Planning a trip to Savannah soon? Here’s why the B Historic is a terrific hotel choice.
After a handful of trips to Savannah in the last several years at different times of the year, I’ve realized that there really isn’t a bad time to visit Savannah. The weather seems to be pretty pleasant during both spring, fall and winter. Okay, maybe summer is a month to avoid with the humidity.
But there are places NOT to stay. I’ve done the AirBnB thing which I do NOT recommend in Savannah. Just a bit off the main city square and you are in a sketchy part of town. There was police tape on the house next to the one we were staying – enough said. Another time I stayed at the Westin, which is a ferry ride away from everything – no thanks.
1. The B Historic’s pleasant staff
From the moment we stepped in the hotel we were greeted with smiling faces. And I observed so many guest interactions that were also pleasant. Not just a forced smile, but the staff here genuinely wants to ensure each guest has everything they need and a positive experience.
2. Modern, upscale decor
Purple is my favorite color and the shades of both purple and gray were a lovely touch as we sat and sipped on some citrus infused water in the hotel lobby. Did you know? The B Historic was once a Country Inn & Suites? You would never know it based on the revamped decor of this Savannah hotel. There’s no country about this place, it’s all city chic.
3. Kitchen 320 restaurant is fantastic
Even if you don’t stay at the B Historic when you visit Savannah (and I don’t know why you wouldn’t), you really should have a meal at Kitchen 320. Our meal was phenomenal and I wrote a separate post about it. Chef Will Herrington uses locally sourced ingredients like the shrimp in the salad, the grits in the grit cakes and the okra too. The soy marinated steak was so thoughtfully plated,
4. The bar features amazing cocktails
As soon as you enter the restaurant (the bar is to the right), you see the fresh herbs that line the bar, ready to be mixed into a unique cocktail. It’s a direct contrast to the drinks served in plastic cups you’ll find at the bars close to River Street. But that’s not even the best part. At this Savannah hotel, you just give the bartenders an idea of your preferences and they’ll whip up something absolutely delicious for you. It’s perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail, or a night cap after an evening out.
5. Indoor, saltwater pool
I’ve missed out on too many opportunities to take advantage of pools when I stay at hotels in other cities. If it’s any time but summer I almost never pack a suit. Luckily, I took time to check Savannah’s B Historic’s website and noted the indoor pool. Unfortunately, they’d turned the heat off at the request of another guest and we couldn’t enjoy the salt water pool. But there’s always next time. If you stay here when you visit Savannah, make sure to pack a suit no matter what time of year you visit.
6. Comfortable beds
Often times, I don’t sleep well in hotels. There’s either too much street noise, paper thin walls (hello W Hotels) or loud partiers late in the night. The B Historic is set back away from the crowded River Street, so there’s less noise in general, but you can tell the crowd that stays here is respectful of other people, not the people who go screaming down the halls at 2 am. Oh and the beds? I’m buying one of their mattresses when I am ready for a change. It was heavenly.
7. Super location
The B Historic Hotel in Savannah is a just a couple blocks away from River Street and highly popular City Market which is very lively at night. I can’t wait to go back and visit!
Disclosure: My stay at the B Hotel in Savannah was complimentary but the opinions expressed are my own.