Top 14 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Savannah 2023

The Southern Belle, with its historic mansions, elegant architecture, moss-adorned oak trees, and lush green squares, is one of the prettiest and most loved (it frequently tops many a prestigious travel list) cities in the US. Set on the coast, it’s one of the oldest cities in the state of Georgia, and curious visitors are drawn from all over the world to find out just what makes this place so charming and special.

Unsurprisingly, there’s also a fine collection of places to stay, from historic and intimate boutiques to modern high rises. Here are some of the best cool and unusual hotels in Savannah, Georgia (in no particular order, they’re all gorgeous)

Our Top 3 Best Cool and Unusual Hotels
Perry Lane Hotel a Luxury Collection Hotel Savannah l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Instagrammable Vibe
Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah
The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront Autograph Collection l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Riverfront Views
The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Autograph Collection
The DeSoto Savannah l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Rooftop Bar
The DeSoto Savannah
Best For Instagrammable Vibe

Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah

Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah


This beautiful hotel in downtown Savannah comes to life with the help of its Muse, Adelaide Harcourt. World traveler, native Savannian, and artist, she has curated a wonderful collection of local artworks to enhance the cozy southern style of this hotel.

Rooms and communal spaces are a gorgeous array of color, style, and form, which is echoed throughout the building in its dining areas and rooftop pool and terrace.

There are three dining options: the upmarket Emporium and Wine Market, the high-end yet quirky Wayward Bar, and the classy rooftop Peregrine. All serve thoughtful, locally inspired, and sourced dishes along with a wonderful selection of wine and contemporary cocktails.

To make sure you look and feel sufficiently breezy and beautiful, there is a well-equipped fitness center, an amazing rooftop pool, and Muse, a gorgeous boutique store full of carefully selected outfits and accessories. This hotel is a real boutique experience for humans and pets, an absolute treat! 


Luxurious inviting and captivated atmosphere

Chic and unique rooms with modern amenities

Rooftop swimming pool and yoga classes

Cozy library


Not for the budget-friendly crowd

Can be noisy sometimes

Limited availability at peak times

Best For Riverfront Views

The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Autograph Collection

Unique hotel in Savannah


Nestled on the cobbled streets of historic Savannah on the breathtaking riverfront, The Bohemian is a colonial-style hotel that ticks all the boxes.

It is a perfect location, close to all the attractions, and the rooms are comfy and aesthetically lovely, with big windows offering fantastic views and curated artwork adorning the walls.

Rocks on the River serves up hearty, contemporary Southern comfort food, and Rocks on the Roof offers wonderful cocktails with views over the city.

Georgian hospitality is paramount here, and the friendly staff will ensure you have everything you need to get the most out of your stay.


Trendy& modern-design with luxurious amenities

Original artwork& colonial-inspired decor

Floor-to-ceiling windows for spectacular views


No swimming pool

No spa

Best For Rooftop Bar

The DeSoto Savannah

The DeSoto Savannah


Savannah really has the art gallery/ hotel vibe down, and The DeSoto is just that. This historic hotel has been a city landmark for 130 years and has hosted some top names in its time, including multiple American Presidents.

The building has retained many of its original features, including terracotta tiles and Crystal chandeliers. The wound-in with these antiques is an amazing collection of contemporary art and bright, spacious rooms surrounding a courtyard and outdoor pool.

The perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and historic southern charm, it’s no wonder the hotel is award-winning; come and try it out for yourself and drink in this unique southern city, jump on a troll up or a riverboat, take a day trip to Tybee Island, gorge on perfectly prepared southern cuisine, stroll the cobbled streets and then come back to unwind with an oak-aged cocktail in Proof and Provision or a cafe Au Lait at Bayou. 


Light and airy rooms with modern amenities

On-site restaurant and fitness facilities

Mesmerizing view from the room

Rooftop pool and bar


Some noise from corridors

Room service is a little slow

Best For Couples

Olde Harbour Inn, Historic Inns of Savannah Collection

Olde Harbour Inn, Historic Inns of Savannah Collection1

You know me, I’m a sucker for a bit of history, and Olde Harbour Inn has it in spades! Originally built in 1812 as a wharf-side storage warehouse, the Inn’s long life has been blighted by fire and other minor catastrophes before it was fully renovated in 1987 and opened as a historic inn.

Fans of the spirit world might like to stay here and meet Hank, the resident ghost, or perhaps, like me, you’ll enjoy the amazing nautical-themed rooms and original features such as exposed beams and brickwork or the fact that you can add wine to your booking and get ice cream treats delivered to your room!

The Olde Harbour Inn has been voted the most pet-friendly hotel in Savannah, too, so if you’re bringing a four-legged pal, this is the place for you! 


Unique historic chic hotel ambience

Location along the riverfront


Offers complimentary evening wine and snacks


Limited amenities

No elevators

Room service can be a little slow

Best For Boutique

The Drayton Hotel

The Drayton Hotel1 - Savannah

Set in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, The Drayton is an intimate boutique hotel. The 50 carefully thought out rooms each frame a wonderful city view and bring that image inside to reflect in the furnishings and artworks, reclaimed wood floors, and cozy details of the interior space.

The wonderful foliage-rich lobby makes you feel instantly welcome and provides a tranquil retreat from the bustle outside. Foodies will love the locally sourced seafood dishes at St. Neo’s Brasserie, followed by cocktails with panoramic views up 


Boutique-style 19th-century hotel

Welcoming accommodations including luxury amenities

On-site restaurant and rooftop bar

Pet friendly


Luxury comes with a price

Limited rooms

Noisy neighborhood

Best For Luxury

Kimpton Brice Hotel, an IHG Hotel

Kimpton Brice Hotel, an IHG Hotel - Savannah

Kimpton Brice is like the best kind of present, traditional on the outside and marvelous and surprising inside. The historic building hides a cozy, chic, modern interior full of little touches like a well-stocked library and a peacefully shady secret garden. Foodies can enjoy delicious Italian fare made from locally sourced ingredients, served up alongside cocktails in the welcoming surroundings of Pacci Restaurant & Bar.

Situated in the heart of the National Historic Landmark District, close to famous River Street and City Market, Kimpton Brice is the perfect base for exploring Savannah’s treasures. 


Fun trendy and beautiful boutique hotel

On-site Pacci Italian Kitchen and Bar Restaurant

Some have private balconies and soaking tubs

Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool


Parking is extra

Some noise

Breakfast isn’t included

Best For Trendy Design

The Alida, Savannah, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

The Alida, Savannah, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Experience timeless luxury on Savannah’s historic riverfront at this home away from home. The Alida offers big, bright, airy rooms that are flooded with light thanks to the enormous windows, which offer wonderful views across the river.

There are four in-house dining options, too: Expect southern hospitality and soul food at Rhett, small plates and craft cocktails at Lost Square and The Pool Bar, or a friendly whiskey at The Trade Room.

The unique hotel also offers an excellent in-room menu fresh from The Rhett if you don’t fancy venturing out. Modern luxury mixed with old-world hospitality makes this place the perfect venue for a city break or romantic weekend in the jewel of Georgia.


Charming and distinctive boutique rooms

Trendy upscale decor

On-site restaurant and rooftop bar

Fitness center and outdoor pool


Food is a little pricey

Can get busy

Best For Unique

JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District

JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District

This unique hotel complex features three individual buildings, each with its specific character. Once a working power station, the building is a perfect example of industry and progress that has been thoughtfully renovated to blend luxury and timeless elegance with a chic industrial style.

There is a fantastic gym, a spa to pamper yourself in, and a plethora of dining options onsite, offering everything from Brunch to Baobabs and still more fantastic options nearby in the lively and popular riverside district.

Gorgeous, spacious rooms with amazing views of the city mean that you’ll have a really memorable stay. 


Historic and romantic riverside location

Rooftop Swimming Pool& lounge and spa

Very unique architecture and design


Drinks are a little pricey

Breakfast isn’t included

Best For Funky Vibe

TRYP by Wyndham Savannah

TRYP by Wyndham Savannah1

Next to all the historic landmarks, including Forsyth Park, Savannah College of Art, and The Mighty Eighth Airforce Museum, this modern hotel is a great option as a base for all your explorations.

City Market and Sorrel Weed House, the most haunted in the city, are also nearby. Rooms are comfy with a well-stocked mini bar, and a Keurig Coffee Maker and hot breakfast are available at the onsite restaurant. A good mid-price base to enjoy the city from. 


Trendy funky& historic hotel environment

On-site Restaurant and bar

Fitness center


Fun vibe might not be for everyone

Parking is extra

Best For Great Breakfast

Azalea Inn and Villas

Azalea Inn and Villas - Savannah1

If you like to feel at home wherever you go, then this gorgeous, cozy B&B next to Forsyth Park is the place for you. Each boutique room is decorated in its style, but all incorporate wonderful one-of-a-kind antiques and luxuriously comfortable beds and private bathrooms.

The Inn has all these beautiful nooks and crannies, old-style porches, and secret gardens where you can sit quietly and contemplate the day. The food is seasonal southern soul on a plate, prepared by the onsite chef, and guests can enjoy spa treatments, afternoon tea, barbecues on the porch, or a shady stroll around the fishpond.

Off-site, the staff at The Azalea will help you with city tours, bike rentals, river cruises, and all sorts of other activities. A boutique treat for lovers of the unique. 


Unique and charming guest rooms

Formal dining rooms and on-site restaurant

Outdoor swimming pool

Traditional southern breakfast with different menu options each day


Some rooms are a little small

Vintage style might not suit everyone

There are stairs for some rooms

Best For Historic District Location

Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District, an IHG Hotel

Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District, an IHG Hotel

Stay in The ‘Grand Lady of the Bay’ with all the comforts and assurance of a well-known chain. The Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel situated in a 19th-century dry goods storage warehouse. The rooms are pet-friendly, full of comforts, and unique; communal spaces are hip and modern, with a nod to the building’s history.

The hotel is located in the perfect spot, right in the historic downtown near all the notable sights. There are many cool dining options and bars nearby, as well as a hot breakfast served daily and an onsite bar and restaurant if you don’t fancy going out.

It is a great and quite fun hotel with friendly staff, all the mod cons, and the bonus of being in an amazing historic building! 


Spacious rooms with modern amenities

Stunning trendy decor

24-Hour Fitness Center

On-site restaurant and full bar


Busy neighborhood so some noise

Accommodations can be smaller

Best For Views

The Cotton Sail Hotel Savannah

The Cotton Sail Hotel Savannah - Tapestry Collection by Hilton1

The Cotton Sail is situated on historic River Street in an old cotton warehouse. The interior is modern luxury but carefully maintains echoes of the past.

There are two onsite options for dining: Riverhouse Seafood and the beautiful Rooftop Bar, where you can enjoy small plates, charcuterie, and tasty cocktails with some of the best views in the city! Luxury, Comfort, and Style go hand in hand in this well-located hotel. 


Charming rooms with vintage-chic vibe

On-site restaurant and rooftop bar with great views

Great location in historic Savannah city centre


Parking is extra

Room service can be a little slow

Best For Longer Stays

Sonder The Broughton

Sonder The Broughton - Savannah1

If you like feeling a bit more independent when you’re away, then this is an excellent option for you. The Broughton offers a selection of self-catering suites and apartments above the lively hustle of artisan shops and bars in the midst of the quaint squares and cobbled streets of the old town’s historic district.

It is a perfect place to relax and explore the city at your own pace with no ties to hotel schedules. The apartments are bright and airy, with splashes of color in the quirky art on the walls and thoughtfully selected soft furnishings. 


Chic and stylish aparthotel rooms

The hotel offers contactless check-ins

A fitness room


Can get booked up

Noisy neighborhood

Best For Families

The Marshall House, Historic Inns of Savannah Collection

The Marshall House, Historic Inns of Savannah Collection

Marshall House is one of the oldest hotels in Savannah; today, the perfectly renovated hotel offers a slice of history, a time capsule to a different era, but with no shortage of comfort and modern amenities. The original hotel was built in 1851 when the railway began to bring business to the city in great numbers.

It was used as a Union hospital at the end of the Civil War and during the yellow fever epidemics in the mid-1800s. During the reconstruction period, it was home to Joel Chandler Harris, author of  The Uncle Remus Stories. After falling into disrepair in the 50s, it was eventually perfectly and lovingly restored in the late 90s. The place is really spectacular, from the original staircases to the wonderful courtyard atrium.

Scattered around are many treasures that were found during the renovations. The rooms are beautiful, with original doors, floors, fireplaces, and decor to match… if that’s not enough reason to stay, it is also ideally located for exploring all the special places the historic city has to offer! 


Vintage chic vibe

Historic District location

Bistro Restaurant and bar with cocktails

Family rooms available


Limited soundproofing

Wow water pressure in showers

No swimming pool

In the table below, we have compared the top 14 cool and unusual hotels in Savannah. You can sort the table based on different factors like location, distance from attractions, price per night, and restaurants nearby:

Hotel NameLocationPrice Range (per night)Fitness FacilitiesDistance To Attractions (km)Nearby Restaurants
Perry Lane Hotel256 East Perry Street$352-$670Yes0.36
The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront102 West Bay Street$327-$542No0.48
The DeSoto Savannah15 East Liberty Street,$219-$523Yes0.47
Olde Harbour Inn, Historic Inns of Savannah Collection508 East Factors Walk$283-$490No0.37
The Drayton Hotel7 Drayton Street$213-$440No0.37
Kimpton Brice Hotel601 East Bay Street,$198-$383Yes0.47
The Alida, Savannah412 Williamson Street,$295-$549Yes0.310
JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District400 West River Street$330-$618Yes0.38
TRYP by Wyndham Savannah320 Montgomery Street,$139-$197No0.27
Azalea Inn and Villas217 East Huntingdon Street$225-$481Yes0.46
Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District201 West Bay Street$226-$795Yes0.39
The Cotton Sail Hotel Savannah126 West Bay Street,$251-$385Yes0.38
Sonder The Broughton109 West Broughton Street,$212-$242No0.17
The Marshall House123 East Broughton Street$220-$310No0.19