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“Clean, reasonable rates, and great location”
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Bales Motel
Ranked #50 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Southern Indiana
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Clean, reasonable rates, and great location”
Reviewed May 23, 2011

We wanted a clean room near the Parkway and that is exactly what Bales provided. The motel is old and shows its age in places, but the room was large and clean. Location was the best amenity, as it was only a five minute easy walk to the Village.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2011

We've been coming to this place since we were kids. I'm now 28. My Dad found this place, and every time I come to visit G-burg, I stay here. The rooms still look exactly the same when we were kids. LOL! I love it though. It brings back good memories. Many more memories to make now with my Son. Awesome place to stay!!! You can't beat the price. I had no problems with my room. Loved how big it was. It was great for the kids to run around!!!! BIG PLUS!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2011

we love it at bales we come ti gatlinberg 1 to 3 times a year mr and mrs bale are great nices people youll ever meet the rooms are big clean rates are great we know you can go to other motels that may be fancyer but why this is waling distance to town safe nothings ever happened in 25 years cant wait to go this year with gas being so bad we hopefully will go atleast 1 time this year try them out you wont be sorry

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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2010

This was a fantastic value for my husband and I to do a mountain getaway on a budget. The staff was super friendly. This is a no frills motel though. There are a few small cracks in the door but they didn't make a difference to us. The mattress was old and the towels were scratchy. Over all it was a clean room with heat, a bed, tv and other creature comforts. Really enjoyed sitting outside on the balcony.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2010

Me and my teenage daughter wanted a weekend from home so we looked for a hotel/motel that was nice and inexpensive. Bales was not that far from the strip and was a decent walk. There were tons of restraunts around. We ate at Corkys and Pizza Hut and both were reasonably priced (16-20 for both). We were both happy with the cleanliness of the room. The owners were very nice and helpful. The outside light did not work all weekend so a little scary at night. They had a pool but it was nasty. We did not swim in it because it needed cleaned. The morning we left we went to get ice and the ice machine was not working. Other than the little things like the poot, ice machine, and light we had a very enjoyable stay. The motel is old and nothing fancy so if that is what you are looking for you need to go some where else, It is an older motel and needs some matinence. We will stay there again though. Great value for a weekend getaway

  • Stayed June 2010
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2010

Stayed at the Bales 16-20 May 2010. Not a fancy hotel. But expect a large clean room with a Fridge/Mcrowave and TV. The owners are local and take pride in taking care of there guests. Why pay a $100 a day or more at a 4-5 star hotel when you will be out and about for most of the day. We were a block and a half from the main street in Gatlinburg. Will stay here again in the future.

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Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2010

Stayed earlier this month for one night. We had stayed in the past and it was clean and comfortable. However, the recent stay not so much. Carpet felt dirty, bathroom appeared fairly clean other than the mold where wall met floor, musty smell in room, air conditioner very noisy as well as the fridge in the room, swimming pool not open, and the absolute worst part and my worst nightmare... in the morning we were greeted by a roach... we quickly packed our belongings, paid our bill and will never stay again. Very nice owners but they really, really need to do some maintenance and updating to this motel.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Bales Motel

Property: Bales Motel
Address: 221 Bishop Ln, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3532
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
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 
Also Known As:
Bales Town And Country Hotel Gatlinburg

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