I've always had good experiences with Holiday Inn Express, and their Caryville hotel is no exception. My room was delightful - spacious, sunny, and spotlessly clean, with quiet neighbors. It was
stocked with all of the expected amenities, such as a large TV, a refrigerator and microwave, a Keurig coffee maker, a hair dryer and an iron. I didn't bring shaving cream, so the friendly folks at the desk gave me a complimentary can. Their wifi is top-notch - my computer connected without having to fiddle with passwords, and it worked flawlessly.
The complimentary breakfast is great, featuring pancakes, scrambled eggs, several types of sausage, cheese omelettes, bagels and toast, ripe bananas, cereal, fresh coffee and orange juice. I love the pancake machine that most Holiday Inns have! When I pressed the button for pancakes, I got an error message, which I brought to the attention of one of the servers. She fixed it and brought me a plate of pancakes a couple of minutes later.
The only thing out of place was the computer in the lobby, which I needed to print my airline boarding pass. Someone had turned it on, but it needed more attention to be fully functional. Being something of a computer whiz, I fixed it myself. But I'm sure the staff at the front desk would have done it for anyone who brought the problem to their attention.
Caryville is a small town, so it was especially good to find a top-notch hotel here. The rates are reasonable, the staff is professional and eager to please, and it's an attractive, comfortable place to stay. I'll definitely be back! [Less]