Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel
What We Love
- Byredo bath products in each of the 167 guest rooms
- Resort-wear by Bergdorf Goodman alum, Andie Kully, at the lobby boutique
- Peregrin, the swanky rooftop bar onsite, is furnished with lawn games and an open-air deck
- Gratis cups of locally roasted Bowerbird Coffee at the on-site café
What To Know
- Deluxe Rooms offer corner windows with generous park views
- One of the 12 suites is specially designated for brides-to-be
- Though there is no spa at the hotel, a partnership with a local beauty boutique allows for in-room massages and facials
- The rooftop pool is reserved for hotel guests only
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Antebellum meets playful contemporary at this manor house-inspired property, featuring a rooftop pool and bar
Savannah has been affectionately referred to as the “Hostess of the South,” but for years, luxe lodging options in this elegant moss-clad city were largely limited to inns and B&Bs. So when New York-based real estate developers Flank set their sites on the area’s leafy Historic District, it was crucial they demonstrated fluency in all things genteel. Thus began a thorough, multi-year study in local customs, which covered everything from southern style sensibilities to entertaining edicts. The final product exudes an inimitable, homespun warmth: cookie jars in guest rooms—residential refuges decked with Frette linens and oversize windows—are restocked on a daily basis, a bar cart dispensing a cocktail-of-the-day makes its rounds every afternoon, the leather seats in the cozy lending library were made for sinking in. The hotel even curates a range of exclusive excursions, including a customized walking tour of the area’s 300-year-old architectural marvels and art classes led by Savannah College of Art and Design grads, but you don’t have to leave its dapper interiors to experience this culturally-rich city.
In the Area
Perry Lane’s charming cobblestone surroundings make up the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States. The 24 public squares here include Chippewa (featured prominently in the movie Forrest Gump) and Green, situated near the church where Major General Tecumseh Sherman delivered his landmark “Forty Acres and a Mule” promise. The hotel is also within easy reach of Savannah’s vibrant riverfront, which is lined with specialty boutiques such as Satchel, devoted to locally-crafted leather bags, and Red Clover, a decade-old women’s clothing emporium with unique, budget-friendly pieces. City Market, an oak-shaded courtyard wreathed by bistros and art galleries, is also close by.
How to Get There
Overall my stay was above average, but not perfect. The manners and customer service of the employees were generally on point, but I felt that some of the quality of the arrangements within the hotel tended to be hit or miss. The positives: again, friendliness of the staff opening the doors for guests and checking guests in, overall modern, spacious room with nice features (e.g., TV, large shower, double-sink, sliding door to cut bathroom off from rest of living space), and proximity to practically everything in downtown Savannah. The gym was also nice – it has two Peloton spinning bikes, 3-4 treadmills and a couple of other machines and weights. The rooftop offers pretty views of the city from the top, as well as a modern, clean, fun vibe. They ran out of propane the morning we went to check it out and get some tacos, so I can't comment on the food. The complimentary water bottles you get in your room daily and one cup of coffee per day per guest are nice perks too.
The misses: the white comforter on my bed had two small stains, one yellow and one brownish. The room’s absence of a microwave was really inconvenient at times, especially for guests coming in from out of town that may have leftover food from restaurants. The communication between the hotel and the connected Emporium restaurant may need to be a bit more in sync: I was told by the front desk that I could have something heated up by the Emporium, only to go to the Emporium to be told that they couldn’t do so because of health code violations.
Also, this is probably not attributable to the hotel as I suspect that they are not interrelated, but since they are on the same property, I will add that my husband ordered breakfast from the Emporium and it took so long to come that we just, well, gave up and left. No one updated us as we were standing there with a "hey, it's coming up soon," or anything like that.
The hotel’s cleaning processes might need to be a bit quicker for a luxury property – there were used wine glasses and beverage glasses outside in my hallway from the evening of one day to the afternoon of another. Also, on the night I checked in, the lobby area had used alcohol glasses all over tables for at least an hour and probably well over after I left.
I heard a lot of music noise until at least 3 am – the hotel was noisy in general due to its proximity to restaurants and bars. I suppose that is an inevitable consequence of the nice proximity to everything, for better or worse. I used ear plugs and it was mostly okay. Finally, there is no parking on site, aside from what I guess is $44 valet parking at the front. The street parking nearby is limited and it’s a bit of a pain for an out-of-towner to deal with. I was lucky enough to score a spot one block away, but when I had to go out with my rental, of course that spot was taken and I took something else about two-to-three blocks away.
In the end, I did not mind staying here and would say that the location was one of the best things about the place, as well as the fact that you didn't have to worry about going back to a "gross" room after a long day, but the no microwave thing and lack of help in getting my food heated/re-prepared was too much of an inconvenience for me, so I wouldn’t come back.
I’m not sure it’s worth the price, but I do thank the hotel staff for their friendliness, courtesy and restaurant recommendations.
We stayed 3 nights with our extended family. Splurged on an upscale room (King bed with sofa). Beautiful hotel. Delicious breakfasts in their adjacent restaurant. Best of all was the staff. Everyone was super professional and friendly. Special thanks to Jonathan in the restaurant and Kevin on the valet team who found a wheel chair for our daughter who had sprained her ankle while jogging. The valet team was consistently fantastic -- everyone helping in a super friendly and genuine way.
Amazing amenities (beautiful room and rooftop view) and an even better staff! Freddie assisted us the most with our car and bags and definitely made us welcome on our trip. 5 stars for this hotel and 5 stars for Freddie!