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
Having previously stayed at The Kimpton Brice, I was excited to be visiting Savannah once again.The Brice is situated in a perfect spot in the historic district, just across the street from the Riverfront. So many restaurants are in a very short walking distance from the hotel. I was only able to book a one night stay at the Hotel. As I wished to stay another night, I spoke with the receptionist - Logan - who made made sure I was on the waiting list should a cancellation occur. Well, it did. I cannot say enough about the Brice. It is pet friendly and by that I mean very friendly. They welcome with open "paws" dogs of all sized. Treats, waste bags, dog beds and bowls are provided. Dogs are welcome in the public areas and they even provide "Pet inside" door hangers should you leave the dog alone. The rooms are beautifully equipped with top notch linens and towel service. Great breakfasts. As for Valet service, both Ken and Mo were there to accommodate your needs. Personable and knowledgeable of types and locations of restaurants. Baggage was quickly picked up and delivered to your room; and checkout pick up was just as efficient. I look forward to returning back to The Brice in a few months.
My son and I stayed here. It was a very quaint, clean, and friendly hotel! I would highly recommend it.. our room was wonderful. The pool is very nice. They always have complimentary coffee, wine, and water.. the staff was awesome and was always very helpful when needed!
Friendly, cheerful staff. Comfortable living room entrance and courtyard. Restaurant attached. Very close(across the street and downstairs )to water front. Many restaurants and stores very close so perfect location.
We needed to find a hotel that allowed dogs as our daughter was taking care of her boyfriend's Lab puppy. But we also wanted to be walknig distance from all the fun stuff in Savannah - the Kimpton Brice was perfect. Nice staff, great courtyard happy hour and comfortable rooms.
My wife, daughter, and I recently had an enjoyable two night stay at the Kimpton Brice Hotel. The hotel is well located, neat, pet friendly and has incredibly pleasant staff. If you are planning a visit, I suggest that you request a room that is not facing the main road as the cars and trucks can be noisy.