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The Thunderbird Inn

Thunderbird Inn welcomes four pets up to 150 lbs for an additional fee of $50 per stay. Both dogs and cats are allowed. Pets receive an amenity package that includes a bed, dishes, mat, water, treats, waste bags, and a souvenir Thunderbird pet tag. There is a small fenced area with benches on the property where dogs can run off-leash.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
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The Thunderbird Inn, a quirky downtown Savannah inn hotel, is conveniently located on West Oglethorpe Avenue just a short walk away from everything hip in the Historic District including City Market, River Street, the Civic Center and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) student housing. Defining cool, Thunderbird Inn Savannah won a preservation award for it classic roadside motel renovations in the Savannah's downtown historic district. Originally built in 1964, we're the Hippest Hotel in Savannah, now featuring 42 guest-friendly rooms, updated to serve Savannah's fun-loving visitors. Rooms include moon pies and Krispy Kreme donuts. Parking fee is $7.50 per day.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: The Thunderbird Inn has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Hand sanitizer is provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Cashless payment is available. Each room has a 24-hour gap period between stays, and hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Parking Available
  • Exterior Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Picnic Tables


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Thunderbird Inn has received a rating of 3.8 out of 5 bones by 21 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 2,774 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Pamela
    Sep. 23, 2022
    Great staff

    Loved the retro vibe. Staff very friendly. I don't know l would be charged for parking when l booked my reservation. Room very comfortable, however bathroom extremely small and cramped. Great outdoor space for dogs. Close to town but busy road and traffic noise pretty loud. Overall a great experience.

  • Mark
    Aug. 29, 2022
    Great location and staff

    The property, the people, and the overall feel of the property made us feel welcome and wanting to return. They even have their own dog park (albeit small). It is more than other properties in Savannah offer. Thunderbird, we’ll be back!

  • Christine
    Aug. 1, 2022
    Great location

    Treats and a small dog park.

  • Michael
    May. 9, 2022
    Dog trip

    Very dog friendly.

  • Vivian
    Oct. 24, 2021

    My husband likes staying on the ground floor where he can back up the truck right to our door. Makes for easier move in/out with the dogs. Sadly, most of these types of motels are older and run down. This place is also older, also run down, but clean with really nice staff. Room was big, didn't smell, bed was comfy. Nice little continental breakfast, too. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Sara
    Jul. 11, 2021
    Too much for one night

    Hotel charged me $50 for one night. No carpet so why charge so much to “sanitize” after my 20 lb dog left? Oh by the way, the toilet didn’t function. I think the hotel is way overpriced for a 2 star hotel.

  • Kathryn
    Jun. 17, 2021
    No issues

    Nice stop in Savannah. Slept great - comfy bed and our dog was happy too.

  • Lisa
    Jun. 8, 2021
    Throw me a bone

    The only positive was the dog biscuit. Bad location, very noisy, centipede in room, homeless people all around. Don't pick this hotel.

  • Jake
    Apr. 7, 2021
    Great first trip!

    We have been to Savannah before, but we wanted to bring our pup this time! This hotel had a fun, retro chic ambiance!! Our pup received a souvenir dog tag & dog treat upon arrival. The staff was so kind and friendly to us.

  • Austin
    Jan. 9, 2021
    Cute Concept

    As a renovated motor lodge, the Thunderbird Inn is a cute concept. The Krusty Kreme and coffee breakfast was fun. It was nice to have our two cats and two dogs all in on room. The only reason I’m giving four bones instead of five is that we have stayed at some nicer places that have no pet fees.

  • Savana
    Oct. 26, 2020
    Pitbull friendly

    My dog sasha and I stayed a few nights at the Thunderbird. The Thunderbird was not my initial top choice but the extended stay in Savannah does not allow pitbulls so I was very happy when I called the thunderbird and they said there are no breed restrictions. Upon arrival check-in was quick and easy they handed me a homemade dog bone for sasha and I little keychain for her. Thare are some additional fees however. There is a $50 dog deposit which their website mentions, however, though there is parking onsite there is a $15 per night parking charge which I did not see mentioned anywhere online. They also make you sign a waiver for your dog, dog can't go on the furniture, you can't leave dog in the room unattended, if your dog makes excessive noise you could be kicked out. They didn't ask for any proof of vaccines or rabies shots like most places do when I bring sasha, but I was prepared just in case. Once we got to the room it was just a standard king bef room, the bathroom was very tiny, couldn't close the door because the toilet was right there. Bedding was clean, however, sasha is one of those dogs who gets more water on the floor than she does in her mouth when she's drinking water so I grabbed one of the white face towels to sop it up. Bad idea, the towel was no longer white but a dirty brown. I used one of sasha's to-go car towels after that. There was also a strangely musty smell upon first entering the room each time but I didn't notice the smell after a few mintues. The thunderbird inn in on a fairly busy road and it's a motel. You could hear all the cars driving past at night and hear everyone walking by your room, the walls between the rooms were thin as well as I could hear stuff I did not want to. There is only a coffee maker and fridge in the room no microwave. I drink tea so I just needed the hot water from the coffee maker, when opening the top I noticed it was a little dirty so I put the water in it and it came out with specks, i did this 5 more times and it still had specks so I just didnt use it. The tv works but the remote does not so if you want to change the volume or channel you have to press and hold the single button on the tv. There was also no tv channel guide so I needed up going through each channel and writing down what each was. Overall staff was friendly, room cleanliness was not up to my standards, location was great, we walked everywhere.

  • Jessica
    Oct. 18, 2020
    Very dog friendly and great service!

    Our large dog enjoyed his stay. We also asked for a dog bed which he loved! The location is walking distance to everything downtown! They had complimentary treats for us and our dog. Only con is there are no curtains in the room to block the street/hotel lights.

  • Sarah
    Oct. 1, 2020
    Very noisy!

    While the hotel was “cute” retro style, the noise from the traffic on the highway nearby made it hard to sleep. Great staff but no dog beds or water bowls were provided.

  • Sandee
    Sep. 27, 2020
    Treats And Sweet Tags

    Our dogs had a wonderful time at this very dog friendly and funky hotel in Savannah!

  • Heather
    May. 17, 2020
    Great location!

    The Thunderbird Inn was a great location, very clean, comfortable bed. It could be rather noisy at night, but mostly noises of a city. There wasn't a pet bed or bowls, but we brought our own. And there are many changes right now due to COVID-19. And our boy got a huge dog biscuit on arrival. Overall, a great place to stay! Would stay again.

  • Anna
    Feb. 11, 2020
    Awesome for dogs!

    The girls I met at the Thunderbird Inn were all very sweet and accommodating. The location was right off the highway and about a 13 minute walk to city market. I loved the outdoor area for my pup to walk around off leash and sniff the smells and do her business. Super convenient for me to be able to let her roam without holding a leash. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Courtney
    Feb. 25, 2019
    Retro And Cute

    Stayed here over the weekend with my friends and furry friend. The staff was super nice and we got a treat on check in! The dog area is very cute too. Giving 4 stars because it is in a noisy area and after reading the description we didn’t get the other goodies. Krispie Kremes were yummy to wake up to though and it’s not a bad walk to River St

  • Ramona
    Dec. 2, 2018
    Cash and Sophia @ Savannah

    Room was cool, loved that there was no carpet, but very noisy at night. The treats they gave were nice, the potty area is across the street in a medium, a lot of traffic so it took them longer to feel comfortable to go. There was a $15 nightly parking fee and a $50 pet charge. Crispy Creme Donuts for breakfast, but the coffee was good!

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