Thunderbird Inn - Yamacraw Village

One- or Three-Night Stay at Thunderbird Inn in Savannah

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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. Its neon roadside sign evokes authentic Route 66 motels, and a sock-hop soundtrack is piped into the parking lot.

The hotel complements this vintage charm with genuine southern hospitality. In the lobby, snack on popcorn from the vintage popcorn machine, or cool off with a glass of fresh lemonade. Complimentary breakfasts in the café include Krispy Kreme donuts, and every night, staffers top pillows with moon pies, a beloved southern treat for more than 80 years. When you're looking for more substantial fare, swing by the front desk and ask about Thunderbird Inn's staff picks of local restaurants.

Thunderbird Inn’s ‘60s flair continues in the guest rooms, which you can access from the parking lot, like classic roadside motels and outer space. Upholstered headboards in red, yellow, or blue contrast retro white leather furniture, and private-label toiletries display atomic-style packaging.

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 its 22 famous public squares, or trustee lots, many of which contain a historical landmark or two. On Columbia Square, the Davenport House, one of the town’s most famous antebellum homes, is a five-minute walk from the hotel. Daily guided tours wind past its period furnishings, including a cantilevered staircase. Head to the northeast corner of Oglethorpe Square to find the 1819 Owens-Thomas House, an English Regency–style mansion now serving as a museum; tours here go past its charming English-style parterre garden and its original carriage house.

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 there. A five-minute walk west 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.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Thunderbird Inn: Accommodations for two adults in a king or double room. Up to two kids 15 or younger stay free.

  • Option 1: $49, One-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to $90 value)
  • Option 2: $200, Three-night stay, valid for check- in on Thursday or Friday (up to $351 value)

Book by: 9/27/12
Travel between 8/14/12–9/30/12 or 11/15/12–1/31/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Nightly turndown service with moon pies
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet-friendly rooms available

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/27/12 or promotional value expires
  • Valid only for travel 8/14-9/30 and 11/15-1/31/13
  • Not valid 8/31-9/2, 9/7-9/9, or 12/31
  • Limit 1 per person
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • 48hr cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $1/day transportation tax and 13% tax not included.

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 rooms; 4 in double rooms
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 for each additional occupant 16 or older; no charge for additional occupants 15 or younger
  • Blackout drapes
  • Refrigerator
  • 25-inch cable TV

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 2, Bay Street and Fahm Street stop
  • By cab: about $25 from SAV

Traveler's Tips

  • Due to the hotel's location, outside noise may make its way into the rooms.
  • The inn is located just a five-minute drive away from popular restaurants, such as The Lady and Sons.

Customer Reviews

195 Ratings

The staff was awesome, they left a cute note in our room after finding out we were on our honeymoon. Also the room was exceptionally clean.
Brandi G. · July 3, 2017
Convenient location and super cute decor
Josie H. · June 29, 2017
The employees were very nice, and super helpful. The room was nice and clean. We enjoyed our complimentary RC Colas and the Krispy Kremes!
Hannah P. · June 27, 2017
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