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Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I first came to this hotel in 2013. We were getting ready to relocate from Chicago to Knoxville and had frequent trips in to interview for positions and search for our home. The accommodations were great but the staff was even greater. They made us feel at home on every visit and we never stayed anywhere else....

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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This is a wonderful hotel...clean, safe, well-located, etc. But how can it be that there appears to be a stark absence of African American employees in either Front Desk or Management Positions. How can this be in a hotel in The South? Management would be wise to address this by more actively recruiting a diverse staff from the immediate area....

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is by far the best Holiday Inn in the US! Staff is nice and accommodating, great bar and restaurant. Even the maid staff is friendly and allows asking what they can do for the guest. Stay here every time I'm in the area. Keep up the good work.

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Benjamin B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! If you ever have the chance you visit Knoxville again, I hope you choose to stay with us.

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's a good hotel. Nice staff. Recently updated. Clean. Our 4th floor room was noisy with traffic from street ad the air didn't work in the room. Pool is small, pictures are generous. But there is one indoors. And it's walking distance from everything. It's not bad... it's just not a 5 star.

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J539ELbenjaminb, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review

I'm sorry that we could not meet your standards for a five star location. Is there something that we could have done to earn a higher score? I do apologize for the inconvenience of having a non-functioning heating and air conditioning unit. We are aware of the street noise and are developing solutions to help minimize its impact on our...

Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful stay! The location is great and the downtown area is easily accessible walking. One really great thing was Michael, morning matradee on the 11th floor. He kept us up on some of the most unique places in the area to visit. The Sunsphere from the Worlds Fair is a nice attraction just down from the hotel. My wife loved...

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East TN
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I love this location. We walked to the Market Square and its many Food, drink and music venues. That is only 5-7 minutes away. Add another 5 minutes and we walked the Historic Old City District. The hotel itself has safe, enclosed, self parking beneath the property. The lobby is large, well maintained and inviting. The front...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is lots to like. Great location, great rate, free parking for my Saturday night stay, large room with nice view, etc. Easy walk to Market Square for great restaurants and shops. I asked for a quiet room as I always do but my room was still LOUD. Lot's of traffic noise and talking next door. However, I always carry...

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Natchitoches, Louisiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can honestly say I was not 100% pleased with this hotel. The convenience to the Convention Center was a plus but that was about it. Upon arrival there was some confusion with my reservations. I had made the reservations months in advance but they didn't seem to have it in their system even though I had a copy of...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review

Dear RialbTraveler, Thank you for contacting us about your experience at the Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown TN. I am sorry to learn about the confusion on your reservation and for having a room that is not to your liking. IHG sincerely cares about your experience, and I appreciate your taking the time to let us know. I have shared your...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This man was awesome!!!!! Best server I've had in a while and he even knew we had we had a voucher for a complimentary breakfast. Great guy, great server. Wish him all the best. Class act and great good as well

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband brought me to Knoxville on his business trip. So besides having some office work to do from the hotel room I had time to explore your lovely city. To our surprise and delight, while staying on the 11th floor of your hotel, we were met by Michael! He is in charge of the breakfast service for the 11th...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn World's Fair Park is located in the heart of Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. We are currently updating our spacious facility with the latest technology and a trendy atmosphere. Whether you are traveling solo or in a large group, our hospitality is like no other, However, don't take our word for it, experience this for yourself. Can't wait to see you here and have a safe trip! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville

Address: 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Region: United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Price Range: RM553 - RM930 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville 3.5*
Number of rooms: 286
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn World`s Fair Park Hotel Knoxville
Holiday Inn Select Knoxville
Holiday Inn Knoxville
Knoxville Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Knoxville
#7 Business Hotel in Knoxville
#13 Romantic Hotel in Knoxville
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“Tell them what you want at check in. Ask for a view or upper floor.”
 of 5 bubbles beatwalker, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 24lv, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to request a room on the fair side, as the traffic noise on the street side can be pretty intense.”
 of 5 bubbles ElenaG68, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The corner suite is two adjoining rooms and offers great views!”
 of 5 bubbles AndreaB106, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“good views from the higher floors.”
 of 5 bubbles 191peterad, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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