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BEST WESTERN PLUS Savannah Historic District

412 W Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401-1115
Phone: 912/233-1011   |   Fax: 912/238-0020   |   89 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 4:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Our location near River Street gives guests great access to some of the best fine dining, shopping and sightseeing in the city.

This Savannah Historic District hotel combines southern charm with a generous slice of culture. We're a Girl Scout friendly hotel and we are proud to host troops traveling throughout the year to the birthplace of the Girl Scouts.

Our close proximity to River Street is why many guests choose to stay at our Historic District hotel. Our convenient location is within walking distance to many great restaurants including The Lady and Son's owned by Chef Paula Deen, our hotel is the perfect choice for guests looking to get away from it all.

History buffs and those guests looking for southern charm can easily find it all at our hotel. If you're here for a holiday or a special event, take advantage of our convenient location. St. Patrick's Day and Oktoberfest are two big celebrations that everyone in the region waits for and our guests are within walking distance to all of the festivities.

The Savannah Beach is 18 miles or a 20 minute drive, from our Savannah hotel. Beach combers can quickly get to the coast and enjoy a day of water recreation, sunbathing or sandcastle building.

Due to our downtown location, we charge $15 per day for parking, which is a competitive price for this busy district. Each room is also allowed only one vehicle. Business travelers especially enjoy our competitive rates, and our Savannah hotel regularly hosts employees of Georgia Port Authority, Gulf Stream, Hunter Army Air Field, and service men and women in town with Fort Stewart.

Book your quiet spacious room at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Savannah Historic District for a fantastic vacation. Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • Exterior corridor
  • Concierge, daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Cable or satellite television expanded cable including HBO®
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Poolside services, lounge chairs available during operating hours.
  • Dataports
  • Sunbathing
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Physically challenged facilities
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged One (1) Vehicle Per Room daily fee 15.00 USD
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Outdoor parking, One (1) Vehicle Per Room one space per room, daily fee 15.00 USD
  • Paid parking, 15 USD, Parking fee is $15 per day and each room is allowed only one (1) vehicle/parking space.
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas
  • Outdoor pool heated open daily 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Exercise facility, 24-Hour includes three cardiovascular machines (treadmill, crosstrainer, recumbent bike) as well as a multi-station strength training system.
  • Weight lifting equipment, multi-station strength training system.
  • Universal gym, multi-station strength training system
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff, Spanish
  • Dry cleaning, same day available

BEST WESTERN PLUS Savannah Historic District

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Longitude: 32.082435  /  Latitude: -81.095847


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 95. Take Interstate 95 to Exit 99A-Interstate 16 towards Savannah. Take Montgomery Street exit to the fourth traffic light, Bay Street, turn left and take an immediate right into the parking lot of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Savannah Historic District.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Savannah Historic District

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm

Located 10 miles southwest of historic Savannah, the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens features a camellia trail, a water garden, a bamboo collection, a rose garden, a cottage garden, and a iris trial garden.

The gardens are generally open from 8 -10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Cockspur Island Lighthouse

Located just off the coast of Savannah and Tybee Island, the Cockspur Island Lighthouse used to welcome ships to this major commercial region of Coastal Georgia before closing down in 1909. While still preserved and open to the public, access to the lighthouse is dependent on shifting tides and access to the solitary islet the lighthouse stands on.

First African Baptist Church

Check out a bit of local history in Savannah with a visit to the First African Baptist Church. As you tour coastal Georgia, you'll find a number of different historic sites, each worthy of a visit – be sure to make the First African Baptist Church one of those stops. Regardless of your denomination (if any) the historic significance and architectural design make a visit to the First African Baptist Church well worth the effort. 

With a close proximity to Franklin Square, the First African Baptist Church is easy to locate in downtown Savannah, just inland of the Savannah River. The First African Baptist Church holds events throughout the year – many of the fund raising and charitable variety. The origins of the First African Baptist Church date back to 1773, when the original congregation was organized by the Reverend George Leile

Forsyth Park

Explore Forsyth Park on your next trek across coastal Georgia and the charming city of Savannah. At 30 total acres, Forsyth Park is a well-sized and popular historic park in the historic district of downtown Savannah. Just south of Chatham Square, Monterey Square, and Calhoun Square, Forsyth Park is a hot bed of activity for locals and visitors – plan a fun family picnic, or your next business team-building exercise. 

One of the major draws at Forsyth Park is the fountain – installed in 1858, it's one of the most visited and photographic scenes in all of coastal Georgia. The Forsyth Park Fountain is located near the north end, and flows, in part, due to different restoration projects from the city over the years. On your visit to Forsyth Park, be sure to also check out the Confederate Monument, a memorial dedicated to Confederate soldiers built in 1879.

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Experience a bit of southern history on your next visit to coastal Georgia. Make your way to Fort Pulaski National Monument, a standing tribute to the American Civil War where in 1862 the Union Army had tested rifled cannon shots. Found on Cockspur Island on the Savannah River, Fort Pulaski National Monument was originally completed in 1847 and later became a site for tourists in 1924 when it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. 

Fort Pulaski National Monument features regular visiting hours, with slightly extended times during the summer months of June through August. Check out the historic military architecture like drawbridges, ditches, and dikes when you explore Fort Pulaski. You can make the trip in from Savannah. You'll want to explore the McQueen Island Rails to Trails, a six-mile trail ideal for a spring or summer hike. 

Grayson Stadium

Home of the Savannah Sand Gnats, Grayson Stadium is a historic Savannah baseball stadium that originally opened in 1926. Enjoy an exciting game of minor league baseball as this Coastal Georgia team contests with other members of the A-Level South Atlantic League.

Henderson Golf Club

Shoot for par 71 at Henderson Golf Club located in Savannah on Georgia’s scenic coast. Henderson Golf Club is the home to 6,700 yards of live oaks, Spanish moss, tall pines, and native wetlands, all surrounding the 18-hole, championship style course.

Henderson boastfully accommodates golfers of all skill levels as well. Experienced golfers can utilize their accuracy and touch, while novice players take advantage of the five sets of tees. Experience true southern charm in an enjoyable, competitive setting today.

Historic Savannah

Historic Savannah was founded in 1733 and is the recognized as the largest National Historical Landmark District in America. Start your journey of historic Savannah in Forsyth Park, Savannah's largest park, stroll through River Street, then tour the Congregation Mickve Isreal, a Jewish Temple dating back to 1733. Visiting Savannah Squares provides a wonderful view of the historical homes and buildings developed by James Oglethorpe, the city's founding father.

Favorite Savannah tours include the Carriage Tours, Walking City Tours, Architectural Tours, Ghosts and Legends Tours and the Paula Deen Tour. Stay in the heart of historic Savannah with Best Western hotels. Enjoy walking to area attractions, dining and shopping, while enjoying superior guest lodging in "Georgia's First City", along the Georgia Coast.

Historic Savannah Theatre

Originally opened in 1818, the Historic Savannah Theatre has been a centerpiece of the Coastal Georgia and Savannah cultural arts scene ever since. Undergoing many remodels throughout its illustrious history, the theater has served as an opera house, playhouse, movie house, and vaudeville stage.

Jepson Center for the Arts

Opened in 2006, this Savannah landmark features over 7,500 square feet of gallery space. See major traveling exhibitions of contemporary art or browse permanent art installations.

This Coastal Georgia attraction also includes a 220-seat auditorium, a community gallery, and the ArtZeum, which is an interactive gallery for children and their families.

Old Fort Jackson National Historic Landmark

Nestled along the Savannah River in Savannah, the Old Fort Jackson is a National Historic Landmark that features cannon firing celebrations and daily interactive programs. Explore its lengthy history, from its service days in the War of 1812 to the battle days of the Civil War.

The site is open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is a popular Coastal Georgia location for special events, festivals, and weddings.

Owens-Thomas House

A classic example of English Regency architecture in Savannah, this National Historic Landmark features decorative arts collection, American and European artifacts from 1750-1830, and a parterre garden.

This Coastal Georgia attraction also includes an original carriage house, which was one of the earliest urban slave quarters in the South.

Roundhouse Railroad Museum

Visit the Roundhouse Railroad Museum in historic downtown Savannah. Guests can enjoy a close-up view of an operational train turntable and a host of historic railcars and rolling stock. Don't miss the No. 30 Steam Locomotive and the modern No. 119 Diesel Locomotive.

This Coastal Georgia attraction is open Monday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Squares of Savannah

Originally known as the Oglethorpe Plan, the Squares of Savannah are found in and around downtown Savannah. On your next visit into coastal Georgia, explore these squares – there are 22 in total. The squares themselves are public areas, similar to little parks, each similar in size; about 200 feet north to south, and east to west no more than 300 feet long. Each Savannah Square is named after a person of prominence from the area – Pulaski Square, Crawford Square, Madison Square, just to name a few 

As you explore downtown Savannah and the numerous squares, you'll discover a wide range of iconic and historic sites. The Monument to General Nathanael Greene is a highlight of Johnson Square, while many people enjoy the Statue of John Wesley within Reynolds Square. You'll want to check out Chippewa Square, which was laid out in 1815 and is named in honor of American soldiers who were killed in combat during the Battle of Chippewa in the War of 1812. 

Telfair Academy

Located in downtown Savannah, the Telfair Academy features 19th century period rooms and a collection of 19th and 20th century art. Explore American and European paintings, statues, sculptures, and decorative arts.

Don't miss special events at this Coastal Georgia art center, including the Telfair Art Fair, A Collectors' Evening, and Art on Tap.

The Club at Savannah Harbor

Located in Savannah, the Club at Savannah Harbor provides locals and visitors alike with 18 holes of premier golfing on Georgia’s Coast. With a par of 72, the 7,288-yard course is an outstanding destination for golfers of all skill levels.

In fact, even the pros swing for par at the Club at Savannah Harbor, as the club hosts the annual PGA Tour’s Champions Tour Liberty featuring golf’s biggest names. Other larger events drawing visitors include the likes of Patriot Golf and the Thursday Night Golf League.

The Lady & Sons Restaurant

Enjoy an authentic taste of Savannah with a visit to the Lady & Sons Restaurant. As you explore coastal Georgia, you'll build up and appetite and the ideal spot to douse the flames of your hunger is at Lady & Sons. Close to Ellis Square and just inland of the Savannah River, Lady & Sons has been a major part of the culinary community since it opened in 1996. Lady & Sons is also well known for being owned and operated by Paula Deen and her sons, Jamie and Bobby.

Named "International Meal of the Year" in 1999 by USA Today, Lady & Sons is open seven days a week with no minimum on the amount of guests required to make a reservation. Lady & Sons features an array of classic southern dishes and restaurant staples for lunch and dinner. They do offer catering if you're looking to host an event or party in the area. Lady & Sons was also named the 2003 Georgia Small Business of the Year.

Tybee Island Light Station and Museum

As you prepare to explore coastal Georgia, head for Tybee Island and check out the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. One of only seven surviving lighthouse towers from the colonial era, Tybee Island Light Station was constructed in 1736, first lit in 1867, and stands at 144 feet tall. Make the scenic drive to Tybee Island from nearby Savannah and is an ideal way to spend an afternoon on the coast

The current version of the Tybee Light Station is the third in its history – the first two were destroyed or had to be torn down due to storms and natural causes like shoreline erosion. With a range of 16 nautical miles, Tybee Island Light Station stands as a testament to the perseverance of the area, and a general improvement upon the original wood construction it featured. Tours at the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum are all self-guided – enjoy the 178 steps as you climb to the top

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Tybee Island Marine Center is a major educational center near Savannah and in Coastal Georgia. Explore educational programs, kids activities, and hands-on learning experiences, which involve beach walks, floating classrooms, and a chance to tour the Coastal Gallery and visit the Touch Tank.


More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.01 mile(s) from Historic District
  • 0.01 mile(s) from River Street
  • 0.01 mile(s) from First African Baptist
  • 0.02 mile(s) from City Market
  • 0.04 mile(s) from The Lady and Son's, owner Paula Deen
  • 0.04 mile(s) from Telfair Museum of Art
  • 1 mile(s) from Cathedral of St. John
  • 1 mile(s) from Forsyth Park
  • 1 mile(s) from Mercer Williams House
  • 1 mile(s) from Old Savannah Tours
  • 1 mile(s) from Trade & Convention Center
  • 1 mile(s) from Juliette Gordon Low House
  • 1 mile(s) from Civil Rights Museum
  • 1 mile(s) from Coastal Heritage Center
  • 3 mile(s) from Old Fort Jackson
  • 5 mile(s) from Grayson Stadium, home of the Sand Gnats
  • 7 mile(s) from Aquatic Center
  • 11 mile(s) from Mighty 8th Air Force
  • 17 mile(s) from Fort Pulaski
  • 8 mile(s) from Oglethorpe Mall
  • 12 mile(s) from Savannah Mall
  • 14 mile(s) from Kellers Flea Market
  • 35 mile(s) from Tangler Outlets, Hilton Head Island, SC

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 18 mile(s) from Tybee Island
  • 40 mile(s) from Beaufort, South Carolina
  • 46 mile(s) from Hilton Head, South Carolina
  • 106 mile(s) from Charleston, South Carolina
  • 139 mile(s) from Jacksonville, Florida
  • 141 mile(s) from Augusta
  • 203 mile(s) from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • 238 mile(s) from Atlanta
  • 281 mile(s) from Orlando, Florida
  • 330 mile(s) from Tampa, Florida
  • 1 mile(s) from Georgia Port Authority, Savannah Port
  • 1 mile(s) from US Customs
  • 1 mile(s) from Georgia Power
  • 2 mile(s) from International Paper
  • 7 mile(s) from Memorial Hospital
  • 8 mile(s) from Hunter AAF
  • 9 mile(s) from JCB
  • 10 mile(s) from Gulfstream
  • 10 mile(s) from Flight Safety
  • 0.02 mile(s) from Savannah College of Art and Design
  • 5 mile(s) from University of Phoenix
  • 5.9 mile(s) from Savannah State University
  • 9 mile(s) from South University
  • 10 mile(s) from Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • 14 mile(s) from Strayer University

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Savannah Smiles, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner, Savannah's only dueling piano bar
  • Across the street from Vinny Van Go Go, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner, pizza
  • Across the street from Bellford's, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, located in city market
  • Across the street from Wild Wing's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • .02 mile(s) from Chart House, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, steak & seafood
  • .03 mile(s) from The Express Cafe', Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch,
  • .03 mile(s) from Ruth's Chris, Fast Food, Steak House, Open for: dinner,
  • .04 mile(s) from The Lady & Son's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Food Network star Paula Deen's restaurant.
  • .04 mile(s) from Moon River Brewery, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • .04 mile(s) from Corleone's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • .04 mile(s) from Fiddler's Crab House, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • .05 mile(s) from Wasabi, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner, sushi
  • .05 mile(s) from Carlitto's, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • .05 mile(s) from Tony Roma's, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • .06 mile(s) from The Pink House, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • .07 mile(s) from Boar's Head Grill, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Boar’s Head Grill & Tavern, Savannah’s first restaurant on Historic River Street, has been a favorite for locals and tourists the past 35 years.
  • .08 miles) from 17 Hundred 90, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • .08 mile(s) from Tubby's Tank House, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • .08 mile(s) from Huey's, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 1 mile(s) from The Pirate's House, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1 mile(s) from Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, Buffet, American, Open for: lunch,
  • 4 mile(s) from Pearl's Saltwater Grill, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner,
  • 5 mile(s) from Outback Steakhouse, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: dinner,
  • 7 mile(s) from Uncle Bubba's, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: dinner, Paula Deen's brothers seafood restaurant
  • 18 mile(s) from The Crabshack, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, Tybee Island

BEST WESTERN PLUS Savannah Historic District

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Savannah. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

July 2015

July 4, 2015
2015 Jaycee's 4th of July Celebration

Join Waycross community residents as they celebrate our nation's independence with an evening of music, food, and fireworks at Memorial Stadium. The event start time is TBA.

July 4, 2015
2015 River Street 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate our nation's independence along the Savannah Rive with an evening of live music and fireworks. The event will be hosted at the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza at 4 p.m.

July 2015

July 4, 2015
2015 Independence Day Festival

The coastal community of St. Marys celebrates our nation's independence with a day chock-full of spectacular fireworks, 5K and 10K races, entertainment, food concessions, and a parade. The event will be held throughout downtown St. Mary's.

September 2015

September 5, 2015
2015 Bacon Fest

Bacon, bacon, and more bacon – found at the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza for two days. Festival goers will enjoy plenty of mouth-watering delights alongside entertainment and an awe-inspiring fireworks display.

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