Read The Review Of The Historic Gatlinburg Inn
The Historic Gatlinburg Inn is a place that a lot of people have shared memories in, but some people will find the location is one that they have never heard about before. I know for myself, I have not really heard of this location before. While writing this article for the Gatlinburg Inn, though, and looking at it carefully I quickly realized I have walked by the location more than I can imagine. What really makes the hotel stand out though compared to some of the other places that you can stay at? Well, one thing is the location is ranked in the top 15 of hotels in Gatlinburg on Tripadvisor. I know that for me, I tend to be judgmental of a place by how it looks from the outside, but I am really starting to see this is not something that I should not be doing as a lot of places that I thought were horrible are actually a lot better than what I am giving them credit for and I tend to be very picky. Without any further ado let us launch into the review of the Historic Gatlinburg Inn and this will help you in getting to see if this hotel is going to be the best location for you to book or if you should consider a different hotel in Gatlinburg.
Location Of The Historic Gatlinburg Inn
As we mention in almost all of these articles, the location is key when you are picking a hotel in Gatlinburg. I know that I like to stay in between the locations with the hotel being in walking distance of the strip, but far enough away that I do not have to deal with the traffic. The address of the Gatlinburg Inn is:
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
The easiest way to find this location is to just stay on the main strip of Gatlinburg when you are at Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies. When you are at this location, you will just continue heading towards the park entrance in town. Once you arrive you will see a big parking lot on the side and that is going to be the place that you will want to park at, which is nice because that means you have a parking space right on the strip almost. It is important to make sure you have your parking pass if you are parked here and staying here to avoid any towing fees.
Exterior Features Of The Historic Gatlinburg Inn
The exterior features of the hotel something to fall in love with. I know that the hotel is located on the parkway, which means you are within easy walking distance of the downtown area of Gatlinburg. In addition to being within walking distance of downtown, the Gatlinburg Inn has a seasonal outdoor pool. The views from the hotel are not those that you get from a mountaintop location like Park Vista, but they are present and tend to have a fairly clear view as the ski lift goes by the hotel property. With the proximity of the ski lift and the roads, it tends to avoid a lot of the built-up hotels, which allows for stellar views year-round. The key is this location is butted up against two roads and with both of those roads so close to the hotel, it allows for easy access to sidewalks on either side of the property making walking around town a breeze.
- Walking distance to downtown (10 minutes to the aquarium).
- Seasonal pool for you to use in the summer.
- Rooms have balconies on them.
Amenities Offered By The Hotel
With almost any hotel it is easy to see they have a variety of amenities to use as a guest and that is one thing that can help set a location apart from others in a tourist town. A great feature to enjoy at the Historic Gatlinburg Inn is an amazing breakfast. While most hotels offer breakfast, this is a hotel that offers what appears to be a great looking breakfast. These pictures will be ones that are going to absolutely blow you away once you see them because I have to admit, in all the hotels that I have stayed in that had breakfast offered you were lucky to find a bagel, let alone one that looks as good as this meal. The downside is the breakfast at the hotel is so nice, you may not want to enjoy one of the top breakfast restaurants in Gatlinburg.
The pool, while seasonal, is very relaxing and is another great amenity the Gatlinburg Inn has going for it. As you can see in the pictures the pool is stunning and has some great views. I know after a long day of hiking in the mountains, nothing is better than getting a chance to take a dip in the pool and relax the weary bones and muscles. What else is great about the pool is it is easily accessible from the hotel and tends to be a semi-private location for guests to enjoy.
Room Features At The Gatlinburg Inn
The Gatlinburg Inn has a variety of room options and for the most part can fulfill your needs with the rooms it has. However, you need to realize the room options vary from the smaller single bedroom type of rooms to suites, depending on the bed size and the room that you have booked. The Gatlinburg Inn does have some extra features in some of the rooms, but you do have to inquire to see what is available.
It is important to note that if you are planning on bringing your pet with you, that you will need to find a different location as the Gatlinburg Inn only allows service pets. So this is a key point to consider because the location is a stickler with the pets policy.
Traveling with your family is a great way to have your entire family see the beauty of a region. When you have an infant or toddler, though, traveling is difficult as they have special requirements for sleeping. Since this is the case, you need to realize the Historic Gatlinburg Inn does allow children at the location, but they do not offer the cribs for babies. So you need to bring along a traveling crib or a Pack N Play. In addition, when you bring your kids with you, it is important to look at the occupancy of the room and consider a double bed arrangement.
I have to admit one feature I learned to look at thanks to shows like Hotel Impossible and other travel shows is the restroom in the room. Yes, you read that right the restroom. At some hotels, the restrooms are very difficult to maneuver in and extremely tiny. With the Gatlinburg Inn, the restrooms inside of the room are very functional and are easy to move around in allowing you to shower after you return from the pool or the mountains.
With modern-day times, everyone wants to be connected to the Internet. The issue is when you travel, you often end up losing a lot of the access that you have with the Internet because you are on a different network. This is when you should realize this is a location that has WiFi for you to use for free inside of your room. With the Internet in the room, you can easily update your friends and family about your trip without having to worry about someone watching from the business center.
What Others Are Saying
Cindy, a traveler who left a review mentioned, “the breakfasts were wonderful!”
A traveler from the US posted this, “The staff was amazing. Friendly and helpful! The room was very clean! We will stay at this hotel again the next time we go to Gatlinburg!”
Gary B. would say this in his review, “I would never stay anywhere else in Gatlinburg, but at the Gatlinburg Inn.”
Delia, from the US, would say this about the location, which is on the neutral to negative side. “The building was built in 1937, so it smells really old everywhere.”
As you can see not all of the comments are positive, but not all of them are negative as well. This definitely makes sense as the Gatlinburg Inn in Gatlingburg, Tennesee is rated highly on TripAdvisor and has ranked in the top 15 in all the years that we have been monitoring the hotel. Overall, I have to say if you want to stay in a hotel that is older, but still amazing among all the Gatlinburg hotels, then you cannot go wrong with the Gatlinburg Inn.
Ratings Of The Gatlinburg Inn
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Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Yes, the guest get a pass for free parking on the Gatlinburg Inn parking lot.
At this time Gatlinburg Inn is not pet friendly.