My husband and I stayed here the weekend of October 12th - 14th. As was recommended by some of the other reviews on this property on tripadvisor, we asked for a room high up and got number 815. This was a villa, which basically means it was the 2 bedroom condo. This condo was excellent!. Very large and nicely appointed. The master bedroom had a king bed with jacuzzi, stand up shower and opened up onto the balcony. The condo had a dining room table, tvs, fireplace, full kitchen and a separate bedroom with two queen beds. The room looks exactly like the pictures on the holiday inn website sight. We avoided being given the "time share" pitch but I did see one group of people who were being asked to attend. The sales pitch to ask you to attend is when they send you over to get your "parking" pass. We were not given the sales pitch to attend mostly because my husband left the lobby without waiting for the pass.
In the room everything is very nice. They do give you a few in room items like a small packet of coffee, but if you are staying there longer than a night.. you should buy your own coffee and filters and creamer etc. However, they do offer coffee in the lobby. This is a vacation condo type situation and there is no "room service". They don't clean your room or pick up towels or anything like that. My husband and I were only staying for the weekend, so we didn't mind that. But, there is a full washer and dryer in the condo if you needed to wash towels etc.
One drawback to this condo is that the location is a little far away from the main street in downtown gatlinburg by approximately 400 yards, but I didn't mind that at all. Actually, it is quieter that way. The hotel is right across the street from the LogCabin Pancake House.
This was the nicest room we've ever had in Gatlinburg. I was in love with the layout of this condo, although the master king bed mattress seemed old. Great view of the mountain, balcony, loved the jacuzzi and lots of room! If you get the two bedroom, you can't go wrong! Just one more thing: A sign in the elevator said that they are going to be renovating January thru March of 2013 so you might want to watch out for that during those months.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located steps from downtown Gatlinburg and nestled below the breathtaking views of Smoky Mountain National Park, Smoky Mountain Resort is in the heart of it all! This popular and easygoing family resort offers the perfect location as well as an array of on-site amenities such as indoor & outdoor pools, hot tubs, fitness center, billiard room, an activity center and more. When you're ready for sites, you need only walk through the gates of the resort and you're in downtown Gatlinburg, where you can enjoy the area's best dining & shopping. If you are looking for fun adventures for the family, you've come to the right place. From mountain hiking, to white water rafting, to 1,300 feet aerial rides above the city, Gatlinburg has something for everyone! And don't forget the large variety of attractions available for the family to enjoy. After a busy day, return to Smoky Mountain Resort to rejuvenate in your spacious one or two-bedroom villa. All villas feature fully equipped kitchens, a separate living room & dining room area, a queen-size pullout sofa sleeper, an over sized spa tub and separate shower, a fireplace, a private screened porch, washer and dryer, plus televisions and a DVD/VCR player for those evenings in. Imagine having all the room you need to enjoy the things you love most about a great vacation! * Please note that the resort does not offer daily housekeeping services. Housekeeping services are available at the property for a fee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Club Vacations Gatlinburg-Smoky Mountain Hotel Gatlinburg