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
As a part of our Girlfriends trip to Savannah, we participated in a cooking school at the Mansion. It was a highlight of our trip! Chef Shahin Afsharian was thoroughly a pleasure as he guided us through the preparation of the meal with humor and cooking tips. This was a hands-on group participation experience and so much fun! There was plenty of wine perfectly matched to the delicious food. The three hour evening went so quickly we all learned a lot,too.
Melissa at the Front Desk is Amazing!! I travel here every other week. She is VERY Helpful every time I visit. Professional and helps with my room so that it is perfect every time. Make sure you speak with Jason the Valet/Front door man. He is very helpful with Dining suggestions and always helpful. Great team here at the Mansion!!
From the moment I arrived, I was impressed. The valet greeted us immediately and our bags were in our rooms within 15 minutes. Each person at the front desk was pleasant and helpful as was the concierge. Rooms were spacious. The grounds were clean and well kept. The bar was nice. We didn't eat on-site but I can only imagine how great it would be. There is a great park across the street that you can walk or run in and they have a nice playground for kids. There is a pool, but it didn't appear to be meant for kids to play in. There is a shuttle that runs to their sister property on the river which is super convenient and helpful. Upon checking in with the valet, they give you a ticket with a number to text when you want your car or your keys to go retrieve something in your vehicle. It was such a great stay that we are hosting a business event there in the coming months.