Hidden Gems in Savannah: JW Marriott

Riverside, hotels, cafes, and dinosaurs?

Sandra Sanders, Lifestyle Editor, Reflector

  Located in the recently developed Plant Riverside District in downtown Savannah, the JW Marriott redefines the expectations of a hotel. 

Drone photograph by Campo Architects


The unique architecture can be credited to the property’s previous adventure of being Savannah’s 1912 power plant. Which has now been repurposed as a Riverside retreat that maintains its spunky character, making it a unique feature of Savannah Riverside.

Photo by JW Marriot


Some of the fascinating features of the hotel include a 135-foot chrome dinosaur, different kinds of fossils, an inspiring art gallery, and numerous multi-use spaces. The rooftop bar overlooks the river and has a slide that guests can use to get to the lower level.

Photo by Jim Morekis


The modern vibe mixed with the historic theme makes the JW Marriott a must-stay for those looking to visit Savannah for an entertaining weekend getaway. With access to your own museum, delicious restaurants a five-minute walk away and endless street entertainment no other place can compare to this hidden gem.