Close to University of Tennessee, Downtown Knoxville and Smoky Mountains Take some time off at our Days Inn Knoxville North hotel. Conveniently located off Interstate 75 less than 15 minutes from downtown, our pet-friendly Knoxville, TN, hotel near Great Smoky National Park offers easy access to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Get your morning going with free Daybreak breakfast and look up local attractions with free Wi-Fi Internet access. Lounge in your room watching your flat-screen TV or go for a relaxing swim in our heated indoor pool. Laundry facilities are on-site and our front desk staff is available to assist you 24 hours a day. Handicapped-accessible and non-smoking rooms are available and kids 12 and under stay free with an adult. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS Get a closer look at college life with a tour of campus at University of Tennessee - Knoxville, home of the Volunteers. Then, watch the Vols in action on the court at Thompson-Boling Arena or catch them on the football field at Neyland Stadium, just five miles from our Knoxville, TN, hotel. For a night out on the town, grab a bite to eat, enjoy vibrant night life and browse unique shops in Old City, less than 10 minutes away. Take a family trip to Knoxville Zoo and view wildlife from around the world, just 15 minutes from our door. If you love to shop, choose from more than 100 stores and restaurants at Knoxville Center or take a short drive to one of the leading malls in Tennessee, West Town Mall, just 15 minutes away. DINING OPTIONS If you love Mexican food, enjoy authentic entrees at Monterrey Mexican Restaurant and fresh south-of-the-border favorites at El Chico, within walking distance of our Knoxville, TN, hotel. Nearby Puleo's Grille features a diverse menu that features sizzling steaks, Southern comfort food and rustic Italian dishes, less than one mile away. Add a little spice with Asian flavors at Mandarin House restaurant, less than five minutes from our hotel.