Excellent Kid-Friendly Accommodations and Hotels In Savannah Ga (& Tybee!)

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A weekend in Savannah, GA., is one of our favorite, and easiest getaways. Georgia’s oldest city is charming, affordable, historic – and the famous Leopold’s Ice Cream is worth the drive on its own! With a children’s museum, dolphin and boat tours, a state park and a beach nearby, it’s a perfect place to take the family. And there are dozens of kid-friendly accommodations and hotels in Savannah, GA.

Whether you want to stay in the historic district and walk to major attractions, bed down with nature in a state park or campground, enjoy a boutique hotel or wake up with the sound of waves at the beach, there are plenty of options to stay in Savannah, GA. Here’s our list of Savannah hotels and other accommodations where the kids are welcome.

Savannah Marriott Riverfront

Explore Savannah easily with a stay in a kid-friendly hotel in Downtown Savannah Ga.

My kids were enchanted by the cobblestoned streets and sites of River Street, the fountains and tree-filled squares like Lafayette Square – each with its own personality – and paths and playgrounds at Forsyth Park.

Fortunately, Savannah is a walking city, with many of the downtown attractions close to each other. Here are several downtown Savannah hotels where you can walk to the attractions, restaurants and shops in the historic district. And if you get tired at the end of the day, Savannah has options for free transportation on streetcars, boats and a shuttle.

Hotels with views of the Savannah River available

Living in the landlocked city of Atlanta, when I’m traveling I always look for water views when possible. I’m in luck in Savannah, as several properties have views of the Savannah River to watch the ships of the sea go by. And of course, they are right by Savannah’s famous River Street.

The Cotton Sail Hotel
Housed in a cotton warehouse from the 1800s, some of the 56 rooms at The Cotton Sail have balconies overlooking the river.
(Free wifi, restaurant, free cribs/infant beds)

Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District
Guests rave that hotel staff made their children feel special at this 252-room hotel housed in a historic building.
(Free wifi, free cribs/infant beds)

Hyatt Regency Savannah
You’re within walking distance of just about every attraction when you stay at this 351-room hotel.
(Indoor pool, breakfast available, free wifi, free cribs/infant beds, refrigerator)

Olde Harbour Inn
A stay at this historic inn includes a complimentary wine and cheese reception nightly for the grownups, free snow cones for the kids and nightly turndown service with ice cream treats. It has 24 rooms.
(Free wifi, breakfast available)

River Street Inn
The 86 guest rooms of this historic property have views of the Savannah River to the north and the historic district to the south.
(Free wifi, breakfast available)

Savannah Marriott Riverfront
This 387-room property, right on the river, recently underwent a full renovation.
(Outdoor pool, breakfast available, connecting rooms available)

Other downtown hotels

These properties are in the heart of Savannah, close to attractions like River Street, City Market, Savannah’s Children’s Museum, the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace and the Georgia State Railroad Museum.

They are also close to Savannah’s famous squares and not far from Leopold’s Ice Cream and Spanky’s Pizza Gallery, home to the original chicken finger, for some kid-friendly fare.

Andaz Savannah
(Outdoor pool, free wifi, breakfast available)

B Historic Savannah
(Indoor pool, free wifi, free cribs/infant beds, refrigerator)

Best Western Savannah Historic District Hotel
(Outdoor pool, free wifi, free hot/cold breakfast, refrigerator, connecting rooms available)

The DeSoto
(Outdoor pool, free wifi, breakfast available)

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Savannah Historic District
DoubleTrees always get a thumbs-up from our family for the warm chocolate cookies you receive at check-in.(Outdoor pool, free wifi, breakfast available, refrigerator)

East Bay Inn
(Free wifi, breakfast available)

Embassy Suites Savannah
(Outdoor pool, free wifi, free cooked-to-order breakfast, kitchenette, connecting rooms available, sofa bed)

Hampton Inn Savannah Historic District
Here’s another spot where you receive warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in. Isn’t that the perfect way to greet guests? Works for me! (Outdoor pool, free buffet breakfast, free wifi, microwave, refrigerator)

Hilton Garden Inn Historic District Savannah
(Outdoor pool, free wifi, cribs/infant beds available, microwave, refrigerator)

Holiday Inn Express Historic District Savannah
(Outdoor pool, free buffet breakfast, free wifi, free cribs/infant beds, microwave, refrigerator, connecting rooms available)

Kimpton Brice Hotel Savannah
(Outdoor pool, free wifi, breakfast available, free cribs/infant beds, connecting rooms available)

The Marshall House
(Free wifi, breakfast available)

Planters Inn
(Free wifi, free continental breakfast)

Printmaker’s Inn
This Victorian mansion is right on Forsyth Park. Ask for the Button Suite on the first floor. With two bedrooms, a foldout couch, fridge, living room and private patio, it’s a great choice for families.
(Free wifi)

Quality Inn Savannah Historic District
(Free buffet breakfast, free wifi, cribs/infant beds available, microwave, refrigerator, connecting rooms available)

Residence Inn by Marriott Savannah
(Outdoor pool, free wifi, cribs/infant beds available, sofa bed, kitchen, microwave)

Staybridge Suites Historic Savannah District
(Free buffet breakfast, free wifi, free cribs/infant beds, kitchen)

The Thunderbird Inn
Originally built in 1964, The Thunderbird Inn has been updated but kept its retro vibe. The kids will love the hot popcorn they receive at check-in and the complimentary MoonPies and RC Cola in the rooms. The King Suite is a good option for kids, and you can impress them with your mad typing skills on the vintage typewriter in the room.
(Breakfast available, free wifi, refrigerator, connecting rooms available.)

If you do need to stay near the airport, SpringHill Suites by Marriott is a good choice for families.

Stay in a piece of history at these Savannah bed and breakfasts that welcome kids

With fragile antiques, expensive furnishings and primarily adult clientele, a bed and breakfast is sometimes the opposite of a kid-friendly place to stay. But there are several charming Savannah accommodations where children are welcome. Several are historic properties, giving you a chance to slip a little United States history lesson into your stay while enjoying southern hospitality.

Amethyst Garden Inn

Amethyst Garden Inn

Insider tip: When booking a reservation, tell the innkeeper the number and ages of children you are traveling with so they can find the best rooms to accommodate your needs. If they are unable to accommodate your family, they will know a place that will work for you.

Amethyst Garden Inn
This lovely historic Victorian home, brimming with southern charm, has several rooms. With two bedrooms and a sitting area, the Hydrangea Suite is a good choice for families. Everyone will enjoy the Southern-style breakfast served every morning.

The Armstrong Inns
With a choice of a carriage house, two suites and two-bedroom townhomes, you’re sure to find the perfect place for your family in these historic properties. A continental breakfast is included. Guests rave about thoughtful touches like the innkeeper providing dairy-free pancakes for a lactose-intolerant child.

Joan’s on Jones
This 1883 townhouse has two guest suites that can accommodate children. The Jones Street Suite has room for five (one on a rollaway) and a kitchenette while the Garden Suite has room for three (one on a rollaway) and a fully equipped kitchen. The two suites can be opened up to sleep seven. A complimentary continental breakfast is included.

Presidents’ Quarters Inn
The 16 suites at this 1855 inn are named after U.S. presidents who visited Savannah. (history lesson for the kids!) The inn welcomes families and has a variety of rooms to accommodate them.

Get back to nature with family-friendly campgrounds and RV parks in and near Savannah

RV parks and campgrounds can be great choices for lodging when you’re traveling with the family. They are easy on the budget, many outdoor activities are included and this type of lodging in Savannah, GA includes gorgeous sites with shady spots under giant oak trees draped in Spanish moss.

A bonus with these accommodations in Savannah is that they are close to downtown – no driving or shuttling miles away to sleep under the trees. You’re just minutes away from all the sites in Savannah.

Skidaway Camper Cabin

Camper Cabin at Skidaway Island State Park

Skidaway Island State Park
If a back-to-nature vacation is what you’re looking for, check out this 588-acre state park on Georgia’s Intracoastal Parkway. Wander through maritime forests and salt marshes and you’ll spot critters like racoon, fiddler crabs and deer. Skidaway has 87 site-specific tent, trailer and RV campsites.

Groups of ten or more can stay in one of the three private pioneer campgrounds. The three camper cabins have a kitchen, air conditioning, bathroom, screened porch, master bedroom and kids’ sleeping loft. Amenities include a volleyball court, three playgrounds and an interpretive center.

Red Gate Campground
Located a few miles from downtown Savannah, this RV park has fishing ponds, nature trails, swimming pool, playground, beach volleyball court, fire pits and a clubhouse with a pool table. Other activities include horseback riding and bird watching. Tour Savannah on the Old Town Trolley that picks up here.

Biltmore RV Park
This campground, the closest to downtown Savannah, opened in 1958  and has a retro vide with an antique and collectibles store on site. You can access the city bus from here or pick up a trolley tour.

CreekFire Motor Ranch
Stay in a cabin, pitch a tent or park your RV on this property about 20 minutes from downtown. The lakefront cabins include a loft, bedroom, kitchen and deck and can accommodate up to six people.

The camp has a vintage camper for rental that sleeps four. Amenities include a pool and hot tub, nature trail, boat rentals, tennis court, playground, bocce ball and regular social events.

River’s End Campground & RV Park
Located on Tybee Island, this campground is a few blocks from the beach and about 15 minutes from downtown Savannah. Small cabins sleep up to six and the nine primitive tent sites have a tent pad, campfire ring and picnic table. The kids will love the large swimming pool.

Play on the beach with these family-friendly accommodations on Tybee Island

There are so many activities for kids to enjoy in Savannah, but sometimes you gotta get a little sand between your toes. If building sandcastles, riding waves and feeling those ocean breezes are on your agenda, check out these Savannah-area hotels in nearby Tybee Island.

Tybee Island is less than 30 minutes from downtown Savannah, and although it’s only three miles long, it has loads of family-friendly places to stay.

Mermaid Cottages
This colorful collection of cottages is scattered around the island. Many of them are Tybee raised cottages, built when cars took over as the prevalent form of transportation, with carports on the first level and living quarters above.

Beachside Colony Resort
This oceanside resort has one-, two- and three-bedroom condos, all with kitchens if you prefer dining in. The kids will love the three pools and easy access to the beach. (They are owned and operated by different management companies, so units may vary.)

DeSoto Beach Properties manages several options from a small bed and breakfast to a six-bedroom townhouse. The newest property is The Georgianne Inn & Suites. This historic raised cottage was built in 1910 and has eight units that sleep up to nine people, some with full kitchens and verandahs. It’s about a half a block from the beach.

Hotel Tybee
Generations of beach-goers have enjoyed the views from this hotel, which opened in 1889. With 208 rooms, it’s Tybee’s largest beach hotel and has free cribs and rollaways for a small fee.

Get a home-like atmosphere with a stay in an Airbnb in Savannah

While you may not get that fitness center and other amenities, booking an Airbnb can be a great option for a family that enjoys a bit more space, a kitchen and a home-life environment. Several homes of every size are available to book in Savannah on Airbnb.

Here are a few of our choices of Airbnbs in Savannah GA that have top ratings.

Close to Forsyth Park, (two bedrooms, 1 bath)
This open concept home has around 1,500 square feet and is close to attractions for the family.

1890 Historic Home on Bull Street (3 bedrooms, 2 baths)
This historic 1,500-square-foot home has been completely renovated. The small bedroom has bunkbeds for children.

Beachside Hideaway with Sunset Views (1.5 bedrooms, 1 bath)
This cute condo on the beach works for two adults and two children, who can sleep in bunk beds in the hall. The complex includes private beach access, two swimming pools, and one shallow children’s pool.

Stayloom’s Radiant Restoration | Whitefield Square (4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths)
This mid-century designed home can sleep up to 10 people.

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A weekend in Savannah, GA., is one of our favorite, and easiest getaways. Georgia’s oldest city is charming, affordable, historic – and the famous Leopold's Ice Cream is worth the drive on its own! With a children’s museum, dolphin and boat tours, a state park and a beach nearby, it’s a perfect place to take the family. And there are dozens of kid-friendly accommodations and hotels in Savannah, GA. Whether you want to stay in the historic district and walk to major attractions, bed down with nature in a state park or campground, enjoy a boutique hotel or wake up with the sound of waves at the beach, there are plenty of options to stay in Savannah, GA. Here’s our list of Savannah hotels and other accommodations where the kids are welcome.

Disclosure: 365 Atlanta Family is proudly a Content Sponsor for Savannah…but it doesn’t influence what we share here. We’ve been avid fans of Savannah since this blog started, and we’re honored to work with them on this post to share that love with you.

An award-winning journalist (and Atlanta native!), Jan Schroder is Editorial Director of The 100 Companies, a digital publishing company, and Editor-in-Chief of The Travel 100. She is the author of several books and has been editor of a national travel magazine and community newspapers in Atlanta.

Jan is married to Chris Schroder, with two grown children, Catherine and Christopher. They are all excellent traveling companions.

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