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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 #17 of 89 Hotels in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
BIRMINGHAM, AL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We just got back from a 2 night stay. We really enjoyed our visit to this hotel. We were in town for a football game. You cannot beat the location. There is a nice playground behind the hotel (part of Worlds Fair Park) that my kids loved. We were headed out to walk to the stadium when a worker saw us and our two small children and told us about the free shuttle. He went out of his way to show us where we needed to go to get on which I thought was really nice. We ate a small snack at the restaurant before the game and we found the prices to be affordable for a hotel restaurant. They had a decent selection of beers too. We would definitely stay here again when in Knoxville.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I was surprised by this property. Being that it was in the hub of the World's Fair, I knew it was older. Wow, completely redone in, what felt to me, an modern take on throw-back '70 style.

The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Something you don't find much anymore. The rooms are spacious and best of all clean, clean, clean. Loved it.

Walk to Market Square, World's Fair Park, Outdoor Knoxville, Vol's stadium, museums, theaters.

Room Tip: The rooms on the backside of the hotel have a great view of the park... High floors (10 & 11) e...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pennington Gap
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Received a great deal on Expedia Unpublished Rate for this downtown hotel. Didn't find any faults with the room or staff. Very clean modern room, and very quiet to be in downtown! All staff we encountered were very professional. Only negative is the hotel charges $8 per night for parking. I know many downtown hotels do, but in Knoxville downtown I know that Marriott and Crowne Plaza do not charge for parking!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Check in was very smooth, the staff were very helpful! The room is very clean, they sanitize remotes, door knobs, etc after every visitor to the room! The only problem...the elevator from the garage wasn't working and we were not told in advance so luggage had to be toted through the garage and across parking lanes.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Gallatin, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We have a daughter at UT and this is our first choice hotel. The front desk people are always courteous and quick. The rooms are clean and a nice size. I like that they have an underground parking garage. It's within easy walking distance of the UT campus and Market Square. Great hotel for football games or any other event. The only drawback is the restaurant. It's ok, but over priced, especially the breakfast buffet. The omelet/waffle bar is good and the servers are excellent.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Highly recommended for business travelers to Knoxville area. Excellent service great location. Easy access to highway and also to the downtown. I particularly enjoyed the downtown area and had a great view of the world's fair park. There are many restaurants with in walking distance.

There were redoing the main floor restaurant when I was there so I can not comment on the quality of the food. They were offering buffet lunch that was pretty good off the the side of the main restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Whether you are going to visit a game at UT or just visiting Knoxville, this is a great location. Right in the middle of downtown where the 1982 World's Fair was located, this Holiday Inn is about a block (well within walking distance of) Market Square which is a wide open bricked area with local shops and eateries. The shops are quite unique and tons of things to look at. Walking around Market Square makes for a great several hours. It reminded me a bit of Boulder, CO on a smaller scale.

On the other side, you have a view of the Sunsphere and the beautifully redone World's Fair Park area. It has a manmade lake with fountains, walking paths, and grassy areas. Very pretty in a downtown area. You can walk through it to go down to the Tennessee River or across the park to the UT campus. If you are attending a UT football or basketball game, this location is not a bad walk to either of these events.

The hotel itself has been remodeled and kept up-to-date (originally built for the 1982 World's Fair). It has large rooms with nice decor. The bar/restaurant area overlook the park towards the UT campus. The staff is super friendly and the beds are nice enough to get a good night's rest.

Room Tip: Ask to stay on the World's Park side facing the Sunsphere.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville

Address: 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Knoxville
#9 Business Hotel in Knoxville
#13 Family Hotel in Knoxville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville 3.5*
Number of rooms: 286
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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