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This is: A Taste of the Deep South (2013)

Hotel 2

Country Inns & Suites Historic District, Savannah

This was the first experience of Country Inns & Suites for both Bruce and me, and both of us were favourably impressed. The brand appeared to be Carlson's offering in the market sector occupied by the likes of Four Points by Sheraton and Courtyard by Marriott.

The hotel had a particularly convenient, easy-to-find location. Parking was chargeable - not at all unusual in a city centre location - and there was a small car park underneath the hotel with direct elevator access to Reception. If this was full, the hotel provided a ticket at no additional cost for the public parking garage directly across the street. I commented several times during our stay that the combined lobby and breakfast area had something of the feel of a National Park lodge; it must have been the attempt to conjure up a 'country' look and feel. The complimentary breakfasts provided an adequate start to the day and the availability of little treats (such as lemonade and cookies) at Reception during the day was a nice touch.

Our room was plainly furnished but had particularly generous amounts of empty space. This may have been helped by being situated at a point where the corridor took a 90-degree turn. The effect was that we had only one neighbouring room, but the opposite wall bordered the redirected corridor rather than being an external wall. While the potential was certainly there for corridor noise, especially with a nearby ice machine, the reality was that there was none to speak of, suggesting either that the standard of sound-proofing was very high or perhaps that the air conditioning did an excellent job of masking extraneous noise.

Overall, a most enjoyable stay!

LEFT and ABOVE: Public areas

Room 350

In: Sat 18 May 2013
Out: Tue 21 May 2013
Nights: 3
Room: 350 (Twin)

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