Above: The Traditional Double Queen room at The Spectator Hotel with a view of the St. Philip's Episcopal Church steeple in Charleston, South Carolina

For many years, Savannah and Charleston have been billed as rival sister cities. As the story went, both of them had colonial pedigrees — Charleston was founded in 1670, Savannah in 1733 — and airs of patrician gentility engendered by the mansions of their historic districts, but Savannah was the good-times girl compared with her more straight-laced older sibling. This storyline got a big boost in 1994 from the best-selling novel (and subsequent movie) “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” with a plot that spun on the eccentric high jinks of Savannah life behind closed doors.

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Above: The Traditional Double Queen room at The Spectator Hotel with a view of the St. Philip's Episcopal Church steeple in Charleston, South Carolina

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