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American Inn Bristol

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here on my way to Fort Benning Georgia, on Oct 3 , and then again on Oct 6 on my way home to PA.. Booked the original night through , and then just paid cash with no reservation on the way back through Hoping they had something, and they did and even gave me a cash discount Friday. Very nice friendly staff, both occasions..Rooms were clean and very comfortable, and was old school motel, first room was updated quite well, second one was a little dated but I only needed a place to sleep to keep me from driving fatigue..Seeing that 100 feet from there was the Hampton Inn at TWICE the price, I was pleased with the accommodations. Felt safe and was undisturbed..Felt like the hotels of yester year and was a refreshing change honestly, only thing missing was the thick smoke smell you used to get in those ones. Highly recommend if you need a place to stay!

I booked 3 nights thru Expedia with cancellation guarantee. And of course they gouge you because of a race that weekend. Normally would be less than $150 for the 3 days but they got me for over $500. I had to cancel because of my dads health, a week before the weekend but Expedia said that the American Inn had already took the money I paid. American Inn refused to refund me any money. They said I canceled to late. BS... and they didn't take one night they kept ALL 3 DAYS. Stay away from this place!! No telling what other rip off schemes they have going.

Stopped in here heading home from watching the eclipse. We'd driven as far as we could and looked for a hotel, finding everything booked except for the American Inn. I found the front desk to be pleasant and helpful. The room was plain and simple, but clean and functional. We didn't stick around for breakfast in the morning, but I walked into the lobby and it seemed fairly simple. It's right next door to both the Fairfield and the Hampton hotels, so should be as safe as them. Definitely not a 5-star hotel, but not someplace to avoid.

The manager Bob was awesome. He gave me a great room with a wooden floor. Had plenty of channels, microwave, fridge and comfortable, clean beds. Walls were thick, so I could not hear the people next to me. Room was nice and warm, instead of cold and damp like the weather.

This is the first time I have been disappointed staying at American Inn. I should have walked out as soon as I was at the front counter. The man checking me told me he didn't have a reservation for me. I said yes I have an email in my phone. I made the reservation in your parking lot one hour ago then went to dinner. He wanted to know why didn't I just come in. I told him the price difference he processed to show me the sign on the wall that he has the right to refuse to serve me. I told me about a small patch of ice right as I stepped out of my car and he told me he couldn't do anything about it. Excuse me they do make rock salt or put a cone or trash can so someone doesn't fall. The room was nasty I didn't want to even take a shower. Check out the toilet paper what maid service would do this!!!

Not as cheap as some motels, but it had a very comfortable king bed, a good desk and chair, an upholstered chair and ottoman for reading with a lamp behind it, and a fast internet connection. Good hot coffee and cereal for breakfast. A very helpful man checked us in late and was at the desk in the morning. It was all good.

DO NOT STAY HERE! The hotel is bare bones and has not been updated since the 80s. The mattress was extremely hard and thin. But most importantly the people that work here are not helpful and extremely unfriendly. I had booked a room that was supposed to have one king size bed (this was all that they had available). I was given a room with 1 king and 1 couch. At first I thought this would be great because now my friend and I would not have to share a bed. That evening I called the front desk to ask for linens and pillows to use on the couch they refused to give me any. Luckily I had one blanket in the car so my friend was able to cover up while sleeping on the couch. Unfortunately we left a shirt at the hotel. When I called the next day to check to see if they had found it the man yelled at me saying "you did not specifically reserve a room with a couch, that was an "upgrade" that was given to you for free, which means you were not supposed to used the couch" He also refused to check with housekeeping to see if they had found my lost item. It should also be noted that check out is at 10:00 AM and they do not allow for a late check out. However, between the lousy bed, no linens for my friend and rude service I was happy to leave early! Terrible experience, I would not recommend this to anyone.

Nice place, fairly inexpensive. does have a decent breakfast. when you arrive don't turn right down the hill to the office, turn left and turn right into the parking lot for the motel next to this one then turn right and go over to the office. no swimming pool but we didn't care as we were in need f a nice quiet place to rest in the middle of our month long Mustang drive of Canada and the east coast. check in was ok, room was on 1st floor facing the interstate but was surprisingly quiet. food internet and television. shower was ok with plenty of hot water. beds were good. does have microwave and refrigerator in room. breakfast was average, waffles, cereal, juices etc. I(we) would stay here again.

This place is run well. The rooms are clean and the beds are nice. Including the bathroom, which is small, but we needed a nice hot shower and the place delivers. The person at the desk was very helpful. I was in transit and got a great deal and my expectations were very low. I was pleasantly surprised at the value. There was even a small area continental breakfast which got us going again before we hit the road. The proximity to Rt81 was not an issue either- we slept well in the comfort of AC. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised which was very nice.

This hotel was horrible!!! I had to add water to the toilet every time I flushed it. The beds were made once in four days. A man brought a cart around one day and asked if I needed any towels and he gave me towels. They should not be open for business!!

3281 West State St. Bristol TN

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Bristol Regional Medical Center is a short stroll from American Inn Bristol, and other popular attractions like The Pinnacle are within a mile (2 km). This 45-room motel has in-room conveniences like refrigerators, microwaves, and TVs. Bristol Municipal Stadium and Bristol Motor Speedway are also within a 15-minute drive.


All of American Inn Bristol's 45 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels.

Property features

Guests of American Inn Bristol have access to free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

42% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 14 reviews