This is one of those many hotels around the country that was built at a time when the hotel industry was very different. We didn't have as many electric gadgets that joined us in the hotel room, and our needs were a bit less, but you don't tear down entire hotels because of a little age.
So across the country many hotels are getting make overs. New paint, new carpet, new outlets and for some it works, for others not so much. This hotel has a coating of new over the old, but it does succeed. No it doesn't feel new, but it feels cleaned up and given a new life.
The pool is nice and had both an indoor and outdoor area. There is a small slide that doesn't feel so small when you go down it with the turns it makes. The hot tub was small, but clean and hot with all the jets shooting. The downside is there is a vast empty spot in the middle that has a scattering of video games, but it feels like an after thought.
The breakfast was a bit of a let down. The syrup was not syrup but called "pancake topping" or something equally deceptive, but its taste was gross, and its sad that they trying to save a few bucks on syrup. But the same holds true for the tea which was some unknown brand and was the bottom dweller of the tea world. We didn't see our waitress really, but the rest of the food was rather yummy. The service at breakfast and the lousy tea and inedible syrup (any by extension pancakes and waffles) was sad.
There is a bar/lounge attached. It was karaoke night and I went early and there was a handful of people who seemed to know each other. And the price for a drink didn't hurt the pocket.
It worth the stop if you are in the area.
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Cookeville
- Cookeville Clarion
- Clarion Cookeville