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MEET US AT THE DESOTO

MEETING & EVENT SPACES IN SAVANNAH

Inspired by the charm and energy of Savannah’s Historic District, The DeSoto’s 20,000 square feet of newly renovated event space blends classic elegance and modern hospitality with magnificent city views. Our singular spaces include a grand ballroom, 11 breakout rooms, and Madison Square itself.

OUR HOTEL IN 360°

Sotherly Hotels is proud to announce our brand initiative, SoClean, setting the standards for safety and satisfaction on every guest stay. Every meeting attendee deserves the utmost care, therefore we are proud to SUM up our actions as follows:


CLEANING & SANITIZING

CATERING & BANQUETS

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

MEETING ATTENDEE CONSIDERATIONS

For more detail on our SoClean program, click here.

CAPACITY CHART

Numbers reflected below represent max set/safe distancing set for our spaces, current max setting for safe distancing guidelines is 10 guests per 300 sq. ft.

Oglethorpe Ballroom

DIMENSIONS104 X 52BANQUET550/180
SQ. FT.5408RECEPTION NO SEATING750/180
CEILING HEIGHT18'8X10 BOOTHS30
THEATER850/180EXHIBIT TABLETOPS60
CLASSROOM350/106U-SHAPE80/50

Foyer

DIMENSIONS91X21BANQUET
SQ. FT.1911RECEPTION NO SEATING
CEILING HEIGHT10'8X10 BOOTHS8
THEATEREXHIBIT TABLETOPS10
CLASSROOMU-SHAPE

Ossabaw Ballroom

DIMENSIONS52 X 28BANQUET100/40
SQ. FT.1456RECEPTION NO SEATING130/50
CEILING HEIGHT18'8X10 BOOTHS10
THEATER140/52EXHIBIT TABLETOPS19
CLASSROOM80/28U-SHAPE40/18

Cumberland Ballroom

DIMENSIONS52 X 48BANQUET100/40
SQ. FT.2496RECEPTION NO SEATING130/50
CEILING HEIGHT18'8X10 BOOTHS14
THEATER140/52EXHIBIT TABLETOPS27
CLASSROOM80/28U-SHAPE50/30

Sapelo Ballroom

DIMENSIONS52 X 28BANQUET100/40
SQ. FT.1456RECEPTION NO SEATING130/50
CEILING HEIGHT18'8X10 BOOTHS10
THEATER140/52EXHIBIT TABLETOPS19
CLASSROOM80/28U-SHAPE40/18

Harborview Room

DIMENSIONS51 X 51BANQUET150/80
SQ. FT.2601RECEPTION NO SEATING200/80
CEILING HEIGHT10'8X10 BOOTHS
THEATER150/80EXHIBIT TABLETOPS
CLASSROOM60/30U-SHAPE40/18

Pulaski Room

DIMENSIONS87x61BANQUET550/180
SQ. FT.RECEPTION NO SEATING
CEILING HEIGHT8X10 BOOTHS
THEATEREXHIBIT TABLETOPS
CLASSROOMU-SHAPE

Madison Ballroom

DIMENSIONS60 X 26BANQUET130/60
SQ. FT.1768RECEPTION NO SEATING150/60
CEILING HEIGHT16'8X10 BOOTHS15
THEATER200/60EXHIBIT TABLETOPS21
CLASSROOM80/36U-SHAPE50/20

2nd Floor Meeting Suites

DIMENSIONS100 X 40BANQUET360/130
SQ. FT.4000RECEPTION NO SEATING500/130
CEILING HEIGHT17'8X10 BOOTHS23
THEATER450/130EXHIBIT TABLETOPS40
CLASSROOM220/75U-SHAPE50/40

Pool & Cabana Bar

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HARBORVIEW ROOM

2,601 SQFT | 150 GUESTS

Sweeping panoramic views of the picturesque Savannah Historic District from the 15th floor dominate the spacious Harborview Room. This light-filled space is an impressive venue for celebrations of every kind.

OGLETHORPE BALLROOM

5,408 SQFT | 850 GUESTS

Sparkling chandeliers and mahogany wood accents set the scene for timeless events in our Oglethorpe Ballroom. Featuring 5,408 square feet of beautiful space for receptions and formal banquets, our Oglethorpe Ballroom can be divided into three separate reception rooms or used together.

PULASKI ROOM

1,768 SQFT | 200 GUESTS

Sparkling chandeliers and mahogany wood accents set the
scene for timeless events in our Oglethorpe Ballroom. Featuring
5,408 square feet of beautiful space for receptions and formal
banquets, our Oglethorpe Ballroom can be divided into three
separate reception rooms or used together.

PROOF &
PROVISION

Barrel-aged cocktails mix and mingle with farm-fresh Southern
comfort food favorites at Proof & Provision. Befitting our storied
hotel in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District, Proof &
Provision blends classic and modern to create one of
Savannah’s most sought-after indoor-outdoor gastropub for
craft cocktails and laid back dining.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Dining
Sun – Wed: 4pm – 10pm & Thurs – Sat: 3pm – 10pm

Bar Service
Sun – Wed: 4pm – 10pm & Thurs – Sat: 3pm – 11pm

2ND FLOOR

MEETING SUITES

416 SQFT | 40 GUESTS

Ideal for small meetings and breakout sessions, our five Second Floor Meeting Suites measure 416 square feet and accommodate up to 40 guests, theater-style.

ROOM BLOCKS

Our historic setting and contemporary amenities create the perfect blend of luxe comfort and homespun Savannah charm for your group. Whether you’re planning a conference, wedding, or long-awaited family reunion, The DeSoto offers attractively priced group room blocks in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District.

BUSINESS TRAVEL

Located in the heart of the downtown business district and convenient to mid-town businesses, The DeSoto is the perfect spot for work trips. Start the day with a quick “to go” breakfast from Buffalo Bayou or enjoy a business breakfast or lunch at Proof & Provision. Our spacious meeting areas feature small conference rooms and on-site audio-visual support. 

FAQS

Arrival And Departure

Check-In: 4:00 pm
Check Out: 11:00 am

What Are The Cleanliness Standards At Your Hotel? Are You Taking Extra Precautions?

The health and well-being of our guests and employees is of the utmost importance to us, and The DeSoto proudly adheres to the highest standards of hotel cleanliness and sanitization. Click here to learn more about the details of our SoClean program and what it means for your stay.

Pets

The DeSoto will allow one dog up to 35 pounds per standard guest room with a $150 cleaning fee. To read our pet policy, please click here.

Smoking

The DeSoto is a non-smoking hotel. Smoking is prohibited anywhere on the hotel property, including but not limited to rooms, balconies, patios, and/or pool deck. Guests caught smoking on hotel property will be charged an additional cleaning fee.

Rooms

We have 246 rooms, including suites, king rooms, and standard rooms. Some rooms also have balconies.

Pool

Our pool is located outdoors on the second floor near the fitness center. Hours are from 6 am to 10 pm daily. The pool is unattended, and a room key is required for access.

Restaurants & Dining

Proof & Provision, is a restaurant and full-service craft bar that serves modern Southern-inspired gastropub fare including small plates, sandwiches, and snacks. Proof & Provision offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is open from 6:30 am to midnight daily. Food service ends at 10 pm.

1540 Room is a chef-inspired dining experience that offers hyper fresh ingredients from local farmers. 1540 offers all the Southern dishes you’re craving in a new and inventive way.

Buffalo Bayou Coffee offers light bites, sandwiches, pastries, salads, & soups in addition to a wide variety of coffee and espresso varietals sourced locally.

In-Room Dining

In-room dining is available from Proof & Provision from 6:30 am-10:00 pm daily.

Check-In Deposits

A credit card is required at check-in for all reservations and a deposit of $50.00 per day will be held to guarantee incidental charges. This is required for all reservations regardless of how they were booked.

Refrigerators & Microwaves

Refrigerators are included in all of our suites and corner king rooms and available upon request in other room types (subject to availability and fees). Microwaves are included in all of our suites and corner king rooms as well, but they are not available in any other room type.

Reservation Deposits

A credit card is required to guarantee a reservation at The DeSoto. If an Advance Purchase Rate is booked, a full non-refundable deposit is required at time of bookings. Deposit policies vary for special events and/or group bookings.

Cancellations

Our standard cancellation policy is 24 hours in advance, but it can vary depending on the specifics of your reservation. Please check the confirmation email you received upon making your reservation for the cancellation policy that pertains specifically to your stay. Cancellation policies for group guests are outlined in the group contract. Late cancellations, as determined by the standard that pertains specifically to your reservation, will be charged a fee of one night’s room and tax.

Parking

The DeSoto only offers valet parking; no self-parking options are available. The cost of valet parking is $34 per night. Garage clearance is for vehicles 6’2″ or under including cases or racks.

Do We Offer A Rewards Program?

We participate in Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ iPrefer rewards program, which lets guests accrue and redeem rewards points at Preferred’s ever-growing collection of luxury independent properties domestically and abroad. For more information, visit www.preferredhotels.com/iprefer.

Are You Affiliated With Any Hotel Brands/Chains?

We are a member of Sotherly Hotels’ collection of independent hotels. We are also affiliated with Preferred Hotels & Resorts as well as Historic Hotels of America.

Business Center

Please contact the Sotherly Host for help with any business needs you may have during your stay.

Fitness Center

Our state-of-the-art Fitness Center is located on the second floor near the pool. It is available to guests from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily using your room key.

Gift Shop

Located in the lobby of the hotel, our SoSavannah gift shop includes snacks, souvenirs, and unique local items as well as any personal items or necessities you may need during your stay.

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