River Street Inn

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Savannah Georgia (2023 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Same-sex sexual activity has been legal since 1998 in Georgia, and same-sex marriage has been legal since 2015. In addition, the state’s largest city Atlanta, has a vibrant LGBT community and holds the biggest Pride parade in the Southeast.
Savannah has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as  Club One or Bar Bar are the  most famous gay friendly bars in Savannah, GA.
Savannah is a charming LGBT oasis welcoming all with open arms regardless of identity. Its long history, including LGBT history, is just waiting for you to explore it.
Savannah, a coastal Georgia city, is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. It’s known for manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages and antebellum architecture. Its historic district is filled with cobblestoned squares and parks such as Forsyth Park shaded by oak trees covered with Spanish moss. At the center of this picturesque district is the landmark, Gothic-Revival Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

 Top attractions to visit in Savannah

Savannah is a long-standing city known throughout the country for its beautiful coastal landscapes, its well-preserved architecture and its rich, vibrant history. And while some tenets of Savannah’s history are famous – like the life of Juliette Gordon Low and the famous Forrest Gump scene – others are lesser known.

 Best tours in Savannah

1. Foley House Inn 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Savannah GA

Foley House Inn
Foley House Inn

Located in Savannah, 1,950 feet from Madison Square and 1,950 feet from Pulaski Square, Foley House Inn provides accommodations with free WiFi and a garden with a terrace and garden views.

Fitted with a patio, the units offer air conditioning and feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer.

A Full English/Irish breakfast is available daily at the bed and breakfast.

Foley House Inn offers 4-star accommodations with a hot tub.

Set in an 1896 redbrick home with a carriage house, this genteel B&B in the Savannah Historic District lies across the road from Forrest Gump’s bench on leafy Chippewa Square. It’s a 3-minute walk from shops on Liberty Street and a mile from Route 17.

Traditional rooms in the carriage house feature antique furnishings and 4-poster beds, as well as flat-screen TVs and courtyard views; some have private entrances. Rooms in the main house come with fireplaces, and some offer square views and/or whirlpool tubs.

Cooked-to-order breakfast is served in-room, in a formal dining or in a courtyard. Afternoon tea and evening wine hours are complimentary.

The romantic Foley House Inn bed and breakfast in Savannah, Georgia is made up of two lavishly renovated historic mansions facing the quiet and lovely Chippewa Square. This romantic Savannah Inn is distinguished both by location and historic prominence. This historic bed and breakfast mansion hotel is located in the exact center of your Savannah Georgia destination journey.
The Foley Inn did not disappoint our stay in Savannah. The whole experience at the Foley House was by far the best in service / hospitality. The accommodations were excellent. The location was central to all places of interest in the Historical district of Savannah…. we will be back!
Great rooms and atmosphere. The staff were outstanding! Gave us a welcome feel. I would recommend this place to anyone wishing to experience the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia. Incredible history at this location. Bed needs to be a bit more comfortable but we loved staying there anyway. Stay here. You won’t be disappointed.

rom our first greeting by Chuck at check in, to the wonderful breakfasts made to order, to the afternoon deserts, and the evening wine and snacks made by India, we couldn’t have asked for more during our 5 days in the historic district of Savannah.

Speaking of the historic district, Chuck advised us to take the hop-on/hop-off trolley tour first to get acquainted and the local history. Great advice!

Everything we wanted to see or eat/drink was within walking distance for us.

The Foley House Inn is located in the heart of the historic district in Savannah and it has so much character and history you feel like you have stepped back in time when you walk through the front door!
We had a lovely stay at the Foley House Inn. We felt truly taken care of and shown the epitome of southern hospitality. Chuck, Elle, and Paul made us feel right at home. The location is ideal, within walking distance of all the main sights in the historic district. We enjoyed our large, beautifully decorated and comfortable room, as well as the outdoor courtyards.
The afternoon sweats & teas and evening Hors d’oeuvre & wine were an extra treat. Breakfast was delicious and personalized to our taste. All the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. It was by far the best bed and breakfast we have ever visited.
gay friendly hotels in savannah ga
gay friendly hotels in savannah ga

How much does a room costs at Foley House Inn?

Prices start 189$/night for Carriage House. The Easton Lodge  is  251$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has a fireplace and air conditioning

Where to book online– Foley House Inn – Gay Friendly Hotels Savannah Georgia – you can find the best hotels deals in Savannah during Savannah Music Festival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in  Savannah GA on  Booking.com or Hotels.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Hotel Tybee 2* – Gay Hotels Savannah GA

Hotel Tybee
Hotel Tybee

This hotel is 3 minutes’ walk from Tybee Beach Pier and 6 mi from Fort Pulaski. Guests of Hotel Tybee will enjoy 2 outdoor pools. A long, narrow public parking lot separates the hotel from the beach.

All accommodations at Hotel Tybee feature a balcony, cable TV, and desk.

The business center and free WiFi will keep guests updated and connected. On-site meeting facilities are available as well.

The resort is 3 minutes’ walk from both the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and the Tybee Island city center. The Fort Pulaski National Monument is 6 mi away.

Overlooking white-sand Tybee beach on the Atlantic Ocean, this laid-back hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and 3 miles from the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum.

Straightforward rooms feature coffee makers and flat-screen TVs, as well as mini fridges and microwaves. All include balconies or terraces. Upgraded rooms add ocean views. Wi-Fi is available.

Amenities include 2 outdoor pools and a poolside bar. There’s also beach access. Parking is available for a surcharge.

Hotel Tybee has been providing legendary Southern hospitality and memorable family beach vacations for more than 130 years. Today the hotel features 208 modern hotel rooms with easy beach access. Upper level ocean-side rooms offer a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Tybee Pier & Pavilion. Hotel Tybee is located just steps away from miles of white sandy beaches, rolling sand dunes, restaurants, bars, and most importantly the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

First of all this is a vastly improved hotel. Hotel Tybee is very clean and the staff is super friendly. We enjoyed the proximity to all the shops and restaurants. The pools are very clean and the music is awesome.

Our rainbow flag was being flown in support of the island’s gay pride weekend celebration. The beauty of Tybee is EVERYONE is welcome here.

This hotel is right on the ocean with a beautiful view of the Atlantic and the Tybee Pier. Our room was a good size with two queen beds, a small refrigerator and microwave. The beds and pillows were very comfortable! This is an older hotel, it’s one of if not the oldest hotel on Tybee Island.

We had a king room with an ocean view. Be sure to ask for 3rd or 4th floor in order to see the ocean. Room was spacious and clean. Bed and pillows were good. Had 2 beach chairs and towels in the room, which was wonderful!

Walking distance to shops, bars, restaurants and pier.

The location is very hard to beat, we chose the ocean view and it was well worth it. The room was recently renovated, clean and comfortable. They had not updated the website since the changes were so recent as to some of the pictures, so it exceeded our expectations. The beach chairs were a smart and perfect addition to the package, we took them every day to the beach, rented an umbrella and relaxed. The staff was really helpful with everything we needed or wanted from front desk to housekeeping.

The restaurants within walking distance, and disc golf course within a 10 minute drive helped contribute to the win.

It is a great hotel and it’s obvious the management takes great care to provide a positive experience. Because we were a last minute booking, we had a ground floor view of the beach’s public parking lot. However, we had a luxurious bed and well appointed room. All updated rooms, and some nice amenities including access to bikes and a tiki bar!

This hotel is perfect for beach . The rooms are clean and well appointed, the staff is polite and attentive. There are dining options within walking distance and the beach is just a few steps away. We’ll definitely be back.

Cabin By The Sea made for a great Tybee Island getaway! I would highly recommend the cabin for anyone looking to be in close walking distance to the beach (about a 1 min walk), Tybee pier, restaurants, and local shops. The added bonus of staying in a private cottage and still having access to Hotel Tybee’s amenities (2 pools, tiki bar, grills, on-site staff if needed) made for the perfect stay.

We loved the screened porch, small private backyard area, and convenient parking right in front of the house. Many thanks to Brett for coordinating top notch service and hospitality from start to finish.

Gay Friendly Hotels Savannah Georgia
Gay Friendly Hotels Savannah Georgia

How much does a room costs at Hotel Tybee?

Prices start 139$/night for Inland View One King Bed. The Queen Room with 2 Queen Beds and Ocean View  is  239$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room features a balcony with an ocean view and a desk.

Where to book online – Hotel Tybee – Gay Friendly Hotels Savannah Georgia – you can find the best hotels deals in Savannah during Savannah Music Festival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in  Savannah GA on  Booking.com or Hotels.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. River Street Inn 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Savannah GA

River Street Inn
River Street Inn


Overlooking the Savannah River and located in the city’s famous Historic District, this historic, Georgia hotel offers comfortable guestrooms, first-rate services and on-site dining options.

The guest rooms at the River Street Inn feature hardwood floors and a TV. Guests will feel pampered with cozy bathrobes, in-room bottled water and homemade chocolates in the evening. Select rooms feature a canopy bed.

River Street Inn features an afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres reception every Monday through Saturday afternoon. Bernie’s River Street Restaurant and Bar serves a variety of seafood as well as sandwiches and soups, along with live music on certain nights. Guests can also have a cup of coffee at Cafe M or try the signature seafood at Tubby’s.

Built in 1817 as a cotton warehouse, this riverfront hotel in the Historic District is steps away from River Street shops and dining, and a 7-minute walk from City Market.

The polished, traditionally styled rooms feature river or city views, cable TV and free Wi-Fi, with some also featuring 4-poster beds, exposed brick walls, wood floors and balconies.

A casual riverfront seafood restaurant offers live music. There’s a sports bar and a cafe. Complimentary wine and snacks are served weekly. There’s also a library, a fitness center, parking (fee) and meeting rooms.

Built of cobble and ballast stones in 1817, as a cotton warehouse, our converted, historic hotel overlooks the Savannah River, right on world famous River Street. Many rooms are decorated with period furnishings, four poster beds, oriental rugs, hardwood floors and exposed brick walls, maintaining its historic charm. Located just blocks from downtown Broughton Street shopping district & City Market, cars aren’t needed, as all is within walking distance; Valet Parking is available.
With four restaurants on property (guest are offered a discount) located within the building are many shops, guests don’t have to venture far! Sightseeing trolleys pick up / drop off in front of our hotel and the Savannah River boat is docked across from our property.
This is a nice moderately priced hotel in a great location but does have some drawbacks. The location fronting the Savannah River and River Street is ideal but the cobblestone streets and sidewalks can be a little hazardous especially for older folks.
Restaurants, bars, shops, ferries, and the Georgia Queen riverboat are all within easy walking distance and we have felt safe everywhere we have walked despite the reputation of Savannah for a higher crime rate.
The hotel has undergone a $4 million renovation recently which shows and while aesthetically pleasing from a design point, is not always user friendly especially in the bathroom area. Some more towel racks, night lights and different sink faucet would be great additions. Overall the hotel is quiet despite the location but noise from adjacent and above rooms is very noticeable but quiets down after 10 pm. And of course, noise from the street bleeds into the room but actually adds to the ambiance of being along the river and again, gets quiet by 10 pm.
The location is ideal. We enjoyed people watching and listening to the street music outside. If you choose to stay here, the river balcony is worth it. We hopped on the Old Town Trolley at the stop directly in front of the hotel. They allow you to purchase boarding passes at the next trolley stop. We ate at several of the riverfront restaurants and enjoyed them all.
A few things to be aware of: Valet parking option is pricey, so we parked across the street at Bryan St. Public Parking Garage (directly behind Holiday Inn Express) 2 days for $24. It took us a bit to get oriented to the hotel’s layout. Our room was #513 and had to be accessed beyond the main halls either through the stairwell or a side elevator. Signage would help in locating rooms beyond the main hallways. Lastly, lobby is on 4th floor and 1st floor is the riverfront and Huey’s. If blessed with the opportunity to return to Savannah, we will most definitely return to River Street Inn.
 The bathroom was beautiful with a wonderful shower head and wand. Plenty of water pressure. The view from the balcony facing River Street was BEAUTIFUL! One could stand on the balcony and absorb the southern culture of Savannah . The smells of sweet praline candy, fresh-popped popcorn, and food were captivating and heart-warming.
 There were also sounds of local musicians playing instruments and horns of passing ships. The feel of the port caused me to reflect on the history of this beautiful city and its significance in the exchange of cotton on the east coast.
Although two of the hotel’s restaurants have access from the hotel or from River Street, it is evident that security for guests of the hotel is a priority! If individuals enter the hotel from the street, they DO NOT have access to rooms without a room key to unlock gates and work the elevators . I felt very safe.
As an added bonus, from 5:00-6:30 the hotel offers Hor d’oeuvres and wine.
On the last night we enjoyed the Dinner and Riverboat Cruise. It was around $140 for the two of us. This included a delicious meal, live music, and a scenic view up and down the river. The crew followed all the necessary Co-Vid guidelines and I felt very safe taking this adventure. In summary, I highly recommend this hotel for its location, cleanliness, friendliness, and atmosphere.
The hotel is on the river and looks like it has just been updated. Everything is beautiful and they maintained their historic integrity. You can still see the old fire place, etc. Views from the rooms are either river or city scale.
Staff were pleasant and helpful. And the price was excellent considering the quality of this hotel and it’s staff. I’ve paid much more for much less.
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gay savannah hotels

How much does a room costs at River Street Inn?

Prices start 172$/night for Inland View One King Bed. The Queen Room with Two Queen Beds – Riverview with Balcony is  230$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This quadruple room features a balcony, cable TV and air conditioning.

Where to book online – River Street Inn – Gay Friendly Hotels Savannah Georgia – you can find the best hotels deals in Savannah during Savannah Music Festival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in  Savannah GA on  Booking.com or Hotels.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.