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Join the sports fans in Knoxville, Tennessee

In the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville is a great place to experience all that the South has to offer. Perhaps best known as the home of the University of Tennessee, its college football Saturdays are among the most celebrated in the country. However, its expansive parks —both the urban green spaces like World's Fair Park and the national parks beyond the city —make it a great host for annual events like Dogwood Arts Festival, along with world-class venues like the Tennessee Theatre and Knoxville Convention Center.

Places to visit

Neyland Stadium

College football fans make a beeline for this 102,455-seat stadium, the sixth-largest in the world, several times each fall, and the chorus of Tennessee country anthem “Rocky Top” can be heard across the city. If you're planning to book into Knoxville hotels from September through November, check the Tennessee Volunteers football schedule, as rooms are in very high demand around the game season.

World's Fair Park

Another famous site is World's Fair Park, which played host to the 1982 World's Fair. The mirrored globe of its Sunsphere tower dates back to that event and even played a role in an episode of The Simpsons. The observation deck reopened in May 2014 after decades of disuse, so visitors can now ride up to the 4th floor for views across the park's impressive geyser, fountains and a lawn that regularly plays host to concerts and festivals.

Gay Street

Downtown Knoxville's main thoroughfare, business district since the 18th century, Gay Street is now known for its arts vibe, being home to the biggest collection of the city's theaters. Many of these are on the National Register of Historic Places, so even if you're no thespian, check out places like the oldest commercial building in Knoxville, the Bijou Theatre—also rumored to be haunted by Union General William Sanders from the building's time as a Civil War hospital.

Annual events

Dogwood Arts Festival

April means the blooming of the local dogwood trees in Knoxville, and this is celebrated with the annual Dogwood Arts Festival, paying tribute to the arts, beauty and culture of the Appalachian region. See quilt-making done by the experts, bluegrass tunes performed by local bands or just tour the Knoxville dogwood trails for a scenic drive.

Knoxville Marathon

Experience the city at street level by entering the Knoxville Marathon or Half Marathon, which both take place in the spring. The more picturesque portions of the routes follow the Third Creek Greenway, finishing up at Neyland Stadium.


One of the South's most ambitious fireworks displays is held in Knoxville on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, and the event typically attracts more than 300,000 people. Live music and water shows kick off in the afternoon, while the sky lights up with rockets as soon as the sun sets.


Market Square has served as one of Knoxville's primary marketplaces ever since the 1850s. Selling items as varied as cocktail dresses and hiking boots, locals and visitors regularly pick up fresh produce at its farmer's market. For retail therapy of the more upscale kind, the busiest malls in the city are West Town Mall and Knoxville Center, formerly known as East Towne Mall.


Knoxville is near the convergence of Interstates 40 and 75 if you're on four wheels. Flying in? The McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is around 12 miles south of Knoxville, serving cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit and Charlotte, N.C. As far as local transport goes, KAT provides a bus service to a variety of locations in the Knoxville metropolitan area, as well as trolley routes in the Downtown area.


Fortunately, Knoxville's summers are not quite as hot as elsewhere in the South, thanks to its elevation of 900 feet. It only reaches at least 90 degrees an average of 35 times a year. However, this also means winter temperatures are a bit colder than other places in the South and you may want to come prepared for showers, whatever the season.

Recently booked Knoxville hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville-Turkey Creek/Farragut
West Knoxville
46 minutes ago 2 stars $122
Baymont Inn & Suites Knoxville/Cedar Bluff
West Knoxville
3 hours ago 3 stars $69
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Knoxville at Cedar Bluff, TN
West Knoxville
12 hours ago 3 stars $78
Downtown Knoxville
14 hours ago 3 stars $105
West Knoxville
14 hours ago 3 stars $94
Days Inn Knoxville North
North Knoxville
16 hours ago 2 stars $48
Clarion Inn Knoxville
North Knoxville
19 hours ago 3 stars $63
Holiday Inn Express & Suites KNOXVILLE WEST - PAPERMILL DR
West Knoxville
19 hours ago 3 stars $115
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East
East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains
21 hours ago 2 stars $63
Sleep Inn North
North Knoxville
1 day ago 2 stars $62

Recently Rated Knoxville Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel
Downtown Knoxville
3.9 / 5
25 reviews
3 stars $121
BEST WESTERN Knoxville Suites
North Knoxville
3.8 / 5
67 reviews
3 stars $84
Red Roof Inn Knoxville University of Tennessee
West Knoxville
3.2 / 5
41 reviews
2 stars $51
Hilton Knoxville
Downtown Knoxville
3.8 / 5
42 reviews
3 stars $106
Candlewood Suites KNOXVILLE
West Knoxville
3.7 / 5
12 reviews
2 stars $82
Express Inn Knoxville
North Knoxville
2.2 / 5
16 reviews
2 stars $50
Downtown Knoxville
4.1 / 5
46 reviews
3 stars $105
Rodeway Inn Knoxville
East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains
2.4 / 5
21 reviews
1 star Choose dates
Hampton Inn & Suites-Knoxville/North I-75
North Knoxville
4.4 / 5
8 reviews
2 stars $98
West Knoxville
4.0 / 5
48 reviews
3 stars $94

Featured Knoxville Hotels

From $60

1 Ramada Knoxville

3 stars
3.4 / 5 45 reviews

7737 Kingston Pike

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The Ramada Knoxville is located in the heart of West Knoxville. Our property is conveniently located off Interstate 40 and 75 at exit 380. Our location offers the best selection for local shopping...

Not to bad for overnight and a inexpensive place to stay. Needs a some updating and somewhat hard to get to. Check in Clerk was very nice.
Jul 5, 2015
From $68

2 Red Roof Inn & Suites Knoxville East

3 stars
3.6 / 5 68 reviews

7525 Crosswood Blvd

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...

Perectly fit into our schedule
The location for our overall trip was perfect, friendly staff and good breakfast.
Jul 13, 2015
From $63

3 Clarion Inn Knoxville

3 stars
3.3 / 5 47 reviews

5634 Merchant Center Blvd

Within minutes of Downtown Knoxville, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Expo Center, shopping malls and cinemas. within walking distance to 3 Chain restaurants. Hotel features meeting space...

vacation trip
The room was comfortable enough, with most all amenities. Unfortunately, the classic wall AC is a bit noisy (not unlike most of them), and the window shades are not adequate to insure a dark room...
Jun 27, 2015
From $37

4 Super 8 Knoxville Downtown Area

2 stars
2.6 / 5 60 reviews

341 Merchants Drive

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New Renovations 2006 Indoor corridors 105 spacious rooms Free Wireless High-speed Internet Walking distance to many fine dining, fast food restaurants, and shopping Free continental...

This motel was very convenient to our long-distance travel. Room was comfortable and nearby restaurants adequate for our needs. We will keep this place in mind for our future travels. - D
Apr 10, 2015
From $106

5 Hilton Knoxville

3 stars
3.8 / 5 42 reviews

501 West Church Avenue

The Hilton Knoxville hotel is located in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Within walking distance of the business district, major offices, World’s Fair Park and the University of Tennessee—it is...

Great time in knoxville
We really enjoyed our trip through Knoxville, this is our 2nd time and our 2nd time with this hotel. We love it and you can walk to the market square, great stuff between it and the square. We ate,...
Jul 25, 2015
From $105


3 stars
4.1 / 5 46 reviews

525 Henley Street

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...

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...
Jul 22, 2015
From $48

7 Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Knoxville

2 stars
2.9 / 5 48 reviews

309 N Peters Rd

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Just off Interstates 40 and 75 and adjacent to the Terrace Office Complex, this Microtel Inn by Wyndham Knoxville offers comfortable accommodations at an affordable rate. This hotel is minutes from...

Weekend Trip
Awesome for weekend getaway. No hassle and safe. Staff are great.
Mar 10, 2015
From $84

8 BEST WESTERN Knoxville Suites

3 stars
3.8 / 5 67 reviews

5317 Pratt Road

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The Best Western Knoxville Suites offers suite-style rooms just outside of downtown Knoxville, near the University of Tennessee and Knoxville Convention Center. Life is easy with a free breakfast,...

Very Satisfied
The room was very clean, very nice, the staff was wonderful. I'm very pleased with my stay.
Jul 28, 2015
From $119


3 stars
4.0 / 5 45 reviews

401 West Summit Hill Drive

The central location of the Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University Hotel makes this an ideal retreat for travelers as well as business professionals. Crowne Plaza is the site of the University...

Downtown Knoxville
I stayed on a Wednesday night traveling through the area. The hotel is nice and friendly with an OK pool and good fitness center. The downtown area is not as congested as some other big cities....
Jun 13, 2015
From $78

10 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Knoxville at Cedar Bluff, TN

3 stars
4.2 / 5 36 reviews

9137 Cross Park Drive

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The Country Inn & Suites by Carlson is located in the Cedar Bluff business district, near restaurants, golf and the Turkey Creek shopping center. The nonsmoking hotel in West Knoxville welcomes...

Great stay
Walked in and it was so pretty. I was surprised. Desk staff was nice and funny !! Room was incredible. I admit I was worried because there was a family next to us with a baby but we never heard the...
Aug 2, 2015
From $51

11 Red Roof Inn Knoxville University of Tennessee

2 stars
3.2 / 5 41 reviews

209 Advantage Pl

A great location for visiting Tennessees attractions! 13 miles from the University of Tennessee, Red Roof Knoxville University of Tennessee is just a half mile from Park West Medical Center and a...

Good for a short night
There were no problems with my stay at Red Roof, and the people who worked here were very friendly. The room was quite small but still very good for the price.
Aug 2, 2015
From $102

12 La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Central Papermill

3 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

1317 Kirby Road

La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Central Papermill has been awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. There is a brand new hotel in Knoxville, TN and it's under a brand you can...

Nice rooms but with some significant drawbacks
Room was spotlessly clean but was lacking in some basic amenities that one would commonly find in lesser/cheaper motels. For example no luggage racks or sofa even though the room has the larger...
Sep 25, 2014
From $83

13 La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Strawberry Plains

3 stars
3.6 / 5 16 reviews

7210 Saddle Rack St

100% Non Smoking Hotel 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...

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 $47

14 Super 8 Knoxville East

2 stars
2.8 / 5 20 reviews

7585 Crosswood Blvd

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* 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...

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 $94

15 BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Bluff Inn

3 stars
4.0 / 5 48 reviews

420 N Peters Road

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Everyone should check the Great Smoky Mountains off their bucket list, and we make it a little easier at our Knoxville hotel with luxury bedding and competitive prices. Whether you're here for an...

enjoyed the quiet time.
Got there early. I just wanted to see the place so tgat when I return later that night I'd know where it was. 11 am and room was ready. Spacious and quiet. Nice pool. First staff was a little cold...
Jul 19, 2015
From $115

16 Holiday Inn Express & Suites KNOXVILLE WEST - PAPERMILL DR

3 stars
4.3 / 5 6 reviews

6324 Papermill Drive

The newest addition to the Heart of Knoxville, is the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Knoxville West at Papermill! We are conveniently located to I-75/ I-40 at Exit 383, just a short drive to...

Great business trip
The hotel was great! Very clean! The staff was very friendly and the breakfast was wonderful!
May 22, 2015
From $103

17 MainStay Suites Knoxville

3 stars
3.7 / 5 11 reviews

144 Merchants Drive

Extended stay hotel conveniently located off interstate 75 located just 4 miles from downtown Knoxville and the Univeristy of Tennessee. All rooms feature Fully Equipped Kitchens and 32 LCD...

a quick stopover after a Luke Bryan concert. Late check in was very fast and employee very courteous for 12am. Room was HUGE!! nice kitchenette area. would have been perfect for a guys get away...
Mar 4, 2014
From $63

18 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East

2 stars
3.3 / 5 3 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...

Ok would stay family trip was good we had plenty of time to do what we wanted to do
Jul 7, 2015
From $63

19 Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central- Papermill Road

3 stars
2.8 / 5 39 reviews

1315 Kirby Road

Centrally located, Red Roof Knoxville Central is convenient to so many Knoxville attractions, yet its quiet suburban location is restful and relaxing. If youre here on business, downtown Knoxville,...

Visit alma mater university
Great experience! I came with a friend that came to visit his university that he completed degree about 30 years ago.. Red roof inn had the best deal during our visit best price and location
May 16, 2015
From $62

20 Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Knoxville

2 stars
3.4 / 5 18 reviews

11717 Campbell Lakes Drive

Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Knoxville offers the most value for your money when staying for business- pleasure- or just passing through. We are an AAA 2-Diamond hotel with clean spacious...

Like Family
everyone was very friendly as if you were at a home away from your home I enjoyed my stay there for at least a few days.
Jun 21, 2015