Looking for a hotel near East Tennessee State University Hotels-Rates can guide you to the optimal hotel in Johnson City, TN. Hotels-Rates can provide detailed information on amenities, convenience to surrounding areas and nearby points of interest. Our comprehensive hotel database shows that there are 14 hotels in Johnson City within 5 miles of East Tennessee State University, with the lowest rate for those hotels being $46.74. We also found 1 hotels in Johnson City within 1 miles of the school, with the lowest rate for those hotels being $64.99. If you’re looking for things to do in Johnson City, we think you might like the Bass Pro Bristol, which is fewer than 10 miles from the school.