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“Clean room just off the Interstate, excellent b'fast, close to everything”

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Best Western Thunderbird Motel
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Cookeville
Certificate of Excellence
Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Clean room just off the Interstate, excellent b'fast, close to everything”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

We recently stayed at the Best Western Thunderbird in Cookeville, in the area on business. I'm rating a 4 only because it is rather old, and there's no 4-1/2. Other than that, it would unquestionably be a 5.

Our room was ready when we arrived (after 9PM). The beds were updated and the TV was too (though we didn't watch). Personally I loved the older tub. It kept the water nice and hot, wonderful for a good soak after a long day working, getting ready for another.

There is a Mexican Restaurant adjacent to the property that was quite busy. We ate elsewhere before going to the hotel or we would have tried it.

There was a Bible in the room, which we always appreciate, and the TV remote was one of the newer "clean" remotes. Iron and ironing board, very long dressing counter with 2 sinks, plenty of closet and drawer space... FOUR pillows on each bed (we were in a double room)...

The breakfast was excellent. Boiled eggs, all manner of danish, fruit, yogurt, cereal, waffles, coffee, juice... All you could want, and included in the reasonable room price.

Would most definitely stay again.

We used Trip Advisor to make our final decision and were glad we did.

Room Tip: Our 2nd floor room was near the office, facing the Mexican Restaurant. There was some noise until t...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Knoxville, United States
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is by far the cleanest, most comfortable motel I have EVER stayed in! The room was absolutely spotless, the beds were extremely comfortable, and the rate cannot be beat! In addition, the location is great.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Whitefish, Montana
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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
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Nashville, Tennessee
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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.

Room Tip: Request second floor, if possible. There's a very popular Mexican restaurant nearby that the lo...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
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Indian Head, United States
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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.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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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
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Property: Best Western Thunderbird Motel
Address: 900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
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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:
#4 Family Hotel in Cookeville
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cookeville
#5 Business Hotel in Cookeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Thunderbird Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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