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Parkview Inn
Ranked #69 of 77 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Stayed in room 299 with panoramic view of the city and side of the mountain. The view is nice, but there wasn't enough curtains to cover the windows which meant as soon as the sun came up, it was right in our faces. Ice machines are still not working as mentioned in other reviews. The Wifi barely works. I found connecting to another hotel down the street works better. The carpet was stained. The layout of the room was odd and terrible. Mold was growing inside one of the picture frames on the wall. The whirlpool tub was in the corner by a window that you couldn't cover completely which meant less privacy. Water pressure in the shower was low and dripped for hours after you cut the water off. I could hear other people in the hotel while in the bathroom. We had to put a towel down in front of the door to the room to keep cold air out and the heat in. There were several dead flies lying around the room, we added to at least two to the death count. Also had a ladybug in the room. Traffic on the main street below was noisy but was mostly drowned out by the sound of the heating.

On the bright side, its located toward one side of the city with a short walk to all the great attractions. We were never disturbed by hotel staff once we put the do not disturb sign up. The cleaning staff hung extra towels, soap, coffee, cups, etc in a bag on the door knob. The whirlpool tub was quite relaxing after a long day of sight seeing. Very inexpensive.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Walter Y, Manager at Parkview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

First of all , this is not the first time we stayed here. The hotel is in a good location , easy walk to shops and food . Good continential breakfast ... Now for the bad .. the mattresses are wore out . The carpet is wore out . We stayed Friday ,Saturday and Sunday and all the housecleaning did was put clean towels in the bathroom , didnt make up beds or clean or empty trash cans . And to top it off I went to get on elevator and it got stuck between two floors , I was on there for 45 minutes , then the front desk never offered a free night or anything , I pushed the issue and got a free night , but it wasnt their idea. We go to Gatlinburg 3 or 4 times a year , and we won't be staying here again . The guys that got me out of the elevator were employees of Reagan Resorts which makes me believe this is a Reagan owned hotel , Which I find hard to believe that they let a property get this run down ...

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Walter Y, Manager at Parkview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

Thank you for being a recurring guest at our hotel and we hope you enjoyed your free night we responded to the elevator issue immediately it was resolved within ten minutes .

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Pros: Very clean! Housekeeping was outstanding! New looking sheets. Location.
Cons: broken door knob, outlets in room didn't work, bathtub had major drainage problems, wifi didn't work, outdated building, peeling paint.
All that said, the employees were very nice and understanding! No problems at all with anyone working there.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Walter Y, Manager at Parkview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay we appreciate your feedback and we are happy that you enjoyed staying with us .

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Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Older hotel and shows it age. Had bugs in the room and construction 10' away from our room door started at 7:30am on Sunday morning. Told front desk and was told people wake up at 7am in the area. Rooms are small and some areas dark at night along walkways.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Walter Y, Manager at Parkview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience during our construction we are updating our hotel I would have been happy to move you to another room .

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Walter Y, Manager at Parkview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

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Address: 200 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3252 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown)
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 77 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Price Range: $45 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Parkview Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 97
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