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BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel

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900 South Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Springfield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stay at the Best Western Thunderbird Motel, Cookeville, TN, each time we travel east bound on I-40 to visit relatives in Virginia... We have not been disappointed, as the rooms are very clean, the staff very friendly, the overall experience has been excellent... We are planning to stay there again at the end of the summer...

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Springfield, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice, large and clean room. In the process of renovating. Recent new counter tops and new rugs.Very friendly staff. Their breakfast selection was varied, fruit, cereal, yogurt, waffles, pastries, juice & coffee. Quiet.

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San Carlos
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is right off the interstate so it's easy to get on and off. That was good for me since I was just passing through. The room was comfortable enough. It was very spacious and clean. The bed and pillows were ok. Bathroom was fine. My only problem was that we were right next to the elevator so I... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The purpose of the room was to find a place to sleep.It was very clean, the bed was very comfortable. The tv was a large flat screen we could hook the computer up and watch movies. The staff was more than helpful. I wasn't worried about the breakfast but there is a really good Mexican restaurant on the property. You... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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171 reviews 171 reviews
65 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The check in clerk proudly pointed out that we were checking into a room with brand new carpeting. In fact the maintenence men were carrying rolls of carpeting to other rooms and fixing them up as we watched. But this 50’s motel needs more than new carpeting to be a nice overnight stay for those driving along I-40 in Tennessee... More 

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review here on TripAdvisor. I am really sorry to hear that the toilet and sink had some issues. We will definitely look into that along with the odor you mentioned. Being an older property, built in 1965 actually, we do have our issues from time to time, but we do... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a long day of travel it was easy to find this pleasant place to stay for the night. The adjacent Mexican restaurant made getting dinner a breeze. The room was attractive with an available handicapped room even without reservations. The check in clerk was helpful and helped by making reservations at what was the planned next stop.

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a nice review here on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear we were able to make your stay comfortable and could help with other reservations. I do hope we see you again soon! More 

Terre Haute
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is well manicured. The room was very clean. The breakfast menu must've been selected by the vegan dietary manager. The only thing not vegan was milk and hard-boiled eggs. You can get a good breakfast next door at Shoney's but that effectively raises the per night cost.

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Dear Jerome, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review here on TripAdvisor. Good news! We are planning to include microwavable breakfast sandwiches on our breakfast soon. We are in the process of getting a nice display refrigerator to put them in, so look for them in the near future! More 

United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room and décor were typical of Best Western. Very clean and everything worked. On my reservation and during check-in I had requested hotel points instead of a welcome gift bag. the clerk told me that "he" does not like to give points. I pushed the mater and told I prefer points. I don't yet know if they will show... More 

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Dear William, Thank you for leave us a review here on TripAdvisor. Yes, we do prefer to give gift bags over bonus points. However, if a guest asks for points we are more than happy to give them. We look forward to seeing you next time! More 

Murfreesboro
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is very conveniently located when traveling to some of our favorite locations as a stopping point. It is a clean older hotel. The staff is good and there are good food and stops near by for extras. Look forward to visiting to locate some of the near by parks that have water falls.

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for leaving us a great review here on TripAdvisor! I am happy to hear we are a nice stopping point for you. Next time you stop by, the first park to visit should be Fall Creek Falls, about an hour south of us. Or if you want a challenging hike to the bottom, you could visit... More 

Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews 120 reviews
95 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room was clean and the bed comfy. The room had everything I needed, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, etc. Outside the door parking is always a plus for me. I left too early to check out the breakfast but the area looked like they would have a nice assortment of items. There's a Mexican restaurant right there and it was BUSY... More 

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Dear Janell, Thank you for leaving us a review here on TripAdvisor! I am very glad to hear you had a nice stay with us! We look forward to seeing you next time! More 

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