Hotel Indigo Savannah


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I first stayed at a Hotel Indigo on my first trip to Scotland. My cousins and I started our exploration of that country in Glasgow and we were all impressed and pleased with our accommodations.

When planning my recent trip to Savannah Georgia, I searched for accommodations in the historic district, within walking distance of River Street. When Hotel Indigo Savannah popped up, I knew I had found my place to stay. And, it was steps away from River Street and the riverfront.

Discover why I appreciate this hotel so much and see my favorite amenities.

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About Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo, a part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, is a chain of boutique hotels scattered around the world. Because this brand typically locates in neighborhoods at the heart of cities, Hotel Indigo offers lots of distinct personalities.

Hotel Indigo prefers to repurpose an existing local building, keeping the original architecture as much as possible while celebrating the stories and traditions of the people in the neighborhood.

You’ll find inclusive environments, art from local artists, ingredients sourced from local producers and events that partner with the community they are part of.

Rooms are comfortable, with plush bedding and elevated touches. Bathrooms are roomy with walk-in showers and well lit vanities and mirrors. They also offered community rooms for creativity, collaboration and celebration and bars and restaurants for gatherings over drinks or meals.

Complimentary wifi, 24 hour business centers and 24 hour fitness centers make a stay here perfect.

Hotel Indigo Savannah lobby
Hotel Indigo Savannah lobby

Hotel Indigo Savannah

Since each Hotel Indigo is unique, the one in Savannah looked very different from the one in Glasgow, although both offer comparable amenities.

Known to locals as the Grand Lady on the Bay, the Hotel Indigo Savannah building originally belonged to 19th century merchant Simon Guckenheimer. The warehouse stored dry goods and some of the South’s best products such as canned peaches and tobacco. During the 1940s and 50s, a grocery store and the city’s first coffeehouse occupied part of the first floor.

This charming boutique hotel is located in the heart of the historic district, on the corner of Bay and Barnard Streets. River Street and the river front are steps away along with City Market, Ellis Square and many restaurants, bars and shops. Learn more about the hotel HERE.

Hotel Indigo Savannah exterior
At night lights illuminate the artistic panels on the hotel.

My Favorite Hotel Indigo Savannah Amenities

I carefully research accommodations before I travel, so I had a good idea of what to expect at Hotel Indigo Savannah. I was not disappointed.

These are the amenities, in no particular order, that I especially appreciate about this hotel.

Location, Location, Location

As a long time realtor, I know the importance of location. And as a female solo traveler, who explores on foot, I knew I wanted a hotel located in Savannah’s historic district, close to the riverfront, restaurants and squares.

Hotel Indigo Savannah ticked all those boxes. The riverfront really is just across Bay Street. And I could easily walk to squares, restaurants, shops and stop number three for the hop on/hop off trolley and stops for Savannah’s free trolley system.

Using my Illustrated Savannah Map each evening, I planned out where I wanted to go the next day and did not have any issues at all getting around.

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Hotel Indigo Desk where I studied my map every evening.

Extremely Comfortable Room

I booked a premium double queen room that included a mini fridge and a coffee/hot tea maker.

Up on the 4th floor, I had a great view toward the riverfront. I found the bed super comfy and the room and bathroom pretty and most importantly, clean.

I only turned on the large screen tv twice. Interestingly, when I turned it on the second time there was a show on about…Savannah! Because I was there in October, the show highlighted Savannah’s haunted reputation.

The sink is located in the room across from the bathroom. I loved the lighted mirror. A hairdryer, ironing board and iron and toiletries are included. My first morning there I discovered that the hair dryer didn’t work. A call to the front desk resulted in a new hair dryer delivered to my door in minutes.

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Very comfortable Hotel Indigo Savannah room.
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Walk in shower in the bathroom.
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I loved the lighted mirror. At night I could turn it to nightlight.

Dog Friendly

Hotel Indigo Savannah is dog friendly, allowing pets to stay in the rooms.

Honestly, I wasn’t sure if this was going to be a good thing or a bad thing, especially when I first walked into the lobby and saw MANY dogs with their humans.

However, I can happily say that I never heard a dog bark or shared an elevator with one even. Perhaps all guests with dogs are grouped on the same floor. In the lobby pup snacks are available along with fresh water.

Hotel Indigo Savannah dog friendly
Hotel Indigo Savannah welcomes guests AND their dogs.

Free Business Center

I didn’t fly with my laptop and it turned out I didn’t need it. However I was glad to know that Hotel Indigo Savannah provides a business space with computers if a guest needs one. That is such a convenience.

Hotel Indigo Savannah biz center
Convenient biz center off of the lobby.

Restaurant, Bar and Cozy Seating Areas

Hotel Indigo Savannah makes get togethers easy with its restaurant and bar, Five Oaks Taproom. Taking inspiration from the building’s days as a grocery store, the taproom’s booths resemble wooden crates.

They use locally sourced ingredients and drinks, serving only brews from Georgia. Beyond the taproom, attractive, comfortable chairs are grouped to encourage lively conversations or a place to enjoy a snack while reading a book.

Full confession. I stayed SO busy during my time in Savannah that I only took photos in this space before heading up to my room after full days. In the evenings, this space was alive with people enjoying drinks and meals.

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Such a fun gathering place in Hotel Indigo Savannah.

Outdoor Gathering Area

You can take the fun outdoors at Hotel Indigo Savannah. Reached from the interior, this outdoor space holds high top tables and chairs. Surrounded by flowers and plants it is a great place to enjoy mild temperatures while having a drink.

Again, I never utilized this space, but I liked that it existed. Outside this area are benches for waiting for an Uber or a pick up from a tour guide. The attendant on duty always offered me free cold bottled water if I exited the building this way.

I also appreciated the water container in the lobby, for filled water bottles. And a small store right off of the lobby made it easy to grab bottled drinks, a snack or a toothbrush.

Outdoor space
Pretty outdoor space.

Have You Visited Savannah?

If you are planning a trip to Savannah, I highly recommend this unique hotel.

Checking in and out is a breeze. And the staff is helpful, attentive and quick to respond.

I look forward to a return stay at Hotel Indigo Savannah and discovering more of this brand’s locations in cities I want to visit.

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