If you need to go to the Convention Center (just across the road) or the stadium (just down the street), then this is the place for you. Downtown is two blocks away, and consists of a square block of boutiques and restaurants. If, however, you don’t absolutely have to be downtown, or you want any kind of fast food, or anything to do after 6pm, then get a hotel in the Cedar Bluff area, two miles down the road. The mountains are two hours away by car.
The hotel itself is good, clean and newish, with underground parking. The staff are friendly and helpful, and there’s even one OK restaurant and one coffee bar in the hotel. The rooms are 3-4 star, but I was surprised to find no safe in the room. There is also no fridge, but there is nowhere nearby to buy anything to put in it. The hotel runs a shuttle service to anywhere within 3 miles, and I can see why it needs to. I didn’t try it out.
The hotel itself is good, but be warned about the location. The same goes for the other hotels downtown.More