I recommend the following hotels in Savannah:
Hamilton-Turner Inn: Located on LaFayette Square at 330 Abercorn St., this is a centrally located Inn in the historic district. The house was built between 1872 and 1873 in the French Second Empire style. It was the first building in Savannah to have electricity and one of the first homes to have an indoor bathroom and toilet. The living room and dining room are lovely and there is a coach house in the back, next to the small garden, that has more rooms and an additional sitting area. The Inn is formal yet comfortable and the staff is really great. The owners, Jim and Gay Dunlop, could not have been nicer or more helpful. Great southern hospitality!! The breakfasts were excellent, there were sweets in the afternoon, wine and snacks before dinner and port in the evening after dinner.
Eliza Thompson House: At 5 West Jones St., this is an attractive Bed and Breakfast with rooms in the main house and in the back courtyard building.
For a larger property, the Planters Inn, from 1844, also seemed nice at 29 Abercorn Street on Reynolds Square.
If you want a more contemporary feel and to be closer to the river, check out the Bohemian Hotel at 102 W. Bay Street. They have a fun lobby and a contemporary roof bar overlooking the river. Rooms are comfortable, but very modern compared to many of the more traditional properties in town.
There is also an Andaz Hotel, formerly the AVIA, at 14 Barnard Street, across from City Market. It is more contemporary compared to many in town.