On our way to Savannah GA, we stopped in Florence SC and enjoyed lunch at Wholly Smokin' Downtown. We were able to sit at a nice table outside and our server was so helpful and friendly!
We enjoyed the smoked and fried wings, brisket platter, brisket sandwiches, and burnt ends. The wings were the clear favorite with my brisket platter coming in next. The brisket was tender and I didn't mind the meat being sauced (I usually prefer dry rub only). For sides, I definitely enjoyed the sweet potato fries but my collard greens were on the salty side.
We continued our drive and arrived at the Hampton Inn Savannah Historic District. Here's where things went awry! I called 3 times prior to checking in (weeks apart) to ensure we had feather free rooms as well as pack and plays.
When we checked in, our rooms were "ready." We realized only one room was feather free which would have been fine except it was our room that was feather free not the larger room I booked for our friends. When I called down to explain the rooms weren't done correctly Vickie was sent upstairs with only foam pillows. Obviously, this hotel doesn't understand allergies and how things should be handled. Our friends took the smaller room and then realized that instead of pack and plays they were given tiny old baby cribs. The toddler's legs were sticking out of the cribs during the night! Vickie understood our plight and took care of the sticky floor in the bigger room but she doesn't work in housekeeping and was only on call for these situations and was limited in what she could do.
After accepting that this situation wasn't going to get fixed we brought the kids to the pool on the roof. While swimming we enjoyed great views of the city!
In addition to this, the hotel rooms were really in need of being updated. The furniture was torn, the walls scuffed, and the curtains were dirty. I really don't understand the good reviews on Tripadvisor other than the lobby area being updated and the location I would not stay here again.
After swimming, we walked down to River Street and watched the boats, shopped, and enjoyed a couple of cocktails.
For dinner, we selected the adorable Little Duck Diner. Luckily, we were able to sit outside on this gorgeous night! We ordered cocktails and I loved my Lavender Bubble Bath Bellini. For entrees, we ordered tacos, bi bim bop, and my duck dynasty bowl. Everything was delicious but my friend didn't enjoy the bbq duck egg rolls because there wasn't any mention of curry in it. Our server was kind enough to remove it from our bill.
Next, we'll be making our way to the Disney Springs area of Orlando FL.