$88 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 8, 2015

Holiday Inn KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

3 stars
View map of 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
46 reviews
TN Trip

Great hotel/location. Woman at the front desk wasn't so polite, but over all visit awesome! See full review

  • ParaFlight
  • Jun 20, 2015
Business Trip

Excellent stay, Friendly customer service and great dinner recommendation! We even extended our... See full review

  • emily k.
  • Feb 25, 2015
The Holiday Inn Knoxville - Downtown is located in World's Fair Park just 25 steps from the Knoxville Convention Center and within walking distance to the Knoxville Museum of Art and the University of Tennessee. Contemporary rooms are bright and cheery with red or green accents, work desk and flat-screen television. A lobby-level restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and kids under 12 eat free. Eight meeting rooms and free Internet access take care of business, while an indoor pool covers pleasure.
Location
The Holiday Inn Knoxville - Downtown is located in World's Fair Park next to the Knoxville Convention Center. The downtown location means guests can walk from the hotel to the Knoxville Museum of Art, University of Tennessee and historic Market Square.
Rooms
Contemporary-looking rooms at this high-rise downtown Knoxville hotel include those with two double beds, a king bed and suites. A work desk, television with cable, free local calls and free Wi-Fi are in every room. Rooms get a bump of color with either red or green accents and dark wood furniture at Holiday Inn Knoxville - Downtown.
Property features
The swimming pool has views of the World's Fair Park, and the fitness room at the hotel overlooks the pool. The fitness room features treadmills, bicycles and an elliptical machine. The lobby-level restaurant Godfrey's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and kids under 12 eat free. The other dining option is Hudson's Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, serving steaks, pastas and burgers. Hudson's Lounge opens during dinner and serves beer, wine and cocktails. Guests at Holiday Inn Knoxville - Downtown can order room service during restaurant hours.
Highlights
  • Central downtown hotel in the World's Fair Park
  • Contemporary rooms with flat-screen televisions and work desks
  • Lobby-level restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Fitness center with treadmills, bikes and an elliptical machine
  • Business center, meeting rooms and free Internet access at Holiday Inn Knoxville - Downtown
Nearby attractions
  • Knoxville Convention Center (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Knoxville Museum of Art (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Alex Haley Statue at Haley Heritage Square (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Knoxville Zoo (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • Children's Museum of Oak Ridge (25.5 mi/41 km)
  • Pigeon Forge (31.2 mi/50.2 km)
  • Gatlinburg (37.9 mi/61 km)
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (40.7 mi/65.5 km)
Business
  • A 24-hour business center
  • Eight meeting rooms with 5,802 square feet
Transportation
  • McGhee Tyson Airport (11.3 mi/18.1 km)

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Indoor pool
Children's activities
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Neyland Stadium: 0.6 mi

Dining

Windows on the Park Restaurant and Bar
Executive Chef Chris Leynes and his culinary team feature signature farm to table items made from fresh TN and regional ingredients with a Southern Twist. Check out hottest trends in American mixology with a few original Knoxville inspired beverages incl
Stock & Barrel
A relaxing and upbeat atmosphere for you to experience a version of locally grown gourmet, craft burgers. For the beer drinker, a wide selection of draft, craft beers to choose from along with multiple domestic beer options and for the whiskey connoisse
Chesapeakes
Reminiscent of a traditional Chesapeake Bay Seafood restaurant with microbrewery, Chesapeake's derives much of its authentic Eastern Shore atmosphere from decor that features many genuine nautical antiques and artifacts. Chesapeake's is located off Hen
Fairgrounds
Can't stop for a full breakfast or need an afternoon pick me up Fairgrounds has just what you are looking for. Large selection of Lattes, Mochas, Smoothies, Espressos along with bagels, muffins, sodas, juice, newspapers and sundry items.
Windows on the Park Lounge
Stylish, chic downtown lounge directly overlooking World's Fair Park features happy hour daily from 4-7pm. The lounge features a large selection of craft beer, top shelf beverages, wine and small plate appetizers. Perfect for a quiet drink, watch your f

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
46 out of 46
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Speller Girl
Single
N/A
Jul 22, 2015

Spelling bee experience

I participated in the Senior Adult Spelling Bee at the Knoxville Convention Center. Since this was my first trip to the city, I chose this hotel right across the street. Close to Market Square, I did not need my car for sightseeing and dining. The registration staff were friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Holiday Inn KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Angela T.
Business
Indianapolis
Jul 8, 2015

Sleepless in Knoxville

The hotel was clean, staff were friendly and accomadating. The room lacked a microwave and mini fridge and come to find out, there is only one microwave in the whole hotel. The night I stayed was a Sunday night and the noise from the rooms next door was terrible, as if there were paper thin walls. My room was on the 4th floor and you could hear the street traffic perfectly. The topper for me was when at about midnight the dog next door began barking. That is when I requested to be moved to another room. So if you dont mind staying up half the night then this is a nice hotel, but if you need a good night's sleep before an early start to a busy day, then I would go elsewhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ParaFlight
Couples
New Bern
Jun 20, 2015

TN Trip

Great hotel/location. Woman at the front desk wasn't so polite, but over all visit awesome!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Holiday Inn KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carl C.
Couples
N/A
Jun 17, 2015

Fun Knoxville Visit

This recently renovated hotel was full of staff begging to make our stay more enjoyable. That paired with a small but nice indoor pool, small fitness center, in-house convenience store, expensive, but nice restaurant and lounge (breakfast for 2 was over $30.00) and a killer location (Walk right out the door into the World Fair Park) makes this a great place to stay. The only draw back and it was a big one, was the bed. We stayed in room 315 which was a single king and the mattress was terrible. Both mornings there we each woke up with a painful back ache. While I should have complained about the bed and ask to be moved I figured all of the bed's would be the same. I would have given this location and overall 5 if it wasn't for the bed and a good night's sleep for us is major. If fact it is so major that I probably would not book at this hotel again until they fix the problem. What a shame, because they have everything else right!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Holiday Inn KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
emily k.
Business
Auburn
Feb 25, 2015

Business Trip

Excellent stay, Friendly customer service and great dinner recommendation! We even extended our stay a second night!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CHARLES J.
Business
Buena Vista
Feb 11, 2015

UT trip

Very clean. Great beds and pillows. Nice remote TV. Staff was great. Near UT sports facilities

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CHARLES J.
Business
Buena vista
Jan 12, 2015

Work at UT

Great staff. Clean comfortable rooms this location is great. Free bottled water at check in

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Johnny Utah
Friends
N/A
Jan 6, 2015

Great Service

My friends and I were in town for our other friends' wedding. We didn't realize that Knoxville has about three total private taxis to service the entire city. So, we were stuck waiting for a taxi for two hours. The hotel staff was great and ended up taking us in a shuttle van, free of charge, to the reception!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Knoxville has about three cabs to service the entire city. I'm not sure if all three cabs are on the street at the same time. If you need a cab, you'll need to make an appointment in advance, at least a day.

Review of Holiday Inn KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mastiff Mom
Couples
Knoxville
Dec 30, 2014

Great hotel, even better using Orbucks!

Wow! I'd heard that the Holiday Inn World's Fair Site had undergone a renovation and they did a terrific job! Beautiful lobby and lovely, comfy room. Very pleasant front desk personnel. It was even better since I was able to pay for half of it with Orbucks! Nice perk for a last minute rendezvous!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Holiday Inn KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
zio joe
Business
Sevierville, TN, USA
Nov 19, 2014

Very comfortable stay

Room was very nice and comfortable. The staff was very helpful, recommended a good restaurant and suggested we take the hotel shuttle bus. Since it was a very cold night we welcomed the free ride. The hotel is very convenient to Market Square for shopping and/or dining. Would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If the weather is pleasant walk to the Square, but, as in our case, if the weather is frigid take advantage of the free hotel shuttle.

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