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NOTE: If you are willing to prepay, you may be able to get a slightly cheaper non-refundable rate on the internet. However, you will not be a part of The Pistol group and you will not be able to cancel, should Murphy make it impossible for you to come. You will also not get the late check-out at MainStay Suites, the early breakfast, and othe perks they do exclusively for those who have reserved rooms in our group block. It also really helps us when runners reserve as part of our group block since some of our supporting partners base their support heavily on these verifiable stats.
 
Host Hotels (both are practically next door to each other). 
 
MainStay SuitesIt is less than 2 miles from the Knoxville McGee-Tyson Airport (TYS). (Free shuttle-see details below)
It is only 1.5 miles from the race start/finish line. (Front desk can also arrange for a taxi if you don't have transportation.)
Phone: 865-379-7799
Address: 361 Fountain View Circle, Alcoa, TN  37701
 
Rate: One or two queens or two doubles-$77.00/night + taxes ($12.13).  Normal rates are $88.00 to $108.00+taxes.
  • You must use our group name, "The Pistol Ultra" to get this discounted rate.
  • You must reserve by December 15, 2016 to be eligible for this group rate (pending room availability...they WILL fill up before this date!).
 
Features:
  • Friday arrival (Dec 30th): Anytime after 3 PM EST
  • Saturday and Sunday checkout (Dec 31st and Jan 1st): Check out by noon EST, or if needed, ask for a late checkout (up to 5 PM EST). There are showers at the host school, so you won't need to return to the hotel to shower after the race. The hotel has a limited supply of late checkout rooms, so only ask for this if you absolutely need it.
  • Complimentary free shuttle service from airport 24/7: (Call hotel from airport customer service desk to request shuttle pick-up)
  • Clean, renovated, spacious suites
  • Full kitchen facilities in each suite
  • Choice of queen/double size beds
  • Some suites have 2 person sofa beds
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet; 6-10 AM EST (extensive food selection)
  • Guest laundry room (3 washers, 3 dryers). AWESOME! You won't have to take those stinky running clothes home!
  • Complimentary wired and wireless internet
  • Pet friendly facility (up to 2 pets-see hotel policy)
  • Complimentary business center (free printing, video conferencing)
  • 24 hour fitness room (We're sure EVERYONE will want to use this! ☺)
  • Automated wake-up call service
  • Complimentary toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, sewing kits, combs, shower caps, and razors
  • Discounts available for adjacent restaurants: O'Charley's, Puleo's Grill, Texas Roadhouse Restaurant
  • Cancel by 4 PM EST 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty
 
Quality Inn. It is less than 2 miles from the Knoxville McGee-Tyson Airport.
It is only 1.5 miles from the race start/finish line. (Front desk can arrange taxi if you don't have transportation.)
Website: Quality Inn
Phone: 865-984-6800
Address: 206 Corporate Place, Alcoa, TN  37701
 
Rate: One king or two doubles-$70.00/night + taxes ($11.03).  Normal rates: Two double beds-$85.99+ taxes, One king-$80.99+taxes.
  • You must use our group name, "The Pistol Ultra" to get this discounted rate.
  • You must reserve by December 25, 2016 to be eligible for this group rate (pending room availability...they may fill up before this date!).
 
Features:
  • Friday arrival (Dec 30th): Check-in anytime after 3 PM EST.
  • Saturday and Sunday checkout (Dec 31st and Jan 1st): Check out by 11 AM EST. There are showers at the host school, so you won't need to return to the hotel to shower after the race.
  • Choice of king/double size beds
  • Guest Laundry
  • Meeting Room*
  • Free Handicap Parking on Premises
  • Guest Use Copy Machine
  • Choice Gold Hospitality Award
  • Outdoor Parking
  • Interior Corridors
  • Free Newspaper Mon-Fri
  • Speaker Phone
  • Windows Open
  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • Elevator(s)
  • Trouser Press*
  • Well-lit Area, In-Room
  • Seasonal Outdoor Pool
  • Government Travelers: FEMA Approved
  • Free Coffee
  • Fitness Center
  • Pet-friendly Hotel*
  • Bus Parking
  • Truck Parking
  • Free Hot Breakfast
  • Business Center
  • Guest Use Fax Machine
  • Braille Elevator(s)
  • Cancel by 4 PM EST the day of arrival to avoid a penalty
* Indicates services/amenities that may require an additional cost.
 
Restaurants:  There are numerous chain restaurants within 2 miles: Olive Garden, Chili's, Cheddars, Five Guys Burgers, Panera Bread, Salsarita's, Ruby Tuesdays, Subway, McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Applebees, Starbucks, Cracker Barrel, Up the Creek, McAllister’s Deli, Chadwick's Churn, etc. Also many, many local restaurants. No shortage of selection very close by!
 
Camping/RVs:  There are campgrounds in Townsend (about 10 miles away). You are also permitted to camp in the designated area and park your vehicle in the school parking lot Friday and Saturday night (See Parking Map here).  If you are coming in a SMALL RV, there is a specific designated area for you to park. Also see the Parking Map here. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. There are no hook-ups.