The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites East is located with easy access to Interstate 40, approximately 10 miles east of downtown Knoxville. This hotel is convenient to the Knoxville Convention Center, Johnson Bible College, the University of Tennessee, Carson-Newman College, Smokies Park baseball stadium, the Knoxville Zoo and Chilhowee Park. The neighboring cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, the gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, are only minutes away. Browse the Bass Pro Shops retail store for sporting and outdoor gear or a wide variety of specialty shops at the Knoxville Center mall. Visitors will enjoy nearby outdoor recreational activities like golfing and water skiing. Douglas Lake and Cherokee Lake are within 20 minutes of the hotel. There are several restaurants and cocktail lounges located nearby; some are within walking distance. Full-service features and amenities include: Free wireless high-speed Internet access, Free deluxe breakfast bar with fresh, hot waffles and biscuits & gravy and Free coffee in the lobby. Guests are invited to relax in the seasonal outdoor pool. Business travelers will appreciate the mini suites, featuring sitting areas and desks. Copy and fax services are provided at the front desk. All guest rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, irons, ironing boards, coffee makers, hair dryers and cable television. In addition to standard amenities, the hotel also offers rooms with whirlpool bathtubs. Non-smoking and connecting rooms can be requested. Coin-operated laundry facilities are located on the premises for guest convenience. The hotel has a large parking lot that can accommodate both trucks and trailers.