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“Great Experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Oliver Hotel
Ranked #7 of 87 Hotels in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
“Great Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

My wife and I visited this hotel as locals, soon after it opened, on our anniversary. Would not recommend any other hotel in Knoxville before this one. Well done, perfect location, great staff. Just what Knoxville needed downtown. Great having this hotel to promote to family and friends when they come to town for visits.

Room Tip: Rooms with windows to Market Square are preferable.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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East Coast
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

Recommended. A welcome alternative to the chains. Very cordial staff.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Thank JWS2008
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san francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

We stayed at the Oliver for 5 days and found it to be charming. The place has a wonderful local vibe with an international sense of class and appeal. The beds are amazing and the new bar is going to be awesome!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 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 adammendelson
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

Wonderful small hotel with windows overlooking the bustling Market Square. Without doubt the best place to stay in downtown Knoxville. One of the owners was actually working at the front desk and was very helpful and accommodating. We enjoyed visiting with him at the free wine tasting at 6pm and hearing about the history of the hotel. He recently purchased, refurbished and reopened and his group did a wonderful job from decorating to completely updating the baths with walk-in showers. The beds are very comfortable. The housekeeping staff was very thorough, professional and friendly. Market Square has many wonderful restaurants and is a great place to hang out and people watch. The Riviera and Tennessee theaters are only a block away and covered parking is right around the corner. Our experience at the Oliver was equal to our stays at the Peninsula in New York and a lot more reasonable.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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 drrbooher
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

I will not stay anywhere else in Knoxville. Awesome design, big beautiful rooms, A+ location on market square, and walking distance to the football game.

I have stayed at almost every hotel in and around Knoxville over the years for football games and weddings, etc. and The Oliver is easily the best place to stay in Knoxville. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 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 Cecilmorgan
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

Wanted a simple and clean room in downtown Knoxville and found a great one. I will be back every year for same trip -and plan on staying at the Oliver.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 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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1 Thank cmapfilm
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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

This hotel truly lives up to its reputation as a high-end boutique hotel. The facility is immaculate, the service impeccable and the location ideal for Knoxville. We stayed in an enormous one-bedroom suite with three young children and were as comfortable as in any hotel we have ever stayed in- including our $950 dollar a night suite at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 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 Ben G
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Additional Information about The Oliver Hotel

Property: The Oliver Hotel
Address: 407 Union Avenue, (corner of Market Square), Knoxville, TN 37902 (Formerly The Hotel St. Oliver)
Location: United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Knoxville
#4 Romantic Hotel in Knoxville
#10 Family Hotel in Knoxville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Oliver Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Knoxville just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Market Square, The Oliver Hotel is an original expression of the city. Originally built in 1876 as the Peter Kern Bakery, the building had hosted everything from the Kern's candy counter and soda fountain to a drugstore, and dancing hall. In 2011, the property was renovated into what is now Knoxville's best boutique hotel with a style that plays tribute to the buildings history, while offering guests rooms with charm, sophistication, and modern amenities. The property features the Peter Kern Library Bar, a craft cocktail lounge; Tupelo Honey Cafe, an award winning restaurant; and Oliver Royale Restaurant, featuring a chef driven menu and bar. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel St Oliver

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