Savannah's AAA Four Diamond Hotels
By AAA Travel Editors | June 01, 2023
Lovely, historic Savannah boasts nine AAA Four Diamond hotels. Read about the highlights of each to see where you might want to stay.
14 Barnard St.
At this modern six-story, 151-room hotel on Ellis Square, you’ll be greeted with a beverage at check-in, and you’ll be delighted to find some of your room’s nonalcoholic minibar items are also complimentary. Highlights include the second-floor terrace’s heated pool and fire pit; this rooftop spot looks even more picture-perfect at night when strings of white lights brighten the space. There’s an onsite bar, and the restaurant offers breakfast, dinner and room service. City Market’s shopping, dining and snacking opportunities are just a block away as well. A renovation is in the Andaz’s future, so stay tuned to see what it’ll bring.Book Now
The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Autograph Collection
102 W. Bay St.
Built in 2009, the Bohemian occupies a new building, but one that fits well within its historical riverfront surroundings. Your room view could be of the river or historic district, or if you have a corner unit, both! The 18th-century maritime era has influenced design elements throughout the multistory brick property, but there has been no skimping on modern luxuries. One of its main draws is Rocks on the Roof, a rooftop lounge offering drinks, tapas, live music and a fire pit along with amazing views of Savannah.Book Now
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Courtesy of The Gastonian
220 E. Gaston St.
The Gastonian bed-and-breakfast, just two blocks from Forsyth Park, is unique in that it encompasses two adjacent 1868 Regency Italianate mansions. The houses are connected via a walkway, and the lovely courtyard in the middle presents a perfect photo backdrop for capturing your stay. Inside you’ll encounter a subtle elegance created with English antiques and fireplaces in the common areas and the 17 distinctively decorated rooms. You’re invited to have daily drinks and light eats in the parlor.Book Now
Courtesy of Hamilton Turner Inn
330 Abercorn St.This Second Empire mansion, now a bed-and-breakfast, was built for businessman Samuel Pugh Hamilton in 1873; 10 years later it became the city’s first residence to have electricity. Each of the 17 rooms in this elegant AAA Inspector Pick dons a name representative of local history. The inn’s location on Lafayette Square, also home to the Andrew Low House, Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, is part of its appeal—as is mingling in the parlor when afternoon and evening refreshments are served.Book Now
Courtesy of The Kehoe House
123 Habersham St.Kehoe House has been a bed-and-breakfast since the early 1990s. Built in 1892, this gorgeous four-story Renaissance Revival mansion was home to William Kehoe—an Irish immigrant who made his fortune in the iron industry—and his wife and 10 children. Today’s occupants get to choose from 13 guest rooms and enjoy nightly hors d’oeuvres, desserts, coffee and wine. The property faces Columbia Square and sits kitty-corner to the 1820 Federal-style Davenport House, well worth a guided tour.Book Now
Courtesy of The Kimpton Brice Hotel
The Kimpton Brice Hotel
601 E. Bay St.
In its younger days, this 1860s building nestled between Emmet Park and Washington Square served as a cotton warehouse and Coca-Cola bottling plant among other functions. These days it is a three-story 145-room hotel, part of the Kimpton hotel chain. Amenities include an outdoor pool and complimentary bike rental, and book lovers will enjoy browsing and borrowing from the hotel’s extensive collection. The Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar showcases local ingredients and is a convenient and tasty dining choice.Book Now
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Mansion on Forsyth Park
700 Drayton St.More than 400 pieces of original artwork adorn the interior—including each of the 125 rooms—of this gorgeous Victorian Romanesque mansion bordering Forsyth Park. A spa, a cooking school, an art gallery and two lounges ensure your stay at this AAA Inspector Pick will be entertaining. The AAA Three Diamond 700 Drayton on the premises features art, high ceilings and beautiful wood floors and walls, creating a sophisticated setting for fine dining.Book Now
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
1 Resort Dr.
This AAA Inspector Pick lies across the Savannah River on Hutchinson Island. Some rooms include balconies, and your view could be of a golf course, downtown or the river. Among the property’s dining options is the Aqua Star, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a popular Sunday brunch with live jazz. While the Westin’s golf course, spa, pool and bars can keep you plenty occupied, you may want to eventually head to the Savannah historic district; if so, make use of the free ferry service to River Street.Book Now