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The Thunderbird Inn
Ranked #33 of 114 Hotels in Savannah
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

We took a 4 day trip from Ohio to Savannah to visit my step-daughter at SCAD. We had the Thunderbird booked for two nights and a private carriage house in historic Savannah the last two nights. From the outside, it certainly had some retro/hip thing going on. The receptionist was pleasant and helpful in checking us in. Our room on the 2nd floor was what you'd expect an outdated motel to be. Although generally clean, it had that smell of "old". As others have said it is very close to downtown, but it is also right off the highway and near some shady parts of town. With Savannah being built around 22 squares through the historic area, there are a lot of homeless people everywhere. They did not bother me or anyone else that I could see. But you do have to be aware they make their bed all over town and especially near the Greyhound Station across from the Thunderbird. Aside from traffic noise, birds chirped LOUDLY all night long. With all the old live oak trees in Savannah and the good climate, the birds must spend their springs here.

4 days (for me) was 1 day too long in Savannah. It IS a cool, historic town with alot of good eating, shopping, and site seeing. I doubt I'll return any time soon, but if I do, I will spend a little more $ for a little more hotel.

Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

One nigh stay. Very convenient location just four blocks to downtown Savannah. Very friendly staff. You can park there and walk to the museums and attractions.

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Reviewed 13 April 2012

I got this motel from Hotwire, and found it to be a good location (walking distance to the historic area) and reasonably priced. The rooms were clean, although they needed upgrading. The staff was wonderful and made the stay pleasant.

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Booked online through Priceline and got better deal than through motel itself.... still reviews were accurate. Not the fanciest, but just a motel remodeled to look very retro 50s style, busboy uniform, lots of teal and gold and odd angles for the headboards. Had a good time for our short two night weekend - and close emough to walk to everything - the car didn't move except when we pulled in and left on Sunday morning.

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Thank Hyacinth B
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tbirdmanager, General Manager at The Thunderbird Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2012

Thank you for your review!

I am sorry we didn't get you a better rate across the desk. We should always offer the best rates there. I am gad you liked your experience. I hope you will come back again. If you like retro, you should check out Travel Retro!

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Three night stay. Very good location---within walking distance of attractions in historic district and restaurants. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast is mainly coffee, juice, instant cereal and donuts. This would be better if it could be upgraded to include some fresh fruit (bananas, apples, oranges) and yogurt. Parking is tight. Hotel is by busy highway so there is a good deal of traffic noise.

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Thank WVmountaineer26508
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Additional Information about 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: ₹ 9,384 - ₹ 18,897 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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