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15 E Liberty St, Savannah, GA 31401-3920
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#45 of 128 hotels in Savannah
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Located in the heart of the Historic District, The DeSoto reigns as “Savannah’s hotel.” She is a beloved landmark that has played a gracious hostess to presidents, celebrities and visitors since 1890. Treasured period details, including original crystal chandeliers and terracotta tiles, mix seamlessly with contemporary art, creating a thoughtful juxtaposition between history and modern-day style. When you stay at The DeSoto, you're within walking distance of so many famous attractions including Forsyth Park, River Street and City Market. You'll love the view over beautiful Madison Square from our rooftop pool and patio. Dine in one of two on-site chef-driven restaurants (Proof & Provision or 1540 Room). With over 20,000 sq. feet, our meeting and event space features panoramic views of the city, perfect for any gathering, business event or wedding reception.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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City view
Pool view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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kaden wrote a review 23 Oct
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I have never had a worst stay in a hotel. I didn't get one night of full sleep. Every night there was a weird clicking noise at my door as if someone was trying to unlock it. I never figured out what caused the almost constant noise. Also the noise from outside was unbearable. One early morning a van, a block up (toward the river) backed up for 30 min causing the back up warning sound to come on for 30 min. I finally got out of bed to see what was happening and saw a van pull forward 6 feet or so, then back up at least 10 times before I finally got back in bed and the noise continued. On my first morning, I was awakened from my sleep at 6 or 7 because of an odor so putrid that I thought the toilet had backed up. I called downstairs and they said they had no idea what it was and would send someone up. They never did, but in the meantime I realized that it was coming from outside. I called back downstairs to cancel the request for service and this person confirmed that it was coming from the paper plant. I asked why didn't the first person tell me and of course he didnt know. My back is sore as if I went on a roller coaster. The shower flow wasn't great. The bathroom needs a soapy wash down of the front of the sink. The tub needs a comet cleasing and refinishing. The vent over the tub was clogged with dust. The nobs on the shower door were close to falling off, they just took a 5 second twist to repair, so why didn't housekeeping do that? They don't clean the hotel room during your stay but they will provide limited services upon request. This means they have far fewer rooms to clean...therefore your room should be exceptionally clean when you check in. I used my Clorox wipes in the bathroom. The floor was dirty and the front of the sink was dirty. Lastly, the rooms need better care. During the height of the pandemic when the city was closed, they should've used their maintenance staff and other staff to repair and clean the rooms. What did they do with their CARES Act money. YOU NEED TO SOUND PROOF YOUR WINDOWS. YOU NEED A BETTER VENTILATION SYSTEM SO THE PUTRID ODOR ISN'T AS STRONG. room 1011. I do not recommend this room. Consistent noise both outdoor and indoor are the weakest points of the room. Also the elevators were all out for a period of time which is another sign of poor maintenance.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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g j wrote a review 22 Oct
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The room was very nice, the balcony view was EVERYTHING😍😍😍 They allowed me to check in early and answered my concerns regarding incidentals. The elevators were inoperable for about 30 minutes but they resolved the problem quickly.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Property Management, Owner at The DeSoto
Responded 2 days ago
G, We are so happy you stayed with us during your conference. It's a pleasure to read that the room, balcony and view were everything. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for choosing The DeSoto! Warm Regards, General Manager
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Connie R wrote a review 19 Oct
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A HUGE shout out to Chris the manager. He made our stay happen. Originally had issues from an outside source trying to make reservations, and when I called the hotel very confused, Chris stepped in. Great guy! The hotel is in a quieter area, but an arms length away from everything. The hotel staff was great, Katie the waitress is awesome. The restaurant food was very tasty! They are short staffed, just like everyone else, and can only do with what they have, what else can they do? The staff made it work! Julie the concierge hooked us up with a personal taxi to make sure we got to Tybee Island, and then back. The hotel itself is lovely. Rooms need a little TLC, but it was totally fine. Great view, comfy bed! I'm pretty sure whenever things return back to more of a normal situation, they will be able to spruce things up, but again, nothing that was noticed that much! It was beautiful.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for a balcony city view with king. The higher up, the better.
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Thank you, Connie, for this wonderful review and choosing to stay with us at the DeSoto! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and that Chris was able to the service you deserve. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again! Warm Regards, General Manager
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Jacob A wrote a review 18 Oct
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This was my wife and I’s first time visiting savannah and we booked this hotel based off reviews online. We booked the king bed with balcony and it has not disappointed. When we arrived we were greeted by Frank (the valet guy) out front and he offered to take our bags out of our car and inside while we checked in. (This valet service is a charge but it beats walking half a mile from the nearest parking garage with all your stuff and each time you wanna drive somewhere). The check in was super easy and everyone in the hotel was nice and greeted us. Frank followed us up to our room and unloaded our bags for us, he recommended a few local places to eat and made sure we were all set. The room is in great condition and the bed is super soft. The view of the city is alone worth the price of the room. Overall, we will definitely be back and would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a luxurious stay in the historic city of Savannah.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Property Management, Owner at The DeSoto
Responded 1 week ago
Jacob, thank you for choosing The DeSoto! We are delighted to hear about how much you enjoyed the friendly service our staff member Frank delivered. Your compliment will surely be passed along. Thank you again, we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Savannah. Warm Regards, General Manager
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Sarah P wrote a review 18 Oct
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Scheduled this hotel last minute for a weekend trip. It’s conveniently close to the river walk. Yet, for paying over 350 dollars the bathroom tub wasn’t clean, none of the soap was in the actual bottles, and the beds were uncomfortable. I’m not usually a stickler but I shouldn’t feel that uncomfortable standing the shower.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Property Management, Owner at The DeSoto
Responded 1 week ago
Sarah, we are always looking for opportunities to elevate our efforts and ensure the meaningful experience our guests deserve, so we assure you that we will address your comments with our leadership team. We hope you will return to our hotel in the near future as we would be honored to have another chance to exceed every expectation. Thank you for choosing The DeSoto! Warm Regards, General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$190 - US$305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hilton savannah desoto hotel savannah, hilton hotel savannah desoto, hilton desoto savannah, savannah hilton
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hilton Savannah Desoto
LOCATION
United StatesGeorgiaGeorgia CoastSavannahHistoric District - North / Downtown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
246
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Frequently Asked Questions about The DeSoto
Which popular attractions are close to The DeSoto?
Nearby attractions include SCADstory (0.2 km), Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (0.2 km), and Spooky Savannah Ghost Tours (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The DeSoto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The DeSoto?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at The DeSoto?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The DeSoto?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The DeSoto?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joe's At The Jepson, Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, and Fox & Fig Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The DeSoto?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The DeSoto located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Savannah.
Are any cleaning services offered at The DeSoto?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The DeSoto offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The DeSoto?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Savannah Historic District (0.7 km), Sorrel Weed House (0.10 km), and Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home (0.2 km).