The Best Hotels for History-Lovers in Savannah

Clea Hernandez | February 22, 2018

Savannah is known internationally as a place to experience the history and preserved grandeur of a bygone era. Although the town has many fine examples of 1800s architecture, these accommodations are truly exceptional home-bases for travelers exploring the settlement's yesteryears. Period appropriate antiques, woodwork, and art create an especially authentic atmosphere. These are the best hotels in Savannah's historic district.

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#6

Gastonian

Why it made the list

No detail is overlooked to make you feel that you have been transported back in time; the ornately framed antique paintings and fresh flowers complete the sumptuous atmosphere. Many of the rooms also lead out to classic wooden balconies.

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#5

Planters Inn

Why it made the list

Antique reproduction furnishings, botanically inspired drapes covering floor-to-ceiling windows, and regal four-poster beds conjure an Old Savannah fantasy here. Televisions are cleverly hidden in elegant wooden cabinets so as not to detract from the illusion of grandeur. No detail is overlooked in the retelling of this antebellum story for modern travelers.

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#4

The Presidents' Quarters

Why it made the list

Beautifully appointed rooms with loads of nice extras, a magical courtyard, and the best upscale Southern breakfast around make the Presidents' Inn and Quarters a tourist favorite every year. Traditional Southern opulence and comfort await.

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#3

Catherine Ward House Inn

Why it made the list

Combining its close proximity to Forsyth Park with a chance to briefly reside in one of the most beautifully renovated examples of Victorian architecture, this spot is a fast-track to a memorable vacation. Visitors enter the residence by climbing a short flight of stairs to a classic front porch appointed with wicker chairs for taking in a balmy Savannah evening. Sweet tea is a must.

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#2

Ballastone Inn

Why it made the list

Step back into the Victorian era at this sumptuous inn on the National Register of Historic Places, which features fine antiques and reproductions. Luxurious scented linens, down blankets on canopied beds, and a collection of original framed prints from Harper's are scattered throughout.

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#1

Kehoe House

Why it made the list

From impeccable wood floors to crown molding, each room is painstakingly preserved to showcase the home's original grandeur. But never at the cost of modern convenience. Tasteful opulence and comfort are woven into every last detail: linens, embroidery, paint, fixtures. Rooms are spacious and thoughtfully laid out, without exception.

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  • 6. Gastonian
    220 E. Gaston St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States
  • 5. Planters Inn
    29 Abercorn St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States
  • 4. The Presidents' Quarters
    225 E. President St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States
  • 3. Catherine Ward House Inn
    118 E. Waldburg St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States
  • 2. Ballastone Inn
    14 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States
  • 1. Kehoe House
    123 Habersham St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States

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