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Accommodations: Where to Stay in Savannah

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Savannah offers a tremendous range of accommodations - including luxury hotels, B&Bs, short-term vacation rentals, and chain hotels. Discounts may be available for AAA members or seniors at many Savannah hotels, so if you qualify, be sure and ask!

The Historic District, with its 18th and 19th century architecture and beautiful squares, is an extremely convenient location. You won't need a car, as you can easily walk or take a free trolley to reach most places you want to visit. Prices are higher in the Historic District, so if you want "budget" accommodations ($75 a night or less for a double room), you'll need to stay a few miles outside the Historic District, ideally with a car.

Map

See our Savannah Google Map to check the location of our recommended accommodations.

Recommended Accommodations

Since we're coming to Savannah to gather with each other, we think most Slow Travelers will want to stay in the same part of the city. We have identified the Northeast section of the Historic District for our recommended accommodations. This area is near the river and easy walking distance to many restaurants, places of interest, and the major shopping districts. But it's also very quiet and incorporates several beautiful squares and residential blocks. All the recommended properties were visited by a team of Slow Travelers.

The Marshall House

www.marshallhouse.com
Savannah's oldest hotel, located on Broughton Street, the main shopping street in the Historic District. 68 rooms and suites. The comfortable library and adjacent lounge will be a great meeting place for Slow Travelers. Some rooms front onto the balcony overlooking Broughton Street; you can sit in a rocking chair and watch Savannah in action from dawn to dusk! Rates begin at $209, including breakfast; special packages may be available.

The porch at the Marshall House

The porch at the Marshall House

The East Bay Inn

www.eastbayinn.com
An elegant and very comfortable B&B in an attractive and quiet historic building near the river, across the street from the Staybridge Suites. 28 rooms, some with two beds. Be sure to ask about one of the recently-restored rooms. Rates begin at $219, including breakfast; special packages may be available.

The East Bay Inn

The East Bay Inn

The President's Quarters

www.presidentsquarters.com
A friendly and comfortable B&B on attractive Oglethorpe Square. 19 rooms and suites, several with two beds. The three-room annex would be great for a group of Slow Travelers. Free parking. Rates begin at $173 with the potential for a 10% discount if 10 or more rooms are reserved by Slow Travelers. Be sure to mention you are with the Slow Travel group.

A room at the Presidents Quarters

A room at the Presidents Quarters

The Green Palm Inn

www.greenpalminn.com
A cozy, home-like B&B on peaceful Green Square. With only four rooms, this is an ideal spot for a group of Slow Travelers. If you are interested, act on this one quickly! Rates begin at $159 and include a full, hot breakfast. Ask the innkeeper about reducing the rate $10 on Sunday to exclude the breakfast since our group has a Sunday brunch. A 2-bedroom/1-1/2 bath cottage behind the main inn is available for $300/night, excluding breakfast, and is another possibility for sharing.

The Green Palm Inn

The Green Palm Inn

Staybridge Suites

www.ichotelsgroup.com
An all-suites chain hotel near the river, across the street from the East Bay Inn. Part of the hotel - including the lobby - is in a historic building. There are 106 suites (studios and a few one bedrooms), all with full kitchens. Several suites are handicap accessible. This is our most economical option in the Historic District and would be ideal for sharing or for a small family. There is a special rate of $145 a night for Slow Travel; be sure to specify you are with our group.

Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites

See our Savannah Google Map to check the location of our recommended accommodations.

Vacation Rentals in Savannah

Savannah also offers a variety of vacation rentals, most of which are available for a two or three night minimum. You can find apartments and cottages for two or four people up to very large homes that sleep ten or more. Many properties are listed on more than one of the following sites.

Luxury Living Savannah

www.luxurylivingsavannah.com
This company has restored several homes in the Historic District. The owner has offered Slow Travelers a 13% discount, which would offset taxes. (Since we've become such good friends these last few months, the Gathering planning team has already rented the two adjoining properties on Washington Square.) We also visited and recommend Luxury Living Savannah's Forsyth Park House and Jones Street apartments, though these are further from the river in a different (though very appealing) part of the Historic District. Be sure to indicate that you are part of the Slow Travel group.

Savannah Getaways

www.savannahgetaways.net
www.savannahgetaways.net/listings.cfm?ID=3
This agency's list includes almost 100 vacation rentals in the Historic District. (Luxury Living Savannah's properties are also listed on this site.) Their map of Savannah helps you identify rentals in specific areas in the city, though you will need to contact the agency for prices. Rentals in areas 2, 3, 5 and 6 are in the same area as our recommended hotels and B&Bs. Look for properties near Bay Street or Washington, Warren, Reynolds, Green, Columbia and Oglethorpe Squares. (Note that properties in area 3 described as in the Trustees Garden are across a major road.)

More Vacation Rental Listings

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Other Accommodations

If you want to pursue other options, these resources will help you locate other hotels and B&Bs in Savannah.

Bed and Breakfast Inns Online

www.bbonline.com/ga/savannah.html
This website includes information on 26 B&Bs in Savannah.

Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

www.savannahvisit.com/visitors_accommodations.asp
This website helps you locate hotels, B&Bs and inns by category and neighborhood.

Forsyth Park

www.mansiononforsythpark.com
The most luxurious hotel in Savannah is the Mansion on Forsyth Park, located about 1.5 miles from the river on the edge of beautiful Forsyth Park. The Mansion offers a spa, a cooking school, and an upscale restaurant, and is decorated extensively with artwork and collections. It's worth a visit, even if you don't stay there.

Other Options

  • Marriott, Westin, Hilton and Hyatt Regency all have large hotels in or near the Historic District. The Westin Resort is across the river; a riverboat travels back and forth.
  • Other mid-range chains (Marriott Courtyard, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, and Comfort Suites) also have Historic District locations. Many of these properties are in historic buildings.
  • Some of the lowest-cost options in Savannah are chain hotels located in Midtown, about five miles from the Historic District.

You can find hotels, read reviews, look for best prices, and make arrangements through www.tripadvisor.com and other travel booking sites.

Reviews

Read about Slow Travelers' opinions on the places they actually stayed for The Gathering.

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