Visiting Savannah


Yes, Savannah is a hot city, but we are also way cool!  This is by design since founder General James Oglethorpe planned the city in the 18th century with over 300 live oak trees in squares throughout the city to let us take a rest, visit, and cool out.  No other Southern city offers the river views and tree-lined squares, OR an entirely FREE week of world-class blues and jazz music during the Savannah Jazz Festival.  We are called the Hostess City for a reason, and here are several great suggestions for visiting us during the festival.

The Mansion on Forsyth Park

This 125-room Victorian Romanesque palace is a feast for the eyes (think Versace, Italian marble and gravity-defying chandeliers). The ultra-chic rooms with Egyptian cotton linens are mini palaces in themselves, with Italian marble bathrooms with oversized whirlpool tubs.  The Kessler-owned hotel pampers its guests with its full service Poseidon Spa, the upscale 700 Drayton restaurant, Casmir’s Lounge, and the Bohemian Art Gallery.

700 Drayton Street, Savannah, GA 31401

(912) 238-5158

The DeSoto Savannah

Overlooking Madison Square in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District, The DeSoto is a treasured landmark blending the elegance, history, and charm of one of America’s oldest cities with a generous dash of modern Southern hospitality. Warm smiles from long-tenured staff, a museum-worthy lobby art gallery showcasing the Savannah College of Art & Design, imaginative cocktails at Edgar’s Proof & Provision, and farm-fresh ingredients at 1540 Room – The DeSoto is a Savannah experience to be savored and celebrated. 

15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Hotel: (912) 232-9000 

Reservations (800) 239-5118

Comfort Suites Downtown Savannah

Experience true Southern hospitality at The Comfort Suites® Historic District in beautiful, historic Savannah. Located just minutes from River Street, City Market and Savannah College of Art and Design.  Offering a 15% discount off of their best rates for Savannah Jazz Fest visitors!  Use Promo Code “LJAZZ” when making your reservation for this great discount!

  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service 

The Comfort Suites Historic District

630 West Bay Street, Savannah, GA, 31401

Phone: (912) 629-2001

Fax: (912) 629-2002

Rancho Alegre

This is Savannah’s Jazz Resturant and Bar!  Located in the heart of Savannah’s original jazz district from the 1930’s, Ranch Alegre  is a Cuban Restaurant serving locally renowned Cuban food and offering lie jazz music three nights a week. Owner Juan Rodriguez personally greets and serves guests in the family style and all are welcome.  This is a Savannah jazz institution not to be missed.  Reservations are suggested, but come as you are and the wait is never too long at their great bar.

402 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401

(912) 292-1656

700 Drayton

Just steps from the stage for the Savannah Jazz Festival evenings in Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton is situated in a 19th Century Funeral Home, and iconic architectural building in the Mansion at Forsyth Park.  700 Drayton serves some of the best culinary dishes in the Lowcountry.  The luxurious bohemian environment features world-class contemporary art and the service is such that your every need is anticipated and delivered with Southern grace.  The signature dishes range from excellent beef and fresh fish selections to signature Crispy Calamari and other regionally inspired creations.  The wine list is unrivaled in Savannah.  Reservations are suggested.

700 Drayton Street, Savannah, GA 31401

(912) 712-5002

Edgar’s Proof and Provision

Located in the DeSoto Hotel, an icon of Savannah Jazz in it’s original days, Edgar’s Proof and Provision is centrally located in historic downtown Savannah and a short walk to the Savannah Jazz Festival Venues at the Lucas Theater and Forsyth Park.  Barrel-aged cocktails meet Southern comfort food favorites at Edgar’s Proof & Provision. Befitting our storied hotel in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District, Edgar’s blends classic and modern to create one of Savannah’s most sought-after indoor-outdoor settings for craft cocktails and casual dining.

Look for locally-sourced charcuterie, world-class grilled cheese sandwiches, and Southern chicken biscuits served with tomato and jalapeño jam. Of course, no night at Edgar’s is complete without savoring a sip of our private label “Edgar’s Truth” bourbon.

15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401

(912) 232-9000

Tequila’s Town

Unique and traditional Mexican dishes served by friendly staff in Savannah’s Historic District. An impressively full bar stocks over 60 brands of premium Tequila brands (Silver, Reposado, Añejo) and Mezcal, creates a great variety of cocktails and specialty Margaritas – Add wines from Argentina and Chile and daily, carefully selected specials from their Mixologist and Chefs- and you have what they call with pride “Up a Notch Mexican food.”

109 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA 31401

(912) 236-3222 // (912) 226-3307

Old Town Trolley Tours

The best way to experience Savannah is with the ultimate guides at Old Town Trolley Tours.  Ranging from ghost tours, to historic general tours , and beyond with large and small groups, Old Town Trolley Tours will make your experience memorable enough to return to the Hostess City of Savannah again.  The tour guides are steeped and educated in Savannah’s rich history and will make your visit here unforgettable!

234 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401

(855) 245-8992