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“Beautiful clean roooms, great host, we Really enjoyed our stay!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Townsend Gateway Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
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Blue Springs, Missouri
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful clean roooms, great host, we Really enjoyed our stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2010

We stayed here for a short vacation in the Smoky Mountains. From the outside it is a typical motor court, kept up very nicely. The real surprise was the room. The owner, David, had competely remodeled the Inn, with really nice wooden laminate floors and very tasteful furniture. The room was spotless, the bed was very comfortable, and the room had full picture windows across the front. David was very nice, and helpful choosing from the local restaurants. We would definately go back.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2010

Perfect for quick one night stay after Saturday UT football game, going to Cades Cove the next morning. VERY CLEAN, which is very important to me. Loved that the floors were laminate wood and not a dirty carpet. Furnished nicely, comfortable mattress, good sized room & reasonable rates. Only downside was noisey A/C window unit. Was cool enough that evening, so we able to turn it off and then slept great.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Florence, South Carolina
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2010

We traveled from Florence, SC to see Cades Cove, very happy to stay at the Gateway Inn. Room was clean with upgraded furniture, and a welcome basket. Inviting rockers in front of the all rooms. Staff was so nice, and had lots of area information. I would stay at the Gateway on our next visit to the mountains.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank timeline01
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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2010

My partner and I just spent the night at the Gateway Inn in Townsend TN and our stay was simply wonderful. The reviews you see here on TripAdvisor are true. Because we made our decision to drive over to the Smokies from Nashville at the last minute, we were not sure we could find a clean, decent place to stay on such short notice. But we were fortunate enough to book room #15 at the Gateway Inn after reading about it here. Our price for the night was $89. Not bad for Labor Day weekend!

The Gateway is honestly immaculately clean and we felt at home there right away. We arrived late on Saturday but there was no need to worry about check in. Mike told us that we could check in anytime. Our room was very charming and had absolutely everything we needed. We had the King room and I can't think of a thing we didn't have. The bed was very nice and comfortable and there was a hair dryer (thank goodness because we forgot to pack ours) and a microwave. A very big bathtub/shower combo made freshening up just perfect. And there was no messy bars of soap or small bottles of shampoo and conditioner to deal with. Everything was in a nice dispenser in the tub and by the sink. We were pleasantly surprised to find our favorite shampoo-Neutrogena's rainbath in the tub dispenser! They didn't skimp on their guests and we really took note and liked that.

Rocking chairs sit outside each room and as I stepped outside Sunday morning I saw that a beautiful gray and white cat was sitting by our door. I sat down in the rocking chair and she came right over and settled down into my lap when I picked her up. What a completely peaceful time sitting there just relaxing and looking at the mountains. The morning was cool and crisp and Mike was out saying hello to his guests. One couple we met said they had found the Gateway here online and that they would never stay anywhere else. They considered themselves "regulars" and I could certainly see why. I slept like a baby and woke up refreshed. Our room was so homey and nice that I didn't want to leave! One of the best things about the Gateway too is that it is in Townsend on the "peaceful" side of the Smokies. We were happy to be out of the traffic and chaos of Pigeon Forge and spent most of the day Sunday relaxing in Cades Cove.
We want to thank the Gateway Inn for a wonderful stay. When we commented on how clean everything was we were told that although everyone seemed to mention that, that it was just normal to them. That's just the way they do business and wouldn't have it any other way. If you want an economical basic place to stay, the Gateway Inn is it. Although not a big luxury hotel, I was quite comfortable there. These guys have the best place in Townsend. We will be back!!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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North Georgia
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2010

Step back in time to those great years of the 50s and 60s. Remember those family trips when you were a kid. A great little mom and pop place to rest your head. Rooms were very clean, the staff extreamly friendly. We look forward to staying here again as we travel to that area several times a year. If you are looing for a great place to stay without that chain hotel feel this is the place for you.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Washington, Michigan
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79 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2010

A mom and pop hotel - perhaps 1 star rating. While the room was clean and nice, the A/C roared all night long. I guess for the cheap rate we got, it was worth it. If you're a light sleeper, beware.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deertwo
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95 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

The reviews about the hotel being clean are true. It was a vacant motel that was remodeled about a year ago. Pool had not been put into service. The staff was very nice and helpful. Townsend is a nice quiet town with enough in it to make a good base to visit the Smokies. It is on the edge of park.

The only ding I have is that when I made the reservation the guy told me they had one room left, I really needed two. When I got there there were only a few rooms out of the 17 that were rented.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Thank Dave A
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Property: Townsend Gateway Inn
Address: 8270 State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN 37882
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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 )
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Townsend
#1 Romantic 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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