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Sleepy Bear Motel
Ranked #46 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

This is a very quaint, exceptionally clean retro motel. After staying at places where you have to walk down narrow hallways and park far away from your room, we felt like VIPs being able to park in front of our rooms. Despite a reservation for a second room made earlier that day, our request to be placed in side-by-side rooms was granted. This was much appreciated, as we had 3 adults and 3 children. The nice lady in the motel office told us the motel opened in the early 1970's and is a family-run business. She was extremely helpful in hooking us up with coupons for activities we were planning. The rooms were impeccably clean!!!! I also loved the fact that they still have real keys. The kids absolutely loved the outdoor pool. It was a short walk from our room to the pool and it was fun being outside swimming. Definitely give this little gem of a motel a try. We plan on returning.

Stayed: July 2014
8  Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

staff was very friendly and the room we stayed in was one of the cleanest I have every stayed in, a little out of the way if you are someone that likes to be near the main strip in Gatlinburg but you can catch the trolley to take you where you want to go, overall I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a clean friendly environment at a nice price.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank Liwana S
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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

This motel is amazing......right from the check in felt like home.....The lady that checked us in, the fact they had keys not cards it was like I stepped back in time ....beds are comfortable and watching the Ducks off the balcony was so peaceful and caught the trolley right outside the motel didn't have to drive anywhere.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
7  Thank armymom1013
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

If you smoke, make sure you get a smoking room or else you have to walk far far away or you could be charged $300 even if you smoke outside the room. Very clean room but lacking coffee pot and hairdryer. Overall, it was nice but unfortunately I'm a smoker and won't be coming back again. Thanks anyways.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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6  Thank Kendra18
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Stayed here for 3 days, New Year's 2014. No reservations, was a spur of the moment trip. Had already stayed at the Super 8 in Pegion forge for 3 days and dealt with numerous problems including bed bugs....but the sleepy bear motel was a welcome reprieve after having a nightmare stay at super 8. Staff was friendly, american and very accomadating. This is a no frills Motel, no flat screen tv, no updated decor....but has small fridge and microwave and free wifi...will definitely stay here again in the future.

Room Tip: Smoking and non smoking stream and balcony view
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Ginak603
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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

The motel is clean and quiet. It is located a distance from Gatlinburg but within driving distance--especially to arts and crafts areas.

There is a stream in back for which we paid extra to view which is impossible in the cold. The view over the creek is hideous; so, extra $ should not be charged. The ducks can be heard, but can't be seen from the rickety balcony when the temp is 29 degrees!

This motel does have a very clean, comfy room and bathroom, microwave + fridge. But no frills, coffee pot, free shampoo, hair dryer & the highway is impossible to run across to catch Trolley.

A delicious restaurant is across street serving pancakes that are wonderful; but you have to drive to it. No way to cross street on foot!

Coffee is served in office at 8:30am. Better bring your own coffee pot if you're like me and want coffee earlier!

The staff were very nice and helpful!!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
5  Thank Bentleybeagledog
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Very friendly staff. Large, but a little outdated room. Our room had a balcony at the back overlooking a small river with many ducks. Rooms are very clean and well equiped. Breakfast not included and not available.

They have a reasonable size pool at the front.

For your helpfull vote : There is a pancake house across the street with a very good breakfast!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank DiveJedi
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Additional Information about Sleepy Bear Motel

Address: 820 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4909
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Hotel Class:2 star — Sleepy Bear Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Sleepy Bear Hotel Gatlinburg

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