While moving across the country with our dog in tow, we stopped in Knoxville for the night. We were pleased with the Maplehurst Inn because of a few things: the staff was very welcoming, the place had fun furniture and decorations, and the location is great for walking around downtown. We walked to dinner- Todd had great recommendations (plus almost every downtown restaurant had dog-friendly outdoor patios). The shared living room space had great antique furniture and was a comfortable place to read or mingle. Our room had modern, comfy furniture and tasteful Japanese themed decor, but the mid-century bathroom could use some updating, although everything worked just fine. Big bed, small TV, and free Wi-fi. Breakfast was a little late and a little basic- fruit, scrambled eggs, cereal, and make-your-own toast, but since we were just in the mood for basic, we were happy.