River Street Inn
The refreshing architectural complexity of Savannah’s River Street Inn reflects both the building’s importance in the late 1800s and the pragmatics of the cotton industry. Taking up an entire city block and wrapped around a gorgeous central atrium, the five-story structure first operated as storing, grading, and exporting facility for cotton. The floors of the lower two levels were built in 1817 out of recycled ballast stone with wide, arched doorways to accommodate moving large bales of cotton, while the top three floors have floor-to-ceiling windows to allow maximum light into what was once used as office space.
- The building’s flickering gas lamp and the teal awning over the lobby entrance reinforce the inn’s distinguished past and all the modern amenities of a luxury hotel are found within.
- The inn's canopied veranda with ceiling fans and rockers offers a charming respite from Savannah's sultry climate.
- Three on-site restaurants serve Southern fare and seafood
- History and modern amenities blend for a one-of-a-kind take on Southern hospitality
Ideally positioned on a bluff overlooking the Savannah River, the property opened as the River Street Inn in 1986 and its historic and architectural peculiarities — from the many alleyways and balconies overlooking the river and downtown to the cobble-stone streets built from old ships’ ballast stones — exemplify the many characteristics that make the River Street Inn Savannah’s most alluring lodging option.
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River Street Inn’s rooms vary in theme and decor, from hardwood floors and four-poster beds, to plush carpeting and private balconies. All 86 guestrooms are well appointed, offering views of the Savannah River to the north and Savannah’s Historic District to the south. Step out onto the French-style balconies to watch the huge ocean freighters pass or watch the night sky through the floor-length windows lining the top three floors of the building.
With three dining destinations, the River Street Inn has something available for guests around the clock. With traditional Southern fare on offer alongside fresh-caught seafood, there's no shortage of options.
Bernie's River Street Restaurant and Bar – Bernie's offers a delicious selection of sandwiches, soups and appetizers, as well as an abundance of steamed, raw and fried seafood. Open seven days a week, this casual establishment also features live music and televised sports.
Huey's Southern Cafe – For a taste of New Orleans come to Huey's Cafe located on Savannah's historic riverfront. The best place for breakfast, also open for lunch and dinner. Authentic New Orleans Cuisine- famous for the beignets and great coffee.
Tubby's – Tubby's is one of the best places to enjoy live music while taking in the panoramic view of the Savannah River and the excitement of River Street. Tubby's is famous for their Grouper Fingers and their signature seafood, only serving the freshest fish available. Tubby's invites guests to sit back, relax wand watch the tanker ships go by.
Guests can enjoy a complimentary reception, held Monday through Saturday, from 5–6:30 p.m., which includes a selection of wine, Champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and homemade chocolates as guests retire for the evening.
Hotel guests also have complimentary access of the fitness center with professional-grade cardio equipment. Sauna, spa, and tanning services are also available nearby.
Situated between historic Factor's Walk and River Street, the Inn overlooks the Savannah River and is an easy stroll to all Historic District tours, attractions, museums, antiques shops, souvenir shops, river cruises, and restaurants.
River Street Inn
The River Street Inn is centrally situated at the beginning of Savannah's Historic Landmark District — the country's largest National Register urban historic district--and attaches to the Savannah Cotton Exchange. Located between historic Factor's Walk and River Street, the Inn overlooks the Savannah River and is an easy stroll to all Historic District tours, attractions, museums, antiques shops, souvenir shops, river cruises, and restaurants.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is 10 m / 16 km away.