Best Western

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

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Savannah Historic District is an inviting hotel with superior amenities, and genuine southern hospitality.

Enjoy Savannah’s unique southern charm with a generous slice of the local culture. Our fantastic location with close proximity to River Street, City Market, local museums, and historic sites is why many guests choose to stay at this hotel. Limited on-site assigned parking is available for a fee of $20 per day, which is a competitive price for the Historic District.

If you’re looking to explore the many tours, restaurants and boutiques that welcome Savannah’s four-legged visitors then look no further this is a pet friendly hotel accepting "Dogs Only" based on the availability of dog friendly rooms. Each dog friendly room is allowed up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit for an additional $20 per day with a $100 maximum weekly charge.

Book your room now and experience southern hospitality at its finest.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 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 $20 USD
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Outdoor parking, One (1) Vehicle Per Room one space per room, daily fee $20 USD
  • Paid parking, 20 USD, Limited on-site assigned parking is available for a fee of $20 per day, with one (1) vehicle per room!
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • 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, (English, 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

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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 seven days a week.

There's much to see and do at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. Check out the pleasant and relaxing Water Garden, with it's nine-food waterfall and shallow bog basin. Don't miss a tour of the Barbour Lathrop Bamboo Collection, or the Rose Garden.There's also the Mediterranean Garden, the Iris Trial Garden, and Crapemyrtle Allee.

Cockspur Island Lighthouse

By National Park Service Digital Image Archives [Public domain]

See the Iconic 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 on which the lighthouse stands.

The easiest way to access and tour Cockspur Island Lighthouse is by visiting Fort Pulaski National Monument.

While no officially sanctioned tours are available, the Cockspur Island Lighthouse is, in fact, open to the public. One of the more convenient ways to see this impressive structure is with a hike along Lighthouse Overlook Trail.

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

Forsyth Park Fountain

Tour the Famous Forsyth Park in Savannah

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

By National Park Service Digital Image Archives [Public domain]

View the Cockspur Lighthouse from Fort Pulaski

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.

Opened in 1926, Grayson Stadium was renovated in 1941, then again in 2009. Today, it seats up to 4,000 eager fans, and was originally known simply as Municipal Stadium. The Savannah Sand Gnats are the Class-A affiliate of the New York Mets. Whether you're a die hard baseball nut, or are simply looking for a fun night out with the family, make your way to Grayson Stadium.

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 in Georgia

Spend an Afternoon Exploring 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 and enjoy walking to area attractions, dining and shopping. Make the most of your time 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.

Plan your next visit to Savannah and enjoy a night of impressive live performances. Sit and enjoy plays on the same stage where some of the most famous performers once stood. The Historic Savannah Theatre has hosted Oscar Wilde, W.C. Fields, Fanny Davenport, and Lillian Russell – among the many.

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. The Jepson Center for the Arts consistently proves to be one of the premier attractions in the state.

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. Plan your next adventure in Georgia and be sure to include an afternoon of touring and exploring through the Jepson Center for the Arts.

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, and is a popular Coastal Georgia location for special events, festivals, and weddings. Plan your next family adventure through Georgia and be sure to include a day of early American and Civil War History. There a many ways to enjoy Savannah – Old Fort Jackson is one of the best. 

Owens-Thomas House

By Ebyabe (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Front Entrance to the Owens-Thomas Hosue

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.

Plan your next visit to Savannah and the coast of the Georgia, and be sure to include some historic perspectives. 

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

The Owens-Thomas House is a National Historic Landmark, and a premier attraction found in Georgia. When you next visit the Peach State, be sure to include a tour of this impressive and important site.

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 – plan your next trek along the coast and be sure to include a visit to this impressive museum. There are many ways to experience the Georgia Coast and Savannah, but there are few as impressive and ideal as the Roundhouse Railroad Museum.

Skidaway Island State Park

You'll find an incredibly diverse selection of things to see and do during your next visit to Georgia. From an extensive tour of Atlanta to a wide range of exciting and must-see festivals, the Peach State never lets you down. And when your visit to GA has you exploring the coast, be sure to visit the Skidaway Island State Park

Found just minutes outside of Savannah, Skidaway Island SP is 588 interconnected islands and marshes, each yielding impressive outdoor recreation and loads of fun. You'll find six well maintained hiking trails at Skidway Island SP, along with three playgrounds, and a volleyball area. Many people hosts birthday parties here, and some even get married.

Squares of Savannah

Gazebo within the Squares of Savannah

See Top Sites Within the 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. Plan your next visit to Savannah and the Georgia coast, and be sure you make time for a tour of this impressive museum. Whether you're a lover of the arts, or just hoping for a bit of culture, the Telfair Academy is an ideal attraction.

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 & 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, 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.

Plan your next trek along the coast of Georgia and find your new favorite seaside attraction. Ideal for families and anyone who seeks knowledge, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center is a premier destination in the Peach State. There's plenty to see and do here: don't miss the Beach Walk North or the Beach Walk South. There's the Turtle Talk, the Whale Tale, and even the Coastal Georgia Gallery.

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

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:

February 2016

February 12 - December 12, 2016
2016 First Fridays in Historic Downtown Brunswick

Plan your Brunswick visit accordingly, and head over to Newcastle and Gloucester Streets in downtown on the first Friday of each month for a variety cultural and unique festivities. It all starts at 5 p.m.

October 2016

October 22, 2016
2016 Falloween Family Fun

Celebrate the coming fall with a day's worth of carnival rides, trick-or-treating, crafts and other kids' activities, and more, all at Skidaway Island Park in Savannah. It all begins at 1 p.m.

October 2016

October 22, 2016
2016 Fall Festival

Enjoy the awesome fall scenery at Laura S. Walker State Park in Waycross with an abundance of kids' activities, live music, hayrides, face painting, and so much more. It all begins at 4:30 p.m.

November 2016

November 5, 2016
3rd Annual Hopped Up on Georgia Brews

Rousakis Riverfront Plaza in Savannah turns into a land of brews, as over 20 Georgia breweries present their greatest creations tastings for an entire afternoon. This event is free of admission.

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