pet friendly hotels in Oak Ridge, TN

1. Staybridge Suites Knoxville Oak Ridge, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This casual all-suite hotel off Highway 62 is a 14-minute walk from the American Museum of Science and Energy, and 2 miles from the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.The unassuming suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and kitchens. Upgraded suites offer separate living areas with sofas.Complimentary amenities include continental breakfast, parking, and evening receptions with regular live music. There’s also a heated indoor pool, a gym and a BBQ area. Guest laundry facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • The unassuming rooms have refrigerators
  • 4 min drive to the American Museum of Science and Energy
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Amber Gibbs

I visit my partner who stays here when he’s on work rotation and the hotel is wonderful Comfy beds and a clean homy common area are all great I dropped a star because the kitchens are very poorly laid out and not really conducive to cooking if your on a long stay and want something besides fast food

But for a few nights is an amazing accommodation and the full size fridge is incredibly convenient!!

2. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oak Ridge – Knoxville (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Sitting on Highway 62, this classic hotel is a 2 blocks from the Museum of Science & Energy.Flat-screen TVs and free WiFi are offered in each room, as well as custom-designed beds, minifridges and coffeemakers. Executive rooms provide access to the Executive Lounge’s free breakfast (daily) and afternoon appetizers (Mon-Thurs). Suites add wet bars and living areas with pull-out sofas.There’s an art deco-style lounge and an on-site restaurant serving classic American cuisine. There’s also an indoor/outdoor pool and a fitness center. Other amenities include 4 meeting rooms and 2 business centers.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Walking distance to Oak Ridge Art Center and A K Bissell Park
  • Guests praised the beds but some disliked the kitchenettes
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 10 times
  • Guests liked the indoor and outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

K Ott

The rate was good, but now I wonder if you get what you pay for…first impression: in the room there’s a sticker the bathroom mirror that states “cleaned and disinfected for your comfort and protection”, yet there was a used bar of soap left in the shower; no disinfectant spray or wipes in the gym Mentioned the soap to the front desk girl this morning because I had to get more soap since there was only one fresh one in our room

She didn’t seem to care much The atrium is nice, but hot as are the hallways But with the heat being like it’s been lately, it’s understandable that with the open concept with the glass and five floors open, maybe the AC can’t keep up?

Kathryn King

Unfortunately when we arrived our rooms were not clean Used soap was in the bathrooms and hair in the sink No towels

We were moved to 2 new rooms Neither had any extra toilet paper and the surfaces were sticky in oneThe lights in the pool were not on We asked if they could turn them on but that never happened We’ve stayed at other double trees and had a much better experience Unfortunately this location was just not good

Benjamin Conway

Bartender she was easy on the eyes and ears Room was well maintained Clean no bugs, no issues with room service or housecleaning

There was no microwave in standard room which I thought was a bummer but in no way lessened the stayIt had a glass elevator which are a nice touch but this hotel isn’t up to date or newly renovated so dont expect it to be the 5 star room that you got in your head

3. Hampton Inn Oak Ridge Knoxville (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is a 7-minute walk from both the American Museum of Science and Energy and the Oak Ridge City Center mall.Low-key rooms include free Wi-Fi, custom-designed beds, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Some have pull-out sofas and/or whirlpool tubs.Complimentary perks include parking, hot breakfast and weekday breakfast bags to go. There’s a fitness center, an indoor pool and a coin-operated laundry, as well as a business center and a meeting room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Adam Weiss

We stayed here 5/7/22 to 5/8/22 and we were just passing through on our way home Hotel was nice and clean, room was nice and clean Our room had a pull out couch along with a king size bedroom and had plenty of room

We did not use the pool but walked through the area and it looked nice and looked very clean The breakfast was simple but was done well They had waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage gravy, cereal, yogurt, bagels, muffins For drinks they had juice milk and coffee Also, it is close to many grocery stores and restaurants that are within walking distance I would recommend and we would stay here again with no hesitation I also would recommend downloading the Hilton app as it allows you to check in, use your phone for a key and also check out Very quick and painless transaction

Little Ninja Parenting

We stayed here while having renovations done at our Oak Ridge house The staff were friendly and helpful The morning breakfast was more than sufficient- lots of easy takeaway options and good coffee (coffee and hot choc are available all day)

We enjoyed the fresh baked cookies too There’s a nice indoor pool for those interested Very easy parking and lots of close fast food and sit down restaurants-walkable even Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Big Lots, and Dollar Tree are less than a mile and Kroger and Food City are a mile away too The room had a mini fridge; coffee maker; and microwave Because of Covid issues they don’t do daily housekeeping but will clean upon request, so it’s really not a problem Would definitely recommend friends and family to stay here; and we would again if ever needed


The staff was very nice The hotel is new and clean For being on the main road, it’s surprisingly quiet

The gym isn’t big, but it’ll get the job done Breakfast was not impressive; that’s a drawback Also, their curtains suck in the rooms and leave gaps Being on the east side of the building means you’ll get sunlight in the room as soon as it comes up

4. Baymont by Wyndham Knoxville/Cedar Bluff (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 40/75, this informal hotel is 12 miles from the World’s Fair Park and 11 miles from the University of Tennessee.Unfussy rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as minifridges and microwaves. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool tubs. Suites feature living areas with pull-out sofas. Kids stay at no extra charge in a parent’s room.Parking and a continental breakfast buffet are complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness room, in addition to a warm lobby lounge. There’s a business center and conference space. Pets are welcome for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 13 min drive to Lakeshore Park
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the professional, friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant and the restaurant service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 13 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jeremiah Tilley

Only a one night stay but we really liked the room Everything seemed clean and the staff were all very nice The included breakfast was exactly what you would expect to be free and I have no problem at all with that

The only thing I wish I had done was bring my own pillow They had 4 tiny pillows for a king size bed that just didn’t quite work for me Not sure why they went that way but it was okay I usually bring my own on a longer trip anyway so that was my fault To sum it up, it was a very nice stay in a good, safe area

Mike Zimmerman

Spent one night at this Baymont while traveling Found the hotel lobby and rooms very clean and in excellent shape The most pleasant surprise was the staff and their customer service

From the front desk clerk who checked us in, the attendant who handled the breakfast to the lady who was cleaning up the common areas all were extremely pleasant and cordial Helped make the stay a pleasant experience

5. Comfort Suites Knoxville West – Farragut (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-75, this functional all-suite hotel is 2 miles from the Turkey Creek shopping mall and 14 miles from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.The casual suites feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as sitting areas with pull-out sofas; some have microwaves and minifridges. Upgraded suites add 2-person whirlpool tubs.Free perks include hot breakfast and parking. There’s also an exercise room and a glass-walled heated indoor pool with a hot tub. Meeting spaces are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 4 min drive to Founder’s Park at Campbell Station
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers


The room was VERY nice, clean and cool Lots of room and the mattress was extremely comfortable We checked in late and out early, but the staff we encountered were very nice

Good breakfast!Super convenient, right off of I-40

Thomas Case

Great location (Easy off 75/40) Just a couple of turns and your thereClose to Turkey Creek shopping center

Our room was very clean Very nice got breakfast I’ll stay here again next time through

6. Holiday Inn Knoxville West- Cedar Bluff Rd, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set amid office parks and shopping malls just off I-40/75, this suburban hotel is 1 mile from Parkwest Medical Center, 10 miles from the University of Tennessee and 11 miles from downtown.Standard rooms have minifridges, microwaves, desks, cable TV, in-room movies and free WiFi. Suites add pull-out sofas and kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.A cafe serves 3 meals a day (kids 12 and under eat free) and a cocktail lounge has live entertainment. Recreation includes an indoor/outdoor pool and a fitness center. There’s also ample meeting space and a business center, plus free parking and local shuttle service.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms
  • 12 min drive to Concord Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Basketball court” 19 times
  • Guests liked the fitness center, which has elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers


I had an excellent stay; I was here for 2 weeks for business and really enjoyed my time here My room was very clean and spacious, I had a king size bed that was comfortable Check-in was a breeze

Gibby’s restaurant and bar was nice, the food was good Amenities and stores are located not too far away, plenty of restaurants within a 10-minute drive and walking distance as well Highly recommended

Kim High

Everyone was so nice! My daughter and I visited a Knoxville for her to attend a volleyball camp at UT I wanted a hotel with a nice gym and a nice outdoor pool I found the best place! For just a little higher rate, breakfast was included and definitely worth it

I also asked for a later checkout (because my daughter didn’t get out of camp until 2:45) and they extended my checkout time to 1:00 I have no complaints I don’t think I could’ve found anything better for what I wanted (affordable, comfortable, friendly, gym, and pool) We will stay here again when visiting Knoxville (my daughter will probably attend UT, so that could be quite often)

Elyse Moore

I definitely did not enjoy my stay The pool was very nice but not as deep as it says Normally, I could never stand in 5 feet deep water because of my height

I’m definitely not complaining about that though Our room was very cramped and not great quality Our couch had a rip in it and the bathroom stunk My biggest problem was the breakfast I have never gone to a Holiday Inn that doesn’t have free breakfast We came with many people and to get access to the buffet is $12 dollars a plate Once again, I have never in my life been to a Holiday inn without free breakfast We have multiple people staying together and have driven a long way All the gas prices and stops have added up and all the other hotel stays It’s really not acceptable to add $48 more I think that is extremely stupid, spending lots of money on a small hotel room and not getting free breakfast There is also a huge space right by the pool and I definitely think that maybe some more rooms could fit in there Just to clarify these are all my opinions and I don’t know if this hotel if planning on fixing these things It would be nice to know beforehand though

7. Best Western Plus Knoxville Cedar Bluff (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a commercial area off I-75, this straightforward hotel is 11 miles from the University of Tennessee and 52 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains.Warm rooms with a traditional vibe offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Suites add living areas, pull-out sofas and/or whirlpool tubs.A breakfast buffet and parking are included. Amenities consist of an outdoor heated pool and a gym, as well as a lounge with a fireplace. There’s a business center. There’s also a coin-operated laundry. Meeting space is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests liked the beds
  • 11 min drive to Concord Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “hair conditioners” 12 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Augusta Crawford

We stayed at this Best Western while we were waiting on the closing process of our new home The room was very clean, and the staff was excellent We enjoyed our executive suite, and we really liked having a dishwasher to use

We want to give a shout-out to the maintenance man, Doug Not only was he extremely accommodating, but he went the extra mile and changed my tire when I came out to a flat in the parking lot Our stay was excellent, and we would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a pleasant stay in the Greater Knoxville area Way to go Doug, and way to go Best Western!

George Jackson

My family arrived right before check in and the front desk ladies were kind enough to let us hang out in the dining area until our room was clean At first glance everything looked great! The bed was soft and the room looked updated However, I found a hair on the sheet of one bed, food crumbs on the floor around the bed, hair on a wash cloth, and the bathroom floor had a lot of hair

By the time I realized, it was late and I just wanted to go to bed I told the front desk lady about the hair on the bathroom floor and she gave me a broom and dustpan to clean it up I swept up A LOT of hair The lady at the front desk was very kind but I was extremely grossed out and didn’t sleep the rest of the night It could have been worse but my visit definitely wasn’t great

8. Sonesta Simply Suites Knoxville (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 2 miles off I-140, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 16 miles from the US Department of Energy and 15 miles from University of Tennessee.Casual studios with a contemporary vibe include kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas.Amenities include free parking and laundry facilities. There’s also an exercise room and a snack store, plus a picnic area with a BBQ grill.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 10 min drive to Concord Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Cynthia Ellis

Really nice hotel Pets welcomed Could tell it was a remodeled older hotel but have very nice upgrades to the rooms

The fridge and dishwasher were a bit outdated compared to the rest of the updates but still worked perfectly so not a problem Rooms were clean smelled fresh and comfortable Fully stocked kitchenette Of course can’t forget the signature reclining chair (that is why I pick this chain of hotels 🙂) My husband is disabled and can only sleep in a recliner THANK YOU FOR HAVING RECLINERS!Staff was very friendly and lobby was clean and neat Nicely stocked pantry/food and plenty of laundry machines for extended stays Lots of restaurants to choose from at close proximity to the hotel Will definitely keep this one on our favorites list!

Tammy H

If you come to the Knoxville area, especially for an extended stay, you should come to here My room was spotless, smelled good and was reasonably priced The people who work here the greatest personalities! They are efficient, more than kind and make being away from home a little easier

Laundry facilities are free (BONUS!!), there’s a workout room and a pantry with food, drinks and necessities for a great price Housekeeping is on top of things Always glad to help and bend to my schedule Love, love, love this place Thanks y’all, for making my stay awesome!

Lexie Shaunak

We stayed here on our way to and from visiting relatives in Virgina, as Knoxville was a good halfway point for us to stop We were pleasantly suprised with this little hotel! Pet friendly was essential as our dog was traveling with us, and they had one of the best pet fees I was able to find But the thing that I most appreciated that caused me to write this review was the STAFF – every single person we interacted with was very welcoming, pleasant, and helpful – from me asking questions over the phone before booking, to calling ahead to let them know we would be arriving late in the evening due to traveling, to both check in and check out processes, each person was warm, friendly, seemed genuinely happy to welcome us, and was informative

We even bumped into someone from housekeeping who was also very warm and friendly Especially with us traveling during the days leading up to and after Thanksgiving, which I know can be a busy stressful time for everyone, I really appreciated that The location is great – under 10 mins to things like starbucks, target, and lots of shopping and dining options Our room was clean, quiet, and we felt very comfortable and safe throughout our stay It is an older hotel, but you can tell it is well cared for and kept up, and it served exactly for what we needed as a place to rest on our travels We also appreciated the later checkout time, which meant we didn’t have to be rushed to leave in the morning We will definitely keep this place in mind if we find ourselves traveling through Knoxville area with our pet again!

9. Tru by Hilton Knoxville West Turkey Creek (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 75, this relaxed hotel is less than a mile from shops, eateries and entertainment venues in the Turkey Creek retail district. It’s 4 miles from walking trails and a lake at Concord Park.Streamlined rooms include Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, in addition to work desks.There’s a fitness room and a bright, modern lounge, as well as a business center. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 8 min drive to Founder’s Park at Campbell Station
  • Guests liked the clean rooms but some thought they were small
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 10 times
  • Guests mentioned “Soap” 12 times

Feedback From Real Customers


This place was clean and looked good inside and out, but there are issues All the television stations would play for 5 minutes and then lose signal for two minutes during our entire visit The toilet paper holders in the bathroom feel off the wall every time we went in there

The window shade is designed to stay open about 16 inches at the bottom so the surrounding city lights shine in your room all night I cannot recommend this place

Binté Amer

The rooms “look clean” but when you settle in and turn all the lights on, you’ll see hair everywhere My husband and I were there for just 15 mins or so and socks were covered in hair (I’ve attached pictures) The chair had a bundle of hair attached to it

The floors were super dusty and dirty The washroom also had soap stains on it We had to change rooms three times to which the third room, the front desk lady cleaned up properly herself Behind the beds and tables were piles of dirt as if they hadn’t been cleaned for weeks That’s just the cleanliness/hygiene part The customer service of the staff is half half One Indian guy at the front desk was super friendly with everyone, whereas the white lady working beside him was very rude I had other guests in the elevators with me also complaining how they were so rude to them also Lastly, we had room service people knocking really hard around 11am Like checkout is 12, and we hadn’t checked out yet Come back later when the rooms HAVE been checked out Their breakfast was good They had pancakes, cereals, juice machine, bagels, eggs and ham, jams and maple syrup and complimentary free 24/7 coffee/tea As a gold/diamond member, we also didn’t even receive any complimentary bags which apparently they are supposed to provide

Teighlor Kunze

We checked into our room June 17th 2022 We had just traveled from north Carolina The room we got into was so dirty

There was hair all over the floor, a finger nail and water The bathroom didn’t have a shower curtain and cracks in the wall There was also no soap 🤮 The only good thing about the experience was how fast the staff was to refund us so we could stay at a different hotel The lobby area was very nice But the hall way was also full of trash I’m so glad they refunded us I couldn’t imagine having my kids stay in that room

10. Comfort Inn Oak Ridge – Knoxville (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is off Route 62, adjacent to the Oak Ridge City Center mall. It’s a 12-minute walk from the American Museum of Science and Energy and 5.2 miles from Melton Hill Lake.All rooms have en suite bathrooms with showers, as well as free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living spaces, sofabeds and microwaves.Free perks include hot breakfast buffet, manager’s reception (2 days a week) and RV parking. There are computers for guest use and meeting space is available. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a gym and guest laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 14 min walk to the American Museum of Science and Energy
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Kimmers xoxo

The staff was very accommodating, professional yet friendly The rooms had a modern flare and the beds were very comfortable, A/C nice and cold Clean!! The breakfast was plentiful and had a lot of yummy choices

The location is on a busy corner, but can honestly say I never noticed any noise It’s a busy location because you have great options as far as restaurants(fast and otherwise) plus retail therapy is also close Not far at all from Knoxville A great stay for a great price!!

Kaleb Worku

Checking in and out was seamless Me and my family were new to the area and booked a few rooms for a few days It was conveniently located around the Main Street shopping area and restaurants

The rooms and bathrooms were clean, the TVs worked well, the beds were comfortable, and there was a variety of breakfast options The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the Oak Ridge and Knoxville areas Overall a great experience!

L.S. Witherspoon

Friendly staff They all were so polite and helpful from the time I checked in until checkout

The building was very nice and clean located right in front of walmart and many other shopping locations and restaurants The room and bathrooms were very clean and the bed was super comfortable Breakfast was provided daily with many varieties to choose from The website states that microwaves are in the rooms, but they aren’t You have to use the one down stairs unless you notify them that you need one Overall I had a great stay and will be returning next time I’m in the area

11. Homewood Suites by Hilton Knoxville West at Turkey Creek (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to a mall, this contemporary extended-stay hotel off Interstate 40/75 is 14 miles from the University of Tennessee and 38.7 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Polished rooms, from studios to 2-bedroom suites, come with fully equipped kitchens, dining tables and free WiFi, plus flat-screen TVs.A free hot breakfast is provided daily, as well as complimentary light dinner and drinks (Mon-Thurs). There’s a convenience store and free grocery shopping services, plus a business center and coin laundry. Guests can use an outdoor pool with a hot tub, a fitness room and a track. There’s also a meeting room.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 7 min drive to Founder’s Park at Campbell Station
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Maleigha Elliott

Great location, near great restraints and activities, and Jessica’s cleaning crew was amazing!! They were nice smiling and so helpful!!! They keep us taken care of and helped us with or bags The best service I have EVER had in any hotels They where 10 out of 10

For the price of the rooms I was expecting more as far as the breakfast (it was at the level of a motel then a Hilton), pool ( small and not very clean), and quality of rooms (more in par of a motel style)

Lauren Natale

This hotel has ceiling fans!!!!! That’s just one part of how the hotel makes you feel at home The desk staff are great and welcoming, the kitchen is totally functional, the beds are comfy, and there are even grills for you to use in the courtyard Speaking of which, if you can call ahead to get a courtyard-facing room, do

The traffic noise from I-40 can be a bit much While the carpets are a little worn in the public spaces, the room was spotless and the breakfast was better than the average hotel fare Highly recommend this place if you want to relax and recharge!

Patrick Richardson

I have stayed in hotels every other week for my work for the last 8 years and this hotel is the worst one I have ever stayed at The rooms have not been updated in 20 years The carpet in the hallways looks like it’s had Covid a few times it’s self

No hotel breakfast qualifies as good but this one isn’t even considered food The social they have on Wednesday consists of microwave meatballs The outside area is nasty First room I checked into was 80 degrees The appliances don’t even match Seems like plenty of foot traffic so this is a case of a very very greedy owner refusing to put money back into there investment Not only will I never stay here again, I may not stay at any Hilton properties if they allow this to happen

12. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Knoxville West – Oak Ridge, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A block off Highway 62, this straightforward hotel is a 12-minute walk from the American Museum of Science and Energy, and 9 miles from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Downtown Knoxville is 25 miles away.The simple rooms have minifridges, microwaves, work desks, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.Free perks include a breakfast buffet and parking. There’s also an outdoor pool, an exercise room and a business center, in addition to a meeting room and a guest laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • Walking distance to Oak Ridge History Museum and A K Bissell Park
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned beds 15 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills

Feedback From Real Customers

Ross Wheatley

To be totally honest, one of the things I remember about my family’s stay here last fall is the area felt a little sketchy There was A LOT of foot traffic through the area with people walking down this street to a nearby liquor storeSome people were hanging around in the lobby also, possibly acquitted with the front desk staff, who themselves were a bit disheveled

But maybe I’m just being judgmental, because we never had a problem with anyone Didn’t actually observe any problemsFront desk staff was polite and helpful There were some restaurants in the area open late Easy to find I really have no reason to complain

Megan C.

Extremely Professional Staff; Reasonable Rates; Clean Rooms; Guest LaundryHuge fans of the SpongeBob SquarePants like artwork in the roomsRecently, we’ve had to travel back and forth to TN for a family member whose health was declining Unfortunately, during this trip, they did pass away, and we had to extend our stay

We elected to stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Oak Ridge, TN, as it was convenient, with solid reviews, and reasonably pricedOn our last stay there in June, we were unsure exactly how many days we needed and let the staff know things were up in the air The staff were very understanding and accommodating Given the unfortunate nature of our stay, we had to tack on additional days to the original reservation (at a moment’s notice), and they went out of their way to ensure we stayed in the same room and were not displaced or inconveniencedWhy not stay at an Airbnb, you might ask? Some can cost more than most hotels In addition, they don’t have the same legal protections as you would have in a hotel And, given the ever-increasing administrative and “cleaning” fees being charged with bait-and-switch pricing (advertising the super low rate before all of the taxes and fees) while expecting guests to clean (and I mean clean, not tidy up) is ridiculous I understand not wanting guests to trash the place But I’ve seen hosts have the gall to leave lists asking people to wash the toilets, wash their dishes (not just put them in the dishwasher), take out all the trash, strip all the beds (whether they use them or not), mop, and do laundry So, why am I paying a cleaning fee regardless of how many days I’m there? We are tidy people When I leave a hotel, I gather up all of the used towels and either gather up all the trash and pile it near the door or toss it all together I prefer to reasonably tidy up after myself and leave housekeeping a large tip than pay an Airbnb host $90+ for a cleaning fee under the threat of a poor review against me if I don’t clean tooAnyway, rant aside, this HIE location was great The rooms were clean Free WIFI Okay (included) breakfast options The rooms, all the ones we’ve stayed in, have a small fridge and microwave The beds were comfortable (with both soft and firm pillow options) Space was easy to acclimatize We don’t have housekeeping come in until we checkout, I don’t see the point, so we often toss the bulk of our trash as we accumulate it Trash disposal is conveniently near the guest laundry (with room key access) near the elevatorsWe stayed longer than expected, as I mentioned, and were able to do a few loads of laundry steps away from our assigned room The machines take quarters, which the clerk downstairs has an abundance of for this reason Also, one of our crew forgot their toothbrush, and the hotel was happy to give us a couple for freeThey have an open lot for free guest parking We never had an issue getting in and out (wide loading and unloading area) or finding a spotThey have quiet hours posted asking guests to be considerate of others, so for the most part it was reasonably quiet throughout the evening hoursOverall, all of our experiences (so far) with this particular location have been excellent As such, this hotel is not what I consider a 2-star establishment, and I would stay there in place of an Airbnb any time

13. Residence Inn by Marriott Knoxville Cedar Bluff (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 5 miles from the Farragut Folklife Museum, this down-to-earth hotel is also 7 miles from the Willow Creek Golf Club.Informal studios offer free WiFi, kitchens and flat-screen TVs, plus desks and sitting areas. The 1- to 2-bedroom suites add separate living areas; some include fireplaces.Freebies include a hot breakfast buffet, parking and a grocery delivery service, plus weekday evening socials with snacks. There’s also an outdoor pool, BBQs and guest laundry facilities, in addition to a business center and a fitness area.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 11 min drive to Concord Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Fay Marie Hall

Staff are very professional and friendly; they all watch out for me and very attentive when I first checked in, the room was clean, but things were missing on the kitchen, like toaster, coffee maker, no iron but has ironing board I suggest that increasing the cleaning of the room should be at least 2x a week not once or as needed, Covid 19 was always the excuse but covid will never go away

Lauren Goldberg

Yikes, we stayed here as we driving home and I’m glad it was just for a night The shower had an extremely strong smell coming from it The freezer smelled like fish

The beds and pillows were pretty subpar for hotels And the hotel desperately needs an update, non smart tvs in 2022 is a rarity for sure Staff were friendly and nice, hence the 3 stars and not less Would not stay again though

14. Staybridge Suites Knoxville-West, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a commercial area along Interstate 75/Interstate 40, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 2 miles from the Farragut Folklife Museum, and 4 miles from Concord Park’s golf course and skate park.Casual studios feature complimentary Wi-Fi, kitchenettes, living areas and flat-screen TVs. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate living rooms with sofabeds.Freebies consist of parking, guest laundry facilities, regular evening receptions, and a hot breakfast buffet served in an informal dining area. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, a 24-hour gym and a 24/7 convenience store. Other amenities include a BBQ area, and a pond with a water feature.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 5 min drive to Founder’s Park at Campbell Station
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant

Feedback From Real Customers

Jordan Yoshimine

Have stayed at Staybridge before and really enjoyed it This location was well maintained and the staff very helpful There were 3 of us and our room had 2 queen beds and a huge couch and there was ample room for us to spread out

We just stayed overnight so we weren’t able to utilize the kitchen They have a hot breakfast with waffles, breakfast potatoes, eggs and sausage Not bad quality either No pool here The only knock at this location was the proximity to the Interstate It didn’t seem they noise proofed the building enough We still enjoyed it and would recommend it So close to several restaurants

Edward Gray

This is a really nice hotel The staff are very friendly and attentive The 4 stars for the rooms is because like most hotels they miss little spots here and there (no biggie)

4 stars on service because when I checked in the TV and cable box had been unplugged and disconnected ( I’m guessing from the previous guest) which I had to move the dresser and reconnect all, the ice bucket for the freezer was missing and there were no scrubber for the pots that the previous guest left dirty (the housekeeper did put them all in the dishwasher though) These are just things that should be checked (Again no biggie) overall this a great place to stay mostly for the locationOh just one more thing the bed in my room was just hard and uncomfortable but I have stayed here in other rooms and was comfortable

15. Whitestone Inn (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1200 Paint Rock Rd, Kingston, TN 37763
  • Phone: (865) 376-0113
  • Ratings: 4.8 (558 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Whitestone Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Country-style lakefront B&B set on 360 acres offering a spa, a relaxed restaurant & free Wi-Fi.

About this hotel

Set on a 360-acre site along Watts Bar Lake, this country-style B&B is next to the Paint Rock Wildlife Management Area, and 15.9 miles from Kingston.The relaxed, individually designed rooms and suites are housed in buildings which include a farmhouse, a school house and a barn, and feature fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, TVs and Wi-Fi. Some quarters have kitchens, pull-out sofas and/or private decks.Breakfast is served in a casual restaurant. Common areas include a library, a game room and several verandas. There’s also seasonal outdoor pool, a spa and a chapel. Other amenities include trails, disc golf and a boat dock.

Things You Need to Know

  • One of the few hotels in the area with air conditioning
  • 21 min drive to Fort Southwest Point
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “kayaks” 13 times
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa
  • The hotel has Wi-Fi

Feedback From Real Customers

Robert Millican

Celebrated our anniversary and it was a great experience Staff is friendly and helpful Room was big and had a beautiful view

Dining experience was wonderful The chef did a great job and then came out and checked on us Grounds and setting was fantastic Got some great sunrise shots over the lakeEasy check in and check outHighly recommend

Lindsey Ward

This was our second time visiting Whitestone We stayed in the hawk’s nest room and the view from the balcony can’t be beat! The location is perfect and it’s a beautiful place to come and relax We had fun using the kayaks and paddle boards, too! Breakfast is amazing (and Lisa is so kind!) and the chef for dinner was very willing to make accommodations for my gluten allergy

My only regret is there weren’t some healthier options for the snacks that are available in the farmhouse during the day (maybe some gluten/dairy free options or fruit?) Our room was nice, but the property could benefit from some general improvements like painting of railings, trail maintenance and cleaning the sidewalks from all the goose droppingsWe so appreciate the ministry Whitestone has to those of us in ministry who need some time to get away and recharge What a blessing!

Benjamin Guider

My father was married here over the past weekend As part of the wedding package he got my family a room The place is nothing less than gorgeous and amazing

My 16 y/o daughter loved it and began immediately imagining her own wedding being hereThe people who operate Whitestone we’re wonderful, warm, friendly, and dedicated to making the experience perfectWe plan to return simply for a weekend getaway

16. TownePlace Suites by Marriott Knoxville Cedar Bluff (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 2 miles from I-40/I-75 and I-140, this down-to-earth, all-suite extended-stay hotel across the street from a shopping center is 4 miles from Walker Springs Park, and 15 miles from the American Museum of Science and Energy.Laid-back suites with carpeted floors offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas, as well as kitchens and coffeemakers. Some have pull-out sofas.Complimentary perks include a breakfast buffet and parking. Other amenities consist of an exercise room, an outdoor pool and a convenience store, plus guest laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 11 min drive to Concord Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Robbie Bloss

This place is great! I travel for work and have stayed in countless motels and this one right here ranks in the top 3 for me The staff are amazing They are kind and helpful and friendly

Breakfast starts at 6:30 on weekdays and i have to leave for work well before that yet everyday there is fresh coffee and eggs and sausage and lots of other breakfast items ready for me The rooms are spacious and clean and include a full kitchen as well as a work space with an ergonomic chair and a desk with pull out extra storage and several shelves Wonderful place to stay ❤

Braydon Lavery

As a South College student I have to frequently travel to Knoxville for 1-2 weeks at a time I had a few issues with booking my reservation online as I had a few date changes, so I called the hotel and they were very kind and flexible enough to accommodate me in my unique situation (special thanks to the manager and reservation team!)In regards to the hotel, I enjoyed having the kitchenette in my room so I could cook my own food for lunch/dinner

I ran into the maintenance guy and he was super friendly and told me that if I ever needed any help that I could contact him Breakfast could include a few more options like waffles but they probably expect you to make your own food in your kitchenette if you want more variety Overall, they have great staff, are accommodating, and I would stay here again

Erin Fairs

If I could give no stars I would CANT BELIEVE THIS IS STILL UP AND RUNNING AND PART OF MARRIOT VERY VERY run down hotel, smells awful, cracks in the walls, stains on ceiling & carpet…

Staff was very nice but did not make up for how uncomfortable I felt I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH THIS HOTEL IS CHARGING FOR WHAT YOU ARE GETTING No exaggeration, I should have paid half the price…a warning to stay somewhere else and save your money and a headache

17. Comfort Inn (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 150 Interchange Park Ln, Lenoir City, TN 37772
  • Phone: (865) 988-8880
  • Ratings: 4.4 (247 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Comfort Inn
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Low-key hotel with modest rooms & a pool, plus complimentary breakfast, parking & WiFi.

About this hotel

At the juncture of Interstate 75, Route 321 and Highway 95, this laid-back hotel is 5.8 miles from the Tennessee Valley Winery and 2.6 miles from Avalon Golf and Country Club.The modest rooms feature free WiFi and have en suite bathrooms with showers, as well as flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Suites add separate sitting areas, whirlpool tubs and pull-out sofas.Free perks include hot breakfast, 24-hour coffee, afternoon tea and outdoor parking for cars, trucks and buses. There’s a seasonal outdoor pool with a sundeck and lounge chairs. Other amenities include a business center and guest laundry (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 9 min drive to Mayor Bob Leonard Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Heather M

Great service! The people at the desk are very friendly and helpful We asked about the area and they gave us dinner options and let us know where the closest stores were The room was nice with a comfortable bed

Ryan the hotel manager was very accommodating We asked for a few extra towels and he was quick to get them for us and told us if we needed any more items to let them know and the staff would get us what we needed 10 out of 10 would recommend to anyone! Had a great stay! Will stay again when we come back through town!

Eric Nelson

Easy access back to interstate 75 which was nice while traveling The staff was friendly and helpful while we checked in Lots of dining options nearby with ample parking

The lobby was clean and inviting with an easily accessible elevator Our room was clean for the most part There were some spots missed on the sink rim but nowhere near any thing you’d see while you wash your hands The mirrors were a little smudged But for $11000 for two queens, a TV, WiFi, breakfast (which was okay, not great), and the hotel being pretty clean I was thoroughly satisfied

18. Motel 6 Kingston, TN (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 495 Gallaher Rd, Kingston, TN 37763
  • Phone: (865) 376-2069
  • Ratings: 4.0 (443 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Motel 6 Kingston, TN
  • Check-in time: 1:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Unpretentious budget lodging with expanded cable, plus free morning coffee, WiFi & parking.

About this hotel

Off Interstate 40, this straightforward budget lodging in a low-rise property is 4.3 miles from downtown Kingston and a 6.2-mile drive from Southwest Point Park on the banks of the Clinch River.The standard rooms include TVs with expanded cable channels, plus free WiFi. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult family member.Free morning coffee and parking are offered.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the air conditioning
  • 10 min drive to Fort Southwest Point
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Blessed Road Inc

Clean and comfy, super friendly staff! I chose this one, because it’s the closest to Nashville with truck parking Motel 6 is my go-to, because I have pets My only complaint is that they only have one washer and dryer, and someone left their clothes for hours

It would also be super helpful if the app had an option to indicate that you have pets I was given a different room than the one I reserved, because all of the king bed pet rooms were taken I don’t really care about the size of the bed, but it would be easier on everyone if you could have that worked out ahead of time

Charlie McDonald

If your traveling with pets at night or just in general you might want to call and MAKE SURE A PET ROOM IS AVAILABLE!!! We booked online for a pet room and when we got here they said there were no “pet rooms” available Thought ALL rooms were supposed to be pet friendly like every other motel 6You’d think if they saw you booked online they’d have the decency to call and tell you the pet rooms were full so you’d have time to look for another hotel!Definitely don’t recommend!!!!!!

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