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“Great Motel, Great value!” 5 of 5 stars
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900 South Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501   |  
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Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Cookeville
Cottondale, Florida, United States
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“Great Motel, Great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Desk host was very nice and helpful. Room was nice and clean (non-smoking). Recently renovated. Room was spotless. Bathroom especially nice. Nice clean feel. King size bed very comfortable and clean. A/C works good and very quiet. Continental breakfast consisted of fresh hot waffles, bagels, yogurt, fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice. Very clean breakfast area and food was fresh. Orange juice especially good. Parking lot clean and well maintained.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
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Chicago Heights, Illinois
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29 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Needed a place to stay overnight while traveling thru the area. This is a good location to the highway. The front desk was very helpful even before we arrived by holding two rooms for us. The rooms are very clean and large. Shower has good pressure too. Breakfast is fine, nothing fancy, just enough to get you going on the morning. I would stay there again.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Oxford, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Clean room and property. Fresh linens. Clean pool. Good breakfast. $55 with tax when booked online. That's all you need to know.
We make the TN I-40 trip often, and have been disappointed with the other $50 range hotels we've tried. I can't find anything wrong with this place....it is a bit older, BUT has been maintained. Beds are pillowtop with nice pillows. Room has recently been updated - fridge and microwave were clean and new. Carpet is clean...you can wear your white socks or go barefoot without worry. Room was pretty big, with extra space in the vanity area (with a double sink!). Hotel clerk at check-in was friendly. We arrived about 6pm - at first thought the place was booked, but then realized the adjacent Mexican restaurant (El Tapaio) was packed. However, as time passed, the parking lot filled up with hotel guests. Saw families and couples around the property and the place was quiet. Bonus: El Tapaio has delicious food (had enchiladas and nachos) and generous portions.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

In the area for business/leisure. Great stay for the price!!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Very clean, friendly, helpful staff and very reasonably priced. This was next interstate 40 just East of Nashville, and we were more than pleased with all services. There was an excellent Mexican restaurant attached to the hotel. The WiFi service was also excellent. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I must say it doesn't take alot to impress me. All I really need is a clean room and I am happy. But, I just had to let everyone know that this is a great hotel in Cookeville, TN for the price. The beds were sooooooooo comfy, they were firm and pillowtop. The pillows were excellent. The room/bathroom was clean. Absolutely nothing to complain about. Angie at the front desk was very nice at check-in. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We were tired and took the Cookeville exit off of I-40, this hotel is very conveniently located close to the highway. The rooms are comfortable, the sinks are outside the bathroom and there are two of them, makes it easier and faster if one is travelling with kids. Starbucks and Walmart nearby and also many fast food restaurants. Very nice staff. Note that the room doors face the parking lot and there is no inner corridor but it was not noisy at all.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 900 South Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Cookeville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cookeville
#3 Family Hotel in Cookeville
#6 Business Hotel in Cookeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 76
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