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Market Square
Furry friends are welcome at our downtown Knoxville hotel. Whether you're visiting Knoxville for work, vacation, or a visit to the University of Tennessee, bring your pet along. We're pleased to offer a comfortable stay for all of our guests' animal companions.
Market Square
Stay in the heart of Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, within walking distance of fabulous restaurants, bars and shops. Enjoy an authentic college town spirit from our hotel near the University of Tennessee and the city's culture, nightlife, sports and events.
Celebrate your moment, and let our dedicated wedding planner help you choose the right event layout, customize your menu, and set up group room blocks for your guests.

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Minimum Check-In Age: 21

Internet | WiFi


  • Standard tier wireless internet (WiFi) access included with stay at most Crowne Plaza hotels and resorts around the world.
  • WiFi available in public areas and guest rooms, including meeting rooms, at participating hotels.
  • WiFi bandwidth and speed may vary by hotel.


10 USD

Daily Self-Parking Fee

Accessible Rooms


Accessible Parking On-site

Service animals are allowed

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Your Perfect Downtown Knoxville Hotel

Welcome to the Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University, located in the heart of Market Square. We are ideally situated 5 minutes from The University of Tennessee campus and less than 20 minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS). Other nearby attractions include the Tennessee Theatre, Gay Street, Knoxville Museum of Art and the Knoxville Zoo. We welcome families, business travelers, military and sports fans all in an effort to make your time in Knoxville memorable.

Our pet-friendly accommodations offer complimentary WiFi, an Executive Level and top-notch views. Each of our tastefully appointed guest rooms are equip with an Aromatherapy Relaxation Kit, HDTV with premium channels and a refrigerator for your convenience.

No matter what brings you to our city, we're sure that you'll have a great experience. Our amenities, including a 3,000-sq-ft fitness center, an indoor pool, Mahogany's Restaurant and Library Lounge are there to ensure your ideal stay. Come stay at one of the best Knoxville, Tennessee hotels!


Fitness & Wellness

On-Site Fitness Center Details

12:00 PM-12:00 PM
  • Elliptical Machines
  • Free Weights
  • Rower
  • Stair Stepper
  • Stationary Bicycle
  • Treadmill


Indoor Heated Lap Pool. 24-Hour access to our 3,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Gym containing weight and cardiovascular equipment. Complimentary to overnight guests. Now featuring HD LCD Televisions throughout.

Indoor Pool

  • Indoor Pool Available
  • Pool Dimensions: 15 * 5 * 25 ft


Mahogany's Restaurant

  • Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert
  • Hours:  7:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Phone:  1-865-5222600(2324)

The Library

  • Hours:  5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Phone:  1-865-5222600



Meeting Rooms


Largest Room Capacity

15670 sq ft

Total Area of Meeting Space

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6 Features You'll Love

Sleep Advantage®

Sleep Advantage®

Premium bedding, Quiet Zones and Guaranteed Wake Up Calls make for a better night’s sleep.
Power Everywhere

Power Everywhere

Convenient access to power when and where you need it, keeping you connected and productive.
Fast & Fresh Food

Fast & Fresh Food

Freshly prepared meal options that are ready quickly to keep you energized and focused.
WiFi Included

WiFi Included

Complimentary wireless internet access included with stay at most Crowne Plaza hotels and resorts around the world.
Quiet Zone

Quiet Zone

Dedicated Quiet Zone rooms where outside noise and distractions are kept to a minimum.
Fitness & Wellness

Fitness & Wellness

Fitness facilities and wellness options to help you stay active and energized—all on your schedule.

FAQs for Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University

  • At Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University, self-parking is available for a daily rate of 10 USD.

  • Yes, when you book your stay at Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University direct with IHG, choose one of our flexible rates which include the flexibility to change or cancel your reservation at no charge. For full details, refer to our Travel Advisory details.

  • Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University has 1 restaurant. Mahogany's Restaurant.

  • Check-in at Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University is from 3PM, and check-out time is 12PM. Contact the hotel directly for options available for early check-in or late check-out.

  • Yes, Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University has an indoor pool.

  • Yes, there is an onsite fitness center at Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University.

  • Yes, the Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University offers free WiFi!

  • Pets are welcome at Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University. There is a pet deposit per stay of 35 USD. Our Pet Policy: 35 USD per stay per room. Guest must provide a valid, working cell phone number in case the hotel needs to contact them during their stay in regards to their pet..