For a delightful introduction to old-fashioned Southern charm look no further; the Orient-Express Hotels–managed Belmond offers top-notch concierge services, gourmet dining, super-comfy rooms, staff that go above-and-beyond, and the perfect location in the heart of the Historic District. The Thoroughbred Club, located next to the hotel’s grand staircase, is a great spot for cocktails, accompanied by live music every night. The 4th-floor pool is a real treat, with an impressive retractable glass roof, a heated saltwater pool, and retro porthole windows overlooking Downtown. Though it all looks like something from the Georgian era, the hotel was actually built in 1986.
- Frommer's Staff