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Bales Motel

221 Bishop Lane, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

+'s are huge room, good bed, convenient location, nice tub/shower combo in large bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, good parking, great people running it, and good rate. The noise level is very good for Gatlinburg because this motel is about 3 blocks off the main drag (Hwy 441). The -'s are a small TV set and the lighting was a bit weak... More 

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Lancaster County
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The owners are very nice and the workers are very nice as well . This is a down to earth family motel with no frills . Location is great to all the attractions and the motel is clean . The rooms under the first floor however are a little musty smelling . I guess because the motel is made of... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We arrived in Gatlinburg and tried to find a room but there was some ball tournament and all rooms everywhere had been booked, including the neighboring town Pigeon Forge. We checked the side roads and saw a sign that said Bales Motel and went inside to check it out. We were greeted by a nice elderly lady and told us... More 

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Grundy, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I was so happy to finally get back to what we call our second home Bales Motel for the summer trip. I was told by the welcome center that it closed down and would not be open any more I was heart broken and was going to make the trip this year. Then I started looking for a motel with... More 

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Joelton, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I've stayed at Bales for years! 20+ to be exact! The thing I like most is the comfortable down home feel that it has. Plus the fact that when you arrive or speak on the phone, you are most likely speaking to someone of the Bales family! If you're looking for lodging with all the amenities of a 5 star... More 

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Grundy, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We have stayed at Bales Motel for over 20 years.It is the best place ever and the kids and myself love the pool.The rooms are great just what we need .Everyone is friendly. We had to stay at a different hotel this past summer and NO ONE liked it .My room was never vac.and we stayed 3 days and at... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Bales is great! It's family owned and run and they have nice accommodations at a very affordable price. They are far less expensive than the chain motels and hotels and the rooms have more space and amenities! They also still use real keys! It has a nice outdoor pool and short walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg. We've been staying... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It was a base hotel,we felt safe,room was clean. Price was exceptional. It was not planned rather just stop along the way. Although outdated,we would certainly stay here again. I did recommend this hotel to friends.

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Covington, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Checked in on 5/24/14 went to the room and then checked out. The ceiling was leaking water on the luggage that we brought in. The A/C barely worked and had a plastic pan under it because it obviously leaked too. Old dirty carpet, hard old beds, this place needs to be completely redone. Was charged for one night because they... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Bill and Ms. Nicole are wonderful. They treet you like family. The rooms are a little outdated but when in Gatlinburg who stays in their room. the pool is a great bonus especially for the price.. We make it a point to come back every year just as we have for the last 10 years!

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We're a family-run motel in the heart of the Smokies and that means we're clean, we're quiet, we're cozy, and we're cheap. And that's all we think you need on your next vacation. Give us a try. *Closed from November to March every year.* ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bales Motel

Address: 221 Bishop Lane, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Price Range: $30 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Bales Town And Country Hotel Gatlinburg
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