The interiors at the Andaz make quite a statement: The exposed-brick walls in the spacious lobby are offset by cozy, nested seating areas. The location overlooking Ellis Square, two blocks from the river, can't be beat. The restaurant serves farm-to-table breakfast and dinner and the bar is renowned for the uniquely Southern delicacy of complimentary candied bacon. A small but attractive pool on a second-floor terrace is good for catching rays, cooling off, and watching the beautiful people. Rooms have fine linens, complimentary minibar snacks and nonalcoholic beverages, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Rooms range from relatively basic king bedrooms to suites with kitchenettes and separate living spaces. High-quality furniture, excellent design, and harmonious Feng Shui make the rooms feel larger than they really are. The beds and linens are top of the line.
Ask for a higher floor facing Ellis square for the best views.
Bathrooms are modern, with very spacious showers and fragrant bath products that are gentle on the skin.
Guests enter from bustling Ellis Square through a floor-to-ceiling glass entrance, next to the stylish bar. Bright modern art, glossy floors and angular, patterned furniture make the check-in area hip and happening.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The self-park garage sometimes fills up on the weekends, so the $30 per day valet parking may be worth it, especially since it comes with in-and-out privileges.
The pool is well maintained and heated during cooler months. Well-padded furniture, a water wall, and a fire pit make for a cozy, relaxing experience.
Guests have 24-hour access to ellipticals, treadmills, stationary bikes and weights.
22 Square proves that hotel restaurants can indeed be top-of-the-line, priding themselves on utilizing only the finest sustainably sourced local produce and meat. As a result, the menu changes with the seasons, ensuring the freshest ingredients make it into the southern-inspired dishes.
While staying here, visitors are deep in the heart of the Downtown Historic District, so it's most enjoyable to park the car for as long as possible and walk, bike, pedicab, or take a trolley tour.
Tequila’s Town (4-minute walk) has excellent Mexican eats, with a super-efficient and friendly staff. The tableside guacamole, Sopa Azteca, and various versions of street tacos are highlights. There's often a brunch-time line outside of Goose Feathers Cafe (2-minute walk), but if you have the time their quiches and locally named sandwiches are well worth the wait. If you can nab a reservation at The Grey (7-minute walk) for dinner, don't hesitate. The award-winning art deco eatery, housed in a former Greyhound station, is one of Savannah's true culinary gems.
At Circa 1875 Gastropub (3-minute walk), the antique dark wood paneling, low lighting and vintage decor transport you back in time, as classic jazz buzzes quietly in the background. Perfect for a date night, but swing by early or late. This spot is popular. The Jinx (2-minute walk), Savannah’s go-to for rock and roll, sits directly across the square from the hotel. Their happy hour special goes until 8 p.m.: “Buy one, get your next drink for a dollar.”
WHY WE LIKE IT
If it’s good enough for the celebs, it’s good enough for us. Savannah’s recent frequent selection as a location for major motion pictures has caused the Andaz to be a potential spot to catch a glimpse of A-List stars.