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Sleepy Bear Motel

820 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Ranked #24 of 86 hotels in Gatlinburg
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
m_anderson02 Peoria, Illinois
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Peoria, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
4 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very quaint, exceptionally clean retro motel. After staying at places where you have to walk down narrow hallways and park far away from your room, we felt like VIPs being able to park in front of our rooms. Despite a reservation for a second room made earlier that day, our request to be placed in side-by-side rooms... More

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Gadsden, Alabama
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

staff was very friendly and the room we stayed in was one of the cleanest I have every stayed in, a little out of the way if you are someone that likes to be near the main strip in Gatlinburg but you can catch the trolley to take you where you want to go, overall I would recommend this place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This motel is amazing......right from the check in felt like home.....The lady that checked us in, the fact they had keys not cards it was like I stepped back in time ....beds are comfortable and watching the Ducks off the balcony was so peaceful and caught the trolley right outside the motel didn't have to drive anywhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you smoke, make sure you get a smoking room or else you have to walk far far away or you could be charged $300 even if you smoke outside the room. Very clean room but lacking coffee pot and hairdryer. Overall, it was nice but unfortunately I'm a smoker and won't be coming back again. Thanks anyways.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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Address: 820 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
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