We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Oliver Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
407 Union Avenue, (corner of Market Square), Knoxville, TN 37902 (Formerly The Hotel St. Oliver)
Hotel amenities
The Oliver Hotel
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #6 of 90 Hotels in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
FoodieOnAHarley Atlanta, Georgia
Add Photo Write a Review

321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    215
    86
    12
    3
    5
See reviews for
55
133
13
46
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (92)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (321)
  • Mar-May only
    (80)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (114)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (74)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (53)
All months
Portland
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at Oliver, loved the hotel, went to the hotel bar with my boyfriend and after ordering very expensive drinks was told to "turn down the PDA, after which we asked what that was the bartender said was , public display of affection, my companion and I who are not married were shamed for this and then told that our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
205 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restored old hotel right downtown and close to restaurants and shops. My room was fairly small, as is normal with old hotels, but worked just fine in a compact way. Everything was beautifully appointed and immaculately clean. Gorgeous tile in the bathroom, with the "OH" logo beautifully spelled out in tiles. Fancy schmancy faucets etc. Nice bed with lots... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. The rooms were excellent- very clean, nice amenities, great shower/bathroom area, cool renovation accents. The front desk and cleaning staff were helpful and friendly. A well done renovation. We had never been in Knoxville, this was a great introduction.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
101 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Oliver is located downtown in a very good area , resturants within walking distance. But the major features ;this hotel is well maintained, lobby is small but nicely appointed. The hallways appear to have new carpet and the walls freshly painted. Our room, the Oliver Suite , was large, comfortable and we'll decorated. They had a variety of refreshments... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at this hotel several times and always enjoy my accommodations. The rooms are comfortable, the location is excellent and the staff is friendly and professional. I enjoy relaxing at the Peter Kern Library 'Speakeasy' and investigating all the dining options in the immediate area. Terrific place to stay!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Oliver Hotel just off of Market Square is a convenient, attractive, and comfortable treat in downtown Knoxville. We appreciated the helpful staff who helped us find our room and enjoy the tasteful bar. They even have umbrellas in the closet along with the usual amenities. We will stay there again!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at the Oliver. The rooms were spacious and clean. The staff was extremely kind and helpful.thwy were all very knowledgable about the city of Knoxville. Located right on the square!!! We will be back to visit soon

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the location of this hotel and enjoyed a very nice stay there. Staff was friendly and attentive. Room was not large but was quiet and had everything we wanted -- wifi, desk, fridge, tv. Furnishings seemed updated and in good condition. Bathroom was spacious and tasteful. Enjoyed walking the neighborhood in the evening and choosing from among several... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were in town a day early for a family reunion and decided to try the Oliver Hotel based on positive reviews and their website. Well.... the experience exceeded our expectations. The Oliver Suite was gorgeous. Extremely high ceilings and decorated with impeccable taste. The staff reinforced the slogan about southern hospitality and the lounge was hip... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Junction, Colorado
Level Contributor
56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the location, the water feature was a hit! We enjoyed Pete's every morning for breakfast.. the rooms are comfortable ...children could not figure out the tables with the openings in the center? Local artist... Staff was very helpful ...we were visiting for ID ... nice location close to the University..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

291 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (51)
Viewed
Room/suite (16)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
Other (13)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (139)
Viewed
Amenities (15)
Viewed
King Room (27)
Viewed
King Standard Room (27)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (5)
Viewed
Suite (38)
Viewed
The Hotel (27)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (101)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (15)
Viewed
Room/suite (73)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Knoxville hotels
0.3 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville - Downtown
0.1 mi away
Hilton Knoxville
Hilton Knoxville
#32 of 90 in Knoxville
4.0 of 5 stars 716 reviews
4.5 mi away
Hampton Inn and Suites Knoxville North
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Crowne Plaza Knoxville
Crowne Plaza Knoxville
#23 of 90 in Knoxville
4.0 of 5 stars 353 reviews
0.2 mi away
Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville
0.4 mi away
Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay