Situated in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District, The DeSoto bridges the past and present with impeccable flair, offering an experience that is both modern but rooted in history. A major renovation project in 2017 brought the hotel firmly into the 21st century, with a rooftop pool, cabana-lined terrace, and open show kitchen underscoring its contemporary features. Meanwhile, terra-cotta tiles, crystal chandeliers, and a grand lobby celebrate the hotel’s Southern heritage. Enjoy a drink in the convivial bar and dine at the farm-to-fork restaurant, before heading out on an Old Town Trolley Tour of the city.
- Lounge by the rooftop pool and savor a cool drink by one of the fire pits
- Pick from 246 guestrooms and suites featuring Southern décor
- Admire artwork by alumni of Savannah’s College of Art and Design inside the hotel
- Arrange a business conference in the 15th floor Harborview Room
- Take a Sip and Stroll tour around the Historic District with a to-go beer or glass of wine
- Sample some of the on-site bar’s 120 whiskeys, or a hand-mixed cocktail
Enjoy the best of Southern hospitality at this turn-of-the-century hotel in the heart of one of America’s most beautiful cities, Savannah. A unique highlight is The DeSoto’s permanent collection of art, which adds a different dimension to the usual hotel experience. It also hosts temporary exhibitions showcasing work by Savannah College of Art & Design students.
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A tranquil palette accented by pops of blue creates a light and airy feel to the 246 guestrooms and suites. Dark, hardwood floors and works of modern art complement the contemporary aesthetic, while lush Beautyrest mattresses made up with crisp white linen, cozy down comforters, and plump pillows, will help you drift off to sleep easily. Walk-in showers, huge marble tubs, fluffy towels, and Olive Branch Botanicals amenities create a spa-like experience. Upgrade to a poolside room with direct access to the upstairs pool-side oasis.
For the most lavish stay, book the Deluxe Corner King, and enjoy a private balcony with panoramic views of the city. While attentive staff can deal with any on-site requests, speak to a very well-informed Sotherly Host for insider tips on everything Savannah has to offer — they are easy to spot with a red, blue, and white bow tie!
A relaxed, friendly bar serving up creative cocktails and tasty bar snacks, a formal grill specializing in seasonal, locally grown produce, and a café brewing up craft coffee means you don’t need to step outside of your hotel to appreciate the best of Southern cuisine.
1540 Room – Focused on extremely fresh ingredients from local farmers and producers, dive into sirloin hash and eggs or freshly baked pastries for brunch. Start dinner with a Negroni and choose from a variety of handmade pasta dishes complemented with a bottle of Italian Sangiovese.
Edgar’s Proof & Provision – This bar is as popular with locals as it is with guests. With an extensive handcrafted cocktail menu, 120-strong whiskey selection, and a choice of inventive bar snacks, it is easy to see why. Communal tables make for a laid-back atmosphere. You can sit indoors or outside on the sun-drenched patio and savor a Second Base Bloody Mary or Hare of the Dog, two signature drinks.
Buffalo Bayou Coffee – Relax over a signature Honeybee Latte, created with Savannah Bee Honey at this café. This eatery also serves up traditional Southern-style fare, such as pimento cheese and bacon biscuits.
Soak up the sun at the rooftop pool and terrace during the day or unwind by the fire pits at night. Admire stunning, modern artwork by students of Savannah’s art school, which adorns the walls of the first-floor lobby. For some history — and a to-go beer or glass of wine — join one of the hotel’s Sotherly hosts on a Sip & Stroll tour of the Historic District.
To delve into Savannah’s colorful history, take a trolley tour of the Old Town, where a guide will regale you with stories about the city’s past. You can hop on and off at any point to explore further. Wander along the charming River Street and browse through the myriad of independent boutiques selling hats, candy, vintage clothing, paintings, and books.
The DeSoto is situated in a prime location at the heart of Savannah’s Historic District and is surrounded by green squares and 19th century mansions. It is just a few blocks from the city’s most famous stops, including River Street, Forsyth Park, and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is 12.5 mi / 20.1 km from the hotel.
A free express shuttle service, the dot, operates around the Historic District every 10 minutes.