From its cobblestone streets and oak-covered public squares to historic architecture, a wealth of museums, outdoor activities, and top restaurants, Savannah offers plenty of options for visitors—including hotels.
Whether you're planning a romantic getaway or family-friendly trip, want to splurge a bit, or are on a budget, here are the eight best hotels in Savannah.
Best for Riverfront Views: Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront
Located on the waterfront in the heart of the Historic District, this 75-room boutique Marriott Autograph Signature property offers unparalleled views of the Savannah River. It combines modern amenities with decor that reflects the city's colonial and nautical past. For the best views, book a riverfront room or a table at the on-site restaurant Rocks On The River to enjoy small plates and cocktails while watching the sunset over the river.
Most Romantic: Hamilton-Turner Inn
It's easy to see why this historic mansion off Lafayette Square has been named one of the country's most romantic hotels. From the home's ornate exterior to its intimate 17 rooms outfitted with antique light fixtures, intricate brocade wallpaper, and claw foot tubs, the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway. Book the "Romance Package," which includes accommodations for two, a $100 voucher for a three-course meal at a local restaurant, a private carriage tour, a custom in-room floral arrangement, and a bottle of champagne.
Most Luxurious: Mansion on Forsyth Park
Located across from its namesake Forsyth Park, this luxury hotel is housed inside an 18,000 square foot Victorian-era mansion. In addition to 125 spacious Baroque-style rooms with plush velvet upholstery and ornate white headboards, the hotel features an in-house spa and art gallery who over 400 pieces of work for sale.
Best for Families: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
While located across the river from the Historic District, the hotel has plenty of amenities to keep the whole family entertained. When you tire of the hiking trails, bike path, four restaurants, tennis courts, PGA championship golf course, swimming pool, spa, and splash pad, the hotel offers a free shuttle into the historic district to enjoy the city's museums, sites, and restaurants. The city's ferry provides free transportation to the hotel, as well.
Best Bed & Breakfast: The Gastonian
The Gastonian is comprised of 17 rooms in two adjoining 19th-century historic buildings. The vibe is intimate yet luxurious, with all rooms appointed with antique furniture, a working fireplace, and classic B&B touches like clawfoot tubs, four-poster beds, and crystal chandeliers. The location just blocks from Forsyth Park also can't be beaten.
Best of History Lovers: The Cotton Sail Hotel
This refurbished 1800s cotton warehouse right beside the river in Historic District retains many of the building's original details, like 200-year-old pine hardwood floors. Even with the historic touches, the 56 room hotel remains thoroughly modern, with simple furniture, clean lines, and amenities like wifi, a sleek fitness center, and most importantly, one of the city's best rooftop bars, Top Deck. Insider tip: book a room with a balcony view, grab a bottle from the mini bar, and soak in the views.
Best All-Around Hotel: Andaz Savannah
Modern and sophisticated, the 151-room Andaz Savannah has it all: a boutique vibe, prime historic district location, spacious rooms, original artwork, floor to ceiling windows, plus a second-level terrace with lounge chairs, fire pit, and a pool so relaxing you'll be tempted not to leave the property. Don't miss on-site dining 22 Square Restaurant, a farm-to-table spot that offers some of the city's best food and cocktails.
Best Budget Hotel: Thunderbird Inn
Want to stay in the historic district without blowing your budget? Then this kitschy, retro-themed hotel is for you. With rates typically below $100 per night, the Thunderbird Inn is within walking distance of many top attractions, like River Street and the SCAD Museum of Art. And with its bright 60s pop-inspired decor and complimentary Moon Pies and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, plus kitchenettes, high-speed Internet, and pet-friendly policies, it would be impossible not to enjoy your stay here.