Learn Savannah-style Frugality at The Thunderbird Inn

Frugal travel retro hotel in Savannah GA | Photo (c) 2012 Thunderbird Inn / Tim Nealon

Retro travel rates at Thunderbird Inn in downtown Savannah GA

Frugal is the new smart! The Thunderbird Inn also knows frugal doesn’t have to be tight and stingy. Just look at our colorful, hip rooms – they’re clean, cheerful and cheap, so you have money left over to actually DO something in Savannah. Continue reading

Be Part of Springtime’s Music Festivals In Savannah!

Savannah Music Festival lodging Savannah downtown at Thunderbird Inn

Downtown Savannah lodging for Spring music festivals

Savannah really heats up in the spring, and as the hippest hotel in town, The Thunderbird Inn is right in the center of it.

Lots of March’s activity in Savannah centers on music. There’s the Savannah Stopover Music Festival with more than 70 up and coming (or already there) bands from March 7 to 10, but that’s just for starters. The Thunderbird Inn downtown has special rates $89/weekday. Rate code to request is S_Over.

The big boy on the music block is the Savannah Music Festival, which arrives March 22, 2012, and runs through April 7. It offers three weeks of world-class music in 23 different genres. Put on your dancing shoes at a zydeco dance party, savor the best in bluegrass, check out masters of jazz – all at venues within easy striking distance of the Thunderbird Inn. Request special lodging rates for festival goers — $89/weekday, $129 weekend dates. The rate code to request is SMF.

At The Thunderbird, we live and breathe the Sixties. Since music was so central to that decade, it stands to reason we attract a lot of music fans. And, with our vintage rates, you’ll still have money left over to buy tickets and T-shirts!

Of course music isn’t the only thing happening in Savannah’s springtime. The Ships of the Sea Museum, just around the corner on the boulevard (41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to be precise) will be unveiling its beautiful new garden this month, the perfect complement to an intriguing museum collection housed in a gracious historic mansion. The museum advises probably in April 2012, but no specific date is set yet.

Be part of spring in Savannah! Make your reservations today at The Thunderbird Inn, the hippest hotel in Savannah ™. To stay in tune follow us on Twitter @TbirdInn and Facebook.

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

Americana, Bold and Old in Savannah, Part of “What’s New”, says retro Thunderbird Inn

Savannah, Georgia, is an old town with a new spirit! Thunderbird Inn is thrilled to be a celebrant of what’s new about the old, and champion of retro Savannah!

In November 2011, a guest wrote, “Feel new in the old” in a TripAdvisor review, talking about Thunderbird Inn in downtown Savannah, Georgia. The inn boasts new interior paint (inspired by authentic historic Savannah colors and Thunderbird’s original paint), and a/c and heat units with popular remote controls, plus hot popcorn on arrival. Those updates are not all that is inspiring guests.

Vintage Savannah Neon sign at Thunderbird Inn in downtown Savannah GA

Retro Savannah Sign

WE BELIEVE OLD IS NEW AGAIN!

Not only a nostalgic thought, “old is new again” is on-trend. Continue reading

Authentically Modern & Hip in Savannah Since 1964 — Thunderbird Inn!

The DOCOMOMO US National Tour Day events in Savannah are October 78-8, 2011. The Thunderbird Inn in Savannah (circa 1964) is thrilled to be numbered among the modern buildings. We are noticing lately that our fun, experiential marketing’s cool, hip vibe — jump started from our highway motel’s “Hippest hotel in Savannah” (TM) slogan — is getting mussed about (inappropriately, we add) by others. We wonder, “Why trample on the little guy to inch into our hard-earned, groovy Savannah hotel lodging niche?”

So, today to commemorate the cool, modern DOCOMOMO tour and events and our “Hippest Hoste in Savannah” slogan, our so-cool, quirky billboard reads:

Authentically
Hip and cool
Since 1964
Do not go for
impostors

“Stay Hip!” says Mark Thomas, General Manager at the Thunderbird Inn in Savannah, GA

Savannah Weiner Dog Races: Part Savannah Fun, Part Dachshund Rescue, Part Georgia Tourism

Yes, indeed! Savannah is a pet-friendly destination (especially dachshund lovers) on this beautiful Oktoberfest morning along the Savannah riverfront in Morrell Park today! Pet lovers flew in from Seattle, and drove in from all over the southeast — Vera Beach, Raleigh, Augusta, Hilton Head. Our post-event registration review will tell us all the city names!

Pet lovers came in mass to the 12th Annual Wiener Dog Races, sponsored by Savannah Morning News and benefiting Dachshund Rescue of North America. Tourists and locals found wholesome fun and wonderfully, no-so-serious (mostly unrehearsed!) competition.

Run for a treat? Run for an “atta boy”? Yup, that’s what over 200 little dachshund darlings were doing; and, it was heartwarming to be a part of it! The Thunderbird Inn in Savannah‘s beautiful downtown is the 2011 lodging sponsor for the Savannah Weiner Dog Races.

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Copyright (c) 2011 Sandy Traub/Thunderbird Inn, downtown Savannah GA