My husband and I stayed here for New Year's Eve and Day, and we really enjoyed our stay. The Gillette is an older motel (my mom can remember staying there when she was in her teens), but it has been VERY well kept all these years. Some of the furniture and carpets look dated, but it's just in style and not wear.
We booked our room a bit last minute, so we got a two queen room. One bed was large enough for us, and it was fairly comfy. We used the second bed for storage, though there is enough space around the room for luggage and other travel necessities. The room was very clean and toiletries and towels were replenished each day.
The wireless internet wasn't a problem to connect to, and I liked that we had a mini-fridge and microwave. The walls of the room were a bit thin, and I could hear the man in the next room snoring during the night.
Perhaps my favorite aspect of this hotel is the short distance to everything in downtown Gatlinburg. We were literally a two minute walk from the Space Needle, so we got to see the great fireworks display for New Year's without having to fight the crowd! On New Year's Day, even though it was cold and rainy, we still walked the streets for a couple hours because we knew the hotel was so close and the room would be toasty when we returned.
Parking wasn't a problem, and we were able to get a space right in front of our room. Since we didn't have to drive anywhere, it was nice to load and unload our stuff right there!
- Also Known As:
- Gillette Hotel Gatlinburg
- Gillette Motel Gatlinburg