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Gatlinburg Inn
Ranked #6 of 77 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Tennessee
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good things, bad things”
Reviewed 27 October 2011

We just finished our third stay at this hotel. While we love the '60s decor and nice staff, the noise in the evening & night this time has made us decide we won't stay here again. There was a musician street performer set up in the parking lot (with the permission of the hotel owner) playing guitar and singing. She was so loud it was just awful. We complained to the front desk and they sent the security guard out there twice to have her turn the amp down. She continued until almost 10pm making it impossible to sit on the balcony and simply enjoy a quiet evening. Then around 12:30am we were awakened by a bunch of people yelling and playing music in the parking lot at the bar next to the hotel. Obviously the hotel was not to fault for their noise but paired with the singer it was enough to make us call it quits for this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2011

this is the first time in 31 years that we were able to get a reservation(Sept 30,oct 1).My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. No hair dryer however, we knew that in advance.we will return next year.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2011

We stay in The Gatlinburg INN on October 7 & 8 of October 2011.
I'm telling you we had 3 15 yr olds, a 16 year old, and an 11 year old. This place is an oldet place I believe one of the firsts hotels built here in 1937. It has that old timey feel and even has an old timey smell and look but all these things just play into this perfect little theme. We all loved it. Mrs. Maples is here everyday and will just have the sweetest conversation with you if you will let her..
I dare say this is the CLEANIEST place in Gatlinburg.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2011

The only place we or I have stayed for the past 20 years while visiting the GSMNP. I thought it was a private resort at first until I asked one day and was shown the inside and a room. Clean, friendly, quiet, fun, safe, and worth every penny. They have rules and that is fine with me. You will not find a cleaner or friendlier hotel in town. The history around the place is awesome and I never tire of enjoying it. If you are looking for fancy or saunas, or hot tubs; this is not the place for you. If you want a fun and clean place to stay and are willing to get to know the people it is charming beyond belief. I would not consider staying anywhere else. Thank you Ms. Maples for keeping your home as nice as it is and for sharing it with us.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Barbourville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

We thought we had stepped back in time. From the wallpaper, to the pipes hanging from the ceiling, to the old wooden doors and the old carpet, the drapes, the parlor's. You feel as though you have went back into the 1960's. With that being said, if you need a blow dryer, frig, or iron bring your own. There are wonderful views of the main street and if you stay in a corner unit you will also have a view of the back street. Wonderful staff, owners, security, very clean. I will stay again!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: If I am correct we stayed in rm 378.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pine Knot, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2011

Loved the charming atmosphere of days gone by. Furniture and carpet are from yesteryear, this was a place that many famous and infamous persons have chose to reside at while in Gatlinburg and it is has a wonderful atmosphere! Sure you must not bring in outside eats, but who needs to eat in bed anyway, lol, the rules didn't bother me a bit! If you want to relax and get away from it all, great place to stay, especially for couples it is probably too quaint for teens and too many rules for the tadpoles.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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knoxville, tn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2011

Weekend at the Gatlinburg Inn.....and I agree with several other posters. Staff is friendly...great maid service....great location if you want to be in the middle of Gatlinburg. I also agree that the Inn has not been updated since the 60's....or possibly earlier. No antiques....just cheap, old furniture with carpet that also has not been updated. Plastic upholstered sofas in rooms, horrendous wallpaper, noisy OLD airconditioning. The most offensive part of the stay for me was the odors. To try to cover the old, musty smell of all the interiors the staff has placed plug-in scent diffusers that are sickening....throughout the lobby and in every guest room. I would suggest you stay elsewhere and try to skip Gatlinburg altogether. It defines the concept of "tourist trap". It for sure isn't the quaint town it used to be!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Gatlinburg Inn
Address: 755 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3205
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Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
#5 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gatlinburg Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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