The Oliver Hotel is in the very best location in downtown Knoxville, right on Market Square and steps to Gay St.
The staff was exceptionally friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.
The rooms were large and had fantastic furniture and accessories. Only thing we noticed was that there needed to be some fresh paint instead of minor touch ups, and some of the woodwork was dinged or chipped--in the rooms and throughout the halls.
There was construction going on outside the entrance, but it did not interfere with our sleep or time there. The hotel is not on a busy street, so it is easy to work around the construction. Also, there is no parking, but there are nearby lots and garages. Quite frankly, we never even used our car while there, because the hotel is within easy walking distance of all downtown Knoxville has to offer.
A great place to stay--we'll stay there again next time!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel St Oliver
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Knoxville just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Market Square, The Oliver Hotel is an original expression of the city.Originally built in 1876 as the Peter Kern Bakery, the building has hosted everything from the Kern’s candy counter and soda fountain to a drugstore, and dancing hall. In 1982, the building was then converted into the Blakely House Hotel to house VIP guests for the Worlds Fair. Several years later, the hotel was sold to the local legend, Kristopher Kendrick, who changed the name to Hotel St. Oliver. Known for it’s quirky, eclectic style, and long term guests such as actress Patricia Neal and author Elizabeth Gilbert, the hotel had operated for more than two decades under the radar of most who passed. Then, in 2011, the property was purchased and renovated by two young developers who changed the name to The Oliver Hotel. The hotel is the only boutique property in Knoxville with a style that plays tribute to the buildings history, while offering guests rooms with charm, sophistication, and modern amenities. ... more less
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