Spotlight on Savannah: Where to Stay

by Brenna Kehew Sculley

by Amber Edwards


In the heart of Savannah, among the beautiful Spanish moss-draped oak trees that cast their shadowy embrace, there stands a new beacon of luxury: Hotel Bardo Savannah. Nestled on the verdant expanse of Forsyth Park, this Southern Gothic terra-cotta mansion was chosen for the location of the ELYSIAN Transformative Health & Wellness Summit that will take place on Friday, May 10th. Unveiled just this year, the hotel captures the essence of Savannah’s famed hospitality, its rich history, and its absolute beauty.

The hotel is stunning. A real-life Wes Anderson harmony of color and space and design and light. It is everything you want in a getaway hotel. There is an atmosphere of conviviality, the space adorned with plush circular club chairs, marble-topped tables, and lush potted palms. This welcoming ambiance permeates each of the 149 guest rooms and suites, where pole-wrap headboards, emerald velvet chairs, and gleaming brass lamps set a scene of refined comfort.

Incredible food can be found at Saint Bibiana, the hotel’s culinary gem, and delicious cocktails at Club Bardo, an exclusive enclave on the second floor, where libations flow freely amidst an eclectic mix of well-heeled couples, vivacious singles, and ambitious young professionals, the pulse of Savannah’s nightlife. As the hotel describes, Club Bardo is a social club inspired by the grand tradition of the early 20th-century salon—where locals and guests connect and share stories. An atmosphere for creative expression, community, and wellness—true to the soul and spirit of Savannah.

Hotel Bardo masterfully achieves the elusive goal of making guests feel like locals, seamlessly integrating with its surroundings and inviting neighbors to partake in its offerings. Hotel Bardo has an irresistible charm and enduring allure.

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Indulge in refined elegance at Thompson Savannah, nestled along the picturesque Savannah River where the charm of the Historic District converges with the vibrant Eastern Wharf. The hotel is conveniently located near River Street, offering a tranquil retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation. It has a beautiful pool deck with cabanas, charm throughout the building and features a great restaurant, Fleeting, which showcases fresh seasonal ingredients, and Bar Julian, their sophisticated rooftop bar. With easy access to Savannah’s iconic historic landmarks, this luxurious hotel serves as your gateway to discovering the richness of the city.


The Marshall House Hotel has been a part of Savannah’s history since 1851 and is an iconic building on Broughton Street that is so much more than just a place to stay. Iconic to Savannah, expect to be welcomed with warm hospitality and immersed in a sense of true history. There’s no better place to unwind and indulge in the culture and beauty of Georgia’s oldest city. The Marshall House is located at the center of what is considered to be the historic “Main Street” of Downtown Savannah. Featuring original floors and doors, tall ceilings, and interesting architectural quirks, the guest rooms at The Marshall House are the perfect complement to a day touring historic downtown Savannah. The hotel has a bit of a haunted reputation, and the stories make this more than just a simple spot to stay, it makes it an incredibly unique experience.

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