Hotels in East Knoxville

by Richard Ludwig

At the intersection of Interstate 40 and Strawberry Pines Pike in East Knoxville is a collection of mid-range hotels ideal for exploring the area. The chain hotels provide comfortable accommodations and contemporary amenities. East Knoxville is an ideal base for visitors to the University of Tennessee, business travelers and tourist wishing to taste the food, explore the outdoors and investigate the history of East Tennessee.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Knoxville/East

Operated by Marriott, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Knoxville/East is located off Interstate 40 at exit 398. Ideal for business or leisure, Fairfield Inn provides standard amenities like a business center, fitness room, heated pool and Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Guest rooms, adorned in white linens, are comfortable and functional with a work desk and sitting area. Standard rooms and suites are available. Rates include continental breakfast.

Country Inn & Suites Knoxville East

The Country Inn & Suites Knoxville East is located off exit 398 from Interstate 40. The hotel features a lobby that feels like a Southern plantation house with its wood floors, carpeted staircase and welcoming fireplace. The hotel features free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, small fitness center, complimentary breakfast and free USA Today on weekdays. The hotel provides standard rooms, suites and jacuzzi rooms.

Holiday Inn Express Knoxville-East

Located on Strawberry Plains Pike off Interstate 40, the Holiday Inn Express Knoxville-East offers functional, contemporary rooms, and standard business-class amenities. A fully equipped business center, heated pool, fitness room and welcoming lobby await guests. Each room, decorated in dark wood and white linens, provides a work desk, Wi-Fi access, mini bar and microwave. The hotel is one of the few pet-friendly accommodations in the area, but guest incur a nightly pet fee.

Hampton Inn Knoxville-East

Part of the Hilton brand, Hampton Inn Knoxville-East offers the little things that many of the other hotels disregard, namely free cookies and a complimentary hot breakfast. Each evening the hotel staff set out coffee, cookies, cheese and snacks, while each morning they serve a breakfast with bacon, waffles and eggs. The hotel features an indoor pool, fitness room, business center and small store. The hotel's 81 rooms provide LCD televisions, Internet access and free USA Today newspapers during the week.

Comfort Suites East Knoxville

Comfort Suites East Knoxville is an all-suite hotel located off Interstate 40, eight miles from downtown Knoxville. Each suite offers a lounge area with couch and coffee table, comfortable linens, a work desk, microwave, refrigerator and Internet access. A few two-room suites with hot tubs are available. Rates include continental breakfast. Comfort Suites provide a business center, indoor pool, laundry and fitness room.

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East is located off Interstate 40 at exit 398. The property offers free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast and free newspaper. The hotel also serves a weekday Southern dinner. The Econo Lodge features an outdoor pool open only during the summer, a meeting room and business services at the front desk. Standard rooms feature a microwave and mini fridge, while some rooms offer a Jacuzzi tub. The hotel allows pets to stay for a nightly fee.

About the Author

Richard Ludwig has been a writer for over eight years and has had his work published in "Co-Ed Magazine," the "East Manatee County Observer" and the Disaster and Recovery e-magazine. He received journalism and sociology degrees from the University of South Florida.