Hotel at a Glance: Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Savannah Gateway
A short drive from Country Inn & Suites, historic downtown Savannah provides a glimpse into the South’s bygone antebellum days. Mossy magnolia trees stand in front of Greek Revival mansions, many of which have been featured in movies or on Savannah’s popular ghost tours. The hotel itself offers lots of southern hospitality as well as a decadent buffet breakfast each morning.
Go swimming: The indoor pool and whirlpool stay open year-round.
In-room amenities: 39-inch flat-screen TVs and wireless Internet
Tybee Island: This barrier island (about 30 miles away) has an abundance of kayaking, parasailing, and jet-skiing opportunities as well as a lighthouse that’s nearly three centuries old
Savannah, Georgia: Historical Mansions and a Lively River Walk
Founded in 1733 as Georgia’s first town, Savannah is not only one of the most graceful cities in the South but also one of the most historic. The old but well-preserved architecture landed it on Forbes’s 2011 list of America’s Best Downtowns, and Travel + Leisure recently dubbed it one of the World’s Best Cities for the way it “reveres its heritage.” You can see this in the city’s 22 famous public squares, which play host to some famous landmarks, such as antebellum-era houses framed by moss-covered oak trees. Head to Oglethorpe Square to see the Owens-Thomas House, an English Regency–style mansion completed in 1819 that now serves as a museum; tours here depart from the original carriage house and go past its charming English-style parterre garden.
Another relic of Savannah’s past, River Street curves for about a mile along Savannah River’s south bank. The cobblestone walkways are lined with 100-year-old cotton warehouses that have been converted into antique shops, brewpubs, and galleries. Explore the riverfront in style aboard one of the Old Town sightseeing trolleys or during a horse-drawn carriage tour. Though the street is tamer than it was a few decades ago⎯when it was overrun with muscle cars and rowdy sailors⎯there’s still plenty of energy here, with a lively pub scene and views of large ships lumbering toward the dock.
A five-minute walk west will take you to the City Market, a four-block public meeting space on the edge of downtown. This section of Savannah’s sprawling historic district has established itself as one of the city’s top destinations for entertainment and dining thanks to the many artists’ studios, open-air restaurants, and taverns found here.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a studio king or studio queen suite
Kids 17 or younger stay free
Dates into November
Policies and Fees
* Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
* Cancellation policy: 24-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
* Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
24-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Studio King Suite
* One king bed and a sofa bed
* Standard occupancy: 2
* Maximum occupancy: 3
* Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for an additional guest 18 or older; a kid 17 or younger stays free
Studio Queen Suite
* Two queen beds and a sofa bed
* Standard occupancy: 2
* Maximum occupancy: 4
* Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airport: Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV; about 13 miles)
Nearest transit stop: Cane Break and Sonic Restaurant stop, via Chatham Area Transit