Knoxville Hotels and Accommodation
(Knoxville, Tennessee - TN, USA)
Very much dominated by familiar chain hotels and budget motels, a vacation in Knoxville is certainly made all the more appealing by its competitively priced accommodation. Decent lodging is fairly easy to come by in Knoxville, but do bear in mind that the cheaper the hotel, the more basic it is likely to be.
Further hotels are available outside of Knoxville and within the nearby communities of Alcoa, Fountain City, Norwood and Powell. For budget accommodation in the city, look to the YMCA youth hostel on the corner of East 5th Avenue and Jessamine Street, which is especially popular with backpackers and just a stroll away from Caswell Park.
Where to Stay
For the cheapest hotels in the Knoxville area, look on the northerly outskirts of the downtown district, where exits 394 and 398 on the Interstate I-40 are known for their budget lodging.
Further very inexpensive accommodation lies on the southern side of central Knoxville, being grouped around exits 378A and 378B, as well as along roads such as Central Avenue, Merchant Drive and North Peters Road, where the Microtel Inn resides. If you favor camping, then the KOA Kampground at Interstate I-40 / I-70 (exit 117) is the closest to the city and within easy driving distance.
For just a little more money you will find plenty of reliable three-star hotels to choose between. Located on Kirby Road and right next to downtown Knoxville, the Holiday Inn Central at Papermill is close to the Bearden Shopping Center, the Knox Plaza and also the Western Plaza Shopping Center.
For accommodation within the very heart of downtown Knoxville, consider staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Cumberland House on White Avenue, which really is central to the action. The Cumberland House Hotel is located alongside the World's Fair Park and is also extremely near to the Tennessee Amphitheater, the Knoxville Convention Center and the city's Museum of Art. Nearby, the Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Hotel on West Main Street also comes highly recommended and is especially close to the Neyland Stadium, where football games and various events are regularly staged to crowds of up to 100,000 people.