Pet-Friendly Savannah: Hotels, Breweries, and Hikes

May 3, 2022

Swaying Spanish Moss, plenty of Antebellum architecture, and Southern charm come together to make the ‘Hostess City of the South’ a true Georgian delight. Experience this homespun hospitality for yourself, when you take a Savannah vacation with your furriest family member.

Follow along as we spill every last detail on the best Pet-friendly hotels, breweries, and hikes in Savannah.

From historic parks and squares overflowing with fountains and shade for Spot to iconic cemeteries that double as dog parks, Savannah is simply sublime for all creatures, big and small. Escape the city for the maritime and marsh habits of Skidaway Island or stock up on biscuits and paw ointment at the Savannah Bee Company.

However you spend your time in this Peach State paradise, you’re more than welcome to bring along your furry loves.

Pet-Friendly Savannah Hotels

Andaz Savannah 

Tasteful, elegant, and refined. Experience an expert cocktail of urban design and charming heritage when you reserve a stay at the Andaz Savannah. Conveniently located in Savannah’s Historic District, this fashionable Hyatt property is just steps away from City Market, River Street, and Ellis Square.

Indulge in luxe suites with pool or green square views, or treat yourself to a cocktail at their onsite 22 Square Bar. Savor time spent splashing about in the outdoor pool, or seek shade by a private cabana or fire pit. Fido will feel right at home as Andaz accepts dogs for 1-6 nights for a $150 non-refundable fee or 7-30 nights for a $300 fee*.

The hotel asks that you inform them of your pet’s arrival at least three nights prior to your stay. Pampered pooches can expect to receive a doggie bed, two bowls, and gourmet treats as part of their program. 

*Pet weight limit is 50 pounds per dog or two dogs up to 75 pounds combined weight

Close up photo of the sign for Hamilton-Turner Inn with the entrance to the Inn in the back ground in Savannah, Georgia, USA

photo credit: Bhanuka Vimukthi Prabath Attanayake via Facebook

Hotel Indigo Savannah

Sleep among sweeping Southern history when you lay to rest at the ‘Grand Lady on the Bay.’ Now, the beautiful and bohemian boutique, Hotel Indigo, this 19th-century edifice was once the wealthy merchant Simon Guckenheimer’s dry goods storage house and shop.

A vibrant option for travelers looking to explore the city on foot, the hotel’s Ellis Square location makes it the ideal locale for scenic walking tours. Munch on a freshly prepared breakfast of hotcakes, eggs, bacon, and sausage before tackling the iconic waterfront or Telfair Museums.

Treat Toto and yourself to tasteful furnishings or a two-bedroom loft-style suite. Bring up to two pets per room, up to 80 lb each, for a fee of $125 per pet and $75 for each additional pet per stay.

exterior of Hotel Indigo lit with colorful lighting surrounded by some trees during night in Savannah, Georgia, USA

Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District

Family-friendly features that even extend to Fido! Walk your pampered poodle along River Street, stop by City Market, or scope out the charming SCAD campus. Rest up for the Southern sojourn of your dreams when you stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District.

Just moments away from plenty of Savannah shopping, dining, and nightlife this prime Hilton property features modern furnishings, landmark views, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Indulge in a cooked to order hot breakfast before discovering the best of the Hostess City of the South, on foot.

No need to worry about a pet sitter, as the Hilton Garden Inn can accommodate both cats and dogs for a $50 non-refundable fee, plus a $75 pet charge for stays of 1-4 nights or a $125 charge for 5 nights or more. Two pet maximum permitted.

The Alida, Savannah, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Slow down and appreciate a slower pace of life at the Alida. Trendsetters and tastemakers unite at this charming hideaway on River Street. Revel in their timeless and stylish decor, oversized windows, and custom local craftwork. An intriguing mix of industrial and modern, Alida’s rooms and suites all feature custom amenities, hardwood floors, and one-of-a-kind aesthetic elements, courtesy of the renowned Savannah College of Art & Design.

Swing by the pool bar for a handcrafted cocktail or slushy, or tie one on for a night of live music and festivities in The Lost Square or The Trade Room bars. Dapper dogs up to 40 lb are welcome at the Alida for a cleaning fee of $100 per stay with a weight limit of up to 40 lb.* At the end of the year, Alida donates a portion of these proceeds to the local Humane Society.

Upon check-in, pooches will receive complimentary dog treats from the local Wolfgang Bakery of Savannah. The front desk can also arrange for dog walking services upon request. 

River Street in Savannah Georgia

Savannah, Georgia, USA bars and restaurants on River Street at twilight.

Vacation Rentals

Craving more of the comforts of home for you and your canine friends? Step into sprawling kitchens and front porches strewn with rocking chairs when you reserve a pet-friendly vacation rental.

Live like a local in a pastel-painted guesthouse, or explore Forsyth park and more from a furnished studio. Both Airbnb and VRBO provide a pack of perfect pet-friendly options in Savannah.

Human-Friendly Activities

The cobblestone streets and the Civil War History of Savannah are begging to be uncovered! Once your lovable fur kid is watered, fed, and occupied, it’s time to carve out a moment for some human-centered fun. 

Dive into the culture and historic sites of the Hostess City when you book any number of Savannah Tours: 

Fifteen stops and over 100 points of interest make Savannah Old Town Trolley Tours a consummate foray into Georgia’s First City. Scope out renowned sights and landmarks such as City Market, River Street, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Forsyth Park, and the famous Sorrel-Weed House. 

Ahoy mate! Set sail for a dual adventure when you prepare for a thrilling Savannah Land & Sea Tour. Savor endless photo opportunities, skylines, and more when you partake in a 90-minute trolley tour of Historic Savannah, followed by a 90-minute sightseeing cruise down the Savannah River. 

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Lighthouses, dolphins, and crabs, oh my! Escape to tranquil Tybee Island for a half-day of dolphin cruising, sightseeing, and seafood feasting. Your Tybee Island Dolphin Tour is the most memorable way to get up close and personal with these merry marine mammals. 

Wander through history when you and your spirited schnauzer sign up for a scintillating Savannah walking tour. The Savannah Stroll: Guided Sightseeing & History Walking Tour of Savannah features a mountain of monuments, scenic stops, and professional narration. Best of all, leashed dogs are welcome to join the 90-minute tour. We 

walls and ceiling with ornate details and paintings and altar in center and row of pew chairs with people browsing around building at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Georgia, USA

photo credit: Visit Savannah (@saraunderwoodphotography) via Facebook

Pet-Friendly Savannah Hikes, Parks, and Activities

Bonaventure Cemetary

Gobble up the gothic charm of one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the United States when you visit Bonaventure Cemetery. With over 150 acres of lush gardens, graves, and sculptures to experience, tackling this landmark could easily take days.

Stop by the famous gravesites of Willaim B Hodgson, the Telfairs, and Gracie Watson. Or seek out the many illustrious tombs and solemn statues. Made infamous by the popular film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Bonaventure is pet-friendly and allows leashed dogs. 

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white dog laying on grass near tombstones at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia, USA

photo credit: Bonaventure Cemetery via Facebook

Forsyth Park

Thirty acres of verdant greenery, fragrant gardens, and a famed fountain make Forsyth Park a go-to for placid walks or pleasurable picnics. Grab a book and your furry BFF and get ready to make some social media-worthy magic as you snap endless selfies at the most photographed park in the city.

Everyone’s favorite photo op, the Forsyth Fountain, was completed in 1858 and modeled after the Parisian fountains at the Place de la Concorde.

Wormsloe Historic Site

Let yourself fall under the spell of the ethereal oaks and Spanish Moss that lead to the oldest standing structure in Savannah. The Wormsloe Historic Site is home to the Tabby Ruins, also known as the colonial estate of Noble Jones.

History and hiking buffs will be in heaven as there are miles of nature trails and colonial structures to explore. Document the iconic live oak sheltered avenue, and leash up your lovable mutt as dogs are allowed on all trails.

Tabby Ruins surrounded by greenery at Wormsloe Historic Site during daytime in Savannah, Georgia, USA

photo credit: Karen Shank via Facebook

Skidaway Island State Park

Feel the sting of salt as you breathe in that fresh marsh air when you hightail it to Georgia’s Intracoastal waterway. Skidaway Island State Park is overflowing with vibrant wildlife, including a healthy population of deer, fiddler crabs, raccoons, egrets, and migrating birds. These maritime forests and salt marshes provide the perfect backdrop for discovering Savannah’s ecological diversity.

Tackle a number of trails, and visit the boardwalk, observation tower, and variety of natural exhibits on display at the cultural center. Intrepid pups are allowed on all trails as long as they are leashed, but are not permitted in any buildings.

wooden bridge over grass with trees in distance at Skidway Island State Park in Savannah, Georgia, USA

photo credit: Skidaway Island State Park via Facebook

Savannah Bee Company

What’s sweeter than a little retail therapy? Stock up on all things honey and mead when you visit any three of the Savannah Bee Company’s retail locations. Renowned for their Tupelo Honey, organic skincare products, and mouth-watering mead, the Savannah Bee Company’s commitment to bees and sustainability is unparalleled.

Humans can engage in a specialty honey tasting, while happy hounds can chow down at their signature Oliver Bentley's Honey Ginger Dog Biscuit Bites. Ready to see what all the buzz is about? Feel free to book a bee garden tour!

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Located on Cockspur Island, Fort Pulaski National Monument is a stirring tribute to military progress and technology. This massive fortification was completed in 1847 with the hopes of guarding Savannah’s sea approach. However, during the Civil War, the Union army laid waste to the Fort’s defense, forcing them to concede.

Today visitors can partake in guided fort tours, historic weapons demonstrations, and more. First, check out the Lighthouse Overlook Trail. Then fish along the banks of the Savannah River. Or observe the remnants of the originally constructed village. Dogs are permitted on all trails but must be leashed. 

angled photo of Fort Pulaski wall with field in distance during daytime with blue sky and clouds in Savannah, Georgia, USA

photo credit: Visit Savannah (@john_apostol) via Facebook

River Street

Everything’s better by the water! Wrangle Rover for a day of waterfront strolling when you set forth to the cobblestone concourse of River Street. This bustling downtown area is perfect for people watching, shopping, and imbibing.

With your fluffy friend, explore the riverside parks, witness the majesty of the riverboats cruising by, or stop for a neon-hued frozen daiquiri at Wet Willies. Looking for some more substantial fare? Snag a table at the Cajun-themed Hueys on the River for a pet-friendly brunch served al fresco. 

Leopold’s Ice Cream

Need a sweet treat? Take a mini respite from that Georgia sun with a decadent frozen dessert from Leopold’s. Leopold’s Ice Cream is a little slice of retro paradise complete with old-fashioned soda fountains, a neon movie theater marquee, and film props.

For over a century, Leopold’s has honed their special family recipe to bring you the creamiest, dreamiest scoops. Moan over mouthfuls of the Chocolate Chewies and Cream, or Rum Bisque which has been a Savannah favorite since 1919. Even pups can get in on the action with a special sundae designed for the canine palate. They will lap up vanilla ice cream topped with an Ollie B. Biscuit treat!

Pet-Friendly Savannah Breweries

Service Brewing Co.

Craft beer for a cause? Yes, please! Taste the love behind every pour when you make it a point to stop by Service Brewing Co. Owned and operated by veterans, Service’s juicy IPAs and Bohemian style Pilsners do more than just delight your taste buds.

A portion of their revenue goes towards charities that support servicemen and women, and first responders. Looking to enjoy a more innovative lager or sour? Inquire about their experimental brews produced by the hardworking Research and Development division.

Well-behaved mutts of all sizes are welcome at Service Brewing so long as they are leashed. 

Moon River Brewing Co.

A warm atmosphere, ice-cold brews, and a dog-friendly beer garden. What more could you want? Sample craft beers, soak in some sunshine, and even purchase a stainless steel souvenir water bowl for Scout at Moon River Brewing Co.

For over two decades, this local haunt has attempted to deliver the highest quality brews and freshly prepared foods. Sample suds such as the Swamp Fox or Captain’s Porter. Then chow down on chorizo-stuffed mushrooms, beer bratwurst, or honey pecan chicken.

people sitting at the bar at Moon River Brewing Co.

photo credit: Moon River Brewing Company via Facebook

Two Tides Brewing Company

Funky flavors, illustrious can artwork, and free pinball machines keep craft beer connoisseurs crawling back to Two Tides Brewing Company. What this petite brewery lacks in space, they more than make up for with their specialty sour, haze, and funky brews. Relish a glass of Mango Passionfruit sour, or keep things light with a Free Bad Advice Lager.

Lucky enough to visit during the warmer months? Stalk their social media to find out which Beer Slushie varieties will be released over the weekend. Four-legged friends are always allowed here as long as they are leashed.

counter at Two Tides Brewing Company decorated with wood and white tiles

photo credit: Two Tides Brewing Company via Facebook

Horse-drawn carriage rides, tabby ruins, and tons of Southern Comfort await visitors to Georgia’s oldest city. Sip on sweet tea, indulge in finger-licking BBQ, or sample flights of locally crafted brews. 

From half-day adventures to Tybee Island to traversing the mysterious and massive grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery. There are endless ways to explore Savannah with your cuddly companion.

Get cozy in a retro-style motor lodge, or indulge your pup with a sweet sundae. Wherever your Savannah sojourn takes you, make sure you show your furry friends the love!

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