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Best Western Thunderbird Motel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Breakfast menu needs biscuits and gravy ham and eggs. Plus the room confirmation print out should have hotels phone number on it so a person can call on interstate to ask which exit to take

It's clear that they make an effort and everything seemed to be well-maintained but seeing one roach in the room ruined everything. I suppose that's why there are signs in the breakfast area insisting that food not be brought back to the rooms.

After driving 11 hours of driving I was ready to stop. I had determined Cookesville to be my stop and had booked online. I was welcomed with a smile and checked in promptly and everything I might need was explained. Room was great and very comfortable. I got the rest I needed to continue my drive. Thank you!

Location was 0.2 miles off the freeway and .25 miles from the super Walmart. Right next to DC so breakfast was easy. The bed wasn't very comfortable and the pillows seemed a bit hard. Traveling with my 15 yo son and he said his bed was comfortable.

stopped in Cookeville on my way to Nashville. I was pleasantly surprised on this side exit to rest. The room was actually better than the hotel room I got in Nashville - which cost more. It has a microwave, fridge, and my son was happy with the Wi-Fi. Hotel in Nashville, which was same size, had none of these and cost more. Best Western room was clean and comfortable; nice pool too. Enjoyed.

The room was clean. We asked a rollaway when we reserved the room. When we got there they said that they don't think they can put a rollaway in our room. My husband had to sleep on the couch. They provide only shampoo not conditioner. no lotion neither. Bring your own if you stay there. There is a Mexican restaurant next to the hotel and the people go there took our parking spot. We had to park far away from our room.

Check in and out was easy. The room was clean and roomy. The bathrooms were so-so. Very convenient to many fine restaurants.

Room was very nice and comfortable. Bed was excellent. Nice TV. I could see where they needed a little updating - paint etc but very minimal. I would stay there again. The discount didn't hurt either

Our stay here was great. The Desk Clerk, Paul was awesome! He was very honest and helped us resolve a double booking issue . The room was very comfortable. The only thing I would chang is the continental breakfast times. We are late risers and check out time is twelve at hotel. Breakfast hours would be nice if extended to maybe 10:30 for those of us who drive until 9:00 or so at night and sleep in.

The staff at this hotel was very nice. I prefer to have inside entrances, but because it was a last minute trip, it was fine.

This is an older hotel that has made new renovations and the rooms are great! Beautiful and comfortable. It has very good insulation so we didn't hear others while in our room. Alot of newer hotels don't have that good noise reduction that is necessary for the good nights sleep. Check in lady was wonderful, so sweet. The pool is very nice and is not right next to rooms so you don't get the noise from it. I slept better there than at any other hotel I have been in a LONG TIME. And you Couldn't Beat the Price. Just Loved it! Only minus was the carpet, it had spots, but everything else was clean. Especially the bathroom , I am very picky about them being clean and it was.

Everything was great but did not have suger/cream or spoon in room for coffee.

pool, breakfast All good

[...] The hotel is a little older but the rooms are very spacious and clean. Good Mexican and other restaurants right next door. Will stay again.

We arrived late in the evening just to sleep as we were on our way to another destination. Check-in was very easy and direct. This hotel was very nice. It smelled clean, looked clean and was presented well. Breakfast in the morning was really good. I would stay here again.

The hotel is right off the highway which made it super easy to find. Overall appearance at first was typical and what was expected. The check in was fast and the service was perfect. She went above and beyond to give us information about the area. What I didn't like was when we got to the room and looked around the bathroom was tiny. What we had was a room with a separation wall. On the otherside of the wall were the sinks and mirror. At the end of that was the door to the bathroom. It was very tiny once the door was closed. The ceiling looked as though it was falling apart and the tub looked as though it was really old. Kind of grundgy. Actually to the point I was kind of afraid to take a shower without my flip flops. The room itself was fine and the bed was ok for comfortable. The tv, microwave, fridge, etc. all worked and looked decent. The only other complaint that I have is the parking. There is an adjoining Mexican Rest.(which is very good and cheap) and they share the parking lot. When they get busy it was hard to find a decent place to park. :(

Good for a one night or quick trip stay. Ok clean room, but very musty dank smell coming from a/c unit.

The check in was fast and easy, when we went into the room it was large and clean. We enjoyed our stay at the Best Western.

Thunderbird Best Western was a very nice. It had all that we needed for an overnight stay and longer. We were only passing through but if I were staying there for a few days it would have been very adequate. The only negative thing was, we could still tell it was once a smoking room or someone has pulled a sneaky on you. I am sure people do that. Other than that, the room was very clean. As for the staff at the front desk, we couldn't have asked for anyone any helpful We would recommend it to anyone.

The only complaint I have about the stay is the parking situation. The attached restaurant must be very popular. Customers used up parking in motel. They were also painting the motel which also took up parking.

900 S Jefferson Avenue Cookeville TN

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Cookeville History Museum, Best Western Thunderbird Motel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Tennessee Tech University. This 76-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Cookeville Golf Club is also a short drive away.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


All of Best Western Thunderbird Motel's 76 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 36-inch LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free long-distance calls, free local calls, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Thunderbird Motel have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2