The DeSoto Savannah


The DeSoto Hotel, located in the heart of Savannah's Historic District, is the home of the 27th Annual BCPCS Conference. Attendees are offered a steeply discounted room rate (especially for a weekend close to Valentine's Day!), and hotel parking is also offered at a reduced price. Wireless internet access is also free in all rooms. Our lunches will be plated, with several choices at each meal (including vegetarian choices). Our evening receptions will offer an open bar.

   We urge you to book your accommodation for the Conference with the DeSoto, because it is only through your presence in the conference hotel that we are able to meet our contractual obligations for such an elevated level of service.

   The conference rate is $167.00 per night. This is a substantial savings from the best-of-house rate for the same nights, which starts at $299.00 per night.

Online Reservations

USE FIREFOX OR IE AS YOUR BROWSER -- the Chrome browser throws errors that the hotel cannot explain.

  1. Go to the hotel's home page, at
  2. At the bottom of the first section of the page (the image of the fountain), click the "Group Reservation" button.
  3. Once the screen refreshes, complete the remaining boxes (arrival, departure, number of adults), and enter PBC in the "Group ID" box.
  4. Click the "Check Availability" button. (The page that comes up should have "GROUP SIGN IN: BRITISH COMMONWEALTH & POST COLONIAL STUDIES CONFERENCE" across the header.)
  5. Choose your room, then click the "Book Now" button for that room.
  6. On the page that comes up, click on "Continue as a New Guest"
  7. Complete all the required information on the next page, then click on "Click Here To Complete Reservation."

Phone Reservations

Use this phone number to book into the conference block: 1-844-257-3520. Use the group code PBC.
However, you can only call this number during normal EST business hours, because outside of that time it transfers to a call center where they are unable to make reservations using a group code.

Reservation Deadline

The final day for booking at the DeSoto at the conference rate is January 23, 2018. If you book after January 23, you will not be able to reserve a room at this special reduced rate.

   Please Note: The Conference has been allotted a substantial number of room-nights at the conference rate, but these room-nights will fill up completely before January 23, 2018. The deadline, then, is no guarantee that rooms will still be available at the conference rate at or near the deadline.