join Orbitz Rewards

By clicking, I agree to the terms

Knoxville hotels

Search 70 Knoxville Hotels

Flight only Hotel only Flight + Hotel

When to book your trip

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
Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville/University
Downtown Knoxville
5 hours ago 3 stars $89
Hilton Knoxville
Downtown Knoxville
11 hours ago 3 stars $100
BEST WESTERN PLUS Strawberry Inn & Suites
East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains
12 hours ago 3 stars $73
Red Roof Inn Knoxville University of Tennessee
West Knoxville
13 hours ago 2 stars $49
Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central- Papermill Road
West Knoxville
14 hours ago 2 stars $45
Days Inn Knoxville North
North Knoxville
15 hours ago 2 stars $39
Clarion Inn Knoxville
North Knoxville
20 hours ago 3 stars $54
Courtyard by Marriott Knoxville Cedar Bluff
West Knoxville
1 day ago 3 stars $119
Hampton Inn Knoxville-East
East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains
1 day ago 3 stars $105
Downtown Knoxville
1 day ago 3 stars $94

Recently Rated Knoxville Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Clarion Inn Knoxville
North Knoxville
3.2 / 5
42 reviews
3 stars $54
Quality Inn & Suites West Waterpark
West Knoxville
2.9 / 5
17 reviews
2 stars $59
Clarion Inn & Suites at Turkey Creek
West Knoxville
4.5 / 5
2 reviews
3 stars $73
Knoxville Marriott
Downtown Knoxville
4.0 / 5
17 reviews
3 stars $119
Hampton Inn Knoxville-East
East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains
4.6 / 5
12 reviews
3 stars $105
Baymont Inn & Suites Knoxville/Cedar Bluff
West Knoxville
3.9 / 5
21 reviews
3 stars $59
Hilton Knoxville
Downtown Knoxville
3.8 / 5
42 reviews
3 stars $100
Hampton Inn Knoxville-West At Cedar Bluff
West Knoxville
4.1 / 5
12 reviews
3 stars $84
Hampton Inn & Suites-Knoxville/North I-75
North Knoxville
4.2 / 5
5 reviews
2 stars $84
La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Strawberry Plains
East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains
3.6 / 5
14 reviews
3 stars $84

Knoxville hotels

  • Knoxville Hotels

Featured Knoxville Hotels

From $62

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

3 stars
4.2 / 5 33 reviews

9137 Cross Park Drive Map

Save 15% on your stay

West Knoxville hotel with two-room suites, free breakfast and InternetThe Country Inn & Suites by Carlson is located in the Cedar Bluff business district, near restaurants, golf and the Turkey... More

Business Trip
The only thing that I found very disappointing was the fact that there was no microwave in the entire hotel.
Jan 14, 2015
From $54

2 Clarion Inn Knoxville

3 stars
3.2 / 5 42 reviews

5634 Merchant Center Blvd Map

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... More

Stop over
We were on our wAy to charleston sc and this was in the middle of our drive. The room was exactly as describe and the staff was very nice.
Jan 24, 2015
From $99


3 stars
4.1 / 5 46 reviews

525 Henley Street Map

Knoxville hotel in World's Fair Park adjacent to the convention centerThe Holiday Inn Knoxville - Downtown is located in World's Fair Park just 25 steps from the Knoxville Convention Center and... More

Work at UT
Great staff. Clean comfortable rooms this location is great. Free bottled water at check in
Jan 12, 2015
From $54

4 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 $67

5 BEST WESTERN Knoxville Suites

3 stars
3.8 / 5 64 reviews

5317 Pratt Road Map

Free breakfast, paper and Internet buoy this all-suite Knoxville hotelThe Best Western Knoxville Suites offers suite-style rooms just outside of downtown Knoxville, near the University of Tennessee... More

Good stay for last minute
Staff was great and helpful when I needed restaurant information. You have to go to another floor for ice, if the ice bin is not located on your floor. So you want 1 or 3rd floor :) All was good!
Nov 20, 2014
From $94


3 stars
4.0 / 5 43 reviews

401 West Summit Hill Drive Map

Stay in one of Knoxville, Tennessee's best known hotelsThe central location of the Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University Hotel makes this an ideal retreat for travelers as well as business... More

Weekend away
Crown Plaza is close to TVA and Market Square and good walking opportunities to old World Fair site and Tennessee Theatre. However the bed could have been more comfortable as it sunk in the middle....
Dec 23, 2014
From $89

7 Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville/University

3 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

1706 Cumberland Avenue Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Located just minutes from the University of Tennessee, the friendly Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville/University hotel boasts an ideal location in the heart of Knoxville's business, medical and... More

Pretty good hotel
This Hilton Garden Inn is fairly nice, it's clean and had a very nice staff. It has no pool, no good view, and valet parking is mandatory- something that would be nice to know ahead of time. I was...
Sep 3, 2014
From $45

8 Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central- Papermill Road

2 stars
2.7 / 5 35 reviews

1315 Kirby Road Map

Save 8% on your stay

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,... More

You get what you pay for
We used to stay here frequently due to the pet policy, but the last three times there were issues with our bathtub not draining. During our last trip, the tub was never fixed and there would be...
Dec 30, 2014
From $100

9 Hilton Knoxville

3 stars
3.8 / 5 42 reviews

501 West Church Avenue Map

Business-friendly hotel with Starbucks, two restaurants and a loungeThe Hilton Knoxville Downtown is located in the business district within walking distance of the University of Tennessee. The... More

Great hotel!
Great boutique-style hotel. No "major chain" feel. Cozy, updated and sophisticated. Only Starbucks downtown is located in this hotel. We were advised to get a room on the upper floors to avoid any...
Jan 19, 2015
From $80

10 BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Bluff Inn

3 stars
4.0 / 5 46 reviews

420 N Peters Road Map

Save 10% on your stay

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 youre here for an... More

Good Location
Almost all of the hotels on Peters Road in Knoxville sit back off the road and are for the most part out of view from the street. This can make finding them more difficult, but once you do, you're...
Nov 30, 2014
From $59

11 Baymont Inn & Suites Knoxville/Cedar Bluff

3 stars
3.9 / 5 21 reviews

209 Market Place Boulevard Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

Enjoy southern hospitality at this Baymont Inn and Suites Knoxville/Cedar Bluff hotel, just off Interstates 40 and 75 and convenient to the McGhee Tyson Airport, many restaurants, the Knoxville... More

great cleanliness
I like the most about this hotel is, it is very clean and the room is very clean too with everything arranged perfectly.
Jan 20, 2015
From $39

12 Red Roof Inn Knoxville - Merchants Drive

2 stars
2.8 / 5 21 reviews

5334 Central Ave Pike Map

Red Roof Inn Knoxville North - Merchants Drive is located just minutes from Downtown Knoxville & University of Tennessee/Tennessee Medical Center. This location is close to several attractions,... More

New years trip to North Carolina
I got the hotel based on staying in Knoxville. Friendly staff and good stay.
Jan 5, 2015
From $61

13 Quality Inn Merchants Drive

2 stars
3.7 / 5 34 reviews

117 Cedar Lane Map

Budget Knoxville hotel with plenty of in-room and hotel amenitiesThe Quality Inn Merchants Drive is just outside of downtown Knoxville near major attractions such as the University of Tennessee,... More

Bad choice
Staff very nice, but room TOO SMALL. Carpet and tub were dirty. Room was nonsmoking but the smell was bad ! Air conditioner was so noisy you could not hear TV. Was going to stay 2 nights but...
Aug 11, 2013
From $80

14 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 $75

15 MainStay Suites Knoxville

3 stars
3.8 / 5 12 reviews

144 Merchants Drive Map

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... More

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 $67

16 Comfort Suites North

2 stars
4.0 / 5 6 reviews

5466 Central Ave Pike Map

100 percent non-smoking hotel. Experience the ambience of the all suite luxurious hotel located near the University of Tennessee and downtown Knoxville. All spacious guest room features microwave,... More

get together with daughter and grandkids
hot tub was not working and pool was small-staff was nice-breakfast was okay-small parking lot to park-place location was okay.
Jan 6, 2015
From $84

17 Hampton Inn Knoxville-West At Cedar Bluff

3 stars
4.1 / 5 12 reviews

9128 Executive Park Dr. Map

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

discover true Southern hospitality...welcome to the Hampton Inn Knoxville-West At Cedar Bluff, TN.Rustic Appalachian wilderness meets upscale metropolitan entertainment to make the Hampton Inn®... More

Wonderful baby shower stay
While the initial room was a smoker, the staff gladly moved me to a non-smoking room that was excellent.
Jan 19, 2015
From $49

18 Sleep Inn North

2 stars
3.7 / 5 7 reviews

5460 Central Ave. Pike Map

Renovated 2012 - offering free daily breakfast featuring hot Belgium Waffles, Pastries, Fresh Fruit and Pastries and Hot Meat All room feature Flat Screen televisions , coffee maker, hair dryer and... More

great room for the price
Great place to stay. rooms clean and close to knoxville
Jan 9, 2015
From $38

19 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 $109

20 Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 23 reviews

1109 White Avenue Map

Save 20% on your stay

Modern, business-friendly Knoxville hotel with dining, lounge and moreThe Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland Hoteloffers guests spacious accommodations and modern amenities, ideal for... More

Place was under renovation or so it seemed. Smell of paint very evident. Elevators extremely slow. Luggage carts not to found in garage area if you wish to handle your own luggage. Very handy to...
Jul 22, 2014