Consistently named one of the world’s friendliest cities by Travel + Leisure readers, Savannah is a charming coastal town that’ll make you feel right at home — and it’s incredibly dog-friendly too.
Filled with rich history, dynamic culture, and well-preserved architecture, all draped under a canopy of spellbinding Spanish moss, this idyllic southern city will undoubtedly cast a spell on you.
With its mild winters and dog-friendly activities, Savannah is the perfect place to wander about with your furry friend all year round. From culinary experiences and cultural events to historic tours and vibrant nights out on the town, Savannah’s diversity and creative zest is just waiting to be discovered.
While traveling with your pet may not always be easy, many places in Savannah cater to those who travel with their four-legged companions. When it’s time to put those feet up after a long day of exploring, some of Savannah’s top hotels are more than happy to welcome your pets with their own brand of southern hospitality and charm.
For the ultimate Savannah experience, here are 8 of the best pet-friendly hotels right in the heart of the city.
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1. The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront
Why you should stay: the location.
- Pet fees: $150 per stay
- Pet policies: 1 dog only, 80 lbs. max (no cats allowed)
Located in the heart of Savannah, The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, is nestled between the cobblestone streets of Old Town and its picturesque Riverfront District. Steps away from some of the city’s best sites, boutiques, and bars, this hotel is rated highly for its location, making it an ideal place to stay while exploring Savannah’s charming history.
Centrally positioned on River Street, The Bohemian Hotel places you in the midst of all the action while providing a comfortable stay with unbeatable views. Explore a nearby park with your pup or join one of the city’s dog-friendly walking tours to discover Savannah’s captivating essence.
2. The Alida
Why you should stay: chill rooftop bar and stellar dog amenities.
- Pet fees: $100 per stay
- Pet policies: 2 dog allowed, 40 lbs. max (no cats allowed)
- Pet amenities: dog walking services, dog treats, food bowl
Located in the center of Riverfront District, The Alida is a design-driven hotel offering guests more than just a place to sleep. The lifestyle hotel gives guests an immersive experience into the dynamic culture and art scene of Savannah — the Hostess City of the South — connecting the most curious of travelers with those who call this city home.
When it comes to your canine companions, The Alida goes above and beyond with their Southern hospitality, giving your furry friend a complimentary dog biscuit by Woof Gang Bakery on arrival, as well as food bowls to use during your stay.
Unwind with a sunset cocktail at The Alida’s stunning rooftop bar overlooking the Savannah River while the concierge arranges a walk for your pampered pup.
At The Alida, you can enjoy true southern hospitality and feel good for choosing this hotel: they donate a portion of their proceeds every year to the Humane Society of Greater Savannah in support of local dog adoptions.
3. The Drayton Hotel
Why you should stay: the mid century décor.
- Pet fees: $150 per stay
- Pet policies: 1 dog only, 20 lbs. max
Centered in Savannah’s downtown Historic District, The Drayton Hotel is the perfect place to discover the city’s southern charm and all the best restaurants, sights, and shopping nearby.
This 19th-century building boasts unmatched views of the Savannah River, famed City Hall, and the surrounding historic neighborhood from every room, which are thoughtfully designed with mid-century décor to embrace the building’s rich history.
Steps from The Drayton, Emmet Park, also known as the Strand, is a picturesque place to take your furry friend for a walk or to do their business when duty calls.
While at Emmet Park, take a gander at one of the many historic monuments or marvel at the large, moss-covered oak trees.
4. Perry Lane Hotel
Why you should stay: the rooftop pool and game deck.
- Pet fees: $150 per stay
- Pet policies: 1 dog only, 50 lbs. max
Surrounded by Savannah’s quintessential oak trees, Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, sits right in the center of downtown. The spacious suites with oversized windows offer a luxurious place to relax while taking in remarkable views of the city.
Explore Savannah’s cobblestone streets, neighboring historical sites, and parks with a complimentary Perry Lane bicycle. Tucked between an abundance of the city’s best parks, Perry Lane Hotel provides endless options for your canine companion to have a roll, a run, or a wee in glorious grass.
When it’s time to unwind, cool off at the rooftop pool featuring jaw-dropping views, or enjoy a fun day of games with the whole family at the lively rooftop deck.
5. Thompson Savannah
Why you should stay: the rooftop bar and pool cabanas.
- Pet fees: Free (fee may apply in the case of damage or deep cleaning needed)
- Pet policies: 2 dogs allowed; pets must be kept on a leash in common areas and cannot be left unattended in rooms
Located on the edge of Savannah’s Historic District and the Eastern Wharf, Thompson Savannah, a hotel by Hyatt, is only a short distance from the city’s many parks, famous sites, and one-of-a-kind entertainment options.
Featuring a rooftop bar with panoramic views and an enormous pool with private cabanas, Thompson Savannah is the ultimate urban retreat where you can relax and unwind.
The only hotel on the list that offers complimentary canine stays, this hotel is the perfect place to seek refuge after a day of adventure with your four-legged friend.
6. Olde Harbour Inn
Why you should stay: the history and location.
- Pet fees: $50 per stay
- Pet policies: 2 pets allowed, must book “Pet Rate” on hotel’s website
- Pet amenities: Complimentary welcome treats
Dubbed as the favorite pet-friendly hotel in Savannah, Olde Harbour Inn will welcome you and your furry friend with open arms and complimentary treats. Your pet will receive welcome treats, while you’ll receive complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, and ice cream every evening of your stay.
Built in 1892, Olde Harbour Inn is a historic boutique hotel on iconic River Street. The large suites of Olde Harbour Inn are the perfect place for your pet to relax or play while you take in the scenic view of the Savannah River.
Surrounded by some of the city’s top restaurants, parks, and entertainment, you’ll never have a dull moment while staying at Olde Harbour Inn.
7. Hyatt Regency Savannah
Why you should stay: the scenic river view.
- Pet fees: $150 for 1-6 night stays; $300 for stays 7+ nights; service animals are free
- Pet policies: Contact hotel for breed and weight restrictions
Situated in the Savannah Historic District with direct access to River Street, Hyatt Regency Savannah is mere steps away from local sights, live music, and some of the city’s best pet-friendly restaurants.
Choose from the large, 1,250-square-foot hospitality suites or one of the many rooms featuring a walk out garden terrace for your pup to have plenty of room to play.
Indulge in a guided tour, a ghost walk, or a riverboat cruise to experience all that Savannah has to offer. After a full day of exploring the city’s diverse culture and vibrant spirit, relax with a cocktail on the hotel’s outdoor patio overlooking the iconic Savannah River.
8. JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
Why you should stay: unique historic transformation.
- Pet fees: $150 per stay for one dog; $50 for additional
- Pet policies: 2 dogs allowed, 25 lbs. max
Previously a power plant, JW Marriot Savannah Plant Riverside District offers guests a unique stay in a piece of the city’s rich history. The iconic 1912 power plant has been repurposed and restored to preserve its historic architecture, yet provides guests with a modern, luxurious stay that’s truly unforgettable.
Located on River Street, this hotel is a stone’s throw away from the city’s best restaurants, unique art galleries, and high-end shopping. Cruise the strip with your pet and discover Savannah’s diversity, creative spirit, and warm, southern charm.
Pet-Friendly Activities in Savannah, Georgia
Take advantage of this pet-friendly city by enjoying these must-do activities with your four-legged travel companion.
- Go on a dog-friendly city tour to discover Savannah with Oliver Bentley’s Historic Dog Walk Tour.
- Spend the afternoon in Forsyth Park, which even has 2 doggie water fountains for when your pup gets thirsty.
- Dine outdoors at one of the city’s many pet-friendly restaurants on River Street or Broughton Street.
- Make a pit stop at Woof Gang Bakery in Savannah City Market to treat your pup to some tasty treats or toys.
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