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“Terrific” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #16 of 89 Hotels in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Terrific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Was in Knoxville for an interview and stayed here for the night. The Best holiday inn I've stayed in! They treated me like a king. Wonderful location, city attractions nearby, ample parking spaces. Lobby was rich, welcome was warm, room spacious and luxurious. Loved the experience n highly recommend!

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • 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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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The customer service, cleanliness, decor, of this hotel put it at the top of its class of hotels. The rooms were larger than normal and very clean. The only complaint I have on the room is that I wasn't able to sleep real well. The bed was not comfortable and the noise from sirens on Friday night was also bothersome, but not too bad.
They have a nice restaurant and very nice lounge. It is within walking distance of downtown events as well as the University of Tennessee. In addition, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to anywhere within 3 miles(?) of the hotel, which is very convenient around the college campus where public parking is almost unavailable or extremely expensive!
I just recommend they invest in higher quality mattresses!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

You can't beat this hotel for location in Knoxville. The University, Worlds Fair Park and Market Square area are all just a few blocks away.

The hotel itself is a high end Holiday Inn. Really more on the Crown Plaza level. Nice rooms/lobby and a fantastic restaraunt! Service was exceptional as well.

The only disappointment was a rather blasé fitness room. The equipment was clean and in good working shape, but it needs updating/expansion.

Overall a very good experience.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My wife & I stayed here last weekend for two nights for a wedding in Knoxville. Upon arrival, the lobby was very nice & appeared to have been recently remodeled. The room was very clean & had nice amenities. The bath products were top notch. The new keycard system they had was great, too. It's nice to see a hotel trying to be more "green". I also liked how we didn't have to swipe the card to get into our room - the sensor in the door simply scans/reads the card. Even though we had to pay for parking, the rate was reasonable, and it was in attached, underground parking. I prefer parking my own car vs. valet, anyway. Our room was on the 11th floor, and we had a great view overlooking World's Fair Park. We were surprised to see that complimentary breakfast was served on the 11th floor. My wife & I felt like royalty at this hotel. We don't travel often, but I have to say the two gentlemen that worked the 11th floor breakfast area were EXCELLENT - friendly, professional, and were there to assist with anything we needed. We dined in the hotel restaurant once for lunch. My wife had the patty melt with fried pickles, and I had the JD burger with beer battered fries. We both shared the chocolate bread pudding that came in a mason jar. All was very good! We also hit the bar on our late night (much needed after coordinating a wedding!). It was very spacious, and the two bartenders were attentive & friendly, even while, literally, running everywhere behind the bar to take care of everyone there. I will definitely return to this hotel if we're in Knoxville again, and I'll also look to stay at other Holiday Inns when traveling to other cities.

Room Tip: 11th floor is great - great view of the city, and the convenience of the breakfast bar on this floor...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here almost 20 years ago and remembered the hotel as a decent choice. It now has to be thee choice in downtown hotels. Close to most things. Great bar. Modern everything. Definitely a solid stay.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park in Knoxville, Tn on October 19, 2012 till October 22, 2012. We have never enjoyed a motel as much as we did this one. The service was great in every venue of the hotel. We were greeted as soon as we walked in the front door and every employee's only concern was were we enjoying ouselves and could they help in anyway. The room was very clean and the bed and pillows were extra comfortable. We ate in the restaurant and the selection was very good and the presentation of the food made it an unforgetable dining experience. The staff in the bar area were very attentive to our needs and they made sure you enjoyed the cocktails. I highly reccomend this hotel if you are in the Knoxville area.

Room Tip: We stayed in an exectutive suite and the service on that floor was second to none.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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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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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