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The Thunderbird Inn

#48 of 114 Hotels in Savannah
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611 West Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time I'd drive into Savannah I would pass the Thunderbird Inn's big neon sign and think to myself, "That looks like a fun, kitschy place, maybe I'll stay there someday." So for my birthday bash this year, I hauled my friends across the Talmadge Bridge from HHI and we booked rooms at the T-Bird. The idea was to stay... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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65 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a mid century fan's dream come true! Rooms are clean and people are friendly. Not to mention free popcorn and lemonade in the lobby. Krispy Kreme for breakfast! This place is too cool. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!! A retro enthusiast's dream!!

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LaGrange, Georgia
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was super friendly and helpful - from reservation, to check in, breakfast (Yeah! Krispy Kreme), to check out. Bathroom/shower needs a bit of updating. The little "extras" at check in were fun! Would definitely stay again.

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very hip, retro, and fun. Cool, comfortable rooms. Great for a weekend, not sure if the rooms were big enough for an extended stay, especially with a pet. You do have to pay $7.50 to park in hotel lot.

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Manchester, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for something different than all of the normal cookie cutter hotels this is a great place to go. It is a very nostalgic motel but still has the modern comforts. The only part that I could offer for improvement is parking. The spaces are small and if it is full and you get in late it... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a pet friendly hotel for a family visit to SCAD. The Thunderbird Inn's location made it perfect for walking to SCAD and just about the whole historic district. The staff were very welcoming and even recognized us when they saw us walking around Savannah. It made us feel like we had friends in town. The beds were a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is located just at the edge of the historic district of Savannah. it has a cool retro theme. The lady at the desk when we checked in and during a lot of our visit, Crystal, was very friendly and helpful. The room was a decent size, the bed was very comfortable. The RCs and moonpies in the room... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would normally never rate an old-fashioned motel four stars. Like most 50s-era motels, this one has few amenities. There is no pool, the lobby is small, and so is the parking lot. The Thunderbird is expensive for its type (rooms are about $100 a night), but it is $60-$100 less expensive than the downtown Savannah hotels just around the... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the rooms are non smoking, but there are ashtrays located outside the windows of the rooms. There was one outside one of our windows and a lady stood by our door and smoked her cigarettes. Everytime we opened the door her smoke went in our room. This is the reason we will not stay here ever again.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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129 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun retro style motel that is hip and cool! Moon pies in your room, fresh krispy kremes in the morning! Close to the tour & bus station. Easy to get around. They are super pet friendly and the staff is always awesome. Great place to stay in town!

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