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Mansion on Forsyth Park

The Address:

Historic Downtown Savannah: 700 Drayton St., Savannah, Georgia 31401

The Story:

This dramatic red-brick 19th-century structure is an example of the Southern Gothic architecture that Savannah is famous for. A former funeral home, the Mansion on Forsyth Park is now one of the city’s most luxurious hotels, with its own art gallery and a full spa. The 125 rooms have Baroque interiors, huge white headboards, and crushed-velvet upholstery (check out the plush sink drapes).

Style:

Victorian-Romanesque exterior + an interior that effortlessly marries haute couture style with old world Southern elegance featuring over 400 original art pieces.

Located in a quiet residential area but walking distance to all of the attractions and historical areas of Savannah. The décor is eclectic, unique, and curated specifically for the hotel. As you make your way around the hotel, you will see the many whimsical details, from the ladies' hat collection that spans the last century of women's history in the US to the outdoor swimming pool with twisted marble pillars.

Location:

The Hotel is located just 1 mile from the Riverfront in Savannah's historic district and borders Forsyth Park, Savannah's largest park. We are walking distance to many attractions + historic sites in Savannah and have a stop on the trolley line just in front of the hotel for east sightseeing.

Image courtesy of the  Mansion on Forsyth Park

Image courtesy of the Mansion on Forsyth Park

Fun Facts:

  • “There is so much to see within the walls of the hotel. The theme of art and music carries throughout. You truly feel that you are staying within the walls of a beautiful art gallery.”

  • “Savannah is one of the largest sea ports in the US. The Savannah Riverfront is the perfect place to watch these hundreds of cargo ships arrive each week and is thrilling to watch.”

Attractions Nearby:

Nearby attractions include Forsyth Park, Bonaventure Cemetery, the Juliette Gordon Lowe House (founder of the Girl Scouts), Broughton Street Shopping and many more! Delicious restaurants nearby include Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House and Clary's Café (mentioned in the classic non-fiction work + movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil).

An absolute favorite restaurant is one that is well-known in Savannah, The Olde Pink House. Don't forget to have a drink in the basement prior to dinner!

Flying to town? Savannah Hilton Head International Airport is approximately 16 miles from the hotel!

Amenities:

From the Staff:

Favorite Part of The Job:

“I enjoy getting to work with travel agents to make their guests' stay memorable by adding unique customized elements to their stay to surprise and delight!”

Favorite Part of Working with Pack Up + Go Travelers:

“Our Hotel loves the opportunity to host guests that are exploring a new place and that are excited to be in Savannah as part of the Pack Up + Go surprise trip model.”

Favorite Place To Visit in the US:

“I have two favorites - Washington DC and New Orleans! I love Washington DC for the immense amount of history, countless museums and monuments and worldwide culture that culminates in the city. I love New Orleans for the unique culture, amazing festivals, Mardi Gras and of course, the food!”

Favorite Guest Experience:

“We've built relationships with many of our repeat guests including one family that took Christmas photos our hotel with their English Bulldogs and are repeat guests year after year. Every employee of the hotel knows them by name and enjoying welcoming them each time their arrival.”

Craziest Thing that Has Happened:

“Ryan Seacrest hosted his live morning show from one of our meeting rooms!”

Best Photo Opp: 

“The fountain located in Forysth Park is the most picture worthy spot in Savannah! The fountain at the north end of the park was added in 1858 and is reminiscent of fountains in the Place de la Concorde in Paris and in Cuzco, Peru. Every St. Patrick's Day the fountain is ceremoniously turned green in celebration of Savannah's deep Irish heritage. “

Image courtesy of the  Mansion on Forsyth Park

Image courtesy of the Mansion on Forsyth Park

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