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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

It is simply one of the cheapest rooms you can get that is within walking distance of the main strip. Do you just require a place to lay your head after walking around all day? This is the place for you. Do you require luxury and modern amenities? Then you need to stay elsewhere and pay for it. We showed... More 

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Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Got a room for the night. After starting to settle in my wife noticed a small bed on the bed sheet. After looking at it and checking Google images we confirmed it was a bed bug.We then checked the mattress and found several more it. Room 111 run like hell. Advised clerk and he seemed like it was no big... More 

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1 Thank Ryan W
Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

I'm not really sure about the other reviews. We were happy with the price but that's usually indicative of the room. We will not be staying here again. Our room smelled terrible to begin with. The blankets were stained, with what appeared to be blood. We didn't feel comfortable walking around on the carpet without shoes on. When we asked... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This motel is an older one, but the staff friendliness and the cleanliness of rooms makes you overlook the datedness. We stay here every year because you can't beat the price and I know the rooms are clean and quiet!! Its location is awesome, just a few short blocks into the downtown area where everything is located. I'll definitely be... More 

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1 Thank Kelly N
Topeka, Kansas
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Off the main drag are motels that are half the price as downtown. Owner is a older character that may barter with you on price then tell you some stories. Great guy. Even offered to do our laundry for free. This is yhe type of place where you sit outside your room, have a beer and chat with strangers. Clean... More 

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3 Thank HR C
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We moved here after a terrible experience at a motel down the road and loved it. The motel is older, but the rooms were very clean, and the management was very professional and friendly. If you are looking for something very reasonably priced, and is professional, clean and close to the big parkway this is a great choice. We will... More 

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Been staying with Tom and Marlene for YEARS! I normally try to take a mini vacation to Gatlinburg once a month in the fall and winter. It's like a second home. I sleep so well! Water pressure is better than home! Downtown Gatlinburg is a could blocks away and a trolley stop is across the street. Would recommend this motel... More 

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3 Thank Destinee M
Troy, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

I read the reviews and decided to stay here. What a mistake! If you want to stay in a place that reminds you of a mom and pop that is not well kept or managed this is the place for you but not me. Outdated is just for starts. Not clean and that is just not acceptable! They must have... More 

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2 Thank Bee L
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

The East Side is charmingly old-fashioned, and a great value. You're a short walk to the shops of downtown Gatlinburg, and there is a great little pool for when you just feel like chilling. These folks are great. We've been coming here for 10 years, and the couple who runs the East Side knows us on sight. It's so important... More 

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3 Thank Jason N
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This hotel is far from up-to-date. Paneling, Shag carpet, and an actually key still. BUT if you are a young family and dont mind a little walk, it is the perfect place to stay if you are on a tight budget. Very close to the strip. Only downer is the the walk back is slight up hill but for me... More 

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Address: East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Number of rooms: 29
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“Bring your own pillows. The ones in our room were very lackluster.”
 of 5 bubbles parris43, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If cleanliness is your thing, then this is your place”
 of 5 bubbles brianq360, 12 May 2013 | Read review
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