Beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee is the perfect place to stay if you are traveling in that area of the state. Kingsport offers the perfect example of rural and metro lifestyles coming together in a flourishing style. Kingsport offers scenic views, a hub of historically significant visitors sites and plenty of opportunities for families to have a relaxing but fun trip. Many hotels are located within and around the city, but knowing which ones are proven to be excellent in customer service and some of the best in the business is important in saving time for the traveler.
Having spent two years living in the area and traveling there most every summer to visit, I seem to have seen some of the best and some of the not so good. These are my recommendations for the best and although anyone who travels may have a bad experience at any time in a hotel, overall these seem to be the best in the area.
Traveling with my girls last summer for a short trip due to a death in the family, we choose to stay in the newest hotel in Kingsport, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites at 1217 Screwball Circle in Kingsport. Located just minutes from the Meadowview Conference Center, many travelers will find the convenient location and the friendly staff to aid in this being one of the best spots to relax and take a break. The staff here was one of the friendliest of any hotel that I have ever been too and the entire hotel was beautiful. They offer many amenities that travelers are looking for. Choosing either a standard guest room , a suite, or even a jacuzzi suite allows the guests to decide just what they want out of their room.
The hotel also offers a beautifully decorated breakfast area where guests can take advantage of a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. This breakfast is served from 6 a.m. till 10 a.m. and offers a wide array of breakfast items. For the business traveler, the hotel offers a large meeting space and high speed Internet as well as a nicely equipped fitness room and a beautiful heated indoor pool where guests can relax after a long day’s work.
Another hotel that we love in the area is the Meadowview Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center. This is one of two hotels in the area that is a full service hotel and it has won the Marriott international “Top Operations Award of Excellence” three times. This hotel is absolutely exquisite both inside and out! Offering three hundred and five guest rooms that offer stylish decor, comfortable and lush carpeting,flat-screen televisions, and refrigerators make the guests feel as though they are the best of the best. Recently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, this hotel is even better than ever.
Families are more than welcome here and the hotel offers a pool and fitness center as well as many dining choices at both the absolutely breathtaking Meadows Restaurant and the cozy Courtyard Cafe where guests can find Starbucks coffee and many breakfast danishes and rolls. There are several nearby restaurants as well where guests might decide to eat.
For business people, the hotel offers wireless Internet and for a small daily fee they offer both free local and long distance calls. There are many choices for meetings with 35 meeting rooms totaling 6,500 square feet. The maximum meeting space is over 34,000 square feet and has seating for 4,300 people, which is the most in any of the local hotels.
My third choice is the Americourt Hotel and Conference Center located at 1900 American Way Kingsport, TN. Located within a growing retail district just outside of Kingsport’s downtown area this full service hotel has just the right amenities for any traveler. This is a newly established hotel chain that is going above their call of duty to provide guests an outstanding home away from home stay. Featuring 200 rooms and an on-site restaurant, The Magnolia Room, banquet and meeting facilities as well as access to fitness rooms, a indoor pool, a lobby bar, and even tennis courts where guests can play as long as they want. A unique hotel with all travelers in mind.
Other choices of lodging within the area are good also , but these are our favorites. Other decent choices are the La Quinta Inn and Suites located near the airport, the Hampton Inn on Enterprise Place, the Comfort Inn on Fairlane Drive and the Best Western Colonial Inn on Fort Henry Drive. Where ever you choose to stay, you can almost guarantee that you will have a very scenic place to stay and many choices for fun in the area.
Source: personal experience