Savannah is one of my favorite places for a weekend getaway and recently all of my favorite spots were booked, so I settled on the Residence Inn. The price for a one bedroom with queen and kitchennette was $141/nt.-- I can usually land a place on the river or in the historic district for this price, but this reservationwas made the day I left home for the trip so I had to bite the bullet for my last-minute plans. When I arrived at the hotel there was no one at the front desk and the lobby area was crowded with workmen. There were noisy sanders and sheetrock dust that I stepped around. I waited and waited and called out with no results. Finally, one of the workmen left the job and went behind the counter and returned with a young clerk. She seemed annoyed at being interrupted and a bit embarrassed by the situation, but she gave me my key and I was soon settled in the room. I really appreciated the very well-equipped kitchen as I took advantage of having the Fresh Market int he nearby shopping center and made diinner in the room one night during my stay. I did not find the bed comfortable and the bathtub would not drain. The refrigerator was noisy and I disconnected the icemaker function which helped somewhat. The room was huge, and the sofa was a sofabed so it would have been great for a family, but more linens would have been needed in order to use it. The closet held a blanket and extra pillow, but I used those on the queen bed. I did not need the space as i was traveling alone but this was the only room I could find. The room did hot have any of the items often found in other rooms I have stayed in here--the magazines and tourist information, etc, but there was microwave popcorn, and cofee,sugar, salt and pepper. The furnishings were functional. The TV was on a stocky cabinet with a lazy susanso it could be turned to face the bed or the sofa. There were two barstools at the counter and one other chair. The view out the window was of a parking lot and commercial area and there was some street noise--loiud radios on cars that came into the lot and a garbage truck's back up beeping, but overall it was mostly quiet. Hotels located near the historic district allow one to get out and walk the lovely squares and parks, but if you stay here you will have to drive in and find parking to do that. I would guess if you are looking for a reasonable "base" to explore Savannah then this hotel will suffice as it is on a main traffic artery into downtown. It is just that I don't care to go through traffic light after traffic light and search for parking in order to get to the charm of this city--this neighborhood is much more strip shopping center after strip shopping center. Hotels localted to the historic district have just as many amenities and much more charm for a comparable price if you plan ahead and look for special deals. The included breakfast was uneven. On the first morning even though I arrived long before the ending time some of the items had not been replenished. The choice is better than some budget chains, but it wasn't anything to get excited about so the next day I went downstairs for a cup of coffee but the place was crowded and i decided to drive into town to a sidewalk cafe for breakfast. One plus is that there is no charge for parking and most hotels closer to the historic district tack on a parkig charge on top of the room rate.
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