Welcome to the Best Western Savannah Historic District where history meets comfort with a dose of true Southern Hospitality.
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We are conveniently located in the nation’s largest protected historic district at the corner of Bay Street and MLK only a stone’s throw from the exciting River Street and Factor’s Walk District only a block away. Want more of the true Savannah Experience? Then walk from the hotel one block to the City Market, home of numerous Restaurants, Shops, and Galleries. Want to experience even more of Savannah? Then stop at the Concierge Desk in our lobby and let them book your tour which will pick you up at the hotels front door and take you out to explore the many museums, sites, theaters that make Savannah the Cultural and Historic Gem of the East Coast.
With all of the excitement of staying with us in Downtown Savannah, where the action and party never stops, a good night’s rest will await you in our well-appointed guestrooms where a pillow top bed awaits as well as added amenities to help mute the hustle and bustle outside the hotel including white noise sound machines, air conditioners with a constant fan option, as well as complimentary ear plugs to help you get that good night’s rest. Also, all of our rooms feature free Wi-Fi, refrigerators, and coffee makers to make your stay more enjoyable. Then when you wake refreshed come down to the lobby and enjoy your complimentary hot breakfast which includes the Southern staples of scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy and fresh and hot Belgium waffles with toppings and so much more.
Traveling with a pet? Then bring them with you as we are a pet-friendly hotel with a $25 per night pet fee. Driving In? We do have on-site parking here in Downtown Savannah for a $22 per night fee, this is still one of the most reasonable parking fees for the District.
We hope to have you as our guests here at the Best Western Savannah Historic District
News from the Front Desk
We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotels approval prior to arrival. The pet friendly rate is $25 per day with a $150 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning and damage deposit of $150 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair or cleaning.
Hotel location and the surrounding area
Horrible!! When you check in they hand you ear plugs. When you reach the room, there is a small sign that tells you to use the noise machine to cover the noise of the street traffic and that of the...
Well situated and comfortable hotel near the river. Good selection for breakfast, helpful desk staff, and great concierge. The staff was very welcoming. If you are a light sleeper, the only drawback...
We stayed 3 nights. Newly renovated room was very comfortable. Water height in toilet needs to be adjusted (down). Good wifi. Good selection for breakfast. $22 per night for parking compares...
By Blake W
Ottawa, Canada on 06-Feb-2020
Stayed with family in December 19 for a night while on a road trip to Washington DC.Comfortable and quiet hotel but only minutes walk from waterfront and historic cobbled street areas which are being...
By noel w
We just spent three nights at the BW Savannah in the Historic District. I couldn't believe that they had a (wonderful) concierge to help you with all kinds of reservations. The staff are immensely...
Complimentary full breakfast, full hot breakfast buffet includes: eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, Belgium waffles with toppings, toasts, English muffins, bagels, pastries, muffins, yogurt station, grits, oatmeal station, fresh fruit, juices, coffees, hot chocolate, & hot teas
Concierge, daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cable or satellite television expanded cable including HBO®
Business center a two station business center is available for your use 24-hours a day in our lobby. This includes an all-in-one printer/scanner.
Photocopy, nominal fee
Poolside services, lounge chairs available during operating hours.
Hearing impaired services
Physically challenged facilities
Elevator, wheelchair accessible
Parking for the physically challenged One (1) Vehicle Per Room daily fee $22 USD
Outdoor parking, One (1) Vehicle Per Room one space per room, daily fee $22 USD
Paid parking, 22 USD, limited on-site assigned parking is available for a per day fee and one (1) vehicle per room
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Exercise facility, 24-Hour includes three cardiovascular machines (treadmill, crosstrainer, recumbent bike) as well as a multi-station strength training system.
Outdoor pool Heated open daily 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Pool is heated seasonally.
Weight lifting equipment, multi-station strength training system.
Universal gym, multi-station strength training system
Multilingual staff, (English, Spanish)
Dry cleaning, same day available
Cash machine (ATM)
Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:
Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
Accessible clear floor space
Cable or satellite television
AM/FM alarm clock
Iron, ironing board
Desk/work area Oversized Desk with Ergonomic Chair
High-speed Internet access wireless
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Easy chair available
Adjoining rooms available
Public Space ADA Accessible Features:
Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
An accessible lobby entrance door
Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
Accessible table in eating area
The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
Public restrooms accessible
Guest Room Communication Assist Features:
Telephones have volume control
1 mile(s) from Georgia Port Authority, Savannah Port
1 mile(s) from US Customs
1 mile(s) from Georgia Power
2 mile(s) from International Paper
7 mile(s) from Memorial Hospital
8 mile(s) from Hunter AAF
9 mile(s) from JCB
10 mile(s) from Gulfstream
10 mile(s) from Flight Safety
1 block(s) from Historic District, come experience the nations’ largest protected Historic District in which our hotel sits. Explore the streets shrouded with Moss-draped Oaks while wandering through 22 of the original 24 Public Squares. Immerse yourself in the history and beauty that is the Savannah Historic District.
1 block(s) from River Street, is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels.
1 block(s) from First African Baptist, located in Savannah, Georgia claims to be derived from the first black Baptist congregation in North America. While it was not officially organized until 1788, it grew from members who founded a congregation in 1773.
1 block(s) from City Market, four block open-air market since the 1700's with shopping, dining & artworks in restored warehouses.
1.5 block(s) from Ships of the Sea Museum, ode to 18th- & 19th-century vessels in an 1819 home with a parlor garden & an event space.
9 block(s) from Telfair Museum of Art, part of oldest public art museum in the South, housing 19th & 20th-century American & European art.
1 mile(s) from Cathedral of St. John, visit a true gem in Savannah at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
1 mile(s) from Forsyth Park, 30-acre park with basketball & tennis courts, paths, a historic fountain & a Confederate memorial.
.75 mile(s) from Mercer Williams House, the Mercer House was designed by New York architect John S. Norris for General Hugh W. Mercer, great grandfather of Johnny Mercer. Construction of the house began in 1860, was interrupted by the Civil War and was later completed, circa 1868, by the new owner, John Wilder.
In 1969, Jim Williams, one of Savannah’s earliest and most dedicated private restorationists, bought the then vacant house and began a two-year restoration. This house is one of the more than 50 houses Mr. Williams saved during his thirty-year career in historic restoration in Savannah and the Low country.
Throughout the house you will see furniture and art from Mr. Williams’ private collection including 18th and 19th century furniture, 18th century English and American portraits, drawings from the 17th century and a wide collection of Chinese export porcelain.
Previously open only to benefit local historic and charitable organizations, this is the first time the house has been open to the public.
1 block(s) from Old Savannah Tours, stop by the concierge desk in the lobby to book your tour tickets. Old Savannah will pick you up at the hotel to take you to the starting point for all of their Savannah Tours.
.5 mile(s) from Trade & Convention Center, there are many choices for your next meeting spot. But none like gracious Savannah, and her award-winning International Trade & Convention Center. From heads of state to the nation’s fastest growing companies, our many satisfied customers share one common element: success. Why? Outstanding catering and customer service. Superb functionality. Free downtown transportation. Over 12,000 first-class hotel rooms. And the beauty and excitement of Savannah, one of Travel+Leisure’s Top Ten Places to Visit in North America.
.5 mile(s) from Juliette Gordon Low House, birthplace of the Girl Scout's founder offers tours of the Regency-style house, plus a gift shop.
1 mile(s) from Civil Rights Museum, photos, interactive exhibits & films detailing the civil rights movement & African-American history.
1 mile(s) from Coastal Heritage Center, we share the Savannah and coastal experience through history, science, culture and play. Coastal Heritage Society connects our past with our present. We have five diverse museums for you to explore and special events to immerse you in our unique culture! Perfect for adults, families and more.
Coastal Heritage Society is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization chartered in 1975. The mission of the organization is to provide educational experiences for the public through the preservation and presentation of the historic resources of coastal Georgia and adjacent regions.
3 mile(s) from Old Fort Jackson
5 mile(s) from Grayson Stadium, home of the Savannah Bananas
7 mile(s) from Aquatic Center
11 mile(s) from Mighty 8th Air Force
17 mile(s) from Fort Pulaski
20 mile(s) from Tybee Island, take a short drive from the hotel to Tybee Island and Tybee Beach. Visit the Tybee Lighthouse, enjoy the sights and tastes of the island then relax on the warm sands with panoramic views of the mighty Atlantic Island.
Adjacent to Savannah Smiles, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner, Savannah's only dueling piano bar
1 block(s) from Vinnie Van Go Go's Pizza, Fast Food, American, Open for: dinner, taste the best pizza south of Brooklyn at Vinnie Van Go Go's, only one block away at City Market. They also deliver to the hotel and accept cash only.
1 block(s) from Bellford's, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, high-end steaks, seafood, pasta & cocktails turned out in an airy, turn-of-the-century brick locale. One block away in the Historic City Market.
1.5 block(s) from Pie Society, Cafe, Continental, Open for: breakfast, lunch, an authentic British Bakery set in Savannah's City Market. Pie Society specializes in hand-made British meat pies. Dating back to medieval times, the British meat pie is a traditional favorite in the UK and at Pie Society we make a wide range of chicken, beef and vegetarian pies. Some of our favorites include Chicken & Thyme, Steak & Ale and Steak & Kidney, all hand-made using our own special recipe pastry.
1.5 block(s) from Wet Willie's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, lively, brick-walled chain bar known for its rainbow of frozen drinks, plus offbeat pub fare all conveniently located in Savannah's City Market.
1.5 block(s) from Five Oaks Taproom, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner, Savannah’s innovative Five Oaks Taproom lead by award-winning Chef Chris Nelson. With a menu featuring locally inspired and sourced menu selections for breakfast and dinner including prosciutto bruschetta, bacon brown sugar lollis, chopped kale and peppered plums, fried oyster flatbread and a local catch BLT.
2 block(s) from Wild Wing Cafe, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, laid-back chain offering chicken wings in a variety of flavors amid a sports-bar atmosphere.
2 mile(s) from B & D Burgers, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, local chain serving gourmet burgers & sliders, plus craft beer & cocktails, in a hip, casual space located on the beautiful Ellis Square.
3 block(s) from Goose Feather's Cafe, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, bustling cafe & bakery serves all-day breakfast as well as soups, sandwiches & salads for lunch
3 block(s) from Lulu's Chocolate Bar, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, house made sweets are matched with specialty cocktails at this atmospheric dessert restaurant/bar.
3 mile(s) from Corleone's, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, casual trattoria dispensing Italian & Mediterranean cuisine in a decor where vintage meets modern.
3 block(s) from Five Guys, Fast Food, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries & hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.
4 block(s) from Sorry Charlie's Oyster Ba, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, Savannah’s premier oyster bar, serving fresh local seafood with an emphasis on southern regional flavors. Like Savannah, Sorry Charlie’s is a little bit southern and a little bit of the sea. Our menu reflects that with items such as hot boiled peanuts, pimento cornbread, low country boil as well as po boys, shrimp rolls, and the freshest oysters, sourced both locally and from all over the country, served raw on the half shell or roasted in our wood fire brick oven.
4 block(s) from Ruth Chris Steakhouse, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner, outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter-topped beef in an elegant setting on beautiful Bay Street in the former home to the Savannah Morning News.
4 block(s) from Chart House, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner
4 block(s) from Fiddler's Crab House, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, local seafood is dished out in a renovated circa-1850s warehouse with a waterfront terrace.
5 block(s) from The Lady & Sons, Buffet, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, easy going eatery from Paula Deen featuring Southern classics like fried chicken, plus a buffet.
5 block(s) from Moon River Brewing Comp., Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, brewery with its own craft beers on tap, large beer garden & a full menu of American food.
6 block(s) from Vics on the River, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, this fine-dining restaurant in a 19th-century warehouse features classic Southern cooking.
1.00 mile(s) from The Pirate's House, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
1.00 mile(s) from Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch
4.00 mile(s) from Pearl's Saltwater Grill, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner
18.00 mile(s) from The Crabshack, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Tybee Island
1 block(s) from SCAD, The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is one of the nations fastest growing higher education facilities. Spread throughout the Historic District as well as the remainder of the area, SCAD has been instrumental in preserving and protecting numerous buildings which would have fallen victim to the wrecking ball without their aide.
5 mile(s) from University of Phoenix
5.9 mile(s) from Savannah State University
9 mile(s) from South University
10 mile(s) from Armstrong Atlantic State
14 mile(s) from Strayer University
18 mile(s) from Tybee Island
40 mile(s) from Beaufort, South Carolina
46 mile(s) from Hilton Head, South Carolina
106 mile(s) from Charleston, South Carolina
139 mile(s) from Jacksonville, Florida
141 mile(s) from Augusta
203 mile(s) from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
238 mile(s) from Atlanta
281 mile(s) from Orlando, Florida
330 mile(s) from Tampa, Florida
8 mile(s) from Oglethorpe Mall
12 mile(s) from Savannah Mall
14 mile(s) from Kellers Flea Market
35 mile(s) from Tangler Outlets, Hilton Head Island, SC
1.00 mile(s) from Greyhound
6.00 mile(s) from Amtrak Station
12.00 mile(s) from Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
108 mile(s) from Jacksonville International Airport
245 mile(s) from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport