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Belle Aire Motel
Ranked #68 of 77 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Tuscaloosa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Front desk and stay very good.”
Reviewed 28 December 2010

We were early, so we call and spoke with Michael at front desk and ask if we could check in early, and he say that was not a problem. When we got their we were treated very well, check in was very easy. Room was very clean, anytime we needed anything Michael or Cindy was their to help. This is not a five star hotel but the way we were treated it made us feel like we were getting five star treatment.

Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Rock Island, Tennessee
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2010

I will say the location is good an breakfast place right next door also good. BUT upon arriving at 8:30ish pm we checked in to find out they only had us down for 2 nights (we booked 3) I had conf num and all the details written down but oh well just give us the keys were tired...got to room and turned down bed to check for bugs and such...no bugs. HOWEVER there was 7 !!! black hairs on sheets and i soooo did not like that. good thing i had my lint roller...we also killed 2 spiders and was a bug in the jacuzzi...it was a small room and not so cheap after seeing it...im usually easy to please but come on lets at least get the sheets clean!!! happy with the econo lodge belle air in gatlinburg...not so much.....

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2010

I wasn't sure what I would fine at this Econo Lodge due to some of the reviews,I was very glad we choose to stay here, they have all new mattress, sheets. comforters, carpets and curtains, even appeared to have been newly painted,no smell but very new looking, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the room we were in was a very quiet one, never heard any noise from outside the room which is rare.The only disadvantage is it is uphill and about 2 blocks from downtown,however even at 66yrs & 70yrs of age we still went downtown a couple times a day.We were even able to see all the fireworks for the 4th of July from the parking lot instead of walking downtown.The price was also great!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2010

This was a very clean nice motel. The staff were very nice. For the price, you can't beat it.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank TennesseeGirl82
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florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2009

awful doesn't even descibe this dump. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!!!!!!.........Staff is rude, rooms are fillthy, and the so called breakfast is a box of stale dounuts for the whole hotel to share!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would not even allow my dogs to sleep in this roach motel.....................

  • Stayed January 2008, travelled on business
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4 Thank liers
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Kentucky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2009

I visit the smokies a couple of times a year. We had friends staying in the condos across the street. They went across the street to find out if they had a room for us. They were told yes and the price. They were also shown 1 of the remodled rooms and was told they all looked like that. I called from home and booked two nights. When I arrived I paid cash in advance for the two nights. The location was great, when I entered my room it appeared to be good (I've stayed in better but this was ok). It had a flat screen tv, and the room as a whole looked good. The bathroom was clean and well maintained. When I went to look around Gatlinburg there was a flock of something flying around the motel...going in and out of the chimney, found out these were BATS oh well my room didn't have a chimney so I thought all was good that is until 5:30am when the smoke detector went off (there was no fire) I called the front desk and the guy that answered had no clue as to why it would be going off and didn't offer any assistance to make it stop. He said he would make a note...? But the big shock was when I turned on the lights to find out why the alarm went off I saw bugs..ROACHES!!!! Mostly around the bathroom and sink area...none where my belongings were...Thank Goodness. I immediately packed my things to my car and waited for my friends to wake up. In the process of running around killing bugs and getting my stuff I had neglected to put on shoes....my feet were BLACK from the carpet. When I told the lady at the front desk that I would not be staying another night..she was very sorry and told me she would contact the main office for me to get a refund for the night I didn't stay. But she could not refund me on the spot...they do not give cash refunds. I asked the lady what I was suppose to do since I didn't have any more money to get another place to stay, she gave no other options. This motel is affiliated with other motels in the area..I was told this when I checked in and was given my parking pass. I was told I could park for free at any of their other motels. But I was not given the option of going to one of these motels. My vacation was ruined because of this. At this time I still have not heard from any representatives from this motel. But they will hear from me!!! I don't know where they got the photos for this website, but it's not the motel I stayed at.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2008

When we booked hotel, we were quoted one rate, but when we get there the rate went up. And it was too late to cancell And the hotel manager was rude and refused to honor the quoted rate even so I had a print out of the reservation, and the front desk stuff was very unfrendly, for the lack of words. Very run down also. Not even continentl breakfast, but it is advertised on the web site.
Will not recommend, there are tons of nice hotels in Gatlinburg for the same price. Do not make a mistake and spoil your vacation. Almost forgot- the electrical plugs were very unsafe- huge hasard for unaware customers....

  • Liked — Close to main attraction
  • Disliked — Service
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Belle Aire Motel

Property: Belle Aire Motel
Address: 405 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3333 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 77 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Belle Aire Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belle Aire Motel is situated on Historic Nature Trail just one block from Gatlinburg Convention Center and next door to the ever-popular Log Cabin Pancake House. Our limited "Easy Start" breakfast is a great way to start your day in the Park or on the streets of Gatlinburg! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg Econo Lodge

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