Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus Cedar Bluff Inn
Just 15 minutes from downtown Knoxville, the Best Western Plus Cedar Bluff Inn boasts extra-spacious guest rooms and lots of amenities, including a seasonal outdoor pool. Mornings get off to a good start with a complimentary hot breakfast featuring eggs, waffles, and biscuits.
- In-room amenities: 37-inch flat screen TV with Showtime, microwave and refrigerator, and free newspapers
- Award winner: Best Western Plus Cedar Bluff Inn received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and 2014; guests praised the helpful staff and clean guest rooms.
- Fit in a workout at the 24-hour fitness center, which is stocked with cardio and weight machines. Guests also get free passes to the nearby Rush Fitness Complex.
- Go shopping at Turkey Creek or West Town Mall. Both shopping complexes are within a 10-minute drive of the hotel.
Knoxville, Tennessee: College Town near the Great Smoky Mountains
A gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee, Knoxville may be best known as the home of the University of Tennessee’s flagship campus—and with it, the Tennessee Volunteers sports teams. Neyland Stadium—a beast that can hold up to 100,000 fans—is home base for the school’s storied football program, which has won six national championships. The women’s basketball team, for its part, has won eight national championships. It’s largely thanks to the Lady Vols’ success that Knoxville was chosen as the site of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
But there’s more to Knoxville than college sports. The city’s most recognizable landmark is probably the giant, shimmering golden ball known as the Sunsphere, which was built for the 1982 World’s Fair. Head downtown to find some of the city’s best dining and shopping opportunities in Market Square. A few blocks away, the opulent Tennessee Theatre hosts visiting musical acts, touring Broadway shows, and screenings of classic films.