Hotels in Downtown Knoxville

by Cicely A. Richard

Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, features bluffs overlooking the Tennessee River, a tributary of the Ohio River. Hotels in downtown place visitors in the center of cultural activities and urban entertainment. These properties are within walking distance of museums, theaters and the University of Tennessee. Numerous hotels in historic neighborhoods feature structures from the 19th century and provide scenic views of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Tennessee River.

Pet-Friendly Hotels

Holiday Inn Knoxville-Downtown at the Convention Center is located at the World’s Fair Park, the site of the 1982 World’s Fair. World’s Fair Park features a children’s play area with fountains. The hotel connects to the Knoxville Convention and Exhibition Center and is approximately 25 steps from the Convention Center. It accepts dogs less than 25 lbs. for a one-time fee. All guest rooms have Internet access, and the hotel charges a fee for cots. Hilton Knoxville connects to the Knoxville Convention Center via a covered sky bridge and is walking distance of the University of Tennessee. The Hilton accepts pets up to 75 lbs. for a nonrefundable fee. The hotel has downtown Knoxville’s only full-service Starbucks, a convenience store and a concierge desk. All guest rooms offer blackout curtains and cable television.

University of Tennessee

Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel is less than a mile from the University of Tennessee, home of the Volunteers. The hotel is located in the Fort Sanders Historic District of downtown Knoxville. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the district features more than 400 buildings of homes constructed between 1880 and 1930. Guests get complimentary passes to the local YMCA. Several guest rooms overlook the Great Smoky Mountains and feature kitchenettes. Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville-Downtown is less than a mile from the University of Tennessee and walking distance of the Museum of East Tennessee History and the Tennessee Theater. Hotel amenities include a recreation desk, concierge services and a convenience store. Guest rooms have televisions with video game features.

AAA Three Diamond

Crowne Plaza Knoxville is within walking distance of Old City, Market Square District and the University of Tennessee. Old City, also known as the Jackson Avenue Warehouse District, consists of buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as restaurants, shops and bars. Across the street, Market Square District has a weekly farmer’s market, clothing stores and art shops. The hotel has an indoor heated pool and gift shop. Select rooms offer kitchenettes and living rooms with sofa beds. Knoxville Marriott sits on top of a hill overlooking the Tennessee River and connects to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum via a walkway. Hotel amenities include a concierge desk and room service from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. All rooms have televisions with Internet access.

Bed & Breakfast

Cook Loft is in the financial and theater district, only four blocks from the University of Tennessee and the Knoxville Convention Center. Built in 1924, the bed and breakfast features a mix of hardwood and brick interior in the lobby and its two bedrooms. The building contains a fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and two and a half bathrooms. Visitors can rent the entire building for wedding, business functions or extended-stay accommodations. The owners provide audiovisual equipment for guests using the facility for business meetings.

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