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On the southern end of the Riverwalk
The Marriott is located on the southern fringe of Savannah's developed riverfront, but it's still well within walking distance of shops, restaurants, golfing, and museums. There are also several parks that are just a short walk away.
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.
This upper-middle-range property sticks out as a bland chain hotel in a city known for historic charm. The rooms look updated and are clean, but have generic decor and clashing carpet patterns. Many look out into the enclosed courtyard that bizarrely houses both the lobby and the indoor pool. The hotel is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and museums, as well as a nearby ferry that connects guests to golfing and the convention center. Travelers looking for a more authentic Savannah experience may want to try the nearby Planters Inn.