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On the northern edge of the Historic District, one block from the Savannah River
Located one block from the Savannah River, the hotel is just a few minutes' walk from dozens of restaurants and shops. There are three parks within a two-block radius and many major tourist attractions can be reached on foot.
Savannah's charming Historic District is filled with numerous parks and well-kept, architecturally stunning historic buildings. The nightlife isn't as lively here as in other big Southern cities, but many of Savannah's bars (like infamous Pinkie Master's) are in the Historic District -- mostly thanks to the young crowd from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
The Historic District is bordered by the Savannah River and Forsyth Park, and includes the Riverfront and Market City areas. Riverfront is a (somewhat) recently revitalized area, with restaurants, galleries, shops, and bars. City Market is a more diverse and casual version of Riverfront, with lots of live music and vendors selling locally made wares.
The 151-room Andaz Savannah, formerly the AVIA Savannah, is an attractive, modern hotel just a block from the river. Though standard rooms are small, all rooms have up-to-date amenities including large flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. They also have stylish decor not often found in a chain, such as bold-patterned furniture in rich fabrics, and dark wood nightstands topped by funky lamps. The hotel also features a 24-hour fitness center, a tasty restaurant, and a small pool area with cabanas (too bad the view from the pool is of the building next door). One of the big draws here is the property's great location, as it is situated in Savannah's popular Historic District.