We were visiting the Smoky Mountains National Park and seeking a hotel near the closest entrance to Cades Cove. There is very little in the way of quality selection in this area. This is a wonderful, small, older motel. Yes, a motel, the doors open to the outdoors and when the curtains are open everyone can see in. That is the end of the downside. The curtains closed tightly so you had privacy when they were closed. It has great wooden floors (probably a laminate). The bathroom appeared newly renovated with great tile and was extremely clean. They use European style toiletries, so you have the dispenser on the wall for soaps, shampoo, lotion, etc. The towels were thick and luxurious, about as good as you will find anywhere. The room was very large with an appropriate amount of furniture. The heater/AC was a in wall unit above the bathroom sink controlled by a remote control device. We never turned the TV on but it was an old style, tube television in a very nice piece of furniture. The free wifi worked perfectly. As probably mentioned by everyone you receive a basket of goodies when you arrive and it is refreshed daily with all sorts of snacks including pre-packaged pastries each day. This was nice because we were leaving early and the restaurants in the area did not open early enough for breakfast. Our price was unbelievably low for what we got, $79 per night. We will be back here for our annual trip to the Smokies.
- 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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- Townsend Gateway Hotel Townsend