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Savannah Marriott Riverfront 3.5

Historic District, Savannah, Georgia

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Pros

  • Good waterfront location close to shops, eateries, and ferry
  • Impressive views of the Savannah River and Hutchinson Island
  • Magnolia Spa offers good variety of treatments
  • 24-hour room service
  • Two pools (year-round indoor and seasonal outdoor)
  • Small fitness center has modern equipment and free weights

Cons

  • Unauthentic, generic experience for the Historic District
  • An enclosed courtyard bizarrely houses both the lobby and pool
  • Some complaints of an overpowering mildew smell in rooms
  • Wi-Fi use and parking are pricey

Bottom Line

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.

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Location

On the southern end of the Riverwalk

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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.

  • 20-minute drive to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
  • 12-minute walk to Telfair Museum of Art
  • 15-minute walk to Colonial Park Cemetery
  • 15-minute walk and ferry ride or 11-minute drive to golfing
  • 12-minute walk to Owens-Thomas House, a historic home
  • 16-minute walk to City Market, a casual scene of restaurants and shops
  • 16-minute walk to Savannah History Museum
  • 17-minute walk to the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts
  • 5-minute drive to The Savannah Golf Club
  • 6-minute drive to Roundhouse Railroad Museum
  • 7-minute drive to Savannah College of Art and Design
  • 7-minute drive to King-Tisdell Cottage, the Museum of Black History
  • 8-minute drive to Forsyth Park, one of Savannah's most popular public spaces

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Address

100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia Coast 31401, United States

Room Types

  • Concierge Room
  • Guest Room
  • King Suite
  • Water View Room

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