East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains hotels

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What travelers to East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains are saying

We were there for a UT football game, and it was everything we hoped it would be!
Mark S. Sep 14, 2015
Airport is very nice. Not crowded and not too big. I would fly here again.
Mrs. Cross May 16, 2015
Really did not see much.
Scott R. May 10, 2015


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Discover Strawberry Plains in historic Knoxville

Situated on the banks of the Tennessee River and located just a short distance from the Smoky Mountains, Knoxville, Tennessee, has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike. Tennessee's third-largest city is close enough to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to allow easy access to hundreds of miles of pristine wilderness and beautiful trails.

At the same time, the city itself is home to a rich depository of cultural and historical attractions, including Market Square and the Knoxville Zoo, so there's always plenty to see and do. From the vibrant allure of the annual Dogwood Arts Festival to the charming shops and restaurants on Volunteers Landing, Knoxville is bursting with hidden gems and exciting surprises.

Best time to stay

There are advantages to visiting Knoxville at virtually any time of year. Summers are great because of the nice weather, but hotel prices tend to peak at that time as more people flock to the city. A great way to sidestep this issue is by considering East Knoxville-Strawberry Plains hotels, which tend to offer more affordable rates than hotels in the downtown area.

Things to see

Knoxville Zoo

Don't let the compact size of this zoo fool you. It's a truly state-of-the-art attraction with more than 800 animals and a variety of fun kids' activities and play equipment. The red pandas alone make this zoo well worth a visit. The fact that it's just east of downtown is another major perk.

Market Square

Most locals regard Market Square as the beating heart of Knoxville, so be sure to check it out. This small, historic square is lined with an eclectic array of shops, cafes, restaurants, boutiques and other establishments, and a small fountain lends it a lively and pleasant ambiance.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

If you're looking for a fun day trip while visiting Knoxville, you can't go wrong with this amazing national park. With more than 800 miles of trails and opportunities to enjoy everything from camping to fishing, it's a perfect place for an active trip.

Volunteer Landing

This pleasant promenade extends along the Tennessee River. In addition to boasting a nice selection of restaurants, shops, bars and cafes, it features a series of huge fountains that are specifically designed for splashing and playing. What better way to cool off and have some fun on a hot, humid summer day?

Knoxville events

Dogwood Arts Festival

Held every April, the Dogwood Arts Festival honors the annual blooming of the many dogwood trees that grow all around the city. Several home and garden shows are held to highlight the trees, as well as residents' gorgeous home landscaping and gardens. Appalachian arts and crafts feature prominently at the festival, and bluegrass music is often performed live throughout the event.

Traveling to Knoxville

If you're flying to Knoxville, then you'll arrive at McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), which is about 12 miles from downtown in the neighboring city of Alcoa. About half a dozen major carriers operate out of the airport, and regular service is available to and from major cities like New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas-Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

If a road trip is in your future, several major freeways cross through and near the city. Travelers from the north and south typically arrive via Interstate 75, while travelers from the east and west generally arrive via Interstate 40.

For bus travelers, there's a Greyhound station right in downtown Knoxville, and Greyhound offers nationwide service from the terminal. Megabus is another option; from its downtown station, daily service to and from Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Chattanooga; Memphis and Nashville is available for a very reasonable price.


Because it has a humid subtropical climate, Knoxville experiences cool winters and very little snowfall. Its relatively high elevation helps to offset the high temperatures and humidity that usually come with this kind of climate, and the average temperature in July is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Knoxville receives an average of 48 inches of rain per year, and conditions are pretty wet in the spring and summer in particular.

Recently booked East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains hotels

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Knoxville/East
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1 day ago 2 stars $93
Red Roof Inn & Suites Knoxville East
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1 day ago 3 stars $68
Super 8 Knoxville East
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3 days ago 2 stars $46
Quality Inn East
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6 days ago 2 stars $68
Americas Best Value Inn Knoxville East Strawberry Plains
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14 days ago 2 stars $48
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27 days ago 3 stars $105
La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville East
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28 days ago 3 stars $86

Recently Rated East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains Hotels

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Strawberry Inn & Suites
East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains
3.7 / 5
24 reviews
3 stars $74
Super 8 Knoxville East
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2.7 / 5
22 reviews
2 stars $46
Red Roof Inn & Suites Knoxville East
East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains
3.7 / 5
71 reviews
3 stars $68
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Knoxville/East
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3.8 / 5
11 reviews
2 stars $93
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East
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3.0 / 5
5 reviews
2 stars $69
Comfort Suites East
East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains
4.4 / 5
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2 stars $103
East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains
4.3 / 5
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3 stars $105
Hampton Inn Knoxville-East
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4.4 / 5
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3 stars $110
Rodeway Inn Knoxville
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2.4 / 5
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Motel 6 Knoxville TN
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3.7 / 5
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Featured East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains Hotels

From $68

1 Red Roof Inn & Suites Knoxville East

3 stars
3.7 / 5 71 reviews

7525 Crosswood Blvd

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Convenient to so many Knoxville attractions and businesses! Knoxville East Red Roof Inn & Suites is also within a half hour drive of the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge! Were within a...

People were nice and friendly.
The place needs a update. Maintenance was ok, but you could tell that they are in a patch it and go mode.
Dec 1, 2015
From $46

2 Super 8 Knoxville East

2 stars
2.7 / 5 22 reviews

7585 Crosswood Blvd

* The Award Winning Pride of Super 8 Knoxville - East is conveniently located off of exit 398 on I-40 at Strawberry Plains Pike. We are centrally located with easy access to the shopping, business...

Stop along a trip
The rooms are old but in good condition. It's a middle of the road quality hotel, we had to do some bug extermination (spiders not bed bugs) but overall it was a spacious comfortable room, the...
Dec 3, 2015
From $42

3 Motel 6 Knoxville TN

2 stars
3.7 / 5 16 reviews

1550 Cracker Barrrel Ln

Motel 6 Knoxville is conveniently located off I-40 within 10 miles of Knoxville Centre Mall, Knoxville Zoo, and Knoxville Convention Center. An outdoor seasonal pool, Free Wi-Fi in all modern rooms...

Family vacation
The motel was fine for a last minute pick. We needed a place to stay for one night and this was adequate.
Jun 2, 2015
From $110

4 Hampton Inn Knoxville-East

3 stars
4.4 / 5 15 reviews

7445 Sawyer Lane

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

your relaxing retreat near the Great Smoky Mountains...welcome to the Hampton Inn Knoxville-East, TN.The Hampton Inn Knoxville-East, Tennessee hotel is centrally located between the downtown...

Overnight stay
The walls are very thin. I could hear everything my neighbor talked about.
Aug 30, 2015
From $86

5 La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville East

3 stars
3.6 / 5 16 reviews

7210 Saddle Rack St

Searching for good Knoxville hotels? The La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville hotel in the Strawberry Plains area was recently named a 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner! The La...

Ok Travel Stop
Front desk staff, excellent. Clean Hotel but due to being remodeled it had a lot of construction materials laying around and wasn't finished. Guess that's why the price was good. But ok place for...
May 22, 2015
From $105


3 stars
4.3 / 5 19 reviews

730 Rufus Graham Rd

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Ok Experience For One Night, Wouldn't Want to Stay for Longer
We stayed for one night traveling for a UT game, and were grateful that it wasn't more than that. The lobby was clean, the room was clean and looked fine, the free breakfast was better than the...
Sep 15, 2015
From $56

7 Days Inn Knoxville East

2 stars
2.0 / 5 9 reviews

5423 Asheville Hwy

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Visit Days Inn Knoxville East located right off Interstate 40 near downtown Knoxville, Neyland Stadium, Knoxville Zoo and a variety of area restaurants. This hotel boasts free truck, bus and RV...

From $74

8 BEST WESTERN PLUS Strawberry Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.7 / 5 24 reviews

7260 Saddlerack Street

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Enjoy a delightful stay this Knoxville hotel, just minutes from downtown Knoxville, University of Tennessee and the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg/Great Smoky Mountains Resort area. The BEST WESTERN PLUS...

No disappointments at all
Many times the information posted online and reality are 2 very different things. This was not the case with this hotel. The first thing I noticed is the outside looked just like the pictures...
Dec 16, 2015
From $68

9 Quality Inn East

2 stars
3.0 / 5 6 reviews

7471 Crosswood Blvd

Quality Inn East is ideally located on I-40, off Exit 398, Strawberry Plains Pike, just 8 miles from the downtown area. This hotel is 25 miles from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, McGhee Tyson Airport...

From $103

10 Comfort Suites East

2 stars
4.4 / 5 8 reviews

7230 Region Lane

100 percent non-smoking hotel. All-suite hotel with easy access off I-40. Located only eight miles from Knoxville downtown area and 25 miles from Pigeon Forge. Within walking distance to one of...

Vols Game Trip
Nice stay. Quiet. Friendly staff. Would recommend this hotel to anyone else.
Oct 14, 2015
From $48

11 Americas Best Value Inn Knoxville East Strawberry Plains

2 stars
2.8 / 5 18 reviews

722 Brakebill Road

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Americas Best Value Inn Knoxville East/Strawberry Plains offers the most value for your money when staying for business- pleasure- or just passing through. We offer clean spacious rooms- a 24-hour...

Only one word describes my experience at this hotel: Ick!!! The room was disgusting...hair in the sheets, dead bugs and hair in the corners of the bathroom, stained towels, unknown material on the...
Oct 23, 2014
From $93

12 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Knoxville/East

2 stars
3.8 / 5 11 reviews

1551 Cracker Barrel Lane

Far surpassing other hotels in Knoxville, TN in value, service and cleanliness, Fairfield Inn & Suites Knoxville/East offers comfortable guest rooms and generous amenities. Our close proximity to...

Just stopped in for the night
This wasn't the nicest of the Courtyard chain that we've stayed at but it was clean and comfortable. It was a nice place to rest between days of driving and the staff was super nice and made us...
Dec 1, 2015
From $69

13 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East

2 stars
3.0 / 5 5 reviews

7424 Strawberry Plains Pk.

Miles yet only minutes from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains. All rooms have coffee makers, free high-speed Internet access, microwaves and refrigerators. Rooms...

Family trip.
Toilet paper wasn't replaced, neither were tissues. Took my towels one day and said they would return with clean ones, never did, had to go get my own towels.
Nov 11, 2015
From $39

14 Rodeway Inn Knoxville

1 star
2.4 / 5 21 reviews

814 Brakebill Road

The Rodeway Inn hotel in east Knoxville, TN is a short drive from downtown Knoxville and minutes from Pigeon Forge, Dollywood and Gatlinburg. Several restaurants and shopping centers are nearby....

Hotel room 101
I stayed in room 101 and I noticed that there is no smoke detector. If a fire had happened when I was sleeping then I would have died from it. I thought smoke alarms were required by law? Also the...
Jul 22, 2015