Pet-Friendly Savannah Hotels

by Tricia Chaves
Savannah and its surrounding area offer plenty of outdoor areas for hiking with your pet.

Savannah and its surrounding area offer plenty of outdoor areas for hiking with your pet.

Chattahoochee River, Georgia image by StylezInk from Fotolia.com

With the diverse selection and quality of pet-friendly lodging in Savannah, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t bring your four-legged family member on your trip. If you want to get in some play time at an off-leash park, visit the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton Streets and the Beasley Dog Park downtown on Broad Street.

Bed and Breakfast

The Foley House Inn welcomes pets of all sizes in the Carriage House and Garden Level rooms for a one-time $50 pet charge (as of November 2010). The inn consists of two historic mansions located on Chippewa Square built in 1868 and 1896. Guest accommodations feature unique architectural elements like pot-bellied stone fireplaces and exposed brick walls. The whimsical furnishings include four-poster beds with canopies dressed in down comforters. Some rooms have deep two-person hot tubs. Enjoy a hearty southern breakfast that received accolades from "Conde Nast Traveler." Your pet can join you while you shop for everyday necessities, luxury items and costumes at the Canine Palace, a half mile south on Abercorn Street.

Convenient to Airport

TownePlace Suites Savannah Airport welcomes your pet for $25 per night up to a maximum of $75 per stay (as of November 2010). The hotel offers cheery accommodations in four spacious floor plans. The yellow and red color scheme on the walls and bedding complement the lemon- and lime-colored overstuffed seating. Deluxe kitchens feature stainless steel appliances and rich-colored hardwood cabinetry. Complimentary extras include airport shuttle service, on-site parking and daily continental breakfast. Many casual eateries are located within walking distance of the hotel. A Paw Above Pet Center and Shaggy Chic Boutique offer grooming service approximately two miles south of TownePlace Suites.

Historic Locale

You can bring your small pet to the Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District for a $75 fee (as of November 2010). The hotel is situated in the historic area of Savannah just steps away from The Lady and Son's restaurant owned by celebrity chef Paula Deen. Rooms have access from the outdoors for quick potty breaks. Traditionally decorated rooms have a color scheme in soft yellow and beige. Amenities at the hotel include a fitness center and outdoor pool. Celebrate your pet and remember your visit to Savannah with a Furry Friends portrait session with local photographer Angela Hopper at a location of your choice or her commercial studio.

Spa and Sporting Resort

The stately Westin Savannah recently underwent a $10 million renovation and welcomes your pet of 40 lbs. or less for a $100 fee (as of November 2010). "Conde Nast Traveler" readers rated the Savannah Westin spa number 51 of the world’s top resort spas. Two bars and two lounges offer food and drinks on-site. Palm trees surround the tranquil outdoor pool. Play golf at the resort’s championship 18-hole course designed by Robert Cupp and Sam Snead. Visit River Street with complimentary ferry service from the Savannah Harbor or arrive with your boat and park it at the deep water dock. Savannah’s Dirty Dogs on West Liberty Street and the Loving Touch on Habersham Street offer dog grooming services within a mile of the resort.

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