The 5 Best Hotels in Savannah

Well-kept parks filled with bright pink azaleas and holm oaks covered in Spanish moss; widely acclaimed restaurants serving up riffs on classic Southern dishes; spooky ghost tours through one of the supposedly “most haunted” cities in the country; and historic architecture in a charming downtown are just a few of the reasons travelers flock to Savannah, GA each year. This southern city has plenty to see, do, eat and drink – and of course, plenty of places to stay. This year, for the first time, we’re sharing the best hotels in Savannah, according to Travel + Leisure readers, so you can plan your perfect Georgia coastal getaway.


Every year, as part of our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to give their opinion on travel experiences around the world – to share their opinions on the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, etc. Hotels (including safari lodges) were rated on their facilities, location, service, food and overall value. Properties have been categorized as city hotel, resort or safari lodge depending on their location and amenities.


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Savannah is home to quaint historic inns, grand luxury hotels and everything in between. This year’s top-voted properties were praised by T+L readers for their excellent locations (walking distance to many of the city’s famous sights), beautiful design, high-end amenities (the bars on the rooftop were our favorites) and their fantastic service. In fact, the Peregrin Rooftop Bar, at the Perry Lane Hotel (No 2), was a favorite among our readers, who also said the property as a whole was “sleek, service-oriented and charming in every way. levels”. Third-placed Mansion on Forsyth Park was praised for its “perfect location” directly on the popular park, and our #1 hotel combined the best of both worlds as readers loved the on-site bars and its waterfront location. from the river.


Here are the best hotels in Savannah, according to Travel + Leisure readers – starting with this year’s best property, the Alida.



1. Alida

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The Alida, a 173-room property in the Plant Riverside neighborhood, was voted the best hotel in Savannah by T+L readers this year. While the charming southern town has plenty to offer visitors, this hotel is a destination unto itself, complete with a whiskey bar; a saltwater pool with fire pits, cabanas, and a pool bar serving frosé and snacks; and a signature brunch served daily at Rhett. T+L readers noted the hotel’s “incredible location,” which is just steps from the Savannah River and a short distance from some of the city’s best restaurants, breweries, and distilleries. And more than one reader praised Lost Square, the hotel’s rooftop bar, which serves casual bites and delicious cocktails with panoramic views of the scenic downtown and river.


Score: 92.08


More information: thealidahotel.com



2. Perry Lane Hotel

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Rating: 92.00


More information: marriott.com



3. Mansion on Forsyth Park

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Score: 90.94


More information: www.kesslercollection.com



4. JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District Score: 89.90

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5. Savannah Riverfront Bohemian Hotel

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Score: 87.15


More information: marriott.com