Savannah Upscale Hotels

by Nannie Kate

Savannah, Georgia, personifies old Southern charm with its tree-lined streets, manicured squares, stately old mansions, rich history and celebration of gracious living. Visitors who stay in Savannah's upscale hotels, particularly those in the historic parts of town, will experience a taste of the opulence and the aura of days gone by.

Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront

The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront rises above the waters of the historic Savannah River, its dramatic golden columns giving the first hint of the luxury waiting inside. The one-of-a-kind rooms in this hotel are modern yet reminiscent of the early days when the waterway was plied by steamboats. Expect striking furnishings, sumptuous bedding and original pieces of art when you stay at the Bohemian. You will find carved wood cabinets that house bathroom sinks, wood lockers that double as end tables and other creative touches throughout the hotel. Dine in the Rocks on the River Grill for a full menu of casual favorites such as hamburgers, steaks and pizza. For a festive evening, the Rocks on the Roof provides light tapas fare and live music.

River Street Inn

The historic district of Savannah houses the River Street Inn, a gracious hotel that holds an afternoon social hour with wine and a selection of savory hors d'oeuvres. Old-fashioned bedding, some with romantic canopies, adds to the charm of this former cotton warehouse. Some rooms have richly buffed hardwood floors, while in others you will find deep, soft carpet under your feet. The River Street Inn has four dining and lounge options, including Tubby's Tankhouse, a casual seafood restaurant, and Huey's New Orleans Cafe, which gives a nod to classic New Orleans dishes. Try the red beans and rice or the shrimp and grits at Huey's.

Planters Inn

Walk to shopping districts and museums when you stay at the Planters Inn in Savannah or allow the hotel to arrange a luxury car for your transportation needs as you explore the squares and outlying landmarks of Savannah. In pretty weather enjoy breakfast on the patio and take your other meals in the hotel's wood-floored restaurant, the Olde Pink House. This restaurant, built in the 1700s long before the Planters Inn was added, serves a variety of gourmet seafood and pork tenderloin dishes along with typically Southern collard greens, sweet potatoes and fried green tomatoes. Downstairs, in the cellar of the Olde Pink House, you will find the Planters Tavern, where you can enjoy piano-bar ambiance along with libations of choice.

Mansion on Forsyth Park

The red-bricked Mansion on Forsyth Park was, at one time, a splendid Victorian home. It now houses 126 guest rooms that are individually decorated. Visit the on-site Grand Bohemian Gallery, where you will find hundreds of pieces of art, including paintings, jewelry and sculptures. Would-be chefs can indulge in cooking lessons at the Mansion with one-on-one or group instruction. The 700 Drayton restaurant offers fine dining in elegant surroundings. For socializing, try an evening in the Casimir for jazz and upbeat entertainment or the Bosendorfer Lounge for drinks alongside the Bosendorfer grand piano. The iconic Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House Restaurant, serving classic Southern dishes for lunch only, is a short walk away.

About the Author

In 2007 Nannie Kate discovered that the words she had been writing all her life had an actual cash value. She's been writing professionally through brokers ever since. With an English major background she creates articles and ebooks on a wide variety of subjects.