Experience Knoxville Central - Papermill Road

1315 Kirby Road, Knoxville, TN 37909 | 937-328-1735

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Welcome to Red Roof Knoxville Central - Papermill Road

Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central – Papermill Road offers a business center, interior corridors, free hot breakfast featuring eggs and sausage, flat screen TVs, free fitness facility, WiFi and a sparkling seasonal pool! Our central location is great for a trip to downtown Knoxville.

Our rooms feature spacious sitting areas, custom furnishings, overstuffed chairs and sofas, dedicated workspaces, cable TV, data ports, hair dryers, in-room coffee makers, irons & ironing boards.

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Start Off the Day Right

Wake up to free hot breakfast featuring eggs and sausage, log on to our free WiFi, and enjoy our free fitness facility and seasonal pool (open Memorial Day-Labor Day). The perfect way to start your day! Guests love our complimentary coffeehouse-style coffee & tea and our dining delivery service.

Enjoy unexpected amenities at the same great price! Guests enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool and an on-site fitness facility. Free WiFi and flat-screens await you in the room, as well as newly renovated rooms with modern flooring. Book now!

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Entertainment and Venues

World's Fair Park, 5.8 miles away, is a large park filled with waterfalls, interactive fountains, a one-story-high geyser, a large Performance Lawn perfect for concerts, festivals, conferences and other special events, beautiful walking paths, an amphitheater and the Sunsphere, which has an observation deck and restaurant. Enjoy classical music, films, dance, Broadway, and concerts at the Tennessee Theatre (5.9 miles), or Bijou Theatre (6 miles).

Chilhowee Park (8.9 miles) has an amphitheater, exhibition hall, arenas, a playground and picnic shelters.  The park hosts the Tennessee Valley Fair and year-round events like trade shows, animal events, car shows, concerts and more! The Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum (7 miles) is an event, sports, and concert venue.

Don't miss Garth Brooks at Neyland Stadium on 11/16!

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Explore Knoxville!

Downtown Knoxville (6 miles) is filled with many dining options, great shopping, and tons of year-round activities including festivals, concerts, world-class entertainment, and cultural attractions that fill the historic Old City, Volunteer Landing, World’s Fair Park and Market Square, which has interactive fountains, gallery walks and more.

Knoxville’s Market Square (11.4 miles) is filled with great dining, shopping, farmers markets, theatres, gallery walks, live music, two interactive water play fountains and more! The district is home to many festivals, including the International Biscuit Festival, First Night Knoxville, Hola Festival, Sundown in the City, Dogwood Arts Festival and more.

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Discover & Learn

Explore the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (7 miles), which honors those who have contributed to women's basketball and features the largest basketball, or visit the Old Smoky Mountain Railway Museum (6 miles) featuring historic railway cars. Knoxville Museum of Art (5 miles), and American Museum of Science & Energy (19 miles) for the largest energy-related exhibits in the US.

Tour Blount Mansion (7 miles), a National Historic Landmark & the oldest museum in Knox County or James White Fort (6.7 miles) for a hands-on experience of the 18th-century frontier lifestyle. Book now!

How to Knox

Experience all that Knoxville has to offer - the town that was made for walking. visitKnoxville.com | tnvacation.com. Learn more.

100% Pet Friendly

At Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central, "You Stay Happy, Pets Stay Free!" Book now!

Downtown Knoxville

Downtown Knoxville is a place that hums with activity. Festivals, concerts, world-class entertainment, and cultural attractions fill Market Square, the historic Old City, Volunteer Landing and World’s Fair Park year round.


The Zoo

Explore the many animals featured at the Knoxville Zoo, including African Elephants, African Lions, giraffes, zebras, otters and more! Just 10.4 miles away.


Conventions Nearby

For corporate meetings, consumer shows, special events, flea markets and more, check out the Knoxville Expo Center, just 6.9 miles away. Click here for the calendar of events. For receptions, conferences, balls, exhibitions and more, check out Knoxville Convention Center, just 5.9 miles away.


Close to Campus

Visit a family member, explore the campus or catch a sporting event at University of Tennessee (5 miles away). Check out Neyland Stadium, home of the Tennessee Volunteers football team, and the Thompson-Boling Arena for sporting events, concerts, graduations, special events. Attending a sporting event while you're here? Save 15% with VP# 618893.



Fox Den Country Club (13.4 miles) offers great golf, swimming, tennis, fitness, dining, special events and more. The Knoxville Racquet Club (0.7 miles) is the largest tennis, swim and fitness facility in East Tennessee.

Concierge Services

Local Healthcare

The UT Medical Center (5.9 miles), Parkwest Medical Center (6.5 miles), and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center (5 miles) are all dedicated to providing their patients with the highest quality of care.

UT Veterinary Medical Center

At our inn, pets stay free! Do not worry about your pet getting sick or injured while on vacation, the UT Veterinary Medical Center is just 5.1 miles away from our location. Book now!

Grab a Bite!

Less than 2 miles away, you will find a Waffle House, T G I Friday’s, P F Changs, Arby’s and an IHOP. Click here for a list of dining options in Knoxville.

Nearby Shopping

Shop for the latest fashion trends, enjoy a movie or fine cuisine at West Town Mall (3.4 miles away). Click here for a full list of shopping destinations in Knoxville.

“Very clean throughout, good breakfast for the price of the room. Other comparative chains do not offer breakfast at this price so that is a plus in my book. Friendly staff. We were on a road trip with no concrete plans and the front desk clerk had some great advise for us that helped make our vacation even better. Would stay here again if given the opportunity.”

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