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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a queen room (204) to get away. First impression was great but the bathroom was a mess, the ceiling was pealing from paint, caulking around tub was cracked and showed rust along lower area, the shampoo bottles on the wall could not get the pumps to work. The noise between rooms was terrible and our room I found...

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Lexington, KY
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stopped over here on our way further south for vacation and I was sad we were there for just one night. The hotel is beautifully appointed, the room was spacious and comfortable, the staff were definitely welcoming and helpful. I hope we get to go back soon and spend more time there. It is ideally located right in Market...

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North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a hotel within walking distance to the Bijou theater for a concert and had several choices in the area of downtown Knoxville. We have always preferred smaller boutique properties and the Oliver turned out to be one of the best we have ever stayed at. There was some construction on the street but...

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Pinckney, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel staff was most welcoming and helpful. The Oliver is a classy hotel. We loved our room facing Market Square where there is a variety of dining exeriences. The bed was very comfortable after a long day of travel. We look forward to staying at the Oliver again.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Oliver last night to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary and it was a real treat in every way! It's beautiful, intimate, and in a perfect location if you want to be in downtown Knoxville! When we arrived (Sunday night) there was a problem with our reservation, which I am pretty certain that I am responsible for......

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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An acquaintance of ours had reserved A non-refundable room for 2 nights for the UT game. Because he could no longer use it, he offered it to us free of charge. I called the hotel the day of arrival to discuss the plans and make sure that we would have no issue with checking in. The front desk person on...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a Wednesday & Thursday. Newly refurbished hotel in the old style. On Union Avenue in the old town, a stone's throw from Market & Gay Streets with their stores and restos. About a half hour walk from the University of Tennessee campus. Staff were super helpful. Bikes available. Nice intimate bar on premises. Craft brew place next...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've tried to stay here many times, but they were always sold out. Got lucky this time with a king suite. Easy phone reservation (thanks, AJ), friendly check-in (thanks, Nick and Martin), and spacious suite. Took our son and his friends to dinner at Oliver Royale (thanks, Sarah) and returned to discover the heat was out and our suite was...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Oliver Hotel for 2 nights this past weekend. We were in town for a football game. The hotel was great. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location was convenient to Market Square for food and drinks. Neyland Stadium was a short (~20min) walk. Would definitely stay there again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Management response to our issues was excellent. Restored building; very nice rooms. Noise insulation from other rooms and from Market Square late night can be a problem. Staff was very pleasant. Walking distance to many restaurants.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the heart of Knoxville just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Market Square, The Oliver Hotel is an original expression of the city. Originally built in 1876 as the Peter Kern Bakery, the building had hosted everything from the Kern's candy counter and soda fountain to a drugstore, and dancing hall. In 2011, the property was renovated into what is now Knoxville's best boutique hotel with a style that plays tribute to the buildings history, while offering guests rooms with charm, sophistication, and modern amenities. The property features the Peter Kern Library Bar, a craft cocktail lounge; Tupelo Honey Cafe, an award winning restaurant; and Oliver Royale Restaurant, featuring a chef driven menu and bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Oliver Hotel

Address: 407 Union Ave, (corner of Market Square), Knoxville, TN 37902-2112 (Formerly The Hotel St. Oliver)
Region: United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Price Range: £138 - £282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Oliver Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Hotel St Oliver
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Knoxville
#4 Romantic Hotel in Knoxville
#10 Family Hotel in Knoxville
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“Read our review”
 of 5 bubbles I0MFtoml, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Our room faced Market Square - loved the location.”
 of 5 bubbles jpgpmg, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I had room 301...which was an end room and next to the elevator . Zero view, or I should say a view of a wall and the air conditioners.”
 of 5 bubbles StaceyG353, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“309 was quiet, not a good view but the view is a quaint Market area.”
 of 5 bubbles 338gs, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask the front desk about complimentary bicycles to check out Knoxville”
 of 5 bubbles attorneyonajerney, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
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