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Townsend Gateway Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
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London, england
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171 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Good stop over”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

We spend one night here after a long drive. We had a warm welcome and the room was both comfortable and clean. The bed was excellent and the neighbourhood quiet so we slept soundly. Its very similar to many other Townsend hotels.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moble AL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Townsend Gateway Inn in late September and would definitely stay there again. We were traveling with a small dog and were provided a room set aside for pets (no carpet). The Inn was clean, friendly, large enough for us, very reasonable rates and the beds were very comfortable. There was a snack basket brought to us every day, including coffee, pastries, chips, nuts, etc., with different selections each day. There are rockers on the front to enjoy with a view of the mountains and sounds of the spillway across the highway. Check-in was quick and the owners were quite friendly and helpful.

Green Features: Recycle containers were provided, towel re-use option, energy efficient appliances.
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank HDulcimer
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Vestal, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This pleasantly dated motel is convenient to Cades Coves and along with the town is the antidote to the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge madness. Owner was personable and helpful and the rate is reasonable. Only complaint is the lack of some sort of real breakfast or healthy choices in the basket of provided snacks. Although breakfast at the nearby Riverstone won't set you back too much.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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3 Thank rjr0810
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Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013

If you are accustomed to staying in chain hotels such as Courtyards or Hilton's, then the Townsend Gateway Inn may disappoint you. While it was clean and tastefully appointed, it is definitely dated in a few areas. However, it was built in an earlier era, and we tried to embrace the differences as "charm and quaintness". The innkeeper greeted us warmly, and we did appreciate the basket of top quality goodies that he brought to our room. They helped suffice for the lack of continental breakfasts that the large chains offer. The hotel was located right across the road from a beautiful river, and the sound of rushing water was the first to greet us when we awoke early on the morning of our departure. Townsend is very limited in its choices of accommodations, but we thoroughly enjoyed the quietness of the hotel, and its convenient location to Cade's Cove. In summary, embrace the charm of the place, and don't go in with expectations of a Courtyard.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

Great location near Cades Cove and entrance to Smoky Mountain National Park. Townsend is much more pleasant than Gatlinburg which is swarming with tourists and tacky restaurants. There are a few restaurants and a laundrette close to the hotel. Rooms were spacious, clean and pleasant with a nice supply of snacks. Views of the mountains were nice and I received a really warm welcome with plenty of tips when I arrived. It is right on the road so not a secluded spot.

  • Stayed September 2013
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3 Thank Charlotte F
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

What can I say about Townsend Gateway Inn? It was one of the most pleasant experiences we've had and plan on going back for more. TripAdvisor reviewers got it 100% right when they gave Gateway Inn a high rating. Take a look at the online photos and I guarantee you that you'll find the same wonderful accomodations that you see in the pictures.
This family owned motel is a charming place to stay. The owners show you a hospitality that you'll never find at a larger establishment. They literally live a few steps from the motel so they can be seen during all hours attending to the every day needs of running this delightful motel. How many motels can you stay at where you can look out the window and see the owner tending to the garden? Colleen, Pete and Mike make themselves available to the guests and are not only friendly but also very helpful with suggestions of what to do and where to go to enjoy this beautiful area.
We stayed in Cabin #1 and we loved it. It was very clean and very comfortable and the bathroom was spotless. The bed was exceptionally comfortable and will guarantee you a great nights sleep. The extra pilows and blanket supplied were an unexpected bonus and they were nice for using on the bed or on the futon in the living room. Another unexpected bonus was the welcoming basket of goodies we received upon our arrival and even more surprising was that it was refilled every day with more goodies to munch.
If you don't want to stay inside, please go outside and enjoy yourself. Chairs are provided in front of the cabin and a private picnic table and grill are to the side. The view from the front of the cabin is beautiful. The motel is set back from the road with wide open space in front of it creating a nice foreground for the mountains in the distance.
They also have a large community area with comforable rocking chars and a corner fire pit. A paved path that runs along the front of the property is a perfect place for taking a walk, especially in the evening.
This is just a wonderful place to stay. The motel itself is a gem in the shadow of the Smokey's but the owners really make it shine.They truly know the meaning of hospitality. They're never too busy to stop and share some friendly words or sit down and chat if you have the time. They take pride in their establishment and it shows. We are definitely going to go back again.

Room Tip: The cabins are great. The rooms we saw were equally as wonderful.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

We stayed two nights in August, the hotel is super clean, and very convenient to Cade's Cove. We like staying in Townsend as it's a lot quieter than Gatlinburg. The owner was very friendly and gave us helpful hints about restaurants , and delivered a snack basket soon after we arrived, which was very nice. We would definitely stay here again, you can't beat the price ! It rained while we were there , and it was really nice to be able to sit in the rocking chairs on the porch, and look at the wonderful view of the mountains. The river is just across the road and we could see the weir from our porch too.

Green Features: I really liked the fact that the hotel recycles , and had a recycling bin in the room.
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Caz520
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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 Green Hotel in Townsend
#1 Family 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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