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Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville
Ranked #16 of 87 Hotels in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were in Knoxville for one night, stopping midway to a beach vacation spot. This hotel was perfectly located for our purposes and that would have been enough to recommend it. But there's more! Reception was friendly and check in fast and smooth. The lobby was well decorated and spacious. Our room was equally well decorated and roomy, the bed comfortable, everything spotlessly clean, and we got a quiet and restful night's sleep. I thought the parking fee was reasonable compared to what I have come to expect in downtown areas of big cities. I also loved that it was a no smoking facility. Since we were just passing through we did not use any of the hotel's amenities, such as the fitness room or restaurant. But if I have occasion to visit Knoxville and spend a little time there, I would definitely stay here again.

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Mitch H, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Knoxville. Thanks again. Have a great day.

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

I took my 4 teenage kids for a short 4 day vacation while taking my oldest back to Johnson University at the end of his spring break. The hotel AND staff were all exceptional. I received everything I asked for & when I needed some "dad" time the bartender Siler took care of me exceptionally well. Nothing negative to say & will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Mitch H, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Thank you for the great comments on our team. I am forward your note to Siler personally with a hearty thank you for his great work and dedication to the property. Thanks again. Have a great day

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in for quality of staff and room amenities. They collected us from Knoxville Transit Centre with the shuttle at 9pm and the driver provided an Impromptu tour of downtown, including restaurant recommendations (which we took up and enjoyed). Location is very convenient and the breakfast buffet was excellent. We got chatting to Daryush (the restaurant manager) about soccer and were charmed by his knowledge of our Australian team and happily chatted for a while.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mitch H, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

We appreciate your kind words about our property and team members. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Knoxville. Thanks again and have a great day

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Everything at the Holiday Inn Worlds Fair Park is first class. We got married there on 3-8-13 and everything couldn't have been better. Claire Hadden was our event planner and she is absolutely fabulous. She was there every step of the way. The staff was friendly and very helpful, I wish I could name all of them individually because they were that awesome. The front desk staff and management especially! Also the food was 5 star. I wouldn't have wanted to have my wedding anywhere else!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank SarahMcBrayer_2
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Mitch H, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Thanks you for the nice words relating to our events department. I am forwarding your note to the catering team members for their review. Thanks again and have a great day.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed here on a recent trip to Knoxville. The location is great, the hotel itself is clean but average. Staff was friendly and have no real complaints but it didn't stand out to me. I'd stay here again but will also look at the other options downtown and choose based upon availability and amenities.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mitch H, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Thanks for the great comments. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to the property. Have a great day.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Stayed one night for a concert downtown. A little over a mile to walk to Thompson Boling Arena but not bad. Very convenient to downtown shops and resteraunts. We ordered room service -the service was excellent - food was a little pricey but good. No breakfast was included in cost. I feel like a complimentary breakfast should have been offered. Lobby was confusing upon entering from outside or from garage. Couldnt find the elevator and no signs to where they were located. Was not comfortable parking underground. It was also confusing. No signs to where elevator was located. Did not feel "safe" if thats the right word. Did not see any cameras or security. They did charge a 9.00 for parking fee. With all that said, the room and hotel were very clean. We did go to the "bar" area afterwards, the bartenders were AWESOME. As buzy as it was they stayed on top it. They even paid attention to the tables and if not busy came by to refill our drinks. Would most likely stay again.

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Mitch H, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Thank you for your comments. Without guest feedback, we cannot continue to be the leader in the hospitality industry. Thanks again and have a good day.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is a very nice hotel to stay at if you are visiting UT's campus, the Thompson Boling Arena or the downtown area. Our stay was very comfortable and enjoyable. The $8 parking fees were not a problem for us, because we are used to a lot higher fees than that when we visit Nashville! The only complaint that we have is the shuttle driver told us that he would be outside of the arena after the concert and we couldn't find him, so we had to walk about 8 blocks in the misty rain. We are used to walking, but it would had been better if it hadn't been raining. But no big deal! We would definitely stay here again if ever visiting downtown Knoxville.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mitch H, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Thank you for your nice comments concerning your stay at our property. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Knoxville. Thanks again and have a great day.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville

Address: 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902-2810
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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 Business Hotel in Knoxville
#7 Family Hotel in Knoxville
#13 Romantic Hotel in Knoxville
Price Range: $110 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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