Our family spent 3 nights at the Edgewater last week and it was just as nice as ever. It speaks well of a place (tom me) when there are so many familiar faces at the front desk from year to year. The lady who checked in this year with our soon-to-be-teen daughter was the same lady who checked us in the year the same daughter brought her baby doll & carriage with her, lol.
The breakfast was better this year than last! Being free, my hope are not always great on that score ... but there were waffles, toast, little sugared doughnuts, hot biscuits & gravy, eggs, fresh apples, etc. Pleasantly surprised! :)
We were on the Riverside, 7th floor; the highlight of our vacations, spending time watching river (with ducks & geese ~ the geese hatched their goslings during our visit, too!!) and the town below, so lovely.
Everything was clean, the pool was fabulous (heated to perfection) and each and every member of the staff (cleaning, maintenance, front desk) that I ran into was very friendly & made us feel truly welcome.
Now, no ~ the building is NOT new. If you want some lush & lavish whatever, go elsewhere. But it is nicely maintained and the only things I would quibble about (maybe) are the elevators (they are kinda slow) and the parking garage was not built for today's large SUV (the vast majority of which seen to be driven by people who have no idea how to park in the first place & only exacerbate the problem).
Like I said, we love this hotel and will certainly go back again. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Redefining your Smoky Mountain lodging experience! In room micro-fridges, private balconies, complimentary continental breakfast, hotel wide WIFI, year round swimming are just a few privileges extended to you, our valued guest. Located "right smack in the center of Gatlinburg" at the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and next to Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies, our location is both perfect and convenient. ... more less
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