Best Western Thunderbird Motel

900 S Jefferson AvenueCookeville38501-4018USA
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About Best Western Thunderbird Motel

Best Western Thunderbird Motel offers budget accommodation off of Interstate 40 in Cookeville, Tennessee.

All guest rooms at Best Western Thunderbird Motel feature Wi-Fi, pillow-top beds, coffee makers, fridges and microwaves as well as irons and ironing boards. Hot tub and two-room suites are also available. Pets are permitted in certain units.

This property offers guest laundry facilities as well as a seasonal outdoor pool. Internet access is also available in public areas of the hotel.

Guests can start their days off with a free continental breakfast, which features an array of breads, cereals, juices and coffee. El Tapatio, the motel’s on-site restaurant, serves up authentic Mexican cuisine.

This property is located in Tennessee’s Highland Rim region, close to a number of the area’s natural attractions. Burgess Falls and Fall Creek Falls state parks are ten and 35 miles from the motel, respectively.


900 S Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN, 38501-4018, USA
Telephone: +1(931)5267115 | Fax: +1(931)5267115 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Great for local access and beyond

This motel was ever popular with those seeking to make the most of the area’s attractions. The region’s natural beauty – especially its array of hiking trails and parks – was a big draw for many, with guests pleased to find access to the great outdoors so close to an interstate route. Speaking of, this property was a top choice for those looking for a place to stop between Chattanooga and Nashville and handy for those making longer journeys within the region.

Pleasant rooms

It was noted by a number of guests that the rooms here have been recently refurbished. This was much appreciated, with many happy to find clean, modern units complete with comfy beds. The double sinks were a nice touch.

Solid breakfast

As far as continental buffets goes, this motel seemed to offer an impressive range of quality offerings. The waffle option was especially popular.

Negative Reviews

Older hotel, some dated interior features

Despite the interior refurbishment, some rooms still sport some older, worn fixtures – especially in the bathrooms. Shower handles and faucets were a particular problem, with a number of guests noting that these were on the verge of falling off.  Many also felt that the exterior of this property could be updated to a more modern appearance.

Wi-Fi a frustration

Finally, Wi-Fi access was intermittent here, with many struggling to connect to the network.

Hot options missed

While guests liked this motel’s expanded continental buffet, some still missed a hot breakfast. The lack of bacon and eggs was a common theme here.

Rating Overview

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8.3 /10
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8.3 out of 10 based on 1289 reviews