The DeSoto Hotel

DeSoto Hotel

There is so much to love about Savannah, Georgia. that it keeps us coming back year after year. This getaway, we chose to stay at DeSoto Hotel located in downtown Savannah. No need to Uber anywhere because everything is located within the hotel or is in walking distance.

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This was Isla’s first hotel stay ever! Her face says it all, she was ecstatic! We selected The King One Parlor Suite for our stay. The views from both the bedroom and living room area were unbelievable! Make sure to ask for a riverfront during your stay. We could see the Talmadge Memorial Bridge , Riverstreet and the large cargo ships cruising the river morning till night.

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River Street

While staying at DeSoto Hotel, you must take a stroll through Riverstreet for a historic experience. This is one of my favorite locations to visit while in Savannah. The scenery is beautiful with the cobblestone road, old cotton warehouses made into boutiques, artist galleries, restaurants and pubs, it’s the perfect location for your Instagram worthy images!

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While strolling through Riverstreet you must stop in Riverstreet Sweets Candy Store. The smell of the praline’s being made is sure to bring you in. Your children will love the experience of seeing the taffy being made on site and will absolutely be taking home a bag, or two.

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Riverstreet runs along side the Savannah River. You can sit on watch the large Cruise and Cargo Ships motor by. When I mention large Cargo Ships… they are the biggest I have ever seen in person! The children loved waving as the boats passed by.

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Breakfast in Bed

My Son asked if just the two of us could enjoy breakfast together. He and I always enjoy our Mother and Son time. We woke up and he jumped into my bed while I called room service. I ordered the DeSoto Breakfast and he ordered the pancakes with berries.

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Jepson Center

After enjoying breakfast, we joined my Husband and my three year old daughter and visited the Jepson Center which is only a 10 minute walk from the Hotel. I love that this Center is kid friendly with an entire floor dedicated to entertaining and educating young children.

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Tybee Island

Only a 35 minute drive from the hotel, Tybee Island is a must during your stay in Savannah. We were all smiles and the kids couldn’t stop laughing as the waves splashed ashore. Micah and I searched for seashells while Isla and Daddy built sandcastles.

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1540 Room

We had the best experience at the 1540 room located on the first floor of the DeSoto Hotel. We had the Charcuterie & Cheese Board and the Petite Filet of Beef while Micah and isla ate off of the children’s menu. After the children finished their meal the Chef pulled up two bar stools and invited them to watch the cooks at work in the kitchen. The kids were thrilled by the experience and we were thrilled to have a quite meal a few feet away. Thank you Chef for such a wonderful experience!

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Buffalo Bayou

We enjoyed a grab-and-go breakfast from Buffalo Bayou since we were setting out on the DeSoto Scavenger Hunt. Once you find all the landmarks on the DeSoto Scavenger Hunt return to Buffalo Bayou to claim your prize!

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DeSoto Swimming Pool

After the scavenger hunt, we cooled off and enjoyed some leisure time at the pool. There is plenty of sitting areas and a bar for the adults to enjoy.

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Edgar’s Proof Provision

Located on the first floor of the hotel, enjoy dining at Edgar’s Proof Provision. This restaurant features a large patio so you can take in the scenery while enjoying your meal. I highly recommend the B.Y.O.B with bacon and pimento cheese! The kids can pick from a very kid friendly menu.

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Thank you to The DeSoto Hotel for accommodating our family during this getaway at your fabulous hotel! The hotel staff were so wonderful and friendly. We were so sad to leave and head back home. We hope to come stay at The DeSoto again soon!

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Kelsee Van Nus