Best Western Thunderbird Motel

900 S Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501-4018
Phone: +1 931-526-7115   |   Fax: 931/526-7115   |   76 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

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.

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.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Complimentary continental breakfast, Danishes, Muffins, Bagels, Toast (white and wheat), Four types of cereal, Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sandwiches, Waffles, Hard boiled eggs, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Three types of fruit, Two types of juice, Two types of milk and coffee. Served 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • 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

Best Western Thunderbird Motel

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Conveniently located, the best western thunderbird motel in Cookeville, Tennessee is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 36.139915  /  Latitude: -85.501035


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 40. Take Exit 287 and turn right. The Best Western Thunderbird Motel is located two blocks on right.

Best Western Thunderbird Motel

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Burgess Falls State Park

Hiking, water falls, kayaking adventures – your next visit to Tennessee will be full of outdoor fun. Make your way to the middle region of Tennessee and check out the always lush and vibrant Burgess Falls State Park. Found in the city of Sparta, Burgess Falls SP is a short drive from nearby Cookeville

As you plan your day at Burgess Falls SP, be sure to include on the agenda any number of the excellent hiking trails and scenic overlooks. The half-mile long Ridge Top Trail is a can't-miss for those who enjoy hiking, and the Native Butterfly Garden is often a favorite for visiting families. Make the most of your next visit to Burgess Falls SP.

Bush Stadium at Averitt Express Baseball Complex

Sports fans who visit Tennessee are often greeted with chances to see exciting NFL action in Nashville, home of the Tennessee Titans, and out in Memphis, there's plenty to see with the University of Memphis Tigers sports events. In Cookeville, however, you'll no doubt want to catch a Tennessee Tech University baseball game. 

You can see the TTU Golden Eagles play baseball from March through the end of May at Bush Stadium at Averitt Express Baseball Complex. Renovated in 1997, Bush Stadium seats 1,100 fans, features a natural grass playing surface, and can be found on the western section of the TTU campus.

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park

Those well-versed in history will appreciate the Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park in Byrdsville. Honoring eastern Tennessee's famous son, the park features the refurbished log cabin where Hull was born, and a museum detailing his life and time as the Secretary of State for the administration of Franklin Roosevelt.

The museum preserves a number of Hull's personal items, including the Nobel Peace Prize he received for his role in establishing the United Nations. The park hosts a number of annual events, including the Cordell Hull Folk Festival and the Roller Coaster Yard Sale.

Visitors can also explore the Bunkum Cave Hiking Trail located along the limestone-rich Highland Rim near the main complex. The park is located near Cookeville and Crossville.

Eblen Center

Of the many eclectic and impressive destinations you'll have to see in middle Tennessee, one truly sticks out. It may not feature the music-history many top attractions in the state have, but the Eblen Center on the campus of Tennessee Tech University is a can't-miss, especially for college basketball fans. 

Head for 12th Street and Willow Avenue on the campus of TTU, and there you will find this impressive multi-use venue. Seating 9,280 fans for TTU Golden Eagles basketball and volleyball games, Eblen Center was opened in 1977. It is named in honor of former professor and coach Hooper Eblen.

Fall Creek Falls State Park

The highest free-fall waterfall east of the Mississippi River, Fall Creek Falls lends its name to Tennessee's most visited state park. The park is set near cities like Dayton, Mcminnville, and Cookeville.

More than 26,000 acres stretched out over the Cumberland Plateau await visitors of all dispositions. Hikers, horseback riders, and bikers can choose from miles of trails to reach overlooks of centrally-located Cane Creek and Falls Creek.

Bird watchers can sneak a peek at buzzard hawks and various songbirds while anglers can catch bass, catfish, and bluegill at Fall Creek Lake. A challenging 18-hole golf course among dense forests rewards golf enthusiasts, while mountain bikers embrace 24 miles of rolling trails.

Tennessee Tech University

Visit one of Tennessee's oldest, public, accredited schools – Tennessee Technological University. Found in Cookeville, the campus of TTU is accessed easily via Interstate 40, found between 12th Street and 7th Street along State Route 135. TTU was established in 1915. 

Plan to partake on a campus tour at Tennessee Tech when you're in the area. A campus tour is an ideal way to see TTU, especially for those families traveling with a high school senior. Some of the top campus landmarks include the Derryberry Hall Clock Tower, and the Roaden University Center

Tucker Stadium

You'll have zero regrets the next time you visit Nashville and middle Tennessee – so long as you make it to an exciting Tennessee Tech football game. Plan your stay in Cookeville for the fall and head to Tucker Stadium, home field of the Tennessee Tech football team. It can be found right on campus, along W 12th Street and Peachtree Avenue.

With a seating capacity of 16,500, and a very nice Stadia Turf playing surface, Tucker Stadium is certainly one of the premier sports venues in the region. Whether you're a huge Tennessee Tech football fan, or simply hoping to find an exciting Saturday afternoon activity, you can't go wrong with a visit to Tucker Stadium.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 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
  • 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

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 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

Nearby Restaurants

  • 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

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