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Carr's Northside Cottages & Motel

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421 Laurel Road West, P.O. Box 728, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My dad has been a huge fan of Carr's since what seems like the 1980s. We have stayed several times in most everything they have to offer. This year my wife and I took a short trip to Gatlinburg and booked the cottages. #407 I think, you'll have to ask the old man. Lol. This was a small cottage that... More 

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Cookeville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the fabulous place to come if you simply want to rest and unwind. When you turn off busy Hwy. 321 onto the motel grounds (yes a motel with a very reasonable rate and not a fancy Hotel with a huge price tag), you feel as if you are entering another world where it is clam and peaceful. I... More 

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Union City, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been coming to Carr's for the past several years. We will be returning next month (September) for the third time this year. Each time we have stayed in a different room, (always streamside).....and each room/cottage has its own personality. As others have mentioned, the property is dated, and could use some overall general maintenance. For... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to get a reservation within a 2 week period. The room needs wood floors instead of carpet because the carpet could have used some cleaning. A new stove and some general updating. However, we were comfortable and enjoyed our stay. The pool needs more frequent cleaning. The room was located near the trolley line, which was very... More 

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wandering
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been coming here since I was a kid in the 70's because I love the creek and love brining my kid to the creek to play But some if those rooms prob haven't been updated since the 70's either. If you want a 55" flat panel tv, then this place isn't for you . Chances are you won't even... More 

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Yalaha, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from our trip to Gatlinburg. Stayed at Carr's cottages for 3 days. Our room was right on the creek. Great views and the water running right by us. Very clean rooms. Lots to do there. Good location. Great trip.

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Mount Sterling, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

upon check in we were given key to #403 which was a townhouse. entered room and there were food crumbs all over the floor, sofa, and floor. upstairs beds had blankets and sheets ripped off the bed and laying on the floor. Went back to office and told them couldn't stay in a dirty room. only thing available was an... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are multiple buildings on the property. We stayed in cabin 8 which allowed us to park at the door and yet have a balcony over the creek. It was outdated but in good repair. The bed was lumpy but I actually slept well. Staff was nice but a little standoffish. Pool area was clean. If I were to return... More 

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Otsego, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Second time staying. Love the setting on the mountainside. When it rained the Windows leaked both times, but we still enjoyed our stay regardless of the maintenance that needed to be done. Close to downtown, but secluded away from the busyness. I would recommend if you aren't looking for top notch amentities.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We come to the smokies a lot and stay at a variety of hotels and cottages. Carr's is definitely outdated and in need of remodeling. Room had an odor of old smoker's house. Beds were solid and will give you a backache. Pillows were worn and in need of replacing. If you come here be sure to bring shampoo. I... More 

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