Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 178
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie29 WONDERFUL!
I was able to take my staff of 19 to a conference and we stayed at this location. In the three days we were there, we grew to know the desk clerks, the shuttle drivers, the wait staff, and the housekeeping staff by name! We enjoyed every minute of our stay and would highly recommend this hotel to everyone!!
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 4boysandme Great for UT games!
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Worlds Fair Park for the Tennessee/Georgia football game and it was WONDERFUL. The staff was incredible. Very helpful, knowledgeable and always had a smile. The hotel looks brand new and is very clean and inviting. I don't think we have ever stayed in a hotel that was this accommodating to football fans. Immediately upon check-in you receive a paper listing all of the events at the hotel for the game, a schedule and details about the shuttle. The breakfast (especially the omelets!) were delicious but the best part the morning of the game was the huge bloody mary bar. The hotel shuttle took us (and picked us up) wherever we needed to go...even letting us stop along the way to grab extra supplies for the game before continuing to drop us off at our tailgate spot. Although this weekend was centered around the football game, the hallways were never loud and rambunctious, there were many families with young children and college-age kids, and the hotel maintained a great balance of class, entertainment, comfort and safety. The hotel is in walking distance of restaurants, the stadium, shopping and quick access to the highway. We will stay here every time we visit Knoxville!
October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VolunteerFan Excellent weekend
Having stayed hear multiple times over the past 5 years, we are never disappointed. Best place to stay in downtown Knoxville, close to everything! The staff always goes above and beyond to ensure we are happy.
October 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KLauren23 Terrible Bar Service
We recently stayed at this hotel during a game weekend and received some of the worst bar service I've ever had. Especially in a hotel. We first sat down for happy hour at the hotel bar and were given great service by a server named Sam and then a server named Alexandra came in and stood behind the bar talking about her new "plum" lipstick while we were waiting for drinks. Sam was busy with the other customers and setting up for the night and this girl Alexandra refused to do anything productive or help anyone. She was leaning against the counter behind the bar with her arms crossed. Another person joined our group and waited 20 minutes for a drink when there were only two other people at the bar besides us. When we asked her a question about the local area we were basically sassed and made to feel stupid for asking.
Then a couple next to us asked for potato chips, Alexandra filled their bowl, tossed it on the bar, then filled her mouth with chips from the same bag, and put the bag back in the cabinet behind the bar.
We felt that we were singled out, being that we were younger than most people at the hotel this weekend, (being in our early 30s,) but we are IHG Rewards Club Members who are very well traveled and this was absolutely unacceptable
We spent two nights at the hotel and both nights were the same thing with this girl. The other bartenders were even talking about her behind her back TO the customers at the bar.
If it weren't for this experience, I would absolutely recommend this hotel to other people. It was clean, convenient, and the location is great. If Alexandra were not there, this weekend would have been MUCH better.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kakers Fantastic hotel! Will return!
We booked this hotel through Hotels.com a month or two in advance. We were able to get a GREAT deal by doing so. We decided to stay here because of its close location to Neyland Stadium. It's just a short walk away. There is also shuttle service available if you choose. We chose to ride to the stadium then walk back. Our driver that morning could have been a bit more cheerful & personable. I'm not sure he cracked a smile the entire time. We also decided to take the shuttle to Calhoun's on the River that evening & our driver that time was a delight. He was very friendly & a delight to talk to. I wish I would have gotten his name. Everyone at the hotel was helpful & pleasant to deal with even while being swamped because of football game. Our room had what they called a "city view". & oh what a view it was. It was toward Henley & yes we could hear all of the traffic & firetrucks that ran all night, but for the view, it was worth it. Every morning you could see the most beautiful sunrise.
The bed was extremely comfortable & the pillows were amazing. I instantly missed them upon our return home. The only real "complaint" I would have is that we were in a handicap room which meant it had a "roll in" shower. This was nice because of the openness, but also bad because of the same. No matter what we tried to do to prevent it, water would flood the bathroom floor every time we showered. Not too big of a deal because we'd just clean it up with the extra towels, but with the hotel pushing being "Green" & reusing towels, this didn't seem to work with that plan. Oh, & this may seem silly, but the toilets are incredibly...loud. I kept hearing strange noises in the night, then we determined that we could hear our neighbors flushing. Strange, but true.
Overall, we loved our experience at this hotel & have decided that when we come back to Knoxville, we will definitely being staying here again!
October 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ReturningVisit Excellent Front Desk Staff
Excellent check-in service. Spent extra time to meet personal requests. Van service was super and timely on every occassion used. Great location to Cumberland Ave., Neyland Stadium and Market Square in downtown Knoxville. All easy walking distance. Housekeeping staff friendly and responsive. Enjoyed the lobby and direct access to the World's Fair park. All-in-all, a very enjoyable weekend!
October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kemba01 Comfort and quiet
This is our 3rd time at this hotel as we have a student at UT. Great value with parents association discount and rooms are very quiet and comfortable. We took the hotel shuttle to football game which was nice.
October 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GigiLucy Clean, comfortable & great location
We were very pleased with our 3 night stay. The room was very clean and housekeeping was very nice. The large rooms have been remodeled recently. The bathrooms are tiny! But didn't spend much time in there - not enough room for two people to get ready at the same time... Kind of a shame since the room itself is oversized.
The location is wonderful and close to the new shopping areas. Easy to walk to the nightlife and shopping.
Food was okay - not fantastic.
This is one of the nicest and cleanest Holiday Inns that I have experienced.
I would definately stay here again!
September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Croughton Great accomodation
The room was very comfortable and clen. Dining facility was verry good and staff friendly. Enjoyed my four days.
September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Huntsville clean and very comfortable room
I had a very good experience at this Holiday Inn. It was very nice for the good value price. The staff were so very friendly and helpful.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by volfan2 Great Staff!!!
Our stay was excellent as always. The staff is very attentive and accommodating. Charles is great.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OrangeFan865 Awesome and convenient
great location and awesome staff. we had a great stay. took the complementary van to the football game and to local hot spots.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dannyw60 GREAT PLACE TO STAY
GREAT PLACE , very cov location to downtown , shuttle service was great . most everybody was nice. love the man in coffe shop he was wonderful .shuttle driver was also great . bell hop was very nice. over all great experience. would stay again .
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobNashville Great experience!
Stayed here on a Friday night before a Vols' football game...will try to make this our regular place, for sure! Friendly, friendly, friendly....not be mention helpful....staff. Can't beat the convenience factor if you're doing something related to the University. Nice, clean, comfortable. A definite keeper.
September 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sphill13 Fair Accomodations
I chose this hotel specifically for the location. Our stay was part of a birthday present for my daughter, so I was OK w/the room price, but not OK w/the $8.00 parking fee.
The room was clean and visually appealing, but better suited for a business travler versus a family. The TV reception was poor, but there was free Wi-Fi.
The front desk and customer service staff were professional and a pleasure to interact with.
However, I rated the hotel on the mid to lower end of the scale for 3 reasons:
1- we were charged for parking.
2-the tiny air conditioning unit could not properly cool the room causing me to wake during the night in a sweat.
3- the food we received via room service was terrible. If I would have been in a restaurant I would have returned every item in the meal except the french fries.
September 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mark14 Good Comfortable and great looks and service
Good Comfortable place to stay great amenity's, location and service.
The only thing I had issues with was the daily parking fee $8.00 in the garage and when I arrived I asked to change from a double bed room to a single because my youngest son wanted his own room and I was told no problem from the girl at check in but when we got to our room it was still a double. I didn't go back down to get it changed due to needing to change cloths to go to my oldest son wedding rehearsal which is the reason we were there. I Didn't worry about it until I went to the room of someone from the wedding party (not a gold IHG member like me) had a better room on the top floor.
But it is a top notch hotel.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GBOinAL Excellent value! *
Excellent value - for THIS weekend.
The rates seem to vary WIDELY from game weekend to game weekend... I wish they wouldn't do that....(even for non-SEC weekends)
Staff were EXCELLENT, very helpful.
Some of the satellite channels dropped out during the heavy downpours... typical of satellite TV, can't really blame to hotel.
Overall, very pleased, food was good, a little high priced, but that's to be expected in hotel restaurant. Gift shop was very nice.
Only 2 reasons for not giving 5 stars on the room - bathroom is a little cramped and no exhaust fan in the bathroom.
We'll be back - when we can get rooms for good rate.
September 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Annaleese Overall pretty good
Most everything was great. Only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was the mattress was too soft and lumpy. Also, I went for breakfast and stood at the entrance to the restaurant for 15 minutes before anyone acknowledged me and seated me (no one else was in the restaurant). When I finally saw someone and asked if the restaurant was open the hostess said "oh, I was preparing carry out orders" and then asked if I needed coffee. I said yes. She said anything else? I said yes, food would be nice. She then rolled her eyes at me and said to sit anywhere. I did not appreciate that! This was on Sunday, Sept. 1 at around 7:30am.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nbm99 Great stay
We enjoyed our stay, location was perfect & they were the only hotel I could find that would honor their military discount on the holiday weekend.
September 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by heelpett Good Value for room
We like staying at Holiday Inn for the location and pool which our girls love. I was disappointed with the food service. The last time we stayed, they did not offer room service. The food in the restaurant is ok, but expensive for what you get.
Overall a good experience and was able to get room for good price.
September 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ScubaSteve36 Disappointing!
My wife and I travel from Ohio on occasion to attend UT football games in support of the University of Tennessee. This hotel is convenient because it is within walking distance to the stadium and in the past has been a pleasant stay. This year however, the hotel has started charging ridiculous hidden fees including a "parking fee". So, not only do you have to pay an inflated rate on game days, but now you have to pay extra to park your car on their property. I could go on and on, but it has become very apparent that this hotel has become a parasite on the university and though they got the $16.00 extra dollars from my family to park our cars... it will be the last cent.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cincyfan12 Friendly, helpful and excellent service
My son and I stayed here for 1 night. The front desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful, even giving me insight into where I would enjoy my morning run. The room was clean and comfortable. I will stay here again and would recommend this Holiday Inn to others.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeeDee14 Great Place To Stay
I had a great experience at this Holiday Inn. The staff was very nice - all of them. And the room was clean and comfortable. The hotel offered all the amenities I needed and then some.
September 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyLiz Fabulous weekend!!!
I am so happy I chose this hotel for my son's wedding weekend in Knoxville. It was very convenient to the church, the reception and even the rehearsal dinner. We walked to Market Square to shop and greatly enjoyed the extensive breakfast buffet in the mornings at the hotel. Room was cool, clean and very attractive. Front desk was polite and friendly! We even used the shuttle service once. My relatives from Orlando stayed here too and loved it!!
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Newtotennessee Very nice facility
The front desk staff were extremely helpful and made us feel welcome. In addition the shuttle driver was very helpful in suggesting a place for dinner and also giving us some information about Knoxville.
We will be soon relocating to Knoxville and this was a great way yo get introduced to our new community.
August 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Creekperson Our stay
Everything was very nice. Our stay was very brief; just there for a wedding. EXCEPT that parking fee is RIDICULOUS. If everyone arrived and departed by cab or somehow without a car, you would just have a big empty garage. That fee rates right up there with one of the most absurd things I have ever been charged for in all my life. Other than that, I was pleased.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Laws2 Great location and professional staff
Had a quick one nighter for a wedding in Knoxville and was extremely impressed by the design and ambiance of this hotel! The staff were extremely attentive and friendly. Location was just a couple blocks from the main drag with a ton a great restaurants. Upgrade... 11th floor, card access, complimentary breakfast, awesome view!
Reasonable parking fee!
August 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KTWilk Overnight Stay
Carpet needed replacing.
Television reception was poor. Able to view less than half of the channels offered.
Charged extra for parking. First hotel I've stayed in where I had to do this.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wilson74 Nicely updated
Enjoyed the hotel and the park area. It has been nicely updated and very comfortable.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CeDaR67 Convenient to UT campus and nicely decored
Very clean and comfortable. Will plan to stay again when in Knoxville.
August 20, 2013