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“Very Nice Motel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jack Huff's

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Jack Huff's
Ranked #2 of 82 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
North Carolina
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260 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Very Nice Motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Easy to see why this is the top rated hotel in Gatlinburg. We were on the third floor in a king room. Included were a balcony, microwave, refrigerator and nice flat screen tv. Also included were a recliner, two chairs and a small table. Bathroom had a jacuzzi tub, sink and toilet. Just outside the bathroom was another sink with lots of cabinet space. This is great when more than one person is getting ready to go out. As others have noted this is an older building but it is one of the cleanest places we have ever stayed. The fixtures in the bathroom while older were spotless with faucets that were literally gleaming. The lady at check-in was very helpful with suggestions for lunch and dinner. We will stay here again next time in Gatlinburg.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Jim K
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Kentucky
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

We stay here because it is clean and close to Gatlinburg. The one thing that I really don't like is the 2 week cancellation notice. Pretty gutless policy considering they usually keep the rooms full every night. Will not stay again because of this. Sounds like some pretty greedy owners.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Jack Huff Motor Lodge. We generally stay in our travel trailer or a cabin when we visit the Smokies, but we were in town for only a day and a half for the Auburn vs. Tennessee football game. My husband and son were going to the game and my daughter and I were planning to hang out in Gatlinburg, without a car. Proximity to food and fun were important to us. Jack Huff's Motor Lodge ticked off all our boxes for this trip. We were directly behind The Village and it was a short easy walk to the Donut Friar. In fact, we walked all the way up the strip out of Gatlinburg and took our photo with the National Park sign. We were also close to the aquarium. Our room was spacious enough to inflate a blow up mattress for our daughter and still have plenty of room for our bags and to walk around. The room was CLEAN and quiet, the water was hot, the beds were firm (and no sign of ANY bugs), and the office personnel and the ladies who cleaned the room were super friendly. If I had to find something to suggest to management, I would suggest they invest in some new bath towels and bear proof garbage cans outside. Upon our arrival, we heard a loud noise in the parking lot near our room and encountered a large black bear going through the trash. We would stay here again and our daughter is already considering a spring break trip there in March with her roommates.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank MKKBirmingham
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61 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

We were to stay 3 nights at Jack Huff's this week. When we arrived the front desk was very cordial. After the second night my wife had bites all over her body when she got out of bed. We decided to leave the motel the morning of the third day. When we checked out, the front desk person asked why we leaving early and I told him that we had experienced what looked like bed bug bites. He said that the motel paid extra to put special covers on the mattress to make sure this did not happen. We still wound up paying the full amount for the room, which to me does not seem right due to the way my wife was upset and that we had to take special precautions when we got home so that our home did not get infected. The room looked spotless when we arrived, so it just shows you that you never know what your are going to encounter.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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15 Thank CincyBob
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Miami
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42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

The front desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Clean large rooms and very comfortable beds coupled with a great location made this a perfect place for us to stay. Highly recommend this property.

As with most places around the Smoky Mountains, don't be surprised if you open your door and see a bear nearby. We didn't see any bears in the park, but saw two within two blocks of the motel. A female and her three cubs were hanging around at the motel next to the vending machines one afternoon. As lovable as these bear are, keep as far away as you possibly can, especially if cubs are around. These bears can sprint very fast and no human can outrun them. Admire them, but be safe and never, ever feed them.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jad648
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Ness Ziona, Israel
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63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

It is not fancy, it is not unique,but this place is really nice place to be in. Very nice people in the front desk office, very clean rooms ( quiet big with great flat HDTV). The beds was a bit hard for me but it was ok. Parking - just I front of the elevator. Very close to the Main Street of the city (so the hotels free parking will be worth). The only minus was the lack of any kind of breakfast. Still this is a great place to stay in.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank tomersp
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ashford al
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Just got home from another weeks great stay, we could not have been more pleased, hope to be back this time next year! The rooms are so clean, just a half block from Village, so easy to run up Roaring Forks at daylight and late in day. We walk downtown to our favorite restaurants and feel safe.

Room Tip: 201-on the end-large room, bet they are all just as great.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank dina m
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Property: Jack Huff's
Address: 204 Cherokee Orchard Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3539
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Gatlinburg
#1 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
#4 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our location can't be beat. Conveniently located just a half block from downtown adjacent to "The Village" and the "Famous Pancake Pantry". One block from Ripley's Aquarium. A Gatlinburg tradition since 1960, and still owned by Jack's family. We offer free High Speed Wireless Internet, refrigerators, microwaves, lazy boy recliners, jacuzzi tubs, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards. Enjoy our outdoor heated pool with a slide and children's wading pool, and our two indoor hot tubs. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Jack Huff`s Motor Hotel Gatlinburg
Jack Huffs Hotel
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