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DoubleTree hotels have been on my radar for a while now.  After having won the DTour of a Lifetime competition I’ve been itching to stay at a DoubleTree property.  Not only to bite into one of those amazing warm chocolate chip cookies handed to every guest on check-in, but to find out what to expect from the brand in South and Central America next year.

Well, DoubleTree didn’t disappoint.  And neither did the cookies!

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A more affordable chain of Hilton Hotels, but with all of the same amenities and luxuries as the original chain, DoubleTree exceeded our expectations in terms of value and service.  We took the opportunity to stay with them while in Savannah; their property located right in the heart of the Historic District.  But the amazing location was just the start of what was a phenomenal hotel experience.

First impressions are lasting – and our first impression of the hotel was how friendly and accommodating the staff were.  Having never had our car valet parked before we weren’t quite as organized as we could have been, however they patiently waited while we unpacked, repacked and unloaded the car.

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Too many bags – next time we’ll pack light!

Seeing that we had our bikes in the back, the valet offered to park the car in one of the very limited outdoor parking spots.  We were extremely appreciative as this allowed for continual access without the need to have the hotel fetch the car every time we wanted our bikes.

Smiling staff met us on check-in, however nothing could compare to the grin which we couldn’t shake on walking into our overly spacious, beautifully decorated hotel room with views over the historic harbor and a whirlpool.  The one mistake the check-in staff made was telling me I could request more cookies from the front desk at any point during my stay.  I was tempted to see how far I could take this before being cut off from the cookie jar!!

Having worked in hotels for a number of years I know that you can judge a hotel on its cleanliness by the state of the whirlpool (spa).  It was so white it was almost shining…and most relaxing after a long afternoon exploring Savannah by foot…which nearly didn’t happen after I realized how comfortable the four poster bed was!

Our room

Our room.  You can’t beat a good 4 poster bed!

I’m impressed by how the hotel made us feel instantly at home.  Everything we needed was provided; a work desk with complimentary internet access (a huge selling point for me is complimentary internet access), unique furniture which gave the room character, and comfortable, clean facilities.  They really understand that the little things all add up to a great hotel experience.

Our stay at the hotel in Savannah now has me even more excited for what’s in store for my DTour.  I’ll never say no to that kind of luxury, and I’ll never say no to freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!

For more information head to the DoubleTree Savannah Website

 
 About Megan Claire

Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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 We were guests of DoubleTree by Hilton.  In no way were my opinions shaped by the comfortable bed, luxurious rooms, amazing hotel staff or freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!

    8 Comments

  1. I love that you included a video of the room – one of the best reviews I’ve read in a while. Thanks! Will for sure have to stay with DoubleTree if we ever get back to Savannah – like you I find the city absolutely magical.

    • Thanks Callie 🙂 We try to include videos to give people a more realistic idea of what everything is like – you’ll really enjoy DoubleTree if you go back to Savannah!

  2. Wow Megan, nice review of a really wonderful hotel stay at Doubletree! Enjoyed reading it n oh, u made me wanna munch on a warm melt-in-your-mouth Choc cookie now =D Will stay there too if there’s an opportunity! =)

    • Thanks Adrian! lol those cookies were seriously so good! Too bad they didn’t leave the desk unattended or I would have been all over those cookie jars 😀

  3. I’m a sucker for the DoubleTree cookies! Glad you enjoyed your time in Savannah.

    • OMG me too … I may have purchased a tin on my way out!! They were gone pretty quickly – I have to remember as well to stop eating the cookies before I take videos of the room!

  4. You were guests of DoubleTree by Hilton. “In no way were my opinions shaped by the comfortable bed, luxurious rooms, amazing hotel staff or freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!”

    Yeah, right. Maybe your tag should be “will shill for freebie”

    • We bring people the best choice in accommodation in each area we visit – after a fair amount of research and a wonderful stay, this is the best choice in accommodation in this area.

      If you have a problem with the way we run this website you’re more than welcome to leave and use another like Tripadvisor. Though I think you’ll find that Tripadvisor reviews also reflect an excellent experience at this property. People use this website for advice because of our honesty and transparency.

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