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Holiday Inn Express Knoxville-Strawberry Plains an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Knoxville-Strawberry Plains an IHG Hotel welcomes two pets up to 75 lbs for an additional fee of $35 per pet, per night. Both dogs and cats are allowed. There is a pet relief area on the property.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    Room details
    1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed

    320 sq feet

    Internet - Free WiFi and wired internet access

    Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with satellite channels and pay movies

    Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

    Sleep - Bed sheets

    Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub, a hair dryer, and towels

    Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request

    Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping

    Accessibility - Ceiling hoist

    Non-Smoking

    Room/bed type depends on availability at check-in

    Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

    Room Amenities

    • Non-Smoking
    • Closed captioned TV
    • Satellite TV service
    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Refrigerator
    • Ceiling hoist
    • Free wired internet
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Free WiFi
    • Video-game console
    • Number of beds - 2
    • Phone
    • Desk
    • Bathtub only
    • Free local calls
    • Free dial-up internet access
    • Towels provided
    • Bedsheets provided
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Private bathroom
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Pay movies
    • In-room safe
    • Flat-panel TV
    • Microwave
    • Free newspaper
    • Room and bed type depend on availability check-in
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    Room details
    1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed

    320 sq feet

    Internet - Free WiFi and wired internet access

    Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with satellite channels and pay movies

    Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

    Sleep - Bed sheets

    Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub, a hair dryer, and towels

    Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request

    Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping

    Accessibility - Ceiling hoist

    Non-Smoking

    Room/bed type depends on availability at check-in

    Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

    Room Amenities

    • Non-Smoking
    • Closed captioned TV
    • Satellite TV service
    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Refrigerator
    • Ceiling hoist
    • Free wired internet
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Free WiFi
    • Video-game console
    • Number of beds - 2
    • Phone
    • Desk
    • Bathtub only
    • Free local calls
    • Free dial-up internet access
    • Towels provided
    • Bedsheets provided
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Private bathroom
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Pay movies
    • In-room safe
    • Flat-panel TV
    • Microwave
    • Free newspaper
    • Room and bed type depend on availability check-in
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    Room details
    2 Queen Beds

    340 sq feet

    Internet - Free WiFi and wired internet access

    Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with satellite channels and pay movies

    Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

    Sleep - Bed sheets

    Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub, a hair dryer, and towels

    Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request

    Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping

    Accessibility - Ceiling hoist

    Non-Smoking

    Room/bed type depends on availability at check-in

    Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

    Room Amenities

    • Non-Smoking
    • Closed captioned TV
    • Satellite TV service
    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Refrigerator
    • Ceiling hoist
    • Free wired internet
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Free WiFi
    • Video-game console
    • Number of beds - 2
    • Phone
    • Desk
    • Bathtub only
    • Free local calls
    • Free dial-up internet access
    • Towels provided
    • Bedsheets provided
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Private bathroom
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Pay movies
    • In-room safe
    • Flat-panel TV
    • Microwave
    • Free newspaper
    • Room and bed type depend on availability check-in
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    Room details
    1 King Bed

    320 sq feet

    Internet - Free WiFi and wired internet access

    Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with satellite channels and pay movies

    Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

    Sleep - Bed sheets

    Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub, a hair dryer, and towels

    Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request

    Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping

    Accessibility - Ceiling hoist

    Non-Smoking

    Room/bed type depends on availability at check-in

    Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

    Room Amenities

    • Non-Smoking
    • Closed captioned TV
    • Satellite TV service
    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Refrigerator
    • Ceiling hoist
    • Free wired internet
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Free WiFi
    • Video-game console
    • Number of beds - 2
    • Phone
    • Desk
    • Bathtub only
    • Free local calls
    • Free dial-up internet access
    • Towels provided
    • Bedsheets provided
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Private bathroom
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Pay movies
    • In-room safe
    • Flat-panel TV
    • Microwave
    • Free newspaper
    • Room and bed type depend on availability check-in
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    Room details
    2 Double Beds or 2 Queen Beds

    320 sq feet

    Internet - Free WiFi and wired internet access

    Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with satellite channels and pay movies

    Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

    Sleep - Bed sheets

    Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub, a hair dryer, and towels

    Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request

    Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping

    Accessibility - Wheelchair accessible

    Non-Smoking

    Room/bed type depends on availability at check-in

    Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

    Room Amenities

    • Non-Smoking
    • Closed captioned TV
    • Satellite TV service
    • Grab bar - in bathtub
    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Refrigerator
    • Ceiling hoist
    • Free wired internet
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Free WiFi
    • Video-game console
    • Number of beds - 2
    • Phone
    • Desk
    • Bathtub only
    • Free local calls
    • Free dial-up internet access
    • Towels provided
    • Bedsheets provided
    • Accessible bathtub
    • Lowered peephole/view port in door
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Lowered locks/deadbolt
    • Private bathroom
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Pay movies
    • In-room safe
    • Flat-panel TV
    • Microwave
    • Free newspaper
    • Room and bed type depend on availability check-in
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    Room details
    2 Double Beds or 2 Queen Beds

    320 sq feet

    Internet - Free WiFi and wired internet access

    Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with satellite channels and pay movies

    Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

    Sleep - Bed sheets

    Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub, a hair dryer, and towels

    Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request

    Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping

    Accessibility - Wheelchair accessible

    Non-Smoking

    Room/bed type depends on availability at check-in

    Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

    Room Amenities

    • Non-Smoking
    • Closed captioned TV
    • Satellite TV service
    • Grab bar - in bathtub
    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Refrigerator
    • Ceiling hoist
    • Free wired internet
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Free WiFi
    • Video-game console
    • Number of beds - 2
    • Phone
    • Desk
    • Bathtub only
    • Free local calls
    • Free dial-up internet access
    • Towels provided
    • Bedsheets provided
    • Accessible bathtub
    • Lowered peephole/view port in door
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Lowered locks/deadbolt
    • Private bathroom
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Pay movies
    • In-room safe
    • Flat-panel TV
    • Microwave
    • Free newspaper
    • Room and bed type depend on availability check-in
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    Room details
    1 King Bed

    320 sq feet

    Internet - Free WiFi and wired internet access

    Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with satellite channels and pay movies

    Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

    Sleep - Bed sheets

    Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub, a hair dryer, and towels

    Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request

    Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping

    Accessibility - Wheelchair accessible

    Non-Smoking

    Room/bed type depends on availability at check-in

    Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

    Room Amenities

    • Non-Smoking
    • Closed captioned TV
    • Satellite TV service
    • Grab bar - in bathtub
    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Refrigerator
    • Ceiling hoist
    • Free wired internet
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Free WiFi
    • Video-game console
    • Number of beds - 2
    • Phone
    • Desk
    • Bathtub only
    • Free local calls
    • Free dial-up internet access
    • Towels provided
    • Bedsheets provided
    • Accessible bathtub
    • Lowered peephole/view port in door
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Lowered locks/deadbolt
    • Private bathroom
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Pay movies
    • In-room safe
    • Flat-panel TV
    • Microwave
    • Free newspaper
    • Room and bed type depend on availability check-in
    • Free cribs/infant beds
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.

Description

Leisure guests appreciate that Holiday Inn Express Knoxville-Strawberry Plains an IHG Hotel is just a short distance from the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Knoxville Zoo and Neyland Stadium. Bordering Strawberry Plains, hotel's location is a 30-minute drive from Dollywood and the Great Smoky Mountains. Guests can catch a Volunteer football game at the University of Tennessee, since it's so close to the hotel. Visitors can also enjoy access to our 24-hour Business Center with copy, print and fax services, as well as our free high-speed, wireless Internet access.

Amenities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Indoor Pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym / Fitness Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Family Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Television
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Beach Chairs / Towels

Reviews

BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Holiday Inn Express Knoxville-Strawberry Plains an IHG Hotel has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 35 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 317 guests on TripAdvisor.


Visitors generally find the Holiday Inn Express Knoxville-Strawberry Plains an IHG Hotel to be clean, pet-friendly, and accommodating, with a helpful staff. They also note the hotel's convenient location and good breakfast offerings, though a few reviewers mention some minor maintenance issues.

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  • Ann
    Apr 21, 2024
    Clean and Quiet

    This is our second stay here, it is a pleasant hotel and much nicer than a La Quinta property we used to stay in near Paper Mill which has gone downhill and raised pet fees to boot. This Holiday Inn Express is updated and only a $35 pet fee. The staff (we have met the same lovely lady on both trips) is very friendly and congenial, our dog felt very welcomed here. She showed us pictures of her baby goats and her Great Pyrenees. Our room was clean and comfortable and there is a good complimentary breakfast. The only issue was that the room had been cleaned with a very strong cleaning product; we ran the bathroom fan for a while and that improved things a lot. We would stay here again.

  • Elaine
    Apr 9, 2024
    Perfect spot!

    Very nice, clean, and comfortable!

  • James
    Apr 4, 2024
    Really Good

    Having an older large dog, I requested a first floor room near an exit door. I got exactly what I asked for the room was very clean and comfortable. The check-in was quick and very polite. Good area to walk the dog around. I highly recommend this Holiday Inn.

  • Janel
    Mar 5, 2024
    Clean and Friendly

    Wow! This place knocked our socks off! Super clean and accommodating. Looking for quiet, stay here. Looking to do things around? Go elsewhere. We will be back.

  • Brenda
    Jan 24, 2024
    Good for pets

    Room was nice and large enough for us to set up our portable crate.

  • Lucy
    Jan 3, 2024
    Very Mixed Bag

    Extremely nice morning and evening desk/breakfast staff. The room and bathroom were clearly in need of repair and obvious removal of dirt on walls and floor. The sheets were laundered but still had previous dog hair and fibers evident. The mini fridge was making a lot of noise because it needed defrosting. The grout needed replacement and cleaning. Tub didn’t have working drain and the bathroom fan had dirt hanging from it. The tv worked well and the mattress was okay. Charging outlets didn’t work or were damaged except for one in a new lamp. Morning coffee was good: hot and not watery.

  • Sue
    Oct 21, 2023
    Great stay

    Even though the place was crowded everything ran smoothly. Service was great, especially Vera at the front desk.

  • Barbara
    Jul 19, 2023
    Get there before 3am

    Got stuck on Interstate for over 5 hours due too an accident. Already paid for my room but had to pay for another room when I got there at 4am.

  • Jordan
    Dec 20, 2022
    Great stay

    Good location, close to eateries. Room was clean and had no issues.

  • Jerry
    Aug 11, 2022
    They did not honor our reservation

    We were driving to Knoxville on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in the late evening. We had earlier confirmed directly with the hotel that we had a reservation. At 1pm we spoke to the hotel: they told us that they were overbooked by 10 rooms, and that since we were ONLY an IHG club member status we could not have our reserved room, that was their POLICY. We were told we had a reservation but no room. This has never happened to us before. When I spoke to the manager they indicated a mistake was made. Somebody was lying. We will never stay at a Holiday Inn again because of this experience. This hotel left us stranded in the middle of the night with no room and two dogs. TERRIBLE.

  • Julia
    Jul 12, 2022
    Everything was great!

    We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Excellent service, tons of space to take your dog outside, very clean, right off the highway, lots of breakfast food offered! Made our cross country road trip so much easier!

  • Kristina
    Mar 17, 2022
    Nice place

    Very clean.

  • Lynn
    Mar 6, 2022
    Nice stay

    Check in was quick and easy. We had a very clean room on the first floor. I would stay again.

  • Kim
    May 10, 2021
    Nice location off the highway

    Good amount of grassy area to walk our dog. Potty bags and dedicated garbage can for waste.

  • Steven
    May 5, 2021
    Perfect for travel with our dog

    We usually stop for the night at Asheville or Knoxville when traveling to see our daughter. This place was very clean, and did not give our dog a second look when we walked through the lobby a few times. Breakfast was included, but thanks to covid was wrapped or packaged items. The only downside (if you want to call it that) for us was that we were on the third floor, and our dog is not fond of elevators. There was lots of grassy area around the back of the parking lot and hotel.

  • Joan
    Apr 8, 2021
    Good green space

    Beds good, clean accommodations. Very good for the dog.

  • Brenda
    Feb 10, 2021
    Great stop over

    This was a great stay. After reading reviews of our options in the area, I chose here because of the good reviews. We were not disappointed!
    Easy off the interstate. Very clean outside as well as inside. We had plenty of area to walk our car cooped up Labrador which was nice. They even have poop bags.
    The beds were comfortable and everything was clean.
    I know it’s a small pleasure but they had hooks that you could hang your purse and dog lead on. I thought it was a really nice extra touch!
    I felt very comfortable walking after dark by myself, and it was worth a few dollars extra to get the added warm fuzzy of good area and clean room.

  • Asa
    Dec 19, 2020
    Great location

    Clean and comfortable,

  • Jolene
    Nov 14, 2020
    All around good experience

    Room was nice and staff was friendly

  • Grant
    Feb 27, 2020
    Great Stay

    The concierge was very helpful. My dog was anxious because it was his first time staying in a hotel, but the complimentary dog treats helped!

  • Laura
    Feb 16, 2020
    Best stay we have ever had!

    I don’t normally leave notes but I cannot not after our stay. We were greeted with smiles and love from the moment I walked in the door. We had a first floor room which was a request and I was so happy to have it fulfilled. The staff was the most friendly dog family I’ve ever been in contact with!!! We were never treated as an inconvenience which has happened at other places! This dog friendly staff should be commended! They tell stories about their favorite days of watching pups so the humans can have dinner and it’s their FAVORITE part of their job! I even sent an email to the corporate office over my fantastic stay. It’s was quiet never heard another dog. (I asked when I left. There were 25 in hotel that night). Super clean. Great eats around for dog friendly restaurants. I can’t say enough good things about our stay. Very roomy for hotel. I almost don’t want to leave this review so we don’t let this secret out!

  • Theresa
    Nov 4, 2019
    Easy access and great accommodations!

    So happy with our stay here and the pet fee was only $35. Very nice rooms with great breakfast. So pet friendly!

  • Larry
    Oct 31, 2019
    The best pet friendly hotel yet!

    I’ve always loved Holiday Inn Express hotels whether I travel with my pet or not. This is the best HIE I’ve ever stayed at. Clean, friendly and very comfortable. Big user friendly bathrooms, USB jacks next to the bed, big TV’s and very clean and quiet. Thank you.

  • Beth
    Sep 10, 2019
    Highly dog friendly

    It’s a lovely facility and the staff truly love dogs. They made my shy puppy feel comfortable! There were plentiful areas for walking as well. And the bin of treats by the front desk made my dog’s day! Now if they could only limit the number of drunk UT fans hanging around the lobby at 1:00 AM on a Saturday!

  • Jaymie
    Aug 26, 2019
    Wonderful hospitality for humans and dogs!

    I've stayed at this Holiday Inn twice and both times were excellent experiences. The manager loves dogs and has a giant tin of treats for all the furry guests. Rooms are clean and spacious. Lots of green areas for walks and potty breaks. Plus across the street is a restaurant, Aubrey's, that has a great menu and patio and welcomes dogs.

  • Robin
    Jul 31, 2019
    Clean and comfy...pup friendly too!!

    We chose this hotel due to favorable reviews on this site. Traveling with two kids and a puppy from NOLA to DC and needing a place to sleep, this was a perfect stop. Clean and pet friendly. Newly remodeled too. Kids of course loved the pancake maker with the window to see the pancakes being made. Little touches go a long way with kids!

    We did call to confirm availability for a pet. Online rate was honored as well. If a road trip finds us around Knoxville in the future, we would definitely stay here again for the night.

  • Pamela
    Jan 21, 2019
    Easy access from I-40; good location

    The staff was very friendly and welcoming. With two dogs in tow, I was a little disappointed that our room was on the second floor, however, it was right around the corner from the elevator. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. Location is right off I-40 and there are several restaurants and gas stations nearby.

  • Breck
    More than a year ago
    nice place to stay

    The hotel staff were all very nice and welcoming to us and our dog. Nice quiet rooms with comfortable beds. Would definitely stay here again.

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Holiday Inn Express Knoxville-Strawberry Plains an IHG Hotel