We planned a last minute overnight get away to the Smokies and didn't want to spend a lot of money on a room we knew we wouldn't spend much time in. We were on a second story end room above the office and I can easily say it was one of the largest rooms I've ever been in; loved the vaulted ceilings. On the flip side, the bathroom was quite tiny which amused me given they could have easily taken a few feet from the room and the room still would have been generous. Still, I didn't spend a great deal of time in the bathroom and it did what it was designed to do with plenty of hot water.
The room was clean, though a few more lights in the large space would have been nice. The bed was comfortable and the pillows actually real size and not hotel flatter than a fritter size. The staff, especially the evening clerk, was very friendly and helpful and breakfast better than I expected. They had cereal, toast, donuts, juice, coffee, and what thrilled my son- a pancake printer. It was a self animated pancake machine and according to the rest of my family they were pretty tasty.
The pool was nice but cold- still a little early in the season for all but the most hardy of swimmers here in Tennessee, at least this year, last year was a different story and who knows what next year will bring.
All in all this hotel was a nice, decent place to stay at a great price. It's location less than a block off the parkway made it especially advantageous as parking was included and we were able to walk from our hotel all over Gatlinburg and the tourist areas there. It also meant no fighting miles of parkway traffic coming in and out of the park. This place is hard to beat value wise. If you want high class amenities and 4 star service keep looking. If you want a clean room, a great location, and good value you can stop looking. I will definitely check here first the next time I want to make a weekend get away to the Smokies.
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