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Mixed review of the Kimpton Savannah “The Brice”

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Kimpton Savannah “The Brice” Review

I love Kimpton hotels and have stayed in many of them here in the US and UK. Aside from Six Senses, Kimpton properties are my favorite brand under the IHG umbrella of hotels. They are hip, modern, fresh, pet friendly properties that are often in some of the best locations in town. The Kimpton Savannah is undergoing renovations, and while we weren’t disturbed by the noise, and the updated lobby feels refreshed, we were disappointed in the damp feeling our room had. As a point of reference, my inlaws loved their room.

I’ll hold my judgement on the state of the other common areas until the renovations are complete. For the rates we paid, I’d say the hotel sufficed, and the service was absolutely wonderful – one of the friendliest front desk supervisors I can remember, and our upgrades were nice as well.

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Kimpton Savannah “The Brice” Details

  • When: November 2022
  • Where: Savannah, Georgia
  • Rate:
    • One room booked with two 40k IHG One Rewards credit card nights
      • One needed 14k points topped up
    • The other room booked during Kimpton’s 40% flash sale for roughly $200 a night
      • Triggered Amex Spend $300 get $75 back offer
  • Rooms: 235 and 237
  •  Status:
    • IHG One Rewards Diamond
      • Upgrade to pool view rooms
      • Breakfast for each room
  • Parking
    • Valet is $44 a day
  • Pet Welcome no fee

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Booking the Kimpton Savannah The Brice

My inlaws were visiting my wife and I and we thought Savannah would  be a really nice side-trip for a couple of nights. We had stayed at the Thompson Savannah in the summer when it was unbearably hot and humid and despite the weather, loved it. We figured November could be a far more temperate climate to indulge our epicurean delights!

I ultimately booked this hotel twice, once when we first decided upon Savannah and rates were in the mid $300s+, and then again when Kimpton had its 40% off flash sale. It dropped the hotel in price so that we could take advantage of not only the 40k credit card night from the IHG Premier that allows you to add points to it, but also the 40k award night from the old IHG Rewards Select card where you can’t add points to it.  I also swapped the 2nd room from from a BOGO Ambassador night to just paying cash and keeping the Ambassador cert for a later date.

My parents haven’t been traveling much, and these nights were gifted to us from their account with me as a guest in the room. Ultimately, my wife I stayed in the award night rooms, and my inlaws stayed in the room booked under my name – both my dad and I are IHG diamond members.

Room 1:

  • Night 1: IHG Premier annual night certificate + 14,400 points
  • Night 2: IHG Rewards Select annual night certificate under 40k night

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Room 2:

  • Both nights were roughly $430 total and it triggered our Amex offer

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Check-in

The lobby is bright, has that 60s Kimpton vibe that you’ll get a many of the American Kimptons, and the front desk supervisor couldn’t have been lovelier. I didn’t know exactly how check-in would go seeing as though one room was booked from my dad’s account and one from mine. It couldn’t have been simpler, and we were extended diamond benefits on both rooms. It was right amidst the Kimpton happy hour which my wife and inlaws enjoyed, but I was feeling a bit under the weather.

Note there are bikes you can take around town…a very Kimpton perk.

a room with a red bicycle and a white bookcase

We were given coupons to use when having breakfast at Pacci in the morning.

  • One main menu item with unlimited nonalcoholic drinks, excluding specialty drinks
  • Full Buffet with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks
  • Inclusive of tax and 20% gratuity

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The Room

Both rooms were upgrade; however, I had come down with something the night before and didn’t want to spread my germs around my inlaws room and only photographed the room my wife and I had. We booked a essential room and were given a two queen bed private balcony room

Usually, I’d prefer one king bed, but it was providential seeing as though I wasn’t feeling well and could hopefully not get my wife sick.

The room photographs nicely, and all in all would have been great. The biggest issue we had was It always felt damp. Savannah is quite humid in general, but we didn’t have this issue in the other room, nor when we stayed at the Thompson.

a room with two beds and a table

The room was on the back of the hotel, featured a balcony overlooking the pool, and was quite quiet.

a pool with chairs and a building in the background

We had a small welcome gift of fruit and chocolate, but the cabinet that stored the fridge looked as though it had water damage.

a tray with water bottles and glasses on it

Bathroom

Single vanity and a shower that had good water pressure. My inlaws room featured a 4 poster bed and a large soaker tub…if that’s something you desire, those rooms are available.

Dining

The main restaurant of the hotel is Pacci, it’s right off the lobby of the hotel and features Italian style food. It’s also where breakfast is served.

a room with tables and chairs

Breakfast menu:

a menu on a paper bag

Diamond breakfast benefit included:

  • One main menu item with unlimited nonalcoholic drinks, excluding specialty drinks
  • Full Buffet with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks
  • Inclusive of tax and 20% gratuity

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Overall

Throughout the stay the staff were very welcoming, and could not have been friendlier and more helpful. We made use of the concierge who facilitated hop on/hop off bus tours for my wife and in-laws, and the hotel management we interacted with during the happy hour and check in/check out were excellent.

Had I not been feeling under the weather, or staying next door to my inlaws, I would have requested a different room to avoid the damp feeling room 235 had. I expect the rest of the hotel to have the same vibe as the lobby, which was newly refreshed; however, should I return to Savannah, I’d more than likely opt not to stay at the Kimpton if all were equal ( price, etc ).

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4 Comments

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  • Marina Kagan November 20, 2022

    I stayed here the week after you did (11/14-11/17) and had the worst experience at the beginning. I check in at 9:30pm to find that my room was not properly cleaned. There was hair near in the sink floor and then hair on pillows in one of the beds. Luckily it was just me and the other bed was fine. I called down to ask if any other room was avail and they said no, which I don’t think was the case. They did comp that night and moved me into a nicer king room with an amazing soaking tub. I didn’t have the choc or wine at check in but they did bring it to me into the next room. I do have diamond status (thanks to you!) and got free breakfast as well which was a nice perk. But agreed, overall- would not stay at this Kimpton again.

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  • Aleks November 15, 2022

    One of the DIRTIEST hotels we stayed at!
    Stayed there in 2021, with a Diamond status as well – no single perk were offered. Small courtyard-facing room with rusted furniture and totally rusted shower head!!
    Spider nets over the window, rusted bathrooms by the pool, and rusted pool furniture – was that bad.
    Parking garage is across the street, but they charge $45+ for valet; we parked on the street with city meter for few dollars.
    I also per-ordered a discounted meal package thru IHG website, but upon check-in hotel did not find it, and the restaurant actually a separate business, so no luck there too. Food quality there was good although.
    Location of the hotel is in quiet part of town, but Holiday Inn would’ve been better for location proximity and cleanliness.
    Overall mostly bad experience. Avoid this property.

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