My family and I have been staying at Jack Huff's Motor Lodge longer than I can remember. When we walk in the door, they know us by name. I can find absolutely nothing negative with this establishment. We really almost feel like family and are certainly treated like family.
I could write a book on what is so great about this place, but time and space does not permit so I'll try to sum it up briefly.
The folks who work here are some of the most cordial people I have ever met. The rooms are always clean, spacious, and most have refrigerators and microwaves. It is located within a very short 5-minute walk to the downtown "parkway" in Gatlinburg, free hot apple cider and coffee are always available, and I've never had a request they didn't accommodate. Their rates are very reasonable and extremly competitive, especially during the holiday events, as they don't superficially gouge their patrons with excessively high room rates.
I would highly recommend this family-owned hotel as your vacation headquarters if in the Gatlinburg area.