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Fodor's Expert Review Residence Inn

500 W. Charlton St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States See on Map

Some of the architecture at this reasonably-priced lodging re-creates the 19th-century cottages that were used to house executives of the Central of Georgia Railroad. Suites boast simple, chic decor with appropriate pops of color, flat-screen TVs, and fully equipped kitchens. A few have decks overlooking the courtyard, complete with a swimming pool, fire pit, and gazebo. Within arm's reach is Tricentennial Park and Battlefield, home of the Savannah Children's Museum.

Staying for a while and need to do laundry? Not a problem — there are laundry facilities onsite.

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Every room is thoughtfully kitted out with the comforts of home: a full kitchen (with full-size fridge, microwave, dishes, and dishwasher), desk with ergonomic chair for long working sessions, and flat-screen TVs. The decor is modern and tasteful and outside noises are blissfully absent.

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The sink area is located outside the generously sized bathroom, which makes washing up more convenient when sharing a room or suite.

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The lobby has a welcoming and expansive layout that has been decorated with intention and taste. In keeping with the inn's homey vibe, it also has chairs and sofas guests can sink into after a long voyage.

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A well-kept pool dominates an outdoor recreation area that also includes a firepit and gazebo. Adults and kids can enjoy quality time together here.

This pet-friendly hotel is fun for Fido because of ample roaming areas around the premises, complete with clean-up stations.

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With weights, elliptical machines, and treadmills, this fitness center has everything you need to stay in shape during your stay.

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The free breakfast is a full meal that will set you up right for the day's escapades. There are also weekly mixers for guests in common areas featuring local food truck fare for purchase and restaurant tastings.

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Getting Around

The easiest and most exciting way to get around downtown Savannah is on foot, which reveals hidden courtyards and quaint shops galore. The local trolley companies that originate from the Visitors Center on MLK Boulevard also offer fascinating—and often colorful—historic tidbits while shuttling visitors around the squares and landmarks. There is a trolley right in front of the hotel.


If you can nab a reservation at The Grey (9-minute walk), don't hesitate. The award-winning art deco eatery, housed in a former Greyhound station, is one of Savannah's true culinary gems. For authentic French bistro cuisine, pop over to 39 Rue de Jean (9-minute walk). The mussels and steak frites are always perfectly succulent. For a low-key taste of the Low Country, Sandfly BBQ (5-minute drive) is a pulled-meat-lover's smorgasbord.


The Distillery (4-minute walk) is a dandy place to sample local brews and in a cool, laidback atmosphere. If you want to venture out with the locals, head over to the legendary Crystal Beer Parlor (6-minute walk), which also serves a mean she-crab soup. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Artillery (10-minute walk), an uber-chic mixological heaven with lavish decor and cocktails.


This is true home-away-from-home comfort in a quiet neighborhood close to the downtown action, which may be the best of all worlds for some, especially those traveling with families and pets.


Pet Friendly


Phones: 912-233–9996

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