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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 Book a Knoxville Meeting

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

Clarion Inn & Suites Near Downtown
5335 Central Ave. Pike, Knoxville, TN 37912 Website
  • 2 star Highway property
  • Has environment-friendly policy See policy
Fairfield Inn & Suites Knoxville / East : 1551 Cracker Barrel Lane
1551 Cracker Barrel Lane, Knoxville, TN 37914 Website
  • Midscale Rural property
  • 8 suites in property
Hyatt Place Knoxville Downtown
530 South Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Three Star hotel
Excellent 5.0 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel
531 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Four-star property
  • 82 rooms in property
Excellent 5.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Graduate Knoxville in Knoxville
1706 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 112 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Impressive bathroom
  • Great TV
Hampton Inn & Suites-Knoxville / North I-75 : 5411 Pratt Rd.
5411 Pratt Rd., Knoxville, TN 37912
  • 2-star Highway property
  • Free breakfast available
Holiday Inn Knoxville N Merchant Drive in Knoxville
5634 Merchant Center Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Exceptional price
  • Door lock falling off
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Knoxville Papermill : 1317 Kirby Rd.
1317 Kirby Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
Courtyard by Marriott Knoxville West / Bearden
250 Brookview Centre Way, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 6 floors in property
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville Papermill Drive in Knoxville
601 North Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37919
  • 3-star Highway property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Knoxville West -Papermill
6324 Papermill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919
  • 2 star property
  • 15 suites in property
Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville Papermill Drive
601 North Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37917
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Good accessibility by car
  • There's also cookies
Comfort Inn Powell - Knoxville North in Knoxville
7585 Barnett Way, Knoxville, TN 37849
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in property
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Crowne Plaza Hotel Knoxville Downtown University - 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.
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 197 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 90%
  • Clean
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
0 : 525 Henley St.
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.
  • Affordable hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Read more
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Hilton Knoxville - 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.
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
Cumberland House Knoxville Hotel - Knoxville
1109 White Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 10 suites in hotel
  • Close to the city center with easily acessible parking
  • Kitchenette needs more attention
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Courtyard Downtown Knoxville
210 West Church Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 9 floors
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Mainstay Suites in Knoxville
144 Merchants Dr., Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Economy Downtown hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Spacious suite
  • Most guests loved the minibar
Best Western Knoxville Suites Downtown in Knoxville
5317 Pratt Rd., Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 03:00
Sleep Inn North Knoxville
5460 Central Ave. Pike, Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Economy Highway property
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
  • Hotel buildings could use some improvement
  • Entry doors did not work
Comfort Suites North
5466 Central Ave. Pike, Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • 72 suites in hotel
  • Great room
  • No outdoor pool
TRU Knoxville North
5418 Pratt Rd., Knoxville, TN 37912
  • Midscale hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Knoxville North I 75 Exit 112 - Powell
7520 Conner Rd., Powell, TN 37849 ~7.14 miles northwest of Knoxville
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00pm
Red Roof Inn & Suites Knoxville East in Knoxville
7525 Crosswood Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37924
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Location is great
  • The majority of guests complained about the bathroom
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Graph: Next 20 Days of Knoxville Hotel Prices

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Knoxville, TN discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Knoxville hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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

Best Discounts in Knoxville, TN

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.

FAQs about hotels in Knoxville

What are the most favored hotels in Knoxville?

Hyatt Place Knoxville Downtown, The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel and Graduate Knoxville are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Knoxville?

The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel Knoxville Downtown University and Embassy Suites Knoxville Downtown are the top 3 luxury hotels near Knoxville city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Knoxville?

Clarion Inn & Suites Near Downtown, Fairfield Inn & Suites Knoxville, and Hyatt Place Knoxville Downtown are the properties closest to Knoxville city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Knoxville cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Knoxville can be as cheap as $69.53 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Knoxville cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Knoxville has been $99.93 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a high-end hotel in Knoxville cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Knoxville has been $121.61 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Knoxville?

The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel, Graduate Knoxville and 0 are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Knoxville?

Courtyard by Marriott Knoxville West, Courtyard Downtown Knoxville and Fairfield Inn & Suites Knoxville are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Knoxville?

Comfort Inn Powell - Knoxville North, Clarion Inn & Suites Near Downtown and Mainstay Suites are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Knoxville?

Holiday Inn Knoxville N Merchant Drive, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Knoxville West -Papermill and Crowne Plaza Hotel Knoxville Downtown University are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler reviews of Knoxville, TN

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

"Very nice city!"
Score 5.0 / 5

A lot to do.

Brandt T., from 10-Dec-2019
"Clean, Well Restored & Maintained"
Score 4.0 / 5

Clean, well restored & maintained. Good roads & traffic. Safe feeling. Plenty of entertainment & activities. Lots of shopping & great restaurants. I came for a very rare cancer therapy treatment program available here. The doctored, technicians, nurses, etc were so kind, thoughtful, & Gods Will-successful. I'm confident it is successful.

Mary B., from 22-Nov-2019
"Love the city"
Score 4.0 / 5

I love the city of Knoxville, I visit it at least twice monthly.

Brandt T., from 17-Nov-2019
"Saving My Life"
Score 5.0 / 5

Busy, clean, green-not dried out, vibrant, young, historic, picturesque, lots of shopping, lots to do & lots of good places to eat. Best - a cancer center that is saving my life when all other had given up.

Mary B., from 15-Nov-2019
"Clean and Well kept"
Score 5.0 / 5

I was right on campus and it was so clean and well kept. I didn't venture too far from there as was dropping off a college student.

Deborah R., from 19-Aug-2019
"I love Knoxville"
Score 5.0 / 5

I was born and raised here. It is always good coming back home to visit. I love Knoxville

David B., from 15-Jul-2019
"Great Place"
Score 5.0 / 5

It's clean and friendly. Lots of local flavor.

Sandra G., from 15-Jul-2019
"Don Delfis Pancake House and Restaurant"
Score 4.0 / 5

An early morning gem that we just happened upon. Portions were huge, prices were reasonable (we didn't spend any more than a breakfast at Bob Evans) and the food was excellent.

Susan L., from 05-Nov-2018
"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
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
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 4.5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews
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