by Courtney Elko
Located in downtown Knoxville, this Marriott is situated near the University of Tennessee. After a day of visiting with your college student, families can head back to the hotel and enjoy some quality time at the outdoor pool. The kids can swim and play while the adults can relax and unwind on the surrounding pool deck chairs. The guestooms and suites feature a king or two double beds, flat screen, coffee maker and a shower/tub combination. Cribs, rollaway beds and connecting rooms are available upon request. Wi-Fi access is available within the guestrooms and complimentary in the lobby and other public areas. The onsite restaurant, Hill Street CafÃ©, serves delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite restaurant
- Indoor pool
- Downtown Knoxville
- Onsite Dining
This is a sure disappointment. Almost an abandoned building with great neglect and somewhat scary. Walls and floors falling apart. Folks who checked in after me turned around and left. Don’t bother; run from this one.
Time to delete all images of this hotel. It's under construction and other than the concrete pyramid exterior, inside is getting new lipstick.
The price was right for under construction and the location was perfect for why were were there (river front event less than 400 yd walk). But if I don't see the point.
It's a big hotel with lots of rooms and a parking garage. Views of the city on one side and the river on the other side. The lobby is a huge open space with echo that can't be mitegated due to the fact it's a 10 story concrete cavern.
So what was good, the staff. No complaints there. Our room was cleaned and kept.
Back to complaints. My wife had to pay for a cup of coffee. Really? It wasn't starbucks frapchino with her initials in whip cream, just a basic cup of coffee. (It's hospitality guys, that's what you do.)
All I could think of was what a great artificial reef it would make. Knock it down, drop into rail cars and move it up to the great lakes someplace. Then Marriott could build a hotel that complements the community. It's a great site, on top of a hill with views.
More potential than the current structure could live up to.