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Sleepy Bear Motel

820 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Sleepy Bear Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chillicothe, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Stayed here for 3 days, New Year's 2014. No reservations, was a spur of the moment trip. Had already stayed at the Super 8 in Pegion forge for 3 days and dealt with numerous problems including bed bugs....but the sleepy bear motel was a welcome reprieve after having a nightmare stay at super 8. Staff was friendly, american and very... More

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Coldspring, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The motel is clean and quiet. It is located a distance from Gatlinburg but within driving distance--especially to arts and crafts areas. There is a stream in back for which we paid extra to view which is impossible in the cold. The view over the creek is hideous; so, extra $ should not be charged. The ducks can be heard,... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Very friendly staff. Large, but a little outdated room. Our room had a balcony at the back overlooking a small river with many ducks. Rooms are very clean and well equiped. Breakfast not included and not available. They have a reasonable size pool at the front. For your helpfull vote : There is a pancake house across the street with... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We happened to pull into this motel twenty years ago for an overnight when passing through the Smoky Mountains and we go back there whenever we want to visit the area--most recently for a night in early April. It's an older, plain motel, but it's comfortable and clean. We always get a room over the creek and love it when... More

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The staff was great. Staff was very helpful. The kids loved the stream and the ducks. The ducks came and ate out of my hands. The hotel is outdated, but clean. It is not a new building, but you can tell they take care of it. Also an American owned small buisness.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We had stayed a couple of days previously and decided to stay in the "creekside" room this most recent visit. It was very nice VERY clean and quiet. The little balcony was cool, breezy and sweet. The ducks entertained us in the evening and morning. The staff was extremely nice on the phone and even more so in person. Just... More

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Derbyshire, UK
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Located on the quiet side of Gatlingburg, close to the Art Trail, The Sleepy Bear Motel is the perfect overnight (or even longer) place to stop if you are visiting The Smokey Mountains national park. The rooms are spotlessly clean with comfortable beds and a small but adequate bathroom. Rooms have a balcony overlooking a creek where you can sit... More

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North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Like the other poster, the Sleepy Bear is a family tradition for us. I have stayed there since I was a child, and I took my wife there for our honeymoon back in 1993. We have stayed there ever since, and in the SAME ROOM each visit. It is our "home away from home" when we are in Gatlinburg. It... More

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Bluff City, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

We love the Sleepy Bear Motel in Gatlinburg, TN. It has recently been remodeled and always is clean. We love spending a little extra and sitting on the back patio over the creek. The ducks are so entertaining to watch and it's so very serene back there. We've stayed there for over 10 years and always love to come back.

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Boulder City, NV
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

We usually stay at the Clarion when we come to Gatlinburg, but we were attending the Gatlinburg Highland Games (as a side note, these are some of the most scenic games we go to, as nice as the Grandfather Mountain Games to me, for any of my kilted brethren who may read this) and wanted a place close to them,... More

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Also Known As:
Sleepy Bear Hotel
Sleepy Bear Hotel Gatlinburg
Address: 820 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
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#36 Top resorts Hotel in Gatlinburg

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