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La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Central Papermill

La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Central Papermill is pet friendly! Two dogs of any size are welcome for no additional fee.
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    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
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There is a brand new hotel in Knoxville, TN and it's under a brand you can trust. This new addition to the La Quinta family is in the heart of West Knoxville. The La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Central Papermill hotel is located just minutes from major corporate offices such as Pilot-Flying J, Bush Brothers and Tennessee Valley Authority! This state-of-the-art hotel features spacious guest rooms with pillow top mattresses. If you're traveling with your family, you may opt for a room with two beds. Or, if you're here by yourself on business, why not book a room with a plush, king-sized bed so you can stretch out and relax. Special in room amenities highlight your experience. There is free high-speed Internet access, microwaves and refrigerators, 39" Flat Panel HDTVs and free local calls are standard in every room. Whether you are staying with us for business or pleasure, take time to relax and enjoy our swimming pool, business center, wireless internet access in all public areas and our fitness center.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Central Papermill has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place, and follows the Count on Us (Wyndham) cleanliness and sanitization policy. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay and sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Cashless payment is available. Each room has a 24-hour gap period between stays, and hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Central Papermill has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 110 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 782 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Daniel
    May. 12, 2021
    Top Notch..Dog Friendly

    Clean, Well mainained. Plenty of outside space for Fido.

  • Madilyn zeta
    May. 11, 2021
    Nice Warm Breakfast but left out in the cold with parking

    Could use restocking of poop bags. Warm breakfast was nice. No parking spots as numerous truckers park their 18 wheelers taking up strips of parking spots at a time. Fairly close to food options so that was nice.

  • Amy
    May. 11, 2021
    Great Location and 5 mile walking trail

    If you are traveling with dogs this place is great. The hotel is right next to a city maintained 5 mile walking trail. After 9 hours in the car we needed this trail and then before we left for the morning it was great to get in a long walk. The hotel was clean and they served a hot breakfast that wasn't bad. It was a little noisy with people and other dogs, overall great!! We are staying again on the trip back.

  • Pam
    May. 9, 2021
    Not sure it was worth it.

    Just ok. Grass was very long and unkept. Breakfast food under cooked. Headboard wasn't cleaned very well, made us wonder about other areas.

    Way over priced considering everything.

    We were so tired from our travels, so the bed was comfortable, nice shower, and so very grateful that our fur-babies were welcomed (without the additional fees).

    Just expected better based on other La Quintas we've stayed at.

  • Cheryl
    May. 1, 2021
    Very clean and comfy

    My dogs and I enjoyed everything except being awoken at 6am by noise in the hall.

  • Joseph
    Apr. 26, 2021
    Location is good

    Room was not clean, we found a paper cup in a corner and cue tips in another.

  • Audra
    Apr. 12, 2021

    A little hard to get to in the dark at night but we figured it out. Rooms were nice.

  • Lara
    Mar. 30, 2021
    Adequate room, great breakfast offering

    We arrived here after several hours of driving in severe rain storms and the place was hopping. The room was adequate, nothing fancy and located on the first floor. My pup has never been in a hotel before so every noise was a distraction, but I found some good residential area behind the hotel and across the street to walk him. They provided individual brown bags for breakfast with hot bagel sandwiches and hash browns; a real upgrade from the typical offerings.

  • Kirstin
    Mar. 26, 2021

    Fine for a night, but was not the cleanest hotel I’ve stayed in. Please dust around the tv and repaint.

  • Geoff
    Mar. 8, 2021
    Clean updated rooms

    Loved our stay at the La Quinta Inn. Great rate. No added pet fee. Clean updated rooms. Comfortable beds. Great breakfast burrito. Definitely recommend.

  • Natalie
    Mar. 7, 2021
    Perfect for a quick stay

    Hotel was clean, room is good. Had tile floors versus carpet (at least our room on the 2nd floor did) so recommend you bring pet bed or something to lay on. Grab and go breakfast bar in the morning...yogurt, orange juice, and granola bars. Little green strip in the back for pet relief. Pet relief stations were right by the hotel doors and stocked! Worked out great for us!

  • Jay
    Mar. 2, 2021
    Great stay

    was a great stay. room was clean.

  • Susan
    Feb. 20, 2021
    In Need of TLC

    Halls dingy, room dingy, bathroom ok. Location is good, just off the highway. Would not rebook this hotel.

  • Sautuen
    Feb. 17, 2021
    Great location right off interstate

    Room clean. Got a good night's rest.

  • Janet
    Feb. 1, 2021
    Nice rooms

    Rooms are nice Bringing a dog, I wish there was a nicer green space. A small strip at the back parking lot is all!

  • Rose
    Jan. 31, 2021
    Perfect for a quick stay.

    Just off of I75. Clean and quiet at very affordable price.

  • Deb
    Jan. 28, 2021
    Okay, inexpensive

    The room was clean and the bed was fairly comfortable but I personally don't care for the tile floors. Whenever my big dog walked around during the night, her nails clicking on the floor woke me. Pretty basic, nothing to complain or rave about. No additional pet fee.

  • Christina
    Jan. 1, 2021
    Comfortable and clean

    Wonderful, super clean!

  • Tara
    Dec. 31, 2020
    Great location

    Easy access off the highway and plenty of doggy areas for roaming. Rooms were clean and spacious. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Rhonda
    Dec. 29, 2020

    They were doing renovations at night on the second floor of the same floor my puppies and I were staying. My older puppy was barking every hour on the hour from the slight bit of any noise she heard. Not happy...

  • Ashli
    Nov. 29, 2020
    Knoxville Stay

    Hotel was clean and convenient for our travel.

  • Marni
    Nov. 21, 2020
    La Never Again

    Toilet ran all night. Sink and tub had very slow drain. No one seems to clean up after their dog. Not very clean for pandemic times.

  • Tammy
    Nov. 21, 2020
    Beautiful and Clean

    Great place for your pup. Super clean and newer. Convenient area for potty breaks. Definitely stay here again!!

  • John
    Nov. 20, 2020

    Average stay

  • Charles
    Nov. 18, 2020
    Great perks

    No pet fee. Hot breakfast. Easy check in. Wonderful experience.

  • Robert
    Nov. 15, 2020
    La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Central Papermill

    Two different nights, both rooms were clean and smoke free, good beds and pillows. Enough green aera to walk dogs

  • Marilyn
    Nov. 12, 2020
    Great Place !!!

    We spend the night here with our dogs several times a year. At this time this La Quinta still takes big dogs. Sadly, some of the others have stopped doing so.

  • Becky
    Nov. 1, 2020
    Convenient but not clean

    The location was great, but there was dog hair all over the carpet like it hadn’t been vacuumed recently and dirt on the hard surfaces.

  • Sarah
    Oct. 17, 2020
    Great pet friendly hotel!

    COVID friendly breakfast and lots of grass around the hotel for potty breaks!

  • Rachel
    Sep. 29, 2020
    Comfortable Room

    The room and bed was comfortable, however the power went out in the entire building for 3 hours. The establishment never acknowledged that or offered any compensation.

  • Jose
    Sep. 13, 2020
    Good human breakfast !

    Most places are only offer to go bag breakfast if any breakfast all during these COVID days. Breakfast here was actual an hot breakfast with eggs, sausage , bacon, biscuits and gravy! Lots of other friendly pet owners saying hello to one another

  • Lauren
    Aug. 25, 2020
    Nice experience

    Great location. Big room with lots of space. Clean but some disinfectant smell. A can opener for dog food would have been helpful...had to try 2 convenience stores to find one when mine was broken.

  • Christine
    Jul. 3, 2020
    Great service, very helpful people

    Beautiful location

  • Marcus
    Jun. 27, 2020
    Guest Review

  • Arlene
    Jun. 26, 2020
    Dog Friendly

    Nice clean hotel to stay with pets. Lots of grass for dogs to potty.

  • Kathryn
    Jun. 11, 2020
    Lots of space to walk dog

    Older hotel. I’ve stayed here a couple of times with my dachshund. The room was clean and quiet. The staff very friendly. Lots of great space to walk my dog! Definitely recommend.

  • Kevin
    Jun. 10, 2020
    Walking distance to two dog friendly restaurants

    Plenty of dog bags, friendly staff, walking distance to two pet friendly patios at local restaurants (Tacos 4 Life and Purple Cow).

  • Kelly
    May. 20, 2020
    Great location

    Friendly staff. Great location. Our room was very close to exit making it easy to take our pups out for walks and potty breaks.

  • Paul
    Apr. 1, 2020
    Nice clean location close to I 75

    we found this to be a nice clean location with friendly staff and conveniently located to I75 in Knoxville.

  • Douglas
    Mar. 30, 2020
    Guest Review

    under present condition, staff was pleasant, welcoming and informative. Would stay there again.

  • Joretta
    Mar. 6, 2020
    easy on easy off

    This hotel was an easy on easy off the highway. It was incredibly clean. The parking lot was well lit. I even felt comfortable enough to run with my dogs in the parking lot after a long day's drive. The staff was welcoming and friendly. The breakfast was plentiful and hot. There was a variety of foods to choose from to fit the needs of all travelers. I will definitely use this hotel again on my travels.

  • Marianne
    Mar. 6, 2020
    Decent Place to Bring Fido

    We’ve stayed at this LaQuinta outside of Knoxville three times in the past year for two reasons; 1) it’s location on our route to and from Miami, FL and 2) we can bring our golden doodle, Mullie. The hotel is getting a little tired, chips in the sink, tub and furniture but the room is always clean. The reception staff are generally not super friendly and on our last time through gave us bad information. The gentleman who checked us in told us that breakfast stopped serving at 9:00 so we raced down before it closed only to learn it closed at 9:30. We will probably stay again for the two reasons mentioned previously.

  • Jane
    Feb. 26, 2020
    Great overnight stay

    We stayed here on our way back from Florida. It was clean, comfortable, and quiet. The breakfast was great! Very happy with this dog friendly hotel.

  • Steve
    Jan. 26, 2020
    Great stay

    Nice place to stay. Comfy bed, large room, good complimentary breakfast, great for pets. Will definitely stay here again if need arises.

  • Daniel
    Jan. 13, 2020
    Knoxville, TN

    Perfect stay always !!

  • Nancy
    Jan. 4, 2020
    Hotel was good, other guests were not

    Clean, friendly, fast check in. Room was updated. No smells, clean. Very good pet friendly hotel. The other guests in our area were loud way late into the night, causing my dog to bark. Driving for 12 hours and not being able to sleep because of others sucked.

  • Patty
    Jan. 3, 2020
    We loved it!

    This is the nicest, very dog friendly, motel that we ever stayed in! Very easy to find, right off the interstate. Good breakfast, too!

  • Jamie
    Jan. 1, 2020
    Best La Quinta so far

    This is a great place to stay! Lots of grass, very private, & the poop bag dispenser was freshly filled and one was placed at every door. We stayed on New Years Eve because we were on a cross country holiday road trip. The bed were comfy, the room was very clean, staff was friendly, & the thermostat actually worked. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Araceli
    Dec. 22, 2019
    Clean room & very friendly service

    We had a great stay! Nice clean room & everyone was very helpful & friendly.

  • Joseph
    Dec. 21, 2019
    Exceeded expectations!

    Clean rooms, friendly staff, comfy beds. Not sure what more I could have asked for from an overnight stop on our way north. Just great

  • Kathy
    Dec. 3, 2019

    It was very clean.

  • Lisa
    Dec. 1, 2019
    Great place

    This place was packed with dogs and their parents, but he was really well organised so there was no noise and no mess.

  • Kevin
    Nov. 11, 2019
    Reliably clean and close to 75

    Very satisfied.

  • Jon
    Nov. 6, 2019
    Perfect room

    Our room was large which is much better when traveling with a large dog. The hotel has a walking trail right outside the front door. Everything was clean. and attractive.

  • Kimberley
    Oct. 31, 2019
    Clean, good location, great customer service

    Nice La Quinta. good location near places to eat and facility was clean. No pet fee!!! Did drive to Lakefront Park a few miles towards the river to run our pup. Great customer service at check in. Nice breakfast with standard La Quinta choices.

  • Carol
    Oct. 31, 2019

    Outstanding service, cleanliness!! Highly recommend.

  • Rhonda
    Oct. 28, 2019
    Knoxville TN La Quinta

    Excellent front desk assistance, clean room, and a nice area for dog business.

  • Teresa
    Oct. 21, 2019
    I reccomend

    Nice clean rooms with a friendly staff. I've really come to appreciate a clean room while traveling with my chihuahuas.

  • Paul
    Oct. 15, 2019
    First Floor Access

    We had a first floor room. It wasn’t far from the door out to the car. Good staff. Good coffee. No pet fees. Close to the freeway. Reasonable. I did not take the time to find the dog walking area. There was grass and poo bags. All good.

  • Ronald
    Oct. 13, 2019
    Decent Hotel with Clean Accomodations

    Stayed overnight with 2 cats. The rooms were clean, the area was quiet, and the staff was attentive and polite. It's an older hotel, but well maintained. Will stay there again if in the area.

  • Michael
    Oct. 5, 2019
    great room, plenty space of the dogs, plenty grass outside

  • Sheryl
    Sep. 23, 2019
    Guest Review

    I enjoyed my stay - saw many other happy dogs! Thanks, Finnegan

  • Mandy
    Aug. 23, 2019
    Excellent Refuge From No AC

    Our AC went out unexpectedly and it was nice to have such a welcoming place to go with our two hounds. This hotel welcomes large dogs which was nice. We were also pleased with the fact the put us near an exit door which made it super easy to walk our dogs. There is a great trail near the hotel. There were at least 4 other dogs staying at the hotel the same time as us which was nice. It didn't make us feel so out of place. All of the staff we encountered were receptive to the animals. I would definitely recommend.

  • Rafael
    Aug. 21, 2019
    Location is ok, the problem it’s next to a Red Roof Inn

    Internet reception is poor and the location is ok, the issue it is next to a Red Roof In

  • Valorie
    Aug. 19, 2019
    Great place for us and our pets!

    Great location. Clean! Convenient to UTK and Downtown.

  • Tyler
    Jan. 20, 2019
    Will Be Back

    My husband, labradoodle and I stopped at La Quinta at the end of our first day of our cross country road trip. This was the first time we have taken our doodle to a hotel for an overnight and I was thrilled that they gave us a room that was right near a side entrance so we could quickly and easily take him out to potty. In addition, there is a really nice walking trail attached to the hotel which enabled me to take the doodle for a long walk to tire him out before the long car ride ahead. Continental breakfast was also very good!

  • Emily
    More than a year ago
    great hotel

    This hotel was perfect for my family and 2 dogs! There was plenty of grass areas with poop bags available for potty time. Rooms are large enough for 2 adults, 1 child and 2 dogs. Room also has fridge and microwave which was a huge bonus!! We will definitely stay here again when we visit Knoxville again.

  • Dana Alvarado
    More than a year ago
    What a relief!

    After our horrible experience in a different hotel last night and driving 12 hrs today, arriving here is such a relief. The rooms and clean and comfy, the staff is nice, and we will get some good sleep tonight. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Jennifer
    More than a year ago

    From the moment I walked in the front door it was a pleasant place to stay. Our two bulldogs were welcomed with open arms (rubs and back scratches) and no extra charges! Staff was friendly and knowledgeable, rooms were clean and trendy, breakfast was your typical hot continental breakfast. We didn't use any other facilities such as the weight room or pool but they both looked nice. The beds were comfortable too and that's always a plus when you're away from home!

  • Linda
    Apr. 21, 2018
    Good property

    We found this property to be as anticipated: clean, quiet, and in a good location. They were friendly about our terrier dog and everyone was comfortable and happy. Breakfast was adequate, though I found it interesting and somewhat amusing that there was not a slicer for the bagels, because 'someone had stolen it and it had not been replaced.'

  • Linda
    More than a year ago

    We stayed overnight on 5/28/2017 during the night there was a power outage so the room clock was 15 minutes late. I went to get a bagel and coffee at what I thought was 845 am. The manager Rosemary was very unfriendly when I ask for the bagel when I could see them on a rack next to her. Her response was the food was put away. I feel since the power had been off it would have been considerating if they had remained open that 15 minutes.

    Rosemary was also the one who checked me out again she was snotty.

    Second year in a row we stopped at this hotel. It will be the last.

  • Peggie
    More than a year ago
    Friendly staff, great room

    A very accommodating and professional team at this relatively new property. Hot breakfast included and sweet to the dogs. Only reason I didn't give it 5 bones is that there was some water damage on the ceiling and the entire room wasn't carpeted (an issue for my senior pup) but the shower was great, the room spacious and all in all I would stay there again, with or without my dogs!

  • Teresa
    More than a year ago

    Stayed here for a whole week. My husband is working in Knoxville. This hotel has recently been renovated or built. Love everything. Clean, great decorations great color scheme. Would recommend it for anyone especially for those who need to have a place that will take dogs.

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