I can't even begin to say how wonderful of an expierence we had with this hotel. My boyfriend & I went for a 3 day vacation and the Hilton made our trip truly wonderful! We arrived early (around noon) and check in wasn't until 4, but our room was ready and they were happy to let us check in early!! Our room was beautiful (room 419!!) it was one of the king bed rooms with fireplace/balcony/jacuzzi. Our balcony overlooked the creek and it was awesome to wake up to! The decor in the rooms, and the entire hotel in general, is really modern but cozy. The LOCATION IS PERFECT!! Walking distance to everything, and the tram to Ober Gatlinburg is literally steps away. Each night, we would get in the outdoor jacuzzi by the fire and there were always other travellers out, which was great because we made new friends!! They also let you drink alcohol/wine out by the fire/jacuzzi as long as it's in a plastic cup.
The second part of my review is going to be about the on site restaurant/bar (The Great American Grill)...This place deserves 10 stars!! Every day they have happy hour from 5-7 with $2 drinks (that includes blue moon on tap, people) and half price appetizers. The beer is the coldest you can get, and tastes so good! The food is wonderful. Even when it's not happy hour, the food is reasonably priced (much cheaper than going to one of the touristy restraunts). During happy hour, we got wings with their homemade kentucky bourbon sauce and they were only $4 (for a very large order) and they were WONDERFUL! We also had their homemade queso dip (also delicious) which was a large order for only $3.... that's dinner for $7.00 total!! The bartender, Olivia, really knows her stuff and is a lot of fun. We made friends with Tony, the manager, and all of the cooks who were all super helpful and friendly. Each day we would look forward to 5:00 so we could go hang out at the bar!
I would recommend this hotel to anyone, and can't wait to return!! A big thumbs up to the Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg hotel in Tennessee is conveniently located on River Road less than 100 yards to the entrance of The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Our hotel offers the natural attraction of the mountains and sounds of the nearby creeks. Come visit higher ground at our Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg. We are proud to be the very first hotel in the state of Tennessee to pursue our LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification, with many 'green' features including a chemical-free saltwater pool and hot tub, pervious hand-laid brick parking lot, in-room recycling and much more. Whether business, vacation, or weekend getaway brings you to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, our courteous hotel staff looks forward to welcoming you to our new home. ... more less
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