Hotels in Charleston

Charleston Guide

The past is alive in Charleston. Walking along the city’s cobblestone streets between well-preserved antebellum mansions, 18th-century churches, and trees draped in Spanish moss, you might feel like you’ve traveled back in time—though with several notable improvements. Today, many of the historic buildings are occupied by top-tier art galleries, interior design companies, and trendy restaurants serving innovative Lowcountry cuisine.

A Tour of the Old South

  • Walking tour: Downtown Charleston is made for leisurely strolls and window-shopping, with its outdoor markets, promenades, and gardens blooming with magnolias and honeysuckle. Many tour companies in town offer walking tours; some focus on architecture, others on ghosts, and some are led by guides wearing period costumes. Stop by the visitors’ center for brochures with self-guided routes.
  • Bike tour: To see a little more of the city, head to the Bicycle Shoppe, a popular rental outfit. Staff members are happy to give advice on sightseeing trips, such as a ride through Legare Street, with its famous wrought-iron gates, or Rainbow Row, a stretch of candy-colored townhouses from the 18th century.
  • Civil War history: Fort Sumter, where the first battle of the Civil War took place, is reachable by a 30-minute ferry. If you don’t have time for a tour, head to The Battery on the waterfront, where you can visit a Civil War museum and see Sumter from a distance.
  • The French Quarter: Early on, Charleston provided refuge for many disenfranchised religious groups; consequently, there are more than 400 churches of various denominations throughout the city. One of the most interesting is the Gothic Revival–style French Huguenot Church, the only congregation of its kind in the United States.

Hearty Food

The James Beard Foundation has named a different Charleston chef the best in the southeast three out of the past four years. In the city’s restaurants, you’ll find a mix of traditional Southern food—grits, biscuits, seafood—prepared with a modern twist.

  • Husk Restaurant: When it comes to ingredients, head chef Sean Brock is steadfast: “If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door.” The menu changes daily, and the restaurant’s location is classic downtown Charleston—it’s housed in a stately white mansion with black shutters.
  • Southern brunch: You can’t go wrong with shrimp and grits from almost anywhere in town, but Hominy Grill does them especially well, blending in scallions, mushrooms, and bacon.
  • Rooftop bars take advantage of Charleston’s warm temperatures and its location on a peninsula, which translates to lovely views. Enjoy a margarita at the bar of the Market Pavilion Hotel or hit up the Rooftop Bar at the Vendue Inn.

Where to Stay

  • For luxury and Southern charm: The 5-star Wentworth Mansion, built downtown more than a century ago for a wealthy cotton trader, has a rooftop cupola with great views of the city. It’s within walking distance of all the key historic sites.
  • For the history buff: The Palmer Home, also known as the “Big Pink Castle,” is a bed and breakfast located inside the former Citadel Military College. There are original exposed brick walls in some rooms and preserved gun ports on the facade.
  • For families: Hilton Charleston Harbor Resort is set along the harbor in Mount Pleasant, just a ferry ride from downtown. The hotel has its own artificial beach and rooms with views of boats passing nearby Patriots Point.

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Kid-Friendly Wyndham Hotel in North Charleston
Kid-Friendly Wyndham Hotel in North Charleston

Wingate by Wyndham Charleston University Boulevard

North Charleston, SC

Wyndham hotel located on college campus 15 minutes from downtown Charleston; features outdoor pool and complimentary breakfast

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Comfy Hotel in Historic South Carolina Town
Comfy Hotel in Historic South Carolina Town

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Beaufort West

Beaufort, SC

Complimentary hot breakfasts, coffee, and cookies make guests feel at home in this hotel in Beaufort, one of South Carolina’s oldest towns.

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Charming Suites in Coastal South Carolina
Charming Suites in Coastal South Carolina

Hilton Head Island Welcome Center

Hilton Head Island, SC

Located on Hilton Head Island, the hotel features complimentary breakfast, a heated pool and hot tub, and tennis and basketball courts.

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Oceanfront Resort in South Carolina
Oceanfront Resort in South Carolina

Surfside Beach Resort

Surfside Beach, SC

Family-friendly resort 5 miles from Myrtle Beach; access to private beach and rooms that face the Atlantic Ocean

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Spacious Rooms near Downtown Savannah
Spacious Rooms near Downtown Savannah

Best Western Savannah Gateway

Savannah, GA

Spacious hotel within a short drive of historic Savannah and beaches; free hot breakfast with waffles and biscuits and gravy

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Luxury Boutique Hotel Along Savannah River
Luxury Boutique Hotel Along Savannah River

The Cotton Sail Hotel

Savannah, GA

See the Savannah River from the rooftop lounge of this historical boutique hotel that was once a cotton factory

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Suites at Recently Built Hotel in Savannah
Suites at Recently Built Hotel in Savannah

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Savannah Gateway

Savannah, GA

Family- and business-friendly hotel with complimentary buffet breakfast just a short drive from downtown Savannah

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Pet-Friendly Retro Hotel in Savannah
Pet-Friendly Retro Hotel in Savannah

The Thunderbird Inn

Savannah, GA

Quirky hotel built in 1964 features retro roadside-motel decor and complimentary Southern sweets

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Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach
Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach

Patricia Grand Resort Hotel

Myrtle Beach

This oceanfront Myrtle Beach hotel features an indoor pool, lazy river, hot tub, and a seafood restaurant

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Family-Friendly Oceanfront Hotel with Water Park in Myrtle Beach
Family-Friendly Oceanfront Hotel with Water Park in Myrtle Beach

Crown Reef Resort

Myrtle Beach, SC

Comfortable oceanfront hotel features several outdoor pools, a complimentary airport shuttle, and an onsite restaurant

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Kid-Friendly Hotel near Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Kid-Friendly Hotel near Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Aqua Beach Inn

Myrtle Beach, SC

A tropically themed high-rise hotel across from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and the beach

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Kid-Friendly Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach
Kid-Friendly Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach

Ocean Reef Resort

Myrtle Beach, SC

Kid-friendly resort located directly on the beach; includes a tiki-themed water park with slides, sinking ships, and dripping palm trees

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Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Resort with Water Park
Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Resort with Water Park

Long Bay Resort

Myrtle Beach

Family-friendly oceanfront resort with palm-lined beach, two pools, a lazy river, and an international restaurant

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Spacious Suites near Savannah
Spacious Suites near Savannah

Best Western Plus Savannah Airport Inn & Suites

Pooler, GA

Complimentary breakfast, indoor heated pool, and airport shuttle at a hotel close to downtown Savannah

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The Jasmine House
The Jasmine House
Charleston, South Carolina

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Inn/Chalet Year Built 1843 Year Remodeled 1990 Additional Property Description The Jasmine House offers luxurious accommodations in a Southern Style. This 1843 Greek Revival mansion is located in the Ansonborough area of historic Charleston. It is within walking distance to the bustling City Market and surrounded by Charlestons finest restaurants specialty shops and historic sights. Located in the historic district of Charleston just a few shorts blocks from the City Market The Jasmine House is surrounded by 4 star restaurants boutiques and shops. Youll find that the Inns location is and ideal starting point for exploring historic Charlestons streets and avenues. The main house features six oversized rooms furnished with antique reproductions and some are graced with Italian marble bathrooms. The carriage house behind has four English country style rooms. Each room is unique with names such as the Mandarin Room and Chrysanthemum Room reflecting the character of the paint and furnishings. The quaint courtyard makes a nice place to sip a glass of complimentary wine. Eighteenth century charm abounds at the Jasmine House with period antiques and reproduction furnishings. And each room is unique in the amenities offered. Some of the rooms offer a private piazza a perfect setting for a delicious breakfast delivered on a silver tray. Others have an elegant gas fireplace to warm the heart and soul of the romantic. One very special room has both a fireplace and a double Jacuzzi for that wonderful weekend getaway. Each of the carriage house rooms overlook our private Charleston style courtyard and two have private balconies. The Inn truly provides a mixture of old world charm while maintaining the comforts of present day. From the comfortable room furnishings to the plush bath towels yo

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Residence Inn Charleston Downtown/Riverview
Residence Inn Charleston Downtown/Riverview
Charleston, South Carolina

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With a stay at Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown/Riverview in Charleston, you'll be convenient to Medical University of South Carolina and The Citadel. This hotel is within close proximity of Marion Square and The Governor's House Inn.

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Charleston Place Hotel Spa
Charleston Place Hotel Spa
Charleston, South Carolina

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With a stay at Charleston Place - Superb Luxury in Charleston (Historic Charleston), you'll be minutes from Charleston City Market and Confederate Museum. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and The Powder Magazine.

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Planter's Inn
Planter's Inn
Charleston, South Carolina

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With a stay at Planters Inn, you'll be centrally located in Charleston, steps from Charleston City Market and Confederate Museum. This 4.5-star inn is within close proximity of The Powder Magazine and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.

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The Mills House, Wyndham Grand Hotel
The Mills House, Wyndham Grand Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina

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With a stay at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Charleston, steps from Gibbes Museum of Art and Charleston County Courthouse. This romantic hotel is within close proximity of St. Michael's Episcopal Church and St. Philip's Church.

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island, South Carolina

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KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT OFFERS ONE TO FOUR BEDROOM VILLASAND HOMES NESTLED ALONG 10 MILES OF BEACH. THESE AAA FOURDIAMOND RATED ACCOMMODATIONS FEATURE A SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM,FULL KITCHEN, DINING ROOM, SEPARATE BEDROOMS AND A BALCONYOR SCREENED IN PORCH OVERLOOKING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ORKIAWAH S LUSH NATURAL LANDSCAPE. LOOKING FOR RECREATIONALACTIVITIES. THE RESORT BOASTS FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSESINCLUDING THE OCEAN COURSE SITE OF THE 1991 RYDER CUPMATCHES AND THE 2007 SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, HAS BEEN NAMEDTHE NO. 1 TENNIS RESORT IN THE U.S. BY TENNIS MAGAZINE, ANDFEATURES AN ENDLESS LIST OF AWARD WINNING NATURE ANDRECREATION ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR ALL AGES. YOU ALSO HAVEYOUR CHOICE OF TWELVE UNIQUE RESTAURANTS ON THE ISLAND,OFFERING EVERYTHING FROM EXQUISITELY PREPARED FRESH LOCALSEAFOOD TO DELICIOUS DELI STYLE SANDWICHES WITH ALL THEFIXINGS. KIAWAH ISLAND IS PERFECTLY SITUATED JUST 21 MILESSOUTH OF CHARLESTON, SC THE NO. 3 TRAVEL DESTINATION INNORTH AMERICA. THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF HISTORIC CHARLESTONWILL TAKE YOU BACK IN TIME WHILE YOU ENJOY SHOPPING,HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS, OR SIMPLY WALKING THE QUAINTCITY STREETS. VISIT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT AND DISCOVER AVACATION EXPERIENCE UNLIKE ANY OTHER.

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The Restoration on King
The Restoration on King
Charleston, South Carolina

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Located in Charleston, The Restoration on King is minutes from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and Charleston City Market. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Confederate Museum and Marion Square.

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Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview
Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview
Charleston, South Carolina

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Located in Charleston, Holiday Inn Riverview is convenient to Medical University of South Carolina and The Citadel. This hotel is within close proximity of Marion Square and Children's Museum of the Lowcountry.

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The Francis Marion Hotel
The Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina

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Steps from the hotel, horse-drawn carriages clop along cobblestone streets and past downtown Charleston's antiques shops and quaint boutiques. Yachts glide along Charleston Harbor past antebellum churches, Victorian mansions, and tropical palm trees that were originally a gift from mystical northern Canadians. The inspiration for Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Charleston and its lively artistic nightlife features plenty of spots for dancing to jazz, savoring authentic southern comfort fare, and catching live theater performances.

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The Elliott House Inn
The Elliott House Inn
Charleston, South Carolina

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The Elliot House Inn's location makes it an excellent jumping-off point for taking in Charleston's sights by foot. Sprawling, antebellum mansions, such as the tourable Aiken-Rhett House, line the gracefully aged streets leading to Battery Park, which sits on the water overlooking Fort Sumter. About two blocks from the inn, the 200-year-old City Market bustles with more than 100 vendors who hawk all manner of wares, including their famous sweet-grass baskets, hand-woven on the spot from palmetto fronds. Charleston is said to have one of the country's highest restaurants-per-capita rates, and any given downtown location won't be more than a few-minute walk from the nearest southern eatery, which might serve local delicacies such as shrimp and grits and she-crab soup.

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Charleston Marriott
Charleston Marriott
Charleston, South Carolina

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Saffire Restaurant dishes up a seasonal menu of fearlessly eclectic cuisine with creative flares and an emphasis on healthy, local ingredients. Sashay into Saffire's cozy atmosphere to discover dinner relaxation, where you can suavely sip a glass of Saffire Merlot ($5) while savoring a plate of Cajun-spiced, pan-fried oysters ($9) or almond-crusted scallops in a roasted-carrot hollandaise ($24). Or, allow Saffire's knowledgeable staff to assist in pairing your lunch fare—which could include sandwiches ($7–$9), burgers ($11–$12), salads ($7–$12), and more—with a wine from the extensive list.

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Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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Located in Mount Pleasant, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina is in a rural location and minutes from USS Yorktown and Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. This beach resort is within close proximity of South Carolina Aquarium and Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal.

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The Inn Place
The Inn Place
North Charleston, South Carolina

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When you stay at Sheraton Charleston Airport Hotel in North Charleston, you'll be near the airport and convenient to Charleston Tanger Outlets and Charleston Area Convention Center. This hotel is within the vicinity of North Charleston Coliseum and H.L. Hunley Submarine.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton
North Charleston, South Carolina

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With a stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport/Conv Center in North Charleston, you'll be minutes from Charleston Area Convention Center and close to North Charleston Coliseum. This hotel is within the vicinity of Charleston Tanger Outlets and H.L. Hunley Submarine.

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Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport - Conv Center
Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport - Conv Center
North Charleston, South Carolina

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Located in North Charleston, Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport - Conv Ctr is minutes from Charleston Tanger Outlets and close to Charleston Area Convention Center. This hotel is within the vicinity of North Charleston Coliseum and H.L. Hunley Submarine.

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Residence Inn by Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott
North Charleston, South Carolina

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Located in North Charleston, Residence Inn Charleston Airport is in a shopping district and minutes from Charleston Area Convention Center and North Charleston Coliseum. This hotel is within the vicinity of Charleston Tanger Outlets and H.L. Hunley Submarine.

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Wingate by Wyndham - Charleston
Wingate by Wyndham - Charleston
North Charleston, South Carolina

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With a stay at Wingate By Wyndham Charleston in North Charleston, you'll be convenient to Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark and Wannamaker County Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Crowfield Golf Club and Northwoods Mall.

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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham North Charleston
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham North Charleston
North Charleston, South Carolina

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With a stay at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham North Charleston, SC in North Charleston, you'll be close to Northwoods Mall and Wannamaker County Park. This hotel is within the vicinity of Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark and Charleston Tanger Outlets.

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The Beaufort Inn
The Beaufort Inn
Beaufort, South Carolina

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With a stay at Beaufort Inn, you'll be centrally located in Beaufort, steps from John Mark Verdier House and Beaufort Museum. This romantic hotel is within close proximity of Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park and University of South Carolina-Beaufort.

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The Inn at Harbour Town
The Inn at Harbour Town
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

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WITH LUXURIES BEFITTING THE FINEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS OFEUROPE/ WITH A DISTINCTIVE SCOTTISH HERITAGE/ THE INN ATHARBOUR TOWN OFFERS A UNIQUE VARIETY OF FIRST CLASSACCOMMODATIONS WITHIN THE SEA PINES RESORT. THE INN ATHARBOUR TOWN IS AN INTIMATE HOTEL NESTLED AMONG 500 ACRES OFGOLF COURSES/ BIKE TRAILS/ BEACHES/ LAGOONS AND NATIVEFORESTS. EXPERIENCE THE INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE OF THIS CHARMINGOASIS.

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Inn at Palmetto Bluff
Inn at Palmetto Bluff
Bluffton, South Carolina

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The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is the embodiment of all that is graceful comforting and romantic about South Carolina Our peaceful retreat pampers you with luxurious resort lodging accommodations distinctive cuisine and stimulating adventure From our exceptional Jack Nicklaus golf course and our tranquil Spa to nature excursions on the May River and its tributaries the award winning Inn at Palmetto Bluff truly Has it All.

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Country Inn and Suites by Carlson Santee
Country Inn and Suites by Carlson Santee
Santee, South Carolina

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Located in Santee, Comfort Inn & Suites Santee is in a rural location and close to Santee Outlets and Lake Marion. This hotel is within close proximity of Santee State Park.

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Whitten Inn
Whitten Inn
Santee, South Carolina

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HOTELYEAR BUILT 1979 YEAR REMODELED 2001ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION COMPLIMENTARY HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET COMPLIMENTARY FULL HOT BREAKFAST BUFFET CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON I 95 BETWEEN THE NORTHEAST FL AT EXIT 98 TANGER OUTLET MALL

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The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa
Savannah, Georgia

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With a stay at The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort & Spa in Savannah, you'll be on a river and convenient to Lucas Theatre and Forsyth Park. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of City Market of Savannah and Wright Square.

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Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn
Savannah, Georgia

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Holiday Inn Historic District (Mulberry) is centrally located in Savannah, walking distance from Lucas Theatre and close to Johnson Square. This hotel is within close proximity of Wright Square and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

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Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Airport
Savannah, Georgia

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With a stay at Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Airport in Savannah, you'll be in the historical district and close to Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum and Georgia Tech Savannah. This hotel is within the vicinity of Oglethorpe Speedway Park and Southbridge Golf Club.

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Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown
Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown
Savannah, Georgia

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With a stay at Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, you'll be centrally located in Savannah, convenient to Oglethorpe Mall and Hunter Golf Course. This hotel is within close proximity of Grayson Stadium and Savannah State University.

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Mansion on Forsyth Park
Mansion on Forsyth Park
Savannah, Georgia

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Located in Savannah, Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection is in the historical district and minutes from Forsyth Park and Calhoun Square. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Savannah College of Art and Design and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

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Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic Dist
Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic Dist
Savannah, Georgia

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Located in Savannah, Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District is minutes from Savannah City Market and City Market of Savannah. This hotel is within close proximity of Telfair Museum of Art and Johnson Square.

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