Avia Hotel, Savannah
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Avia Hotel
Great Stayfrom RR40
Just lovely.from davenia7
We got into the hotel at 1:30 in the morning after a very long day, being up since 6am. I was exhausted to my breaking point upon arrival. After weaving through the jaywalkers in Savannah, I was about done. I couldn't pull to the curb at the front because of other cars there. So, I called the front desk and told them what was going on. The front desk reception person ran out front and found me somewhere to pull to the curb for valet. They had my vehicle unloaded and me to the counter in under 2 minutes. VERY fast considering how tired I was. My boyfriend was in a seperate car behind me and once he found the location and got valet parked, he was right behind me.
Once we got to our room, we were nearly knocked off our feet with the room. It was beautiful. Everything I would love my house to be.
On Saturday night, after we went to do our plans, we had a glass of wine at the bar. The bartender, Erin, was charming and sweet. She recommended a lovely wine choice for both my boyfriend and myself. Then we got a second glass to go and went to the terrace. The terrace technically closes at 10pm, however, others were out there by the firepit. However, the pit was no lit. It was a bit chilly, so I offered to go downstairs to see what could be done. After a request for the fire to be lit, a very nice older man, Mike, I think, came up and lit the fire for us. We then sat up there and drank wine by the fire until late in the evening. I think it is saying a lot about Avia that we were happier sitting by the fire drinking wine and talking to interesting people than we would have been club hopping and running around to the sites and sounds of Savannah.
On Sunday, we checked out of the hotel. The process was rather quick and easy. The bellhop called the valets who had my vehicle pulled around and packed before we even got done with checkout. Once we got outside, we requested them to re-park the vehicle so we could wander around Savannah for a few hours. They happily did so.
We then walked 2 blocks to the River and ate at Huey's, which was recommended the night before by our bartender, Erin. The food was great. And because of the centralized location of the hotel, we were able to wander around Savannah for hours and then find our way easily back to the hotel to retrieve our vehicles.
So, in closing, we could have spent the entire weekend in Savannah and never left a few blocks radius of the hotel and we would have been perfectly happy. Avia made the weekend calm, relaxing, and fabulous when with any other hotel I've been to, it could have been scurried, crazy, and just a pain in the butt.
Nice, new, modern hotel but a few kinks to still work out.from seetheworld
Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post your comments regarding your stay with us here at AVIA Savannah. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! However, we were not happy to hear you did not receive the most prompt of service from our staff. I have spoken to our Director of Guest Services and she is conducting additional training to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your comments and we hope this will not impact your return to this hotel.
Pedro Perez, General Manager
ve Ever Been To!!!from BruceWayne99
The best part of our trip was yet to come! We were in Savannah for the Savannah Music Festival and had bought the last available tickets for the sold out show featuring Chick Corea and John Mclaughlin (and the Five Piece Band). As my girlfriend and I went downstairs to eat breakfast the morning of the concert, me being the big jazz fan spotted Chick, John and the rest of the band eating breakfast 20 feet away from us. Of course I am holding in all my excitement and cool enough not to go up and ask them for an autograph while they were eating (not cool). However, later that day we actually ended up on the elevator with John (he was staying on our floor) and he kindly gave me an autograph:-) (very cool).
My Girlfriend and I fell in love with the city and this hotel. They have lifelong patrons in us - thanks Avia for making our first experience in Savannah one that will surely bring us back.
Brand new hotel in a very good locationfrom BigSolar
The hotel is two blocks from the river and is also located a walking distance to several of the famous restaurants in the historic center--just right across the square from Lady & Sons(Paula Deen's place) and Sapphire Grill. (As a quick aside, our favorite place restaurant by far was Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House, which was a 10-15min walk from the hotel. If you go to Savannah you must stop there)
The only downside that I can mention is that the square that is adjacent to the hotel is currently undergoing construction, which looks like it will take a couple more months. Our room was facing the river so we did not hear any construction noise in the morning, so if you are planning to sleep in I would request a room that was not facing the square.
Has a few problems that need to be worked outfrom Vicola
First the pros - very nice room, nicely furnished and decorated. Very, very comfortable bed with really great linens. Loved the 42" television and iPod clock/radio. Great location, an easy stroll to City Market or to River Street.
Now the cons - The staff, mainly housekeeping, but also the parking valets. First, our minibar refrigerator was not cleaned out. We found two leftover sandwiches in the refrigerator. Gross. Icky. Yuck. Second, the shelf in the shower was not cleaned. It had leftover soap stuck to it. Again, gross, icky, yuck. When we checked into our room, our tissue box was almost out of tissues. The yellow/orange tissue was popped up in the dispenser, meaning the box was almost empty. It was not changed, which in my opinion it should have been. A small item, but it seems the housekeeping staff overlooks many details. They also never replaced the shampoo/conditioner supply. We had one bottle for the whole week. I had to go looking for another bottle on the housekeeping cart. On at least one occasion, our room was not vacuumed. There were pizza crumbs still on the floor from the night before. Now for the valets - every time we had our car retrieved by the valet, we noticed the radio station had been changed. Really? You can't listen to a bad radio station for the two minutes it takes to park the car? In my opinion, this is just rude. And finally, we were given a handicapped room, which meant the bathroom sink/counter area was very small. There was no room to put anything other than a toothbrush and toothpaste. Very inconvenient. Oh, one more thing. The shower head is one of those large, rain type shower heads where the water flows out all around you. Personally I prefer a much more concentrated shower spray. It's not a con, it was just difficult to get the shampoo out of my hair.
Even with all the problems, we would recommend this place. We were glad we changed our reservation from the Hyatt. I hope the housekeeping/valet issues can be fixed. If so, this will be a great hotel.
ideal locationfrom maesmom
We booked our stay through expedia, and this is the first time a hotel didn't plop us in an unattractive room because of it. The hotel location provides an ideal spot to start an exploration of savannah. The city is currently converting the lot across the street to a square to replace one of the lost parks, and when this is finished, the hotel will really shine(right now, there is still ongoing construction noise). I also enjoyed a work out facility that looked over the pool deck, and a pool area with a ton of sitting space.
We scouted out parking at the nearby all-right parking to avoid paying some pretty steep valet fees-only a block away. The only other minor negative for us was the shower--its a rain shower only-no tub which is tough with kids.
A bit cold!from tideswest
Overall I liked the hotel but didn't get a welcoming feeling from the staff and therefore didn't feel very comfortable there even though the surroundings were very nice.
Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post your comments regarding your stay with us here at AVIA Savannah. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! However, we were not happy to hear you did not receive a warm welcome from our staff. I have spoken to our Director of Guest Services and she is conducting additional training to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your comments and we hope this will not impact your return to this hotel.
Pedro Perez, General Manager
Felt like a moviestarfrom AspenFlashpacker
Really cool hotel; the staff was amazing. The lounge and rooms were hip, but not over the top. Loved the tub and fire pit!
Stayed at AVIA Savannah on opening weekendfrom GaTraveler76Atlanta
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- Address: 14 Barnard Street - Savannah - Georgia - 31401 - United States
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