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“Great room, great location!” 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 #40 of 86 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Greenville, Kentucky
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63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great room, great location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

My family and I have stayed at Johnson's Inn several times now and continue to stay there when we are in Gatlinburg. Johnson's Inn isn't a new hotel but it is well maintained. We have stayed in rooms that overlook the stream (very relaxing and quiet) as well as many other rooms. It's location is GREAT for walking around in Gatlinburg. It's off the main highway but very close to all the shops along the parkway so you don't have to move your car and try to find parking downtown. We've also stayed in their condos and they are super nice and beautifully furnished. I don't know if they are all built with the same floor plan, but the ones we've stayed in have had 2 full bathrooms, 2 very comfortable bedrooms, a full kitchen and a plush, relaxing living room area. They do not have a restaurant on the premises, but there are restaurants galore in town to choose from. We recommend it to everyone we know that is looking for a place to stay in the Smokies!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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vjbgatlinburgtn, General Manager at Johnson's Inn, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
I love the fact that you have tried the different types of accommodations that we have to offer. Thank you for the great recommendation and we are looking forward to seeing you again.
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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
    4 of 5 stars
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Kentucky
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My family stayed at the Johnson's Inn October 7- October 10. We stayed in a deluxe room overlooking the stream. We had an great stay. We have been coming to the Johnson's Inn for a few years now, and we have always had pleasant stays. The room was very clean and cozy. The fireplace was definitely a plus for the chilly nights. The location was convenient to town, shops, and restaurants. They offered complementary coffee in the lobby which was nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. This hotel contributed to an awesome vacation. We look forward to staying at the Johnson's Inn again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vjbgatlinburgtn, General Manager at Johnson's Inn, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. It is a joy to be able to help people have a nice vacation. We hope to see you again soon in the near future.
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chapel Hill, Tennessee
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17 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 Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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6 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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
1 review
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 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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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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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 86 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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