On our visit to Knoxville, we stayed at the Downtown Marriott. It's an older hotel that could use some updating but the staff are friendly, the service is good and it's clean. It's a rather large hotel at 11 stories and there is plenty of parking.
It's right next door to the Womans Basketball Hall of fame. Volunteer Landing is a short walk from the hotel as are several historic sites. If you are looking for a good centrally located hotel in Downtown Knoxville, this is one to look at.
Unique Quality: The lobby of the Hotel is a huge open space with a large bar, salon, and restaurant. Glass Elevators give you a great view of the lobby as you are going up to your room.
The hotel is terraced on one side and progressively gets smaller as you ascend. The rooms on the upper levels on the terraced side have huge balconies overlooking the city. We were on the 10th floor and our balcony seemed to be the width of two rooms although there was no room adjacent to us on that side. Try and get an upper floor with the Balcony to hang out on.
Directions: Get directions from the Hotel. There is a significant amount of downtown construction on I-40 and road closures and detours are to be expected.
From the moment I first saw the photo of the hotel on Marriott's page prior to booking a room there for a symposium we were exhibiting at, I was excited to check it out. It's a pretty striking building, with a skewed A-frame-ish structure and very contemporary in styling. Well, it turned out to be even more striking in person than in the pictures. The cavernous lobby, with balconies the length of the building staggered in a reverse cascade, nicely appointed rooms and the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in. I was ready to try and steal that mattress as I was checking out. And did I mention the down blankets? Mmmmm.... Not all was perfect, though. The heat wasn't working in the rooms. Which does not mean that I had icicles hanging out of my nose, but it would've come in useful. Temperature was still comfortable, just not quite 100% so. Made the down blankets all the more appreciated, I guess... And I also wouldn't expect a hotel of this caliber to still be charging $9.99/day for high-speed interenet access. Most other hotels now offer free high-speed access, it's about time this one joined their ranks. Overall, it was still a very pleasant stay in a unique hotel, with great rooms, and a magnificient view overlooking the Tennessee river and numerous bridges over it.
The Knoxville Marriott in Knoxville, TN offers excellent hotel accommodations for business travel and leisure. It's availability and convenience is key, with views of the beautiful Tennessee River closeby
The hotel has recently been renovated with modern styles and complimentary to the eye.
The property is connected to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum and within walking distance of Knoxville's thriving business community.
Unique Quality: Beautiful property with 385 rooms, restaurant, bar/lounge, outdoor pool, health facility, pet friendly*
Directions: Exit: #388 A, near downtown Civic center, high atop the hill. Can't miss it.
Downtown Marriott, Knoxville TN
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Address: 500 Hill Avenue SE, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37915, United States