With original pine floors, handsome woodwork, and exposed brick, this is a hotel that provides the charm and intimacy of a B&B. Rooms with their own wrought-iron balconies, which overlook the street, are decidedly the best. Some bathrooms have traditional claw-foot tubs as well as separate modern showers. The lobby segues into the bar and then into sophisticated 45 Bistro, one of the city's top eateries. Different spaces reflect different parts of Savannah's history,
from its founding to the Civil War, when it served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. A full breakfast is offered in the lovely atrium, and there's a complimentary wine-and-cheese reception in the lobby Sunday through Thursday.