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The Thunderbird Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   611 West Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401 (Yamacraw Village)   |  
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30% off room rate
Ranked #48 of 112 hotels in Savannah
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fun stay for our girls' trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Myself, my best friend, and her 17-yr old daughter spent 4 nights here. An excellent value for the money, and we were able to very safely walk to everything we wanted to do. The staff is friendly and very helpful, and the room was clean and nicely appointed. We highly recommend The Thunderbird and will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

It may be a no frills Inn, but the Thunderbird is a nice place to stay. Friendly staff, clean room, free coffee, OJ, and donuts. The Thunderbird has a nice retro feel to it. Great deal for the price. One more thing, free moon pie on your pillow!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

My son and I just stayed there last week and the hotel is located about 2 blocks from downtown historic Savannah. The staff was friendly especially Spencer who told us to go to Vinny's for pizza which we did and it was fantastic. The only draw back is the parking lot is not very big and its pretty tight but other than that I would most definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Annapolis, Maryland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

On the positive side the location of the motel is very convenient, short walk to downtown; staff is truly helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The motel itself has been decorated and painted with the right look for the era and updated with some nice amenities. Unfortunately, my room was not very clean (all around the edges and in corners dirt and hair, candy wrappers under the desk, etc) and the rug was also dirty. Perhaps this was from the condensation of AC units on the 2nd floor which made puddles of water on the walkways, that tracked dirt into the rooms or the fact that some rooms are pet friendly. I don't know. Our King size bed was great on one side, my side sagged. But honestly it must be mentioned that there is a major construction project taking place directly behind the motel and beside the motel. We did not experience any problem with noise, but it was a Sat and Sun night.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I feel like you can compare this to a cheap hotel elsewhere with a funky style. I liked the retro style of the place. Overall, it was a clean fun place to stay within walking distance of everything in the historic district which was exactly what we were looking for. The farthest we had to walk was about 25 min to Forsyth Park, which we didn't mind since it allowed us to see more of the squares and beautiful homes!

They were running behind on getting the rooms ready when we stayed. We had to wait 30 min in the lobby. They were planning to put in new AC units this week so there was a bit of construction in the rooms for prep that they gave a discount for. The discount was running about the same price as I had gotten using Orbitz to book. Since I had already paid through Orbitz, they gave a discount for next time.

Don't expect anything extravagant from the breakfast buffet - donuts purchased the night before, coffee, and terrible tasting juice! I recommend Goose Feathers around the corner instead. Parking is an additional $5 per night!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This motel is retro, eclectic, and in a great location. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and I especially enjoyed the extra little pieces of "flare" they add - the shampoo bottles and body soap, the 70's style music at the front desk, etc. Another huge plus: You get RC Colas and moon pies when you check in, AND they serve donuts for breakfast. You have to hurry for those, though; they're not a secret and they go fast.

We were able to walk from the hotel to almost any location in downtown Savannah. We didn't even need the car. It's a great, affordable place to stay and it has a lot of personality! I will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The Thunderbird was a Hotwire.com find for me and I will say that I was pleasantly surprised. It is in a good location and the historic district is just a few blocks away. This is your classic 1950's Motel all redone in Hipster swag and fashion. My room was clean, quiet and the staff was super friendly and helpful. Not to mention the room came with a Moonpie and Wifi! This is not your typical rundown motel, somebody put some money into it, and has made it a fun place to stay with some character.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 611 West Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah > Yamacraw Village
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#13 Green Hotel in Savannah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Thunderbird Inn 2*
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, plus free parking! ... more   less 
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