Book the Presidential Suite for a private deck and Jacuzzi at the luxurious Vsotel (800 W. Hill Ave.; 865-523-7773, from $299), a former inn completing major renovations this month. Each room comes with its own Mac.
Carbo-load in your dreams at the Hotel St. Oliver (from $75), a 24-room hotel in a former bread factory. Rooms include wet bars and mini-fridges to raid before you step out to see a show at a club in nearby Market Square.
Be thrifty—and friendly—at the Knoxville Hostel in the Old City district (404 E. Fourth Ave.; 865-546-8090) where bunkmates, clean linens, towels, Internet, and breakfast fixings are provided in the $17 room fee. Ask manager Al to draw you a map to nearby music venues like Pilot Light and Barley’s Tap Room.