Hotels on I-81 in Tennessee

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This page covers hotels on Interstate 81 in Tennessee, starting from the south-west (I-40). Only hotels immediately off I-81 exits are included (less than 1 mile, usually much less). If you are looking for hotels along I-81 further to the north-east, see:

Exit 4 (SR-341, White Pine West)

Travel Inn Roy Messer Highway – This is the first hotel on the Interstate 81 after its beginning from I-40. It is located just off the first exit (for Tennessee State Route 341 – Roy Messer Highway) and 3 miles from the center of White Pine. The hotel covers all the basics, including free parking, free WiFi and a good breakfast. There is also a fridge and coffee making facilities in the rooms, and several places to eat are also available close to the hotel. Pet friendly. Overall: basic accommodation, but clean and good value relative to the area.

Exit 8 (US-25E, Morristown, White Pine North)

There are 3 hotels / motels immediately off the next exit, exit 8, which is halfway between Morristown and White Pine. The location offers all the basic highway services, including a petrol station and several places to eat.

Best Western Plus Morristown – This one scores highest on the guest reviews, praised mainly for the breakfast and comfortable beds, with the occasional complaint about limited availability of channels on the in-room TV (besides the flat-screen TV there is also a clock radio with MP3 connection. All rooms also have a fridge and coffee making facilities. Pets are welcome. Free WiFi, free parking.

Super 8 Morristown – This hotel is chaper than the above, also offers free parking, free Wifi, in-room fridge, microwave and TV, with the option to add a coffee maker and hairdrier as extras. Some rooms have desks if you need to work. Pet friendly.

Parkway Inn Morristown – Similar in price to the Super 8, sometimes even a bit cheaper. Rooms are simple, but offer all the usual amenities like a TV, fridge and microwave. Breakfast is included. Pets are not allowed in this hotel. Free parking, free WiFi and laundry facilities.

Exit 23 (US-11E, Bulls Gap, Mosheim)

There are two hotels just off exit 23.

The first one is a bit more expensive, but offers a wider range of amenities, while the second offers very competitive prices, especially if you are traveling with a family or in a group (a big room for up to 4 guests can be booked for a rate more typical for 1-2 guests).

Quality Inn Bulls Gap – This hotel is a bit more expensive than the one below, but offers a wide range of amenities. In the room you have big flat screen TV with a good selection of channels, a desk, fridge, microwave and hair drier. The hotel also has a fitness center, an outdoor pool and a business center. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Parking if also free and pets are welcome. Breakfast is included.

Super 8 Bulls Gap – This hotel does not have a pool, fitness or business infrastructure, but the provides all the basics (free WiFi, free parking, TV, fridge, microwave) at good standard and very competitive prices. It can be a particularly good value if you are traveling with a family or a group, as large rooms for up to 4 guests can be booked at rates otherwise more typical for a smaller single or double room. Moreover, any extra children stay free when using existing beds. Exact rates and availability depend on the date and how early you book – you can check them by clicking the hotel’s link above.

Hotels on I-81 in Tennessee North-East

For hotels on Interstate 81 further to the north-east, see:

Interstate 81 Tennessee Map

Interstate 81 starts at I-40 exit 421, north of Dandridge, in the place where I-40 makes a sharp turn to the south-east towards Newport and Asheville, NC. I-81 actually continues in the original direction of I-40 to the north-east towards Kingsport, Bristol and Virginia.