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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Beware if you use their valet service! I had damage to my windshield while in the valet parking. I did not notice it until I drove off for two blocks. It was a very sunny summer day. I immediately returned to the hotel and filed a report with the management. (They were very helpful, took a report and turned it into their insurance.
However, their insurance refused the claim, since I had driven off the property.
Hence, if you use the valet at this hotel BE SURE to check your entire car for damage before you drive off.
Needless to say, although I enjoyed the hotel, I will not be staying there again.
We loved our room, thanks Jamar! The restaurant and courtyards are beautifully decorated the pool is the perfect size with wonderful huge fluffy yellow towels. Check out was a breeze, thanks Robin! Best of all Mo! He started every day with a big smile and with something funny to say. He was attentive to everyone and new all the guests by name, always answered questions, gave directions even gave water to drink when while we ventured into the beautiful city! A big shout out to Rodney for coming to my rescue and fixing my upset tummy!
We stayed 2 nights in this very well located hotel. Very pleasant stay, nice, big room, well appointed. Staff is very friendly. The swimming pool is nice, clean and well maintained. Breakfast was very nice, good service, big portions, a very good start to the day.
I stayed at the Kimpton Brice for a conference in Savannah. The hotel is conveniently located 1 block away from the River Street and the river walk. The hotel only offers valet parking. However, the parking garage is literally on the other side of the street, meaning that one can retrieve their vehicle very quickly. The staff was very nice and welcoming, with the exception of a bartender at their main bar. The hotel itself is small but quite stylish. The rooms were also small but not uncomfortable. One thing that everyone in my party liked is the garden area in the hotel. Very cool and relaxing. Overall, it was a very nice experience and would absolutely stay at the Kimpton Brice again!
The staff at the hotel were extremely gracious and defined the term Southern Charm. From the very first contact to make group reservations to the final farewell, our stay was more than we could have hoped for. Every need, no matter how large or small was delivered by efficient and friendly people. Two-day meeting for a fairly small group was treated as if we were three times as many. Rooms were beautiful and spacious. Restaurant was convenient and tasty. Hope to be back someday.