3 Best Historic Hotels In Knoxville, Tennessee

Paul Jeremiah
Paul Jeremiah 
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Knoxville, situated on the Tennessee River, is a vibrant city featuring good food and various forms of recreation. When the Tennessee Valley Authority was formed, many industries boomed, helping transform the city into the bustling metropolis that it is now. To learn more about the city’s past, go through the archives of East Tennessee History Center or observe the exhibits at McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture. If you’re an art lover, pay a visit to Emporium Center, which was built in 1898. With a rich history, Knoxville is an exciting place to explore. To make the most of your stay, check out our list of the best historic hotels in Knoxville, Tennessee.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) properties with historic significance, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 08, 2024.

1. The Oliver Hotel Knoxville, An Original by Oliver Hotels (from USD 209)

Built in 1876, The Oliver Hotel Knoxville, An Original by Oliver Hotels has changed hands a few times, transforming while still retaining its vintage charm. When the building was constructed, it was first a bakery. It was only in 1982 when it became Blakely House Hotel for the World’s Fair, and in 2011 it was sold to two developers who renovated it to become the luxurious hotel you see today.

The hotel is now a blend of antiquity and innovation, with modern amenities like air conditioning, TVs, and Wi-Fi. Dine at any of its on-site restaurants or have a drink at the bar. If that’s not enough, you can shop and dine in nearby Market Square.

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The Oliver Hotel Knoxville, by Oliver

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 407 Union Ave
465 meters (0.3 ft) from World's Fair Park

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Facilities for disabled guests

2. Hyatt Place Knoxville/Downtown (from USD 184)

As the first Hyatt hotel in the city, Hyatt Place Knoxville/Downtown truly is a special spot. It was previously Hotel Farragut, which has been a part of the city since 1917. Its open-air rooftop is a product of its reconstruction, offering a picturesque setting and awe-inspiring views. A lot of its original features have been kept, including its beautiful pink marble staircase.

The hotel offers a hassle-free stay, as its rooms have work desks, coffee machines, private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and more.

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Hyatt Place Knoxville/Downtown

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 530 S Gay st
651 meters (0.5 ft) from World's Fair Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace

Nearby historic hotel

3. Central Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection in Sevierville

A hotel that was visited by President Roosevelt, Central Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection is certainly an important piece of Sevierville’s history. It was built in the 1800s, however, it was ravaged by a fire in 1923. Thankfully, it was rebuilt, and it is now a stunning boutique hotel with traces of its past, including a vault from when it was bought by the Sevier County Bank in 1968.

Its family rooms contain comfy furniture and feature a balcony, so you can wake up to great views feeling refreshed. Paid Wi-Fi, grocery deliveries, and concierge services are available.

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Central Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection

Wifi Available

Address: 101 East Main Street
34.03 km (21.2 mi) from World's Fair Park

Parking Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift

Discover Knoxville's history while staying in a comfy accommodation

Knoxville is full of accommodations that have played an interesting part in the city’s long history, and they offer not only an immersive experience but also a comfy, hassle-free stay. Check out any of these best historic hotels in Knoxville, Tennesse, mentioned above.

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