Planters Inn on Reynolds Square
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With a stay at Planters Inn on Reynolds Square, you’ll be centrally located in Savannah, steps from Reynolds Square and Lucas Theatre. This romantic hotel is within close proximity of Trustees Theater and Johnson Square.
Make yourself at home in one of the 60 individually decorated guestrooms. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and complimentary use of a nearby fitness facility.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.
How to Get There
We went to Savannah after 3 days in Charleston, so the expectation bar was HIGH! Well Planters Inn held up our expectations and then some! I communicated with the staff after I booked the room, they were kind enough to offer us a very reasonable rate for the calibre of property this is. The GM Marc Friday is very nice and so are Happi and Josh in their front office. The were kind enough to upgrade us to the queen room with a private balcony, the best room on the property! If you're in Savannah, don't look any further and stay at the Planters Inn!! It is a very elegant property with a historic feel. They have complimentary breakfast and evening wine and cheese which adds a nice touch of hospitality:)
From check in to check out the staff was friendly and efficient. The room was warm and comfortable. The Planters Inn is ideally located to visit the sites and restaurants of Charleston. I highly recommend the Planters Inn.
I had a pleasant stay at the Planters Inn, but that’s roughly the extent of it: pleasant. For $300 a night, however – which appears to be the hotel’s standard weekend rate during peak season -- “pleasant” doesn’t really cut it. The inn certainly has the potential to be one of Savannah’s most charming properties, particularly considering it already runs one of the city’s most renowned restaurants, The Olde Pink Inn (which, in a somewhat odd quirk, is located across the street from the hotel itself), but there’s a decided difference between “charming” and “dowdy,” and the Planters Inn falls firmly into the latter category.
Despite a note from the manager in my room touting an ostensible “multimillion-dollar makeover,” the only obvious sign of it was a farcically enormous wall-mounted flatscreen TV that is far and away the largest I’ve encountered in a hotel room to date – a list that includes a recent business-trip stay at Las Vegas’s Bellagio. I didn’t have a measuring tape, but it was at least a 65-inch model. I don’t typically post photos to my TripAdvisor reviews, but in this case you really do need to see it to believe it! And note that my room was among the smallest on the property: only barely wide enough to fit a queen-sized bed. (NB: I peeped into a number of other rooms on my floor during their morning cleanings. Curiously, not one of them had an upgraded TV; all appeared to have sets probably 40-42 inches in wide with wide bevels, the type that were common 6-7 years ago,)
Mammoth TV aside, my room and the hotel’s common areas looked literally identical to TripAdvisor photos taken over a decade ago: same furniture, same art, even the same draperies and rugs. (This would appear to refute the hotel's claim in its room descriptions that each is "individually decorated.") This is where my “dowdy” descriptor comes into play: the décor reminded me of the types of dreary country inns one used to encounter in the rural UK back in the ‘80s and earlier. While clearly a historic property doesn’t need furnishings with “pizzazz,” its décor doesn’t need to be dull as dishwasher, either. (I’d also note that nearly all of the Planters Inn’s competitors in Savannah’s historic district – excluding the Hyatts and Holiday Inns and Hiltons and the like – have considerably more eye-pleasing furnishings throughout.)
The purported renovations also didn’t appear to extend into the bathroom, which featured a bathtub with a positively geriatric shower door (of the old-fashioned opaque glass variety) and a section of ceiling where the paint had peeled away from apparent shower humidity. Only the countertop looked to be remotely recent. On the plus side, it featured Gilchrist & Soames toiletries – though, again, they appeared to be one of the company’s older product offerings. (Its newer ones come in larger, more modern-looking bottles.)
The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast each morning, which was an appreciated touch – although advertised as a continental breakfast, it nonetheless included a number of cooked items such as scrambled eggs and biscuits with gravy – and a wine-and-cheese reception in the early evening, which I didn’t check out. It also apparently offers room service from The Olde Pink Inn’s entire menu, a definite plus.
In any event, I walked away frustrated by my stay at the inn, and not just because of the exorbitant cost. Merely replacing the carpets and reupholstering the in-room textiles (e.g. drapes and chairs) could do a wonder of good for the place – adding far more charm than any supersized television possibly could.
Located in the heart of the historic district and a short walk to the river and to many good restaurants, this hotel is near perfect for tourists. The staff was pleasant and helpful, the mandatory valet parking was efficient, and the daily complimentary happy hour was an unexpected bonus. The complimentary Continental breakfast was excellent. However, the beds could have been more comfortable and a refrigerator would have been useful.
Really debated on place to stay in Savannah & am so happy we chose The Planters Inn. A short walk to the Dot stop (bus) at Johnson sq. (Or on the other side of Reynolds Sq if you are headed to the east/west route). Olde Pink House Restaurant is right next door (touristy, but really tasty food).
Evening wine & cheese gathering (some nights with music) were pleasant & our room with 2 queen beds was fairly spacious.
Hope you enjoy as much as we did!