After writing guides for countless publications about Savannah, including the best places to stay around the city, it became time for our own guide to accommodations. There is a large diversity in the types and prices of properties spanning every loyalty program.
We’ve denoted which ones are our picks and which ones come highly recommended on travel websites so that you can be sure that you’re staying in the best place. We occasionally accept complimentary accommodations in exchange for a review to offset costs but write honestly about our experiences.
Don’t limit yourself to just one type of accommodation!
Looking for a Savannah hotel? Look no further. In this city, you’ll find a little bit of everything, from the chains in all corners of the city to stylish boutique brands.
Hotels are the preferred type of accommodation for visitors to the city due to the abundance of options and relatively cheap prices. Shop around on multiple websites, but we prefer Booking.com and Hotels.com.
Savannah Inns and B&Bs
Savannah is known for its historic inns and bed and breakfasts that span just about every neighborhood within the city. It’s your chance to see the inside of the lavish mansions and even spend the night there.
The Kehoe House dates back to 1842 and has been voted one of the most romantic inns in town. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn has rumors of hauntings but also has a beloved local restaurant. Opened in 1851, The Marshall House is conveniently located in the heart of Broughton Street.
Airbnbs and Rentals in Savannah
Airbnb has a large presence in the greater Savannah area with a wide range of accommodations. Expect to find everything from bungalows to cabins to treehouses. For a discount on your first stay, use our link.
There are also locally owned rental companies that provide boutique services in stylish accommodations. Lucky Savannah has over 200 rentals within the city and Tybee Island, including Broughton Street Manor and Traveler’s Escape.
In addition to being a cute cafe, Mirabelle has guest suites upstairs with multiple bedrooms featuring stylish accommodations and top of the line appliances.
Camping and Glamping in Savannah
It is possible to camp near Savannah, especially if you don’t mind being further out of town. Skidaway Island State Park offers campsites for tents and RVs but there are also private campgrounds nearby like Biltmore RV Park.
Camp Whitemarsh is a fun glamping spot in Savannah with vintage trailers but you can find others on Airbnb and Glamping Hub.
Most visitors stay within the Savannah Historic District, which is where the majority of the hotels are located. But there are plenty of other areas to explore.
The majority of visitors to Savannah stay within the Historic District or Yamacraw Village. This was the area where the settlers landed from England and Ireland.
River Street, in particular, has some of the oldest buildings, former warehouses turned into inns and restaurants. It’s where the city’s wild St. Patrick’s Day festivities take place.
In this area, visitors can see the historic squares, notable homes, and museums like the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and the American Prohibition Museum.
Broughton Street is home to the city’s best shopping with both well-known brands and local boutiques. The historic district also has incredible restaurants including The Grey, The Collins Quarter, and The Pirate’s House.
Located in the area around and south of Forsyth Park, the Victorian District is less frequented by tourists and more residential. There are some historic inns and homes for rent. The park is also home to a weekly farmer’s market as well as events like the Savannah Jazz Festival.
Visitors can enjoy shops, restaurants, and bars in this neighborhood. The Sentient Bean is a longtime favorite coffee shop. Sandfly BBQ at The Streamliner has Southern-style barbecue and Brunswick stew in a former diner. The Perch is a rooftop bar overlooking the park.
Despite its proximity to downtown Savannah, Tybee Island is like its own universe with all locally owned hotels, restaurants, and shops. Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum and Fort Screven are just two of the places to visit while on the island. The Tybee Beach Pier is a must-see.
Tybean Art & Coffee Bar is a fun place to start a day or The Breakfast Club. The Crab Shack is well known for its heaping portions of seafood. AJ’s Dockside is another favorite for seafood lovers.
After a number of visits to Savannah, we have a lot of suggestions in terms of the best hotels and properties around town. We have personally stayed in each of the below-mentioned properties.
Located on Ellis Square, the stylish Andaz Savannah offers artsy rooms and spaces a short walk from the City Market. Despite being a part of the Hyatt brand of hotels, the Andaz feels local to Savannah with local products in their restaurant.
Rooms include free snacks and soft drinks with optional add ons for wine and spirits. There are also large windows overlooking the square or even balconies. Larger rooms include suites and a loft. The seasonal outdoor pool has cabanas available for rent.
If You Like: welcome drinks, convenient location, pet-friendly (with fee)
Other Features: in-house restaurant, fitness center
Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is located across the Savannah River and is the largest property in the city, at least until a new property opens in 2020. Despite its location, the hotel is easily accessible to River Street using the free ferry.
Because of its plentiful space, the Westin is popular with conferences, weddings, and other special events. Rooms overlook the marsh or the river, including some with balconies. Furnishings are modern and rooms include the signature Heavenly beds.
If You Like: restaurant and bar, spa
Other Features: fire pits, outdoor pool, fitness center
Kimpton Brice Hotel
The Kimpton Brice Hotel is on the edge of River Street, easily accessible to the nearby restaurants and museums. It has an Italian restaurant, Pacci, that is open all day alongside complimentary morning coffee and tea. There’s also a fitness center, bike rentals, and an outdoor pool.
Rooms are modern and colorful and feature Savannah-specific details. The amenity kit and minibar have local goods like Savannah Bee honey, Byrd’s cookies, and the all-important headache medicine. Seersucker bathrobes, in-room yoga mats, and flat-screen televisions add to the appeal.
If You Like: daily happy hour, pet-friendly rooms
Other Features: valet and street parking
JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
Hotelier Richard Kessler’s pet project opened in 2020 after years of work. The three-building hotel extended River Street and has all of the top amenities of his properties. Each building has a different theme.
The Power Plant building has a museum-worthy collection of minerals and fossils, with a chrome dinosaur hanging from the ceiling. There are also two rooftop bars, including one with a tea party theme, and multiple restaurants.
If You Like: over-the-top luxury, nearby dining
Other Features: spa, fitness center
Read our review or click here to book your stay.
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Located on the farthest edge of River Street near the “Waving Girl,” the Marriott is another large property popular with the event crowd. The indoor hallways surround a light-filled atrium with large glass windows overlooking the Savannah River.
Redesigned rooms and suites are modern with artwork inspired by the region. They include work desks, flat-screen televisions, coffee makers, and WiFi. Some have balconies overlooking the river.
If You Like: outdoor pool, Marriott Bonvoy points, spa
Other Features: restaurant and bar, fitness center
Other Recommended Properties
We haven’t had the chance to stay at these properties yet, but they are highly rated on TripAdvisor and other hotel review websites.
The Alida Hotel
- Restaurant and three bars
- Named for historic preservationist
- Stylish rooms overlooking River Street
- Book here
The Thunderbird Inn
- Kitschy vintage-style rooms
- Retro toiletries and daily Krispy Kreme doughnuts
- Eco-friendly measures like solar panels
- Book here
The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront
- Kessler Collection and Marriott Autograph Collection
- Rooftop bar and restaurant
- Trendy decor with artwork
- Book here
Perry Lane Hotel
- Rooftop bar and three restaurants
- Impressive art collection
- Curated boutique
- Book here
The Mansion on Forsyth Park
- Original Kessler Collection property on Forsyth Park
- Restaurants and lounges with art throughout
- Award-winning spa
- Book here
The Cotton Sail Hotel
- Rooftop bar and restaurant
- Historic building with modern touches
- Fitness center
- Book here
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