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Dock's Motel & Cabins
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

We very rarely stay at motels but this place is a gem! Our room was extremely clean, spacious and the staff were very nice. I think our room was cleaner than most of the high end hotels we stay at. I would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wartburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This wonderful little motel is as clean and comfortable as home- without the chores and responsibilities of course. The cabin we stayed in was relaxing and comfortable. The oversize king bed and its homey quilt was a welcoming sight. The owner and staff were friendly and helpful. I certainly will return to these homey accomodations when visiting the Smokies again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alcoa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

My family had a wonderful experience at Dock's Motel over the Memorial Day weekend in 2013. The staff and owners of Docks Motel we very friendly and helpful in all things. I don't think I have stayed at a better groomed or cleaner motel in a long, long time. Bring your family to stay at this wonderful motel which is well managed by friendly and courteous staff. You will feel like a part of the family!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

We have stayed at Dock's 2 years in a row on memorial day weekend, We ride harleys and this is an awesome place to stay, very good location to get to the dragon tail, gatlinburg, maggie valley..The owners make you feel like family and the motel is super clean..We will be returning and highly recommend this motel to all our friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

I like Townsend because it is what Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are not: it is quiet, in character with the serenity of the Smokies. On previous trips, I've rented cottages up in the hills, but decided to try Dock's, after having checked it out on previous visits. I stayed four nights. It is a family operation. I rented a small cottage RIGHT ON the river ... it had a small deck with a picnic table and two rocking chairs; the river is perhaps thirty feet from the chairs. Nice, clean cabin. Daily room cleaning / towel service. Very reasonable rates. Sharron, the owner is just "nice people" - I thought so, and everyone for miles around told me so when I told them where I was staying. There is no disco, no glitz, no neon, and no noise. If you want those, go to Gatlinburg. But here there is a lot of quiet, there is a place to have a picnic by the river and a fire pit where you can gather to spin yarns by the riverside. Oh, and did I mention, there are a lot of BIG trout in the river right here?

Room Tip: The river cabins are all nice (four of them) but pricier than regular rooms. There are also three o...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

We have travelled to Smoky Mountains a few times before and always Gatlinburg, TN was our home base. This trip we decided to go for something new and changed our location to Townsend, TN. Town itself is very close to National Park but not crowded. From here all mountain trails and attractions are very easy accessible. Dock's Motel gave us the best deal we could dream of - we got nice clean room with full equipped kitchen, free and fast internet with regular wi-fi password (no need to login every time - that means all devices can access internet including phones, ipads and so on), close to everything for twice cheaper that other motels offered. Lady, the owner, was very nice to us and told us full story of this almost historic place. We're very impressed and would like to strongly recommend this place!

Room Tip: Supermarket in walking distance if you cook. Very nice restaurant "Bear Cafe" nearby, pric...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012 via mobile

Visited in December, which is the off season for this town. Stayed here because of their rates - $45 for one night! How sweet is that! The front desk staff was very kind, room was clean, bed was comfortable, and shower was hot! I could ask for nothing else! Regardless of when you decide to visit the smokey mountains, consider giving Dock's Motel a chance. I recommend it!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Dock's Motel & Cabins
Address: 8219 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4307
Region: United States > Tennessee > Townsend
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
Number of rooms: 5

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