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On an island across from the Historic District, right by Savannah’s Convention Center
The Westin Savannah is located on Hutchinson Island, a large strip of land situated across the river from the Historic District and connected via the Talmadge Memorial Bridge. There’s little in the immediate neighborhood -- actually, only the Convention Center is within walking distance -- but a short cab or ferry ride will get you to the heart of town.
The Historic District is the main reason to visit Savannah -- it has old Southern charm with numerous parks and tons of well-kept, architecturally stunning historical buildings. The nightlife isn't as lively here as in other big cities in the South, but most of Savannah's bars (like infamous Pinkie Master's) are in this neighborhood.
The Historic District is bordered by the Savannah River and Forsyth Park, and includes the lively (and touristy) Riverfront and the casual City Market area, full of restaurants and bars.
The 403-room Westin Savannah is an upper-middle-range resort located on an island across the river from Savannah’s Historic District. The main draws here are the PGA golf course and the high-end spa, but there are other features that make this a great pick: a large pool, two solid restaurants, spacious rooms with high-end amenities (and most with great views of the city), and dozens of activities available daily for the whole family. It's true that the location is secluded, but there’s a free ferry that takes guests to the lively riverfront area (a quick ride straight across the river from the resort).