Try to stay downtown, where you'll be close to all major attractions. The Marriott Knoxville, 500 Hill Ave. (tel. 800/836-8031 or 865/637-1234), is adjacent to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The hotel has an outdoor pool (necessary in summer), a restaurant, lounge, and small fitness center. Rates run $119 to $169 double. The Holiday Inn Select Downtown Convention Center, 525 Henley St. (tel. 800/HOLIDAY [465-4329] or 865/522-2800), has almost identical facilities, but its pool is indoors. Rooms cost $119 to $139 double.

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