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About our Hotel

Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: KNOXVILLE
  • Distance From Hotel: 10.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-04:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Late checkout available

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Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Number of Rooms:5
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Come check out our pet friendly hotel! A 25.00 dollar per pet, per night nonrefundable fee applies. Two pets maximum per room. Service animals are welcome at no charge.
Pet fee amount  30.00  USD  per night

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Chilhowee Park/Knoxville Zoo
Distance From Hotel:7.0MI
Attraction:
World's Fair Park
Distance From Hotel:10.0MI
Attraction:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Distance From Hotel:30.0MI
Attraction:
Knoxville Convention Center & Civic Coliseum
Distance From Hotel:10.0MI

Parking

Parking

  • Car Parking Available
  • No large truck or trailer parking (40'-53') is available on-site. Parking is available on Rufus Graham Road for trailers, buses and RVs.

Internet

Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas

Facility

Facility

  • Total number of rooms:77
  • Total number of suites:6
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:45
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:32
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:67
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:5
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:4

Enjoy a Stay at Our Contemporary Knoxville Hotel

We invite you to visit our Holiday Inn Express® Knoxville East - Strawberry Plains accommodations. This hotel's location off I-40 provides you with easy access to a variety of attractions.

Leisure guests appreciate that we're just a short distance from the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Knoxville Zoo and Neyland Stadium. Bordering Strawberry Plains, our hotel's location is a 30-minute drive from Dollywood and the Great Smoky
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Enjoy a Stay at Our Contemporary Knoxville Hotel

We invite you to visit our Holiday Inn Express® Knoxville East - Strawberry Plains accommodations. This hotel's location off I-40 provides you with easy access to a variety of attractions.

Leisure guests appreciate that we're just a short distance from the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Knoxville Zoo and Neyland Stadium. Bordering Strawberry Plains, our hotel's location is a 30-minute drive from Dollywood and the Great Smoky Mountains. Guests can catch a Volunteer football game at the University of Tennessee, since it's so close to our hotel.

Corporate travelers are welcome to stay with us in Knoxville. Our hotel is near a number of businesses, including General Electric, AC Entertainment and Green Mountain Coffee. Our visitors can also enjoy access to our 24-hour business center with copy, print and fax services, as well as our free high-speed, wireless Internet access.

If you're looking for pet friendly hotels in Knoxville, TN with great amenities, look no further. You can work up a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center and then take it easy in the heated, indoor mineral pool. Join us every morning for one of our signature cinnamon rolls and a hot cup of Smart Roast coffee, which are served fresh daily at our Express Start breakfast bar. Reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Express® East Knoxville hotel to experience quality amenities at a price you can afford.

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While you search for pet friendly hotels in Knoxville, TN, remember that our hotel welcomes your four-legged friends. Pets can be registered for a monthly drawing of a $25 gift card for PetSmart, too!

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 170 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Stay I was in town for a UT game, and the hotel was nice. The location is perfect, and the rooms were comfortable. November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stay!! Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University really know how to treat their guests. The customer service and treatment were flawless. It makes a huge difference when you receive service from individuals who really care. My experience reinforces the reason I choose Crowne Plaza as my choice hotel. November 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Inconsistencies This hotel is in a great location for restaurants within walking distance. It's workout room is almost as well equipped as my regular gym at home. On the down side, the walls are paper thin. I was awakened at 130 am one night by neighbors laughing. It sounded like they were in my room. There are gaps between the walls and windows that allow light and sound to come through. The housekeeping staff leaves a fresh bar of soap every day as policy. I commented that it was wasteful and was told that was the way it is done. November 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best of everything! We are from the midwest but live on the east coast.. Every time we travel we use the Crowne Plaza Knoxville. Food is excellent. Staff go out of their way to accomidate us. We have recommended this property to others who love it as well! Our favorite place!! October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A Cut Above We needed a convenient stopover but didn't want to compromise comfort or amenities. This Crown Plaza was a wonderful surprise. The room was spacious, well-equipped and appealing. The staff members were gracious and competent. Bartender Jared was first class -- helpful, amiable and excellent at his craft. Valets were also informed, welcoming and timely. We were pleased that we chose Crown Plaza Knoxville Downtown. October 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great albeit a little noisy. First of all, they have done a fantastic job with the renovation. Everything is nice, new and modern. However, they could have paid a little more attention to the insulation between the walls. I was in room #806 and could hear the people in the next room over (#808) as if they were in the room with me! Luckily they quieted down at a decent hour so that I was able to get some sleep. But this will not be the case for all patrons in that room. October 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staff and Property Top Notch Booked this on the fly going through town with the wife. Great staff attitude from the bellmen to the front desk through check out. Clean, modern, old, elegant. Highly recommend. October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by THE BOMB - EXCELLENT This hotel is awesome! The elegance and beautiful will blow you away. A very fancy hotel that makes you feel on cloud 9. Absolutely loved it! October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Repeat customer for a reason! I have stayed at the Crowne Plaza Dowtown for the past 3 years for work. The staff is friendly, and helpful, the hotel is very clean and the views are beautiful. Looking forward to my next trip to Knoxville! October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location and service. Great location, good breakfast options. However, service in bar was a bit slow. Management didn't plan properly for staffing following the Tennessee football game. October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good experience. The hotel location was fantastic and the staff was very courteous! The noise level was a bit disconcerting at night but during a SEC football weekend I would expect no less. Overall great rooms. October 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location We wanted a Hotel where we could walk to the Old Downtown and the Market Square where everything is at. This is the Hotel. October 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Location! Great location in a very nice city! Perfect for our stay! October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by First Class Experience Helpful staff,clean,easy access by car and walking distance to food, Shopping and entertainment. October 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice location and great fitness cnt Stayed here before and will come back. Had one problem that was corrected with manager who was prompt and efficient. Hotel is in a great central location near UT and market square, and has great fitness center for a hotel. Staff is friendly, professional and very accommodating. Would definately stay here again, and hopefully when rates come down after football season at UT. October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Football time in Tennessee Came to Knoxville for the Georgia game. We have stayed at several good hotels for football weekends, but the location, service, room, the bar and the Vols staying there made the stay something special. I recommend it! October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service with a smile! Great hospitable staff, willing to help with changes, directions, etc. Front door/valet man held an umbrella over my daughter and I as we waited for shuttle! Front desk staff suggested excellent restaurant! Clean, well run! Suggestion: keep Starbucks open throughout the day. October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT SERIVCE I WAS THERE TO ATTEND THE WEDDING OF MY GRANDSON ... I AM HANDICAPPED AND 85 YRS OLD AND YOUR STAFF WENT OVERBOARD TO HELP ME IN EVERY WAY(WITH THE HELP OF MY 3 SONS ALSO). THEIR CONCERN FOR MY WELFARE MADE MY STAY MOST PLEASANT. ALSO YOUR RESTAURANT STAFF WAS EXCELLENT . ALL IN ALL MY STAY WAS MOST ENJOYABLE MOSTLY DUE TO THE PEOPLE YOU HAVING WORKING THERE... FROM YOUR VALETS TO YOUR GIFT SHOP PERSONELL AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN!!! P.S. I SEEMED TO HAVE LOST SOMETHING AND AM TRYING TO RETRACE MY STEPS. WHO DO I WRITE TO TO INQUIRE ABOUT THIS LOST ITEM?? THANK YOU.. September 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great location This hotel is in a great location for a visit to Knoxville. Rooms are very clean with plenty of space. Staff is super friendly. September 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great service When I checked in, I was just getting over a cold. The desk manager recognized this and had hot tea, honey and lemon sent to my room. This made me feel much better and more at home. Thanks for making me feel like family. September 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stay! We stayed here for the Volunteer game. It is an awesome hotel. Very nice and well appointed with all the amenities you would need. Staff is excellent. Location is fantastic. Highly recommend! September 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not up to normal Crown Plaza standards Rooms were small and beds were very small....what they call a queen size bed is not. I would not recommend this hotel. September 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by August 2013 Staff is wonderful and hotel is located just a couple of blocks from Market Square. Rooms was very clean and comfortable. We will certainly stay here again. August 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best place to stay! I feel safe and at home. Best place to stay where safety, comfort and proximity to campus are considered. Staff are super friendly, room is updated and clean, and breakfast is worth staying for. Hard to be disappointed when being a member of the UTK parent's association allows us a fantastic discount! A definite visit in Knoxville is to Market Square which is a short walk in front of the hotel. This hotel is tops! August 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed, though a little small Our stay was short and we enjoyed the comfort of the beds, but it has been a long time since my husband and I had to share a double bed. Most places we stay have 2 queens instead of 2 doubles in a room. Also, while it is nice to have a coffee pot to make coffee in first thing in the morning, I am at a loss as to why there was only one caffeinated coffee available, and very limited add-ins (one little cream and sugar packet in each of two packs). Other than that, we were quite comfortable. August 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Knoxville Crowne Plaza I had a wonderful stay at the Knoxville Crowne Plaza. It helped renew my faith in the brand and IHG. The customer service experience was one of the best I've ever witnessed. August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel Great location. Great staff. We'll always choose to stay at this hotel in Knoxville . August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect Location and Amenities My family stayed one evening at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Knoxville the night before our vacation in the Smoky Mountains. We wanted to get an idea of what downtown Knoxville had to offer as our daughter was touring a nearby college the next day. The location of the hotel was perfect as we were able to walk to shops, restaurants and coffee shops. I was also pleasantly surprised by the 2-story exercise room. I felt like I was at a Gold's Gym as the exercise room had more weight lifting machines than my local gym has. I worked out that night and the next morning. In addition, the hotel staff were hospitable and answered any questions we had. The Crowne Plaze Downtown Knoxville will be our hotel of choice for all future visits to the area. Keep up the great work. We'll be back. August 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Knox Crowne Plaza Downtown Excellent location - many fine restaurants within walking distance, nice quiet room, very pleasant customer focused hotel staff. August 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean, comfortable, convenient Upon arrival, the front desk staff was friendly and helpful. I needed a refrigerator for my stay and one was delivered to my room immediately...for a small one time fee. The beds were extremely comfortable and the rooms were clean with updated bathrooms. I was able to pretty much park my car in the garage and walk everywhere. The restaurants were all very close with a great choice of food options. I will stay here every time I'm in town. August 6, 2013
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