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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby & I stayed overnight at the Cardinal Motel on our return trip from Florida. It reminded me of the motels we used to stay in when I was a kid. Park your car outside the room & in you go. Close to I-65, but a little ways in (& away from all the big box stores & chain restaurants)....

Thank Denise C
Dickson, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Owner Pete is awesome! Historic motel like Mom and Dad backed the wagon up to, on beautiful secondary road with history, walk to 50 yr old diner and about every type of food. Minutes from Chaney's Dairy Barn and Lost River Cave on same road. Super clean, in nice neighborhood, reasonable. Vintage motel but newly renovated and modern inside. We...

Thank James M
pete D, Manager at Cardinal Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the super review of our property. we appreciate you telling fellow about your experience .Thank you for the mentioning the great options that we have located near to us. I agree about the restaurant next door"judy's castle". They are awesome and take care of our guests. Thank you for your staying with us and hope to see...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stayed here for one night on our road trip in June 2016. Bearing in mind we don't get motels in the UK, this place looked exactly like a classic US motel from tv/ movies, especially with the kitschy cardinal outside. The gent who checked us in didn't seem set up for CHIP and PIN. When I handed over my...

Thank Yorkshire_Bunny
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

A great place to stay--very clean and quiet. I read the reviews for motels in Bowling Green KY and this one rates high--I am so glad that we stayed here. What a great place Cardinal Motel is. Higly recommended for all the right reasons!

Thank lammar1
Reviewed 19 January 2017

You will get exactly what you pay for. No frills. No breakfast, tiny room with the bare necessities, no pool. If you are looking for an inexpensive place to lay your head down, you found it. Not a lot to do in the area during the "off" season.

Thank Alisa C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A Great place to stay.Close to WKU and the football stadium. We have been staying there for 3 years,when we are in town.Very Clean and Reasonable. Pete and his Family are Wonderful people.Football time is here. GO TOPPERS

Thank Samantha E
pete D, Manager at Cardinal Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5- star review us on Trip Advisor. we appreciate you taking the time to experience with us. we are so happy you enjoy your stay with us and glad to hear that you stay every year with us. we are committed to do whatever it take to ensure our guests are satisfied so if there is...

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The service I experienced was excellent. They cleaned the room thoroughly every day. When I was to stay another week they even took my card at the room and brought me the slip to sign as a convenience to me. I really liked the room. It was so conveniently arranged. The microwave and fridge were great. The air conditioner cooled...

Thank Karen42101
Citrus Springs, Florida
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It was nice and clean, the owner was very friendly. Wifi works good. It really gives you a kick back in the 50s or 60s (except the nice Flatscreen TV and Wifi ;-) ) We like the Vintage style, and that's why we choose this Motel. We'll come back! We also like Judy's Castle next Door ! Good and cheap...

Thank Juergen_K1966
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The motel was clean and standard. For half the price of chain hotels, this was an amazing bargain. Friendly staff, clean room. We stayed one night and this was sufficient. For a longer stay and with children, you may opt for more amenities at the chains; but the price can't be best.

Thank wyogirl2
Pete D, Manager at Cardinal Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. we appreciate you spreading the word about your stay. we hope to see you again in the future!

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is an older updated motel. Nothing fancy but very clean and everything in the room worked. The staff was eager to provide helpful information about what is available in the area. Great home cooking next door.

Thank Jerry P
Pete D, Manager at Cardinal Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind word . I am glad that your stay was comfortable and clean. we appreciate that you choose our property for your stay while traveling. we look forward to you staying with us again in the future.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Cardinal Motel located in the heart of Bowling green, this motel is within 1.2 miles of Western Kentucky university and hot rod ballpark and southern Kentucky performing Arts center (SKYPAC). Lost river cave 2.6 miles and Beech bend park 4.6 miles away. All Restaurants & Shopping centers Nearby. Amenities: All rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwave, plus free WIFI and LED TVs. other amenities available to guests include free long-distance and local calls free bottled water. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cardinal Motel

Address: 1310 US 31W Bypass, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Region: United States > Kentucky > Bowling Green
Price Range: $101 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cardinal Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Bowling Green
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“Rooms on the east side are best for viewing approaching delivery vehicles.”
Karen42101, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were in Room #116. Very quiet and the Car is in front of the door (all Rooms)”
Juergen_K1966, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“rooms at bottom set back from road. ours was Huge..”
jellybelly68, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“if desired, ask for a room with a tub rather than a shower only.”
Karen42101, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 116 and 117 are at the back of the lot and probably the most quiet.”
jwoodson, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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