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Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road

1315 Kirby Rd, Knoxville, TN 37909-2850
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#64 of 98 hotels in Knoxville
Centrally located, Red Roof Knoxville Central is convenient to so many Knoxville attractions, yet its quiet suburban location is restful and relaxing. If you’re here on business, downtown Knoxville and University of Tennessee are both just 5 minutes away. West Town Mall, Knoxville Convention Center, U of Tennessee Medical Center, Neyland Stadium, Lakeshore Park, and Knoxville Racquet Club are also nearby. The Army Reserve Base and Tennessee National Guard facilities are also close by. If you’re interested in visiting the Smoky Mountains, it’s a pleasant drive of less than an hour. Conveniently located near I40, exit 383, Red Roof Knoxville Central has great shopping just around the corner, and a number of great restaurants within a half mile.Red Roof Knoxville Central features a business center, interior corridors, free hot breakfast featuring eggs and sausage, flat screen TVS, a free fitness facility, a coin laundry, free high speed wireless internet, a sparkling seasonal pool (open May through September), and free on-site parking and motorcoach parking. Our guest rooms feature spacious sitting areas, custom furnishings, overstuffed chairs and sofas, and dedicated workspaces. You’ll also enjoy cable TV, data ports, hair dryers, in-room coffee makers, and irons and ironing boards in all rooms. Selected rooms also offer microfridges and microwaves. Experience our complimentary coffeehouse –style coffee and tea, as well as our dining delivery service and free morning newspapers. One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Jessica T wrote a review Jan 2021
Eureka Springs, Arkansas1 contribution1 helpful vote
On Christmas night I was traveling from TX to VA. A snowstorm hit and I needed to retire for the night. I hopped on Priceline and grabbed the nearest 3 star place. When I arrived, none of the lights were on. That was a little concerning, for sure. When I get inside, there's a line and it appears that the power is out. When I get the front, the man behind the desk let's me know he can't check me in because of the power outage. I have a receipt, I have a phone with internet capability, I can even call Priceline for him to confirm my payment. But they won't check me in. There was another group that *were* checked in because they didn't use Priceline. I don't get it. I paid for a room. Use a hotspot. Check people in. It's 22 degrees outside. So I decide to try and wait it out and sleep in my backseat, hoping to get a room at some point. Welp, never happened. Woke up shivering in my backseat and decided to drive a few more mile north. I have zero experience driving in the snow, but there were fewer cars at 1:00 am. This really was a terrible experience.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Tish Terry, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road
Responded 4 Jan 2021
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please know that we value you as our guest and appreciate your business. Thank you for sharing your concerns.
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Star wrote a review Jul 2020
Knoxville, Tennessee1 contribution1 helpful vote
I just HAD to write a review due to the kindness and cleanliness of this hotel.. because of Covid me and my husband have been quarantined and every weekend we book a room just to get away for a while.. well I got addicted to Red Roof Hotels..In particular, the Papermil location in Knoxville Tennessee... the pool is nice and CLEAN... The rooms are always superb and well maintained.. these are 5 star rooms for an astonishing low price!!!..oh and my FAVORITE part of checking in is when I get to see Jeff Davis..the customer service agent usually here when I come. He is always smiling and such a pleasant person. Makes me feel like I'm getting a VIP treatment everytime.He goes above and beyond if needed just to make sure his guests have a perfect stay.. I hope this company rewards him for his great professionalism and kindness...i recommend RED ROOF INN to ANYONE that needs a nice place to stay at an affordable price...THANKS GUYS!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robinann S wrote a review Jun 2020
6 contributions
Basic but well maintained hotel, very friendly staff and lovely pool. The only disappointment was that breakfast bar closed due to covid restrictions. Would definitely stay here again with the next reunion!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Kathy S wrote a review Feb 2020
Ohio Amish Country, Ohio33 contributions4 helpful votes
We stopped for the night on our way home from Florida. Last minute booking because we just kept driving until we needed to stop. Very nice front desk gentleman- friendly and helpful. Room was very clean and the shower was the best we had on our vacation! Breakfast was great! Don’t pass this one up!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
punkin3536 wrote a review Dec 2019
Moundsville, West Virginia59 contributions15 helpful votes
For the price this place wouldn’t be bad at all except not too clean. The bedspread had a greasy looking stain in middle about size of dinner plate. Ok I can throw that off bc I don’t use those anyways. The sheets and blanket after folding them down, I found very long black hairs amongest them “awful”. Need to take better care of their rooms at least look like sheets and blankets were changed 😡 I like staying at RedRoof but not this one
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
US$52 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road
Which popular attractions are close to Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road?
Nearby attractions include Clarence Brown Theatre (6.4 km), Tennessee Theatre (7.8 km), and East Tennesse Historical Society (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road?
Conveniently located restaurants include Copper Cellar Restaurant, Chesapeake's Downtown, and Yassin's Falafel House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crescent Bend House & Gardens - Armstrong-Lockett House (4.7 km), Historic Southern Railway Station (7.6 km), and Historic Bleak House (4.0 km).
Is Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.