Kimpton Brice Hotel
What We Love
- Free daily wine happy hour features appetizers from on-site Pacci restaurant (served in the lobby from 5 to 6 p.m.)
- Savannah has no open container law; feel free to ask for your wine to go
- Kimpton’s signature pet-friendly service
- Pedaling around the city on one of the hotel’s free cherry-red cruiser bikes
What To Know
- The Brice opened in May 2014
- The 24-hour fitness center is still under renovation; in the meantime, you’ll get free access to the gym down the street
- WiFi is free when you join the Kimpton InTouch program (it’s free to join)
- The pool is open year round
- Read more about what to see and do in Savannah in our magazine section
- A mandatory $5 per night hotel fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Since May 2014 this three-story, 145-room Kimpton has been a strikingly modern addition to Savannah’s otherwise Old Worldly aesthetic. The Brice’s colorblocked black and white exterior is dotted with yellow awnings and bisected by sleek chrome lettering. Inside, hip, cheeky decor lines the light-filled lobby: Think swirling white bookcases, geodesic glass terrariums, vintage typewriters and an assortment of expertly framed modern artworks. Upstairs, the hallways are decorated with equestrian drawings and Damien Hirst–esque butterfly decals.
Bed and Bath
The hotel’s black, white and yellow palette is reflected in the guestrooms as well, which have floral headboards, graphic rugs and lime-green accents throughout. The minibars are stocked with such Southern staples as Firefly whiskey and honey-roasted peanuts, while such mod cons as flat-screen TVs, bedside outlets and iPod docking stations (fit for the iPhone 5!) keep the rooms feeling fresh. The bathrooms are stocked with C.O. Bigelow amenities, and while Kimpton is usually notorious for its zany zebra prints, the Brice stays true to Savannah style with seersucker bathrobes.
The ground-floor Pacci restaurant is open around the clock, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a “punch-drunk brunch” on weekends, weeknight apertivo specials and all-night room service. The space is reminiscent of a European brasserie; the menu is Italian-inspired, with killer breakfast offerings like pancetta hash and crepes Florentine, alongside bottomless Caffe Vita coffee from Seattle. The pool is open year round, and although the 24-hour fitness center is still under renovation, guests get free access to a local gym down the street in the meantime. Be sure to take advantage of such cushy Kimpton extras as free cruiser bikes, morning coffee and an evening wine hour (plus nibbles from Pacci), best enjoyed on the Brice’s twinkle light–dotted courtyard or taken in plastic cups to go: Like party-hearty New Orleans and Las Vegas, Savannah has no open container law.
In the Area
Located on the border between Georgia and South Carolina, this quaint city is known for the 24 “Squares of Savannah,” the charming landscaped parks and squares that occur every few blocks in the Historic District. The most famous are Forsyth Park, known for its picturesque willow trees and ample suntanning space, and Chippewa Square, which appeared in the opening scene of Forrest Gump. Start your day off with a cold brew coffee from the Coffee Fox, then get the lay of the land with a historic bike tour from Savannah Bike Tours, where $25 will get you a two-hour tour, bike, helmet and bottle of water. Afterward, nosh on a healthy lunch at Starland Café or get your fill of African-inspired sandwiches at cult favorite sandwich shop Zunzi’s. Have a postlunch ice cream at Leopold’s or a craft beer at Savannah’s only brewpub, Moon River Brewery; get a tasting flight and sit outdoors in the beer garden if the weather is mild. For dinner locals love the Olde Pink House, which serves Southern fare in an 18th-century mansion on Reynolds Square.
How to Get There
My daughter and I had planned this trip for six months to celebrate her March birthday. She did extensive research, and thought this would be the perfect place for us...it truly was!! About two months after booking, (non-refundable) we realized that we would be there for St. Patrick's Day!! We didn't know if that was good or bad,ha! We had heard that Savannah was the 2nd largest celebration to NYC!! The Brice was the perfect place to be!! We agreed that it was so..ooo much fun, but not uncomfortable and crazy!! Right outside the hotel, we found a great spot to watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Bay Street is on the parade path. We were there from 9:30 am to almost the end,1:45. The people all around us were so friendly. It was perfect being so close to the front door to go in/out at will! Those staying at The Brice got wrist bands, and security was at the door to prevent the lobby, bar, restrooms from being used by those other than guests. The valet/bellman staff were the best!! They went to my car and got a blanket out so I could sit on it during the parade.
The lobby area and outdoor courtyard is beautiful!! The rooms were very comfortable,and the hallways were extremely quiet throughout the celebration weekend!!! In the lobby there is coffee served each morning, water throughout the day, and wine/snack hour from 4-5:00 daily. The hotel bar is also very upscale and enjoyable. Checking in/out was very easy. Everyone at the front desk was eager to accommodate our needs. My daughter and I were so pleased, and we highly recommend staying here!
Super hotel, well run, modern, great staff, central...full of character and great rooms. 5 stars all round 👍.stayed there around St Patrick’s week, a great location, close to restaurants and attractions but far enough away for comfort away from the crowds.
Really everything went wrong....from the non-pluses greeting (or lack thereof) at check in, to the cleanliness of the room, to breakfast and the overall vibe of the hotel. The bellmen were super friendly and the ladies serving lemonade and wine late afternoon.....and the rest of the staff were just terrible. This tells me you have a general manager issue. In no way could I recommend this hotel. Housekeeping was just awful - and I will leave it at that!
What a little gem - this is a lovely hotel and I would highly recommend you stay here if you are ever in Savannah.
I was booked by a client to provide entertainment for their conference - the staff at the hotel are very helpful - could not do enough for you - the first impression is relaxed and slightly quirky - the food is great the rooms are comfortable - it is in a great location - thank you all at the hotel
Went to this hotel on a top producers trip with our real estate company. The staff at Kimpton Brice is some of the friendliest that you could ever meet. They are very pet friendly and do not charge an additional fee if you bring your pet. They even have dog treats and the little poop bags that they hand out when you check in. They even remember your pets name.
The food at the restaurant was awesome but so was the food at all the places that we visited in Savannah. We will definitely stay at this hotel again.