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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
Hilton Knoxville
Downtown Knoxville
6 hours ago 3 stars $98
Red Roof Inn Knoxville - Merchants Drive
North Knoxville
6 hours ago 2 stars $37
Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel
Downtown Knoxville
7 hours ago 3 stars $87
Downtown Knoxville
11 hours ago 3 stars $86
Downtown Knoxville
11 hours ago 3 stars $89
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Knoxville at Cedar Bluff, TN
West Knoxville
15 hours ago 3 stars $61
Homewood Suites by Hilton Knoxville West at Turkey Creek
West Knoxville
1 day ago 3 stars $124
Sleep Inn North
North Knoxville
1 day ago 2 stars $37
Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central- Papermill Road
West Knoxville
1 day ago 2 stars $45
Clarion Inn Knoxville
North Knoxville
1 day ago 3 stars $47

Recently Rated Knoxville Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Red Roof Inn & Suites Knoxville East
East Knoxville - Strawberry Plains
3.6 / 5
66 reviews
3 stars $59
Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Knoxville
West Knoxville
3.6 / 5
13 reviews
2 stars $36
BEST WESTERN Knoxville Suites
North Knoxville
3.8 / 5
64 reviews
3 stars $67
Downtown Knoxville
4.1 / 5
42 reviews
3 stars $86
Extended Stay America - Knoxville - West Hills
West Knoxville
1.8 / 5
5 reviews
2 stars $54
Candlewood Suites KNOXVILLE
West Knoxville
3.5 / 5
11 reviews
2 stars $64
Clarion Inn Knoxville
North Knoxville
3.2 / 5
40 reviews
3 stars $47
Red Roof Inn Knoxville - Merchants Drive
North Knoxville
2.6 / 5
17 reviews
2 stars $37
Quality Inn & Suites West Waterpark
West Knoxville
2.9 / 5
17 reviews
2 stars $46
Super 8 Knoxville Downtown Area
North Knoxville
2.6 / 5
58 reviews
2 stars $39

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From $47

1 Clarion Inn Knoxville

3 stars
3.2 / 5 40 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

Vol Fan
Could use upgraded blankets. Great price! Nice location, with easy access to the highway.
Nov 17, 2014
From $89


3 stars
4.1 / 5 38 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

Perfect for visiting Knoxville.
We took a four day driving trip from NJ through the Appalachian Mountains, had a great time and the Knoxville Crowne Plaza was the jewel in the crown at the end of the trip.
Sep 9, 2014
From $37

3 Red Roof Inn Knoxville - Merchants Drive

2 stars
2.6 / 5 17 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

Worst stay ever
Total lies. The site said non-smoking rooms with queen-size beds. The pictures showed modern-looking hotel rooms. All lies. Our room reeked of smoke, even though there was a non-smoking sign on the...
Nov 17, 2014
From $67

4 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 $45

5 Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central- Papermill Road

2 stars
2.8 / 5 33 reviews

1315 Kirby Road Map

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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

great location
Great location for a pet friendly place. Would recommend if you don't care about cosmetics.
Nov 11, 2014
From $86


3 stars
4.1 / 5 42 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

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....
Nov 19, 2014
From $90

7 La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Central Papermill

3 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

1317 Kirby Road Map

There is a brand new hotel in Knoxville, TN and it's under a brand you can trust. This new addition to the La Quinta family is in the heart of West Knoxville. The La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville... More

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 $59

8 Red Roof Inn & Suites Knoxville East

3 stars
3.6 / 5 66 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 $87

9 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
From $74

10 Ramada Knoxville

3 stars
3.4 / 5 42 reviews

7737 Kingston Pike Map

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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... More

Good place to stay when stopping for a night
Close to highway and some shops. Rooms are outdated but seem clean. Breakfast was not open at 8:30am on a Friday morning.
Aug 2, 2014
From $61

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

3 stars
4.3 / 5 32 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

Weekend trip
We were in town for a tournament. Perfect location for our event plus close to eating and shopping. We also visited the zoo. Would stay there again! Staff was very responsive.
Jun 9, 2014
From $39

12 Super 8 Knoxville Downtown Area

2 stars
2.6 / 5 58 reviews

341 Merchants Drive Map

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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... More

needed inexpensive hotel in from the cold
We needed a warm place to lay our heads. This hotel was inexpensive and conveniently right off the expressway. The Wi-Fi worked pretty well which was an added bonus. It had a nice breakfast of...
Nov 15, 2014
From $49

13 Red Roof Inn Knoxville University of Tennessee

2 stars
3.2 / 5 38 reviews

209 Advantage Pl Map

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... More

What happened to the big desk and hairdryer?
The pictures on the website looked like the room I had stayed in during my last experience, which was great. This one left much to be desired. The room and (the desk which I enjoy) was smaller than...
Oct 17, 2014
From $98

14 Hilton Knoxville

3 stars
3.7 / 5 39 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

Good Hotel, small issues
Pretty great hotel close to everything. The only issue I the extra fee for the parking and no breakfast. Overall good experience.
Jul 14, 2014
From $52

15 Days Inn Knoxville North

2 stars
2.5 / 5 15 reviews

5335 Central Ave Pike Map

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Easy Access off I-75 at Exit 108 - Merchant Road. Pets Accepted 20 dollars per pet per day. 4 Floors - all interior corridors. Microwaves and Fridges in all rooms. We have 75 Channels of Cable... More

Good Value for a Large Family
We were very pleased with our suite, which had two beds and a sofa bed. Finding a suitable room for a family with a large number of children is difficult, as we found out elsewhere on our trip....
Oct 20, 2014
From $84

16 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 $46

17 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 $99

18 La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Strawberry Plains

3 stars
3.7 / 5 11 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

Excellent location for our needs
Staff were very courteous. Room was clean. Bed was comfortable.
Aug 25, 2014
From $84

19 Hampton Inn & Suites-Knoxville/North I-75

2 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews

5411 Pratt Road Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

expect a warm Southern welcome...welcome to the Hampton Inn Knoxville-I-75 North.Peruse the incredible collection at the Knoxville Museum of Art...Enjoy a dinner cruise on the Star of Knoxville... More

Nice place for the price
We were only in Knoxville for 1 night, so we didn't have much of a chance to explore the area. The hotel staff was very cordial and the room was spotless. The pool was small and very crowded....
Jun 30, 2014
From $119

20 Knoxville Marriott

3 stars
3.9 / 5 15 reviews

501 E. Hill Avenue Map

Rate includes breakfast

Stay within walking distance of top Knoxville attractionsKnoxville Marriott Hotel guests can take breaks and stay only a few steps away from James White Fort or the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame... More

Greatest asset is their staff!
Hotel is a good value, a great location, staff was outstanding, accommodating and friendly.
Jun 23, 2014