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Additional Hotel Choices in Savannah

There's simply not room to recommend all the good hotels, motels, inns, and B&Bs in Savannah. Here are a few more recommendations. And if you are just looking for a reliable chain hotel, consider the Hilton Garden Inn, Sheraton Four Points, Homewood Suites, Extended Stay, or Doubletree.

Hilton Savannah Desoto. Expect tasteful contemporary furnishings and all the standard amenities of an upscale chain at this 15-floor property with a rooftop pool, on-site restaurant and pub, and convenient downtown location. Rooms are simply appointed but have all the mainstays of modernity. A large property, there is ample meeting space for large conventions. For the best view of the city's historic skyline, ask for a room on the 13th floor. Pros: second-floor rooftop pool; nice skyline views on the 13th floor; complimentary Wi-Fi. Cons: on-street parking or pricey valet. 15 E. Liberty St., Historic District, Savannah, GA, 31401. 912/232–9000 or 800/426–8483. 246, 5 suites. N/A.

Inn at Ellis Square. Located in the Guckenheimer Building, the Inn at Ellis Square received a historic preservation award for its attention to detail in renovating the nationally registered landmark that once housed one of Savannah's central grocery stores. Constructed in 1851 and renovated in 2005, the Inn at Ellis Square is a modest, moderately priced hotel in an excellent location a whistle-stop away from River Street. A mid-rise property, its rooms, while rather plain and basic, are popular with families; all have similar costs, so ask for a high-floor room with a view. Pros: complimentary deluxe continental breakfast; on-site pool, fitness center, and lounge; free Wi-Fi. Cons: pay for parking in the parking garage under Ellis Square, but visit the square's visitors center first for a hefty discounted pass; the understated lobby and room furnishings leave much to be desired. 201 W. Bay St., Historic District, Savannah, GA, 31401. 912/236–4440. 195. N/A.

Residence Inn. Some of the architecture here recreates 19th-century cottages reminiscent of management housing for the Central of Georgia Railroad, and suites boast simple, chic decor with appropriate pops of color, LCD televisions, and fully equipped kitchens. A few suites have decks overlooking the courtyard, complete with pool, fire pit, and gazebo. Within arm's reach of the Museums at Tricentennial Park & Battlefield, including the Savannah Children's Museum. Pros: outdoor pool, gym, complimentary hot breakfast, and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel make it a good deal at a reasonable price. Cons: location on the western edge of Historic District isn't the best; definitely looks and feels like a chain hotel; must pay for parking; unhelpful staff. 500 W. Charlton St., Historic District, Savannah, GA, 31401. 912/233–9996. 109. N/A. Breakfast.

Springhill Suites. This hotel is a sparkling example of how a mid-range chain can modernize its look to stand beside any boutique hotel. The lobby is a study in sleek, contemporary design, with shimmery aqua drapes lining its windows and high-end, ultramodern light fixtures. The rooms are minimalist in style but smartly appointed for a chain hotel. A 24-hour market is well stocked with snacks and beverages. Outdoor pool and hot tub with cozy, chic lounge chairs will help you wind down at the end of the day. Pros: all rooms are suites and include refrigerators and microwaves; on-site gym; free Wi-Fi and hot buffet breakfast included. Cons: some bathrooms are small and stark; parking is pricey. 150 Montgomery St., Historic District, Savannah, GA, 31401. 912/629–5300. 160. N/A.

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