From General Sherman's history-making Civil War march to the birthplace of the Girl Scouts of America, Savannah is a narrative for much of America's history. Today, Savannah's Historic District -- a National Historic Landmark -- represents a blend of Georgian, Gothic and Greek Revival architecture from the 1700s and 1800s. The area hosts a number of festivals, art galleries, street-side cafes, oak-lined cobblestone avenues and pricey hotels. But a number of thoughtful, inexpensive historic district hotels can be had for less than a Ben Franklin.
Country Inn & Suites Savannah Historic District
Exuding the ambiance of Savannah's historic district, Country Inn & Suites is a budget option with flair, from the hotel's red brick facade facing Montgomery Street to dark wood furnishings adorning the rooms. The 101-room hotel, with 12 suites, features cost-saving amenities like free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast. Other hotel features include a meeting room, two board rooms, an indoor heated pool and fitness center. Guestrooms have flat-screen televisions, microwave and mini-fridge. Rates begin at $82 per night as of 2010.
Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District
Blocks from historic River Street, City Market and Paula Deen's famed restaurant, Best Western Plus provides one of the most inexpensive hotel accommodations in Savannah's Historic District with rates as low as $69 per night, including continental breakfast, as of 2010. Each comfortable room provides guest with Internet access, mini-fridge and cable television. The hotel has a heated outdoor pool, business and fitness centers, and daytime concierge.
Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah Historic District
The Hampton Inn & Suites seamlessly blends into Savannah's historic district. A cobblestone sidewalk shaded by majestic oaks parallels the hotel. Hardwood floors, a striking staircase, crown molding, a fireplace and Georgian reproduction furnishings greet guests as they enter the lobby. The hotel, with an average rate of $89 per night as of 2010, includes breakfast, provides a Hilton brand experience and is a few minutes stroll to River Walk, City Market, and dozens of boutiques and restaurants. Guestrooms have white linens, granite baths, microwaves, mini-fridges, Internet and work desks.
Courtyard Savannah Downtown/Historic District
The highlight of Courtyard Savannah, a Marriott hotel, is the elevated patio littered with wood furniture and manicured greenery, overlooking the Historical District. The hotel features a quaint lobby, bellhop service, a cafe serving breakfast, delivery service from local restaurants, and an outdoor pool and hot tub. Guestrooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, weekday newspaper delivery, and dark wood furnishing and white linens highlighting Savannah's old world charm. Rates begin at $89 per night as of 2010.