Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East Knoxville

7424 Strawberry Plains PikeKnoxville37924USA
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About Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East Knoxville

Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout and free truck parking at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East Knoxville. Occupying low-rise premises off highway I-40 in the eastern outskirts of Knoxville, Tennessee, this budget hotel also features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with hot-tub.

Unpretentious rooms with traditional decor and en suite bathrooms boast air-conditioning, cable televisions, mini-fridges, microwaves, coffee-makers and ironing equipment. Selected rooms add hot-tubs. Spacious suites add living areas. Accessible rooms are available.

Amenities include a business centre, launderette and 24-hour reception. There’s a pet-friendly policy.

A complimentary continental breakfast is included featuring juices, cereals and pastries. Eateries situated within half-a-mile include diners and steakhouses plus Italian, fast food and Chinese restaurants.

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East Knoxville is roughly 15 minutes’ drive from the University of Tennessee’s downtown campus and about 50 minutes from Gatlinburg, gateway to the scenic Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Smokies Stadium is ten miles away for baseball games. McGhee Tyson Airport is 24 miles away.


7424 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37924, USA
Telephone: +1(865)9321217 | Fax: +1(865)9321856 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Popular rooms and shared facilities

The simple rooms were reportedly well-cleaned and more than adequately tidy and comfy for a quick stay. Guests often welcomed the way the rooms were well-equipped with mini-fridges, microwaves, ironing equipment, reliable showers and free Roadside location near handy amenitiesWi-Fi as standard. The outdoor swimming pool and hot-tub were a pleasant bonus. Budget-minded visitors commented that they got decent bang for their buck as the room rates were normally reasonable for the area.

Roadside location near handy amenities

This hotel's out-of-town location off interstate 40 on the eastern approach to Knoxville, Tennessee appealed to reviewers as there were handy amenities like petrol stations, convenience stores and roadside eateries in the vicinity. Drivers loved the free parking and said they enjoyed uncomplicated access to downtown Knoxville, universities, shopping malls, sports venues, beauty spots and the airport.

Great customer service and free breakfast

Travellers overwhelmingly said they dealt with friendly and welcoming members of staff who seemed happy to help guests have pleasant stay. Guests also mentioned that employees usually had good local knowledge. The complimentary continental breakfast was a simple but tasty and convenient way to start the day, according to many reviewers. Animal owners loved the pet-friendly policy.

Negative Reviews

Guests noted flaws in several rooms

Pet smells and musty odours proved to be off-putting for travellers in certain rooms. There were also claims that the en suite bathrooms were pretty small.

Minor cleanliness grumbles

Stained bedding plus carpets and bathrooms that could have done with a deeper clean were among the minor cleanliness issues encountered by visitors in some rooms.

Calls for rooms to be updated

Some critics claimed their rooms were slightly rundown and would have benefitted from further modernization in order to tackle maintenance issues such as aging furniture, cigarette burns, outdated decor, tired-looking mattresses and old TVs.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1079 reviews across the web
6.6 /10
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6.6 out of 10 based on 1079 reviews