5 BEST Hotels near University of Tennessee

No matter if you are looking for a budget hotel or for a luxury hotel, our guide to the 5 best hotels near University of Tennessee has got you covered.

Let’s jump into it!

#1 – Cumberland House Knoxville

Cumberland House Knoxville

– $$$

– Across the street from University of Tennessee

Walking to the university in 2 minutes? You can’t get any closer than that!

But the great location is not the only great thing about this hotel. Guests also love the clean rooms, the comfy beds and the spacious bathrooms that come with free toiletries. Be sure to grab a drink at the charming on-site bar before you go!



#2 – The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel

The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel

– $$$$

– 1 minute drive to University of Tennessee

If luxury is more your thing, then you are going to love the Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel. 

While the on-site restaurant and bar is gorgeous, we are most impressed by the beautifully-designed rooms and the large bathrooms. This hotel is extremely cozy, and 55-inch flatscreen TVs in every room only make it cozier.



#3 – MainStay Suites Knoxville

MainStay Suites Knoxville

– $$

– 9 minute drive to University of Tennessee

While it’s a bit further of a drive to the university, MainStay Suites offers a ton of value to its guests.

While the hotel is clean and the rooms are quite large, it’s the kitchen in each room that really takes the value to the next level. That’s why this motel is one of the best budget hotels in Knoxville.



#4 – Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville-Downtown

Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville-Downtown

– $$$

– 2 minute drive to University of Tennessee

Clean and well-priced, guests love Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville… and we do too!

The hotel is equipped with an indoor pool and fitness center, and offers free breakfast daily. The beds are super comfortable, making this a great hotel for anyone looking for a great night’s rest.



#5 – Hilton Knoxville Airport

Hilton Knoxville Airport

– $$$$

– 17 minute drive to University of Tennessee

If you have an early flight to catch, sometimes it’s best to stay close to the airport – which Hilton Knoxville Airport is perfect for.

Guests enjoy relaxing in their large, spacious rooms, or getting some work done at their work station. The indoor pool is also a big hit! Be sure to grab your free breakfast before hopping on the free airport shuttle!



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About the Author Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson lives to travel! Born in Washington D.C., Emma is a hotel connoisseur and a staff writer at Hotel Jules. An army brat, Emma got the travel bug early and has never been able to stop. Now, she has proudly visited 70+ countries and plans to visit every country in the world! Passionate about her ukelele (obviously) and her family, Emma eventually wants to retire in Thailand and write a book about all of her travel experiences.