Originally built in 1964, The Thunderbird Inn in downtown Savannah features 42 retro decorated rooms, updated in 2016 to serve Savannah’s fun-loving, 21th Century visitors. With its roots as a motor lodge / roadside motel -- orginally marketed with refrigerated rooms and drive-in parking -- The Thunderbird Inn has maintained its historical integrity while updating to keep with the times.
In 2016 The Thunderbird Inn added solar panels and completed extensive renovation to rooms to recapture simple comforts while updating with green-friendly, Earth-friendly eco-systems in the popular inn. Those include new in-room controlled air conditioning and heat systems, plumbing, and ways to minimize and recycle trash.
The casual-cool, free-spirited persona of The Thunderbird exudes its authentic, popular personality that begin in the 60’s and happily carries on that tradition today.
Located in downtown Savannah GA, our popular Swingin’ Sixties motor lodge is located in the colonial-era Springfield Plantation near the Yamacraw Indian village. Near the British lines of the Battle of Savannah, Polish general Caimir Pulaski was mortally wounded by grapeshot on October 9, 1779, near the inn’s historic site. Pulaski is considered the Father of America’s Calvary.
Thunderbird Inn Savannah is proud to be a 2010 addition to the National Register of Historic Places. Our iconic downtown property won a preservation award for its classic roadside motel renovations in Savannah Landmark Historic District. Memberships include Savannah Chamber of Commerce, Savannah Economic Development and Renewal Authority, Tourism Leadership Council, Savannah Development and Renewal, and Downtown Merchants Association.
The ‘Tbird’ (circa 1964) is a favorite Savannah hot spot for pop culture enthusiasts, self-proclaimed geeks, college students, upcoming musicians and Roller Derby stars to crash overnight in a retro-meets-historic hotel room.