First, clarifications: After reading several reviews, seems there's much confusion about this timeshare resort. Some reviews may be referring to the buildings up and across the street known as Gatlinburg Town Village; also a part of Summer Bay Resorts. Until Jan 4, 2011, for Gatinburg Town Square, you had to check in at the reservation office at Gatlinburg Town Village, then drive a few hundred feet to the Gatlinburg Town Square buildings. Gatlinburg Town Village were the first/older buildings. Addtionally, Gatlinburg Town Square buildings were built in phases so the rooms do vary in size; some of the studios are smaller than other studios, depending on which building you are in. The studios do not have a balcony or the jacuzzi tub. Most of the 1 bedroom units now have granite counters, new decor, furniture, etc. as upgrades are made to different buildings each year.
I own a 1 week, 2 bedroom lockout unit in Gatlinburg Town Square Phase 2b, and do not trade so I am here every year for the past 5 years. I just spent 2 weeks here, January 6 thru 20, 2012. Instead of taking a 2 bedroom for only 1 week, I took week #1 in a 1 bedroom, and week #2 in a studio. Upon checking in, the registration office was closed/dark with a sign on the door to proceed to the Gatlinburg Town Square buildings for check in. I was told registration had just moved there 3 days ago. Check in was quick, all staff were extremely friendly, rooms were excellent; both weeks I was given a room in the building facing the woods/river. It was very quiet and I enjoyed my stay as usual; I have never had any issues. Check out is simple/fast.
Changes coming?? - Rumor I heard from 2 different people were that this resort is no longer a Summer Bay Resort. Perhaps, it's not yet legally finalized yet??. As an owner I would think that I would be notified if this is the case.
I recommend Gatlinburg Town Square, I have never been disappointed with my stay here.
- Also Known As:
- Gatlinburg Town Square Hotel Gatlinburg
- Gatlinburg Town Square Hotel
- Gatlinburg Town Square
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2 night minimum stay ... more less