8 Top-Rated Resorts in Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque and romantic cities in the US and attracts more than 13 million visitors each year. For these reasons, this lush southern city has drawn some of the leading hotel brands in the country, resulting in somewhat of a smorgasbord of choice when it comes to deciding where to stay.
Popular options located within walking distance of the city's historic core, with its beautiful parks and gardens and countless heritage buildings, include the Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District and the Hyatt Regency Savannah, both also just minutes away from the riverfront. Luxury options include the elegant The Kimpton Brice Hotel, with its unique central courtyard, and the boutique Andaz Savannah and Mansion on Forsyth Park hotels. Find out where to stay in this pretty city, with our list of the best resorts in Savannah.
1 Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
Part of the fun of a stay at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is the chance to enjoy a complimentary boat ride on the wide Savannah River. Guests of this large resort have the option of taking a ferry to the city's historic riverfront, from where you can easily spend hours exploring and shopping, or to the private beach club on beautiful Daufuskie Island overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Other great perks include access to one of the state's top championship golf clubs, enjoying some pampering at the full-service spa, working out in the fitness center, or lounging by the heated swimming pool. There's also ample meeting and function space, too.
If budget allows, go for one of the upgraded deluxe rooms. These bright, 300-square-foot rooms come with views over the historic city or river (ask for an upgrade with a balcony), comfortable king or two double beds, spacious bathrooms, HDTVs, and a stocked mini-fridge (just let them know your needs prior to arrival). Better still are the premium suites with their large furnished balconies.
Accommodation: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
2 The Kimpton Brice Hotel
The magnificent Kimpton Brice Hotel offers guests an unsurpassed luxury stay on the edge of Savannah's historic downtown area and just minutes away from the beautiful Savannah River. A highlight of this elegant urban resort with its delightful contemporary décor is its unique central courtyard. Here, in this tranquil haven, you can relax on a lounge chair while even forgetting you're in the heart of one of the most vibrant - and beautiful - cities in the US. Afterwards, you can enjoy swimming in the heated outdoor pool before dining in the hotel's world-class Italian restaurant. You can also dine in the comfort of your room, as well as enjoy a spa treatment there. A fitness center and valet parking (recommended as you can walk everywhere) are also available, as are the use of complimentary bikes to get around.
It's the attention to detail in the accommodations at The Kimpton Brice Hotel that really stand out. From the little things, like the yoga mat supplied to the elegant furnishings, you won't be disappointed. If you can (and if traveling as a couple), shoot for either the deluxe king suite (325 square feet) or premier king suite (410 square feet). Notable features include the large HDTVs, classy four-poster beds, huge bathrooms with walk-in showers and deep soaker bathtubs (comfortable bathrobes included), separate seating areas with a large sofa that doubles as a bed (they're large enough to entertain in), and private balconies.
Accommodation: The Kimpton Brice Hotel
3 Andaz Savannah
Located in Savannah's city market area, the boutique Andaz Savannah hotel offers a choice of 151 bright and modern guestrooms and suites. Popular options include the deluxe 464-square-foot rooms with comfortable king beds and handy kitchenettes with modern appliances and granite countertops, large stand-alone showers, floor-to-ceiling windows, and balconies with great views over the historic downtown area. A nice touch are the free newspapers (delivered to your room) and the complimentary in-room snacks and beverages.
Amenities include plenty of convention and meeting space; a business center; on-site dining; a large heated swimming pool with a terrace and fire pit; and a 24-hour, well-equipped fitness center. Other services of note include in-room dining, laundry and dry cleaning, and valet parking,
Accommodation: Andaz Savannah
4 Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection
A great accommodation choice for those seeking a luxury stay in Savannah, the Mansion on Forsyth Park - part of Marriott's high-end Autograph Collection - offers lovely views over the historic park after which it's named. While the building's charming historic exterior has been carefully restored, the interior is completely contemporary and classy. Highlights include an art gallery, full-service spa, fitness center, heated outdoor swimming pool, and meeting rooms. The hotel's kitchen team have made a name for themselves, and in addition to offering great restaurant dining, also run 700 Kitchen Cooking School, a fun opportunity to learn some tips and tactics from the experts.
A popular choice of room are the standard guestrooms. Sleeping four guests comfortably, these bright and well-appointed rooms come with a choice of king or two queen beds with comfortable pillow-top mattresses plus a sofa bed; a spacious marble bathroom with separate shower and bathtub, along with bathrobes; and a separate seating area that includes the sofa bed, a table with four chairs, and a work desk. There's also a handy mini-fridge. The option to upgrade to a deluxe room is worth considering.
Accommodation: Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection
5 Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront
Those in need of a little more space while exploring Savannah should consider Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District. Located close to the wide Savannah River (a great place to enjoy watching large ships and tugboats sail by from your balcony) and in the city's historic district, the hotel offers plenty to entertain guests. A highlight is spending time at the rooftop swimming pool, where you can relax and grab a meal in the comfort of a private cabana. There's also a fire pit here, a particularly pleasant experience when live music is played. Popular perks include free breakfasts, social evenings, complimentary grocery shopping, a convenience store, and use of a 24-hour fitness area.
When it comes time to bed down for the night, you can choose from either a studio- or one-bedroom unit, each with its own living and seating areas, and spacious bathrooms with walk-in glass showers. A real benefit are the full-kitchens - perfect for those traveling with kids and big-eaters - with modern appliances, including stoves, fridges, dishwashers, and microwaves. A number of accessible units designed for those with mobility issues are also available.
6 Hyatt Regency Savannah
Another good choice for those seeking first-rate accommodations from one of the world's leading hotel brands is the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Located steps away from the shops, dining, and sights of River Street and the city's beautiful historic center, this large contemporary hotel features excellent dining (including in-room options); plenty of convention and meeting spaces (plus a business center); a large, heated, indoor swimming pool; a 24-hour fitness center; plus a yoga room (yoga mats are also provided in your room). There's also a complimentary water taxi service should you wish to explore a little farther afield.
The rooms here have all been refurbished with bright modern décor and furnishings. In addition to lovely views over either the river or the city, guests will enjoy extremely comfortable beds and bedding in their choice of either king or two-queen-bed rooms. Rooms run from 450 to 1,800 square feet and also come with state-of-the-art air purification systems.
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Savannah
7 The DeSoto
If you're wanting to stay in the very heart of Savannah's historic district - and it's a highly recommend experience - you may want to consider The DeSoto hotel. Situated opposite lovely Madison Square, this historic hotel was built in 1890 and certainly impresses. Highlights include a large art gallery in the lobby along with world-class dining, all accentuated by elegant original fixtures and chandeliers.
A popular accommodation choice are the skyline-view rooms. These classy accommodations come with either a king or two double beds, good-sized balconies, work desks, and marble bathrooms with stand-alone glass showers. Amenities include HDTVs, coffee makers, complimentary bottled water and cookies, and free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation: The DeSoto
8 Savannah Marriott Riverfront
Another great property to consider, the Savannah Marriott Riverfront offers a good selection of room options. Popular choices include the deluxe rooms with king beds, balconies, pillow-top mattresses, coffee makers, pullout couches, and spacious bathrooms. If you'd like to up the luxury quotient a little, opt for the special concierge level rooms, which include additional benefits such as access to a dedicated lounge area plus excellent views over the river. A number of mobility-friendly rooms are also available.
On-site amenities of note include a full spa, heated outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, beauty shop, and meeting spaces. There's also a handy gift shop selling snacks and newspapers (the latter can be delivered to your room); laundry facilities and dry-cleaning services; a well-equipped fitness center; plus an outdoor, heated swimming pool.
Accommodation: Savannah Marriott Riverfront