Knoxville, Tennessee, is a city seemingly drenched in Southern charm. Since its founding in 1786, Knoxville has grown steadily, and is now a curious combination of eras. Nineteenth-century mansions are never a long distance from entirely modern steel-and-glass skyscrapers, and Mother Nature is ever nearby in the form of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You’re going on an adventure, yes, but that’s not all—Knoxville has so much more to offer than just the excitement of the great outdoors. This is a city built for both adventure and quiet introspection, and you can do both from the comfort of one of Travelocity’s Knoxville hotels.
Best Places to Stay in Knoxville Downtown
You live in the moment, demanding to be dazzled between one adventure and the next. The downtown area of this city is booming, and what’s more, it’s a foodie’s dream. Visit Market Square for sweet, savory, and everything in between; vegetarian fare is served up alongside juicy burgers and duck confit fries. The city’s budding brewery scene makes Knoxville lodging in the downtown area particularly appealing, as you can meander—or shuffle—back to your room in short order.
- Hilton Knoxville: Seated in the heart of downtown, this striking modern building offers something for every discerning traveler. Visitors who come here for business will find audiovisual equipment rentals and plenty of meeting rooms, as well as a notary public; you can spend time doing laps in the rooftop pool, or just relax in spacious, Wi-Fi-equipped guest rooms and suites.
- Crown Plaza Hotel Knoxville Downtown University: After a long day spent touring galleries and museums, the Crown Plaza has precisely what you need to unwind. Work up a sweat in the on-site fitness center, or make use of the indoor pool during the cooler months. A delicious breakfast buffet awaits you at Mahogany’s Restaurant, the classically appointed venue located within the hotel. Of course, there’s nothing like an evening spent in bed, consuming something room service has brought up.
Where to Stay in Knoxville for Peace and Quiet
The big city may call your name, but you don’t need to stay directly in the center of everything. You want life to move a little slower whilst you relax. Travelocity understands; some of our hotels in Knoxville are situated away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area, though still perched close enough for you to enjoy all the culture and beauty it has to offer:
- Best Western Knoxville Suites: Time stops once you step through the doors of the Best Western. Glide through the heated indoor pool on even the chilliest of days, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast each and every morning of your stay. The hotel is within walking distance of a variety of restaurants ranging from fast food to full-service Italian, American, and Japanese fare. Keep your leftovers in the in-room restaurant, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea as you awaken to a quiet morning.
- Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road: Your quest for cheap hotels near Knoxville comes to an end at the Red Roof Inn. Start your morning off the right way with a free hot breakfast and hot coffee in the library. The picturesque Great Smoky Mountains are less than an hour’s drive away, ensuring you can take in some of the state’s striking natural beauty without shelling out a great deal of money. When you return to your hotel for the night, you’ll enjoy a clean room and free cable. An added bonus: should you be traveling with your beloved pet, you can make arrangements for him or her to stay with you—for free.
Your journey to Knoxville begins with Travelocity and ends with you. Where will you go? What will you see? Let us help you secure excellent lodging that doesn’t involve you spending a lot of cash. When you no longer need to worry about the financial aspects of planning a trip, you can let go and focus on the fun parts: crafting the perfect itinerary, making room for delicious Southern food, and getting ready to greet the locals and learn their stories. Your accommodation will be the perfect side to the main course of your adventure itself.