SCAD Graduation: Cool Hotel, Hot Tickets

Savannah GA Inns and Hotels card

Welcome to Savannah, Georgia!

Got a soon-to-be SCAD grad on your family tree or your Facebook page? If so, you need to get busy. Graduation ceremonies are June 2, and the Thunderbird Inn is already half way to full that weekend.

The SCAD Class of 2012 (Savannah College of Art and Design for those of you who missed acronym practice) has grown so large that it will take three ceremonies at the Savannah Civic Center to fit all the pomp and circumstance in. Read the schedule and details at

Or you could just take our word for it. The largest, most comprehensive ceremony starts at 9 a.m., with seating opening at 8 a.m. Translation: you’re gonna want to get here Friday. And the later of the two degree presentation ceremonies doesn’t wrap up until 6 p.m. Translation: stay Saturday night, so you can celebrate in style.

You can drop a fortune on hotel rooms in Savannah – but thanks to the Thunderbird Inn, you don’t have to. A room with two double beds is $146/night, and king rooms are $159/night. Or splurge for the amenity-rich retro king rooms at $175 a night. (Plus tax, of course – but as someone smart enough to know a college graduate, you expected that.) And parking is both available and free at the Thunderbird, and we’re within walking distance of the graduation venue.

No wonder the Thunderbird Inn is already half-full for SCAD graduation weekend!

And don’t worry if not everyone in your party can score a ticket to the graduation (they’re in limited supply, you know.) All rooms at the Thunderbird come with free Wi-Fi. Hey, we may be retro but we’re also the hippest hotel in Savannah!

Copyright (c) 2012 The Thunderbird Inn, Savannah GA.

Thunderbird Inn is on the Bandwagon 2012 Party!

Bandwagon Savannah 2012 by Savannah lodging Thunderbird Inn sponsor

Thunderbird Inn downtown Savannah is lodging sponsor.

At the Thunderbird Inn, we don’t just call ourselves “the hippest hotel in Savannah.” No, we live up to the title by being a cool place and by doing cool things. That made us anatural to be the hotel sponsor for Bandwagon 2012 – a Savannah poster art festival that also includes a major record show/sale, not to mention a free street concert with live music. Thunderbird Inn was also the 2011 lodging sponsor.

Posters? Vinyl? Hey, they rocked the Sixties!

Vinyl wasn’t today’s little niche for sound fanatics, it flat-out ruled – if you had your own music, it was on vinyl. And our walls were plastered with posters, that affordable, accessible art form. We had psychedelic ones, black light versions, flocked black light versions, all those variations on the “Endless Summer” poster, you name it. Pop culture in the Sixties is where posters and records met up and got married.

Check out how poster art has evolved, and even try your hand at some printmaking during Bandwagon. Oh, and did we mention – it’s free! It runs Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, and the big street dance is on Montgomery Street Saturday night. The locations – the Savannah College of Art and Design Student Center and the street in front of Seed Eco Lounge – are easy walking distance from the Thunderbird. Registered hotel guests can leave their car in our lot and party their hearts out.

We’re glad we got on the Bandwagon! Read more at www.attendbandwagon, which has a cool guide you can download. Thunderbird Inn lodging in downtown Savannah is sold out for the Bandwagon event.

P.S. Georgia’s biggest musical event just got news in USAToday, so we encourage you to make early reservations for Savannah Music Festival (March 22 – April 7, 2012) — $89 weekday / $129 weekend deals at The Thunderbird Inn downtown.

(c) 2012 The Thunderbird Inn. Savannah, GA. Toll Free 1/866-324-2661

Celebrate Birthdays in Uber Hip, Downtown Savannah at The Thunderbird Inn

Beginning with the new birthday deals and birthday discounts, the Thunderbird Inn loves to punctuate many ways to enjoy hip and historic Savannah! After all we ARE “The hippest hotel in Savannah!” ™

Sign up for The Thunderbird Inn’s new “Birthday Club”. In plenty of time to get away for your birthday, you’ll receive a discount coupon (up to 50%, exclusive to Birthday Club folks) for your birthday lodging here. To sweeten this birthday idea of visiting Savannah for your birthday, we will be accumulating birthday coupons and birthday deals from local shops, restaurants, bars, and tour companies to make your trip ultra affordable and fun!

There is no cost to be a TBird Birthday Club participant! Simply, sign up here. Your information ALWAYS remains private.

Stay in the know about what is hip in fabulous Savannah, year around. Follow us on Twitter @TBirdInn and Facebook.

Dog Days of Summer in Savannah: Pet-friendly Thunderbird Inn

The Old Farmer’s Almanac (“useful with a pleasant degree of humor”) lists the traditional timing of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11.

For Thunderbird Inn in downtown Savannah, dog days are year around! Continue reading