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 Hotel and Transportation

Savannah, Here we Come!
Reservations are Open

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The DeSoto Hotel Reservation Link is now Open for us to Begin Booking our Convention Rooms.

  • You will have your choice of either a King bedded room or one with two double beds.  (See the hotel link for descriptions.) 

  • All rooms have coffeemakers and free wi-fi.

  • Our rate for all rooms is $229.00 per night.  (There are no suites available.) 

  • Available dates at this rate are: April 21 - April 27, 2024

  • To book simply click on the link below:

 

 

Booking through the link is preferable, but you may also call the hotel reservation center at:  866 810-5325      State that you are booking for the  2024 KIWI CLUB NATIONAL CONVENTION

About the Desoto Hotel:

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Hotel Location

Our hotel, The DeSoto, is wonderfully located at 15 E. Liberty Street in the Historic District, where you may stroll at your leisure enjoying the many historic homes, and squares, shops and restaurants. For those who prefer to ride rather than walk, just outside of our hotel is a DOT stop, the fare-free shuttle service with 18 stops in the Historic District and the Savannah Belles Ferry.  

The Kiwi Club special convention hotel rate is, $229 per night, single or double occupancy.  While the hotel does not offer any suites we're confident that you'll find the well-appointed rooms to be the perfect retreat.  A reservation link and reservation phone number is available above.

Tap anywhere on the map to open a larger map. 

 Some of the most popular nearby attractions and landmarks include:

  1. Forsyth Park: This beautiful 30-acre park is located just a few blocks south of the DeSoto Hotel and features a large fountain, walking paths, and plenty of green space for picnics or relaxation.

  2. River Street: This historic cobblestone street is located a few blocks north of the DeSoto Hotel and features numerous shops, restaurants, and galleries along the Savannah River.

  3. City Market: This four-block open-air market is located just a few blocks east of the DeSoto Hotel and features a variety of shops, restaurants, and art galleries.

  4. Savannah Historic District: The DeSoto Hotel is located within the boundaries of Savannah's Historic District, which is home to numerous historic homes, churches, and other landmarks.

  5. Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD): The DeSoto Hotel is located just a few blocks away from the main SCAD campus, which is home to numerous galleries, exhibitions, and events.

Other nearby attractions and amenities include the Savannah Civic Center, the Telfair Museum of Art, the Owens-Thomas House, and numerous restaurants and bars.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Desoto Hotel

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For a preview of our hotel click on this virtual tour video. You'll see the public areas, restaurants, meeting, banquet, and guest rooms, as well as the pool area and fitness room. 

Transportation

If You are Flying to Savannah:

You will most likely fly into the Savannah Airport (SAV)  

There are several ways to get from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to The DeSoto hotel in downtown Savannah:

  1. Taxi or ride-share: You can take a taxi or ride-share service such as Uber or Lyft from the airport to The DeSoto hotel. The ride should take around 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Cost is around $28 one way.

  2. Rental car: You can rent a car at the airport and drive to The DeSoto hotel. The hotel has a valet parking service available for an additional fee.

  3. Airport shuttle: Several shuttle companies offer airport transportation to and from The DeSoto hotel. You can book a shuttle service online or at the airport upon arrival.

  4. Public transportation: You can take the Chatham Area Transit (CAT) bus from the airport to downtown Savannah. The fare is $1.50 per ride, and the bus stops near The DeSoto hotel.

If you are driving to Savannah

If you live less than 300 miles from Savannah you will probably consider driving. Here are a few places that are less than a five hour drive.

  1. Atlanta, Georgia (approx. 4 hours)

  2. Charlotte, North Carolina (approx. 4.5 hours)

  3. Charleston, South Carolina (approx. 2 hours)

  4. Raleigh, North Carolina (approx. 5 hours)

  5. Knoxville, Tennessee (approx. 5.5 hours)

  6. Jacksonville, Florida (approx. 2 hours)

  7. Daytona Beach, Florida (approx. 4 hours)

  8. Orlando, Florida (approx. 4 hours)

  9. Tampa, Florida (approx. 5 hours)

  10. St. Petersburg, Florida (approx. 5 hours)

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Overnight Parking

The DeSoto Hotel  offers valet parking for its guests. The cost is $38 per night with unlimited in and out privileges.

 

Here are some options for overnight parking near the DeSoto Hotel. 

You'll find several parking garages and lots within a few blocks of the hotel.

  1. Liberty Street Parking Garage - a two minute walk from the hotel, this garage offers hourly and daily parking rates, as well as monthly parking options. The daily rate is $14

  2. State Street Garage - located about three blocks from the hotel, this garage offers hourly and daily parking rates, as well as monthly parking options. The daily rate is $14

  3. Robinson Parking Garage - located about three blocks from the hotel, this garage offers hourly and daily parking rates, as well as monthly parking options. The daily rate is $14, and the overnight rate is $18.

  4. Bryan Street Parking Garage - located about four blocks from the hotel, this garage offers hourly and daily parking rates, as well as monthly parking options. The overnight rate is $16.

 

Keep in mind that these rates and availability may change, so it's always a good idea to check with the parking facility directly for the most up-to-date information.

How to get Around Savannah without a Car

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If you don't have a car, no problem. There are several ways to get around Savannah without a car, including:

  • Walking: Savannah is a very walkable city, and many of its attractions, restaurants, and shops are located within walking distance of each other. The Desoto Hotel is int he heart of Savannah.

  • Public transportation: Savannah's public transportation system, known as Chatham Area Transit (CAT), offers bus service throughout the city and surrounding areas. You can purchase daily or weekly passes or pay per ride.

  • Taxis: Taxis are readily available throughout Savannah, and you can hail one on the street or use a ride-hailing app such as Uber or Lyft.

  • Bicycles: Savannah has a bike-share program called CAT Bike, which allows you to rent a bike by the hour or day. Additionally, several bike rental shops are located throughout the city.

  • Trolley Tours: Trolley tours are a popular way to see the city's main attractions, and many tour companies offer hop-on, hop-off tours that allow you to explore the city at your own pace.

  • Pedicabs: Pedicabs are a fun and unique way to get around Savannah. These small, bicycle-powered vehicles are great for short trips around the city, and many pedicab drivers offer guided tours of the Historic District.

  • Savannah Belle Ferry: If you'd like to see the city from the water the Savannah Belles Ferry system provides free passage across the Savannah River between downtown’s riverwalk and Hutchinson Island, home of the Savannah Convention Center and Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

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