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Knoxville, TN: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find the perfect hotel in Knoxville using our hotel guide provided below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or close to Knoxville, TN for your upcoming personal or group trip. Explore the most favored Knoxville, Tennessee motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Knoxville area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Knoxville hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Knoxville Group Hotel Deals or See the best Knoxville meeting hotels

The Knoxville center is around the area of Market Square and the area of Knoxville Museum of Art.

Knoxville is the third largest city in Tennessee. When it was first settled in 1786, it was actually the capital of the state. However, as settlers continued to move westward, Knoxville's Eastern Tennessee location as the capital became inconvenient. The capital moved to Murfreesboro for a few years before finally setting up in Nashville. Yet Knoxville is still one of the largest cities in the Appalachian region and is a popular tourist destination. The city is home to the University of Tennessee and is slightly northwest of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. More from this guide...

Knoxville Hotels/Accommodations

The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel 531 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902
  • 4 star hotel
  • 4 floors in property
From$150
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Holiday Inn Knoxville N Merchant Drive : 5634 Merchant Center Blvd. 5634 Merchant Center Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 122 rooms in hotel
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
  • The majority of guests complained about the bathroom
From$62
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Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville Papermill 601 North Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
Holiday Inn World's Fair Park in Knoxville 525 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Leave your worries behind while staying at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park – Knoxville. This hotel offers every amenity you need to make your stay as relaxing as possible. With well-appointed guest rooms and suites, an on-site fitness center, a swimming pool and whirlpool, a cocktail lounge, a full-service restaurant ,and business services and facilities, this hotel features all that you could need during your stay. The Holiday Inn World's Fair Park – Knoxville is located within many of the prime attractions that Knoxville has to offer, including Knoxville Zoo, Knoxville Museum of Art, the Knoxville Convention Center, Volunteer Landing and Marina, and Market Square.
  • 3 star Convention Center property
  • 10 meeting rooms in property
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Knoxville : 618 West Main St. 618 West Main St., Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy See more
  • Most guests thought it was clean
  • Popular among families
From$139
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Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville / University 1706 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 7 floors
  • Breakfast team was a star
  • Popular among families
From$99
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Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville North 5411 Pratt Rd., Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Low Cost Highway property
  • Hotel has 32 suites
La Quinta Inn & Suites : 1317 Kirby Rd. 1317 Kirby Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • 96 rooms in property
Courtyard by Marriott Knoxville West / Bearden in Knoxville 250 Brookview Centre Way, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$109
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Knoxville West Papermill Dr
+1-800-881-1523
6324 Papermill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Low-priced property
  • Hotel has 89 rooms
Comfort Inn Powell Knoxville North - Powell 7585 Barnett Way, Powell, TN 37849 ~7.00 miles northwest of Knoxville
  • 2-star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Bathroom was small
  • Well-located with warm service
Hampton Inn Knoxville East : 7445 Sawyer Lane 7445 Sawyer Lane, Knoxville, TN 37924
  • 3 star property
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$100
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Crowne Plaza Knoxville in Knoxville 401 West Summit Hill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Those traveling for business or pleasure will enjoy the first-class accommodations offered by the Crowne Plaza Hotel Knoxville Downtown University Hotel. The hotel offers an array of amenities that are sure to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Work out in the on-site health and fitness center. Do some laps in the heated lap pool. Enjoy a gourmet meal at the hotel restaurant, and enjoy a cocktail at the hotel lounge. If you've forgotten anything at home, pick it up at the gift shop. Meeting rooms and business services are available for business travelers. No matter the reason for traveling, you can relax in a well-appointed guest room. The hotel is also situated near many attractions, including James White Fort, the Knoxville Convention Center, the Tennessee Riverboat, and the University of Tennessee.
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 12 floors in hotel
  • Most guests criticized the small bathroom
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
From$115
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Hilton Knoxville in Knoxville 501 West Church Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902
  • The contemporary-styled and well-outfitted Hilton Knoxville hotel provides first-class accommodations right within the heart of the city of Knoxville. As a guest of the Hilton Knoxville, you'll enjoy an array of amenities, including lavishly-appointed guestrooms, an outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, two on-site restaurants, exercise facilities and a Cyber Cafe. If you're in town for business, the hotel is adjacent to the Knoxville Convention Center and offers a covered sky bridge to the facility. Other nearby points of interest include Blount Mansion, the Knoxville Zoo, the Frank McClung Museum, and the World's Fair Park.
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 7 suites in hotel
  • Housekeeping can be a problem
  • Furniture needs more attention
From$129
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Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville - Knoxville 1109 White Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • AC needs updating
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
From$105
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Mainstay Suites 144 Merchants Dr., Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Two star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Room was clean
  • Most guests said rooms were clean enough
From$69
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Clarion Inn & Suites Near Knoxville Downtown - Knoxville 5335 Central Ave. Pike, Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Inexpensive Highway property
  • Free breakfast
Best Western Knoxville Suites in Knoxville 5317 Pratt Rd., Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Check-in time: 03:00
Sleep Inn North Knoxville 5460 Central Ave. Pike, Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • Great location
  • Hotel buildings could use some improvement
Comfort Suites North 5466 Central Ave. Pike, Knoxville, TN 37912
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Clean hotel facilities
  • Great reception
Red Roof Inn & Suites Knoxville East : 7525 Crosswood Blvd. 7525 Crosswood Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37924
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Easy access to highway
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
From$53
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Comfort Suites East - Knoxville 7230 Region Ln, Knoxville, TN 37924
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 P.M.
La Quinta Inn & Suites - Knoxville
+1-888-305-3366
7210 Saddlerack St., Knoxville, TN 37914
  • Three Star Highway property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Easily accessible by car, said 100%
  • Terrific location
Best Western Plus Strawberry Inn & Suites : 7260 Saddlerack St. 7260 Saddlerack St., Knoxville, TN 37914
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in property
From$79
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Marriott Knoxville - Knoxville 501 East Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 378 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Definitely not worth the money we had
  • Vibe wasn't good
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Whether you're coming to Knoxville to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains, or you're interested in experiencing the reinvigorated downtown area, finding the right hotel is important. From up-to-date luxury hotels to budget-friendly accommodations, you can find exactly what you need in Knoxville.

When to Visit Knoxville, TN

Deciding on the best time to visit Knoxville depends entirely on what you would like to do while you're there. During the summer, the city comes alive with plenty of festivals and events. The months of June through September see average high temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s, with July being the wettest month of the four. However, keep in mind that this is the most popular time of year to visit the city, so hotels charge the highest rates.

While October and November bring cooler temperatures, you still won't find very many hotel deals, as people travel to the area to take in the beautiful fall colors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. October sees average highs in the lower 70s, while November typically sees average highs in the lower 60s. The biggest festival of the season, Tennessee Fall Homecoming, happens in mid-October, and brings in nearly 400 bluegrass, folk, and gospel musicians.

Winters are relatively mild in Knoxville, and this is the best time of year to get a good deal on a hotel room. From December through February, you'll experience average high temperatures in the 40s and 50s and average low temperatures in the 30s. While Knoxville doesn't get a lot of snow, you can expect an average of 1 to 2 inches per month.

Spring is a lovely time to visit Knoxville. In March the average highs are in the lower 60s, but by May they've climbed into the upper 70s. April brings the Dogwood Arts Festival, which is a month-long celebration of the city's beautiful dogwood trees in full bloom. During the event you'll be able to travel over 60 miles of dogwood-lined trails that wind around the city.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Knoxville, TN:

seasonality of hotel rates in Knoxville

Knoxville, TN: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Knoxville, TN. Browse these illustrations to calculate the best seasons to make a reservation in Knoxville for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Knoxville, TN

4 Star Average Prices: $121.61

Enjoy some of the best amenities and service the area has to offer with a stay at one of the luxury hotel choices in Knoxville. Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University is a modern hotel in the heart of town. From the hotel it's an easy 15-minute walk to the University of Tennessee and a 10-minute walk to the Knoxville Visitors Center. When you get hungry, stop at Mahogany's Restaurant for classic American cuisine. This on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Or head to the hotel bar, The Library, to relax with your favorite drink.

Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel is directly across the street from the World's Fair Park. Start your morning off with a vigorous workout in the fitness center before grabbing one of the free newspapers in the lobby to catch up on the news. Once you get back from exploring downtown Knoxville, head to the on-site restaurant, McEwan's Kitchen, for a casual dinner. Finally, kick back and relax in your room as you enjoy conveniences like an LCD television with satellite channels, premium bedding, free bottled water, and free wired and wireless internet access.

While The Oliver Hotel is housed in a historic 1876 property overlooking Market Square, you'll find nothing but modern amenities inside. The stylish rooms come with free wireless internet access, a 42-inch flat-screen television, organic coffee and teas, and they're decorated with local artwork and handcrafted furniture. The on-site restaurant, Tupelo Honey Cafe, serves creative Southern cuisine for lunch and dinner, while the hotel's Prohibition-themed bar, Peter Kern Library, offers more than a dozen specialty drinks.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Knoxville

Affordable Hotel Options in Knoxville, TN

3 Star Average Prices: $99.93

If you're searching for affordable hotels in Knoxville, you have plenty of options available. Super 8 Knoxville Downtown Area is located near the heart of downtown and less than one mile from the Knoxville Expo Center. The hotel features free self-parking with spaces large enough for a bus or RV, a 24-hour front desk, and it serves a complimentary continental breakfast every morning. The rooms come with conveniences such as a coffee maker, microwave, free wireless internet access, and cable television service.

Before you head out to explore popular nearby attractions like the Sunsphere and the Bijou Theatre, be sure you take advantage of the free breakfast buffet offered at Quality Inn Merchants Drive. This hotel also offers an outdoor pool, 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, free newspapers, and complimentary coffee and tea in the common area. In your room, you'll find amenities such as an LCD television with cable channels, daily housekeeping, free local calls, and free wireless internet access.

If you need a little extra space during your stay in Knoxville, head to Comfort Suites North. All 72 rooms at this hotel come with sitting areas, sofa beds, pillow top mattresses, free wireless internet access, and LCD televisions with digital channels. The hotel also features a 24-hour business center, indoor pool, spa tub, 24-hour fitness center, free self-parking, and a complimentary breakfast buffet.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Knoxville

2 Star Average Prices: $69.53

2 Star Hotel Prices in Knoxville

Knoxville, TN Hotels with Discounts

From special packages to discounted room rates, Knoxville hotels offer plenty of ways for you to save money. At Embassy Suites Knoxville West, you can save 5 percent during your next stay by using your AAA, CAA, or AARP membership. Or, if you book your room at least 14 days in advance, you can save up to 20 percent. Active and retired military personnel and their families can also enjoy exclusive savings on leisure stays at Embassy Suites Knoxville West.

Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville West/Cedar Bluff offers packages and discounts to make your next stay in Knoxville even more special. For example, AARP members and seniors 65 and older can both save up to 10 percent off the best available rate, while AAA and CAA members can save up to 10 percent off a weekend room rate and 5 percent off a weekday rate. If you don't want to worry about meals during your stay, consider the Dine and Unwind package. You'll get a $25 daily food and beverage credit that can be used at the on-site restaurant, for a made-to-order breakfast, for room service, or for a snack at The Pavilion Pantry.

Best Value Options in Knoxville, TN

The value option hotels in Knoxville offer comfortable amenities while still staying within your travel budget. Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville Papermill Drive is just seven miles from the University of Tennessee football stadium and the Bijou Theatre. Along with an indoor pool, the hotel also has free self-parking, a fitness center, complimentary coffee and tea in the common area, and a free breakfast buffet. All 108 rooms come with iPod docks, free wireless internet access, LCD televisions with cable channels, and deep soaking tubs.

If you don't want to miss a workout during your stay in Knoxville, take a swim in the outdoor pool, or use the cardiovascular equipment in the 24-hour fitness center at Best Western Plus Cedar Bluff Inn. The hotel also features a 24-hour business center, laundry facilities, free self-parking, coffee and tea in the lobby, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. Relax in rooms that have refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, flat-screen televisions with digital channels, MP3 docks, and free wireless internet access.

Things to Do in Knoxville, TN

No matter where you choose to stay in Knoxville, you'll have endless opportunities for fun during your trip. Regardless of what time of year you visit the city, head to Market Square to take in all the sights and sounds of this pedestrian mall. Originally built in 1854 as a market place for farmers, today you can watch performers and musicians in the spring, play in the fountains in the summer, catch a festival in the fall, and go ice skating in the winter.

Rising above the Knoxville city skyline is the 266-foot hexagonal Sunsphere, which was built for the 1982 World's Fair. Head up to the level four observation deck for 360-degree views of downtown Knoxville, the University of Tennessee, the Smoky Mountains, and the Tennessee River. Go up one more floor and you can enjoy Italian cuisine with a spectacular view of the surrounding area at Primo Ristorante Italiano.

When you visit Knoxville, you'll find a vibrant city with plenty of shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreational opportunities. And whether you want affordable or luxurious, you'll also find the ideal hotel for your stay.

Government Per Diem Rates in Knoxville, TN Chart

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Knoxville, TN excluding taxes per night. See gsa.gov for more details.

Applies to Knox

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
January 1, 2018December 31, 2018$98.00$59.00

Recent traveler reviews of Knoxville, TN

Below are reviews of the city of Knoxville, TN from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

We really didn't get a chance to see the city...maybe next time!

Tonya D., from 10-Jan-2018
"Great Accommodations!"
Score 4.0 / 5

So much to offer in the terms of food, shopping, getting around and the friendly people.

Charles H., from 09-Oct-2017
"Great Stay and location!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Knoxville has a variety of places to eat.

Ryan G., from 31-Aug-2017
"Great hotel and restaurants!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great restaurant with reasonable prices.

Zanetta R., from 09-Jul-2017
"Great hotel and location!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The hotel is in a great location.

Pamela H., from 02-Jul-2017
"Nice area!"
Score 5.0 / 5

We saw the UT campus and the hotel.

Sharon G., from 09-Mar-2017
"Recommend!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Due to time constraints we were not able to enjoy the city of Knoxville, however we did have dinner at the Chop House, the food and service was excellent. I would recommend the Chop House and Home2Suites to anyone or group.

Diane M., from 01-Aug-2016
"Great Location "
Score 5.0 / 5

The area we stayed in (Cedar Bluff)was very nice, lots of places to eat.

Angie H., from 18-Jul-2016
"Love It, I Live Here"
Score 4.0 / 5

I live here, I invited all of the guests to Knoxville.

Dianne R., from 21-Apr-2016
"Good Times Spent"
Score 4.0 / 5

I have to travel there a lot. You got the zoo, several nature parks, and the World's Fair Park among other things.

Donna C., from 20-May-2015
"Great Food"
Score 4.0 / 5

Aubrey's restaurant has great food.

Laurel M., from 07-Aug-2014
"Worth Visiting"
Score 5.0 / 5

Good roads, scenic area and a desirable place to live.

Michael G., from 30-Jul-2014
"Would recommend "
Score 5.0 / 5

Calhoun's On The River has good food.

Ben R., from 29-Jul-2014
"Traffic Light Needed"
Score 5.0 / 5

I didn't go out to far but the cracker barrel was great. One bad thing they need a red light up at that intersection where that place of food is. I can see lots of accidents there. I had to go up and turn around just to go back there to eat.

Kimberly C., from 26-Jul-2014
"Market Square"
Score 4.0 / 5

Market Square is really cool: the restaurants were great, others had fun shopping while we went to movies. There was a lot to do.

Jennifer B., from 25-Mar-2014
"Market Square"
Score 5.0 / 5

We went to Market Square, neat place!

Ellen R., from 13-Jan-2014
"People in Knoxville were very helpful"
Score 4.0 / 5

It's a nice town. People in Knoxville were very helpful.

Carole B., from 01-Nov-2013
"Beautiful"
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful, from what we saw.

Phyllis G., from 24-Oct-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Knoxville, TN shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews
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