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Clarion Inn

3.0 of 5 970 South Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501 (Formerly Garden Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

POSITIVES: Auto doors to lobby. Large indoor area w/pool and several areas to play or sit/read. Rooms overlooking pool. Business center has conference table. Breakfast buffet offers lots of comfortable seating w/TV. Food included biscuits/sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffle machine, juice in pitchers on ice. Coffee in ceramic mugs. Super friendly staff for refills, taking empties and wishing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Other reviews kind of down grade this hotel; they most to have stayed on the wrong day.My family and I have nothing but great things to say.We got there earlier than check in time and they got us a room cleaned and checked in,in no time.Great breakfast,kind people,and fun time/area for kids.The cleaning staff is just as great with getting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were greeted with a smile, got a great rate and tickets for free breakfast in the morning. We took a king room. It is spacious and very clean. The fridge has a good size freezer. There is a sports bar with a full menu attached to the property. All in all we are very pleased with both the staff... More 

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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I booked this room for the grandkids. This hotel had a heated indoor pool with a water slide. The pool was very nice and there was a hot tub for the adults to enjoy while the kids swam. The check in was a little rough, the computer was down and the lady checking me in was new so it took... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

In town on business and needed a good hotel to stay. Walked in on 10-21-14 during the day and was helped by a very attractive blonde girl. She was very personable and I took an immediate liking to her. She helped me find my room and when I had questions she was very prompt and knowledgable in helping me get... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We arrived 10/18/14 after 8pm had confirmed reservation was not given room with 2 Queen size bed, tried to make due with king and fold out. which was unacceptable. Asked for blankets and pillows for fold out pillow had no pilow case when brought room. Next am Promised room with 2 quesns by 11am return to holet at 11 said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed here on a pleasure trip out west. We were on the way home and decided to stay at the motel-hotel. We were welcomed and upgraded to the executive wing. The staff was very friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast the next morning was great. the food was perfect and the ladies serving... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here Saturday, Oct 18th. There was a SEVERAL hour delay in our check-in. We were told that a football team was staying in the hotel and wasn't checking out until 5 and not to expect to check in before 6pm. The indoor pool wad FRIGID! We were finally able to check in at 7:30 pm. Unacceptable! Multiple traveling... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My Wife and I had a tight schedule for our Friday night. We went to Tunica MS to see Ron White (wonderful). Then left there to head to Knoxville to see my Son and to see the VOLS (Go Big Orange!) play Arkansas State. We decided to stop in Cookeville as it was a 2/3rds of the way there place... More 

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William M, General Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review! Sounds like you had a tough night! Wish you would have called the front desk so security could take care of the problem! We have a great hotel with clean affordable rooms and a very good staff! I apologize that a guest of the hotel ruined your stay. I hope that... More 

Jackson, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We booked 2 rooms for our family. Both were very clean and affordable. The pool was awesome and the kids loved it. The beds were nice, rooms were spacious. The breakfast buffet was delicious. Yes, the hotel is a little dated but that was okay with us. The only negative was that there was only one person at the front... More 

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William M, General Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review! We work hard to assist our valued guests in having positive experiences here! William, GM More 

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Address: 970 South Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501 (Formerly Garden Hotel)
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Cookeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Clarion Hotel Cookeville
Cookeville Clarion
Clarion Cookeville

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