Perry Lane Hotel
A Luxury Collection Hotel
What it is
A newly opened 167-room stunner with an artsy hometown feel and a heated rooftop pool.
What it isn't
Historic, which is too bad in one of America’s oldest cities. But ornate woodwork and burnished leather surfaces give it storied the feel of an original Savannah grande dame.
What we think
There’s a good reason this Perry Street hideaway garners five star reviews again and again and again: it marries old school Georgia charms (oversized windows that peep out on bustling Perry street) with up-to-the-moment comfort (Italian-made Frette linens, ice-cold AC, 24-hour room service, HBO and Netflix). Design is warm and artful, a bonus in the home of Savannah College of Art & Design; expect saturated hues, leather headboards, velvet throw pillows and plenty of Mid Century-inspired wood furniture. Repeat guests love that there’s a full gym on-site that’s open 24/7, a rarity for hotels in this town, plus the fact that the lobby is so cool looking it’s become a hangout spot for locals.
You're here because
In a city that once hit 105 degrees, you’re here for the rooftop pool, frankly. And what a stunner it is: a streamlined turquoise rectangle flanked by checkerboard floors that nod to history without cowing to it. Did we mention the adjacent bar, Peregrin, where lawn games are at-the-ready at all hours?
Savannah is chockablock with storied bars (and...psst...an open container law), so you’re beyond delighted to find The Wayward pub in the hotel for your last stop. It’s inspired by rebellion, and so are you, especially when you order. Tonight? A Shots Fired! Boilermaker with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal & Tecate followed by a summery rhubarb-flavored cocktail, the Boll Weevil.
Restaurants & Bars
The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market - fresh, inventive and fun takes on a diverse range of classics
Peregrin - modern and sophisticated New American fare with great cocktails
The Wayward - a new take on the neighborhood watering hole
Set directly on centuries-old Perry Lane, a block from Chippewa Square—where ancient live oak trees are dripping with Spanish moss—and a half mile walk from the 1860 Mercer Williams House Museum that John Berendt’s 1994 thriller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil made famous.