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The 10 Best Places to Stay in Knoxville, TN

The Tennessean Hotel Knoxville

Are you planning a trip to Knoxville, Tennessee in the near future, if so, you might be curious which hotels are the best of the best. We've checked out the best hotels in Knoxville choosing accommodations with high safety ratings, plenty of amenities, and at a variety of price points so that anyone within any budge can find the right accommodation. Whether you are looking to stay downtown near the action or somewhere a little further away, we have some options that are sure to make you want to book a Knoxville trip right away.

Red Roof Inn Knoxville

10. Red Roof Plus & Suites Knoxville West - Cedar Bluff

208 Market Place Blvd, Knoxville

Starting rates: $85 per night

The Red Roof Plus offers guests a choice of suites with premium selections available. The hotel is pet friendly and is highly rated for attentive and helpful staff. The hotel is conveniently located near the University of Tennessee, the Turkey Creek shopping complex, Three Rivers Rambler, Achilhowee Park, the Tennessee Theatre, the Oak Ridge Art Center, Neyland Stadium, and the Knoxville Museum of Art. There are plenty of options for getting out of the room and seeing the town, or enjoying a night out of fun, entertainment, and a nice dinner with drinks. If you want to say in and cook, you're welcome to use the BBQ facilities offered by the hotel. There is also a self-serve laundry station, and a picnic area.

Homewood Suites Knoxville

9. Homewood Suites by Hilton Knoxville West at Turkey Creek

10935 Turkey Dr, Knoxville

Starting rates: $110 per night

Homewood Suites is a 3-Star rated hotel with friendly staff to meet your every need. You have your choice of standard rooms or suites. This is a pet-friendly establishment so it's okay to bring Fido with you. The hotel is situated in the Turkey Creek shopping center which puts you conveniently within walking distance of a variety of entertainment venues, great shopping opportunities, and plenty of restaurants and bars in the area. It's close to the Turkey Creek Greenway that offers five miles of paved trail for biking or hiking, your choice. There are also several golf courses nearby. The hotel sponsors a complimentary evening social on Mondays through Thursdays, and you can start every morning with a free breakfast on them.

Hilton Knoxville

8. Hilton Knoxville

501 W Church Ave, Knoxville

Starting rates: $128 per night

The Hilton Knoxville offers guests a variety of rooms and suites in a pet-friendly atmosphere. While at the hotel, guests enjoy comfortable private rooms with staff available to assist with any special needs or directions to nearby attractions. The hotel maintains a Starbucks for guests to enjoy a steaming hot espresso or other branded beverage, along with an on-site restaurant called the Firefy/Marble City. The restaurant has a rustic ambiance where you can get a southern style meal or enjoy cocktails. The hotel is situated off the 1-40 and I-75 freeways in downtown Knoxville, within a mile of Neyland Stadium, the University of Tennessee and the World's Fair Park. The hotel is linked with the Knoxville Convention Center with access offered by a sky bridge. It's ideal for guests with events scheduled at the convention center.

Hyatt Place Downtown Knoxville

7. Hyatt Place Knoxville, Downtown

530 S Gay St, Knoxville

Starting rates: $122 per night

The Hyatt Place Knoxville Downtown is conveniently located in the central business district of downtown Knoxville. This gives guests easy access to a variety of off-site restaurants and eateries, sports bars, cocktail lounges, and other amenities. You'll also find the Tennessee and Bijou theaters nearby. Other attractions include the Sunsphere tower, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and the World's Fair Park. While at the hotel you'll have your choice of rooms or suites, and a bridal suite is also available. Bicycle rentals are also available for touring the city.

Graduate Knoxville

6. Graduate Knoxville

1706 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville

Starting rates: $119 per night

The Graduate Knoxville is a 3-star hotel that offers newly remodeled facilities with clean and comfortable rooms, and friendly staff to provide assistance when asked. The hotel is situated near University of Tennessee with conveniently located near the Frank H. McClung Museum for ancient and natural history buffs. The museum is loaded with exhibits and features a dinosaur skeleton. More entertainment is nearby at the Clarence Brown Theater, as well as Neyland Stadium , the 1830s Crescent Bend House & Garden and a variety of bars and eateries along the strip.

The Oliver Hotel Knoxville

5. The Oliver Hotel

407 Union Ave, Knoxville

Starting rates: $160 per night

The Oliver Hotel is a 3-star establishment that offers guests a unique and old-time environment. It is a boutique hotel with a sophisticated ambiance with elegant rooms laid out with local artwork and handcrafted furniture. You can enjoy dinner at the on-site restaurant indoors or on the open terrace with southern style cuisine and cocktails, or spend time in the Prohibition themed bar. The property was restored from an 1876 building that overlooks Market Square. This ideal location puts you within walking distance of a variety of attractions including museums, theaters, and various bars and restaurants.

Cumberland House Knoxville

4. Cumberland House Knoxville, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

1109 White Ave, Knoxville

Starting rates: $144 per night

The Cumberland House is a 3-star hotel that is situated in the heart of downtown Knoxville. It offers rooms and suites for guests with excellent amenities and service from friendly and helpful staff. The Tussie Mussie offers modern Appalachian cooking and the on-site bar is known for its craft beers and spirits, featuring unique local whiskey labels. You're a one minute walk from the Sunsphere, the University of Tennessee, World's Fair Park and the Knoxville Convention Center. Neyland Stadium is only a half mile away, and also within walking distance are a host of restaurants, bars in Market Square.

Embassy Suites Downtown Knoxville

3. Embassy Suites by Hilton Knoxville Downtown

507 S Gay St, Knoxville

Starting rates: $159 per night

The Embassy Suites Hotel is an all-suites establishment with modern, clean and comfortable rooms. The restaurant, bar and rooftop pool provide places to eat, enjoy a drink and relax under the stars. This hotel is located in a prime area for visitors to the city with easy access to the central business district. You'll find department stores for shopping, a variety of eateries and restaurants, a historic area with entertainment at the Tennessee and Bijou theaters, sports bars, cocktail lounges, and more. For things to do, you can go to the World's Fair Park, or tour the Knoxville Museum of Arts, or visit the Sunsphere tower for amazing views of the city. This hotel welcomes families and with advance notice, you can also bring your dogs.

Crowne Plaza Knoxville

2. Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University

401 W Summit Hill Dr, Knoxville

Starting rate: $96 per night

The Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University offers guests a choice of suites or rooms with excellent ratings for friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are clean and comfortable packed with amenities for comfort, including an on-site restaurant for dining in house, or taking a meal in your room via room service. The hotel is located in the heart of the downtown business district of Knoxville. Guests are within walking distance of a host of entertainment options including the Knoxville Museum, the World's Fair Park, the Tennessee and Bijou theaters, the Sunsphere Tower, and plenty of restaurants, bars, and shopping venues. You can even charge your electric vehicle at the hotel's charging station.

The Tennessean Hotel Knoxville

1. The Tennessean Hotel

531 Henley St, Knoxville

Starting rates: $209 per night

The Tennessean Hotel is located in the downtown area of Knoxville. The four-star hotel offers 82 guest rooms with luxury accommodations and friendly staff to serve your every need 24 hours a day. The hotel is located near the University of Tennessee within easy walking distance of the Old City and Market Square. You'll find a variety of easy to find pubs and bars, a diverse selections of restaurants and eateries and entertainment at venues such as the Tennessee and Bijou theaters. There is also great artisan shopping places near the hotel. You can also choose to dine in at the hotel's Drawing Room restaurant for eating out or room service.

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