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Townsend Gateway Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 30, 2010

Step back in time to those great years of the 50s and 60s. Remember those family trips when you were a kid. A great little mom and pop place to rest your head. Rooms were very clean, the staff extreamly friendly. We look forward to staying here again as we travel to that area several times a year. If you are looing for a great place to stay without that chain hotel feel this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

A mom and pop hotel - perhaps 1 star rating. While the room was clean and nice, the A/C roared all night long. I guess for the cheap rate we got, it was worth it. If you're a light sleeper, beware.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2010

The reviews about the hotel being clean are true. It was a vacant motel that was remodeled about a year ago. Pool had not been put into service. The staff was very nice and helpful. Townsend is a nice quiet town with enough in it to make a good base to visit the Smokies. It is on the edge of park.

The only ding I have is that when I made the reservation the guy told me they had one room left, I really needed two. When I got there there were only a few rooms out of the 17 that were rented.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

We called ahead to let them know we would be late. They gave us a room # and left the key for us. Soooo surprised when we opened the door ...the room was absolutely beautiful!! A guest basket of snacks on the table was very nice. We took our grandchildren and they included "kid friendly" items in the basket. Truely, very accommodating, very very clean, wonderful wonderful visit. We love staying on the Townsend side of the Smokies. It is much quieter and so peaceful but never found a good place to stay until now !!!! We will go back over and over!! Can't say enough good about the motel, grounds, and owners!!!! Lovely, lovely lovely !! Joe and Pam, Hamilton Ohio

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 10, 2010

We stayed here in July 2010. We planned to stay two nights but we were so happy to have such a nice place , we stayed a third night. The family that owns the place was so friendly and helpful. We truly enjoyed visiting with them. We did a driving trip for 24 days in 15 different states and this place was the very cleanest place on our entire trip ! There are rocking chairs for folks to sit in right outside the door of the room and we made full use of them. It was so relaxing !

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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david3117, Owner at Townsend Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2010

Thank you for your comments. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed August 6, 2010

We have stayed at Gateway three times now since May.We keep on coming back because it is spotless and the owners are the best. The owners do everything they can to make you feel at home.What a difference from the big chains.If you are looking for a place to stay,here it is.The prices are great and rooms are cute and very clean. We will be back again!

Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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david3117, Owner at Townsend Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2010

To our friends in Nappanee, Great to see you again, Our day is always a little brighter when you are here. We look forward to your return. Thank you

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Reviewed August 5, 2010

We were guest oof this motel in early July. This is the cleanest room we have ever had at any motel. the Girard family have done an excellent job of bring this motel back to life. They also do a great job of taking care of their guest in any way they can. Looking forward to our return visit.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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david3117, Owner at Townsend Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2010

Thank you for the wonderful review, It was our pleasure having you as our guest and we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Townsend. We to are looking forward to your return.

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Additional Information about Townsend Gateway Inn

Address: 8270 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4302
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Townsend
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Townsend
#1 Green Hotel in Townsend
Price Range: $75 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Townsend Gateway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Townsend Gateway Inn offers travelers a comfortable, enjoyable and restful stay, providing luxurious accommodations in a unique environmentally friendly family atmosphere. Beautifully appointed rooms and a host of amenities add to the charm of the Townsend Gateway Inn making it one of Townsend Tennessee's most desired travel destinations and a natural choice for our guest. ... more   less 
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