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Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
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Ranked #18 of 89 hotels in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While attending a business conference I was faced with a prepared meal that looked delicious but was was not in my dietary guidelines. As I am allergic to gluten, I was unable to eat everything on my plate except asparagus. Shady noticed there was an issue and immediately apologized and offered to check with the chef for an alternative. He... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time in Knoxville and we couldn't be happier with this hotel, it's service, and location. You are just a few blocks of easy walking from Market Square. The Second Creek Greenway is steps away from the back hotel doors for a beautiful 4mi run/walk. The Sunsphere, World's Fair Tower is also steps away. Service was fantastic.... More

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Collierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent stay here w/ our two teen boys. The room was well-kept & reasonably appointed at this price point. Great location: near downtown, Market Square, UT-Knoxville, & fine dining, and more. But the friendliness & excellence of the service personnel was most impressive. The front desk personnel, coffee shop barista, restaurant staff (Varnell & Greg) all took the time to... More

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HIWFP, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others and for your Four-Star review. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our hotel and the central location to just about everything in downtown Knoxville. Hopefully your teen boys are entertaining enrolling at the University of Tennessee. That way we will see you back often! Should your travels bring... More

Carbondale, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to Knoxville. The location was great for us. Agree with other commenter about taking the escalator down to check out World'Fair Park and the war / FDR memorial if the weather is nice. In the evening, it was an easy and beautiful walk even for us creaky fifty-somethings to Market square with the restaurants and... More

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HIWFP, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback and your Five-Star review. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us. Our location central to downtown makes just about every attraction walkable. I only wish you would have tried our restaurant and lounge, Windows on the Park as I think you would have found no need to really ever leave the... More

Manosque, France
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19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Close to the exhibition centre and the main place / downtown. Rubix cube ´s house since the exhibition...1982? Swimming pool ok. Free wifi in the rooms Parking not free. Big Room and nice bathroom/shower. No suits to go to the swimming pool...

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HIWFP, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback. I am pleased that overall you enjoyed your visit with us. I hadn't even considered having bathing suits available in Fairgrounds, our coffee bistro and gift shop. I will most certainly explore that option. It is always a pleasure hosting our friends from overseas. Thank you again for... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel almost had it all. Extremely friendly staff and personnel, good location, nice covered parking, attractive lobby, reasonable room rates, yummy buffet breakfast, etc. Unfortunately the beds and pillows in the room were terribly firm and uncomfortable. Our family slept very poorly and thus we would be unlikely to return to this location.

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HIWFP, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing feedback on your recent stay at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park. I am pleased that for the most part you enjoyed your visit. Mattresses and pillows are probably the most subjective items in a hotel. With that in mind, we do carry a number of different pillows and can add egg crate foam to... More

Panama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Close to All things to do in downtown. The staff was great from when I check in to when I checked out. You can walk to market square which is where most things are in Knoxville. Pay a little more money for the top floor so you can have breakfast. You will have to pay for parking here.

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HIWFP, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and share your feedback. It sounds as though you had an excellent stay yet you only rated the hotel 3 stars. Please feel free to email me at mbauer@hiknoxdwtn.com if there was anything we could have done to make your stay more comfortable or enjoyable. If I can ever be... More

New Castle, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the last stop on our two week driving vacation. This us a full service hotel in downtown Knoxville. Access was a breeze, take the exit indicated in their directions from I-40 and the hotel us right there on the right. Ample parking is available. This Hotel was built for the 1982 Worlds Fair which was hoisted by Knoxville.... More

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Megan B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed description and back history of our hotel. I do want to apologize for some of the short comings you experienced while here. Never hesitate to contact the front desk with any complaints while on property, we are always able and willing to accommodate all of our guests. You must try out Windows on the Park... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel 26 states with about 135 nights a year at a hotel and in the Holiday Inn about 99% of the time. From the time I checked in with Rusty (he should teach others how to greet and check in visitors), to the young fellow on the 11th floor that had been employed only 2 weeks to find extra... More

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Megan B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us. I am thrilled to see a negative experience turned into a positive one with the help of our wonderful staff. We hope you come back anytime you are in town! More

Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a nice hotel and appeared to be remodeled..The room was energy efficient and the key card controlled the air. The the staff was friendly, however one of the desk persons was not very knowledgeable of the area. I got more advise and information about the area from my waiter, Mr. Varnell who worked in the restaurant. He was... More

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Megan B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review on your recent stay with us at The Holiday Inn World's Fair Park. I am so pleased that you were able to enjoy our wonderful breakfast buffet and the staff in our restaurant Windows on The Park. I do apologize that our front desk agent was not able to give you more information, but... More

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Address: 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#8 Business Hotel in Knoxville #12 Romantic Hotel in Knoxville #20 Family Hotel in Knoxville
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The Holiday Inn World's Fair Park is located in the heart of Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. We are currently updating our spacious facility with the latest technology and a trendy atmosphere. Whether you are traveling solo or in a large group, our hospitality is like no other, However, don't take our word for it, experience this for yourself. Can't wait to see you here and have a safe trip! ... more   less 
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