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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I have stayed in around 40 different hotels across the USA and I can tell you that decor really matters a lot and it does not need lot of investment from owners. This is good motel but very helpful staff and enough parking. Just if they can work on decor then this will be an amazing hotel.

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Sugar Land
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I like to stay at Best Western and this was the last choice before Nashville. I'd figured with an extended name of "Thunderbird Motel" that it had been around a while. Close to the freeway and associated with a local Mexican restaurant. The room rate was $85.49 and with all taxes was $99.41(King, non-smoking). The room was a bit dated...

Thank CaptainSPI
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have stayed before and found excellent on both occasions and would use again in future. I used the outdoor pool on this trip and found clean. The rooms were cleaned daily, also the beds were changed daily.

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1Thank David M
Reviewed 29 July 2016

A last minute trip had us having to reserve a suite. It was very accommodating since we had to pack our food for the entire stay we were there. It was also more homier after a long day of travel to just hang out in the living room.

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Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The "El Tapito" is on this property location. I love Mexican food and this is one of the best ! Food was excellent and the prices are very reasonable. The next time I am in the area I will probably do the same thing all over.

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Thank Bob C
Graham, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in Cookeville overnight and stayed here. Friendly staff. Clean comfortable room. Quiet motel for being on a busy business road. Decent sleeping bed. Average continental breakfast. Area was kept clean and stocked. Only problem is lack of parking. Restaurant next door seems to take alot of hotel parking. Will stay again when in the area.

Thank davesdorpers
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Best Western Thunderbird Motel as an almost halfway point to our destination. Paul, Front Desk, was great about getting us a first floor King room. We had a great night's sleep after our meal out in the same area. We left too early for the breakfast so cannot comment on that. We were...

Thank SS B
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Me and my family were traveling from South Carolina trying to get back home in Arkansas and we were looking around trying to find a nice clean hotel right off interstate I-40 and let me tell you this hotel did NOT disappoint! As we were hoping for, the hotel was literally just maybe half a mile right off I-40 and...

1Thank Parker E
Berthoud, Colorado
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This was a really nice Best Western. I am limited when I travel because I travel with my 100 pound dog. We were on our second 10 hour day to get to the beach and were very pleased with this place. It was on a busy street but the room was quiet. I was in the middle of the building...

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Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We had the double queen room and there was plenty of floor space for a pack-n-play and a sleeping bag. Friendly staff, clean room, nice pool area, and a yummy Mexican place attached! Definitely would stay here again!

Thank Richard V

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel

Address: 900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
Region: United States > Tennessee > Cookeville
Price Range: $114 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
Best Western Thunderbird Hotel Cookeville
Best Western Cookeville
Cookeville Best Western
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#4 Family Hotel in Cookeville
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cookeville
#5 Business Hotel in Cookeville
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“non smoking”
 of 5 bubbles mommysbored, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 315joew, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“several restaurants around the motel ice cream parlor across the street pet friendly,,”
 of 5 bubbles toneydolls, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Less than a mile from I 40”
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“natural light from frosted high window in bathroom was great early morning.”
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