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Best Western Savannah Historic District
Ranked #53 of 114 Hotels in Savannah
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

If you want the most awesome, the friendliest concierge, in the US, you need to see Mary at this Best Western. She is soooo great. My trip wouldn't have been as nice had I not had her to help us. The hotel is on the main road, so request a room in the back and maybe the noise of the street will be better. The breakfast is fabulous and the rooms are updated and clean.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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GM11205, General Manager at Best Western Savannah Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review the BEST WESTERN PLUS Savannah Historic District! We appreciate your kind words and appreciate your business! Have a wonderful day!

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Jeffrey Fouste
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

This hotel was a great location, walkable to terrific restaurants, the historic district, the river and boardwalk and all that glorious Savannah has to offer. The beds were comfortable; we ordered a king, but got two queens, however. It's a clean spot, with very helpful staff.

Room Tip: We stayed on the north side of the building which was very quiet and our vehicle was nearby.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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GM11205, General Manager at Best Western Savannah Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

I am so excited to hear you enjoyed your visit in Savannah and your stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Savannah Historic District as well! We look forward to your return!

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Jeff Fouste
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

The staff was very courteous, room was clean, hotel grounds were clean, this was a perfect hotel to stay in. The computer wasn't working in the hotel lobby, but Guest Services was more than willing to print something up for me. Breakfast was very good also.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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GM11205, General Manager at Best Western Savannah Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel on Trip Advisor. I am glad you enjoyed the hotel but very disappointed to hear about your negative experience with the lobby computers. I will speak with the IT Company immediatley to get that resolved. Thank you and have a great day!

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Jeff Fouste
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

It was quiet and comfortable. The room was a very nice size, with two comfortable queen beds. Unlike many hotels we've stayed in recently, there was a plethora of outlets for us to plug in phone chargers, a travel fan, and the laptop. The furnishings overall were great and made the entire room seem very cozy. The bathroom was spacious, and the hot water... oh wow, we could have cooked ourselves if we wanted to! (This is a big plus for us, so many hotels fall short out of fear of liability, but I WANT a hot shower after a long day. The Best Western nails it!) Towel and turn down service are great, with the staff visiting our room on both days while we were out. They made the room look brand new each time, not cutting corners anywhere. I feel this is a "lost art" in the hotel industry, but the staff at the Best Western have obviously mastered it.
Perhaps the best part of our stay was the front office staff. Judy was very friendly, professional, attentive and helpful. She was extremely pleasant from the time we checked in, and maintained that great demeanor all weekend long! She gave us great advice on how to get around town, and was always there to offer directions and the best way to get to many of the city's best attractions and points of interest. I wish I could remember the name of the concierge who worked Saturday morning, he was also extremely helpful. He told us where to go for breakfast (Goosefeathers), and it might be one of the best meals I've ever had. He was very careful to map out all of the places we wanted to see that day, and wouldn't let us leave until we were comfortable with the directions. To be honest, I have stayed in some five-star luxury resorts around the world that couldn't match the service we received over the course of our two days in Savannah.
One other thing to point out is that there is a $15 per night parking charge. Via some research, that is more than fair compared to other hotels in the area as parking is at a premium. It's fine though, just park your car and take advantage of the numerous free and cheap transportation options Savannah has to offer. Another good thing about: check out time was at 11 am on Sunday, but they let us keep our vehicle in their lot until 5pm allowing us a few extra hours to tour around the city before leaving.
In short, I highly recommend this location whether it's for business or pleasure, as it is close enough to most of the things to do in Savannah, and is literally a street away from the River Street markets.
We must point out that we did not eat the continental breakfast, and thus have no opinion of it, nor did we make use of the fitness center.

Room Tip: We stayed on the "back side" of the building, and the parking was plentiful and I feel lik...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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GM11205, General Manager at Best Western Savannah Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014

Thank you for taking time to review our hotel! We are so excited you all enjoyed your stay in Savannah and the hotel as well! I hope when you return to Savannah you become one of the many BEST WESTERN PLUS Savannah Historic District fans and a repeat guest! I am glad you enjoyed everything!

Thank you again for the amazingly kind words!

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Jeffrey A Fouste
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We read multiple reviews about this location, most were good but the negative ones focused on the noise from outside. We stayed two nights, a Friday and Saturday, on the last weekend of the Savannah Music Festival. We didn't have a single problem with noise. In fact, it was very peaceful. The room was clean, well kept, nicely furnished, and overall very comfortable. The staff is excellent, and will help you find anything you might need during your stay. The concierge service will absolutely point you in the right direction to thoroughly enjoy your stay in Savannah. For the price, and its convenient location to all points of interest, this might be the best value in the entire city!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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GM11205, General Manager at Best Western Savannah Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014

A good value is the key to enjoying your vacation! I am thrilled you chose the BEST WESTERN PLUS Savannah Historic District and were able to take advantage of all we have to offer such as the complimentary concierge services, great location, and awesome service! We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Rate was higher than other hotels I had stayed at on vacation this week.The location in Savannah was good. Close to events and sites we wanted to see. Concierge was very helpful in planning tours. The room was clean.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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GM11205, General Manager at Best Western Savannah Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! Our goal is to provide the highest quality of customer care to all of our guests. Each Best Western is independently owned and operated and as you can see our hotel takes great pride in everything we do...from the decor to the friendly staff! I appreciate your feedback regarding our rates but we are very comparable to every hotel in the Historic District and consistently offer the best value in downtown! Please feel free to contact me (912) 629-2101 on your next visit to Savannah and I'd be happy to ensure you are getting the best available rate during your stay.

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Jeff Fouste
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Positive first - the hotel is within walking distance of the River Walk and City Market.
Negative - the breakfast was the worst continental breakfast I have experienced in a hotel in a while - even a Best Western. Ate breakfast the last morning across the street at the Doubletree, which was worth it. The rooms were ok, but the refrigerator was inside the bathroom. I know it was under the sink, however, it's not pleasant to be siting on the toilet next to the refrigerator cooling your fruit.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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GM11205, General Manager at Best Western Savannah Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Thank you for your review. I am very disappointed to hear your description of the breakfast offered here at the hotel. I will certainly speak to the complimentary services manager immediately, as this is unacceptable. I do apologize for the placement of the fridge in your room, but do to room space requirements that is where they must be located for now. Thank you again for your comments and if you are returning to the Savannah area, I would love for you to call me (912) 629-2101. I will be happy to offer you a discount on your next visit.

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Jeff Fouste
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Additional Information about Best Western Savannah Historic District

Address: 412 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401 (Formerly Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District)
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Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Savannah
#36 Business Hotel in Savannah
Price Range: £80 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Savannah Historic District 2.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN Savannah Historic District is an inviting hotel with superior amenities, and genuine southern hospitality. Enjoy Savannah's unique southern charm with a generous slice of the local culture. Our fantastic location with close proximity to River Street, City Market, local museums, and historic sites is why many guests choose to stay at this hotel. Limited on-site assigned parking is available for a fee of $20 per day, which is a competitive price for the Historic District. If you're looking to explore the many tours, restaurants and boutiques that welcome Savannah's four-legged visitors then look no further this is a pet friendly hotel accepting "Dogs Only" based on the availability of dog friendly rooms. Each dog friendly room is allowed up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit for an additional $20 per day with a $100 maximum weekly charge. ... more   less 
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Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District Hotel Savannah

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