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Lodging/Restaurants

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 other 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.
 
We have three (3) awesome host hotels who love our Pistol runners and are willing to give you great room discounts. Please let them serve you. Be sure to thank them!
 
Hilton Hotel
Connected by covered walkway to the Knoxville McGee-Tyson Airport (TYS).
It is about 2 miles from the race start/finish line. (Front desk can also arrange for a taxi if you don't have transportation.)
Website: Hilton Hotel
Phone: 865-970-4300
Address: 2001 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN  37701
Rate: One king or two queens-$99.00/night + taxes ($14.60).  Normal rates are $129.00 to $149.00+taxes.
  • Special Pistol group reservation link: Click here
  • If calling, you must use our group name, "The Pistol Ultra" to get this discounted rate.
  • You must reserve by March 2, 2018 to be eligible for this group rate (pending room availability...they WILL fill up before this date!).
Features:
  • Friday arrival (March 16th): Anytime after 3 PM EDT
  • Saturday and Sunday checkout (March 17th and 18th): Check out by 1 PM EDT. There are showers at the host school, so you won't need to return to the hotel to shower after the race.
  • Features Hilton Suite Dreams beds
  • Shuttle service within a 5 mile radius to certain locations
  • Choice of king/queen beds
  • Onsite Cooper restaurant opens at 6 AM
  • Complimentary internet
  • Complimentary business center
  • Automated wake-up call service
  • Complimentary toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, sewing kits, combs, shower caps, and razors
  • Cancel by 4 PM EDT 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty
 
(These next two are almost next to each other)
 
MainStay Suites
It 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 queen or two doubles-$77.00/night + taxes ($12.13).  Normal rates are $88.00 to $108.00+taxes.
  • You must use our group name, " Pistol Ultra Run" to get this discounted rate.
  • You must reserve by March 3, 2018 to be eligible for this group rate (pending room availability...they WILL fill up before this date!).
 
Features:
  • Thursday or Friday arrival (March 15th or 16th): Anytime after 3 PM EDT
  • Saturday and Sunday checkout (March 17th and 18th): Check out by noon EDT, or if needed, ask for a late checkout (up to 5 PM EDT). 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 EDT 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, "Pistol Ultra Run" to get this discounted rate.
  • You must reserve by March 2, 2018 to be eligible for this group rate (pending room availability...they will fill up before this date!).
 
Features:
  • Friday arrival (March 16th): Check-in anytime after 3 PM EDT.
  • Saturday and Sunday checkout (March 17th and 18th): Check out by 11 AM EDT. 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
  • 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*
  • Limited Bus Parking
  • Limited 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.