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Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   700 Drayton St., Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #33 of 112 hotels in Savannah
Newbury, United Kingdom
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“Could have been perfect!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I concur with all the positive reviews about this hotel. It has very comfortable beds which ensure a good nights sleep and the hotel staff are charming.
We were let down badly however, with the shuttle which failed to pick us up at night albeit we were at the appointed rendezvous 15 minutes before the due time. The driver claimed he had driven by but nobody was waiting!!
In recompense the hotel paid for a taxi and provided us with chocolate coated strawberries and a bottle of wine. This was a nice gesture and much appreciated.
One small housekeeping/maintenance note: the toilets by the pool had dirt on the tiled skirting boards and the doors badly need a lick of paint. That said these are minor points compared to the great experience we had at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed for a long weekend. The hotel is beautiful. Loved the art work. The bathrooms were gorgeous. More lighting is needed in the room. The dark paint is beautiful during the day but makes for a very dark room at night. The light fixtures were nice but not very effective. The bed was extremely comfortable. The pool is small but very nice. The food at 700 Drayton was delish. Jessica at the front desk and Dawn at the bar were fantastic!! Great employees! Friendly and accommodating.
We were a little disappointed in the size of the gym. If more than four people were working out, it was crowded.
Paying for WiFi...Really????? They really need to re-think that one. Huge turn off. Not giving an excellent rating because of that.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A lovely hotel with very nice service.
It has a great lobby bar and delicious drinks and cuisine.
There is a small pool to enjoy and interesting Art all over the hotel.
The room was good size and a spacious bathroom.
Service was friendly , fast and welcoming.
Skip concierge access. Not really worth the cost. Average breakfast and bites at night.
There is a shuttle to the river.
Overall a very pleasant stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I stayed at this hotel last month for my birthday and it was a pleasant experience. The rooms are decorated very nice and the bed is extremely comfortable. Our room overlooked the pool area, which happened to be very relaxing as well. The hotel is filled with eccentric art pieces and the surrounding area is very serene as the hotel is just across the street from a large beautiful park. The hotel also offers a free shuttle to the downtown/ river street main strip if you're looking to dine or shop in that area. The hotel is interconnected with a residential area so if you can find parking on the sidewalks surrounding the hotel, save your money and dont pay the $22 nightly valet rate. Staff was very friendly and gave us great recommendations during our stay. Can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I went to this property on business. I arrived late and the late night staff was very good. Hotel was very nice. I will be back often. Top ten hotels I have ever been to and I travel often. This is a no brainer.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This hotel was a nice surprise! Had originally booked my stay at Westin but had seen a local spa deal on Travelzoo for their spa. After purchasing the spa deal, I decided to change my hotel destination and so glad I did. Price was comparable to Westin, Hilton or other full service hotel in town.

The location was perfect for me. I was visiting Savannah to get my daughter off to SCAD and was conveniently located. Quiet streets and a gorgeous park with restaurant and bar on site, cafe across the street. It would be a long walk to downtown, take the free shuttle and save your energy to walk the downtown area.

The room was just beautiful. I loved all the chandeliers, velvet drapery, and comfy pretty bed. Shower was awesome and a huge soaking tub, pick up some bath salts when shopping the many stores. The pool was nice and quiet where we enjoyed a nap one afternoon.

We were on concierige level. I noticed several reviews that mentioned it wasn't worth the extra money but I thought it paid for itself. The breakfast was simple but I like my coffee, fruit and toast. We did go and get our wine in the evening and a little snack before dinner. Agreed that the location of the lounge was not ideal, but the front desk did say that they were preparing to have it on the 4th floor again.

The spa was small but very nice. They were doing some renovations so there was no place to relax after treatment. That was disappointing, I decided to wait in my room while my daughter finished up her treatments. Hope that reno is completed soon to make a spa visit complete.

We enjoyed the onsite restaurant for a lunch and a dinner, both providing exceptional service and food.

Overall loved this place and will stay here every time I return to Savannah to visit my daughter at school.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Manson.

We loved the location - just on Forsyth Park, beautiful 20 minute walk down the very beautiful Bull St with all its magnificient Squares and surrounding beautiful Mansions to the river front. Nice coffee shops, restaurants and antique shops all the way down. Very magical.

The only problem is the Hotel.

Rooms are very average - we stayed in supposedly a suite - but it was just one big room.

Furnishing average, room lighting poor, shower products (eg shampoo etc) poor quality. No bath salts or bubble bath stuff unless you pay $25+. So if you have a bath you have to just be happy with soap only - there is not even shower gel.

It was a park view suite - but it had a small window with furniture in front - so no view at all really.

We are gold Marriott members so we had access to the concierge level for a continental breakfast. Terrible setup, no atmosphere at all, cold worn table tops with no table cloth - not nice at all and very limited choice of food - some cold boiled eggs, cereal boxes, some uninviting pastries and mini quiches. We settled for the bagels and fresh fruit.. Styrofoam cups as well for coffee.

They recommended we try their world famous 'old savannah ice cream' while we were there - that was supposed to have nougatine, short bread, caramel and rum - what we got was a tasteless ice cream murdered with strawberry sirup. It had not one of the above listed ingedients. When we queried it, rather than investigating (and admitting it was clearly wrong and fixing the problem) they just offered us a credit. We did not want a credit - we wanted to get what we ordered.. Just investigate it and fix it next time - but that was too hard.

House keeping was also a problem - we would leave at 8am, put a sign out to make our room, return at 2.30pm - room still unmade.

Lastly it has the feel of an old tired hotel.

The staff are generally very helpful unless there is a problem - then they struggle to handle it well.

I will not be staying here again.

We tossed up between this and the Hamilton Turner inn - having seen the Hamilton Turner inn I would try that next time - great location, beautiful old house..

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 700 Drayton St., Savannah, GA 31401
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Savannah
#14 Business Hotel in Savannah
#24 Romantic Hotel in Savannah
#35 Family Hotel in Savannah
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection 4.5*
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