A little pricey, but a great location if visiting downtown Savannah. I stayed in a 6th floor Hospitality suite while my daughter attended a week long program at SCAD. This suite had a king bed and bathroom in one side, with a mini fridge, cooktop and microwave and small louging area in the other portion of the room, so it was perfect for my needs.
Bathroom was clean, sleek and modern with both a shower stall and a small tub with hand held shower unit. Shower stall felt cramped for a single medium sized adult like me. Water pressure was too low for a good shower.
The Hotel is very clean and modern. Halways are dim, but quiet. Construction continued across the street at Ellis Square but was no distraction or inconvenience during my stay. When the park is completed this will likely be the best location to stay downtown, it's literally just a few blocks from everything you may want to visit.
My room faced Bay Street, overlooking the pool deck and adjacent condominiums above the new Five Guys Hamburger joint. I could see a partial view of the river over the adjacent building. There was a tiny balcony with no seating, which I never used due to the heat and noise.
Hotel Amenities are limited. Hotel has no sundries shop (CVS is several blocks away but closes at 6 p.m.). The hotel does have a short bar and a limited menu restaurant adjacent to the lobby. I never used the restaurant as so many other dining options were available nearby. The Hotel's $12 breakfast service was also a little too pricey for me, especially with a Starbucks, Panera and other cafes just a short walk away. The bar had very limited beer selection so I passed on it as well--no canadian brands and only a few odd labels and domestic miller label products.
Valet parking was $20 day...ouch. The valet staff was quick and very helpful throughout the week and I still tipped them. I probably will just pay the $20 per day if I stay here again. It's a nice hotel, but Savannah isn't Chicago or New York...parking should be included and tips should make up the difference for the valet staff.
All the hotel staff were very friendly (with the exception of one breakfast person that gave me the hard sell on the hotel restaurant coffee and buffet when she saw me sporting a big cup of Starbucks one morning). Sweet tea and lemonade are available for free in the lobby after 4 p.m.
The pool is small and refreshing, definitely more for adults than kids. A few more lounge chaises would be nice, but the seating they had was very comfortable. Given the 90+ degree mid-day heat, the pool wasn't very busy during my stay.
My only complaint is that the alley adjacent to the pool is vert noisy due to repeated delivery trucks with "thermal king" refrigeration units parking and unloading throughout the morning and afternoon--the trucks' refrigeration units seem to be just below the level of the pool deck and are extremely noisy and drown out the music playing at the pool. I thought there was some major construction in the buildings next door but it turned out to be the stupid trucks. I couldn't honestly find a peaceful place to relax and read a book, so I usually ended up walking around downtown.
No spa services or other activities are available, so this is pretty much a place to sleep and keep your luggage while you check out Historic Savannah and the nearby bars and restaurants. The Westin across the river offers golf and spa, so I may try that if I ever have another extended stay in Savannah.
All in all this is a very clean, upscale, chic hotel in a perfect location. It's definitely not a "Southern style" hotel you can relax and hang out in for an extended stay, but for a weekend trip to enjoy the nightlife of Savannah it's probably ideal. The price is definitely on the high side and the amenities are very limited, but everything is new and clean and it should appeal to those desiring a modern city feel while visiting a very old and historic southern town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Savannah, Georgia has a whole new hotel experience. With its artful decor, relaxed urban vibe and new South sophistication, Andaz Savannah offers a bold new sleek style and a sophisticated attitude to historic Savannah. Experience a fashionable urban escape across from Ellis Square shopping, nightlife and entertainment at Andaz Savannah.When you're ready to get down to relaxation, our 151 ultra-modern guestrooms and suites are sanctuaries of calming repose. Each of our Savannah, Georgia hotel rooms feature sophisticated textures, a modern color palette, large windows, and surprising decor elements, resulting in a stylish haven of city-chic comfort. Delight in thoughtful in-room details such as king-sized beds cloaked in fine linens, walk-in showers and 42" flat screen televisions - details which make Andaz the most captivating of Savannah, Georgia hotels.For the very best in in Savannah dining, join us for dinner at 22 Square. Our very own "Market to Table" restaurant will delight our guests in the local flavor of the city. Our Chef has gone to great lengths to source out ingredients from local farmers and producers to ensure seasonality and freshness. Our bar at 22 Square takes you back to the "Art of the Cocktail" with hand-crafted cocktails made from fresh fruit juices,homemade syrups and tonics and artisanal liquors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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