Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
In the heart of Savannah's Historic District
Staybridge enjoys a prime location on Bay Street, just a few blocks from the Riverfront and surrounded by great restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. Guests can walk to just about anywhere from this home base.
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 City Market 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.
While the red brick exterior of the Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District fits in well with its surroundings, the interior is filled with generic mid-level chain decor that's lacking in charm or frills. The "suites" are comfortable enough, but they're more like regular rooms with kitchenettes than actual suites. The selling point for this mid-range hotel is its location -- it's right in the heart of Savannah's Historic District, so guests can walk everywhere. However, travelers looking for a more authentic Savannah experience might consider the nearby Planters Inn.