Rate based on Check-in: Dec 3, 2014 Check-out: Dec 4, 2014

Holiday Inn Express SAVANNAH-HISTORIC DISTRICT

3 stars
199 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
72 reviews
Historic savannah

Great place loved the historical feel wonderfully decorated. Everyone very nice would highly... See full review

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  • Nov 25, 2014
Happy

Location, Staff was great. Breakfast was wonderful. Great weekend getaway. Just what the doctor... See full review

  • Redbird fan
  • Nov 10, 2014
Waterfront views and central location in Savannah historic district

Stay at Holiday Inn Express, located in the heart of the historic district and soak up the old-world splendor of Savannah. The contemporary, southern-style property sits on Bay Street just steps from the waterfront and surrounded by Savannah's lush squares, historic houses, boutiques and fine restaurants along lively Broughton and River Streets. The hotel features a graceful lobby with a full-service fireside lounge, a rooftop pool, well-equipped guest rooms with high-speed Internet access and 2,000 square feet of meeting space.

Highlights
  • Overlooks the river
  • An easy walk to the waterfront and Broughton Street
  • Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
  • 2,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting facilities
Rooms

Diverse room choices include guestrooms with one queen, king or two queen beds. Deluxe rooms offer one queen or king bed, plus wet bar, sitting area and pullout sofa bed. All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, iron with ironing board, coffee maker, flat-screen TV, work desk and Wi-Fi access (free).

Features

Guests can easily walk to many of downtown Savannah's most popular attractions thanks to the hotel's central location overlooking the waterfront. Cross the street from the hotel to the trolley stop and join a trolley tour of Savannah's historic sites. Inside the hotel, guests can relax by the fireplace with a cocktail from the lobby bar, take a dip in the rooftop pool or exercise in the on-site fitness center. The hotel serves complimentary breakfast and offers free Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Guests will find computers at the business center and flexible meeting rooms totaling 2,000 square feet accommodates up to 50 people.  Meeting space includes the 1,365-square-foot Magnolia Room, the 950-square-foot Azalea Room and the Live Oak boardroom, which seats 12.

Transportation
  • Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (17.5 mi/28  km)
Attractions
  • River Street (across the street)
  • City Hall (2 blocks)
  • Savannah Civic Center (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Tybee Island (17.4 mi/28 km)
Business
  • Business center with computers
  • High-speed wireless Internet (free)
  • 2,000 square feet of flexible meeting space includes two conference rooms and a boardroom

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
Business center
Maid service
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

32.0803 -81.089
Nearby airports
Savannah/Hilton Head International, (SAV), 12.00, MI, SE;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Dining

Port Royal Tavern
Serving beer, wine, cocktails.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (72)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express SAVANNAH-HISTORIC DISTRICT

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
39 out of 72
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.2

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAVANNAH-HISTORIC DISTRICT

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Peterxyz
Business
Richmond, VA, USA
Mar 2, 2014

Great but....

The hotel and staff were fine but the parking was completely unacceptable. Our car with its contents were parked 3 blocks away from the hotel. It appeared that the valet parking used the same location only they were able to run there faster than I could.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use a hotel further from the center and use a taxi. It would be safer and cheaper,

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAVANNAH-HISTORIC DISTRICT

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Savannah Lady
Business
SSI, GA
Feb 7, 2010

Happy? Aniversary

Lots of problems at this hotel. 1. Minimal hot water pressure. A shower took 10 minutes. 2. One phone in room did not work. 3. Cleaning staff didn't make the bed. duh! 4. Called for car valet, no answer, had to go find the car parker. Nice people, but lots of problems. I won't stay there again. 5. Automatic doors at front of hotel made loud noise. Could hear it in our room until they locked it up for the night. 6. Microwave was not plugged in. 7. Batteries in TV remote were shot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Dinner st Elizabeth's on 37. As good as any meal that you will ever eat.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAVANNAH-HISTORIC DISTRICT

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Roaming from Frederick
Business
Savannah, Georgia
Apr 8, 2013

Love the location, but . . .

So, the location is right in Savannah's historic district about a 5 minute walk from the river. Our room was comfortable, but you could hear every noise in the hallway and out in the street. If you are hoping to get a good night's sleep, maybe not the best place. We were also disappointed in the staff. When we checked in, the staff was very accommodating and friendly, but Sunday morning when we left, we didn't even get a "good morning" or "how was your room". Just seemed interested in processing us out and moving on to the next person. Next trip to Savannah we will probably look for a different hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

To "Lady and Sons", the riverfront, and most of the squares.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAVANNAH-HISTORIC DISTRICT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ALH
Business
Charleston, SC
Jan 11, 2010

Great stay!

Easy check in/check out. Hotel in great location, right near all downtown shopping, food, and fun night life.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAVANNAH-HISTORIC DISTRICT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stepb
Business
Charlotte, NC, USA
Feb 5, 2012

Perfect Location! This hotel definitely delivers!

I'll admit, when I think of H.I.E.s I don't picture luxury or cleanliness, but this location was absolutely amazing. For the price, this was the best location possible; smack dab in the middle of Bay St and only one street away from the main attraction of River St. We had a glitch in our travel plans but the staff was super accommodating and allowed us to push back our reservation without any additional fees. The room, though small, was packed with all of the essentials and was quite modern. My only complaint was that the carpet wasn't as clean as I would have liked and the bathroom door was in a weird location so made it difficult for two people to get ready. All of the staff were extra pleasant and highly knowledgeable about hot spots and attractions. We self parked or they have valet parking. The bar hours weren't great and it would've been nice to have an in house restaurant to order room service. The rooftop pool and jacuzzi delivered and it was an amazing view. This is an excellent place to stay on a budget, especially since breakfast is included.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Crab Shack on Tybee Island - best seafood!! Get to the island about an hour before sunset and drive out to the pier or put your feet in the water. Great place to watch the sun set and then go grab some beers and the most delish seafood!

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAVANNAH-HISTORIC DISTRICT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WAS1001
Business
Bonaire, GA
Mar 16, 2012

1st time in Savannah

Location was great, price was right for a 3 star hotel. Valet parking was a little crowed at check in time, so wait a little while before checking in. Room was great, but the bed was too soft. Breakfast was great. Overall we were pleased with the stay and will stay again in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAVANNAH-HISTORIC DISTRICT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aimless Travelers
Business
Washington DC
Jul 6, 2012

Surprisingly good

this was by far the coolest HI Express I've ever stayed in. Normally, I associated these with interstate exits and barely-standing walls. This is a refurbished building in the heart of the historic district, directly across from the old cotton exchange with its shops and restaurants. There are two significant points of concern, each of which other reviewers previously commented negatively on as well. First, the lifts are SLOW and inefficient for moving people up and down. Second, valet parking took FOREVER. they were averaging 10 minutes per car and could evidently only retrieve 1 car at a time. Park yourself!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAVANNAH-HISTORIC DISTRICT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nclgw
Business
North Carolina
Jul 9, 2012

Perfect location !!

From the rooftop pool (perfect for watching fireworks!) to the wonderful River Street view, this hotel is in a perfect location to walk to many, many parks, historical sites, River Street and so much more! The general manager, Alfonse, was most gracious and helpful, as was the entire staff. A great vacation in a GREAT location!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAVANNAH-HISTORIC DISTRICT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
IanWG
Business
UK
Jul 31, 2012

Great hotel, Fantastic location!

Just returned from a very relaxing and wonderful Savannah. Holiday Inn is situatedright in the centre of it all. Good location is all, and this hotel is in a fantastic position!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Savannah Dan Tours.... a must!

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAVANNAH-HISTORIC DISTRICT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maclapa
Business
Miami, FL
Sep 18, 2012

Perfect location!

Great location for walking around historic downtown. Clean room, comfortable bed and nice staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If your looking to have a really nice meal go to Vic's on the River. Really good food!

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