I just spend a one week vacation at the Maples and was extremely impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms and of the motel in general. I rented two rooms, one for my wife and myself, the other for my daughter and her husband. We were all impressed at the overall stay. Having spend a good number of nights at quite a few motels I would rate the Maples as the best overall for the price paid. Yes, the rooms may be a little smaller than some, the traffic on the Parkway may cause a delay upon exiting, etc. BUT the value for the price paid is outstanding! And, we found the staff to be friendly and cheerful. The office staff and the house keeping staff exceeded my expectations. My family and I had no complains and WILL stay here again if and when we revisit the Smoky Mountains. It's nice to stay in a friendly clean motel. So many are not. Thanks Maples Motor Inn for a job well done.