10.01.2011 - 13.01.2011 34 °F
January 10 -13, 2011.
Savannah GA, USA
We arrived late, on a very cold afternoon at the DoubleTree Hotel, located in the Historic district of Savannah, GA. The city bus from the airport dropped us off almost at the front door: no need to look at the map! We were greeted at the front desk by a smiling friendly receptionist, and checked in quickly, with a warm chocolate chip cookie to boot. The hotel is located right across from the Savannah River, and on the edge of the historic district, but since the district can be covered quite easily by foot, this was not a problem for us.
Our room was on the 5th floor, the top floor. For $5 extra we had an excellent view of the river, it was an awesome view. The room was good size, possibly large, as there was plenty of space to hang our clothes, jackets, and store or electrical gear. The bed was awesome, I truly hope we find a better one on our trip, but don’t expect to. It was a king size, with mattress comforter, 6 large soft pillows, multiple light comforters. The bed was large, quiet, soft but firm and warm. What more could we need? There were multiple outlets for our iPhones, pods and laptop. Being on the 5th floor, street noise was not an issue, and didn’t hear a peep from our neighbors.
The bath was large, with plenty of hot water, strong water pressure and space to run our clothesline.
The hotel had a restaurant, which we didn’t use, but had a lounge with a fireplace that we used whenever we came in from the cold. It was an excellent place for our needs; the rate was very reasonable, right around $100/night. We walked around during the day through the many squares, and out to dinner at night: we did not feel uncomfortable within the historic district. I believe there was a charge for Wifi access, but this not a problem, as coffee shops and restaurants in the area provided free access.
We left early, 6AM, taking a taxi to the train station, located about 4-5 miles away, outside of town: too early for public transportation.
We would definitely return to the DoubleTree, during a warmer season, if for no other reason than to sleep in the bed.