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A MESSAGE FROM OUR SOTHERLY HOSTESS,
BECKY

A warm and heartfelt welcome to The DeSoto! I am Becky, your dedicated Sotherly Host, and I am here to ensure that your stay is nothing short of extraordinary. If you have questions about our beautiful hotel, need recommendations for exploring the local area, or would like assistance with dinner reservations or tour bookings, I am readily available to make your experience unforgettable. Please feel free to reach out anytime during your stay.

Warm regards,

Becky

SHOPPING & ART

Savannah is filled with unique one-of-a-kind treasures; several boutiques are located throughout the historic district which is part of the excitement of exploring our city.

Becky's Favorites
  • Be sure to step behind The DeSoto to Esther Shavers Bookstore and Shop SCAD.
  • If you visit City Market, head upstairs and visit the artist.
  • Design District has several local shops where the owners curate a unique shopping experience.

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

In Savannah, we take our food & spirits seriously and have since 1753, yes the oldest tavern dates back to Blackbeard’s time which is the Pirates House. We have over 100 restaurants and bars for you to sip and stroll just from our doorstep. And yes, it is true you can take your cocktail to-go if served in a proper Savannah to-go cup and if you stay within the historic district. When you’re ready for an exceptional dining experience, our 1540 Room awaits. Here, you’ll savor Lowcountry sourced, farm-to-table dishes paired with a unique collection of curated wines. For a more laid-back dining experience, make your way to Edgar’s Proof & Provisions, where you can enjoy barrel-aged craft cocktails expertly mixed with farm-fresh Southern comfort food favorites.

Becky’s Favorites

Oldest Restaurants

Crystal Beer Parlor

      • Originally operated as a grocery store in the early 1900s. It opened as the Crystal Beer Parlor in 1933. It was one of the first American eating establishments to serve alcohol after the repeal of prohibition. Their story hints that the owners were probably running a Speakeasy with illegal hooch during prohibition.

Pirates House

      • Originally called the Herb House, it is considered the oldest structure in Georgia. In 1753 it was expanded to become a tavern and inn for visiting sailors and pirates. Both sailors and pirates frequented the business during its heyday and not all for fun. Many a hapless guest visited the tavern for a drink only to awaken on the high seas. Shanghaied!

Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

      • In 1943 Sema Wilkes took over a boarding house at 107 West Jones Street. Her goal was to make a living by offering comfortable lodging and homestyle southern cooking. Mrs. Wilkes achieved much more than she set out to, becoming a local celebrity and being featured in many national magazines, papers, and news shows.
Dining

Noble Fare

      • A sweet, off-the-beaten-path, farm-to-table restaurant! 1790, A historic inn but the best part of the 1790 is its long tradition for fine dining. I always get the Lamb Chops, but they have a large menu.

Starland District

      • Starland Yard created for food truck dining. Check the website to see which trucks are there each day. They also have a permanent bar and pizzeria with excellent pizza.

Ukiyo

      • The best Japanese restaurant in the area. Casual atmosphere with high quality food.

The Vault

      • A renovated bank turned chic eatery. Known as “The Spot” for Asian fusion.
Bars
If you’re looking for a real Savannah dive bar experience Pinkie Masters is right outside our back door. For a hip place to mix and mingle, The Savoy is just a block away on Liberty Street. Escape from reality, and visit the Bamboo Room Tiki Bar above Sorry Charlies, this is an immersive exotic tropical hideaway with, you guessed it, lots of Rum!
Dessert

LULU’s

      • Perfect for the late-night sweet cravings and they have delicious chocolate martini’s if you like a little kick with your dessert.

Leopold’s Ice Cream

      • A Savannah tradition, expect a line but it is worth it for the creamy goodness that they serve you!

Savannah Coffee Roasters

      • If you need a little pick me up and dessert, this is a great spot with indoor and outdoor seating options, on Liberty Street just a few blocks down from The DeSoto.

HISTORIC SITES & MUSEUMS

Embark on a unique tour to delve into the rich tapestry of Savannah’s past and present. Discover Savannah’s storied history, explore chilling hauntings, and cruise along scenic waterways—all with the convenience of hotel pick-up included.

Old Savannah Tour
      • A great way to learn more about our city and the tour will pick you up right from the hotel!
Noble Jones
      • Curated for those who are interested in learning more about the history and architecture around the city.
Blue Orb
      • Explore the spirits and hauntings of Savannah with this chilling walking ghost tour!
Tybee Island Dolphin Tour
      • Grayline offers pick-up at the hotel for a 6-hour adventure; including the Dolphin tour, time to explore Tybee lighthouse, and relaxing time to put your toes in the sand.