Welcome to Knoxville

Looking for a city that has it all? Your search has ended. Welcome to Knoxville!

Home Sweet Home

Whatever your passions may be, this city has something for everyone. Our 910-acre campus is situated in the heart of Knoxville–a thriving modern city with small-town charm. Known for its access to outdoor adventure, a downtown with a diverse music scene, and an ever-growing culinary landscape with more than 90 restaurants within one square mile, it’s no wonder the U.S. News and World Report lists Knoxville among the top 100 places to live.

Check out the official UT Visitor’s Guide or visitknoxville.com to help plan your visit to Knoxville!

Find Adventure

UT is perfectly situated for outdoor adventure: our front yard is the Tennessee River, and our backyard is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with 800+ miles of hiking trails.

Make It Happen

Knoxville’s vibrant downtown is just a short walk from campus. The “Maker City” is home to restaurants, music venues, museums, and local sports teams.

Stay Connected

Knoxville is within a day’s drive of nearly half the US population and a 15-minute drive from McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), connecting Knoxville to many major cities through 120 daily flights.

How to Visit and Where to Stay

Schedule Your Visit

Experience Knoxville for yourself! Schedule a campus tour through one of our three tour options here. While you’re preparing for your visit, explore everything you can do in Knoxville through Visit Knoxville.

Nearby Hotels

Visitors to campus are eligible for special rates and packages with several nearby hotels. After you register for a campus tour, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to reserve a room at one of these hotels and receive the special visitor rate. Please be advised that rates are based on hotel availability and are unavailable during high-occupancy, sold-out, or blackout dates. All home Tennessee football weekends are considered blackout dates.

The Cumberland House Knoxville – Hilton Tapestry

1109 White Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916


We’re in downtown Knoxville, overlooking World’s Fair Park and a short walk from The Sunsphere. Market Square is less than a mile away, home to local restaurants, shops, and nightlife. The University of Tennessee is a short drive from our door. Enjoy our restaurant and bar, on-site bike rental, and the fitness center. WiFi’s on us and pets are welcome.

Cumberland House Knoxville, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Graduate Knoxville

1706 Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916


Located right on The Strip, Graduate Knoxville is just steps from the University of Tennessee and Neyland Stadium. Settle into spaces inspired by Rocky Top lore and bursting with Big Orange pride including Saloon 16, our high-end watering hole opening in partnership with Peyton Manning.

Please enter the Code ‘VOLS’ in the Promo Code box.

Graduate Knoxville

Hilton Knoxville

Hilton Knoxville
501 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902


Located right in the heart of Downtown Knoxville and less than a mile from Neyland Stadium and the University of Tennessee, this hotel has direct access to everything you’ll want to see and experience while visiting the University of Tennessee and the City of Knoxville.

Please enter the Code ‘3153701’ in the Corporate Account Code box.

Hilton Knoxville

Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville-Downtown

Hampton Inn & Suites – Knoxville Downtown
618 W. Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902


We’re off I-40, 20 minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport. Knoxville Convention Center is across the street, and World’s Fair Park, historic Gay Street, and the University of Tennessee are within walking distance. Enjoy free WiFi, daily hot breakfast, and use of our pool and fitness center.

Please enter the Code ‘2633936’ in the Corporate Account box.

Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville – Knoxville Downtown

Hyatt Place Knoxville/Downtown

530 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902


Stay just one mile from the university and explore Knoxville’s bustling downtown from this hotel on South Gay Street, a thoroughfare where the city’s historic sites rub shoulders with lively restaurants and shops. With modern rooms, a downtown location, free transportation on the Orange Line Trolley to UT, rooftop space, and an on-site Starbucks, you’ll fall in love with Hyatt Place.

Please enter the Code ‘95456’ in the Corporate/Group code box.

Hyatt Place Downtown Knoxville

Embassy Suites by Hilton Knoxville Downtown

507 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902


Stay in suites right in the heart of downtown Knoxville, a 10-minute walk from Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, and Knoxville Convention Center. The University of Tennessee and Neyland Stadium are less than a mile away. Enjoy the TopGolf Swing Suite off the lobby, a rooftop pool and bar, and a spa.

Please use this booking link to reserve your stay.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Knoxville Downtown

The City of Knoxville has many options for hotels throughout downtown Knoxville and in the surrounding areas. Depending on your needs, you can also search for other options for you and your family. More information can be found here.

Please note: These hotels may not offer discounts specific to our campus visitors.