Monday, June 15, 2015

Thunderbird Inn: A Kitschy Mid Century Modern Hotel Stay in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia elicits many romantic visuals: live oaks drenched in spanish moss, the neon blitz of pink azalea flowers, and the stoic white columns of stately mansions. We saw all of that and more on my recent short two-day stay along with an unexpected surprise- mid century modern neon mod sign galore! I'll update with more, but first, a peek at the beautiful restored 1960s kitschy hotel where we stayed the night.


When we first arrived we had to seek quick refuge from the thunderstorm. The beautiful bright teal, yellow and red-orange of the exterior reminded me of hotels I've seen in photos of Palm Springs. Mid Century Modern perfection that brightened a gray arrival.


The small lobby mirrors the outside perfectly, creating an authentic mid century modern diner vibe. There's free lemonade, decaf and caffeinated coffee, and each room comes with a free can of soda and a free moon pie for each guest. Cute touches I didn't indulge in, too much sugar!


When we were settled into the room I realized I missed the most beautiful part of this Savannah landmark, that mod sign! As gorgeous at night as it is during the day! Massive and bright! Kitschy and beautiful. It reminded me of my favorite Tampa Hotel.


One shot I neglected to get was the bright, clean room right upon arrival. Seeing a neatly made kitschy inn bed with fresh white sheets is one of my favorite sights in the world; such is my geeky inn obsession...but this time Amber, Jill and I were too busy jumping on the beds to think about it! That was fun! The mattresses are that firm foam kind, so damn comfortable! The rooms are good-sized and the decor was cute. I forgot to snap a shot on the vintage (or vintage repo, more likely) rotary dial phone on the bedside table.


And in the morning you get free donuts! A rare treat for a small Inn stay. Funny, I didn't notice the free tea until looking back at the photos. I'll be back for that next time, it was such a comfortable stay that I'll definitely be back again!


Next time I'll have to ask about their bike rentals, too. There's so much to see and do in Savannah, Georgia, I'm surprised I've never visited since it's only a two hour drive away from Jacksonville! Next time I want to check out an herb shop I missed, spend more time in my new favorite vintage and nerd shops and of course, take in as many museums as possible!

You been on any summer adventures yet? We have many more planned! But for now, back to making money to fund these adventures, haha...
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14 comments:

  1. So cute! What a bright and cheery place to stay!

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  2. That looks so fun!!! It's neat, in a city so steeped in its history, to have a bit of goofy, mid-century nostalgia too!

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    1. Agreed! Every city needs some. They had a lot of kitsch around that I'll have to capture on the next visit :)

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  3. I love the Inn sign and those rental bikes are cute!

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    1. They are! We didn't ask about them this time but I want to rent 'em next visit for sure. Lots of ground to cover in Savannah!

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  4. that looks like such a cool place!

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    1. It's small and cozy, highly recommend it for a Savannah stay. The rates were great. I'll be baaack :D

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  5. what a great hotel! we've passed through savannah but never stayed there. i might need to make a trip to the thunderbird!

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    1. Do eet! Savannah has a lot of mod, really, just a lot of beauty to check out in general. I'll be a frequent visitor after my last trip :)

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