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“Very Clean, Friendly and Excellent Location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   135 Reagan Dr., Gatlinburg, TN 37738   |  
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Ranked #21 of 86 hotels in Gatlinburg
NJ
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Very Clean, Friendly and Excellent Location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My boyfriend and I just came back from a roadtrip and stayed in Gatlinburg here. Upon checkin the staff was extremely friendly. The room was a great price and she even upgraded us to a room with a fireplace. The room was very clean and large. Its location is PERFECT right down the street from the town. We parked the car and spent the day and night on the town. We definitely recommend staying here and will again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela g, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us. Your kind words are appreciated and have been shared the rest of the staff. We are looking forward to your return visit! Thank you for the great review and have a happy holiday.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This was a nice place to stay! We stayed in a room with 2 queen beds and a pull out sofa. Very spacious room. Great for a family of 5! Breakfast was fine. Had all you need to get your day started. Check-in was easy and room seemed clean. Would stay here again!

Room Tip: The suites have plenty of room for a family of 5!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela g, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Our suites are roomy for families and the fireplace in winter makes it even nicer. Looking forward to your next stay. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a really good hotel. The suites are very nice. The staff is personable. Great location. Easy walking to main strip. Pets are welcome. Have been staying at this hotel for over 20 years. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: There is not room service or fitness center.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Pamela g, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Thank you for your recommendation. We enjoy to see you each time that you come in. It makes us so happy that we have guest that keep coming back. This tells us we are doing something right. Looking forward to your return visit.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

For a 2-star hotel, this place is better than I expected. The location is great - central Gatlinburg, easy walking distance to tons of restaurants, the Sky Lift, Ole Smoky Moonshine, and lots of other attractions. Plus parking is free (for 1 car). Their breakfast selection is limited and 100% carbs - toast, waffles, instant oatmeal, and weird-tasting donuts, plus coffee/tea/juice. With all the pancake houses in town, you've got to go out to breakfast at least one morning anyway!

Our room had 2 queen beds, one of which was comfortable and one that felt like a sack of springs. Luckily we were just 2 travelers sharing a bed. When we arrived, 2 of the 3 lights in the room had burned out bulbs. The front desk replaced those for us quickly. The staff overall were pleasant and helpful. The room was relatively clean, except for a swarm of fruit flies that seemed to be living in the sink. I liked that the room had a sink inside the bathroom as well as outside - made it easier for 2 people to get ready in the morning. The bathtub has jets and I guess you can use it as a whirlpool. I didn't try that. The tub has a sort of seat-thing in in that sticks out from the wall and impedes your movement while showering. The only other problem we had with the room was a lack of electrical outlets for our personal electronic devices. There isn't even an outlet next to the table where one would presumably use a laptop. The hotel does provide free wifi with decent speeds.

So overall, if you go in with low expectations, you might be pleasantly surprised! The rates were affordable for traveling at the peak of leaf season. But if we went back to Gatlinburg again, I might try to stay somewhere with a higher star level.

Room Tip: 4th floor has some limited mountain views
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela g, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Thank you for the review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you next time you are in Gatlinburg!
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a hidden treasure of Gatlinburg! They have prices as low as 59 dollars, and everything is within walking distance. I highly recommend going to the space needle, which is right next to this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela g, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for all your kind words and taking the time to write them. We are looking forward to a return visit from you.
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Miamisburg, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We Stayed at the Econo lodge in Gatlinburg for 3 nights..Oct,24th 25th and 26th 2013... The best thing about our experience was the location.. Literally 100 steps to the Strip.. We had Room 229.. Which was on the second floor of the so called Tower..Right above a Parking area.. so with this every time a car pulled in it was rumbling under our feet..Kinda funny.. The washer/Linen must of been on the other side of the Head wall .. It would run every evening..Bang Bang Bang.. My Daughter who is slightly Handicapped and does not walk stairs without assistance Had to walk up and down Daily because every day the Elevator company was there working and fixing the Broken elevator..In addition the Room Next to us the walls were thin and the two older Gentlemen who had that rented on Thurs and Friday Night Must of been either Hard of hearing or just like to talk loud..Their TV was Screaming at 11pm at night..I think I know them Personally now..They must eat a lot of Bran..I Killed 1 Roach...On the ceiling..For real.. We Did not See anymore..The Room was not really Dated. The Beds Were Ok. I am not hard to please with a room..But I think maybe a different room there would have maybe been a Different experience..1-to-10 I give it a 4.5 The Carpet seemed Clean the beds seemed clean,our towels were changed once and trash emptied once. No beds made Etc....Its Location is the only savior...

Room Tip: In our experience try any other room but #229.. Only rent this room if its a last resort..Ask for a...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela g, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Thank you for your review. Our guest and their stay is most important to us. We will use your comments to help in providing superior service to each guest. We hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with this service.
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Nashville, TN
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed here for a few nights. The staff at check in and check out were very friendly and helpful.

The rooms are definitely a little outdated, and could use a deep clean. However with that in mind, the rooms did not feel dirty at all. There was a small fridge and microwave in the room which was nice. The bathrooms are a little small, but served their purpose.

The hotel is just off the main strip, so it is very convenient to everything Gatlinburg has to offer. Be sure to bring a GPS, there are some roads off this hotel that you can take and bypass all of the traffic on the strip.

My only gripe was that the hotel didn't feel like a $100 a night hotel. We were there on a Friday and Saturday during fall break, so of course rooms were at a premium. I checked to see what the room rate was for Sunday night and it was under $60.

Overall, I would stay at this property again if the price was right.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pamela g, General Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
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Address: 135 Reagan Dr., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 2*
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