I know that there are some pretty pitiful reviews on here about the Gatlinburg Howard Johnson. However, when considering the price, I was more than happy with our accommodations. We stayed here over New Years and we couldn't have asked for a better hotel that suited our needs. We don't spend a lot of time in the hotel usually -- we just sleep and shower there. The hotel gave us just that - a comfortable bed and a clean shower. AND they had a very good little continental breakfast each morning as well. The hotel is in a great location; within walking distance of all downtown Gatlinburg attractions, restaurants, and shops. Even though we didn't didn't actually watch the ball drop from our room, the hotel is also in clear view of the Space Needle where the ball drop and fireworks show take place on New Year's Eve.
The hotel had some technical issues with our door and ended up having to replace the lock while we were there, but they were very nice and professional through the issues. My husband and I are very laid back people, so we didn't mind the minor inconvenience with the door. After all, it really isn't their fault that it broke while we were there. They had it fixed the next morning and it worked fine for the rest of our stay.
Overall, if you're looking for a decent bed, good breakfast, and perfect location for Gatlinburg, I'd recommend staying here! If you're looking for a high-end five-star resort, go stay at the expensive place down the street.
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