton St, Savannah, GA 31401

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Perry Lane Hotel

Perry Lane Hotel is an inviting retreat for modern travelers in historic downtown Savannah. Genuine Southern hospitality and a luxurious property promise a unique stay that celebrates both classic comfort and contemporary style.

The urban oasis has some of the city’s most breathtaking pet-friendly suites and a show-stopping pool on one of its rooftops. The Peregrin bar and lounge is a local favorite, as is the on-site restaurant Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market.

  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • On-site restaurant, cocktail lounge.
  • Private event spaces for special occasions.
  • Discounted getaway packages.
  • Pet-friendly.

Where: 256 E Perry St, Savannah, GA 31401

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JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District

Home to a fantastic entertainment complex that opened its doors in the summer of 2020, the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District skillfully fuses one of the best Savannah hotels with an event center.

The refitted power plant puts you bang-smack in the middle of the heart of the action. Located on the riverfront, it’s within walking distance of most of the city’s major attractions. The structure is colossal, with many guests questioning whether they are staying in an interactive museum, rather than a hotel. It’s in sharp contrast to the other more traditional listings here, but it’s a superb option if you are looking to enjoy Savannah’s nightlife.

Rooms vary in size and style but the two-storied suites, with gorgeous river views are some of the best accommodations in the city. With a large couch that could easily sleep a small child, these are great value for families.

  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • Spa, and fitness center.
  • Shopping facitiles.
  • On-site entertainment complex.
  • On-site restaurants, and bars.
  • Private parking.
  • Business center with meeting room and boardroom facilities.

Where: 400 W River St, Savannah, GA 31401

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The Alida

The Alida opened its doors in 2018 and celebrates local artists and businesses throughout the chic new hotel. It’s become an immediate favorite for this, and its affordable rooms and great location.

The converted warehouse blends contemporary glass and steel with nods to the past with exposed red brickwork. Every room in this property offers magnificent views of the vibrant River Street area, due to the expansive windows. The generous rooms have king-sized beds, and no two are alike thanks to the range of exclusive, handcrafted furnishings and artworks.

Rhett, one of the hotel’s eateries, is popular for its signature brunch. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a complimentary brunch to get the day started before heading out to explore Alida’s vibrant neighborhood.

  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • Outdoor rooftop swimming pool.
  • On-site brunch spot, lunch and dinner restaurants, pool bar, and lobby bar.
  • Wedding planning services.

Where: 412 Williamson St, Savannah, GA 31401

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