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Holiday Inn Express Knoxville Strawberry Plains
Ranked #31 of 87 Hotels in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“HI Express does it again!!”
Reviewed July 28, 2008

Wonderful stay for a quick overnight before heading into the Smokies. Hotel seemed to be well maintained and the staff we encountered were all very friendly and helpful. It's a bit off the beaten path so there's lots of peace and quiet. Beds were extra comfy with nice linens - pool is small but in good shape and a welcome relief after a long hot day. Their breakfast includes some hot selections including those cinnamon rolls, as an added bonus there were warm cookies in the lobby in the early evening.

  • Liked — Warm Cookies!!
  • Disliked — Nothing I can think of
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Fairfax, VA
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98 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2008

This hotel is as good as all the other reviews say! Room was clean, beds were very comfortable, breakfast was delicious. We didn't try the pool or any other amenities. My only complaint is that I didn't like the coffee, but there are plenty of places nearby to get some, so that's not a big deal.
If it's not available, there are a few other new looking hotels in the same area that might also be nice, but I'd try this one first!

Stayed June 2008
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Thank cmujmumom
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Hendersonville, TN
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79 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2008

Booked two room on Holiday Inn points for only 5,000 each-very good deal. Property seemed new. Breakfast was a great Holiday Inn Express breakfast with the common room very modern. Everything looks relatively new but not overly luxurious, just a very nice express. Good location off the interstate.

  • Liked — Nice new property
  • Disliked — nothing to change-very nice
  • Stayed June 2008
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Thank Ville girl
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Huntsville, AL
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 31, 2008

Made reservations to spend 1 night at this hotel while traveling from a wedding back home. I called to make sure they understood we would be arriving late and needed to make sure our room would be available. Arrived to prompt friendly service at the desk, fast check-in and and went right up to our room. The room looked brand new. I've traveled a lot in the past year and never had a room that looked this clean. I considered the room and bedding upscale for the price paid. Great nights sleep and nice breakfast in their breakfast room the next morning. The morning breakfast and front desk staff were especially friendly and helpful. I found out that the hotel is not a smoke free facility and is also pet friendly. I was actually on the floor where pets and smokers are placed. I noted the pet friendly sign and treats at the front desk but would have never known otherwise. I'm all for complete non-smoking facilities and no pets allowed but based on the experience at this location, I will most certainly consider staying again.

  • Liked — Clean & Friendly
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Thank Travel_Major_Mom
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Evansville, IN
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2008

My wife and I recently stayed at this hotel. We had driven 5 hours to attend a University of Tennessee Men's basketball game. We found the hotel and the staff incredible!!! The hotel was sparkling clean and rooms well appointed. The beds were very comfortable and bathroom very nice.

The hotel staff was wonderful. This was Southern Hospitality at its best!! The complimentary breakfast was outstanding. The hostess in the breakfast room is Patty--she is there to please!! Good food--southern style!!

This is only 10 minutes from downtown. Stay here--you will have a great stay in Knoxville!! Everyone at this hotel should be commended on your efforts. Customer service at its highest level of excellence!!

Mark
Evansville, IN

Stayed March 2008
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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2008

This is my favorite hotels in this area. Very clean, very nice staff and very comfortable beds. We stay here each time we travel through Knoxville.

  • Liked — Beds, Room, Staff
  • Stayed June 2006
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Thank Infaith07
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So Ca, but wishing I was in the Caribbean!
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2007

We were on our Tennessee adventure vacation, stayed in Memphis (Sleep Inn @ Court Square), Nashville (Courtyard @ Airport), then here.....this was the best out of all 3.

Where to begin?

Front desk staff was very courteous and super friendly, good ole southern hospitality. She welcomed us and treated us as family.

The room was very large and immaculate. The bed (king) was very comfortable, better than some more expensive hotels we've stayed in. Desk area was large. Bathroom was super clean, towels were large and soft. Complimentary breakfast was very good, along with the courteous & friendly staff that was there to make sure everything was stocked and the appropriate temperature (she was taking the temperature of the eggs to make sure they were hot enough).

There's a Cracker Barrel, Puelos, Ruby Tuesday, Starbucks and a couple of fast fast food restaurants just on the other side of the freeway. Cracker Barrel was great, Puelos wasn't too impressive. If you want the taste, southern hospitality and feel of Tennessee go to Cracker Barrel. Puelos was okay, but just another chain restaurant in my opinion.

Breakfast had the following:
Famous (delicous) cinnamon rolls, coffee, bisquits w/gravy, pre-made cheese omelettes, toast, bagels, pastries, cereal, juice, oatmeal, yogurt, good coffee.

Coffee/Tea available 24hrs. at the front desk.

Only complaint would be distance from downtown, about 10-15min.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, staff, room size, comfort
  • Disliked — Distance from downtown, but not really too bad
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank fromsoca23
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Knoxville Strawberry Plains
Address: 730 Rufus Graham Rd, Knoxville, TN 37924-4338
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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 ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Knoxville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Knoxville Strawberry Plains 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express-Knoxville East, Strawberry Plains.The perfect blend of friendly meets functional and corporate meets comfort at this Knoxville hotel.Whether you need to be near the University of TN for every Volunteer Football game; in the Great Smoky Mountains for hiking, biking and a trip to Dollywood; or near the Forks of the River Industrial Park for a busy work week; the Holiday Inn Express-Knoxville East will keep you close and convenient without being in the crowded city. Our location off I-40, Exit 398, will also give you easy access to all the attractions in Gatlinburg, the car shows in Pigeon Forge, and give you a direct route to all the Nascar races in Bristol that you can handle.We know you will 'Stay Smart' while using our 24 hour fitness center and the heated, indoor pool. You may also choose to relax with a cinnamon roll, omlet, & bacon in our comfy hospitality room for our 'Stay Smart Express Breakfast', or catch up on some work in our 24 hour business center with our FREE wired & wireless HSIA. The Holiday Inn Express-Knoxville East also offers fine dining nearby at the Outback Steakhouse, Puleo's Grille & Ruby Tuesday's. Remember, your pet is also welcome at our Knoxville hotel.This Knoxville hotel has the best to offer for location, comfort, and convenience for your business, family, & fun all year long. ... more   less 
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