The Thunderbird Inn

Savannah , , 611 West Oglethorpe Avenue (Show on Map)


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Info The Thunderbird Inn, a unique and affordable retro-style hotel in downtown Savannah, is known for its quirky atmosphere and 42 comfortable rooms. This pet-friendly inn, remodeled in 2018, combines history with a chic getaway and features eco-friendly initiatives. Guests are welcomed with hot popcorn, complimentary Moon-Pies and RC Cola, and vintage décor. Mornings include Savannah's own Baker's Pride donuts and premium coffee. Other amenities include a Level 2 electric car charging location, free Wi-Fi and local and toll-free calls. The Thunderbird Inn offers a memorable stay for travelers seeking a unique experience in Savannah, Georgia.
Summary of reviewsThe Thunderbird Inn is a charming and affordable retro hotel located in the heart of Savannah. The hotel's perfect location allows guests to easily walk to all of the downtown attractions, shops and restaurants. The staff is friendly and hospitable, providing excellent service to guests. The breakfast is simple but delicious and the retro decor adds a unique touch to the comfortable and tidy rooms. The beds are outstandingly comfortable, ensuring a good night's rest. While some guests note minor issues with cleanliness, noise and parking, overall the Thunderbird Inn is highly recommended for those looking for an affordable and enjoyable stay in Savannah. Additionally, the hotel is pet-friendly and provides excellent facilities for furry friends.
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The hotel gives a warm welcome to max four pets up to 150 lbs / 68 kg. Both cats and dogs are allowed. There is an additional fee charged per stay basis. Pets are give an amenity package consisting of a bed, dishes, mat, water, treats, waste bags, and a Thunderbird pet tag to take with you. They have arranged a nice small fenced area with benches on the property and it is a great place for dogs to run off-leash.

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3-Star Hotel

Room Types
Room with Two Queen Beds This room has a refrigerator, 43-inch TV, and writing desk as well as a coffee machine. Extras include black-out drapes, a hairdryer, and ironing facilities.

King Room This room has a refrigerator, 43-inch and a coffee machine. Extras include black-out drapes, a hairdryer, and ironing facilities.

About The Thunderbird InnThe Thunderbird Inn, situated in downtown Savannah, is affectionately known as the "hippest hotel in Savannah," offering a unique and affordable experience for pop culture travelers. This Southern-retro inn, which was remodeled in 2018, is famous for its quirky and vibrant atmosphere. The 42-room lodge provides a nostalgic, carefree experience with simple comforts and fun times, blending history with a chic getaway. The Thunderbird Inn also has several eco-friendly features, allowing guests to save money while contributing to a greener environment.

Upon arrival, guests can enjoy hot popcorn, complimentary Moon-Pies and RC Cola in their rooms, as well as vintage décor and warm, friendly hospitality. Each morning, the hotel provides Savannah's own Baker's Pride donuts and premium coffee. Additional amenities include a Level 2 electric car charging location, free Wi-Fi, local and toll-free calls, and an enclosed dog run, making The Thunderbird Inn a pet-friendly lodging choice.

Rooms at The Thunderbird Inn come with various complimentary amenities, such as MoonPie on the pillow, hot popcorn, lemonade, exclusive dining/shopping discount coupons, premium coffee, orange juice and on-the-go Baker's Pride doughnuts for breakfast. Each room features comfortable new Simmons pillow-top mattresses, new eco-friendly private baths, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, a new 43" flat-screen TV with 70 cable channels, on-site parking and an electric car station. With its retro charm, comfortable accommodations and pet-friendly atmosphere, The Thunderbird Inn is an exceptional choice for travelers seeking a unique and memorable stay in Savannah, Georgia.
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8.4
Very Good
Location
The Thunderbird Inn is situated in the heart of Savannah, providing guests with a great location to easily walk to all of the downtown attractions, including River Street, historic districts and shops and restaurants. The hotel's parking is conveniently right outside the door. While some guests mention the hotel being located on a busy road or at a noisy intersection, the location still allows for easy access to everything Savannah has to offer. Most guests appreciated the perfect walking distance to downtown, the historic area and the riverfront. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, making sure guests enjoy their stay. The Thunderbird Inn is a great value option for those looking for the cheapest hotel in the downtown Savannah area for a wonderful honeymoon stay or a quick trip to the city.

Breakfast
The Thunderbird Inn offers a simple breakfast of delicious and fresh donuts, along with tasty coffee and other drinks. Guests rave about the quality of the donuts with many describing them as the best they've ever had. In addition to breakfast, the hotel offers complimentary snacks and drinks, such as popcorn and RC cola, throughout the day. Some guests note that the breakfast options are limited to just donuts, but most seem to appreciate the simplicity and quality of the offering. The hotel's retro features and eclectic decor are also a hit with guests, making for a comfortable and unique stay.

Rooms
The Thunderbird Inn offers attractive and fun accommodations with a retro vibe. Guests loved the charming 50s and 60s theme of the cute motel. The rooms are clean and tidy with comfortable beds and soft fluffy towels. The retro decor of the rooms is a highlight of the property, which has been transformed from an older hotel into a gem of vintage flair. Overall, the rooms are spacious, renovated and friendly, featuring wood/tile floors, king size beds and modern amenities without sacrificing the retro vibe. Some rooms could have used a little more TLC, but the majority were very clean and nice. However, a few guests reported issues with cleanliness, such as dirty soap and shower gel dispensers or an unpleasant smell. The bathrooms are on the small side and a few had lousy water pressure, but most were clean and functional. The door locks and sound insulation could have been better, but the comfortable beds compensated for these issues. The location of the hotel is convenient to enjoy the Savannah sites within close walking distance to everything. Overall, The Thunderbird Inn is a lovely, retro-style hotel that offers a cute and comfortable stay in Savannah.

Beds
The Thunderbird Inn is known for its exceptional sleeping arrangements, providing guests with the utmost comfort during their stay. The hotel provides a variety of bed sizes, ensuring guests of all needs can be met. The beds themselves are truly exceptional with many reviews stating that they were 'super comfy,' 'outstandingly comfortable,' and even 'extremely comfortable.' The bedding is also cozy with guests praising the comfortable blankets and bedding. However, some guests noted that there were insufficient bed linen in their room, leaving them feeling cold during their stay. Despite this, the majority of guests reported 'great beds' and 'very comfortable beds.' While there were a few reviews highlighting lumpy mattresses and skimpy blankets or pillows, these reviews were few and far between. Overall, it is clear that a good night's rest is a top priority at The Thunderbird Inn.

Cleanliness
Guests of The Thunderbird Inn consistently comment on the cleanliness of the hotel. Many describe the rooms as "clean, clean, clean" or "super clean." The hotel is praised for being a "nice, clean place to sleep" with "clean and comfortable rooms." Some guests note a few issues with cleanliness, such as dirty towels or floors, mold in the shower, or a bathroom that wasn't thoroughly cleaned. However, overall guests feel that the hotel is well-maintained and tidy. The staff is also commended for keeping the property clean and organized. Despite some small areas for improvement, guests consistently rate the Thunderbird Inn as a very clean and comfortable option with a good location and sweet staff.

Staff
The Thunderbird Inn is a retro hotel located in the heart of historic Savannah. What sets this hotel apart from the others is the outstanding service provided by the staff. Guests consistently rave about the friendly and helpful staff with some even mentioning specific employees by name. The enthusiasm and "can do" attitude of Sean and Mark at the front desk make guests feel welcome and valued. The staff is knowledgeable about the area and always willing to answer questions and provide recommendations. It's the little touches that make a difference, like the free RC cola and moon pie in the room and the personalized service that leaves a lasting impression. The 24-hour staff ensures that guests' needs are always met and the hotel's cleanliness and retro fixtures add to the overall charm of the property. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a frequent guest, you'll feel like family at The Thunderbird Inn.

Parking
Guests at The Thunderbird Inn have mixed feelings about the parking situation. Some appreciated being able to park right outside their door or reserved a spot for a reasonable fee of $15 per night. Others felt that paying for parking was unnecessary and that it should be included in the room rate. A few guests complained about overbooking, limited parking, or the additional cost pushing the room rate to over $200 per night. However, most guests found the parking convenient and safe and although they thought the fee was a bit unfair, they still considered it reasonable compared to other hotels in the area that charge higher fees or offer no parking at all. Overall, guests seemed to enjoy their stay despite some minor inconvenience regarding parking and the photos on the website not matching the reality.

3 Star
The Thunderbird Inn is a cool and funky property that, while it has seen better days, provides a pleasant and affordable stay. While some guests noted issues with noise from street traffic and thin walls, overall the experience was pleasant. The location is passable and amenities have some issues, such as only offering breakfast carbs and limited snack options. The bathroom equipment could use some updating and some guests noted rusty wall panels and broken bathroom fixtures. Despite these minor issues, most guests found The Thunderbird Inn to be of good quality and that it met their expectations. While it may not measure up to modern standards, the retro vibe is charming and the staff is hospitable. However, some guests had negative experiences such as roaches and loud neighbors.

Dog Friendly
The Thunderbird Inn is a great place to stay if you're traveling with a furry friend. The hotel is super pet-friendly, so you don't have to leave your furry friend at home. They charge only $50 for the entire two-week stay, so you don't have to worry about breaking the bank. Whether you're traveling with a small dog or a large one, they accept dogs of all sizes. At check-in, they even give home-made dog cookies to the dogs! They provide excellent facilities for pets, including a pet bed and stainless-steel bowls (extra charge applies). However, some guests have noted that the pet relief facilities are inadequate and the dog walk area is too small. Some guests say it smells like a dog, but overall, it's a very doggy-friendly atmosphere. So, if you're traveling with a pet that eats everything off the floor, The Thunderbird Inn is an excellent choice.


No, The Thunderbird Inn doesn't have any pool.

No, a spa isn't available at The Thunderbird Inn.

Yes, The Thunderbird Inn welcomes dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at The Thunderbird Inn.

No, The Thunderbird Inn doesn't have a gym.
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