Thunderbird Inn Savannah (Georgia)

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Average rate: $70 - Hotel class: 3 stars
611 West Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA, USA

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Thunderbird Inn Savannah (Georgia) Reviews

AuntKelly AuntKelly
3 reviews
Something different, but nice, provided you can get past the exterior Feb 27, 2010
A friend and I stayed at the Thunderbird Inn based off a deal on There were some good things and some bad things.

The pictures on kayak don't do the rooms justice because they don't show the remodeled rooms. The hotel was opened in the 60s, I believe, and the exterior completely showcases this with a mod, retro look to it. When we first pulled up to the motel (doors on the outside), we wanted to turn around and go home because it looks like a junky hotel you might find in an abandoned town on route 66.

However, as mentioned, the rooms inside have been remodeled. The beds were AWESOME and comfy, including great pillows. The furniture was mostly mod.

The bathroom was TINY, with barely any room to turn around. The tub was stained and could use a replacing or really good scrubbing w/ bleach.

The electrical outlets gave me some problems as well (I had to turn my hair iron off for it to be on???).

The location was only a few blocks (walking distance) to riverfront, but it was farther away than advertised. So even though it was convenient, we could have got a much closer place for $20 more. Some reviews on other sites complained about the closeness of the Grayhound bus station, but it didn't bother me at all. I didn't notice any extra noise and really didn't see any buses.

I have to say, I liked the overall ambience of the place. If you're looking for a resort and full service place to stay, this is NOT it. If you're looking for a cheap and convenient place to sleep and change, this place will work. Just be prepared for the outside and remember the beds are great!

Last thing: the sign outside said something about raising your cool factor... wasn't sure if that meant they have good A/C or if it was supposed to make you awesome for staying there...?
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TravellingAuntie says:
Great review!
Posted on: Mar 02, 2010
AuntKelly says:
Sure, no problem, and thanks :)
Posted on: Mar 02, 2010
Eric says:
Thanks for sharing your hotel review on TravBuddy, Kelly! Your writing is very informative and helpful.
Posted on: Mar 02, 2010
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todd80123 todd80123
4 reviews
Affordable hotel in Downtown Savannah-very friendly staff May 14, 2009
This is a great little Art Deco Hotel in downtown Savannah. We paid $72 per night in late April to be close to the action. Great service and price.

Thunderbird Inn Savannah (Georgia) Overview

The Hippest Hotel in Savannah- is the buzz at ultra affordable Thunderbird Inn in the downtown Landmark Savannah Historic District. Located near Savannah College of Art and Design, the circa-1964 classic roadside motel is within walking distance to City Market, River Street, Savannah Civic Center, downtown things to do, popular attractions, trolley tour / sightseeing, plus art galleries and top museums. Deal-seekers and nostalgic Savannah travelers love the dog-friendly, geek and retro appeal of the inn. Motel amenities include MoonPie on guest pillows and KrispyKreme donuts at breakfast. The front desk staff is available to assist with tour tickets, restaurant reservations and itinerary recommendations. All rooms feature pillow-top bed, free Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access, 25-inch TV- with 70 plus cable channels including free HBO and ESPN-, refrigerator, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, plus free local and toll-free phone calls. Rooms have exterior entrances. The listed price includes the motel/hotel resort fee, on-the-go breakfast and parking. A transportation fee of USD 1.00 per night is collected at check-in. Please note that this is a pet friendly resort. USD 50.00 will be collected per stay for each pet. Check-in is at 3pm and check-out is at 11am. Please have valid ID and credit card at time of check-in. If you are arriving late, our front desk is open 24 hours for your convenience. Savannah offers a variety of fun attractions and entertainment. From great museums and historic landmarks to moss draped parks, Savannah has something to offer everyone. Dining, history and entertainment all abound in Savannah.

Thunderbird Inn Amenities

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Housekeeping
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Desk
  • Towels
  • Shower
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Free Parking

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