Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- The 400 piece-strong art collection
- Two cocktail lounges, a rooftop terrace and a well-regarded gourmet restaurant
- Pampering at the Poseidon Spa
- A hands-on cooking school that teaches Southern techniques
What To Know
- Internet access is available for a $10 per day charge
- Pets are allowed, but with a $150 fee
- Check in is 4 p.m. and checkout 11 a.m.
- Self parking costs $20 per day
- Read more about what to see and do in Savannah in our magazine section
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This swanky manse stands apart for eschewing the chintzy, Old World atmosphere its Savannah rivals tend to embrace: instead, expect luxe details like onyx and Verona marble, statement furniture and an incredible collection of contemporary art that comprises 400 works by international and local artists, courtesy of owner and avid art collector Richard Kessler. Dining is another highlight: sample upscale home cooking like crab bisque and Frenched pork chop at restaurant 700 Drayton, then cap off a day exploring the city with a hand-crafted cocktail like the Savannah Firefly (hint: it contains Peach Schnapps) at the Bosendorfer Lounge, which sports a magnificent grand piano.
In the Area
Learn to peel shrimp and cook grits like a native Southerner at the hotel’s cooking school, helmed by local celebrity Chef Darin. Cross the street to explore one of Savannah’s most popular squares, the 30-acre Forsyth Park, then get spoiled like a Southern belle at Sweet Water Spa, which offers everything from hot stone massages to mud wraps.
How to Get There
I recently spend three nights in a deluxe king room at the Mansion. I discovered the following. A spa that was very cold, no turn down service unless you ask(not disclosed) and a small restaurant with exceptionally slow service for any meal. Moderate your expectations if you choose to try this hotel out.
Beautiful hotel with excellent service. Thanks to Terrell and Cedric for the excellent suggestions. The location is right across from historic Forsyth park. Tons of art is all around this lovely hotel
We stayed as a part of the Marriott Vacation Club Autograph Collection of hotels and it was fantastic! The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are great. The staff was amazing and couldn't be more helpful with our every need. We would like to give a shout out to all at the front desk, Yvonne W., concierge and Shawanda at the valet for making our visit so memorable. We hope see you next year!