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East Side

East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not really sure about the other reviews. We were happy with the price but that's usually indicative of the room. We will not be staying here again. Our room smelled terrible to begin with. The blankets were stained, with what appeared to be blood. We didn't feel comfortable walking around on the carpet without shoes on. When we asked... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This motel is an older one, but the staff friendliness and the cleanliness of rooms makes you overlook the datedness. We stay here every year because you can't beat the price and I know the rooms are clean and quiet!! Its location is awesome, just a few short blocks into the downtown area where everything is located. I'll definitely be... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Off the main drag are motels that are half the price as downtown. Owner is a older character that may barter with you on price then tell you some stories. Great guy. Even offered to do our laundry for free. This is yhe type of place where you sit outside your room, have a beer and chat with strangers. Clean... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We moved here after a terrible experience at a motel down the road and loved it. The motel is older, but the rooms were very clean, and the management was very professional and friendly. If you are looking for something very reasonably priced, and is professional, clean and close to the big parkway this is a great choice. We will... More 

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Been staying with Tom and Marlene for YEARS! I normally try to take a mini vacation to Gatlinburg once a month in the fall and winter. It's like a second home. I sleep so well! Water pressure is better than home! Downtown Gatlinburg is a could blocks away and a trolley stop is across the street. Would recommend this motel... More 

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Troy, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I read the reviews and decided to stay here. What a mistake! If you want to stay in a place that reminds you of a mom and pop that is not well kept or managed this is the place for you but not me. Outdated is just for starts. Not clean and that is just not acceptable! They must have... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The East Side is charmingly old-fashioned, and a great value. You're a short walk to the shops of downtown Gatlinburg, and there is a great little pool for when you just feel like chilling. These folks are great. We've been coming here for 10 years, and the couple who runs the East Side knows us on sight. It's so important... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This hotel is far from up-to-date. Paneling, Shag carpet, and an actually key still. BUT if you are a young family and dont mind a little walk, it is the perfect place to stay if you are on a tight budget. Very close to the strip. Only downer is the the walk back is slight up hill but for me... More 

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Bassett, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Just got back home from our mini-vacation in Gatlinburg. The owners are so friendly that alone makes me want to stay with them again. It is an older motel but was clean. Nice pool. If you are on a cheap budget then stay here.

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Huber Heights, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have stayed at east side multiple times through the years,, the owner is very freindly, the rooms are allways clean and well kept, swimming pool is great, and its an easy walk to downtown. Id recommend this motel to anyone,, a very family freindly place to stay.

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