BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel

900 S Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501-4018
Phone: 931/526-7115   |   Fax: 931/526-7115   |   76 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   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 includes Danish, Bagels, Toast (white and wheat), Three types of cereal, Waffles, Hard boiled eggs, Oatmeal, Fruit, Two types of juice, Two types of milk and coffee, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • 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
  • 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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BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel

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

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.

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.

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

BEST WESTERN Thunderbird Motel

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Cookeville. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

February 2016

February 12, 2016
2016 Boro Art Crawl

Murfreesboro shows its artistic side as residents and local artists line the streets of downtown with gallery shows, food vendors, live events, and more. This event is free and starts at 6 p.m.

April 2016

April 14-13, 2016
2016 Nashville Film Festival

Up-and-coming regional and international filmmakers bring their work to Nashville for a over a week of screenings, workshops, award ceremonies, and so much more, all in the name of art and creativity. More details are TBA.

April 2016

April 16, 2016
2016 Slawburger Festival

Come grab a world-famous, Fayetteville slawburger during the town's annual Slawburger Festival. The festival will also feature unique vendors, live music, and plenty more festivities, all along Main Street. Festival start time is TBA.

April 14-16, 2016
2016 Rivers & Spires Festival

This award-winning festival takes place every year in Clarksville. It features three days of live music, kids' activities, interactive entertainment, delicous food, and more, all in historic downtown Clarksville. The fun begins at 5 p.m.

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