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“Wonderful Stay - Hidden Gem of a Restaurant”

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Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville
Ranked #14 of 87 Hotels in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
St. Petersburg, Florida
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61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Stay - Hidden Gem of a Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I have now stayed at this hotel twice this year and both times have been very pleased with the service, cleanliness and the quality of the restaurant available on site.

This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of market square and World's Fair Park. They are "green" here so you use your card when you enter your room to use the air conditioning. Great way to keep costs down for the hotel and conserve energy at the same time!

The highlight of this hotel is their restaurant called Windows on the Park. The menu is fantastic and you won't be disappointed with anything that you order. I have now tried numerous items and my kudos to the chef because everything is excellent. From burgers to pasta, you can't go wrong. Happy hour nightly until 7 on wines, well drinks and beers. What a great way to unwind after a long day at work. It's nice knowing I don't have to walk up town if I don't want to and can still have a great meal. I was visited once by the chef and expressed how much I enjoyed his style of cooking. The Lounge Manager, Patrick, is also on site and makes you feel very welcomed. I look forward to my next trip to Knoxville and will definitely be staying at this hotel and frequenting the restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Noleone, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and thank you for your business.

We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Green features of your room and the service, food and quality of Windows on the Park. I am proud to be associated with Chef Leynes, Patrick and all of our wonderful team members.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you ever need assistance with future reservations.

Regards,

Marc B. Bauer
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Smyrna, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

I attended a convention here in June. From check-in to check-out busman this team was well trained and pleasant to talk to. Shady and Roger of the banquet staff were so courteous, helpful and a joy to talk to. Check-in and check-out was flawless. Some meals were buffet and some were plated but all food was excellent, hot and on time.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 10th floor and enjoyed watching the festival outside at fair park.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Noleone, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Thank you so much for your excellent comments. We take great pride in all facets of our operations and especially banquets. Shady and Roger are excellent examples of the level of service and attention to detail that the team provides.

Should your travels bring you to Knoxville again in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me as it would be my pleasure to assist you with your reservations.

Regards,

Marc B. Bauer
General Manager
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Stayed 4 nights and exceeded expectations from check in to check out. Ate in the restaurant for dinner twice and Patrick (manager on duty) was on top of things. The food and service was good and at a good price. New management came in 6 months ago and has really done a great job of putting "customer first". An example, I went to get our car and my wife was at the bell stand waiting in the afternoon and it was hot. He asked if she would like a cold bottle of water, which she did. Now, that is real class. I would and will stay here in the future.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank JackM201
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Noleone, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Thank you so much for your fantastic comments and five star review.

We have worked very hard over the past six months to refine our levels of service with a heavy emphasis on the total guest experience. Comments such as yours are affirmation that the hard work is paying off.

We look forward to your return visit and the opportunity to serve you once again.

Regards,

Marc B. Bauer
General Manager
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Indio, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Many Holiday Inns seem tired. This one looks like it was refreshed not too long ago. Staff was friendly and helpful. Decent breakfast buffet. Very convenient to the convention center and other downtown features. Note: rooms on the east side face a busy street - fire department main station is right up the street so there were a fair amount of sirens during the night.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Bill M
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HIWFP, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments via your four star review. The location of the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park in relationship to downtown Knoxville, the Convention Center and the University of Tennessee is second to none.

The entire hotel was recently renovated and we are pleased that you were pleasantly surprised.
We look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit soon.

Best,

Marc B. Bauer
General Manager
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North, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

This was our third stay at this hotel. Our son will be attedning UT in the fall so we have visited Knoxville a few tiems over the past 18 month. Great location, easy walking distance between campus and downtown resturants, theaters and shops. Great bar area to relax after a long day, friendly staff. During out most recent vist (fresham orientation) it also happened to be our 26 wedding anniversay and the staff treated us to a few special treats. The only reason I did not give the hotel an excellent rating is because of the pillows, they are a little "lumpy".

Room Tip: Rooms facing UT are quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Annelie J
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HIWFP, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and four star review. As a parent of a UT student, we hope that we have forged a relationship that will last for the next four years.

Congratulations on your recent anniversary. We were so pleased to be a part of it.

As for the pillows, we stock several different pillows in varying degrees to accommodate personal preferences. Please contact our housekeeping department on your next visit and we will be happy to find one that is suitable to your preferences.

Regards,

Marc B. Bauer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

I had a problem on initial check in, and they took care of it. Some places will just blow you off, but not here : customer service actually means something here. Really cool location, close to running trails etc. easy to find and parking is good. Their restaurant is incredible. I've eaten at quite a few holiday inns that were marginal at best, but this one is awesome! Seriously! Good selection of beer on tap. They had a local red that was great, not a giant menu but a good variety in the $20 a plate range, some under some over.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Paul B
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HIWFP, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write and thank you for your five star review.

I am sorry that you had a small challenge at check-in but pleased that we were able to rectify the issue to your satisfaction. I am also thrilled that you enjoyed the restaurant. We have an outstanding team of culinarians that I would put up against any team in Knoxville.

Should your travels bring you back to the area in the future, it would be my pleasure to assist you with your reservations.

Best,

Marc B. Bauer
General Manager
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Dacula, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Huge crowd arrived at one time, staff handled it very well. We enjoyed our dinner in the restaurant that evening. Nice breakfast Buffett (not included in price). Room was very comfy and clean. Located near interstate making for quick in and out of town route

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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HIWFP, General Manager at Holiday Inn World's Fair Park-Knoxville, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Thank you so much for your feedback and the five star review. As a car enthusiast, believe me when I say we enjoyed to Hot Rod group as much as you enjoyed the hotel. It is a shame that your visit was only one night.

Should your travels bring you back to the Knoxville area in the future, it would be my pleasure to assist you with your reservations.

Sincerely,

Marc B. Bauer
General Manager
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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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