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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The rooms were clean. Beds and pillows were both comfortable. Would definitely recommend this motel to others. Great location in cookeville. The price was comparable to other hotels in cookeville. We love the Mexican restaurant next door.

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us such a great review here on TripAdvisor! We hear from a lot of people that they really liked our beds and pillows, and we're glad you liked them too! We hope to see you again soon!

tennessee
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stayed for one night. Beds were very comfortable. Room was very clean. Front desk were very polite and helpful. Food at Mexican restaurant right beside hotel was excellent, fast food, great service, prices were in the average area. Overall happy experience. Would stay at Thunderbird again.

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for writing us a great review on TripAdvisor! Our staff works hard and we are fortunate to have such a good location. Thanks for appreciating these things about us and we hope you come see us again soon!

Lindale, United States
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and were on a 10 day road trip; combination genealogy research and sight-seeing. We usually stay at Best Western because they are dependably clean and comfortable. Not necessary to have "fancy"

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Dear Susan, We thank you for taking the time to write up a nice review for us here on TripAdvisor! It is so great to hear that we are known for being dependably clean and comfortable since we strive so hard to please our guests in those areas, especially! We’re glad you had a nice stay and we hope that...

Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice room, friendly staff, great breakfast nook. Very convenient to shopping, restuarants, banks, movies, gas stations. All is within walking distance of thunderbird hotel. Great room, brand new flatscreen in HD.

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Dear Joe, We thank you for writing us a review here on TripAdvisor! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I ended up here by buying a 3 star deal on Priceline late at night because I was too tired to drive further. BEWARE. When I started to check in I was informed that as a prepay I could only have a smoking room, but if I was willing to pay an additional $20 they would move me to an...

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Centerton, Arkansas
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Overall quality and services of this hotel is excellent. Very large bathroom. Most have just enough room for the business needed, but this hotel had a double vanity and very large bath. The bed was very comfortable as well. This is my second time staying at this hotel, 3 years apart, but excellent in both cases. I recommend it to...

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Dear James, We thank you for taking the time to write up a nice review for us here on TripAdvisor! We get a lot of compliments about our bathrooms - especially the vanity. Glad you liked it too, along with the comfy bed! Thanks for being a returning guest and we look forward to your next stay with us!

Tucson, Az, United States
Reviewed 10 October 2016

we have stayed at this motel many timers over the years and it has continued to offer a good experience for travelers. Have noted some nice upgrades since our last visit. Management and staff are very nice to deal with.

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Dear Raymond, We thank you for writing us a review here on TripAdvisor! And thanks so much for being a returning guest! The upgrades you noticed are part of an ongoing process we have underway at our hotel. We are always updating things to ensure we are able to keep our guests happy. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 October 2016

Accommodating staff. Grounds are fairly clean, but a little rough. I would stay here again as it is reasonably priced. The free breakfast was adequate not great, but again, the price was a fair representation.

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Dear Michael, We appreciate you taking the time to write up a review for us here on TripAdvisor! We try to offer competitive rates for our rooms and we're glad you thought the price was reasonable. We would love to have you back the next time you're in the area!

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This was a planned stop over to NC. Got a suite for around $100 with tax. Front desk lady was super nice. Suite was clean and comfortable...nothing fancy..but safe and comfortable. Breakfast was included and with 3 boys, that expense can really add up. Plenty of great places, restaurants close to the hotel. Conveniently located just off the highway. This...

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Thunderbird01, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us such a great review here on TripAdvisor! It's very nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us during your trip. We're so happy we're staying on your list and we look forward to your next stay with us!

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I'm going to be honest. We arrived after 8pm and left before 5 am as we were traveling to NC. The room was very sufficient and clean. The colors are outdated, but I don't care about that. It was a clean room and I'm happy we chose it for the night.

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Thank you for leaving us a review here on TripAdvisor! We're happy to know that you were happy with your stay with us! Hopefully you come visit us again soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel

Address: 900 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-0953
Region: United States > Tennessee > Cookeville
Price Range: €72 - €118 (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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cookeville
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cookeville
#4 Family 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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