Best Western Thunderbird Motel

900 S Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501 US
View Map Reservations: +1-800-760-7718
2.5 Star Property Near Cookeville History Museum
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4.0/5

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  • Swimming pool
  • Free wired internet
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • Free self parking
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06/26/2022 - 06/27/2022
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Verified Reviews of Best Western Thunderbird Motel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"I didn’t even use this reservation! I called BW the very same day to cancel not even an hour later! "
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I didn’t use this reservation ! I called within the hour to let you know ! They actually charged me twice! That’s why I cancelled and called my bank.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-Jun-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jun 10 to Tue Jun 14 2022 at a $97.24 average nightly rate.
"Our trip to N Carolina."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
we were very comfortable there and the staff was very nice. we stayed there on our way to N Carolina and on our way back. Sorry we missed the breakfasts, just had to get on the road!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Jun-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 20 to Sat May 21 2022 at a $111.76 average nightly rate.
"Extremely Disappointing!"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
On my trip I stayed at a BW in Asheville NC clean, good beds, quiet and reasonable rate ($113+ included a discount and the pet deposit.) Was so pleased I thought I would try another on my return trip I reserved BW Thunderbird in Cookeville, TN. Big mistake. When I checked in I found the $20 plus tax pet deposit was not included in the $152+ room fee. I was not offered a discount of any kind. The room itself left much to be desired the bathroom door did not close completely; the sink did not drain properly; water faucet in bathroom difficult to operate; possible mold in bathroom; drapes and bed covers had a musty smell; questionable cleanliness of bed linens and the A/C was so noisy I could not sleep. In addition, the grab bar in bathroom was positioned where I was unable to hold onto it while stepping in and out of the shower. When I checked in and questioned the pet deposit not included in the rate I was given, I was told "they" (whoever that is) charged the room and the pet deposit was the responsibility of the motel. very confusing very unhappy with BW Thunderbird in Cookeville TN. No way would I recommend. I might add that I'm 92 years old, physically handicapped but very sound of mind. In a motel room all I want is cleanliness, a comfortable bed, safe access to bathroom facilities and a quiet place to sleep at a reasonable rate. Is that too much to ask?.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-May-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sun May 22 to Mon May 23 2022 at a $102.99 average nightly rate.
"Very Disappointing"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Bathroom door did not close properly; shower difficult to turn on; difficulty in stepping out of shower because grab bar was unreachable; sink did not drain properly; drapes and bed covers had slightly musty smell; cleanliness of bed linen was questionable and there was possible mold in bathroom. When I reserved the room I understood the pet deposit was included in the charge quoted but found on arrival that it was in addition to the $152+ charge. Earlier on my trip I stayed at a BW and was so impressed by the room and the rate ($113+ including pet deposit) that I tried it again big disappointment. In addition, when I inquired about a discount I was told it was included. I would not recommend this motel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-May-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sun May 22 to Mon May 23 2022 at a $102.99 average nightly rate.
"Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Good location."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We enjoyed our stay. Staff was very friendly. Breakfast was nice! Hotel was clean.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-May-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 13 to Sun May 15 2022 at a $124.99 average nightly rate.
"Friendly staff, clean room, excellent breakfast bar."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Friendly staff, clean room. Will certainly come back. Breakfast bar was excellent.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
17-Jan-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jan 14 to Sat Jan 15 2022 at a $101.99 average nightly rate.
"Beautiful"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
ce, spacious rooms and the facility is set up as well as possible for handicapped accessibility. The original design makes it mildly problematic, since the only elevator is in the far end of the building, but they put handicapped parking spots and centered the access rooms around it. Rooms were also clean and well maintained.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Oct 13 to Thu Oct 14 2021 at a $101.99 average nightly rate.
"Room was very clean and inviting."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Rooms were very clean and inviting. Checking in and out was very easy and the front desk was very friendly. The breakfast was excellent and I noticed that it was well furnished.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
10-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Sep 07 to Wed Sep 08 2021 at a $102.00 average nightly rate.
"Clean rooms, quiet, reasonable priced."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Rooms were clean noise level was very low. We always stay here on our through to the Smokey's.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Jun-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jun 05 to Sun Jun 06 2021 at a $106.99 average nightly rate.
"Welcoming. Too noisy. Nice rooms."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
See Above.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Apr-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Apr 17 to Sun Apr 18 2021 at a $86.00 average nightly rate.
"Pet. And nice service."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Good Stay
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
28-Feb-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Feb 16 to Thu Feb 18 2021 at a $112.99 average nightly rate.
"Horrible not clean room."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
The bedspread had cigarette holes, the no smoking room stank. .There was no sign it had been COVID cleaned. everwhere else I stayed had white bedspreads. Way over priced and in a terrible neighborhood. No real place to walk a pet. If I hadn't driven so far that day I would have left. The hotels on the otherside of the street appear much better. Never stay here.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
31-Oct-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Oct 31 to Sun Nov 01 2020 at a $81.99 average nightly rate.
"Great Bar"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Our only complaint was the gym, it was dirty and most of the equipment did not work. You would be better off without a gym.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
26-Oct-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Oct 25 to Mon Oct 26 2020 at a $122.99 average nightly rate.
"Comfortable and convenient."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We will be back! Extremely friendly staff. Amazing free breakfast. Open 24 hrs for check in. Rooms are comfortable with great beds. Microwave and fridge came in handy after a long day. Thanks for the great time!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Mar-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Mar 10 to Sat Mar 14 2020 at a $54.71 average nightly rate.
"Not disappointed in any way!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Very nice clean accomodations, excellent staff, breakfast was the best! Had everything you could imagine!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
28-Aug-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 23 to Sun Aug 25 2019 at a $79.20 average nightly rate.
"Pleasant place to stay."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Friendly service, nice place to stay in a beautiful part of Tennessee.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-Aug-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 23 to Sun Aug 25 2019 at a $70.20 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

86
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Summary of 652 reviews

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Rated 86/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Very good highway hotel. Easily accessible by car and offers nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service.

Location

92/100
68 reviews

Great location. Excellent parking and car access. Shopping, restaurants and bars in the area are great.

Service

89/100
160 reviews

Adequately professional and very friendly service with good reception.

Room

86/100
201 reviews

Large, clean rooms with excellent beds. Decent, well-sized bathrooms are very clean. Furniture is alright, but rooms are poorly maintained, with inadequate A/C. Great shower.

Cleanliness

83/100
148 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms and bathrooms.

Comfort

81/100
105 reviews

Rooms and bathrooms are spacious and comfortable, with nice beds. AC needs updating.

Breakfast

72/100
79 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

WiFi

42/100
7 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from families.

Clean hotel facilities. Great reception.

Location

91/100
14 reviews

Great location.

Room

86/100
45 reviews

Beautiful bathrooms and comfortable beds in large, clean rooms.

Service

85/100
43 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

Comfort

84/100
27 reviews

Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds.

Cleanliness

83/100
37 reviews

Clean rooms.

Breakfast

70/100
24 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from couples.

Great location. Comfortable beds.

Location

91/100
9 reviews

Great location.

Service

88/100
17 reviews

Friendly service.

Room

85/100
19 reviews

Rooms are spotless with comfy beds.

Cleanliness

83/100
17 reviews

Clean rooms.

Comfort

82/100
12 reviews

Comfortable rooms and beds.

Breakfast

71/100
11 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Food

70/100
7 reviews

Delicious food.

Rated 86/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Great room. Friendly service.

Service

91/100
8 reviews

Fantastic service.

Cleanliness

83/100
6 reviews

Clean rooms.

Room

79/100
9 reviews

Clean rooms.

Comfort

74/100
5 reviews

Very comfortable.

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Very good highway hotel. Easily accessible by car and offers nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service.

Location

93/100
67 reviews

Great location. Excellent parking and car access. Shopping, restaurants and bars in the area are great.

Service

89/100
160 reviews

Adequately professional and very friendly service with good reception.

Room

86/100
201 reviews

Large, clean rooms with excellent beds. Decent, well-sized bathrooms are very clean. Furniture is alright, but rooms are poorly maintained, with inadequate A/C. Great shower.

Cleanliness

83/100
148 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms and bathrooms.

Comfort

81/100
105 reviews

Rooms and bathrooms are spacious and comfortable, with nice beds. AC needs updating.

Breakfast

72/100
79 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

WiFi

42/100
7 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from families.

Clean hotel facilities. Great reception.

Location

91/100
14 reviews

Great location.

Room

86/100
45 reviews

Beautiful bathrooms and comfortable beds in large, clean rooms.

Service

85/100
43 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

Comfort

84/100
27 reviews

Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds.

Cleanliness

83/100
37 reviews

Clean rooms.

Breakfast

70/100
24 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from couples.

Great location. Comfortable beds.

Location

92/100
8 reviews

Great location.

Service

88/100
17 reviews

Friendly service.

Room

85/100
19 reviews

Rooms are spotless with comfy beds.

Cleanliness

83/100
17 reviews

Clean rooms.

Comfort

82/100
12 reviews

Comfortable rooms and beds.

Breakfast

71/100
11 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Food

70/100
7 reviews

Delicious food.

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Friendly service. Clean rooms.

Service

91/100
8 reviews

Fantastic service.

Cleanliness

83/100
6 reviews

Clean rooms.

Room

79/100
9 reviews

Clean rooms.

Comfort

74/100
5 reviews

Very comfortable.

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Property Description

All rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, iron/ironing boards, and hair dryers. Your stay includes a free continential breakfast. Our hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool. Our hotel is pet friendly, there is a pet fee required. We are located close to several fine dining choices, and have a restaurant on the premises.

Amenities / Features


  • Check In: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Check Out: 11:00 am
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $20 per day with a $100 per week maximum.

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  • Best Western offers exceptional value with great amenities including free breakfast, high-speed internet, local calls, and lond distance access. Convenient computer room in the lobby area perfect for copy and fax services, and even printing out boarding passes, maps, etc.
  • Best Western Plus offers upgraded bath amenities, an in-room mini-fridge, and a spacious work desk. Fitness room, laundry room, and business center also available. Free breakfast, high-speed internet, local calls, and long distance access
  • Best Western Premier gives guests the highest quality amenties, furnishings, and decor with personalized guest services. All rooms have a safe, mini-fridge, free high-speed internet access, free local and long distance calls, and an LCD or Plasma TV with HD channels. On-site dining, fitness room, business center, snack shop, and meeting rooms

The Best Western International highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Hotel Rate Trends at Best Western Thunderbird Motel

Rate fluctuations of Best Western Thunderbird Motel

The graph above is averages of room rates for both group/meeting prices and the lowest online individual rates our system could find at the time the group offer was submitted. The most competitive group/meeting discount shown is 22.6% in August 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $100 in the month of August 2021. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Best Western Thunderbird Motel in a month when rates are lower.

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