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Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville/University

Knoxville, TN, US (TYS)

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Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville/University
1706 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN US 37916
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  • Children's Program
  • Express Check-In
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  • Fitness Facility
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  • Valet Parking
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Based on 471 reviews
from Yarmouth, Maine
Submitted on 29-05-2016
My group of about 20 stayed at this inn for 5 days and we received such great service! Ariel in particular made everyone feel especially welcome, and we were sad to leave her. Seriously, she needs an award for her incredible attention to hospitality! The cleaning crew and front desk staff members were also exceptional about making our stay comfortable. We had everything we needed.
from Johnson city
Submitted on 30-05-2016
Great rooms. Great service. Valet parking guys were awesome. I'd stay here again. It was easy check in and easy check out. Everyone wanted to make sure my stay was good. I appreciated that the parking folks made that whole thing easier.
Submitted on 30-05-2016
Hilton hotels. Used to be consistent. You get honors status. You expect a breakfast voucher. And then you go to the Hilton Garden Inn in Knoxville and find that they don't do that. $10 valet parking mandatory. Not unusual and advertised in advance. But when you book a hotel and expect certain things with a chain and are denied, you feel betrayed. Hampton Inn--always breakfast. Hilton Hotel sometimes, and usually continental breakfast comped with Honors. This is the first Garden Inn I have staye... Read more
from Dresden, United States
Submitted on 31-05-2016
We were in town to visit UT Knoxville. The college recommended this hotel. The room was clean, as well as the elevator, lobby and dining area. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good. Checking in and out went smoothly. Thank you. Will stay again when in town.
from Mountain City, Tennessee
Submitted on 06-06-2016
The hotel is well maintained, the rooms are spacious, and the bathrooms are spa like! Flat screen tv, microwave, & frig in all rooms, free wi-fi, ample places to charge your electronics. All parking is valet, at an extra $10/night. This is a good thing because parking is scarce and you wouldn't be able to find entrance to parking garage on your own anyway. Literally across street from campus, walking distance to several fast food or sit down restaurants, and there is a Wal-Greens across the ... Read more
from Marmora, NJ
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Elevator and ice machine noises kept us up all night. Plenty of rooms available! Very disappointed since reservation was made well in advance. Parking not ideal as you must valet - and tip - each time you come and go!
from Joplin, Missouri
Submitted on 08-06-2016
I was traveling with a large group of teens for an event at UT. We were there for a week and the staff never lost its enthusiasm for service. It didn't matter if it was early in the morning or late at night, everyone was friendly and helpful!
from Nashville, United States
Submitted on 09-06-2016
Most of this hotel met my expectations for a Hilton Garden. The location for visiting UT was great. However, the bathroom had a pocket door that would not stay closed all the way. Also, it has a frosted glass window that allowed light to shine through (in addition to shining through the space where it wouldn't close). This woke us up when the other would use the bathroom.
Submitted on 16-06-2016
Visited last month for Destination Imagination Global Finals at UT with an amazing group of kids who were treated wonderfully during their stay here. Breakfast and dinners were served daily and hosted by the most amazing staff. Ariel was the most enthusiastic, fun and energetic hostess and could not have made our group feel more welcome and cared for. She went over and above to care for the group during meals and called out a few special birthday celebrations which made the kids feel so speci... Read more
from Chattanooga, Tennessee
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Location very convenient for UT visits . Clean and comfortable rooms. Road construction made coming and going somewha difficult but the hotel staff did everything possible to help. Would definitely stay again.
from Memphis, United States
Submitted on 22-06-2016
This was the second time that my family had stayed at this hotel within a month after carrying our daughter to summer school. Each time we had to be moved due to the fact the rooms were not cleaned. They were in an unhealthy state in which I would never stayed at this hotel again.
from Collierville, Tennessee
Submitted on 27-06-2016
Very convenient to UTK. Upside is free shuttle service to Market Square until 9:00. Downside is no self parking. The hotel room was clean but the floor in bath was sticky. The door to the bathroom slides and is glass. It may look frosted but with the light on you can see every detail of person in bathroom reflected in closet mirror. That might not be ok for all travel companions. Also, I hate hotels without a bathroom fan so the room gets steamy when you shower.
from Kevil, Kentucky
Submitted on 27-06-2016
Hotel is great, close to where I needed to be. The hotel is also centrally located, and you can get anywhere you want to go quickly. There is construction on the Main Street but that did not cause any issues for me. Staff is great, valets were all nice and got vehicle to you quickly. Rooms were neat and clean.
from Fayetteville, United States
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Overall it was nice.The beds are very hard though.Good location,close to college,within walking distance.Employees are wonderful,they were all very polite and professional.Valet parking was nice.Food was not good at all.Be best to go somewhere else to eat.
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Hilton Knoxville Cumberland Avenue - I 'm a 30 year Hyatt Platinum Gold Passport member. Thought I'd try Hilton since the Hyatt closed. In 30 years of traveling I have never had a reservation rate change from my email confirmation, until now!! I had 6 rooms booked, when I arrived half of the rooms were not available. To add insult to injury, the lady who booked the rooms told the manager she made the mistake with the discounted rate he didn't care. This is where it really gets ridiculous...woke... Read more
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We reserved a double queen as there are 2 adults and 2 children. They overbooked the hotel, so they gave us a king with a pull out couch. The pullout coach serves one, so three had to be in the King. Due to my son's flopping I didn't sleep a wink. Plus, they didn't have sheets for the pullout. When I spoke with the front desk person the next morning to let them know how dissatisfied I was for the stay, she said the manager would contact me regarding the issue. I have not yet received the call.
from Nashville, Tennessee
Submitted on 08-07-2016
Great location, clean facility, friendly/welcoming staff. able to change my room type easily. people made us feel like we were welcome and they were glad we were staying with them. We will definitely return to this hotel. We really like the convenience to the University and our son's condo.
from Dublin, Ohio
Submitted on 09-07-2016
One of the best experiences we have had! The staff was amazing and extremely friendly, helpful and courteous! I wish all Hilton properties operated this efficiently and had such a wonderful staff. Robert & Tammy Schulze
from Nashville, Tennessee
Submitted on 10-07-2016
The location was perfect for our visit to UT. Excellent service from all the staff from beginning to end! Breakfast was reasonably priced. The comfortable beds were the icing on the cake. We will definitely stay here again.
from Providence, Rhode Island
Submitted on 14-07-2016
I am a stickler for a clean hotel room and this hotel definitely surpassed my expectations. Kudos to the housekeeping staff, they are fantastic! Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I will definitely stay at this hotel again when I return to Knoxville. Hats off to Management!
from Rochester Hills, United States
Submitted on 14-07-2016
The staff was always very courteous and friendly. The rooms are spacious and cleaned daily. The valet staff were always accommodating to drive you to your destinations in the down town area. The hotel was central to the down town Knoxville area, most destinations were in walking distance from the hotel.
from La Mesa, United States
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Stayed at this hotel for a business trip and it was perfect. Room was clean, bed was soft, and shower had a nice constant pressure with a good temperature. For the price of the room, this was well worth it and I plan to return again for future trips.
Submitted on 19-07-2016
The people working at the hotel, the valet, the shuttle driver, etc. were AWESOME! Very friendly and attentive. Hotel lobby and eating area were very nice. The room we stayed in had a very strong odor around the toilet that seemed to be covered up by a strong cherry scent. I'm not sure which of those smells were worse. Other than the odor and some packaging paper from previous guests, our stay was wonderful.
from Hamburg, New York
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Despite the local street construction, this hotel is conveniently located off the 11 and 70 in downtown Knoxville. Front desk was very friendly and accommodating. Parking is an extra cost and it's valet parking only but, reasonable. Valet staff super helpful and nice especially since the weather was extremely hot. Rooms decorated with style, clean and comfortable. Always a pleasure staying at a Hilton hotel.
from Memphis, United States
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Hilton should have a policy in place when some random guest picks up items from pantry & gives others room number . This leaves a bad taste and poor image of the hotel brand . The hotel is in the Heart of the University
from Wadsworth, United States
Submitted on 26-07-2016
I don't know if I would classify my complaint as staff related or facilities related. The first night I found a dirty, still wet towel and washcloth in my shower. I reported this to the front desk, and they seemed concerned. Then, the next night there was no rug in the bathroom, so I had to use a towel. Then, there was no hot water for our showers. When i checked out, the front desk person didn't ask how i enjoyed my stay. I was hoping to give feedback, and I was irked that he didn't bother to a... Read more
Submitted on 29-07-2016
Nice and as at the restaurant is mediocre but edible....lots of construction right in front of the hotel and no views but it's is located right by the University and really near downtown....
from New York
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Moldy shower curtains, no one knows how to add breakfast to your reservation the door made so much noise when you will open or close it. The front desk person was rude and had no concern when I told him about the door or shower curtain
from Richmond, Virginia
Submitted on 31-07-2016
My husband was flown into Knoxville from a motorcycle accident in NC. He was released from Hospital at 2:30 am. We had not car and knew no one in TN. Hotel was near hospital. Manager helped us out and the restaurant staff did all they could to make us feel better. Hotel was clean and room was perfect. Great hotel and great staff.
from Duluth, Georgia
Submitted on 02-08-2016
The rooms were extremely small and the mattress were not comfortable. The pillows they could throw away they were lumpy and small. The rooms were clean though I just expected more from the Hilton Brand ** Please note Valet Parking only*** it's near the hospital and there are lots of homeless people in the area. Maybe the hotel is more for overflow from the hospital. I
from Huntsville, United States
Submitted on 02-08-2016
This is the best hotel in Knoxville. The hotel is clean and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. If you are staying for a night or a week, you will be very pleased with this property. Well run, managed and kept up.
from Mount Airy, Maryland
Submitted on 03-08-2016
The hotel itself is very nice. Actually getting to the front door and checking in is a hassle. It is NOT the fault of the hotel chain. Lots of construction all around the hotel has made is difficult to find your way to the front entrance. The hotel is a valet parking only hotel. Room was very clean but, the king room we were given was so small that there was not room to open your suitcases unless you place them on the bed and close them up and finally put them in the closet when you are no... Read more
from Alachua, Florida
Submitted on 04-08-2016
If you remember this being a former hotel, lose that memory! This property is not even a glimpse of the former entity. The lobby is very inviting and has great seating for socializing. The in-house restaurant has amazing food (try the fish taco salad or the tortellini) and great people (Ms Kayla and Ms Ariel are both extremely friendly and personable). The front desk staff are all helpful in choosing rooms (Mr Scott, Mr Michael, and Ms Geovanty) and all very personable. The room was very quiet a... Read more
from Nashville, Tennessee
Submitted on 05-08-2016
I checked in and checked out in hours. Had stayed there several days it was great. But when I checked in and out in a few hours the GM was supposed to call me when I left a voicemail about trying to get my points back because I checked in about 6pm and called to let them know plans Changed. I asked them if is could get my point back that the room was untouched. I left all my information and explained I only checked in out my stuff in my room and then left for a meeting. I called when it was o... Read more
from Boston, United States
Submitted on 16-08-2016
We stayed at this hotel because we were dropping off our daughter at college the following day. I was unaware that it was a valet parking hotel only. I was concerned at first, but it was the best experience. The valets were attentive and had our car to us lightning fast! The entire staff was friendly and attentive. Room was clean and bright. I highly recommend!
Submitted on 29-08-2016
I rarely, if ever write reviews, but I just had to compliment Larry (the Manager) as well as many of the other staff members at the Hilton Garden Inn. I travel frequently and have never received such extreme levels of customer service like I experienced here. The staff went out of their way to help my family and I find much - needed rooms for an extended period of time. Not only is this a lovely hotel that is within walking distance of anything you might need, the customer service is unbeatable ... Read more
from Knoxville, TN, United States
Submitted on 29-08-2016
When you come in at the end of the day after working for 8 hours and driving on I-40 you find your room has not been cleaned and when you call the desk, you are told "we don't clean rooms everyday" WTH
from Anderson, Indiana
Submitted on 30-08-2016
We where very very happy with the facility and hospitality of everyone at this location. Everyone meet us with great attention. All of our needs and requests met promptly. We will stay again if the need is ever there
from Salisbury, Maryland
Submitted on 01-09-2016
We booked on the phone and were not given the full price plus extras as requested. Said on site parking when booked but was valet parking only at an extra $10.00 per night. Hotel was in a poor section of Knoxville so leaving the vehicle was not ideal. Rooms were noisy with heavily closing doors on all rooms and overall experience was disappointing for the price. We picked the hotel for the convenient location to the hospital. Check-in and check-out (no express) was met with lukewarm mediocri... Read more
from Knoxville, United States
Submitted on 06-09-2016
Great location for anyone visiting the University of Tennessee, Downtown Knoxville, or surrounding area. Construction is terrible on Cumberland Ave. but hopefully will be complete soon. Hotel was very clean. Staff were friendly. Everyone of the Valet parking gentlemen were excellent. I will definitely stay here again.
from Raleigh, NC
Submitted on 09-09-2016
The staff is always so helpful about directions. The valet is an extra $10. But worth not having to find a place to park so near campus and Cumberland Ave is a mess. The guys are quick to retrieve the car when needed. Very friendly and polite.
from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Usa
Submitted on 14-09-2016
Hotel General Manager Larry Goings is a hands on manager that takes charge of issues and resolves in a fair and timely manner. The $10 valet charge is a real bargain as ballgame parking can be as high as $ 40.00 . The hotel also has a van to take you anywhere within three miles and comes back and get you. Security is present 24 hours a day but I have not seen any problems at this property. Hotel has a nice bar and the burgers are excellent . The valet team led by Shawn are really great. They tre... Read more
from Germantown, Tennessee
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Great location and consistently high quality rooms. I can walk to campus locations and restaurants from the hotel. It's quiet and relatively new. Don't have anything else to add to meet the 200 character minimum - doesn't really encourage a person to write a review.
from Saint Louis, Missouri
Submitted on 18-09-2016
The staff here is absolutely wonderful. So nice to have people remember your name when you are the road as much as I am! The GM checked in with everyone to ensure their stay was going well and their breakfast was delicious! Wish I could remember everyone's name that was so delightful!
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 20-09-2016
It was a great experience, as usual. Has been our favorite hotel since 2012 when our daughter started her freshman year here. We are back again and our youngest son starts his freshman year. Convenient location, friendly staff. Can't really complain except the price goes a little bit on the high end during special events.
from Virginia Beach, VA
Submitted on 20-09-2016
Everything was fantastic at the hotel from check-in, valet, breakfast, and sleep! Had a small issue with the shower being lukewarm, but it wasn't a big deal. It was difficult to locate the entrance due to construction and it was over-priced, but it was sold out, so what do you do? :)
from Franklin, Tennessee
Submitted on 21-09-2016
HGI University was a good hotel with only two complaints. First, they must valet your car because they have no surface parking. This is difficult in a college town where guests are back and forth to meals, events, moving students in and out of dorms or apartments, and running errands. Second, the cost per night was rather high for a non-conference football weekend.
from Memphis, Tennessee
Submitted on 22-09-2016
Wonderful staff and beautiful rooms! Great stay! We went for the University of Tennessee football game and stayed at the Hilton since it was so close to the campus. We were within walking distance of everything!!
from Memphis, United States
Submitted on 22-09-2016
This is the best hotel to stay at if your are doing anything involved with the The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. You can't beat the location. The valet parks your car and you don't need it again until you leave to go home. The is the only hotel that my stays at while visiting our daughter. Just remember that you need to make your reservations early on football weekends.
from Collierville, United States
Submitted on 26-09-2016
The hotel is very modern and has an excellent staff. It is in a great location for ballgames or University of Tennessee visits. You can walk to to restaurants and bars. The hotel offers a shuttle for a two mile radius which includes the downtown area
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 27-09-2016
This hotel looked and felt new. Located at the edge of the middle of the University of Tennessee campus, it is very convenient for meetings and events there. I had a King room on an upper floor and found it spacious and clean. In addition to the King size bed, there was a cushy lounge chair, a desk, a cabinet with a microwave and small refrigerator. The bathroom had a single sink and a large walk-in shower. There is no safe in the room. The free WiFi in my room was reasonably fast enough ... Read more
from Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Submitted on 06-10-2016
Wouldn't send up towels. We just needed one more and they wouldn't send it up. Check in and check out staff rude. The valets were nice. I will never stay again. I don't know what else to say. I don't recommend it to anyone.
from Knoxville, United States
Submitted on 09-10-2016
Hotel staff attitude needs improvement. The lady I talked to when I called was curt and condescending. Any time I walked in the front door, I was not greeted. To be fair, there are large columns and the front desk does sit back and kind of behind these columns. The rooms make great use of space but it is hard to maneuver in room. I was glad I was the only one in the room or it would have been worse. The valets were the shining stars - VERY friendly, helpful and efficient.
from nashville
Submitted on 10-10-2016
The bathroom doors are see through and are not made to close completely. Whoever signed off on this bathroom design should be fired. If you are traveling with anyone you don't know very well, this room will take care of that. There is only valet parking so you have no access to your car. To recap, your car has complete privacy. You have none.
from Piperton
Submitted on 16-10-2016
Very clean and comfortable room. Great hotel and very convenient. The only thing lacking was the breakfast. It was too expensive for what little it offered. Most hotels these days give breakfast free. We had to search to find anyone to pay for it when we were finished. The second morning we ate at the McDonalds right outside the front door and we're much happier. But the hotel itself was great.
Submitted on 17-10-2016
There are some pluses. Very conveniently located to the University of Tennessee. Decent breakfast in the morning. Staff tried to be helpful. Unfortunately the negatives make this a place I would not recommend. The bed was terrible. Really third rate for this hotel. The price was outrageous even for a game day. The hotel was mediocre not up to even Hampton standards. Even though we booked four months in advance we were given the worst room in the hotel which is wrapped around the elevator. If yo... Read more
Submitted on 17-10-2016
no hot water. makes you feel sleepy and dirty when going to your next designation. could not wait to get there and use hot water. we did. was not a hilton. was shocked when we called the front desk and the y said we were going to call you. it was getting near check out. went downstairs to check out and mentioned it again. never mentioned the 100% satisfaction or even offered a credit of any kind to us. i expect more from a high end chain like this. thank you jerry
from Jackson, New Hampshire
Submitted on 17-10-2016
The experience with this hotel was disheartening. Our stay was absolutely miserable. The staff was not friendly, the parking was very not convenient and the prices were over the top for all the inconviences.
from Nolensville, Tennessee
Submitted on 18-10-2016
If staying here, you better hope you don't have to deal with the rude, very unprofessional manager. Convenient location but expect Hilton to take advantage of escalating their rates during football season.
from Memphis, Tennessee
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Staff is friendly. Hotel is modern and up to date. The location is walking distance to the University. Great location for business and it is centrally located. Valet service guys are great. You can walk to restaurants and campus
from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Usa
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Have stayed at this hotel many times for football games. It is the closest to the stadium. They charged for valet parking but Mr. Bowman and his staff are great. They do a really good breakfast on the weekends too. Ask for odd numbers rooms as they face the strip which is great for people watching.
from Nashville, United States
Submitted on 20-10-2016
The front desk agent at check in was not friendly. I don't recall her smiling or giving me any kind of warm greeting. She placed my license on the table even though I handed it to her. She also placed my room keys on the table instead of handing them to me. The room smelled musty and felt damp. Upon check out, the front desk agent did not ask how my stay went. He also had the same unfriendly demeanor as the woman who checked me into the hotel.
Submitted on 23-10-2016
Difficult to get to it because of road construction. No body told us that there was no option for parking expect valet parking which was 10 dollars a night. The room was not that clean. The front desk was not that helpful.
from Tuscaloosa, United States
Submitted on 24-10-2016
Front desk staff unprofessional. Placed into room next to elevators and asked to be moved. Not pleasant response. Server at breakfast not good, presented check with tip line already completed. Reported to front desk. Went to room to pack, came down to check out and was told server wanted to speak to me. I declined. Server followed me to valet and I asked her to leave. She began to defend the check in front of valet, my child, other guests.
from Knoxville, Tennessee
Submitted on 25-10-2016
Room was nice staff very friendly at check in. Reservations staff very helpful & helped with our accommodations. Breakfast issues really turned me off. Breafast staff not aware of what clients are told that icluding breakfast is an option.Very disappointed.
from Tennessee, United States
Submitted on 31-10-2016
Nice comfortable hotel. Valet and Reception VERY far below Hilton Standards. Not helpful and quite indifferent. Would be a good hotel with proper staff and training. Breakfast was pleasant experience.
Submitted on 03-11-2016
The hotel is essentially on campus and walking distance to everything on campus. It's pretty new and clean. My room was tight but it worked. There was a microwave and mini fridge. The bathroom was modern with an opaque sliding door and a big shower (no tub) with glass door. The street noise required me to turn on the sound machine on my phone. The service of the staff was average. No one was rude but they just weren't anything more than average. The valet did ask if he should pull the car around... Read more
from Hephzibah, United States
Submitted on 05-11-2016
We screwed up our online reservation and made it for Sat. instead of Fri. They gave us the Sat. online rate which was abt $60 less. The staff was wonderful. The valet went to the desk with us to help resolve the issue and the desk clerk immediately went to the manager. Great service.
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 12-11-2016
Close to stadium and circle park! Gus's and Copper Cellar are just around the corner. Great location for game day. Don't expect privacy, bathroom doors slide and don't stay shut. Mentioned this to the staff but didn't seem to care and apparently all rooms are like this.
from Knoxville, United States
Submitted on 12-11-2016
We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. The hotel is in a great location close to the campus, restaurants, drug stores and downtown. We will definitely be back when we are in the Knoxville area.
from Memphis, United States
Submitted on 15-11-2016
The staff was super nice, the location was great since we were there for a University of Tennessee football game. The room was very nice, but a little small. It even included a hot breakfast in addition to the regular free breakfast that is offered at many hotels.
from Nashville, Tennessee
Submitted on 20-11-2016
Fox News Channel 205 was blocked. No ice machine. No blanket. The morning valet sat inside and checked his cell phone. The older valet on check in was awesome. The hotel has a cheap feel. The Hilton on Church is worth the small $$ difference.
from Tampa, Florida
Submitted on 21-11-2016
Rates are changed a will, without notice! $190 increase in one night, since there was a football game at the college. They don't care about their customers it seem, seems like money is the driving force here
from Florida
Submitted on 30-11-2016
We stayed here because of the its location to UTK campus while visiting our son. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were ok, could have been a little cleaner and parking is a problem. Also, due to the road construction it was very difficult to get around.
from Nashville, Tennessee
Submitted on 01-12-2016
We've stayed here the past couple of years during trips to UTCVM for CE meetings and it's always worked out great. It's within walking distance to the school and to lots of restaurants and bars so once you park the car it's easy to get around without it. But if you need the car at any point during the stay they'll run and grab it for you quickly.