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.
With your hot popcorn welcome gift in hand, our team here at The Thunderbird Inn is more than ready to welcome you to the retro haven we call home. Here to lend a helping hand in anything you need, we can’t wait to reconnect you with an authentic, carefree era of simple comforts and fun times that blend history with a modern, retro chic getaway.
The Thunderbird Inn loves to be affectionately known as the “hippest hotel in Savannah“.™ But more than that we are the answer to your budget conscious question when traveling in Savannah. Our affordable, 42 room Swinging Sixties roadside lodge is popular with fun-loving travelers and is conveniently located in the heart of the city.
With great enthusiasm Thunderbird Inn welcomes you and your four-legged best friends to experience our so-very-cool hospitality.Our pet friendly guest rooms even come with Thunderbird Inn Pet Beds!
Synonymous with retro chic and southern hospitality all wrapped into one, it’s no wonder USA Today named The Thunderbird in as one of its “Top 10 Best Retro Hotels in the USA.”
Our retro-cool hotel is a sight to behold and a must-visit on any Savannah trip, both for our fantastic Savannah location and ultra-hip accommodations.
Groovy, hip, and far out are just a few things we like to consider ourselves at The Thunderbird Inn. Kitschy-casual is what we do best right down to our era-appropriate outdoor corridors colorfully accented with retro décor.
With the promise of a good night’s sleep ahead, you can unwind during you visit to Savannah and leave the hard stuff to us. Our hip guest rooms and suites come complete with pillow-top beds and dreamy bedding that will have you wishing you never had to leave!
Retro décor, comfy beds and everything Georgia travelers need for an affordable, on-of-a-kind Savannah stay at our downtown Inn. Step back in time without losing the modern amenities you crave while on the road.
Time spent in a Thunderbird guest room is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Our retro décor is carried through every aspect of the room right down to the typewriter, RC Cola and miniature Moon-pies available bedside. The best part is that it’s on us! Take a refreshing soda, kick back and snack on a childhood favourite treat.
We like to think we’ve thought of all the features you need along with the little details you want. Your stay with us begins and ends with a nod to the hip fashioning of a time past but certainly not forgotten. RC Cola and Moon-pies await you here along with all the comfort you need to get a good night’s rest!
Keeping things nostalgic right down to the soap, our Thunderbird Inn guest rooms and suites are all stocked with bathroom products like our conditioner, bath gel, shampoo, fluffy towels and magnifying retro makeup mirror.
What better way to start a trip to Savannah than with a hot bowl of popcorn? Yeah we thought so too, that’s why all our gests receive free popcorn when they arrive.
Nothing invokes memories of simple pleasures better than a joy ride on a bike. The Thunderbird Inn has a fleet of bikes for our guests and our staff are more than happy to give you a list of local hot-spots to tour via your sleek two wheel ride.
Start your morning with a breakfast indulgence we all know and love. That’s right, each morning our guests can walk over to our lobby and grab a Krispy Kreme donut accompanied by fresh brewed coffee.
Taking pride in our service, each and every day our housekeeping staff clean, replenish and restock your guest room or suite. Always looking to take southern comfort and retro charm to new heights, we also leave cool cans of RC Cola and moon pie’s for your enjoyment when you return to your room.
We’ve got Southern charm in spades here in Savannah, Georgia. Both Free and Tour Trolley’s circle the town to get you from point A to point Z and everything in between.
A staff pick is Chippewa Square in the center of town. The famous“Forest Gump” bench scenes were shot here!
Around every corner, in every Savannah establishment is a sense of Southern style and its authentic ambience. From diners and hotels to parks and the architecture that lines the streets, Savannah is a place of wonder.
Take to the streets and feast your eyes on all the architectural feats Savannah has to offer. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is a tour favorite and against a Savannah sunset it’s something truly spectacular.
When the sun goes down and the moon comes up in Savannah a fun, lively spirit transitions from day to night. Live music, night clubs, bars and theatres are all open in full force.
Or for those just looking for a midnight stroll, our town lights up in more ways than just one. Our streets light up with the neon lights of all colors and shapes!
With some of the most historically and architecturally significant churches in the country, guests of the Thunderbird Inn can take a stroll and witness the grandeur of the cathedrals for themselves.
In recent years Savannah’s art scene has really taken off. Thanks in part to the creative mecca at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), there is a rich tapestry of art and theatre experienced throughout the year.
A revived 1920’s movie theatre, local gem – Lucas Theatre— now hosts national and local stage productions, musical acts and film screenings.
Stroll through Savannah and happen upon everything from high-fashion boutiques and home furnishing stores to antique shops and thrift stores.
The flagship location for SCAD’s network of design programs, Savannah’s SCAD is one of the most admired urban design schools in the world. The city benefits by playing host to their art instillations, performance art, theatre productions, graphic design and much, much more.
Rent a bike for the day at The Thunderbird Inn and pedal around Savannah. It’s the best way to see all the incredible street art that live on River Street.
From our retro Inn to hypnotic neon light show at night, Savannah has a bit of something for everyone.
With a park, or “square” as we like to call them, every block or so you’re never far from green in Savannah. We suggest a walk at dusk across Ellis Square.
There’s no shortage of great places to eat in our neck of the woods here in Savannah. From burgers and shakes to some of the best Southern comfort food around, no Thunderbird guest will leave feeling hungry!
Walk this strip of Savannah at night and fire up your eyes and taste buds. The stunning neon’s will draw you in while the exceptional food will keep you coming back time and time again!
Affectionately referred to as “Savannah’s Oyster Bar”, Sorry Charlies serves the coldest beer and tastiest food in town as far as happy hour goes. From a raw oyster bar to southern style shrimp dishes and classic Po-boys, this is where you go for authentic Savannah dining.
Rich with old school charm and endless ice cream selections, you’ll be spoiled for choice at Leopold’s Ice Cream. Floats, splits, shakes and sundaes are just a few of what you’ll find here so make sure to save room for dessert!
Located on the corner, The Lady and Sons is a southern staple that can’t be missed on your culinary tour of the city. This easygoing eatery from Paula Deen features Southern food just how you like it: fried, delicious and served with a smile.
From an ice cream sundae to a steak dinner and a po-boy for lunch, you could eat at Savannah’s restaurants for a week straight and still not touch the surface of all the delectable food we have to offer.
But at the Thunderbird Inn we encourage you to at least try! Ask our friendly staff about their favorite places to dine and discover the true local gems.
Every inch of The Thunderbird Inn defines decade’s-old cool from the MoonPie® on your pillow and exclusive dining/shopping coupons to the FREE Wi-Fi, local calls, parking, and on-the-go Krispy Kreme® donuts for breakfast.
Essentials that will get you in the groove for a comfortable stay in downtown Savannah are provided – beginning with comfortable Simmons pillow-top mattresses, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, 25″ TV with 70+ cable channels including HBO and ESPN, and rooms with blackout drapes.
Accommodations feature killer reading chairs with good lighting, writing desk with secure WiFi, iron and ironing board, clock/radio, and free Savannah local and toll-free phone calls.