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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.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Strawberry Plains
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1 hour ago 3 stars $74
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Strawberry Inn & Suites
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5 days ago 3 stars $54
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8 days ago 2 stars $80
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14 days ago 2 stars $38
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15 days ago 1 star $45

Recently Rated East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains Hotels

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Hampton Inn Knoxville-East
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4.6 / 5
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3 stars $101
La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Strawberry Plains
East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains
3.6 / 5
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3 stars $74
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East
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3.0 / 5
2 reviews
2 stars $49
Red Roof Inn & Suites Knoxville East
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3.6 / 5
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3 stars $54
Knights Inn Knoxville TN
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2.9 / 5
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2 stars $46
Rodeway Inn Knoxville
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2.4 / 5
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1 star $33
Comfort Suites East
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4.5 / 5
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3.6 / 5
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Super 8 Knoxville East
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Knoxville/East
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East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains hotels

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Featured East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains Hotels

From $74

1 La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Strawberry Plains

3 stars
3.6 / 5 14 reviews

7210 Saddle Rack St Map

The La Quinta Inn & Suites-Knoxville East was recently named a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner! Searching for good Knoxville hotels? The La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville... More

The hotel room was large enough and clean but there were below average aspects. Pull out sofa bed still had sheets from previous use on it when unfolded. Room looked worn stains on sofa, dirty wall...
Jan 15, 2015
From $73

2 BEST WESTERN PLUS Strawberry Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 18 reviews

7260 Saddlerack Street Map

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... More

Adequate, helpful staff
Non-smoking room smelled smokey. Called front desk & clerk came right up. He said smell was coming from A/C & filter was dirty. However, hallway carpeting also had the smell. If you have allergies,...
Aug 10, 2014
From $54

3 Red Roof Inn & Suites Knoxville East

3 stars
3.6 / 5 67 reviews

7525 Crosswood Blvd Map

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... More

pretty good
great location, staff was very helpful and friendly!! room was clean and close to the stadium!!
Nov 23, 2014
From $103


3 stars
4.4 / 5 17 reviews

730 Rufus Graham Rd Map

Enjoy a Stay at Our Contemporary Knoxville Hotel We invite you to visit our Holiday Inn Express® Knoxville East - Strawberry Plains accommodations. This hotel's location off I-40 provides you with... More

Knoxville Business Trip
Great place to stay for the money. Had to be in and out in a hurry and this was ideally located for an easy turnaround. Great breakfast setup!
Apr 30, 2014
From $101

5 Hampton Inn Knoxville-East

3 stars
4.6 / 5 12 reviews

7445 Sawyer Lane Map

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... More

Great stop on the road
This hotel is easy to find and a great stop if you're on the road. It is well-kept, clean and quiet. However, in terms of food/restaurants in the area there is much left to be desired.
Jan 21, 2015
From $75

6 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Knoxville/East

2 stars
3.9 / 5 10 reviews

1551 Cracker Barrel Lane Map

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... More

Stay Repeated visits.
Was Extremely convenient, clean and staff was friendly.
Jun 28, 2014
From $80

7 Comfort Suites East

2 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

7230 Region Lane Map

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... More

Very happy with this stay
This property is definitely a 2 star plus in my book. Clean, comfortable and quiet room. Didn't hear any hallway noise. My room didn't have a flat screen TV which seemed odd to me given how...
Sep 1, 2014
From $59

8 Quality Inn East

2 stars
3.0 / 5 6 reviews

7471 Crosswood Blvd Map

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... More

Family trip
We were disappointed with this hotel! Just not inviting at all. The television did not work and it was not properly cleaned. We won't stay here again!!
Nov 11, 2013
From $49

9 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East

2 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

7424 Strawberry Plains Pk. Map

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... More

Trip to North Carolina
Was convenient to highway but room was sub-par clerk was very good
Dec 29, 2014
From $46

10 Knights Inn Knoxville TN

2 stars
2.9 / 5 18 reviews

722 Brakebill Rd. Map

Stay 2, Save 15%

54 rooms. We are only 8 minutes from downtown Knoxville and only a 25 minute drive from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We are within walking distance... More

Only one word describes my experience at this hotel: Ick!!! The room was in the sheets, dead bugs and hair in the corners of the bathroom, stained towels, unknown material on the...
Oct 23, 2014
From $38

11 Super 8 Knoxville East

2 stars
2.8 / 5 20 reviews

7585 Crosswood Blvd Map

Stay 2, Save 15%

* 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... More

Needs some repairs
The refrigerator made as noise along with the air conditioner. The telephone didn't work nor did the lamp between the two beds. There was no conditioner and it smelled a little of stale cigarettes.
Jul 6, 2014
From $45

12 Motel 6 Knoxville TN

1 star
3.7 / 5 15 reviews

1550 Cracker Barrrel Ln Map

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 guest rooms... More

Nice place to stay.
Came in for the power tour and this was a nice place to stay.
Jun 10, 2014
From $33

13 Rodeway Inn Knoxville

1 star
2.4 / 5 19 reviews

814 Brakebill Road Map

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.... More

Good place to stay.
I was traveling with my wife and 10 year old son. We were surprised how big our room was. It had 2 double beds, sleeper sofa, chair, and was very spacious and clean. The bathtub did have some...
Sep 9, 2014