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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Place has been closed for over a year. I thought my fellow travelers might like to know before exiting the interstate to find out. When it was open it was average but some real interesting patrons at the bar who would offer drinks in their rooms. Friendly sorts

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We were told by someone at Hotels.com that the hotel had “rave reviews”. Upon arrival, we were in shock. The place was a dump. The carpet throughout the hotel was soiled all over. The ceilings showed signs of sagging and water damage. Inside the rooms the carpet may have been slightly newer, but had ripples on the floor. The furniture...

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3Thank Diane G
Murfreesboro
Reviewed 16 November 2013

This is the worst I have experienced over many years of travel. We had not planned to stay so searched the online reservation services last minute (was not much available) for a hotel. Booked the Magnuson, arrived to a DUMP to say the least. Was greeted by the rudest front desk clerk ever with Iron Maiden blaring in the background....

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3Thank Amy G
Knoxville
Reviewed 12 November 2013

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3Thank Will O
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, United States
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Even though the inn was not busy, we were put on the fourth floor room 418A. The ice machine did not work. We called the desk and were told to come down to the first floor and they would give us some. So much for service. there were sticky soda spills on the table..is this room cleaned?? The TV was...

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5Thank William B
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Grand pool, grand lobby bar and pretty cheap. A lot of restaurants nearby... That's great 'cause you can go there by foot. The room was pretty quiet, didn't hear a whisper of the noisy street which 's only a few steps from the entree. All good so far, even though I'm a smoker I shouldn't have chosen the smokers room......

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2Thank BobSpring84
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We booked this hotel through Bookings.com (my first mistake) and asked to check the room before checking in. It was dirty, smoky and dark. We immediately went back to the front desk and said we would not be staying. The desk clerk said we would still be charged by Bookings.com I wrote to Bookings and explained the situation. According to...

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3Thank Sarah B
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Stay away from this place, this is a DUMP. The excuse that it is "old" does not justify the filthyness of the entire establishment. It's also WAY overpriced ($85 per night for something like this is an absolute joke!) The personnel is nice and friendly and you have to feel sorry for them to work in a dive like this......looks...

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4Thank Deion R
Wylie, Texas
Reviewed 1 August 2013

I have never stayed in a hotel as nasty as was Magnuson Inn. Had we arrived earlier in the day and had a chance to go elsewhere I would have left. The furnishings are circa "1970. The air conditioning does not work in the rooms. The night we were there it was 100 degrees that day. I realized the next...

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3Thank Charleen B
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 15 June 2013

When we first arrived other then the parking lot the lobby was beautiful but hot and load due to the bar right there. We rented two rooms, one of them was nasty and house keeping never even entered the room so we had that room changed. Neither of the phones or clocks worked in the rooms. The lady at the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The M-Star Hotel Knoxville is centrally located near the University of Tennessee, Great Smokey Mountains, Knoxville Convention Center, and Dollywood. Across the street is the area’s largest shopping mall – West Town Mall. This Magnuson Hotels affiliate offers many amenities with two on site restaurants, free Continental breakfast served Monday through Friday, breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday, two outdoor pools with one just for the kids, free high speed wireless Internet, dry cleaning pick-up and delivery, meeting/banquet facilities, wake up calls and pets are welcome with additional charges. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnuson Inn

Address: 7621 Kingston Pike, I-40 & I-75, Knoxville, TN 37919-5605 (Formerly Howard Johnson)
Region: United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Price Range: £47 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 162
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Also Known As:
Magnuson Hotel Knoxville
Howard Johnson Knoxville
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
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“choose a good room at another motel !!!”
 of 5 bubbles 538williamb, 14 Oct 2013 | Read review
“All rooms but the smokers!”
 of 5 bubbles BobSpring84, 14 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Stay away from this place.”
 of 5 bubbles D5806OGsarahb, 2 Oct 2013 | Read review
“There is no good room.”
 of 5 bubbles charleenb2013, 1 Aug 2013 | Read review
“don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles GmarkO52, 21 Aug 2012 | Read review
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