South’s Greatest Places ’22: The Present

Stay in The Present. South's spot for leaving the past behind and restoring your peace of mind. 

Photo / D. Paul Graham

The Present

Stay in The Present. South’s spot for leaving the past behind and restoring your peace of mind. 

Whether you interpret The Present as a gift or being in the moment… you’re right. Both reward and retreat, this boutique hotel in the heart of Savannah promises, “everything you need, nothing you don’t, and some things you didn’t even know you wanted.” 

Promise made; promise delivered.  “Welcome to right now,” says the website of perhaps the most uniquely designed hotel property in Savannah’s inimitable Historic District. This downtown delight is an architectural and artisan feast for the senses from the second you check in. (Casually stroll straight to your quarters with fully automated email check in, or if you still want that personal touch, call or text the head of guest experience through a direct access phone number.)  

With “no two rooms alike,” these aren’t boilerplate boudoirs, they’re exquisitely interior-designed custom loft spaces. The century-old structural details are dressed in contemporary visuals and sophisticated textiles from modern hanging light fixtures and exposed brick accent walls to floorplans with private courtyard and indoor fireplace options.  

It’s a perfect personal getaway and romantic rendezvous, but with room to accommodate groups of 1-50, you can make The Present the center of your reception party, reunion guestlist, or retreat roster. With a colorful past as both a brothel and artist studio, this uncommon urban upgrade features “at least one” queen-sized bed per room, some with kitchenettes or full kitchens including wide island counters.  

Built in the 1850s and the darling of the moment, there’s never been a better time to “Stay in the Present.” 

224 Houston St, Savannah, GA  | 912. 421.9517 |

Want more? See the entire list of South’s 26 Greatest places to eat, play, stay & shop in the coastal south, 2022. 

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