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Old 05-31-2018, 06:58 PM
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I will be in Savannah on sat around 5 and only be there for the night. What would be a good place to stay with the wife and 2 girls, 8 and 5? Its sort of last minute and I haven't really had time to look. Nothing fancy or over the top but something to keep them entertained for the night would be great.
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My family likes the Hilton Garden Inn right on Bay Street; you can walk to everything.

Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District Hotel
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:35 AM
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All of the hotels downtown are going to be pricey, but that's also where the action is. You want to be near River Street and/or City Market. The Hilton Garden Inn is near both. Their is also a new Homewood Suites(rooftop pool) that is right on River Street too, although it's at the end of it. The Hyatt is recently renovated and on River Street. The Cotton Sail would be another one, but like I said, you'll see they are all expensive. I definitely would not be walking around Savannah after 10PM with my kids, just an FYI.
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All of the hotels downtown are going to be pricey, but that's also where the action is. You want to be near River Street and/or City Market. The Hilton Garden Inn is near both. Their is also a new Homewood Suites(rooftop pool) that is right on River Street too, although it's at the end of it. The Hyatt is recently renovated and on River Street. The Cotton Sail would be another one, but like I said, you'll see they are all expensive. I definitely would not be walking around Savannah after 10PM with my kids, just an FYI.
I see they aren't too cheap. And I heard it can be a little rough around there. Is it really that bad at night? Any other suggestions near the coast anywhere else south of Savannah? We wouldn't be in the area until about 5 but dont feel like driving back to St. Pete. Heading up there early in the morning to pick up a truck.

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I see they aren't too cheap. And I heard it can be a little rough around there. Is it really that bad at night? Any other suggestions near the coast anywhere else south of Savannah? We wouldn't be in the area until about 5 but dont feel like driving back to St. Pete. Heading up there early in the morning to pick up a truck.
you will be fine in SAV if you stay with the tourist in the downtown area and you aren't taking back roads and alleys after hours.
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Stay at the Cotton Sail and take the 10 minute walk to dinner at The Olde Pink House for their apricot glazed flounder. Get a room on the water so you can watch the 1,000+ foot container ships right outside your window. You'd have to wander pretty far off the beaten path to get in the sketchy areas. I've been there 20 times and never had an issue walking the town, day or night.

If you really, really want a treat, go to Mrs. Wilkes for breakfast, but get there early.

Or, stay out on St. Simon Island.

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I was thinking it cant be too bad. A few friends that have gone are scared of their own shadows.
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Itís not bad at all. Some good suggestions for places to stay. Iíll add another one: Old Bay Inn. Nice historic hotel. Haunted though. Donít stay in the honeymoon suite. Iím not a ghosts person at all, but after my wedding night, I believe. Had a personal experience that night.
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The most dangerous time in downtown Savannah is dusk.
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Old 06-01-2018, 01:27 PM
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Iím not saying itís that bad. Iím just saying that I wouldnít be out past 10 if I was with my children.
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
The most dangerous time in downtown Savannah is dusk.
That's just because that is when the ghosts come out.
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Stay away from the the "Thunderbird Hotel" & general areas..
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If you don't like valet parking, this hotel has a $20 parking lot directly behind it. You can actually see you car from a lot of rooms. Tons of stuff to do within rock throwing distance.
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Stay across the river at the Westin and take a water taxi across to River St., City Market, Broughton St., etc. Don't go to the west end of Broughton or Bay if you don't have to. The next block over is the "historic" Yammacraw Village housing project. Some of the worst criminals in that project and all they have to do is walk across the street into the tourist areas. If you have a concealed permit and weapon, make sure you wear it at all times - broad daylight and evening.
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That water taxi is too slow and youíre waiting forever for them to depart. I had to use that back and forth to the convention center, what a pain. Just stay on the proper side of the river. This is one night we are talking about. Grab yourself a good dinner, watch the ships, and do some walking around.
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Hilton Garden Inn or The Double Tree. Maybe try Priceline Express deals. You can filter by 4&5 stars and the area and generally guess which hote it is. AAA pricing can save you a bit too.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:31 AM
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Iíll be there this week as well. Thanks for the tips. Any other suggestions (besides packing my Sig) for historical site seeing?
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Stop in the Treylor Park.

Treylor Park | SAVANNAH

Also the speakeasy in the basement of the Pink House is neat.

As for historic stuff the fort on the way to the beach is worth a stop.
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Not the biggest fan of the water front. So much more to see in Savannah than that tourist trap. Its a great town with a lot of good history that you'll miss if you spend your little bit of time there but... with only I night I can see that being about all you could do. Daytime the trolley tours as an "on and off Taxi" and history guide is the way to go.
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Originally Posted by crossthread View Post
Stay away from the the "Thunderbird Hotel" & general areas..
Unless you're renting by the HOUR.
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