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Knoxville North - Merchants Drive
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Knoxville North - Merchants Drive

5334 Central Ave Pike, Knoxville TN

(685 )

3:00 PM

11:00 AM

Sleep Easy. Spend Less.®

Situated on I-75 and just minutes from downtown Knoxville, Red Roof Inn Knoxville North - Merchants Drive is the perfect starting point for your Tennessee adventure. Guests can also find us close to the University of Tennessee/Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville Convention Center and The Great Smoky Mountains. 

We offer free Wi-Fi, a free expanded cable package featuring HBO, free breakfast served from 6:30-9:00 am daily, and free coffee in the lobby. Guests can also enjoy our seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Red Roof Inn Knoxville North - Merchants Drive is a pet-friendly hotel.

Knoxville, TN Hotel

Key Amenities

  • RediClean®
  • Free Wi-Fi
    Free Wi-Fi
    Free Wi-Fi
  • Pets Only 1 Allowed
    Pets Stay FREE. 1 pet allowed, no larger than 80 pounds.
    Pets Stay FREE. 1 pet allowed, no larger than 80 pounds.
  • Free Continental Breakfast
    Free Continental Breakfast
    Free Continental Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Coffee in the Lobby
    Free Coffee in the Lobby
    Free Coffee in the Lobby


  • Free Expanded Cable
  • Free Long-Distance Calling
  • Kids 17 & Under Stay Free
  • Weekly Rates


  • Portable Crib/Play Yard Available


  • Limited Bus/Truck Parking Available


  • Accessible Guest Rooms with Doorways that Provide 32” of Clear Width
  • Guest Room Televisions have Closed Captioning

Meeting Room

  • Assistive Listening Devices Not Available for Meetings


  • Accessible Lobby Registration Desk
  • Accessible Public Entrance to Lobby - Not Available
  • Accessible Public Restrooms


  • Employees are trained to read written materials aloud to guests who are blind or have low vision
  • Employees will provide verbal directions on locations in the hotel to guests who are blind or have low vision
  • Service Animals are Welcome
  • Signage for Permanent Rooms and Spaces have Braille and Raised Characters
  • Wheelchair Accessible Guest Transportation with Advance Notice


  • Accessible Parking Spaces for Cars in Self-Parking Facility
  • Accessible Parking Spaces for Vans in Self-Parking Facility

Accessible Routes

  • Accessible Route from Accessible Public Entrance to Accessible Guestrooms
  • Accessible Route from Accessible Public Entrance to Registration Area
  • Accessible Route from Accessible Public Entrance to the Swimming Pool


  • Accessible Swimming Pool
  • Pool Lift Available

Check-in Age: 21 years or older (18 years and older for those with a valid military ID).

Pet Policy: This hotel adheres to a strict one pet per room policy. One family pet not to exceed 80 pounds is permitted at no additional charge. Pet must be declared during registration and kept on a leash when outside guest room. Pets must never be left unattended in the guestrooms and when you walk your pet please clean up after your pet. Service and emotional support animals always welcome.

Deposit Policy: A $100 deposit is required for all guests at check-in. Refundable at check-out. 


  • Knoxville Expo Center LLC (1.04 )
  • Knoxville College (3.31 )
  • Tennessee Theatre (4.51 )
  • Knoxville Convention Center (4.49 )
  • Knoxville Museum of Art (4.32 )
  • World's Fair Park (4.48 )
  • Bijou Theatre (4.61 )
  • Blount Mansion (4.77 )
  • Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (4.8 )
  • UT Veterinary Medical Center (4.98 )


  • Full Service BBQ (0.13 )
  • Hooters (0.17 )
  • Monterrey's Mexican Restaurant (0.07 )
  • O'Charley's Restaurant & Bar (0.09 )
  • Puelo's Grille (0.14 )
  • Starbucks (0.16 )
  • Waffle House (0.13 )
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (0.28 )
  • El Chico Cafe (0.17 )
  • IHOP (0.25 )


  • Knoxville Downtown Island Airport (DKX) (6.43 )
  • McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS) (14 )

Stay Two Times, Earn a Free Night

Recharge + Repeat. Celebrate + Repeat. Reunite + Repeat. For every Go-ccasion that inspires you to travel, Rest + Repeat at Red Roof.

When you stay two separate times this summer, you can earn a free night! Stay from May 24th through September 3rd.

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Room In Your Heart

Red Roof's Room In Your Heart is teaming up with No Kid Hungry®.

Save 10-15% on your stay and we'll donate 5% to No Kid Hungry now through May 23rd.

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The Great Smoky Mountains

The mountains are calling! When you stay with us, you are just minutes away from the beauty of The Smokies.

Market Square

Market Square (5.3 miles) has become the heart of the city with tons of shops and dining and once the sun sets it becomes electric with live music and dancing.

100% Pet-Friendly

At Red Roof Inn Knoxville North - Merchants Drive your pets always stay free!

What's Cooking?

What's Cooking?

Not sure where you should eat when staying with Red Roof Inn Knoxville North? Check out these restaurants, they are all within walking distance: Applebee’s O’Charley’s, Outback Steakhouse, El Chico’s Mexican Restaurant, Waffle House, and Puelo’s Grill. Eat well, sleep well.

Pets stay FREE!

Pets stay FREE!

Did you know that at Red Roof Inn Knoxville North – Merchants Drive that pets stay free? Next time bring your furry loved one along with you.

“Great value! Newly remodeled..."

“Great value! Newly remodeled..."

"...Our go-to in Knoxville now. We found this Red Roof Inn simply because it was next to an Applebee's we had stopped at for dinner. To our delight, the price was very reasonable and close to our conference during the day. The staff has been knowledgeable and helpful. The rooms are newly remodeled, complete with mini-fridge and microwave. We love the laminate floors because you can see that they are clean. We would recommend this to anyone!"