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Sleepy Bear Motel

820 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

First time to Sleepy Bear and won't be my last. The motel is certainly dated however some updates (particularly in the bathroom) have been done at least somewhat recently. Motel is locally owned, staff is very friendly and rooms are VERY clean. This motel is almost like taking a step back in time. Everything at the front desk is completed... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night and was very disappointed with the room. It was not only old and outdated but the beds were worn out and the bathroom was tiny. The towels were worn out and stained. The room smelled terribly of cigarettes. At just over $100 a night after taxes I guess I expected a little more for my... More 

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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Older motel. Clean, comfortable bed. Plenty of hot water and pressure. Basic. Friendly desk staff. Towards the end of town, away from all the noise and traffic. There is a trolley stop, pizza place and breakfast diner very close. Would stay here again, if in the area

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Searcy, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We had to find room because of a mishap so we get one here. The rude man at front desk should have been first clue but we tried it anyway. The shower was terrible, no pressure and hot water was short supply. The bed was broken down in middle. The ramp to room was very difficult angle BUT had several... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

When we pulled into Gatlinburg it was a Sat. night and we had no reservations. It is the way we like to travel. We took a trip up and down the strip and decided to stop at The Sleepy Bear. This place is not really on the strip but just the outskirts of town. We like to find the local... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for our 10 yr anniversary July 31 - Aug 2. The stay was very nice. The room was super clean, the water pressure was great! It is an older motel but I told my husband it was very peaceful the time we spent up there and really didn't have any worries about your surroundings. It is family... More 

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Taylorsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The hotel is family owned and operated. The boy at the desk said they have been around since 1972. It is a bit old fashioned. Check in was writing down all the info with no computer printout. I am not sure how they figured my final total. I was quoted 68 a night plus tax. I stayed two nights and... More 

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Dalton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

My family and I stayed for three nights here and it was great. Rooms are dated but they were clean, the overall stay was awesome. Family owned and operated. My children loved swimming, very clean pool. We will definitely stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

First time at sleepy bear. We enjoyed our stay. Room was clean. Staff was nice. My grandson like the ducks. We usually stay at the rodeway inn . Had a reservation. They didnt call us to let us know they were tearing the motel down. We called to confirm , number out of service. Found sleepy bear on the internet.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We certainly enjoyed our stay at the Sleepy Bear Motel. The Little House of Pancakes is located directly across the street and features some of the best breakfast food in all of Gatlinburg. The Alamo Steakhouse is also within walking distance of the motel. The clerk in the main office was both pleasant and accommodating. The room featured a television... More 

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