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Mountain Empire Motel

1537 South Shady St, Mountain City, TN 37683
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  • Red Tail Mountain Golf Club
    2.2 mi
  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Parking
Reviewed October 5, 2014
Nice room and great rate
Stayed here with my husband during a weekend getaway. The room... more
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

I wish I had read these reviews first, but I was desperate for a place to stay on a holiday weekend! When I arrived, I was told the rate was $58, not the $48 I was quoted on the phone. It was a holiday weekend (Independence Day weekend), and I felt stuck with staying here … but I did insist...

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Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed June 30, 2016

I'm handicap so my wife check us in the first room the tiles were falling off the walls and it had mold and mildew. The second room was betty but the carpet was gross looking the old tv on the floor the mattress was so uncomfortable I couldn't wait to get out the next morning.

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Whiteville, North Carolina
Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have stayed at the hotel many times in years past but stop using it due to run down state and lack of care. It was owned by a local man for many years and he had a restaurant next door. When he retired, the hotel has changed hands many times and the restaurant closed. It is sad to see...

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Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed September 8, 2015

I have stayed at this hotel in the past & do not remember it being as awful as it has apparently become. I need to warn travelers about what they're getting into. The room was disgusting! I was sure to let the proprietor know this as I left. We decided not to take a shower due to the large amount...

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Moncton, Canada
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Paid $54 a night passing through. I was grateful for the cheap rate in a little place that only has this as a place to stay. As for the room? It's old, not very clean and the wifi is sketchy at best. It appears the motel is used for workers on the road and weekly rates for the methies. It...

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Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stayed here with my husband during a weekend getaway. The room was comfortable and clean and the town very peaceful. The owners were very nice and helpful. Much better than staying in crowded and noisy Boone but yet close enough to drive. Will definitely come back to this beautiful town.

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Florida
Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place has seen much, much better times in years gone by (shown in the property picture). It would be so nice to have (1) soap, (2) shampoo/conditioner, or even just a (3) cup! Being nearly the only non-B&B lodging in town and the only one accessible on the main US route through town, it is a shame that it...

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Jacksonville
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stayed at the Mountain Empire Motel for one night last weekend of March ~ very pleased with the way we were treated at check-in. Rate was lower than expected, and value for the room was excellent. Front desk agent did everything we asked, including our pick of what section we would stay in, and we got a nice peaceful, quiet,...

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Mountain city
Reviewed March 18, 2014

I came in the room, the smell was so bad that I had the door open hoping it would air out. No luck. I went into the bathroom an what do I see? A roach. Then another on the trash can. I tell them. What did they do? Put me in another room. I don't smoke so where did they...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This place made the Bates Hotel look like the Waldorf-Astoria bridal sweet! The room smelled there was two portable heaters in the room the toilet had a bucket on the floor to catch water from the lovely leaking toilet. The light above sink was a florescent bulb no cover the floor was dirty the picture on the wall had so...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Mountain Empire Motel

Address: 1537 South Shady St, Mountain City, TN 37683
Location: United States > Tennessee > Mountain City
Price Range: $67 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mountain Empire Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • Garbage piled up just outside the rooms and left unsealed.
  • All walls needed paint and both rooms had unfinished table stands.
  • Hole in towel, both shower ceilings were badly repaired.
  • No corner was acceptable ...
  • Water damage explains moldy smells.
  • Water damage in both rooms
  • American cockroach
 of 5 bubbles dreamdiver, Jul 10, 2016 | Read review
“find a room in another motel.”
 of 5 bubbles brianw61, Jun 30, 2016 | Read review
“I am not sure if all of their rooms are disgusting. I'd look at it before paying for it.”
 of 5 bubbles heidiy825, Sep 8, 2015 | Read review
“Easily accessible as it is located on the main road of this quaint little town.”
 of 5 bubbles LexLady2014, Oct 5, 2014 | Read review
“If this is the ONLY available lodging late one winter night and you must spend the night in Mountain City due to dangerous weather, ask at least for a room at the back of the property, far away from the highway.”
 of 5 bubbles merrybrook11, Aug 12, 2014 | Read review
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