A Savannah landmark, the Planters Inn makes sure its guests mix and mingle—the evening wine-and-cheese reception is a house party where the concierge introduces fellow guests, a good cross-section of leisure and business travelers, many of whom are repeats. Built in 1812, the hotel's lobby retains the regal tone of a bygone golden age, with classical music adding to the ambience. Guest rooms are decorated with fine fabrics and Baker furnishings (a 1920s design named
for the Dutch immigrant cabinetmaker). The best overlook Reynolds Square; some have working fireplaces. Continental breakfast is delivered to your room. Guests are asked (with a wink) not to disturb the friendly ghost who reputedly inhabits the hotel.