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Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central
Ranked #59 of 87 Hotels in Knoxville
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I got a great nightly rate through Priceline Express deals when staying for a week long course at UTK's vet school. My room was large and the bed surprisingly comfortable although it did smell a little funky/musty unless the AC was running.

Hotel amenities included a small fitness center and business center with printer, outdoor pool, free parking and breakfast. A lot of perks for <$50/night! Reasonably close to downtown with closeby shopping and dining.

One day the maid took away the small complimentary bottle of shampoo/conditioner and did not replace it (was not empty). Soap disappeared that day too. Not sure why that happened but not the end of the world.

Anyway I was very pleasantly surprised by this hotel and would definitely recommend it as a good budget option if you have a car and want to be close to UT.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

I stayed here with one of the walk-in coupons that come in the interstate coupon booklets and had a good room for that rate--a super king with a microwave, coffeemaker, and small fridge. Motel is located somewhat off the interstate and on a hill; there is one new motel next door but no other nearby buildings.

Check in was efficient and friendly, and the room was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was stocked with plenty of towels and the usual toiletries. The most noticeable deficiencies were the peeling wallpaper in the bathroom and the badly rusted grid that supported the bathroom ceiling tiles. And the TV guide in the room did not match the actual channels.

Breakfast, included in the room charge, was adequate--with sweet rolls, cream cheese, two kinds of dry cereal, scrambled eggs, sausage, and make-them-yourself waffles. It would have been improved with fruit and/or instant oatmeal.

The location is a convenient drive to many restaurants, including The Market, which received consistently high ratings on TA.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife, 5yr old boy, and dog stayed in room 304 on 6/19/14. Service was nice. The hotel sits in a very nice neighborhood, and right off the interstate. Our room was clean. The carpet looked clean, but as is typical for hotels, if you wear white socks, you will notice dirt transfer...but nothing too bad. TV was a flat screen. Temperature controls were great. Bathroom was clean. There was a spot where the wallpaper was torn, but whoop-dee-doo. They have an outdoor pool (not much to it, but it was a pool, which made my boy happy). The breakfast was great; there were scrambled eggs, sausage, cereal, bread/toast, waffles, pastries, milk, apple and orange juice, and coffee. We had no issues with noise. Restaurants aren't really in walking distance, but are still very close.

Room Tip: Our room, 304, has a view of the roof below.But a good room regardless.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

I did my homework and liked the reviews I saw. We were not disappointed! This is a very clean, comfortable stay. Its right off the highway but in a private, quiet way. We felt very safe. Breakfast was basic and free, and we enjoyed that both mornings.

We stayed here after looking for a clean, safe, budget priced hotel and that's exactly what we got. In fact, I have to admit, it was even better than I expected. We will probably stay here a lot over the next 4 years while our son attends UT! Its an easy drive, just 5-10 minutes from the university.

Special thanks to Jeff for outstanding customer service making special last minute accommodations for us!!! He was very pleasant each time I interacted with him on the phone and in person.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

The staff was friendly. The room is bigger than your average double bed room. The bathroom was not the cleanest. The bottom of the shower was brown/gray. I wiped the bottom of the shower with toilet paper and the gunk came off, they could have cleaned it better. The sink had a brown tint to it. Also in our room, there was so much hair in the tub drain that the water would build up. While I was taking a shower it started overflowing, I had to turn the water off and wait for it to drain for 10 minutes. The staff did apologize for the drain. The carpet was kind of dirty, you could see a trail of dirt where people walked. The beds were okay, comfort wise. Just little things like that make me not want to go back again.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

It's cheap, not in a bad location and it comes with breakfast not a lot of good but not awful so if you are looking for a bed for one night ok - not a destination location hotel !! Restaurants are not that far away and it's close to the freeway.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stayed on night on a business trip to Knoxville. It was easy to find, great location, and not a bad price point. It was dated, but not excessively so. Minor maintenance and cosmetic issues that should be addressed like loose fixtures, well worn furniture, and stains. Overall, I will stay again on my next stay in Knoxville.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central

Address: 1315 Kirby Rd, Knoxville, TN 37909-2850 (Formerly Holiday Inn Central @ Papermill)
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #59 of 87 Hotels in Knoxville
Price Range: $60 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central 3*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located, Red Roof Knoxville Central is convenient to so many Knoxville attractions, yet its quiet suburban location is restful and relaxing. If you’re here on business, downtown Knoxville and University of Tennessee are both just 5 minutes away. West Town Mall, Knoxville Convention Center, U of Tennessee Medical Center, Neyland Stadium, Lakeshore Park, and Knoxville Racquet Club are also nearby. The Army Reserve Base and Tennessee National Guard facilities are also close by. If you’re interested in visiting the Smoky Mountains, it’s a pleasant drive of less than an hour. Conveniently located near I40, exit 383, Red Roof Knoxville Central has great shopping just around the corner, and a number of great restaurants within a half mile.Red Roof Knoxville Central features a business center, interior corridors, free hot breakfast featuring eggs and sausage, flat screen TVS, a free fitness facility, a coin laundry, free high speed wireless internet, a sparkling seasonal pool (open May through September), and free on-site parking and motorcoach parking. Our guest rooms feature spacious sitting areas, custom furnishings, overstuffed chairs and sofas, and dedicated workspaces. You’ll also enjoy cable TV, data ports, hair dryers, in-room coffee makers, and irons and ironing boards in all rooms. Selected rooms also offer microfridges and microwaves. Experience our complimentary coffeehouse –style coffee and tea, as well as our dining delivery service and free morning newspapers. One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome. ... more   less 
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Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central Hotel Knoxville
Holiday Inn Central Papermill
Holiday Inn Knoxville
Knoxville Holiday Inn

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