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BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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New London. N.C., United States
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This Best Western Hotel had excellent service. very clean comfortable rooms with very helpful employees.They had a great breakfast. check in and check out was very easy. We enjoyed our stay very much.

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Thank John C
Asheboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this hotel after leaving Nashville late one night. It was cheap and we needed about 5 hours to lay our heads down. This hotel was very clean but very outdated. The beds however were super soft and comfortable. I wouldn't stay here for leisure, but for an overnight trip it was fine. Tons of restaurants right around...

Thank rachcallicutt
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Great big parking lot and well lite, very friendly people at the front desk. The room was nice and clean, the bathroom sinks were nice but the rest was out dated the shower handle was falling of but it still did the job. The next morning we checked out and had breakfast which was very simple no bacon and eggs...

Thank John P
Selma, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We were approaching the halfway point of a 15 hour trip and decided to stay in Cookeville. While my husband drove, I reviewed the hotels in the area (what did we do before smart phones!) and based on price and reviews we gave this a try. I am usually a hotel snob and I guess I didn't realize this was...

Thank LeAnn E
Monterey, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I have stayed here many times and have always been pleased. Staff is helpful and friendly and the location is superb. Many restaurants in walking distance and just of Interstate 40. I like the Mexican Restaurant on site. Fast internet and great breakfast. It's been my home away from home.

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Thank funbank
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This hotel was the most reasonably priced hotel in Cookeville during our stay, so we were a little wary but there was limited availability that weekend. We were very pleasantly surprised that the rooms appeared to have been remodeled recently, as the carpets were fresh looking and the beds and pillows were very comfortable. The bathroom was also nice, without...

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1Thank U6064WYjills
Midway, Tennessee
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This hotel was very comfortable and clean. The check in process was easy and we even got into our room early which was great. The beds were comfortable and the room very clean. It is a basic hotel with basic amenities, but I would not hesitate to stay here again. One of the big things I rate a room on...

1Thank Momoftwo0819
raleigh, United States
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Room was comfortable and clean. Friendly hotel staff. There is a Mexican restaurant on the hotel and in addition the hotel is located near restaurants, banks, hardware stores, which for my work trip was very convenient.

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Thank Javier P
Helena, United States
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I found the room to be very comfortable, especially the bed! The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. I had booked online and thought I was getting a handicapped accessible room. The front desk clerk made arrangements to move me into a suitable room. I would definitely stay at this property again.

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Thank Paula O
mountain view, United States
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We were visiting the Red Bowling Springs area and came back through the Cookeville area and have stayed at this BW before and knew it was a good place to stay, restaurants in walking distance. Is an older motel but still kept update, would recommend, when traveling through Cookeville TN.

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Thank John B

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel

Address: 900 South Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
Region: United States > Tennessee > Cookeville
Price Range: $109 - $168 (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
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Cookeville
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cookeville
#5 Business Hotel in Cookeville
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“non smoking”
mommysbored, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all quiet.”
315joew, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“several restaurants around the motel ice cream parlor across the street pet friendly,,”
toneydolls, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Less than a mile from I 40”
mnawaz12, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“natural light from frosted high window in bathroom was great early morning.”
H767OZcarolp, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
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