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“Great Location - Go Green” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville

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Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville
Ranked #14 of 87 Hotels in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Location - Go Green”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park in Tennessee. Not only was everyone that worked there very friendly and helpful but the hotel was energy efficient which was very cool to me. The bathrooms were on the small size but the room itself was beautiful and very roomy. We were only there for one day/night however, we were able to walk to market street where there are restaurants and cool shops as well as the sunsphere. The location is very convenient to the University as well as anything else you could really need. The fact that it was energy efficient was different for me but I thought it was cool that it provides that. You do however, have to leave you room key in the energy preservation outlet in the room to keep the A/C on but the do offer you to have more than one key so it really isn't a hassle. The place was also under construction but they did a very good job of hiding that and keeping the inside very classy and elegant. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cameron S
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, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thanks so much for the kind words. We strive to provide the best guest experience the industry offers and we are proud of our new hotel. We are in the process of a complete renovation with our new restaurant and lounge, WINDOWS on the PARK, opening July 30, 2012 with a new sundries and retail outlet to follow. Thank you for being our guest. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Enjoy your day.

Mitch
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Very impressed! Never stayed at a holiday inn and was pleasantly surprised but the super nice and helpful staff from housekeeping to the front desk, everyone is very friendly and eager to make your stay a good one. Our room was neat and clean, the lobby comfortable and inviting. With our son going to U of T, we will make this our home away from home!

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Mohio
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, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for the great comments on our hotel and team. We are working hard to make each of our guests stay memorable. We look forward to being your home away from home when visiting the University of Tennesse campus or any areas of our great city. Make sure and check out our new restaurant and lounge, WINDOWS on the PARK, when you return in the fall. It will be the place to be in downtown Knoxville. Thanks again for your comments. Enjoy your day!

Mitch
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Very nice hotel, newly renovated, downtown in walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Goldiegolderson
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, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
We appreciate your comments on our new hotel. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please check out our new restaurant and lounge on your next visit to the property, opening July 30, 2012. Thanks again. Enjoy your day.

Mitch
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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70 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

The employees were really nice and I believe Katherine was the bartender that was working Friday night and we sat and talked to her for an hour and half. There were a couple of things that weren't so good. The pool area was small and we went there were people having a pool party and the kids were screaming and wouldn't quit splashing so we only stayed there for maybe 15 minutes. Also, our housekeeper on the third day didn't leave us any washcloths. The restaurant was going under renovation and the food was horrible. The wings weren't burnt and the pizza was worse than any frozen. It is close to some nice shops and market square.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ashes33
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, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Hello,
Thank you for the comments regarding your stay at our hotel. It's great to know Katherine showed the ultimate guest service that folks have come to expect at our property. I will pass along your kind words to her personally. As for the quality of the food you received from our restaurant, this issue is being addressed and I encourage you to stay with us on your next visit to our fair city. We will be opening WINDOWS on the PARK, our new restaurant and lounge, on July 30. We will be offering a brand new menu with various selections of regional and local offerings from around the area. We take pride in the quality of not only the giuest service we provide, but the quality of the products we offer as well. I will also pass along the note concerning our housekeeping department. Again, thanks for your comments. Without great feedback, we could not become the preferred lodging choice in Knoxville, Tennessee. Thanks again. Enjoy your day.

Mitch
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Shellharbour, Australia
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151 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

The hotel was undergoing renovations in the restaurant. The air con I the room constantly switches on /off. It is very noisy. Other guests reported the same issue.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank LyNeTtE29
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, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, July 14, 2012
Hello,

Thank you for your comments concerning your recent stay at our property. I have passed along your information concerning the noisy HVAC unit in your room to our engineering department, I appreciate your response as this will allow us to prevent this from happening in the future to our most valued customers, our hotel guests. I would ask that you return to our property and experience the great atmosphere that WINDOWS on the PARK, our new restaurant and lounge, will offer for a great dining experience with a relaxing lounge environment as well. Again, thanks for your comments. Without great guests feedback, we would not be able to become the preferred lodging choice in Knoxville, Tennessee. Enjoy your day.

Mitch
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Nashville
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44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

Renovations going on to make this hotel a very acceptable option for staying near the convention center. Within walking distance of many restaurants, shops and UTK. Comfortable rooms with average amenities. Breakfast buffet was decent too.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank lorettajeanNashville
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, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, July 14, 2012
Thank you for the nice comments on our new hotel. We strive to make each of our guests stay a memorable one during each visit to our property. Our new restaurant and lounge, WINDOWS on the PARK, opens July 30,2012. I ask that you plan on stopping in on your next visit to our property and enjoy a great atmosphere in an upscale dining experience with offerings of both Tennessee and regional cuisine, Thanks again for your comments. Without your feedback, we would not be able to maintain the status as the preferred loding choice in Knoxville, Tennessee. Enjoy your day.

Mitch
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Pikeville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

I stayed here for a week on a business trip! The restaurant was being renovated so they provided us with free breakfast...which was fabulous! The view of the city from my room was very nice. When we first arrived the parking booth was aggravating and you had to show a green ticket every time! Half way through our stay, they opened the new parking booth and you were only required to scan your key...which was so much easier. All of the staff we encountered were all so helpful & nice. My coworkers stay here every time we travel to Knoxville! The only complaint I have is they charge extra for an in room refrigerator.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank mandig02
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Mitch H, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Hello,

Thanks for your kind words. I am happy to say, our new garage booth is up and running. We are also excited about our new restaurant, WINDOWS on the PARK, opening August 8, 2012. Please make sure to visit us on your next trip to our city. Thanks again for your comments. Enjoy your day.

Mitch
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Property: Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville
Address: 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Family Hotel in Knoxville
#7 Business Hotel in Knoxville
#13 Romantic 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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