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“Nice, Clean Hotel--SoSo Resturaunt” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville

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Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville
Ranked #14 of 87 Hotels in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Augusta, Ga
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77 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice, Clean Hotel--SoSo Resturaunt”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Checked in on a Thursday evening, could not get the full menu. They only had the buffet (pasta) and the bar menu (sandwiches) available. Not good for someone with food allergies. Room service for breakfast the next day took about 30 min. Omlets and the Cinnamon French Toast were very good. They close at 130 for lunch. Had to wait until 3pm to order a sandwich from the bar which took a good 30-35 min to get.
Room was clean and fairly good size. Bathroom is very small but it allows for more "living" space. Overall nice place to stay especially if you have an event in the convention center.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank eeyore1595
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Megan B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 5 February 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on our property. We can not appologize enough for your experience in our restaurant during your recent stay. Feel assured that your comments have been given to the correct department. Never hesitate to ask for extra accomodations when there is a food allergey involved. Please feel free to contact the hotel directly if you would like to discuss this further. Again, I do apologize for your experience this is not a standard here.

Megan Butler
Front Office Manager
865-522-2800
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

My wife and I stayed at the holiday inn for a gymnastics meet that was being held at the convention center next door. We elected for the 1 Bedroom Suite, which was a perfect choice for us and our two kids. There were 2 rooms, a bedroom and a "main" room. Both rooms were large, and each had a bathroom (a big plus for getting ready). In addition, by electing a suite, we were placed on the 11th (top) floor, which had excellent amenities. Among other things, there was breakfast on the 11th floor from 7am to 10:30am, which included bagels, fruit, yogurt, waffles, etc. It was convenient and a great bonus.

The hotel was also very convenient for anyone in Knoxville because of the convention center. You are literally next door, and no hotel is closer. Also, you are just a 5 minute walk (at most) to Downtown Knoxville's shops and restaurants.

All together, this hotel was a great choice. Nice rooms, good amenities, great location and a great price. I recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank S R
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Megan B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Thank you for the wonderful comments on our property. The gymnastics competition is always a big and fun filled weekend for the city and the hotel. I love to hear that your room was everything you expected and more. The suite rooms are wonderful in that they do offer that extra needed space for a family. Thank you again for your comments and for recommending our hotel. We would love to see you again on your next trip into town.
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MANSFIELD
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

Stayed here for two nights. The restaurants is good but the Bar Food is excellent. The service is great. Left some of my clothes when I checked out and talked to the House Keeping Mgr. and he is shipping my stuff to me for free! Now that is great service. The room was nice and quiet. beds were comfy, bathroom is a little on the small side. I really liked this hotel and would say there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank VANITA E
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Megan B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review of our property. It is great to hear that you loved the service and food you received at Windows on The Park. This is our new restaurant that we are so proud of and it offers a wonderful ambiance to relax and unwind. We do hope your shipment arrived safe and sound to your house. It is always our pleasure to offer the most outstanding guest experience. We hope to see you soon on your next visit to Knoxville.
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Roswell
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111 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

I stayed here with my husband and 2 children for 2 nights in an executive floor suite which had 2 separate rooms and bathrooms which made getting ready very easy. The room has a mini fridge and microwave. The hotel fitness center is quite small but is clean. The indoor pool is also very clean and the water was warm and we had it all to ourselves. The hotel location is between the UT Campus and downtown Knoxville so everything is very walkable. I think they offer a free shuttle. My only complaint is about the man who attends the breakfast buffet on the executive floor. He is very chatty and makes some very rude comments which may seem like jokes but are not. He is angling for tips and watches the buffet like a hawk. The food is not THAT great. It is typical continental breakfast fare and is fine but not if you have to suffer through this guy to get it.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lauren K
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Megan B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Our sutie rooms are some of the nicest rooms at the property and do offer lots of space for larger families. They also are the only rooms that come equipped with the refrigerator and microwave. I am terribly sorry for the service you recieved from the attendent on that floor. It is not a standard for us nor is it acceptable to have our guest feel that way. I assure you those comments have been forwarded to the correct department. Please do not hesitate to contact the hotel and speak to someone on our management staff if you would like to discuss further.
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87 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

I was attending an event over at the University of Tenn. Swimming complex and decided on this hotel because it was close to the Pool. What I did not know when I made the reservation was that the hotel had a shuttle service to any location with in a few mile radius of the property and it included the Pool complex. The hotel was real nice with a great breakfast. Rooms were very clean and the bed very comfortable. I would recommend this property to anyone. Enjoy!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank whytegroup
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Megan B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
We appreciate you chosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Knoxville and the University of Tennessee. The Holiday Inn World's Fair Park is the only downtown hotel that offers a complimentary shuttle. This is a wonderful service because you can park your car and not move it until departure. Thank you for recommending our property to future guests and we do hope to see you again soon!
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East TN
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197 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

The front desk staff was very helpful at check in. The overall hotel has been renovated and is a convenient location for downtown activities. Parking was covered and directly under the hotel. Their is an $8 add on fee for parking. My wife and I checked in for New Years. The room was clean and comfortable. It was large enough to not feel confined. The view of the Worlds Fair Park was nice. I tried out the pool on the second floor. It was small, but nice. The glass and sun shining through felt good. The tile shower in the room was nice, with good water pressure and temperature. At 4:00 P.M I went down to the hotel lounge. It had a modern feel, with plenty of seating, good selections and Happy Hour specials from 5:00 to 7:00.
I choose this hotel for the price and location. We were able to walk to all we wanted to do for the holiday. We had breakfast before checking out. I believe the buffet was around $10 each. The omelet station would be the highlight there. Check out was smooth with no surprises.

Room Tip: Upper floors have the best view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank beatwalker
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Megan B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Thank you for the glowing reviews of our property and for chosing us to celebrate the New Year. The Holiday Inn World's Fair Park has just completed a massive rennovation and we are so pleased you are happy with the new features. Windows on The Park is a great addition to our hotel with the bar, as you stated, being a wonderful place to go and relax with beautiful floor to ceiling windows. We do hope you come back and experience dinner in the restaurant, which is always sure to please. We look forward to your return stay with us.
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Honestly one of the best hotel experiences. Stayed there for NYE with my boyfriend.

There re few things I was looking for and they had it all. Restaurant which we did not use but a hotel bar we did use. Very spacious bar with different seating options. Also has a indoor pool which I was excited about. The best was the price for sure. With tax and the $8 parking it was $130 for a king room. I'm originally from Miami/Fort Laud so I thought this was very inexpensive, especially since the rooms were clean, large and comfy!

Location is great! My only complaint has nothing to do with the hotel itself but just a warning for whoever is staying there. Across the street was a fire station so there were sirens all night ( it was NYE though).

Employees were helpful and friendly. Gave us bottled water and granola bars upon check in.

Definitely already planning our trip back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Suzanne H
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Megan B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
I am so glad that you enjoyed your New Year's celebration and chose our property to stay at. I love to see all the wonderful comments you had to say about our property. Unfortunatley you hit the nail on the head about the fire department. The hotel is located just a block from the fire department and it can get loud at times with the sirens, we do apologize for that. Thank you for being a loyal member of our rewards club and we do hope you stay with us again soon.
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Property: Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville
Address: 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
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Region: United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Knoxville
#7 Business Hotel in Knoxville
#13 Romantic Hotel in Knoxville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville 3.5*
Number of rooms: 286
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn World's Fair Park is located in the heart of Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. We are currently updating our spacious facility with the latest technology and a trendy atmosphere. Whether you are traveling solo or in a large group, our hospitality is like no other, However, don't take our word for it, experience this for yourself. Can't wait to see you here and have a safe trip! ... more   less 
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