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900 South Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501   |  
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Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Cookeville
Whitefish, Montana
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

What a great find for weary travelers. Rooms are large,comfortable, very clean, and well maintained. Staff was courteous and friendly. Great location just a couple minutes from interstate 40. ( I was not impressed by the Mexican restaurant on the premises.)

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had scheduled a nine mile photography hike in the Cumberland Plateau and needed an early morning start. Due to its proximity and pricing, we decided upon this hotel. Not only were we pleased with its location and cost, we were extremely surprised by the condition of our room. IT WAS IMPECCABLY CLEAN! The room was staged and appointed exactly as shown on the national television ads. Quite honestly, it was much nicer than we expected. And did I mention that it was incredibly clean and fresh! The complimentary breakfast was also better than expected with fresh fruit, pastries and even hot, make-them-youself waffles!

It may sound a little over the top, but housekeeping is obviously important to this proprietor.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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USA
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I like this hotel because it is cheap and good location. I stayed at this hotel several times. Good location and good rooms. Rooms are big and clean enough. I would stay again and ı recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Indian Head, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I found the room to be very clean and the staff accommodating. I had a very restful night and would recommend to any one that was traveling through the area that they should stay at the Best Western in Cookville.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Cookeville, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

When we arrived the staff was very pleasant however after being in the room for about 20 minutes we saw a bug jump on the bed. We looked thoroughly in the bed to be certain of what we saw and found a flea. We decided to leave immediately. We took pictures and video of it moving on the bed to show the front desk. We were refunded.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a great place. Clean. Beds were soooo comfortable!!! My brother got a smoking room and requested they call him if non smoking came available and they did! Excellent service. The only complaint is the breakfast room is extremely small for the amount of people staying there. Not to mention they have a sign and it says don't take food to room which is ridiculous. We didn't need to take it to our room but if needed I would have ignored the sign and did it anyway. Breakfast is over at 9am so we went in at 8:30 to beat the rush per advise of lady at desk. They were out of waffle mix....my brother let them know and she said breakfast is almost over. Ha! I really don't care if breakfast is almost over you should be feeding people until 9am. He had his waffles but he was just being curtious to the people next in line. I guess because he wasn't rude she finally did fix it, but stood there for ever. When we left she was very nice so maybe someone had given her a hard time or she was having a bad morning. We would definantly stay here again if we had to.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Copperhill, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great place to stay,clean and comfortable and quiet. Lovely big old tub in which to soak. Many thanks to Milly on duty am of 10/18 for her accurately drawn map and directions. Area was beautiful many restaurants nearby some within walking distance. Plan on another stay here my next trip to this area

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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:
#3 Family Hotel in Cookeville
#5 Business Hotel in Cookeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 76
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