We booked a 3 night stay here after reading the reviews of other mid-price hotels in/near the Historic District. We're glad we did.
The hotel is relatively new, clean, and cookie cutter - which in this case is good. That was fine with us as we were looking for a base to explore Savannah.
What sold us was the location, one block from Bay Street, two blocks from City Market, and three blocks from River Street. It was easy leaving the car in the valet parking ($15 per night; garage in the basement levels of the hotel) and exploring by foot or on the guided tour services.
The front desk staff was very welcoming and helpful at check-in and provided great dining recommendations. One of their recommendations was this: after you get your fill of southern cooking, visit Vinnie-A-Go-Gos, a pizza place at the Montgomery Street/Franklin Square entrance to City Market. We had huge slices of neapolitan style pizza. We heard the calzones were great too.
Back to the hotel: it had an outdoor pool on the 2nd floor. We didn't go swimming, but sat out on the patio a bit. The rooms were on the medium size for a king-bed room and clean. The bathroom was a good size and is notable for the immense counter space. Housekeeping was acceptable; but they do make their rounds relatively early in the day. Wi-fi worked fine.
We didn't eat in the hotel restaurant or take advantage of the $10 breakfast buffet.
Some have commented on feeling insecure in the neighborhood. We didn't find our block to be any different than any other place we visited in Savannah day or night. For a small city, it has its share of panhandlers. And with the nearby Savannah College of Art and Design, lots of college students enjoying the liberties of the open container law.
We'll recommend this hotel to friends and would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the newest Savannah downtown hotel, the Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District, located at the corner of Bay Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. We are one block from the City Market, Savannah's famous River Street and adjacent to the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Whether traveling for business or pleasure our Holiday Inn hotel provides the perfect setting, services and amenities to meet the needs of corporate or leisure travelers. From the free WIFI, full service restaurant and bar, to your choice of soft or firm pillows, we have you covered. Our Savannah hotel offers a great location and environment for business meetings and special events. Our downtown Savannah hotel is located in the midst of elegant historic homes, buildings, museums, with views of the Savannah River. Close by, you will find picturesque scenery, cobblestone streets, excellent restaurants, nighttime entertainment, charming boutiques, and antique shops unique to historic Savannah. Savannah welcomes guests from around the world, offering attractions and events in the Savannah downtown area and throughout the Savannah Low-country. You will enjoy Savannah's history and charm plus the convenience of being close to Savannah History Museum, Roundhouse Railroad Museum and more. The nearby Savannah Visitor's Center provides assistance with planning your day and details on the great adventures one can experience while visiting Savannah. ... more less
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