We had a very nice experience at the Residence Inn in the historic district over Easter weekend.
This hotel is located on the very western edge of the historic district, right next to the vistor center and railroad museum. The proximity to the vistor center is nice since that is where most of the tours originate.
The historic district of Savannah is not that large, so even though this hotel is on the edge, it really doesn't take much time to walk anywhere. The City Market is a 10 minute walk, River and Bay Streets are probably about 15 minutes away at a brisk clip, Bull Street (main north/south street) is just a few minutes away as well.
The room itself was very clean and comfortable with the exception of the hard bed which seems to be common in all Residents Inns (Courtyard and Renascence hotels have softer and more comfortable beds, to me at least). The breakfast is decent: a slight step up from the typical fare at Residents Inns. The seating area in the lobby for breakfast, and just hanging out, is very comfortable too. There is a small bar/tavern area that opens for a few hours each night as well.
The staff was terrific and very helpful in suggesting places to eat and directions.
The only negative is the parking situation: when we first pulled in, we couldn't really figure out where to go to have the valet take the car. After parking in a bank parking lot across the street and walking over to the main entrance, the valet gave us instructions: there's no real 'turn off lane' as is common in many urban hotels. But that's just a small nit pic: the valets were extremely nice and helpful once we got the car parked and had it brought around (a couple of times).
There is a gas station/C-store next to the hotel making it easy to pick up soda, snacks, etc.
Because the hotel is just a bit off the beaten path adn not located right in the heart of the historic district or right on Bay street, we found the rates were quite a bit less expensive than other comps. Since Savannah is so 'walkable' and the vistor center busses are close by, the lower room rates attracted us.
I'd stay here again.
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