Thunderbird Inn - Savannah, GA

Stay at Thunderbird Inn in Savannah, GA

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Quirky Roadside Hotel with Retro Decor and Complimentary Desserts

Since its debut in 1964, Savannah’s Thunderbird Inn has been completely revamped—but it’s never lost its retro spirit. It still looks like a classic motel replete with a low-slung, L-shape frame, exterior-facing guest rooms, and bright, geometric patterns. The neon roadside sign evokes authentic Route 66 motels, and a soundtrack of sock-hop standards is piped into the parking lot.

The hotel complements this vintage charm with genuine southern hospitality. In the lobby, guests snack on freshly made popcorn or cool off with a glass of lemonade. Complimentary breakfasts in the café include Krispy Kreme donuts, and every night, staffers top pillows with a MoonPie. When you're looking for more substantial fare, swing by the front desk for staff picks of local restaurants and nightlife hotspots. Seed Eco Lounge plays thumping dance music until 3 a.m. and is just a half mile from the inn—close enough to walk to, but far enough away that you won't be bobbing your head in your room.

Guest rooms are accessible from the parking lot and embody Thunderbird Inn's signature '60s flair. Upholstered headboards in red, yellow, or blue contrast with white leather furniture, and private-label toiletries display atomic-style packaging. But in contrast to the '60s, the rooms are now equipped with HBO and free WiFi.

Savannah, Georgia: Historical Mansions and Gourmet Seafood Restaurants

Savannah, known for its cobblestone streets and live oaks draped in Spanish moss, was founded in 1733 as Georgia's first city. The town retains much of its original layout, including the famous public squares, many of which contain a historical landmark or two. The Davenport House, one of the town’s most famous antebellum homes, can be found at Columbia Square, which is just a five-minute walk from the hotel. Daily guided tours wind past the home's period furnishings and cantilevered staircase. If art is more your scene, head to the SCAD Museum of Art—it's just two blocks from the hotel. Also nearby is the historic Savannah Theatre, where upcoming shows include Les Misérables and Grease.

Open-air restaurants, antique shops, and street performers contribute to a lively atmosphere along Factors Row, a riverfront district named for the cotton brokers (or "factors") who once operated here. A five-minute walk will take you to the Savannah City Market, a four-block public meeting space home to artists' studios, candy shops, a gelato café, and lively taverns.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a standard king or two-double room
  • Up to two kids 15 or younger stay free in two-double rooms
  • Dates into March


Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Taxes: 13% tax added at purchase

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Complimentary continental breakfast featuring Krispy Kreme
  • Nightly turndown service, featuring southern MoonPie
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet-friendly rooms available
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The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • 13% tax added at purchase.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 with rollaway in king room; 4 in two-double room
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 for each additional guest 16 or older; no charge for additional guest 15 or younger
  • Blackout drapes
  • Refrigerator
  • 25-inch cable TV
  • Guest-controlled air-conditioning and heating units

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets up to 150 pounds may be added for an additional $50 per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 11 miles from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)
  • By transit: Chatham Area Transit Bus No. 2, Oglethorpe Ave. and Fahm Street stop (terminal)
  • By cab: about $25 from SAV; new CAT bus shuttle from SAV, $1.50 to CAT Terminal

Traveler's Tips

  • Due to the hotel's close-to-everything location, outside noise may make its way into the rooms.
  • The inn is located just a five-minute drive from popular restaurants, such as Paula Deen's The Lady and Sons.
  • Staff picks of the best local restaurants and nightlife hotspots are available at the front desk.
  • A free downtown shuttle is available immediately across the street from the inn, and pedicabs are available in the historic district.

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