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Townsend Gateway Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
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Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Pleasant stay”
Reviewed 11 August 2012

We only stayed one night but it felt like we were in a B&B. We have to echo the positive sentiments of previous reviewers who have enjoyed their stay here. The hardwood floors and tile work in bath/vanity areas blew us away. Did not expect these lovely appointments. Beds were comfortable and room super clean and quiet. The owners are friendly and helpful including Kylie (their dog). Although they do not have a traditional breakfast, they do have a wonderful assortment of goodies in a welcome basket including muffins for breakfast. Of course, coffee or tea is available in the rooms along with a refrigerator and microwave. If you love tubing, Townsend it the place and the Townsend Gateway Inn is the place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

Pete was sweet, comfy rooms were quite neat! Loved the welcome basket, if you want something you just ask it! Would definitely go back there! Close to everything, Cades Cove accessible. Wish I could have gone tubing across the street!

  • Stayed August 2012
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3 Thank Grandmasandi
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012

It has been many years since I stayed in motel-style accomodations, and I have to say that I was not sure what to expect. Our room (# 11) was immaculate and the bed incredibly comfortable. The solid floors (instead of carpet) were a great idea since many places in Townsend have a slightly musty odor due to the river valley. The service here was excellent and convinced us that we will be back to stay. We visited Townsend instead of staying in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge and we enjoyed our weekend much more than any other visit to TN. The furnishings were very tasteful and the room was beautiful. It was fun to stay in an updated "modern" version of the motels which I remember from family roadtrips in the 1970s. My only "complaint" was that the air conditioner was a little bit loud, but I find this same problem with many accomodations. I'm a light sleeper and any noise will wake me up. I heard no neighbors and I did not hear any road noise either. Perhaps the noise from the AC was actually responsible for my comfortable sleep?
The towels were not big huge fluffy towels- they were just normal towels which was fine with us. The room was incredibly clean and there was not a speck of dust anywhere.
We loved the huge pillows- they were also quite comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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4 Thank DisneyfanLongIsland
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012

My husband and I spent the weekend of August 3-5 at the Townsend Gateway Inn. What can I say? The little hotel is quiet, clean, updated and so comfortable. The remodeled room is beautiful. We loved the hardwood (laminate) floors, lovely bathroom tiles, new mattress, and all of the other new furnishings. I sat out in the rocking chair every evening reading, such a nice way to relax after traveling and hiking! The location is so convenient to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Perfect place to spend the weekend! A nice addition for the owners to add would be a fire pit! All in all we had a wonderful experience at a great value. We will be back!

Room Tip: Be aware that the room AC is a little on the loud side. It didn't bother me but if you are a lig...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Hopper1964
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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2012

The family that runs the place were wonderful. So friendly and helpful. The cabins are clean and very nice. One thing to be prepared for though, is that it is not a cabin in the woods. It is right on the main road leading in to Cade's Cove. When I return, there is no doubt I will stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank Nelly211
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Decatur, Alabama
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

Great visit. The welcome basket was great. Owners also gave us extra for our lunch. We had a nest of baby birds.We even had help from the resident dog in our packing. Very clean and cute. Towsend helps us to relax.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank RDoke
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Terre Haute, IN
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69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2012

This little Inn was AWESOME! By far, my favorite place we stayed at while on vacation this time. Very clean, cute and modern. Hardwood floors, your own air conditioning unit, free wi-fi, awesome goodies in a basket (my nieces loved the ritz crackers w/cheese and nutter butters and the kiwi-strawberry capri suns), comfortable beds, great room price! The only thing I wished it had was a pool. Great location, just down the street from the entrance to the Smoky Mountains, which is where we spent most of our time on this trip. There is a creek across the street that you can view but you will have to go up the street a bit to actually go in the creek. There are rocking chairs in the front of your room, so you can relax and take in the mountain air. This Inn is VERY nice, it's more like a boutique hotel. Don't be thrown off by the basket of goodies, because really, it's better than just having free breakfast and the prepackaged goodies are great to throw into your backpack to take with you to the park. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank Fademist
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Property: Townsend Gateway Inn
Address: 8270 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4302
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Region: United States > Tennessee > Townsend
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Townsend
#1 Family Hotel in Townsend
#1 Green Hotel in Townsend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Townsend Gateway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Townsend Gateway Inn offers travelers a comfortable, enjoyable and restful stay, providing luxurious accommodations in a unique environmentally friendly family atmosphere. Beautifully appointed rooms and a host of amenities add to the charm of the Townsend Gateway Inn making it one of Townsend Tennessee's most desired travel destinations and a natural choice for our guest. ... more   less 
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