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Mountain House Motor Inn Downtown

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2.0 of 5
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247 Newton Lane, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (Formerly Econo Lodge Downtown)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Carlisle, PA
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Far enough off Parkway for some quiet at the end of the night, but within a 20-minute walk of the entire town, the Motor Inn is an excellent place for weary travelers. The rating is based on the class of motel - a no-frills, well-maintained location with decent beds, hot showers, a mini fridge, at a cost that's easy on... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Older hotel but clean and comfortable. Prices are reasonable. You can't beat the location. Walk about 5 minutes and enter the back of the "Village" shopping area with all the quaint shops and fountains. About a 5 minute walk to the aquarium as well a trolley stop for longer treks.

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kendall H, Front Desk Clerk at Mountain House Motor Inn Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We love guests who write reviews for us after they stay here so we know the many ways we can continue to improve our guests' stay with us. Have a great day. Gail, Front Desk. More 

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have only stayed at this motel during my stays in Gatlinburg.... I wont stay anywhere else. I absolutely love it!! So clean and quiet... The beds are really comfortable. I did not go in the pool but would have if time permitted.

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kendall H, Front Desk Clerk at Mountain House Motor Inn Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We appreciate guests who take the time to let us know how we are doing and what we could do to make their stay better. We look forward to a return visit from you. Have a great day. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly!!!!!! It's walking distance to all the attractions yet off the main strip enough to enjoy some quiet. 2 on site pools make it fun for the whole family. I highly recommend staying here when you visit Gatlinburg!!!!!

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kendall H, Front Desk Clerk at Mountain House Motor Inn Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review for our property. We hope you enjoyed your stay with us and will return to visit us the next time you come to Gatlinburg. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is an excellent value for your money. It is a normal hotel without all the amenities, but for the price we paid that's perfectly fine. The rooms were clean and the swimming pool was nice as well. The staff was friendly and courteous and even delivered a rollaway bed to the room for us. Would certainly stay here... More 

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kendall H, Front Desk Clerk at Mountain House Motor Inn Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. If there is anything we can do to make your stay even better, please let us know. Our goal is 100% satisfaction for our guests. We hope you will stay with us on your return to Gatlinburg. More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a decent clean motel a block off the main road. It was reasonably priced, had two clean pools and was quiet. If you are looking for a nice place to sleep and not looking for luxury this is a good option. I will say the couple we were with did not find their room as clean. You might... More 

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kendall H, Front Desk Clerk at Mountain House Motor Inn Downtown, responded to this review

I want to apologize for the room your friends were in for not being as clean as yours. The next time you stay with us, please inform us as soon as you check in and we will take care of this situation. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Florence, Alabama, United States
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a bare bones hotel, but in an awesome location. With the GSMNP at your doorstep you don't need a fancy room. I wanted a place to clean up and rest. This fit it perfectly. The location is what makes it perfect. You can walk Gatlinburg easity from here. Your a few minutes from the park. The room was... More 

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Bailey, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you don't mind staying in an older motel, you will be very pleased. The rooms are clean and well-maintained, and the hotel is a very short walk from the parkway (if you have never visited Gatlinburg, you will appreciate this). The owner is very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

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New Bloomfield, MO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great location and the room was perfect. We had two nice queen beds, mini fridge and microwave. Room was very clean, and the front-desk was very friendly and helpful with local information. Would definitely go back to the Mountain House.

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Greenville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you want to be pampered in a setting of complete luxury, stay somewhere else. If you want a decent room, comfortable bed, standard amenities, proximity to downtown, and don't want to pay a lot, this is the place to stay. The owners are kind folks who work to take care of you. Everything was clean and in working order.... More 

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