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4.2 / 5Very Good
112 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Paul Walker Golf Course
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Hardin Planetarium
    14 min walk
  • Restaurant
    White Squirrel Brewery
    6 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Riley's Bakery
    13 min walk
  • Airport
    Bowling Green, KY (BWG-Bowling Green-Warren County)
    3 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Room, Non Smoking (King with Sofa Bed)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

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    • Sleeps 2
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About this area

Bowling Green

Located in Bowling Green, Cardinal Motel is in the city centre. Eloise B Houchens Center and St Joseph Catholic Church are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include The Baker Arboretum and Downing Museum and Beech Bend Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at E. A. Diddle Arena or Bowling Green Ballpark.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Paul Walker Golf Course - 11 min walk
  • Hardin Planetarium - 14 min walk
  • E. A. Diddle Arena - 16 min walk
  • Barren River Imaginative Museum of Science - 17 min walk
  • Fountain Square Park - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Nashville, TN (BNA-Nashville Intl.) - 73 min drive


  • White Squirrel Brewery - 6 min walk
  • Riley's Bakery - 13 min walk
  • Chili's - 18 min walk
  • Tidball's - 18 min walk
  • Cambridge Market & Cafe - 20 min walk

About this property

Cardinal Motel

Motel with free parking, near Western Kentucky University
This motel features a 24-hour front desk, free self-parking and free WiFi in public areas. All 20 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and LED TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include free long-distance calls, free local calls and free bottled water.
Cardinal Motel offers 20 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and free toiletries. 40-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in November 2015.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Family friendly


Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken



If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Air conditioning


Free toiletries
Shower/bathtub combination


40-inch LED TV
TV channels
premium channels

Food and drink

Free bottled water


Free local calls
Free long-distance calls
Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 1 PM - 5 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10.00, per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 10 per night.
  • 1 per room (up to 15 lb/7 kg)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 10 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This was my second stay at the Cardinal Motel. The rooms are spotless and the staff is very welcoming and friendly. The gentleman at the desk remembered me from my first visit several months ago! I will definitely stay here every time I visit my son in Bowling Green!

Stayed 1 night in Dec. 2019


  • Disliked: Room comfort

Not a place to stay

The beds were terrible. There were druggies pounding on the doors and other druggies yelling at us. We asked for help at the front desk and nothing was done. We left and was offered no compensation for the situation.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Good location, easy in and out. Well up keep with personal attention to guests.

Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The manager there knows how to blow a good review. I was ready to write a very positive review about this quaint little motel. They spent at least an hour trying to get a working AC unit in my room on my first night when they should have moved me to another room. I gave them a pass on this since they got a working unit the next day. But, just as I was getting in bed on my third and last night, they called me to tell me to close my window while I had my AC on. I had mistakenly reserved a smoking room, so I had the window open part way to let fresh air in. Anyway, they didn't know if I had my AC on or not. They had some contrived reason for why I needed to close it. I didn't feel like arguing so I told them I would close the window. I've stayed in rooms all over the world and never had someone tell me how to use the AC and windows. Guess they will never see the positive things I was going to say.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug. 2019


  • Disliked: Staff & service

They stole money off my card without my permission

Stayed 3 nights in Aug. 2019

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