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“The Park Vista Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Park Vista - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   705 Cherokee Orchard Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738   |  
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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“The Park Vista Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My group and I really enjoyed our stay here at this hotel! The only thing I would say that needed improvement were the check-in procedures. I stood in line for a number of minutes while one person was trying desperately to check others in. Nevertheless, everything else met my expectations. Our rooms were on the 12th floor and provided an excellent view of the high mountains. Also, the waterpark was great for a nice evening swim. Cindy, who worked the lounge area, provided great service and chat during our visit. And finally, the hotel's location sets on top of a high hill AWAY from the downtown area! You are only a couple of minutes from the downtown area but yet so far! I hope to return here on my next vacation to Gatlinburg.

Room Tip: Choose a high floor for a mountain or city view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MelissaDJones, Manager at Park Vista - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry you had a problem with with your check in experience, I sincerely apologize. We are now in the process of training new team members to help enhance the check in and check out process. Thank you for your compliments on your overall experience at the property, I will share your comments with the staff (especially Cindy). We hope to see you again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great location. Bordering the National Park. Excellent view overlooking the town (I was on the 12th floor). Private balcony. This hotel is about 1 mile from downtown. The trolley picks you up at the front door and takes you on various routes. Enjoy the sites and sounds of downtown without having to find and pay for parking!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelissaDJones, Manager at Park Vista - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you for your review for our future guests. We really appreciate the feedback. We look forward to a future stay.

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This hotel was just ok. I thought the front desk counter could have used more employees checking guests in. Only one person training another while a line of guests waiting. Bathroom in our room smelled musty as if the shower curtain needed washed. Had to request an additional comforter because of stains on it. After that I was questioning the cleanliness. The entry door to the pool w disgusting with smudges and fingerprints that had been there for our entire 3-day stay along with a dirty wine glass sitting next to the stairs the the entire time of our stay. The wait staff could also be more friendlier.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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MelissaDJones, Manager at Park Vista - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for your response. I am so sorry we failed to meet your expectations and that you had problems with your stay with us. I have passed along your comments to our Executive Housekeeper in regards to the cleanliness of the pool area. We are in the process of hiring more staff for the front desk, as they were training during your experience with check in. I apologize for your experience being slow, but this is in the process of being fixed. We hope this did not deter you from staying with us again during your next visit to Gatlinburg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Hotel was nice looking on the top of a steep climb. Check-in was okay. The person checking us in was dealing with a possible mistake she might of made on the previous check-in and was not focused on our check-in. We did not get cookies when we checked in. The pool was nice and my daughter enjoyed the slide. The fitness facility met my needs as well. The room was quiet except for the last night of our stay, when we could hear our loud neighbors. The room was clean and room service did a good job. Overall we had a nice stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MelissaDJones, Manager at Park Vista - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry you had a problem with our check in experience, I sincerely apologize. Thank you for your compliments on our Room Service, I will share your comments with the staff. We hope to see you again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Good mountain views. No valet parking with minimal parking spaces close to the hotel entrance. Less than clean common areas. Large rooms with useless balconies. Very, very small bathroom, one sink, old tub and toilet up against themselves. No safe and tiny closet. Noisy window type air conditioner. Warn out bed with nice bed linens. Room was clean. Elevators sounded like freight elevators. Not walking distance to town with pay shuttle running every half hour.

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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MelissaDJones, Manager at Park Vista - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for your response. I am so sorry we failed to meet your expectations and that you had problems with your stay with us. We are working on a solution for our parking, as I know during busy times, parking can be difficult so I apologize you experienced this. I have also passed along your comments to our Executive Housekeeper in regards to the cleanliness in the public area. Thank you again for your feedback, and we do hope you give us a chance to redeem your experience here at the Park Vista during your next get away to Gatlinburg.

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Eaton, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed at the Park Vista for a total of 7 nights. The rooms were SO clean and nice! We were in room 1002. It was a city view and we were higher than the Space Needle. It was beautiful! The bathroom was clean and there were plenty of towels. The thermostat was easy to control and we never got hot! It cooled the room amazingly!
The pools were amazing, and there were always plenty of clean, warm towels when it closed.
To use the internet there was a fee but there were computers in the lobby to use. We have AT&T on our cell phones and that gave us free wifi on our iPhones, that was a nice surprise so we didn't have to use a lot of our data plan.
Also my daughter loves the cookies! I can not say enough wonderful things!
One of the best things, for $2 a day you can buy a trolley pass at the front desk and go anywhere in Gatlinburg! That sure beats paying .50 cents every time you get on the trolley! I will definitely stay here again!!
If I had to try and find a negative it would be the parking lot. It was huge! It felt like quite a walk from the car to the door. Also the balcony collected water from the air conditioner running. But that was nothing and we can't wait to stay again!

Room Tip: We paid for the City View and loved the lights downtown. We also blew bubbles off the balcony and i...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelissaDJones, Manager at Park Vista - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you had a great time and you enjoyed our property and the your visit to Gatlinburg. I will pass along your compliments to our team!! We look forward to your next visit.

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Charleston, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This was a perfect getaway for us. We brought our sitter so she and our son slept in the bunk bed room with 1/2 bath. It was very dark which was perfect since, I think they slept later than they would have otherwise. My son LOVED the Wii and the fun chairs to sit in. He liked the pool but it was somewhat small though it was not crowded, I think b/c we were there during a quiet week.

We loved being able to take the trolley downtown and the views from our room were amazing.

The hotel is in definite need of TLC, and some extra furniture. The main bedroom was very spacious yet, there was no where to eat other than on the bed or floor since there was no coffee table or even a side table. We ate lunch there one day and the food was pretty good and fairly priced. Our sitter got room service a couple of times, which turned out to be usual room service prices....expensive.

Room Tip: Higher floors obviously have better views. We faced the mountains (vs downtown) and loved it.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MelissaDJones, Manager at Park Vista - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for your review and we appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry we failed to meet your expectations with the room decor. We just went through an 11 million dollar two years ago and continue to make improvements every year. We hope this will not deter you from coming to see us again. We look forward to welcoming you back...

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Additional Information about Park Vista - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg

Address: 705 Cherokee Orchard Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Gatlinburg
#10 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
#12 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Park Vista - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton Gatlinburg hotel is known for its spectacular views and exquisite service. Overlooking the beautiful Smoky Mountains National Park and the quaint city of Gatlinburg, each guestroom has its own private balcony with amazing views. Conveniently located on the City’s Trolley Route, The Park Vista is only minutes from the many restaurants, shops and attractions that downtown Gatlinburg has to offer. And if your adventures include a visit to Dollywood Theme Park or a day of Outlet Shopping we are only minutes away! All guestrooms include a 42” flat screen television, refrigerator and wireless high-speed internet access. Other hotel amenities include:• In-room Dining• Business Center • Complimentary Wireless HISA in public areas• Spectacular Indoor Pool / Water Park• Outdoor Playground & Arcade• State-of-the-art Fitness CenterEnjoy your favorite beverages and appetizers, expertly created and served in our own Firefly’s Patio Lounge. Or relax and enjoy an enticing menu of freshly prepared Southern-inspired selections at The Vista Grill, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. With just over 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space as well as an executive boardroom, our professional catering and convention services team will insure a flawless and memorable experience for your next sales meeting, seminar, luncheon or social event. Whether your next visit to Gatlinburg involves a meeting, leisure or both, our friendly staff will always welcome you to The Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton with our signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie and true southern hospitality. ... more   less 
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