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Best Western Thunderbird Motel

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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Full view
46Car recommended
Grade: 46 out of 100
26Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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This is an older motel. Each room is entered from outside. It was very clean, comfortable beds, and quiet. The only complaint I have is that the bathtub/shower and sinks back up and were very slow draining. Close to several good restaurants and only .04 mile off I-40.
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We have stayed here before and definitely would stay again. The beds we're comfortable, the water pressure and shower were great! The people at the front desk we're very nice when we checked in and out. The price was reasonable and they allow pets. Just what we needed!
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Response from Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Thunderbird Motel
Responded Dec. 11, 2018
Thanks so much for taking the time to express your appreciation for our hotel! I am happy to hear you had a great stay with us. We are planning some renovations soon for an even better experience for our guests. We look forward to having you stay with us again!
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Decades ago, I attended Tennessee Technological University (1970!!)!! Re-visited Cookeville a couple months ago, and while many things have changed, The Thunderbird Motel is still there!!! Excellent Location, Friendly Folks and Numerous Re-models (undoubtedly) and Additions;
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Stayed on a weeknight. What we liked: 1. Large, clean room 2. Comfortable mattress 3. Price 4. Pleasant staff What we didn’t like: 1. Noisy guests at night in the walkway when we were trying to sleep. 2. Noisy guests yelling and honking to communicate with each other
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Response from Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Thunderbird Motel
Responded Dec. 11, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review here on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear you had some issues during your stay with us. I do wish you had let us know about some of these things during your stay as we may have been able to remedy some of them. Thank you for staying with us.
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I just stayed at this Best Western. It was a great stay with very fair prices and wonderful staff who are super welcoming and nice. The rooms were also kept very clean and the bed was comfortabel. Overall a great stay.
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Response from Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Thunderbird Motel
Responded Dec. 11, 2018
We thank you for writing us a review here on TripAdvisor! I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you stop by and see us again next time you are traveling though.
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Yes, All rooms have exterior doors that open from the outside.
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what is your room rates for tues night 18 oct
Hi Sue, you would need to contact the hotel directly for rates. Happy travels, Bill
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Is there a guest laundry on the premises or in the area?
Sorry don't know as we didn't require laundry facilities. But the motel's location is central to lots of restaurants and other commercial places.
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We do have a few gluten free options on our breakfast. As to the Mexican Restaurant, I am not sure.
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"Very little difference in the rooms. The middle rooms are directly across from the outdoor pool."
"Hotel is built with parking lot in the center, so I suspect most rooms the same."
"We had the average double queen beds.. just fine."
"The very back portion has the most recently renovated rooms BUT I have NEVER been disappointed"
US$78 - US$96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesTennesseeCookeville
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