No Ruff-Housing it on Vacation in Savannah: The City's Pet-Friendly Hotels Offer Luxurious Digs for Four-Legged Traveling Companions

Savannah is known as the “Hostess City of the South,” and nowhere is that motto more evident than in the way the city treats its four-legged friends. From the constant stream of dogs frolicking in Forsyth Park to the many restaurants that welcome pets in their outdoor dining areas, Savannah is a city that prizes its pets. Even many of the city’s hotels open their doors to furry visitors, providing their animal guests with special accommodations. Planning ahead is essential when booking a pet-friendly Savannah hotel. Many hotels have a limited number of rooms designated for pets, and some require vaccination information upon arrival. With a little pre-planning, your pet will enjoy his or her vacation accommodations just as much as you. The ultra hip and affordable Thunderbird Inn is one of the most pet-friendly hotels in the city, boasting special beds and other goodies for visiting pets. The Holiday Inn Hotel Historic District also greets its animal guests with a host of goodies to make their stay special. Those traveling with big dogs may want to consider the Staybridge Suites Historic District, which accepts pets up to 80 pounds. If you and your pet are looking for quaint accommodations, then be sure to check out the city’s pet-friendly bed and breakfasts, including the Foley House Inn, the Forsyth Park Inn and the Catherine Ward House. Several hotels outside the Historic District also have liberal pet policies, among them the Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah and the La Quinta Inn Savannah Midtown.

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah is the perfect choice for travelers looking for pet-friendly accommodations outside the Historic District. The hotel allows pets up to 50 pounds in its spacious suites for a nonrefundable fee. Located just...  Read More

If your dog likes a room with a view, then indulge him or her with a stay at the Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront. Many of the hotel's rooms overlook the Savannah River, and the Bohemian has easy access to River Street, the perfect spot for an...  Read More

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
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Golfers and spa-goers aren't the only guests who will enjoy their stay at the Westin Savannah Harbor. Dogs under 40 pounds can also enjoy the resort's many amenities. For a nonrefundable fee, the Westin accommodates dogs in select rooms and even...  Read More

So your dog's a little big boned? No need to worry about finding a room to accommodate him or her. The Staybridge Suites Historic District accepts pets up to 80 pounds for a nonrefundable fee (the rate depends on the number of days you're...  Read More

Your pet deserves nothing but the best, so why not book a room for him or her at Savannah's chicest hotel, the Mansion on Forsyth Park? The hotel, which is housed in a converted Victorian Romanesque mansion, accepts pets up to 40 pounds for a...  Read More


Well-behaved dogs are invited to join their human companions at the Catherine Ward House, a historic inn in the city's Victorian District. For a small, nonrefundable fee, guests and their pets may stay in the inn's Hibernian Room or Jessica...  Read More

Forsyth Park Inn

The Forsyth Park Inn is the perfect spot for pet owners looking for privacy in a lovely setting. The inn has special accommodations for guests and their pets in the Courtyard Garden Cottage, which features a bedroom with a queen-sized bed,...  Read More

Holiday Inn Hotel Historic District

Your pets will enjoy staying at the Holiday Inn Hotel Historic District, also known as the Mulberry Inn, just as much as you do. The charming, historic 145-room hotel, located in Downtown Savannah, allows up to two pets (up to 50 pounds each)...  Read More

Historic District

Savannah's hippest hotel is also the most pet friendly. Upon arrival, pets and their owners are provided with custom Thunderbird Inn pet beds, stainless steel dishes and a mat, bottled water, gourmet pet treats, a souvenir Thunderbird Inn pet...  Read More

Historic District

Can't find a hotel that will accept your extra large four-legged friend? The Foley House Inn, a romantic bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Historic District, has a liberal pet policy and takes pets of all sizes for a small,...  Read More


Meet Amy Pine

Amy's thrilled to have the opportunity to share her love of Savannah with the world. A Savannah native, Amy has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and editor, and her work has appeared...  More About Amy

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