Motel 6 Knoxville North

5640 Merchants Center BoulevardKnoxville37912USA
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About Motel 6 Knoxville North

Experience Knoxville, Tennessee on a budget at Motel 6 Knoxville North.  This no frills chain motel offers simple discount lodgings beside Interstate 75 in the city’s northern suburbs. Located one mile from Knoxville Expo Center, it also boasts free parking.

Bright, unpretentious rooms with en suite bathrooms feature air-conditioning, free local calls, desks and cable TVs with free expanded channels. Rooms with accessibility features are offered too.

Facilities include a 24-hour reception, vending machines and paid Wi-Fi throughout. Children can stay free and pets are allowed.

Morning coffee is complimentary. Eateries located within one mile include Chinese, seafood and steakhouse restaurants plus diners and pubs serving food.

Motel 6 Knoxville North is about five miles from the landmark Sunsphere observation tower in downtown. About 15 minutes’ drive away, shopaholics can enjoy retail therapy at West Town Mall. Zoo Knoxville is about ten miles away. The beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park is about 40 miles away.


5640 Merchants Center Boulevard, Knoxville, TN, 37912, USA
Telephone: +1(865)6897100 | Fax: +1(865)6897974 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Simple rooms were easy on the wallet

The unpretentious rooms were reportedly simple but many guests said they had all the essentials for a shorter stay on a budget. Those prioritizing affordability were upbeat about the wallet-friendly room rates, which prompted many to say they got reasonable value for money.

Handy roadside location north of downtown

Visitors were glad there were handy amenities in the surrounding area such as convenience stores, filling stations and bus stops. The free parking appealed to motorists as did the easy access to Interstate 75, making it simple to get to downtown Knoxville plus beauty spots, golf courses, local attractions and shopping centres. Furthermore, there was a wide choice of dining options in the neighbourhood to suit all tastes.

Upbeat about customer service

Many reviewers were pleased with the friendly customer service that was provided by an attentive and helpful team of employees. Animal lovers were pleased about the pet-friendly policy.

Negative Reviews

Maintenance issues reported

Critics sometimes took issue with maintenance standards in certain rooms, claiming they looked slightly run down or had a dated feel. There were reports of damaged locks, worn carpets, tired-looking furniture, aging TVs, cigarette burns and sunken mattresses.

Unpopular charges for Wi-Fi

Guests were pleased there was Wi-Fi access at this motel. Nevertheless, it came as a disappointment to many that they had to stump up a small additional fee in order to use it.

Occasional claims of cleanliness issues

Although plenty of travellers were satisfied with the cleanliness standards at this property, others were less impressed. It was claimed several rooms had problems like stained bedding, unsatisfactorily cleaned bedroom floors and bathrooms, litter under the beds and lingering smoky smells. There were also occasional claims that pest control measures could have been improved.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 627 reviews across the web
5.6 /10
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5.6 out of 10 based on 627 reviews