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900 S Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501-0953
United States


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Hotel Overview

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Conveniently located off Interstate 40, Highway 70 and Highway 111, and situated between Knoxville, Nashville and Chattanooga, the Best Western Thunderbird Motel offers an easy access to the surrounding area and comfortable accommodations while on the road.

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When staying at the Best Western Thunderbird Motel, there's plenty to do and something for everyone. Visit students attending Tennessee Tech University, check out Cane Creek Park Sports Complex, stroll through the historic downtown, enjoy the great outdoors at any one of the four surrounding state parks, swing away on local golf courses and discover breathtaking waterfalls in the Cumberland Plateau area.

Inside each spacious accommodation at the pet-friendly Best Western Thunderbird Motel, guests will find all the comforts of home, in addition to all the premium amenities that Best Western hotels are known for, including an iron, ironing board, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker and more. Two-room suites and hot tub suites, which include a microwave, refrigerator and sofabed, are also available upon request. Other amenities at the Best Western Thunderbird also include an outdoor pool, and guest laundry facilities.

Traveling to Cookeville on business? We offer wired or wireless Internet access, fax and photocopy services, and free local calls for added convenience.

Whether traveling here on business, heading through town on a road trip or staying for vacation, the Best Western Thunderbird Motel offers spacious, comfortable accommodations and all the amenities needed while on the road. Book a stay online and save today!

We are a pet friendly hotel and allow them in our designated smoking and non-smoking queen rooms only. However, due to other people having allergies we do not allow them in any of our king rooms or our suites.


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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
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.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Hotel Amenities


  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Outdoor pool seasonal 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Elevator
  • Free parking
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Exercise facility 24-hour a small exercise room with a rack of free weights, an elliptical machine, an exercise bike and a treadmill.
  • Exter corridor
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Coffee and juice in lobby 24-hours.
  • High-speed Internet access

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
  • Accessible clear floor space
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  • Desk/work area, electrical outlet at desk
  • Cable satellite television with HBO®
  • Free local calls up to 30 minutes
  • All pillow top beds
  • Dataports
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Additional in-room toiletries
  • All rooms have either wired or wireless complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • AM/FM radio stereo
  • Refrigerator, in all guest rooms
  • Microwave, in all guest rooms
  • Cribs, nominal fee
  • Wake-up calls
  • Adjoining rooms available
  • Free long distance access

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
  • An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
  • An accessible lobby entrance door
  • Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
  • Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
  • Accessible table in eating area
  • The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Telephones have volume control
  • Visual fire alarms
  • Visual smoke alarms
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Adams USA
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Fleetguard
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Dacco Inc
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Tennessee Tech
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Cooksville Regional Hospital


  • 0.60 mile(s) from Highland 10 Cinemas, movie theater
  • 4.40 mile(s) from Cane Creek Park, Sports Complex
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Burgess Falls
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Appalachian Craft Center, at Tennessee Tech University
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Fall Creek Falls
  • 36.00 mile(s) from Fairfield Glade, Retirement/Golf Community
  • 67.00 mile(s) from Grand Ole Opry, Oprymills and Hermitage
  • 67.00 mile(s) from Grand Ole Opry
  • 76.00 mile(s) from Tennessee Aquarium
  • 135 mile(s) from Dollywood


  • El Tapatio, on premises, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Shoney's, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.15 mile(s) from Long Horn's Steakhouse, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Red Lobster, full service, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from O'Charley's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Applebee's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Cracker Barrel, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.38 mile(s) from IHOP, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.38 mile(s) from Olive Garden, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.49 mile(s) from Ruby Tuesday, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.56 mile(s) from Cheddar's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.57 mile(s) from Golden Corral, buffet, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.57 mile(s) from Buffalo Wild Wings, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.63 mile(s) from Outback, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.64 mile(s) from Logan's Roadhouse, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.68 mile(s) from Fazoli's, fast food, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.79 mile(s) from Chili's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.99 mile(s) from Crawdaddy's, full service, cajun, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.21 mile(s) from Mauricos, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Nashville Tech
  • 2.60 mile(s) from Tennessee Tech University

Nearby Cities

  • 78.80 mile(s) from Nashville
  • 95.10 mile(s) from Chattanooga
  • 102 mile(s) from Knoxville
  • 127 mile(s) from Sevierville
  • 133 mile(s) from Pigeon Forge
  • 139 mile(s) from Gatlinburg
  • 169 mile(s) from Lexington, Kentucky
  • 208 mile(s) from Atlanta, Georgia
  • 215 mile(s) from Asheville, North Carolina
  • 290 mile(s) from Memphis
  • 254 mile(s) from Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 554 mile(s) from Jacksonville, Florida


  • 18.00 mile(s) from Center Hill Lake
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Standing Stone State Park
  • 26.00 mile(s) from Rock Island State Park
  • 36.00 mile(s) from Dale Hollow Lakes


  • 0.03 mile(s) from Walmart®
  • 0.44 mile(s) from JC Penny's
  • 2.83 mile(s) from Belk's
  • 2.83 mile(s) from Old Navy
  • 2.83 mile(s) from Sear's
  • 2.83 mile(s) from TJ Max
  • 2.83 mile(s) from Goody's
  • 3.45 mile(s) from Kohl's


  • 72.00 mile(s) from Nashville International Airport
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Greyhound bus station