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The Thunderbird Inn
Ranked #36 of 113 Hotels in Savannah
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“great hotel located in downtown Savannah”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2010

The Thunderbird Inn is a great place to stay while visiting charming Savannah. The inn is located within walking distance of downtown and the waterfront. The rooms were good, fairly quiet for their location and the inn was small enough to feel cozy. The staff was very helpful. All in all, a fun place to stay reminiscent of a classic american motel in the best ways.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2010

First of all the price for the location can't be beat. Everything is within walking distance of the historical sights and shopping. Though it is across from the bus station, we didn't feel nervous walking around late at night.

The problem lies in the fact that there were a lot of young (and young at heart) groups crammed into each room who were determined to have as good a time as possible on a pretty spring night- some of whom seemed to resent the fact that there were small kids around. The whole atmosphere- down to the urine soaked corners in the stairwells, screaming at 3 am, and the empty beer cans - gave it a sort of frat party atmosphere that made for an uncomfortable night.

I'll still recommend this hotel if only for the location and price, but I'd urge future guests to go in with their eyes wide open- its near SCAD, its cheap, and they managemnt doesn't seem to mind much of anything. Next time I'll avoid all that is hip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2010

After driving from Maine all night and looking forward to the stop in Savannah on the way to Tampa, it was such anice place. We stayed one night and went on a hearse ghost tour (cheesy I know but so fun!), we got some good pictures that can be debated whether or not we saw ghosts! The city is beautiful and the beds at th THunderbird are comfortable. My 13 year old loved the Moonpies! If we ever go to Florida again, we will be sure to stop at the Thunderbird, it may be a bit pricey but the most reasonably priced hoted in Historic Savannah and within walking distance of all tours. Oh yeah, no panhandling in Savannah, we saw one get arrested right in front of our eyes so it would be safe to say it is a safe city to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2010

We will certainly be back to the Thunderbird Inn the next time we are fortunate enough to make a trek back to Savannah. The rooms are very clean, street noise is minimal, staff is friendly and helpful. We grabbed our Krispie Kreme and coffee every morning and then walked it off on our way to River Street and points of interest in this beautiful city.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Chino Valley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2010

The location cannot be beat. The vibe is Rat Pack cool. What made my trip, though, is the incredibly helpful and fun staff. As a high-maintenance and needy guest I constantly harangued Leo for advice, directions, and recommendations. Not only did he give me exactly what I needed and flawless advice, he went above and beyond in more ways than I could wish. If all hotels were like the Thunderbird, I would never stay home. Somebody please make sure Leo gets a heck of a raise, because that guy deserves it!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2010

The Thunderbird Inn is basically an old motel that has been restored and given a 50's retro theme. If it weren't for the restoration, it would probably be a dive. It's nothing spectacular, but if you're looking for a clean cozy room in a good location with a decent rate, this is the place to stay. The rooms have all of the amenities (free wi-fi, fridge, coffee maker, etc.) Plus the free Moon Pie's were a great bonus!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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Plymouth, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2010

Stayed at the Thunderbird for three days, and was very pleased. This is my second visit with them. The staff, (Mark, Tina, and Leo) were so polite, and wanted to help with any request or question we had. Next trip to Savannah, Thunderbird Inn will be my hotel again.

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Property: The Thunderbird Inn
Address: 611 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401-2305
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Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah > Yamacraw Village
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Savannah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — The Thunderbird Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Meet-up at our delightfully quirky motel where refined Savannah's so-historic location and so-hip eccentricities hook up. Discounted Savannah lodging was never so much fun! Hotel rates include Moon Pies and Krispy Kreme donuts! ... more   less 
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