Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star Knoxville hotel in Downtown Knoxville, walk to Sunsphere Tower


Located in Downtown Knoxville, this hotel is steps from Knoxville Convention Center and Sunsphere Tower. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away.

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas and a free area shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a 24-hour business center are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 286 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers. Room service, pillow menus, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown features an indoor pool and a fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access.

This 3.5-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. 13 meeting rooms are available. This business-friendly hotel also offers multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and coffee/tea in a common area. A complimentary area shuttle within 3 mi is available for guests. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown is a smoke-free property.

  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Total number of rooms - 286 
  • Number of floors - 11 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Meeting rooms 13 
  • Luggage storage 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 13 
  • Conference center 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 16000 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Self parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

This hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 25 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Holiday Inn Fair
  • Holiday Inn Knoxville World's Fair Park
  • Holiday Inn World's Fair
  • Holiday Inn World's Fair Hotel
  • Holiday Inn World's Fair Hotel Knoxville Park
  • Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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4.3 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
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Ideal location downtown

3 out of 5
by from NJ
Posted Feb 22, 2017
Came in for SEC Championship for 6days.The hotel was located downtown walking distance to good restaurants theatre and shopping. I had a comfortable bed although a very basic room. Not exactly value for money. The bathroom couldnt be any smaller. I had breakfast twice at the restaurant but enjoyed some better alternatives around town. Overall good stay especially having a garage on lower level was very convenient. I would recommend this hotel if you are on the go.
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Clean, great location, knowledgeable staff

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 21, 2017
Perfect for downtown, easy access to university, great coffee shop, super friendly staff.
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5 out of 5
by from Knoxville, TN
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Pros: Great location!
Location: Lots of restaurants!
I was there for a Convention and everything was very good...Esp the banquet meals!
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2 out of 5
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Cons: Being warned about noise on street front rooms and only paid parking available
Given a room on the street front with all traffic coming off the freeway on Henley St. to downtown Knoxville and very noisy making sleep difficult and almost impossible.
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Great location

5 out of 5
by from The Villages, FL
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Very good area with restaurants nearby. Room was clean and comfortable. Would certainly stay again.
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Nice hotel next to convention center

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 30, 2017
The Holiday Inn was extremely convenient to be able to walk across the street to the cheerleading competition that my daughter was competing in. The staff was wonderful and had restaurant in the hotel. The only complaint was that our room smelled like someone had a pet in the room previously. The staff was quick to bring us something to help with the smell but we ended up buying something from the store because is wasn't working. The hotel was sold out otherwise we would have asked to change rooms.
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Great location - close to everything!

4 out of 5
by from North Carolina
Posted Jan 29, 2017
Pros: Close proximity to food, shopping and UT.
Location: Good food, great shopping, and all the sites.
My husband and I have stayed in the Holiday Inn Knoxville a few times and enjoyed it a lot. It's within walking distance to food and shopping as well as the University. I was alone during my most recent stay and I felt safe and comfortable. I was disappointed that the kitchen doesn't open earlier than 7A so I was unable to eat before I left for my appointment at UT (it was a Saturday morning). Other than that I had an enjoyable stay and will definitely stay at the Holiday Inn Knoxville in the future.
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Good location for downtown and the University.

3 out of 5
Posted Jan 27, 2017
Easy to find, good for walking downtown, to the University and the Convention Center. Room was clean, beds were so so, not super comfortable. There was no refrigerator or microwave in the room. Overall, not a bad place. Staff was friendly and professional.
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Great Stay

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 17, 2017
Everything was perfect. Clean as expected and staff super friendly. Will stay here again
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Downtown hotel

3 out of 5
Posted Jan 3, 2017
Pros: Nice sized room, nice swimming pool
Cons: Very disappointed that there was no microwave, refrigerator or safe in the room. There also wasn't a breakfast provided like most Holiday Inn's.
Location: Downtown location made the room very loud at night.
The hotel was clean and the staff friendly but the room was disappointing for a Holiday Inn.
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