Thunderbird Inn - Savannah, GA

Stay at Thunderbird Inn in Savannah, GA, with Dates into April

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Hotel at a Glance: Thunderbird Inn

The Thunderbird Inn feels like a classic motel gone rogue. The inn’s L-shaped frame is punctuated with vibrant pops of color and its neon roadside sign almost always displays a zany message. Guest rooms match retro layouts with hip furnishings and artwork. Nostalgic touches that include old typewriters and complimentary MoonPies on every pillow are the icing on the cake. This edgy-meets-vintage vibe earned the inn a spot on USA Today’s list of the 10 Best Retro Hotels in the USA.

  • Still cool after 50 years: The inn recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
  • Retro snacks include freshly made popcorn, lemonade, and Krispy Kreme donuts.
  • Dog lovers: Pups staying at the Thunderbird are presented with beds, bowls, food and treats, organic dog shampoo, and red tags that read “Thunderbird Inn Loves Me.” There’s even an enclosed dog run right on the property.
  • Go dancing at nearby Ampersand. The three-story craft-cocktail bar features a bar on the first floor, live music and dancing on the second, and a dining room on the third.

Savannah, Georgia: Historical Mansions and a Lively River Walk

Founded in 1733 as Georgia’s first town, Savannah is not only one of the most graceful cities in the South—Condé Nast Traveler named it among the world’s friendliest cities—but also one of the most historic. The old but well-preserved architecture earned it a spot on Travel + Leisure’s list of the Top Cities in the United States and Canada in 2014. The city’s 22 famous public squares play host to some famous landmarks, such as antebellum-era houses framed by moss-covered oak trees. Head to Oglethorpe Square to see the Owens-Thomas House, an English Regency–style mansion completed in 1819 that now serves as a museum. Afterward you can grab a bite around the corner at hole-in-the-wall eatery Zunzi’s; its Conquistador chicken sandwich was featured on the Travel Channel as one of Adam Richman’s favorites.

Another relic of Savannah’s past, River Street curves for about a mile along the Savannah River’s south bank. The cobblestone walkways are lined with 100-year-old cotton warehouses that have been converted into antique shops, brewpubs, and galleries. Explore the riverfront in style aboard one of the Old Town sightseeing trolleys or during a horse-drawn-carriage tour. Though the street is tamer than it was a few decades ago—when it was overrun with muscle cars and rowdy sailors—there’s still plenty of energy here, thanks to a spirited pub scene with live music spilling out into the streets.

A five-minute walk west will take you to the City Market, a four-block public meeting space on the edge of downtown. This section of Savannah’s sprawling historic district has established itself as one of the city’s top destinations for entertainment and dining thanks to the many artists’ studios, open-air restaurants, and taverns found here.

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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 April

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 nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
  • Taxes: $1 daily transportation fee added at purchase
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.


  • Free continental breakfast with Krispy Kreme donuts
  • Nightly turndown service with Southern MoonPie
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Pet-friendly rooms available

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
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $1 daily transportation fee added at purchase.

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 per night for each additional guest 16 or older; kids 15 or younger stay free
  • 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: available for an additional $7.50 per night
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets up to 150 lbs. may be added for an additional $50 per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV; 11 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $25 from SAV, including a 15% tip
  • Nearest transit stop: Oglethorpe Ave. and Fahm Street terminal via Chatham Area Transit Bus No. 2

Traveler's Tips

  • Due to the hotel’s close-to-everything location, outside noise may make its way into the rooms.
  • Staff picks of the best local restaurants and nightlife hot spots are available at the front desk.
  • A free downtown shuttle is available across the street from the inn, and pedicabs are available in the historic district.

Customer Reviews

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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