For a hotel that is nearly 200 years old, Savannah’s Planters Inn has held up pretty darn well. Right in the middle of everything in the historic downtown, the hotel keeps its classic feel with period decor (high ceilings and crown moldings), but also offers modern amenities like WiFi, and service that is nothing less than impeccable. Staff are all friendly and helpful. One day, you could have a chat with the bellman about a destination worthy to stop by, while the next, you could be greeted by wait staff at breakfast (speaking of which – try the waffles, grits, or muffins) and maids with a southern comforting “good morning” or “good afternoon.”
Arguably, the best thing about this hotel is that it’s big enough for privacy but small enough that you’re room is cleaned quickly even if you leave for a few hours. There’s also an overall welcoming vibe at the hotel from check-in to check-out. Whether it’s fruit-infused iced water in the lobby all day (trust me – you’ll need it in the August heat), complimentary newspapers each day, or late night home-made warm cookies waiting for you when you get back at night, these little touches go a long way. One more perk? Nightly “welcoming” wine and cheese meet-ups with guests and an awesome view of River Street. On one night, we got to watch fireworks right from our bedroom window! So, in all, Planters is a must if you’re heading to Savannah. Home never felt this good.