This is a fairly old hotel which recently has gone under the EconoLodge chain.
This hotel has a great location, with easy access to the Park, and downtown. The beds were comfortable. The blackout shades worked. The prices very reasonable, and the room seemed clean.
Housekeeping is done by a super guy who was a hoot, and very helpful.
The not so great:
We had a couple of maintenance issues, and they were unable to repair them until after 10 o'clock in the evening. Their clerk indicated that they are having difficulty finding maintenance and front desk staff.
Breakfast is very basic – cold cereal, bagels and jelly, store-bought little muffins, juice (which was frozen), and coffee. There is a excellent pancake house just down the street where we chose to have breakfast. The price of the hotel was so good that we didn't mind paying an additional $20 for a good breakfast.There was no breakfast before we checked out on our last day there, because the clerk didn't show up for work.
We thought the blankets (especially an extra one my wife requested) needed washing.
Some of the directions we received from one of their front desk clerks were wrong. Traffic in Gatlinburg is very heavy. A mistake can cost you 30 min. or more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belle Aire Motel is situated on Historic Nature Trail just one block from Gatlinburg Convention Center and next door to the ever-popular Log Cabin Pancake House. Our limited "Easy Start" breakfast is a great way to start your day in the Park or on the streets of Gatlinburg! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Gatlinburg
- Gatlinburg Econo Lodge