The location is definitely the best feature of this hotel. It is on the corner of Bay St. and Abercorn. Just across Bay St. are the steps leading down to River Walk. And just across Abercorn is a trolley stop. Around the corner is The Pink House, perhaps Savannah's most famous restaurant. Right next door is a public parking garage-- five dollars a day. (Or you could choose $20/day valet parking.). Abercorn is kind of centrally located in the historic section. You can walk straight up Abercorn to Reynold's Square, Oglethorpe Square, Colonial Park Cemetary, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Lafayette Square and Calhoun Square.
There is a great little bar off the lobby--nice after a day of walking!
The decor is modern and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful.
But there were problems. Our room wasn't ready when we arrived at 5:15pm. When we did get to the room the smell of Clorox was overwhelming. ( I noticed this strong odor in other areas where they were cleaning. It's good to have everything clean and germ free, but the odor was so strong.)
One elevator wasn't working. During our first night our toilet blocked up (maybe the reason it wasn't ready on time?). When my husband called the desk in the morning they brought us a plunger--and left! My husband got the toilet working again. The plunger remained in our bathroom for our 3-day visit. The maid did clean each day. But she never emptied the ice bucket. The bed was very comfortable but the pillows were not.
And the Wi-fi was so slow that we gave up.
Elevators and toilets do break from time to time and the problems weren't awful. So I would give this a medium rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in the heart of the historic district and soak up the splendor that is Savannah. Next time your travels take you to Savannah, choose the brand new Holiday Inn Express Historic District. This contemporary Southern style property is located right on Bay St. and is surrounded by dozens of boutiques, restaurants, River Street and Savannah s famed squares. It features a graceful lobby, full service fireside lobby bar, a rooftop pool and gazebo and guest rooms equipped with flat screen TVs. Rates include deluxe continental breakfast and high speed internet access. ... more less
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