Motels in Johnson City, Tennessee

by Meg Jernigan

Bristol Motor Speedway, East Tennessee State University and Roan Mountain draw visitors to Johnson City in far northeastern Tennessee. Set at the edge of the Appalachian Mountains, the area offers outdoors-lovers hiking and whitewater rafting. Motels in Johnson City are plentiful along Interstate 26, and almost all of the properties in the city limits have chain affiliations.

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Comfort Inn Johnson City

Comfort Inn Johnson City on the eastern side of town is convenient to the university. Located just off Interstate 26 in an area with fast food restaurants and supermarkets, the motel has an outdoor pool and provides guests with free Internet access and complimentary hot continental breakfast featuring Southern classic, biscuits and gravy. Some rooms have Jacuzzi tubs in the sleeping area, microwaves and mini-fridges. The motel accepts one pet per room for an additional daily fee.

Holiday Inn Johnson City

Holiday Inn, located off the interstate near the center of town, has an on-site lounge restaurant that’s open for breakfast daily and dinner every day but Sunday. On Friday and Saturday nights, the restaurant hosts live comedians. Nearby restaurants serve Greek, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. The interior corridor motel has six floors and 205 rooms with Wi-Fi. A small fitness center near the outdoor pool is open 24 hours a day. The motel welcomes pets for a one-time fee.

Value Place

Farther west on Interstate 26, Value Place is an extended stay property built in 2008, offering rooms with full kitchens at reasonable weekly rates. Kitchens have full-size refrigerators with freezers, a two-burner stove top and microwave oven. Amenities guests might expect to get for free come at an additional cost at Value Place. Kitchen utensils, daily housekeeping, a coffee maker and high-speed Internet cost extra, or guests may supply their own. Cracker Barrel, a chain restaurant serving Southern food in a country atmosphere, operates an outlet nearby. Pets are not allowed.

Courtyard Johnson City

Courtyard Johnson City, built in 2009, is located on Highway 381 northwest of the city. The Bistro, the motel’s restaurant and lounge, is open for breakfast and dinner, and several restaurants, including a dinner theater are within a mile. One of Courtyard Johnson City’s package deals includes accommodations and maps for 12 drives through the mountain countryside. An outdoor pool, fire pit and furnished patio provide outdoor gathering spaces, and the lounge has a 50-inch flat-panel television. Pets are not allowed.

About the Author

Meg Jernigan has been writing for more than 30 years. She specializes in travel, cooking and interior decorating. Her offline credits include copy editing full-length books and creating marketing copy for nonprofit organizations. Jernigan attended George Washington University, majoring in speech and drama.