Savannah earns its reputation as the epicenter of antebellum grace and Southern charm. Nowhere on earth are there so many delightful, small boutique hotels and interesting bed and breakfast inns, serving up pleasantly surprising menus of manners, gardens, and elaborate furnishings.
Most Savannah hotels are located right in the center of the city on the south banks of the Savannah River, in what is referred to as the Historic District. One after the other, each inn just as beguiling as the next, these beautiful architectural creations lure guests with details that defy description and gardens so luxurious they’ll make you blush. Furnishings, linens, and accent pieces will astound you with their beauty and authenticity, whispering back to a more gracious time. There are, of course, modern chain hotels as well, but it would seem almost sinful not to at least explore these grand dames while on vacation in Savannah.
Savannah-area hotels abound at locations near the Hilton Head resort area. While the ride from the airport is a bit farther, the scenery is magnificent and the beaches are both wild and beautiful. As a rule, hotels on the beach are a bit more expensive than those in town, but there are a few exceptions. Overall, for a resort area, hotel rates in both Savannah and Hilton Head are not overly expensive.
While most of the area hotels in the historic district do not have pools, the seashore awaits just a short drive away. Hotels on the beach in Hilton Head almost all offer pools and spas in addition to having the seashore just steps away. Tennis and golf are also big amenities at the resort hotels, and are often made available to those staying in the city of Savannah.