Perry Lane Hotel Savannah, Luxury Collection (Marriott). Bottom Line Review

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The Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah, Georgia, is part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection brand.  The hotel ranks fourth on TripAdvisor in Savannah and boasts “elegant guest rooms, including 12 luxurious suites.”  I had high expectations going in, but ultimately I was disappointed.  Instead of luxury and elegance, to me the hotel seemed nice but ordinary.

Perry Lane Hotel rooftop pool.

We only stayed one night at the Perry Lane Hotel.  Overall, I found the hotel to be perfectly fine, but I was expecting much more.  The combination of the hotel’s great TripAdvisor rating and advertised high-end features (shoe-shine, luxury car service) made me think I was going to something on par with a St. Regis or Ritz-Carlton.  Instead, Perry Lane seemed like an ordinary but nice Marriott.  We didn’t have a chance to try out the rooftop pool & bar, but when I visited to take photos I realized that this rooftop area was the hotel’s best feature.  I can see why this alone could lead to great reviews.

Perry Lane Hotel Bottom Line Review

If you’re looking for a standard Marriott experience and/or a fantastic rooftop pool & bar, then you may be happy with the Perry Lane Hotel.  Personally, I’m going to look elsewhere next time I visit Savannah.

  • Points Price: Category 7, 60K points per night standard, 50K off-peak, or 70K peak.
  • Cash Price: We booked a rate of $208
  • Points Value: Very poor for the date we visited. Cash rates would have to be over $400 to justify booking with points.
  • Room: Very good.  I used a Suite Night Award to get upgraded to a corner suite.  The suite was big and comfortable.  My only complaint is that it didn’t seem as luxurious as the hotel’s website led me to believe.
  • Destination Fee: $32 per day. Includes: Sparkling Wine at front desk, one drip-coffee per person per day, cookies in guestroom, bike rental, car service within two miles of Historic District, Shoe shine service, Enhanced Wi-Fi access.  The only things we tried on this list were the sparkling wine and cookies.
  • Parking: $50 per night for valet parking. Ouch!
  • Service: Mixed. Most of the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. I was disappointed, though, with the front desk attendant who told me that we wouldn’t be able to get served breakfast outside.  Luckily the breakfast staff were great and had no problem setting up an outdoor table for us.
  • Turndown service: None that I can recall.
  • Breakfast: Service was very good. Food was average.
  • Marriott Elite Benefits: I was high-level elite (Titanium) at the time of this stay. The hotel did a good job of providing my guaranteed elite benefits, but they did nothing extra to make me feel special.  Here are the elite benefits that I received:
    • Suite upgrade: I had applied a Suite Night Award to the reservation and was upgraded to a corner suite on the day of check-in (I was notified by email before we arrived at the hotel).  Platinum elites and higher are eligible for upgrades to suites at check-in even without using a Suite Night Award, but I have no evidence one way or another whether I would have been upgraded without applying my suite upgrade award.
    • Free breakfast: At check-in I was given a free breakfast card to bring to the hotel restaurant in the morning.  I’m sure I would have been given multiple cards if I had a multi-night stay.
    • 4PM Late check-out: I called on the morning of check-out and was granted 4PM late check-out without any fuss.
  • COVID Notes: Even though masks are technically required indoors, the hotel did little to enforce it.  In fact, since they give people sparkling wine when they check-in, they basically encourage people to take off their masks indoors so that they can drink.
  • Would I stay again? No. To be clear, I wouldn’t mind staying again, but I’d rather try other hotels when I return to Savannah.

Photos and captions follow…

Our corner suite at the Perry Lane Hotel. We were happy enough with the suite (it was certainly big enough for our needs!), but maybe the hotel’s website and our experience the night before at Wentworth Mansion in Charleston had set our expectations too high.
Our corner suite bedroom at the Perry Lane Hotel. The décor was nice and the bed was comfortable, but the mattress was maybe a bit too soft.
Perry Lane Hotel bathroom in corner suite.
Perry Lane Hotel cookies and water. These are supposedly a benefit of the hotel’s destination fee.
View from our corner suite at the Perry Lane Hotel.
Entrance to the rooftop pool and bar at the Perry Lane Hotel
A view of the rooftop bar at the Perry Lane Hotel. Once I saw how cool this was, I regretted not finding time to have drinks up here.
Perry Lane Hotel Breakfast Menu.  The food was just OK, but the service was great.
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