The 10 Best Hotels in Bristol TN/VA (With Pet-Friendly Options!)

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Much like Lookout Mountain (which straddles the border between GA and TN), Bristol is a town in two states. The north side of its main street lies in the state of Virginia, while the south side is in Tennessee.

Bristol is probably best-known as the birthplace of country music. But it’s also home to the Bristol Motor Speedway, one of the coolest caverns in Tennessee, and the historic Paramount Center for Arts.

Many of the twin mountain towns‘ best attractions are along State Street, where you can explore loads of shops and restaurants, microbreweries, and an old train station. But there are also several parks and hiking trails nearby.

With so many fun things to do in the area, there are an array of great Bristol TN and Bristol VA hotels to choose from. Options range from budget to luxury, and include several pet-friendly hotels. 

Read on for our guide to the best hotels in Bristol TN/VA, including an overview of their accommodation options, amenities, and nearby attractions. 

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Best Hotels in Bristol TN/VA Guide

(Arranged geographically & alphabetically)

  1. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott  (Bristol TN)
  2. Hampton Inn  (Bristol TN)
  3. Quality Inn  (Bristol TN)
  4. The Bristol Hotel  (Bristol VA)
  5. Courtyard Bristol  (Bristol VA)
  6. Delta Hotels by Marriott   (Bristol VA)
  7. Hilton Garden Inn   (Bristol VA)
  8. Motel 6  (Bristol VA)
  9. Red Roof Inn   (Bristol VA)
  10. The Sessions Hotel   (Bristol VA)

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Bristol TN Hotels 

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1. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Bristol

3285 West State Street, Bristol TN • (423) 574-4500

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The Fairfield Inn stands among the best Bristol Speedway hotels in TN because they offer clean, stylish rooms with a retro flair right off I-81, just 5 miles from the racetrack.

Guests can start each morning with their continental breakfast, which includes gluten-free options. The Inn‘s other amenities include an indoor swimming pool, free parking and Wi-Fi, and a fitness center.

They also offer 24-hour desk service, and a Corner Market for snacks and toiletry needs.

Their rooms are all smoke-free, with cable TV and a mini-fridge, and Tri-Cities Regional Airport is just a 15-minute drive away.

This Bristol TN hotel is located near many parks, such as Pinnacle, Steele Creek, Rooster Front, and Charlie Robinette. Nearby restaurants include Drake’s, SUBWAY, and Aubrey’s.

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2. Hampton Inn Bristol 

3299 West State Street, Bristol TN • (423) 764-3600

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If you’re looking for eco-friendly lodging in Bristol TN, the Hampton Inn Bristol offers a great location that is near both an airport and the interstate.

All of their rooms are all smoke-free and have cable TV and a mini-fridge.

This Bristol hotel offers a variety of amenities, such as an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and a continental breakfast (which typically includes chocolate waffles)!

The Hampton Inn is right next door to the Fairfield Inn and Quality Inn, so it’s close to the same Bristol attractions and restaurants

They also have 24-hour desk service, a snack shop, a business center, and an electric car charging station.

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3. Quality Inn

260 Bristol East Road, Bristol TN • (276) 669-8164

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If you’re looking for more budget-friendly places to stay in Bristol TN, don’t forget to check for Bristol motels.

Choosing a room on the parking lot side of this Quality Inn gives guests quick access to their cars, but will put you to closer to road noise. Staying on the backside of the Bristol motel is more private and quiet.

This place prides itself on its wood flooring, which makes their rooms feel modern and spacious, and they offer a free hot breakfast every morning.

The Quality Inn also has coin laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, free Wifi, a fitness center, mini-fridges, microwave, cable TV, and more. 

In terms of Bristol TN attractions, the Bristol Municipal Stadium, Bristol Motor Speedway, and Tri-Cities Regional Airport are all nearby!

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Hotels in Bristol VA

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4. The Bristol Hotel

115 Country Music Way, Bristol VA • (276) 696-3535

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Voted the #10 Hotel in the U.S. by Travel+Leisure in 2020, The Bristol Hotel is a 65-room luxury bou­tique hotel that offers expansive views of  Appalachian Mountains.

All rooms have cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and a coffee/tea maker. The pet-friendly hotel even allows guest to bring up to two dogs for a $75 fee!

This Bristol VA hotel also has two restaurants (Vivian’s Table and Lumac), a fitness center, a rooftop bar/lounge, and a business center.

Their location offers proximity to popular Bristol attractions such as the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Cumberland Square Park, and the Bristol City Courthouse. 

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5. Courtyard Bristol 

3169 Linden Drive, Bristol VA • (276) 591-4400

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The Courtyard by Marriott is one of several Bristol hotels with an indoor swimming pool and spa.

They also offer bicycle rentals, gym access, a business center, convenience store, 24-hour front desk, and an in-house bar and bistro.

All rooms have free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and seating areas with couches, while some rooms also offer a balcony.

If you’re looking for hiking opportunities, the world-renowned Appalachian Trail in VA if about 30 minutes from the hotel, offering great day hikes!

Nearby restaurants include Red Lobster, Cabaret Piano Bar & Restaurant, and Wasabi Asian Cuisine. There’s also fun family attractions such as Bristol Caverns, and Backyard Terrors & Dinosaur Park.

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Bristol Virginia hotels

6. Delta Hotels by Marriott 

3135 Linden Drive, Bristol VA • (276) 466-4100

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If you’re looking for hotels in Bristol, Virginia with scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, check out Delta Hotels by Marriott.

Their rooms offer remarkable views through large windows, unique artistic elements, and seating areas. There’s also a gym, in-house restaurant, and an outdoor pool and jacuzzi.

Guests also have access to cable TV, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk, in-room coffee makers, an outdoor fireplace, karaoke, and board games.

You’ll find many things to do in the nearby area, such as the Traveling Bear Indoor Mini Golf, Just Jump Trampoline Park, and Steele Creek Park.

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7. Hilton Garden Inn Bristol

325 Village Cir, Bristol VA • (276) 644-4000

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Located near Cumberland Square Park and Sugar Hollow Park, the Hilton Garden Inn has an indoor heated pool and an outdoor fireplace for guests to enjoy.

They have a convenience store in the lobby, room service, a business center, a 24-hour front desk, a fitness center, and The Garden Grill restaurant on-site.

Nearby, you can find down-home restaurants such as Cracker Barrel, Chedder’s Scratch Kitchen, and Perkins.

This smoke-free property also offers an on-site ATM and in-room coffee makers, hairdryers, cable TVs, microwaves, and mini-fridges.

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8. Motel 6- Bristol VA

21561 Clear Creek Rd, Bristol VA • (276) 466-6060

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The color orange is a Motel 6 branding staple, and this location uses it liberally. This budget-friendly Bristol VA motel has a coin laundry, which is especially helpful for those on long road trips. 

One of several pet-friendly hotels in Bristol VA, Motel 6 allows your pets to stay at no extra cost.

Their rooms all have desks, cable TV, a microwave, and a mini-fridge. The hotel also has a coffee station, a business center, and a snack bar.

This Bristol hotel is near Wendy’s, Chili’s, Olive Garden, and Kobe Japanese Steakhouse. Nearby attractions include hiking at Sugar Hollow Park, the Tri-Cities Escape Game, and Just Jump Trampoline Park.

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9. Red Roof Inn Bristol 

2741 Lee Highway, Bristol VA • (276) 277-0088

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If you’re looking for the most pet-friendly hotels in Bristol VA, look no further than the Red Roof Inn, where pets stay for free!

All rooms at the Red Roof Inn Bristol have cable TV, coffee makers, and a desk, as well as irons, hairdryers, a clothing rack, and an alarm clock.

The Inn is close to fast food joints like Arby’s, McDonalds, and KFC. Drive a little farther to reach local restaurants like Eatz on Moore Street, Perkins, Quaker Steak & Lube, and The Angry Italian.

Searching for fun things to do in Bristol VA? Check out Traveling Bear Indoor Mini Golf, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Paramount Bristol, and Sugar Hollow Park.

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10. The Sessions Hotel

833 State Street, Bristol VA • (276) 285-5040

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This 4-star Bristol luxury hotel is a combination of 3 industrial buildings built in the 1920s.

Some rooms at the hotel have beds tucked into small nooks, while others have original brickwork (including brick arches).

They have an amazing rooftop bar, the Visions Day Spa & Salon, and an onsite Southern Craft BBQ restaurant. And this is another one of the pet-friendly hotels in Bristol VA, with a $75 pet fee.

The Sessions Hotel is located just 15 minutes from Tri-Cities Regional Airport, and it’s near two pet-friendly parks (Bark Park and Sugar Hollow Park).

Outdoor activities in the area include walking tours, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, and fishing. Bristol Motor Speedway, George L. Carter Railroad Museum, and Tweetsie Trail are all just a short drive away!  –by Chloe Burgette


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