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Johnson's Inn

242 Bishop Lane, PO Box 392, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Ranked #30 of 86 hotels in Gatlinburg
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Centreville, al
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3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Johnson's Inn in Gatlinburg. We were creekside on the end, facing the street. The room was clean but definitely rough around the edges. The laminate floor at the entry was coming up at the seams, walls above the shower and other places need sanding/puttying to fix dents and bumps (not just another coat of paint), outlet... More

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Covington, Kentucky
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Literally a block from The Village - the best part about the Inn. We stayed just one evening. It was decent - we got a really good deal through Hotwire. The room wasn't that clean. The top comforter had not been washed, there was dust in the bathroom and a soda cap on the floor. We didn't book the room... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

At light 6 down about a block. When we walked to town I thought it would take longer but you go in the entrance to the village and you are right on the strip. Pool is small only 4.5 foot but we enjoyed it all to ourselves. It was clean. The room was your average motel with two beds. They... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I made a reservation at Johnson's Inn for a last-minute trip to the Smokies. With the summertime popularity, many of the chain motels (several rated lower than Johnson's Inn) were charging outrageous rates. I basically need a room to shower and sleep as I stay out in the Smokies as much as I can during the daylight hours. The woman... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Other than the rooms needing some updating, the entire stay and experience was awesome. The staff was more than accomdating and pleasant. Room was very clean and cool when we arrived. I will be staying here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The hotel was nice. I picked this location because It was close to downtown from what I was reading from the other reviews. I also booked this Inn because it showed it had a laundry room. Well come to find out they no longer have the laundry room. I was disappointed because that was the main reason I booked this... More

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very soft bed with great location to the shops and entertainment. Walked all over town and sampled the amazing heritage of the town of Gatlinburg. Spent the night in a King size ultra plus bed. Got some great momentous and we return.

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Wilmore, Kentucky
5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband and I visited Gatlinburg for the first time after a three days of backpacking in the Smoky Mountains. We booked ahead of time at Johnson's Inn and I chose this location because of three things: good price, good location, and available washer/dryer. First, the price was great. We also got a discount using AAA for some extra savings.... More

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Clay, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

1st glance, pleased w our room w fireplace until the air didn't cool the room after being on for 4hours.Toilet wasn't screwed down well, and shower was dingy in Rm230. Hostess willing to change rooms. Again happy until I decided to take a shower. Water rose and wouldn't drain during shower. curtain wouldn't keep water from spraying the bathroom also... More

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We enjoyed staying at Johnson's Inn-the staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean. Great location. The rooms needed updating-but overall we loved it! The location is across the street at light number 6-near the Village.

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Address: 242 Bishop Lane, PO Box 392, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
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Johnson`s Hotel Gatlinburg
Johnsons Hotel Gatlinburg
Johnsons Motel Gatlinburg

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Locally family owned and operated quaint motel only steps away from the main street of Gatlinburg. We offer mountain hospitality and affordable rates for clean, quiet rooms that are accessible to all that Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer. Come sit in our garden by the stream , easily walk downtown to shops and restaurants or spend the day in the national park. We offer standard motel rooms, deluxe rooms and suites. ... more   less 
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