Where You Eat
The restaurant, 700 Drayton, occupies the 1888 mansion. Multiple dining rooms--including eight private ones--reflect the hotel's style. Curtains between booths allow intimate dining.
The Mansion serves three meals a day and offers 24-hour room service. At dinner, start with the pan-seared sea scallops with salmon caviar ($12) or jumbo lump crab over field greens ($13). The simple entrées such as seared sea bass with asparagus and sweet chili butter sauce ($29) or roasted rack of lamb with garlic mashed potatoes ($33) are best. Don't miss the signature dessert--a white chocolate-banana bread pudding with vanilla ice cream ($8).
The hotel's two urbane bars complete your evening's entertainment. Upstairs from 700 Drayton, Casimir's Lounge has live music every night. Bösendorfer Lounge offers quieter times in its soft blue velvets and brown leather sofas off the lobby.
Where You Play
The pool looks as if it were brought here from Miami, with a marble courtyard, waterfall, and palm trees. In the basement, Poseidon Spa rejuvenates with facials, massages, wraps, and fitness facilities with yoga classes.
Upstairs from the restaurant, Chef Darin Sehnert teaches daily cooking school classes in the 700 Kitchen Cooking School.
The omnipresent art may inspire you to browse The Grand Bohemian Gallery's original oils, glass, handmade jewelry, and bronze and wood sculptures. Whether or not you buy anything, the strong style of the Mansion will entice you to return again.
"Stay at this Savannah Mansion" is from the May 2006 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.