by Wendy Irvine
Sitting on the grounds of the 1982 World’s Fair Park and shouldering downtown excitement, The Tennessean is being called “Knoxville’s first premiere luxury hotel.” The gorgeous property features 82 opulent guestrooms and suites with amenities like a turndown service, robe and slippers, in-room safe, a mini-fridge and an Illy coffee system.
The Tennessean has six executive suites, six one-bedroom suites and a Governor’s Suite (1,600 square-feet with a baby grand piano). Suite amenities include service from an internationally trained butler and a dedicated concierge.
The Tennessean has an impressive fitness room and elegant onsite dining. Wi-Fi is complimentary and there is a daily fee for valet parking.
The Tennessean 3.7-miles to The Muse (Children’s Museum), 7.3-miles to the Knoxville Zoo, 6.6-miles to the Ijams Nature Center and Navitat Canopy Adventures and BLANK to Tennessee Theater.
Our Editor Loves
- Knoxville's first five-star luxury hotel
- Mini-fridge in all rooms
- Opulent onsite dining
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
My husband & I spent one night in this hotel because we wanted to explore the city of Knoxville prior to our trip back home. We wished we could have stayed longer!!! From the time we arrived till the time we checked out, we were treated like royalty. The staff showed us the true southern hospitality & we are truly grateful for making our stay special & memorable. The room they upgraded us to was spectacular - very modern, efficient, comfortable, clean and homey! They added personal touches in the room such as the wine amenity, welcome on the TV & handwritten card. Tip: book the corner rooms that faced the World’s Fair Park - the views are awesome. The bar/restaurant serves only light meal - I wish they have a proper sit down dinner BUT the drinks are top notch & the breakfast buffet was the best we had on this trip! Will definitely stay here again!
The hotel was great. Not much to look at from the outside but very very nice on the inside. Great staff. Room was very comfortable and the bathroom was huge.
Excellent experience all around.
Very good location as well. Easy walk to Old Knoxville, Market Square and the University.