601 E. Bay St., Historic District
What’s cool about the Brice Hotel is that it’s located in the city’s historic district, just off cobblestoned River Street and the Savannah River, but the chic interior feels both Southern and modern. Also, they have an outdoor pool, which is nice for the kids or anyone looking for a reprieve from the Savannah heat—while it’s family friendly, just note that the pool is adults only from 8am-10am. The hotel is pet friendly, too (they give out water bowls and pet beds, leashes and plastic bags). And you’ll find a yoga mat in every room.
The Marshall House
123 E. Broughton St., Historic District
If you’re after old world charm, The Marshall House (also in historic Savannah) is your best bet. The hotel dates back to the mid 19th-century: In 1851, a French cabinetmaker named Gabriel Leaver built the four-story Marshall House; his daughter, Mary Leaver Marshall became the first proprietor. The house served as a hospital for soldiers at the end of the Civil War, and as a hotel on and off for years until closing in 1957. Forty-plus years later, The Marshall House was restored and reopened, with stunning original features, like the 19th-century doors and staircases; and carefully reconstructed spaces like the classically Southern veranda (complete with wooden rocking chairs and green shutters) off the hotel’s popular Broughton rooms, and bathrooms with antique claw-foot tubs.
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