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“Clean, great value, family owned!”
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The Way Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Spencer
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Clean, great value, family owned!”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

We stayed here for two nights and would definitely return! It's family owned and operated, which we prefer. The room was nothing fancy but it was big, clean and comfortable. The king bed was very comfortable! We didn't hear any noise from the road. There are picnic tables, grills and fire rings if you want to have a cookout. The store/gas station/grill is very convenient and their milk shakes are AWESOME! The prices can't be beat! This is a great spot only a few miles from the Fall Creek Falls State Park entrance. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Iowa City, Iowa
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2012

We loved our stay here. You might be put off by the cinder block walls of the rooms or the sort of "road-side-ness" of this place, but it was really just what we were looking for. The establishment has a small grocery store, grill, gas station, and rooms to stay in. The room was spacious and clean, the price can't be beat, and the family running it was very nice and helpful. Provides great access to the nearby Fall Creek Falls area. It was a very pleasant and comfortable experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Spotlessly clean - older but nicely refurbished motel with a staff that cannot be beat (family owned and operated). My better half travels extensively for work and I have stayed in countless hotels as a pilot, so we both have a pretty good sense of what we don't like in a lodging establishment, BUT we both agree that we'll be staying at The Way Inn during our frequent trips to this area!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Mike C
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Sevierville, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2011

We took a motorcycle trip to Fall Creek Falls and we stayed here because of the reviews on their website. It was very clean, cleaner than some of the more expensive hotels weve stayed in. But, I was disappointed in how old it was. The owners have tried to fix it up but it needs a lot of work. Also, it has a gravel parking lot which is hard on motorcycles. Breakfast was good at the store. Price was right for what you get.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank 4whlndeb
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Olive Branch, Mississippi
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2011

Because my wife and I have 4 kids we find it difficult to get a SINGLE room for accomodations. Can get expensive. The WAY INN was awesome! Great price and even had a large room with 3 double beds. Owner came in after hours to assist with check in and had our room all ready. Small playground in great shape. Very convenient store in front for breakfast biscuits and snacks as well as gas. Our Fall Creek Falls trip memories will always include our night at The WAY INN. Great job guys!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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3 Thank lumpsdad
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NC Mountains
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2010

We stayed here on a trip to Fall Creek Falls State Park as a less expensive alternative to staying at the inn in the park. The room, though admittedly "vintage", had been refurbished and was clean and spacious. The bed was very comfortable. The owners were friendly and made us feel very welcome. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank PleasantPlacesFarm
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2010

We noticed a few ants when we moved in. The next morning the room was crawling with ants. The cleaning staff said they had told the owner several times but he hadn't treated for them. My sister even had ants crawling on her and in her bed.
The playground had a wasp nest in the lower section of the climbing tower. The ladder had a dangerously loose rung at the top. The fall guards on the climbing tunnel are not safe or secure.
We were later checking out than we anticipated due to cleaning ants out of our supplies. The owner came by and yelled at us for being 30 minutes late checking out. This place had such good reviews. It was supposed to be friendly and clean unfortunately we found it to be neither friendly or clean. Definitely overpriced for what you get. It adds to my earlier predudice against motor motels. I will be staying in the Inn at the park, as I did the trip before. It's much cleaner and the people in the park are much nicer.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Property: The Way Inn
Address: 1989 Archie Rhinehart Parkway (TN-284, Park Rd), Spencer, TN
Location: United States > Tennessee > Spencer
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Spencer
Number of rooms: 20

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