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Old Creek Lodge
Ranked #6 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 September 2013

For years the only hotel I would stay in when in Gatlinburg was The Midtown, however it was shut down and we were recommended this one. With trepidation we went and fell in love! It was super clean and updated. Had all the conveniences we needed and the staff was super friendly. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

The Old Creek Lodge is within 1 1/2 blocks of the strip, very easy to walk. Keep in mind though that it is at the opposite end of River Rd than Ripley's Aquarium, but still a nice walk.
The rooms are clean and spacious, the shower is nice as well, good size. The balcony overlooks the river and is so wonderful and quiet!
The fridge and microwave are nice additions to each room.
The beds are very uncomfortable, at least to what I'm used to. They are very noisy when you move, roll around, get out of bed, etc.
The elevator takes an EXTREMELY long time to get to your floor, so majority of the time we took the stairs.
They have lots of covered parking, which keeps the car much cooler!
The breakfast isn't oustanding, but what you would expect for a free continental breakfast: waffles, biscuits/gravy, fruit, toast, bagels, cereal, donuts, OJ, apple juice, coffee and water. Oh and free cookies and lemonade from 4-8 pm in the lobby! ;)

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Our extended family vacation in Gatlinburg was even better with our stay at the Old Creek Lodge. They happily accommodated our multi-room location requests and the rooms were great. Our balcony overlooking the river was a favorite place of mine. And the hotel's location was perfect for our sight-seeing trips around the main drag of Gatlinburg. We were walking everywhere due to the limited parking in downtown and it was very easy. The only caveat was the breakfast provided. The food seemed adequate but there were only 2 tables with 2 chairs each and a short bar against a wall - enough room for maybe 8 people total and there were 7 in our party so we were unable to take advantage of the breakfast offered.

Room Tip: Every room has a river view but the best river views are on the long side.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Came in from Alabama for labor Day weekend. Was very nice and clean. Everything was the modern country look. Right behind Ober so was easy to walk everywhere. We are very picky and we were not disappointed. Private balcony over looking the mountain stream. Breakfest area was rather small but very clean and cozy. Food was great, I recommend the gravy biscuts. We will be coming back to this place for sure.

Room Tip: Rooms closer to lobby has better views. 204 for us.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Andrew E
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

The frig in the room we rented was not cooling properly. We called the front desk and they sent someone right away to check the frig - they agreed that it was not cold enough. They gave us another room which was an upgrade - it had a Jacuzzi! We had a view of the river (which most of the rooms have) and was able to see a heron fishing for his breakfast! The walk-in tiled shower (again in most of the rooms) was wonderful. They also provide a continental breakfast.

Room Tip: Call ahead because they are booked well in advance.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

My wife and I went on our honeymoon recently. We started out in a cabin/chalet, but were very disappointed with it so we decided to try a hotel for our last 4 days of the honeymoon. Old Creek Lodge stood out to us since it was within walking distance of the downtown strip and was next door to two restaurants we wanted to try. We decided to take the King Spa Suite room and I'm glad to say we both enjoyed this room and hotel a great deal. The room itself was cozy and had pretty much everything we needed including two flat screen televisions, a loveseat, a very comfortable large chair with ottoman and a comfortable bed. We enjoyed looking at the wood/log based furniture as well. I think it was as close to being at home as possible. The staff was courteous and even let us check in early when we told them about the horrible experience with the chalet. If there was any complaint at all it would be specific to the King Spa Suite room itself. The ice machine was directly outside our door so we did hear a lot of random chatter then ice dropping into a bucket, but it wasn't that bad. We only had the free breakfast once and it was good, Belgian waffle. The other bonus for us was that we wanted to eat at Bennett's BBQ and Big Daddy's Pizzeria, both are right next to Old Creek Lodge, so that made the hotel even better for us. We only had to drive once (to Davy Crockett mini-golf), so we saved money on gas too. Everything else we wanted to do was within walking distance. This will be a go to hotel for us when we plan on anything in Gatlinburg in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tim W
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

My husband and i decited at the last minute to go to Gatlinburg for two nights. We did not have reservations anywhere and we pulled into the Bearskin Lodge which was booked but however sent us down the street to their sister property which is Oldcreek Lodge..Perfect location as its on River rd which is the street behind the main strip so its away from the noise but close enough within walking distance. We got a room with a hot tub and had a private balcony overlooking the stream. None of their rooms face the street however..The stay was so peaceful. The staff was friendly. Being we just stayed two nights we kept our do not desturn sign on the door and we were never bothered..Breakfast was decent and in the late afternoons they sit out cookies for the guests. Rooms were very clean. This used to be the Fairfield Inn as two yrs ago it was remodled over to the old creek lodge. They have 4 floors and we stayed on the 3rd which we liked. All of their rooms have fireplaces which would be nice in the colder months.. Very nice..I will stay there again as a matter of fact we already have made reservations for next month..We cannot wait to go back..

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Old Creek Lodge

Address: 680 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3129 (Formerly Fairfield Inn Gatlinburg Downtown)
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
#17 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
Price Range: £81 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Creek Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old Creek Lodge promises the best that nature has to offer in Gatlinburg with its unique mountain charm located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At Old Creek Lodge you’ll find state-of-the-art amenities among its traditional mountain craft decor and massive log beams. Downtown Gatlinburg shops, restaurants, and attractions are just outside your door. ... more   less 
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