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“Convenient” 4 of 5 stars
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Johnson's Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   242 Bishop Lane, PO Box 392, Gatlinburg, TN 37738   |  
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Ranked #44 of 85 Hotels in Gatlinburg
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1 review
“Convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We have been coming here for years because the motel has consistency in cleanliness, comfortable rooms and friendly staff. The location is close to The Village and Arrowmont area. As for the complaints about the age of the motel - yes it may not be 2012 decor but it is clean. I do not think this is an issue as renovation would certainlyl raise the very reasonable price of the inn. My only complaint is the size of the pool (they had to close their awesome pool).

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Chapel Hill, Tennessee
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

After reading other reviews, I was really hopeful. However, this "Inn" was a major disappointment. The location was very favorable - only about a block from the main strip downtown - but that was about it. To begin with, it is more like an old motel than an "Inn". Our room was in a building separate from the main lodging and office. We arrived after dark and the lighting in the exterior corridors was dim, making it hard to see where we were going (could have been frightening if arriving alone). Once in our room, it was obvious that we did not receive one of the recently renovated rooms. Ours was VERY old, run down and dirty. There was dust on lamps, chairs, and in the bathroom. The floor in the bathroom was not thoroughly cleaned, with mildew in the corners and around the bathtub. The bathroom had been recently painted, but they did not remove any fixtures or hardware and so there were paint drips all over. The door handle to the bathroom was falling off. The beds were low to the ground and extremely uncomfortable. In general, the room was in disrepair. Oh, and I am not sure how they launder linens, but the sheets were ITCHY! Additionally, they do not offer a continental breakfast - not a deal breaker, but would be a nice touch. Overall, I would not recommend this property. Location is the only plus as far as I can tell.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Courtney F
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Very nicely decorated, good location. Seems to have been recently renovated. The condo was suitable for our needs. Would have liked to mention housekeeping problems to staff but office was closed when we left. There was mold on bathroom ceiling, slow draining tub and fitted sheet didn't stay on mattress.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We stayed at Johnson's Inn in July. We usually stay at newer hotels with modern decor, etc...I think we have found our new hotel for Gatlinburg. It is an older hotel but we really enjoyed it. Right off the strip (excellent location) but was quiet at night. The only downfall was no room really has a view of anything but the parking lot. But comfortable beds, rooms are clean and you can tell they take pride in taking care of this place. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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vjbgatlinburgtn, General Manager at Johnson's Inn, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Thank you for the nice review. We are pleased that we were able help make your vacation pleasant and look forward to seeing you again.
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Landen, Ohio, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We came to Gatlinburg for a last hurrah before school started. The location is so close to the strip and for the price it is wonderful. We got one of the standard rooms with a full kitchen. It was so nice to have all of the foods that the kids love. It is an older hotel, but for the price and the location, it is a must stay for us when we are in Gatlingburg.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Sally S
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vjbgatlinburgtn, General Manager at Johnson's Inn, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
We are so glad that we could help contribute to making happy family memories. Thank you for the nice review.
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Elberton, Georgia, United States
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Room is nice and clean for it's age. Friendly staff. Very convenient location to shops and restaurants. Has a nice little sitting area in front by a little creek.We would definitely choose to ststay here again. A lot of people write such negative reviews complaining about every little thing but we are just thankful to get away for our 25th wedding anniversary.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kim R
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vjbgatlinburgtn, General Manager at Johnson's Inn, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad that you chose to stay with us during your anniversary celebration.
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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I have stayed in Gatlinburg many times over 20 years of motorcycle vacations in the area and I always go back to Johnson's Inn for the location and cheap price. The rooms have always been clean and spacious. I always ride with a small group of 8 to 12 others and everyone has been happy with this motel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 242 Bishop Lane, PO Box 392, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #44 of 85 Hotels in Gatlinburg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Johnson's Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Locally family owned and operated quaint motel only steps away from the main street of Gatlinburg. We offer mountain hospitality and affordable rates for clean, quiet rooms that are accessible to all that Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer. Come sit in our garden by the stream , easily walk downtown to shops and restaurants or spend the day in the national park. We offer standard motel rooms, deluxe rooms and suites. ... more   less 
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Johnsons Hotel Gatlinburg
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