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OUR HOTEL

A LOCAL LEGEND TREASURED AMONG

SAVANNAH HISTORIC DISTRICT HOTELS

The DeSoto reigns as “Savannah’s Favorite Hotel,” a beloved landmark that has played gracious hostess to presidents, local personalities, and visitors since 1890. Treasured period details, including original crystal chandeliers and terracotta tiles, mix seamlessly with museum-worthy contemporary art, creating a thoughtful juxtaposition between history and modern-day style.

OUR HOTEL IN 360°

ALL EYES ON

SAVANNAH

Pardon us while we blush. Savannah is shining in the spotlight, thanks to a slew of freshly-minted awards and accolades in publications ranging from Southern Living to Travel + Leisure. Here, we share a few of the best.

SCAD PARTNERSHIP

SAVANNAH’S CREATIVES

Hotel? Art gallery? Why not both? The DeSoto partners with the acclaimed Savannah College of Art & Design to showcase the work of SCAD graduates, emerging artists, and fine art photographers.

SOTHERLY HOST

EXPLORE LIKE A LOCAL

Your Sotherly Host is an expert on all things Savannah, which means you can shorten the learning curve with up-to-the-minute updates on all the best things to see and do while you’re here.

HISTORY

OUR STAR-STUDDED STORY

In its 130-year history, The DeSoto has welcomed four presidents and dozens of personalities, including Gregory Peck, Katherine Hepburn, and Presidents William McKinley, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Herbert Hoover.

EXPLORING SAVANNAH

GET TO KNOW THE HOSTESS CITY

Indulge your sense of wanderlust in one of America’s oldest cities. Wander through the historic squares and oak-lined streets to experience the history, culture, and unique energy that exists only in the Hostess City. Savannah is the first planned city and the original capital of Georgia. Its 22 squares are best explored by foot, and our hotel puts you just steps from the city’s most iconic sights, shopping, dining, and more. Feast your eyes on the elegant mansions, historic monuments, and quaint stores that create the one-of-a-kind ambiance that delights guests year after year.

SHOPPING & ART

Eclectic antique stores, locally-owned boutiques, and a thriving art scene fueled by SCAD make Savannah one of the most creative cities in the country. Set out for a day of treasure hunting, then elevate your day by visiting Savannah’s art galleries and world-class museums.

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

Unwind with a proper Southern cocktail or dive into chef-driven “New Southern” cuisine featuring innovative takes on traditional dishes. With fresh coastal fare, bespoke cocktail bars, and intimate jazz bars—Savannah has something spectacular for everyone.

HISTORIC SITES & MUSEUMS

Step outside our doors and begin exploring Savannah’s historic sites and monuments. Forsyth Park, Chippewa Square, The Cathedral of St. John The Baptist, and River Street are just a few of the incredible sights to add to your agenda.

AREA EXCURSIONS

Experience everything Savannah has to offer by embarking on these fun excursions. Spend the day at Tybee Beach, get up close and personal with dolphins, try your hand at fishing, play golf and tennis, go kayaking in the surrounding waters, explore Savannah with the 10,000 step map, ride bikes on McQueen’s Island Trail, and more.

SERVICES & AMENITIES

1540 Room

Proof & Provision

Buffalo Bayou

20,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor & outdoor event space

Pool terrace and cabana bar

Sotherly Host

Sip & Stroll guided walking tours of the Historic District

Art collection featuring the work of SCAD artists

Accessible Amenities