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
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- 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
If you would like to treat yourself to a bit of old southern nostalgia and modern accommodations, this is the place to stay. Excellent bar and food venue. Amie, Joel, and Michelle treated us well and kept us entertained. Vintage women's hat collection is worth seeing even if not staying.
Only drawback is distance to the Riverwalk and Market Square but buses come along. Free shuttle.
I was also surprised to hear dogs barking in the hallway at 11 at night- for a boutique hotel I was surprised that they would allow pets.
The next morning I spotted the guest with two dogs on a leash and realized who had made the noise. For a hotel of this caliber to even expose guests to the possibility of being woken up by animals took me by surprise.
Other than that the hotel itself is beautiful and they handpicked staff who are extremely cordial very welcoming and well-informed. The rooms are beautiful the mattresses are great and the hallways are lined with beautiful paintings.
I did not eat in the restaurant since I was traveling solo and it seemed more setup for romantic dinners so I don't know how good the food is but the lobby and the bar are beautiful and I would definitely go back to stay there again.
Loved staying at the Mansion on Forsyth! Staff was very friendly and attentive from front desk to valet! Loved our shuttle driver who provided a bit of Savannah history and recommendations. The hotel itself is beautiful and the art on the walls provide a nice atmosphere not found in your standard hotels. Nice location and within walking distance of the river and City Market.
The food and cocktails at 700 Drayton and the Bosendorfer lounge were excellent.
Definitely will stay at the Mansion again if travels take me to Savannah.