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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newport S

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The stay at this hotel was great. Its very convenient right off the interstate. Austin checked us in and he also was in breakfast the following morning! I came back later that day and he was still there at the desk, he is definitely an asset to your hotel! The breakfast was good, and the exercise room had just enough to get a good workout in. I will definitely be staying here again.

We were traveling through on the way home and this property was great stop. The hotel is located just off of I40 in Newport, which turns out to be a lot larger than we thought. The hotel is well cared for and the room was spotless. The front desk staff were quick and efficient and gave us a great suggestion for dinner. We got one of the rooms with a separate seating area and that worked very well. The rooms are quiet and the shower is very nice.

The facility is new, clean standard cookie cutter HI Express. Has the standard amenities. Rooms are a little dark. Need better lighting. Joe the evening clerk very helpful in recommending restaurants for evening meal. Free breakfast good.

We stayed at HIE Newport while visiting my in-laws. I spend 30-40 nights a year in hotels at ever level of hotel from Ritz Carlton on down - so I've seen it all. Austin and the team gave us excellent personalized service that could not be beat! We had several personal problems (lost items, dead battery on car, etc..) -- with every issue we were treated like family. This will always be our go to place when visiting our family in Newport.

My family of 5 were traveling to south carolina and stopped here for a nuce rest on the fly. I got the hotel on priceline and it was super clean, almost brand new and very quiet. Great free breakfast in the morning too. They kept bringing out more hot food...very good stay.

The staff seemed fine. We didn't interact with them very much. We obtained 2 pillows for the sofa bed & a couple towels because only 3 were in the room. Our room had 2 Queen Beds with pull out sofa bed suite room with a tiny microwave and refrigerator. The bathroom door and ceilings had water damage on them. Decor was odd, neon green walls and rest of room neutral, but dated. Furniture was very beat up and stains on a bench and on the carpet with something bright red. Curtains had tears in them, too. The door to the room was damaged and even the housekeeping staff who tried to let my daughter in the room in the morning took 3 attempts to open the door. This is concerning due to whether it is even safe or not in case of an emergency. The Queen beds and bedding was fine. The sofa bed had broken springs and was not in good shape. I was second person showered and ready so I hurried down to breakfast. The cinnamon rolls are always good. Bagels were very moldy and I showed it to an employee who removed the entire tray. I think the whole tray was bad. I sincerely hope no one ate any without noticing. The one I picked up was very obvious and really covered in mold. I had a very fresh banana and cup of coffee. Cereal, Pancake machine, eggs, sausage and biscuits, but no gravy was offered. My daughter called me from our room telling me she broke out in hives after eating breakfast. She is allergic to soy, almonds, walnuts, and some seafood items which show up as fillers in some foods. So, I don't know if the sausage had muri in it or if there was soy in something. But she didn't get hives at any other Holiday Inn Express, just this one. Could have been mold, too. Who knows. She took Benadryl. We are hoping for the best. After the kids finished taking showers, the room and hallways on our floor smelled horrible. There was no ventilation fan to run in the room. We think it may have been mold, but we packed up very quickly and left in a very big hurry. It was very difficult to breathe!!! I would not recommend staying at this hotel after our experience and if it hadn't been a stormy night, we would have stayed elsewhere. The room looked in bad shape upon arrival, but there were storms in the area and we didn't want to risk driving in stormy weather through the hills and construction on unfamiliar roads. Several of these issues should be addressed immediately. This hotel has serious issues.

We stopped for an overnight stay on our way to the beach. We stayed in a king room with sleeper sofa. Room was clean, comfortable and quiet. I would definitely stay here again. Nice breakfast with several options. Austin checked us in and was great, very friendly.

We absolutely loved staying here. We went for a long weekend and wanted to be close to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge but far enough out that we didn't have to deal with the traffic and crowds. The room was great, nice and spacious and very clean. My kids loved the complimentary breakfast. It was a nice variety with omelets, biscuits, sausage and a cool pancake machine my kids adored. We played in the pool several time during our stay and it was nice, clean, heated indoor pool. On our last day it was out of service but we had played in it some much it wasn't too disappointing and the front desk lady was so nice and apologetic. We especially appreciated our sweet housekeeper Carolyn. She was so kind to help us and chat with us anytime we saw her on the elevator or in the hall. She made sure we were well taken care of. We will definitely stay here again and are already planning our next trip!

Stayed 1 night, front desk clerk was pleasant. Room was a good size and clean, but there was a lot of dust on the bathroom door. I really wasn't worried about it though. Breakfast had lots of choices, pancake machine was a hit!

On a one-night stay while traveling, I appreciated Austin saving one of the last remaining rooms for us until we arrived late at night. He also directed us to a nearby restaurant (Sagebrush) that stayed open late where we enjoyed a delicious meal. While the hotel was full, we never heard a sound while in our room. Our room started with a room with a sofa, tv, and desk.The bathroom door faced the short hallway before the bedroom so that the light from the bathroom would not disturb another sleeper. The queen beds were very comfortable and wifi worked well once I was able to connect. The breakfast area is too small, but they replenished the food regularly, and most people ate and left without lingering. I have since read conflicting reviews of this property, but our experience was so pleasant that I made a point of writing this review. Thank you for a very restful night's stay after a long days drive.

1022 Cosby Highway Newport TN

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newport S places you 30.4 mi (48.9 km) from Dollywood and 30.6 mi (49.2 km) from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. This 71-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Outdoor Adventures, Inc. is also within a 15-minute drive of this Newport hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 9:30 AM.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newport S's 71 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

At Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newport S, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, Non Smoking

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 156 reviews