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Old Creek Lodge
Ranked #5 of 77 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We enjoyed staying at the Old Creek Lodge. The rooms were nice and well kept. The location is perfect for walking to pretty much anywhere in Gatlinburg. The longest walk we did was to the Aquarium which was about 3/4's of a mile. The pool is small and awkwardly positioned which disappointed my 6 year old but it did not discourage her from swimming. Continental breakfast is typical but if he want a real home cooked breakfast walk down the street to Bennetts Pit Bar-b-Que. The breakfast buffet is very good and the biscuits are just like Grandma's.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a great little find. It is right in the heart of Gatlinburg, yet you feel miles away from town. Once we parked we never moved the car except the day we went to the national park.. Great restaurants practicaly right next door. Nice, CLEAN, comfy rooms. Great breakfast in the mornings and cookies at night. Swimming pool a little on the small side, but adequate. We will definatly return to this property.

Room Tip: Book a room with a view of the stream.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Nice clean establishment. Pool is the size of a puddle though if that is important to you. The area for breakfast is very small and only 10people can be seated in eating area. Other than those two things it is a nice place.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed here on Christmas night and it was very rustic and quaint. Right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburge and within walking distance to anything in the city. The Tram Lift was viewable from our back balcony which also overlooked a raging river which was wonderful to sleep by. Being December, it was cold and we ran the fireplace in our room but kept our back balcony door cracked so we could hear the sounds of the river all night. The room was very clean and modernly decorated. We had "log" themed furniture. Overall, it was a very nice hotel, in a very good location and was very clean. I would recommend this hotel and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Laura A
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We only spent one night in Gatlinburg, but we were very glad we found this hotel on tripadvisor. As people have said, it is one block off the main street, but feels so much quieter and peaceful. The Ober Gatlinburg Tram is diagonally right across the street-so convenient, and fun to watch from your balcony. The creeks run past every room and balcony. I didn't realize there were outside corridors, but I really didn't mind. It makes sense because every room faces the creeks. No rooms face the parking area, most of which is under cover. Our room was very clean and very spacious, two queen beds, not just doubles, fireplace, very nice bathroom. Yes, there is only a shower, no tub, but it's a very nicely done tile shower. The mattresses seemed quite new, and quite firm, but squeaked a lot. We cracked the balcony door just enough to hear the creek all night. The breakfast buffet could use some protein on it. Even yogurt would help. The breakfast room is small, although there are a few spots to sit in the lobby. We took our breakfast out to the deck just past the check-in desk and ate out there. It was lovely and peaceful with the creek running by. They could use another table and more chairs out there to help relieve the breakfast crowding. We were very pleased with the location, size of the room and the price. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Our second trip to this hotel was time and money well spent. If you have small children I recommend this establishment. The room and grounds is very well kept. The lobby serves a continental breakfast and offers cookies and lemonade in the evening after 4:00. This hotel is located near a few restaurants, tram to Ober Gatlinburg, walkway around the stream offers handmade rocking chairs to sit and listen to the stream & the parking is convenient (walk into own w/out paying hourly rates). Although there is a pool on the premise we did not partake. The pool is somewhat small and we felt intrusive to other guests. This pool needs to have a kiddy pool added. There seemed to be a few ants in the bathroom. The ac seemed to have a govern shutting the air off completely after cycling every 30 min or so. It was somewhat uncomfortable for the bed not next to the ac. Whoever cleaned w/a water hose above our balcony seemed to spill water all over our's. It splashed our french doors. Luckily we were not out. I was hesitant to go out afterwards. We will revisit this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

On a recent trip to Gatlinburg we rented a cabin in the mountains but decided to come in a day early without a reservation area and see what we could find. Driving alone the river area we found a very cool looking place that looked like a lodge. This place was amazing and our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer. The room was very clean and large. We had a jacuzzi tub right in the room, which the kids loved. Everything was fresh and updated and was in great shape. And the view was awesome. Right outside the room on our spacious balcony was the bubbling and rolling river. Very cool. And the location was great. We were right beside Ober Gatlinburg and the main drag. We would definitely stay here again next time. The breakfast could have a few more selections, but it wasn't bad overall.

Room Tip: Higher floors had a better view.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Old Creek Lodge

Address: 680 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3129 (Formerly Fairfield Inn Gatlinburg Downtown)
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
#17 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
Price Range: $110 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Creek Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old Creek Lodge promises the best that nature has to offer in Gatlinburg with its unique mountain charm located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At Old Creek Lodge you’ll find state-of-the-art amenities among its traditional mountain craft decor and massive log beams. Downtown Gatlinburg shops, restaurants, and attractions are just outside your door. ... more   less 
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Fairfield Inn Gatlinburg
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