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“Rooms that connect!!! Nice staff, Good price!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Thunderbird Inn
Ranked #36 of 113 Hotels in Savannah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Rooms that connect!!! Nice staff, Good price!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is an older hotel that was remodeled from what I read. We needed two bedrooms for our trip this time and getting two rooms that connected was cheaper than the 2 bedroom suites at the other hotels. If you want fancy, this is not the hotel for you. If you want affordable, close to the historic district and a wonderfully helpful staff this is your hotel. Being this is an older hotel they have rooms that connect which made it wonderful with our family this trip. There isn't a 5 star breakfast, but with refrigerators in the rooms and a microwave in the lobby we were able to have cereal with the doughnuts and juice provided. You should ask for a bottom floor if stairs are a problem. I read a lot of reviews about the noise, there is a major road, but it wasn't an issue for us. If you do decided to stay, you should ask about George Monk (the sock monkey), he loves to go sightseeing with the guest! Check out his facebook page George Monk! Also, if you do your research and find prices on the travel websites call the hotel they'll price match! Happy travels!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

This was a great hotel. The staff was super friendly, the Moonpies and Krispy Kreme donuts were tasty, and our dog enjoyed the fenced-in area near the hotel. The room was also quite spacious (even with an Aussie and his crate), and it was very clean, too.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Greer, SC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Thunderbird Inn in Savannah, GA is an older hotel that had an exterior face lift. Employees were friendly and helpful.

The beds were very comfortable and overall the room was clean. The bathroom needs a facelift! We were told it came with a breakfast, free parking and wi fi. The free breakfast was a joke. It included donuts, orange/apple juice and coffee. I don't consider donuts breakfast. If your diabetic or are a health conscious person, donuts are not breakfast! I asked if they had a packet of oatmeal and was told they don't. They could of at least had bread with some peanut butter. I was extremely disappointed with the "free breakfast". It is located on a main road so it was noisy and they are doing major construction behind this hotel.

Room Tip: Good walking distance to Historic District. The trolly tour pick up is very close to this hotel!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kathy W
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tbirdmanager, General Manager at The Thunderbird Inn, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thank you for writing a review of our inn. I love that you loved our beds! I am sorry we fell short on breakfast. We found that a sweet indulgence like a Krispy Kreme doughnut and a great cup of coffee would send you ready to fight the world (or at least tour the city)!

I hope you will come back again and enjoy our comfortable beds!

regards,

Mark Thomas
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

I was trying to find a hotel close to the Historic District and picked The Thunderbird Inn. First impressions are deceiving. The outside looks like a l950's route 66 hotel, but the rooms are excellent. Drinking cups are glass, coffee cups are ceramic, there is art on the walls (for sale), and everyone was most helpful and friendly. Best of all, it is only a short walk to the Historic District, Bay Street, and River Ave (very safe neighborhood).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Nice rooms, king bed, clean. Towels could of been less stiff only complaint on room. Rc cola and moon pie in the room, great treat. Breakfast was donuts and coffee or juice. Parking was full so we had to park offsite, but close. Cute, clean, comfortable place.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Thank Amy K
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

First time in Savannah- Hotel was located in the heart of the city. It was very easy to walk around town. Close to most attractions. Staff was very friendly. Definitely would return there and stay at the Thunderbird Inn.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Robert S
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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

That is not a bad thing! It is refreshing to find a hotel that caters to the pooches! Upon arrival, we received dog treat bags for all my scotties! Each one had a souvenir dog tag, and a few treats. When we entered our oversized room, we found 2 very nice and clean large dog beds waiting for the kids to jump into. Another nice touch is the dog run on the side of the hotel. The staff are super friendly! From the human point of view, the bed was comfy, the room was nicely decorated, and very clean. The hotel is located within walking distance of all that downtown Savannah has to offer. And if you are lazy like me, the visitors center is a block away. From there you can pick up the Dot Bus with is free transportation around downtown or grab one of the many tours. Thanks for the great stay!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Thunderbird Inn
Address: 611 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401-2305
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Location: 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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