Built in 1899 by Cord Asendorf, this magnificent house is considered among the finest examples of Steamboat Gothic architecture in America. Today, The Gingerbread House is one of Savannah’s leading caterers and is the site of countless romantic weddings, anniversary parties and other festivities.
The history of the Live Oak Public Libraries can be traced back to the turn of the century in Savannah. Established in 1903, the Savannah Public Library consisted of a 23,000 volume collection housed in one room of the Georgia Historical Society. Ten years later the Carnegie Library opened on East Henry Street to serve Savannah’s black community.
Surrounded by late-Victorian homes and adjacent to a small city park modeled on the squares in historic downtown Savannah the main library building on Bull Street opened for use in 1916. The library was built at a cost of $104,041.78 with a Carnegie grant. Its neoclassical design was provided by architect H. W. Witcover, who also designed Savannah’s City Hall. This area was first developed in 1910, but most homes were built in the 1930s and 1940s. The neighborhood is considered one of the most affluent within city limits by local residents.
Marketed as Chatham Crescent by Granger’s Chatham Land and Hotel Company, the Granger Tract took its design from the Beaux Arts plan popular at the time. At various points in the neighborhood, city blocks were punctuated with 1-acre (4,000 m2) circles (named for city and county officials), a crescent-shaped street, and a landscaped mall.
At the end of the palmetto-lined mall stretching between Maupas Avenue to 47th Street was to be the centerpiece of Chatham Crescent – a magnificent tourist facility called the Hotel Georgia. The Spanish Revival-style hotel was designed by noted architect Henrik Wallin, who assisted Henry Bacon with New York’s Astor Hotel. Apparently the developers hoped that wealthy Northerners would check into what was to be a luxurious hotel and decide to purchase a second home in Chatham Crescent. Unfortunately, the hotel encountered numerous problems and barely got off the ground.
Eventually, Savannah High School (now the Savannah Arts Academy) was built on the nearly eight acres of land set aside for the hotel. This building was constructed in 1897-98 as a memorial to General Alexander R. Lawton (1818-96) and his daughter, Corinne (1844-77). It was used as a public space for cultural, educational and civic purposes until the 1930s. After serving in the Georgia House of Representatives and as president of Georgia and Atlantic Railroad, Lawton served as Brigadier General and Quartermaster-General of the Confederacy, as ambassador to Austria- Hungary, and as fifth president of the American Bar Association. Chartered in 1907, St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church acquired the building as its sanctuary in 1941. There is a lot of modern style with an oriental flair to this little neighborhood bar. The most popular special during the week is the one-dollar drink that is served often on Tuesday evenings. The actual cocktail varies with each week.
Of all the offerings on the menu, the chicken dumplings are among the local favorites. $9 This quaint little cafe is quite popular among local artisans and SCAD students and is easy to see why. It hosts a wide range of amenities, from live entertainment on Tuesdays, to organic coffees, soups, and a myriad of flavorful desserts. Engage in intimate social settings, meet locals and students, or study in an atmosphere of gorgeous prints and graphic artwork.
Perhaps one of the most popular items on the menu, is their assortment of fresh tacos. This one, made of chicken, in combination with other ingredients, becomes a delicious tidbit that one may enjoy. $3.75 The 5 Spot is a comfortable, casual neighborhood bar and restaurant frequented by many of the locals. It takes some familiarity of Savannah to find it, but what a pleasant little secret awaits those who do.
The Grilled Salmon plate ($14) comes with sweet and spicy basted salmon over fresh spinach with grilled tomatoes, onions, and roasted peppers. I found it to be quite delicious. To drink, I had a few glasses of Resling ($8 each). Ordered a chicken gumbo & rice for 6$ and a key lime cup cake to go! In love with this place. This used to be where blue turtle bisto resides. Glad kayak cafe kept the look. Great chicken lime burrito Beef and tripe soup!!! Elegant place and clean, service from simple people. Very soothing here Lunch at Toucan Cafe. This is quite nice, a wine chiller. No bologna here Lunch special snack Box
5.99
Rib snack box includes 4 ribs, 1/2 lb backed potato salad and a petite baguette. Goat curry, cabbage and rice. Small place, not a sit down area. The place smells like the islands and very quick mama kind of service. Savannah's signature live oak trees. Just darling. I live for the scenic route. Lunch Menu
The Pasta Bowl made for vegetarians.
Very healthy food A local BBQ, seafood, and Southern food small chain that locals go to, open since 1971.
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star Savannah hotel in Midtown with free breakfast

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
24-hour business center

Location

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Candler Hospital, Oglethorpe Mall, and Hunter Army Airfield. Memorial Health University Medical Center and Hunter Golf Course are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

An outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub are available at this hotel. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and meeting rooms.

Room Amenities

All 106 rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers. Free WiFi and pillowtop beds are standard, as are LCD TVs with cable channels.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Homewood Suites provides a spa tub and a fitness center. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary manager's reception on select days. This business-friendly hotel also offers barbecue grills, gift shops/newsstands, and coffee/tea in a common area. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Express check-out 
  • Year Built 1991 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free reception 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 106 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Separate living room  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchen  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Kitchen 
  • Microwave 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Separate living room 
  • Number of bedrooms -  
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Separate bedroom 
  • Stovetop 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast each morning. A complimentary manager's reception is offered on select days.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Basketball on site 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Name

  • Homewood Suites Hotel Savannah
  • Homewood Suites Savannah

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


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