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
The valet service at mansion on Forsyth hotel was terrific. It was pouring down rain and without even hesitating they offered to shuttle us to our vehicles even though we didn't valet with them. What fabulous service! Will go back and use them next time!
Pros: location, size of rooms, restaurant, valet staff
Cons: iron not functioning (3 different irons leaked when tried to use steam function); once more, did not receive receipt via email; exercise room is small and dark; breakfast waitress on Monday was in slow motion
A shout out to the assistant manager Chris and our Valet Corbin! They were extremely helpful in securing transportation for a night out on the town. They went above and beyond! The entire staff of the Mansion is accommodating, genuine, and respectful.
A major thanks goes to our concierge, Yvonne! We stayed on site for 5 days and each day she helped to secure tickets, answer questions, visit about local favorites, and check in on our experiences.
We also appreciate Brian, a member of the hotel staff, for making sure we were comfortable and well taken care of.
We can't say enough about our positive experience: the valets, front desk, management, maids.... they all made our trip memorable and comfortable.
Thank you! We will definitely return to this beautiful hotel, ideal location, wonderful restaurant, luxurious accommodations, and friendly atmosphere.
Pam Zuber and Lititia Harrington
I checked in earlier today, after booking a room a couple months ago with my husband, and another friend who booked her room separately after we did. I’m a Titanium Elite with Marriott, and my friend, who just made Gold, checked in right behind me. We had both messaged the hotel earlier in the day, and had been upgraded to the Forsyth Deluxe rooms, but I was told that my room wasn’t ready (it was shortly after noon, which was understandable), when my friend, who was behind me, was able to check in right away. It turns out that her room, 227, was significantly bigger than mine, 326. This is a beautiful hotel, so I’m not complaining about the decor/grounds itself, but their recognition of Marriott Bonvoy status was pretty upsetting. I even checked on the app, and they had the executive suite, as well as the Kessler suite available for tonight. I stayed at the Andaz last night (I’m also Globalist with Hyatt), and wish I had stayed there all weekend. Their loyalty and upgrade program is FAR superior. I put hotel program loyalty pretty high on my priorities when staying somewhere, so I wouldn’t stay here again just for that reason.
I stayed here recently while on a family vacation throughout the southeast. The hotel is what you would expect from an autograph collection. However, I was disappointed with the lack of double queen rooms available.