Hotels for Pets in Savannah, Georgia

by Cicely A. Richard

The picturesque city of Savannah, Georgia, embraces its Southern heritage with historic neighborhoods lined with antebellum homes and shaded by oak trees draped in moss. Pet-friendly hotels accommodate visitors traveling with dogs or cats, several of which are located in Savannah’s historic districts. Guest can take their pets on walks in front of buildings dating back to the 18th century or enjoy a day relaxing in Forsyth Park.

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Airport Hotels

Staybridge Suites Savannah Airport is one mile for the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and offers complimentary shuttle service. It accepts pets up to 80 lbs. for a non-refundable fee for each pet, and pet owners must bring up-to-date vaccination records. Hotel amenities include a convenience store, board games and an outdoor pool. Suites offer full kitchens with cooking and dining utensils, DVD players and sofa beds. Days Inn Savannah Airport is approximately two and a half miles from the international airport. It offers free shuttle service from 5 a.m. to midnight. Days Inn allows pets for a daily fee. Guests must call the hotel because it does not have a set number of dogs accepted in guest rooms. The hotel has a restaurant and lounge and guest rooms offer basic amenities, including Internet access.

Historic District

Residence Inn Savannah Downtown/Historic District resembles a collection of 19th-century cottages that feature private gardens lined with brick paths. The property also has a gazebo, fire pit and landscaped pool area. The interior boasts modern décor in neutral colors. It is around the corner from Savannah’s welcome center. It accepts pets for non-refundable cleaning fees. The hotel provides grocery shopping services. All one- and two-bedroom suites have full kitchens and connect to the courtyard. Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District is within walking distance of the historic First African Baptist and The Lady and Son’s, Paula Deen’s restaurant. Best Western accepts pets for a non-refundable fee, and pet owners must sign a pet agreement upon check-in. The hotel charges a daily parking fee. Guest rooms offer Internet access.

Port Wentworth/Savannah

Super 8 Port Wentworth/Savannah Area is 10 miles from the Savannah Historic District, River Street and the Ships of the Sea Museum. It accepts small for a non-refundable fee. Hotel amenities include truck/RV parking spaces and complimentary breakfast. All rooms have refrigerators, and the hotel charges extra for cots and cribs. Sleep Inn is 10 miles from Savannah Historic District and six miles from the international airport. This property accepts pets up to 30 lbs. for a fee. The hotel provides a guest copy/fax machine, room service and a seasonal outdoor pool. All rooms have wireless Internet access; however, guest may rent microwaves and refrigerators.

Waterfront Resort

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa overlooks historic River Street in the Savannah River District. The resort has a marina and offers free ferry service. The Westin accepts dogs up to 40 lbs. for a non-refundable deposit and offers dog beds. The resort features a riverside pool with a hot tub and cabana, tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course and spa treatments. The concierge desk arranges tee times, tours and babysitting. Guest rooms contain 42-inch flat-screen televisions, bathrobes and Internet access.

About the Author

Based in Tucson, Ariz., Cicely A. Richard has been writing since 1996. Her articles have been published in the “Arizona Daily Star” newspaper and “ForeWord Magazine.” Richard earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Louisiana State University. .