Pros: Fantastic price! This BW is a classic-style motel with exterior rooms; my king room was on the ground floor so I parked right outside my door. The room is a good size with a work desk, comfortable chair with ottoman (and side table), flat-screen TV, and fridge/microwave. A double sink! (not necessary since I'm traveling solo, but would be handy for a couple) The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean. I don't know how full the motel was that night, but I didn't hear outside noises. Breakfast is free and fresh coffee is available all day. You're close to all the traveler-oriented businesses in Cookeville (translation: gas stations and chain restaurants).
Cons: There are a couple drawbacks to the location. The motel includes a popular Tex-Mex restaurant so there's a lot of foot traffic and extra car traffic during dinner hours. I couldn't even get into the (only) entrance to the motel on my first try because it was blocked with cars idling outside the restaurant; also be alert for margarita-enhanced people in the parking area. The motel is on the northbound side of Jefferson Avenue; not a problem when you're coming from the interstate, but good luck making the left turn back onto Jefferson Avenue to get back to the interstate.
Unfortunately management can't change the location issues, but they've done an excellent job with everything else. If TripAdvisor allowed half-stars, I'd give this BW 4.5 stars.
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- Best Western Cookeville
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