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Our Hotel

A Local Legend Treasured Among Savannah Historic District Hotels

The DeSoto reigns as “Savannah’s hotel,” a beloved landmark that has played gracious hostess to presidents, local personalities, and visitors since 1890. Treasured period details, including original crystal chandeliers and terracotta tiles, mix seamlessly with museum-worthy contemporary art, creating a thoughtful juxtaposition between history and modern-day style.

Services & Amenities

  • 1540 Room
  • Proof & Provision
  • Buffalo Bayou
  • 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and 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
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SCAD PartnershipSavannah’s Creatives

Hotel? Art gallery? Why not both? The DeSoto partners with the acclaimed Savannah College of Art & Design to showcase the work of SCAD graduates, emerging artists, and fine art photographers. 

view of Savannah by the river

Sotherly HostExplore Like A Local

Your Sotherly Host is an expert on all things Savannah, which means you can shorten the learning curve with up-to-the-minute updates on all the best things to see and do while you’re here.

lobby lounge area with chairs and couches

HistoryOur Star-Studded Story

In its 130-year history, The DeSoto has welcomed four presidents and dozens of personalities, including Gregory Peck, Katherine Hepburn, and Presidents William McKinley, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Herbert Hoover.