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Holiday Inn Express Knoxville Strawberry Plains

Holiday Inn Express Knoxville Strawberry Plains welcomes two pets up to 75 lbs for an additional fee of $35 per pet, per night. Both dogs and cats are allowed. There is a designated pet relief area on the property.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Leisure guests appreciate that this Holiday Inn Express is just a short distance from the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Knoxville Zoo and Neyland Stadium. Bordering Strawberry Plains, hotel's location is a 30-minute drive from Dollywood and the Great Smoky Mountains. Guests can catch a Volunteer football game at the University of Tennessee, since it's so close to the hotel. Visitors can also enjoy access to our 24-hour Business Center with copy, print and fax services, as well as our free high-speed, wireless Internet access.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Holiday Inn Express Knoxville Strawberry Plains has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place, and follows the Clean Promise (IHG) 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. Contactless check-in and check-out are available. 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
  • RV / Trailer Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Holiday Inn Express Knoxville Strawberry Plains has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 24 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 317 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Jerry
    Aug. 11, 2022
    They did not honor our reservation

    We were driving to Knoxville on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in the late evening. We had earlier confirmed directly with the hotel that we had a reservation. At 1pm we spoke to the hotel: they told us that they were overbooked by 10 rooms, and that since we were ONLY an IHG club member status we could not have our reserved room, that was their POLICY. We were told we had a reservation but no room. This has never happened to us before. When I spoke to the manager they indicated a mistake was made. Somebody was lying. We will never stay at a Holiday Inn again because of this experience. This hotel left us stranded in the middle of the night with no room and two dogs. TERRIBLE.

  • Julia
    Jul. 12, 2022
    Everything was great!

    We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Excellent service, tons of space to take your dog outside, very clean, right off the highway, lots of breakfast food offered! Made our cross country road trip so much easier!

  • Kristina
    Mar. 17, 2022
    Nice place

    Very clean.

  • Lynn
    Mar. 6, 2022
    Nice stay

    Check in was quick and easy. We had a very clean room on the first floor. I would stay again.

  • Kim
    May. 10, 2021
    Nice location off the highway

    Good amount of grassy area to walk our dog. Potty bags and dedicated garbage can for waste.

  • Steven
    May. 5, 2021
    Perfect for travel with our dog

    We usually stop for the night at Asheville or Knoxville when traveling to see our daughter. This place was very clean, and did not give our dog a second look when we walked through the lobby a few times. Breakfast was included, but thanks to covid was wrapped or packaged items. The only downside (if you want to call it that) for us was that we were on the third floor, and our dog is not fond of elevators. There was lots of grassy area around the back of the parking lot and hotel.

  • Joan
    Apr. 8, 2021
    Good green space

    Beds good, clean accommodations. Very good for the dog.

  • Brenda
    Feb. 10, 2021
    Great stop over

    This was a great stay. After reading reviews of our options in the area, I chose here because of the good reviews. We were not disappointed!
    Easy off the interstate. Very clean outside as well as inside. We had plenty of area to walk our car cooped up Labrador which was nice. They even have poop bags.
    The beds were comfortable and everything was clean.
    I know it’s a small pleasure but they had hooks that you could hang your purse and dog lead on. I thought it was a really nice extra touch!
    I felt very comfortable walking after dark by myself, and it was worth a few dollars extra to get the added warm fuzzy of good area and clean room.

  • Asa
    Dec. 19, 2020
    Great location

    Clean and comfortable,

  • Jolene
    Nov. 14, 2020
    All around good experience

    Room was nice and staff was friendly

  • Grant
    Feb. 27, 2020
    Great Stay

    The concierge was very helpful. My dog was anxious because it was his first time staying in a hotel, but the complimentary dog treats helped!

  • Laura
    Feb. 16, 2020
    Best stay we have ever had!

    I don’t normally leave notes but I cannot not after our stay. We were greeted with smiles and love from the moment I walked in the door. We had a first floor room which was a request and I was so happy to have it fulfilled. The staff was the most friendly dog family I’ve ever been in contact with!!! We were never treated as an inconvenience which has happened at other places! This dog friendly staff should be commended! They tell stories about their favorite days of watching pups so the humans can have dinner and it’s their FAVORITE part of their job! I even sent an email to the corporate office over my fantastic stay. It’s was quiet never heard another dog. (I asked when I left. There were 25 in hotel that night). Super clean. Great eats around for dog friendly restaurants. I can’t say enough good things about our stay. Very roomy for hotel. I almost don’t want to leave this review so we don’t let this secret out!

  • Theresa
    Nov. 4, 2019
    Easy access and great accommodations!

    So happy with our stay here and the pet fee was only $35. Very nice rooms with great breakfast. So pet friendly!

  • Larry
    Oct. 31, 2019
    The best pet friendly hotel yet!

    I’ve always loved Holiday Inn Express hotels whether I travel with my pet or not. This is the best HIE I’ve ever stayed at. Clean, friendly and very comfortable. Big user friendly bathrooms, USB jacks next to the bed, big TV’s and very clean and quiet. Thank you.

  • Beth
    Sep. 10, 2019
    Highly dog friendly

    It’s a lovely facility and the staff truly love dogs. They made my shy puppy feel comfortable! There were plentiful areas for walking as well. And the bin of treats by the front desk made my dog’s day! Now if they could only limit the number of drunk UT fans hanging around the lobby at 1:00 AM on a Saturday!

  • Jaymie
    Aug. 26, 2019
    Wonderful hospitality for humans and dogs!

    I've stayed at this Holiday Inn twice and both times were excellent experiences. The manager loves dogs and has a giant tin of treats for all the furry guests. Rooms are clean and spacious. Lots of green areas for walks and potty breaks. Plus across the street is a restaurant, Aubrey's, that has a great menu and patio and welcomes dogs.

  • Robin
    Jul. 31, 2019
    Clean and comfy...pup friendly too!!

    We chose this hotel due to favorable reviews on this site. Traveling with two kids and a puppy from NOLA to DC and needing a place to sleep, this was a perfect stop. Clean and pet friendly. Newly remodeled too. Kids of course loved the pancake maker with the window to see the pancakes being made. Little touches go a long way with kids!

    We did call to confirm availability for a pet. Online rate was honored as well. If a road trip finds us around Knoxville in the future, we would definitely stay here again for the night.

  • Pamela
    Jan. 21, 2019
    Easy access from I-40; good location

    The staff was very friendly and welcoming. With two dogs in tow, I was a little disappointed that our room was on the second floor, however, it was right around the corner from the elevator. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. Location is right off I-40 and there are several restaurants and gas stations nearby.

  • Breck
    More than a year ago
    nice place to stay

    The hotel staff were all very nice and welcoming to us and our dog. Nice quiet rooms with comfortable beds. Would definitely stay here again.

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