We just returned from a two-night stay here, so I looked at other recent reviews along with the photos on the TA website. We did not stay in a room that looked anything like those! We were in the two-story concrete building behind the motel. While not rundown or dirty, this set of rooms has absolutely no street appeal and is definitely bare bones. The motel has several buildings of rooms, so obviously (from the photos), they vary considerably.
Once you climb the concrete stairs with dead cockroaches, though, you'll enter a well air-conditioned hallway with nice carpet. Our room had two queens, a long bureau, a table/desk with chairs, refrig., microwave (no coffee maker), hair dryer, iron and ironing board. The balcony has two chairs, but there's nothing to look at. The furniture and bedding could be updated but the beds are comfortable, and the carpet looks new enough. Room was clean, and since the hotel is a block off the main drag, it is QUIET!! The sink and closet are separated from the toilet and shower/tub by a door and from the beds by a wall but not a door. Only shampoo and soap are provided.
Wifi is terrible, cuts in and out every few moments. The front desk clerk reset the router when we complained, but it made no difference. When it is on, bars go from one to three.
Breakfast is adequate but could really benefit from some fruit!! That seems a fairly standard item to expect. I'd forego the Krispy Kreme donuts for that. Dry cereal, oatmeal packets, one type of bread to toast, waffle maker, scrambled eggs, "juice," and coffee . For the number of rooms in this motel complex, the eating area is tiny and, in fact, part of the small lobby. Four tables seat 4 each. It is very cramped to try to serve yourself any food and to find a seat.
Parking is free, and you have a tag to display. We came and went over two days (Sun/Mon in mid-July) and had no problems getting a spot.
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- Econo Lodge Gatlinburg
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