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Well it's the first day being temporarily unemployed. Feels weird knowing I won't be going back to the hospital to work. Got a lot accomplished. My passport arrived finally. We got the hitch installed and the trailer reserved. We got to spend the morning with sweet friends and their 12 horses and numerous cats. Had a blast feeding carrots and apples to the horses. I'm sure going to miss these wonderful ...
... said that they will shoot you for "nuttin" hahahaheheh Then we checked into our campground. Deep creek tube and campground. Real cute and lots to do here! We are reminded though why we like state and national campgrounds though. They really pack them in private campgrounds and tend to be more loud. We are going exploring tomorrow in the mountains and going white water rafting! I'm kind of nervous so wish me and my boys ...
... they were trading shifts but i think they were just to lazy to come to their rescue. They were in a hot metal elevator burning up until someone came and pried them out. I would never go to this hotel again. We told them to give us more than fifty dollars but they refused.
... when we got up. Then, we spent a half hour traversing the course - it was a blast!
Wonderworks was great for a 6 yr old. He was even able to do the ropes course with his dad helping him although he was a bit scared. There was lots of stuff he could do and only a few big rides he couldn't do.
We ended up really enjoying ourselves in Wonderworks - there were a couple of thrill rides, rock climbing, ...
... to eat often and Ashley struggled with her. After 15-20 mins, the owner took action and brought Ashley up and tethered her horse to his. She enjoyed the rest of her ride and his prompt action prevented her frustration.
Then headed back to our cabin for lunch and to meet up with the Lys. After lunch, we were off to Robbinsville to rent a motorcycle.It worked out great. Will drove our van and trailed behind the motorcycle. Everyone took a turn clutching ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn Gatlinburg
Clean room, comfy beds
We stayed in room #211. This a creek side room with 2 queen size beds. You can hear the water rushing by if you crack your balcony door open.
The room was clean with very good beds and linnens.
Breakfast was okay/average good coffee though.
Great location if you want to be in the middle of all the action. Many shops, attractions and resturants. Two blocks from liquer store/grocery store.
I would stay here again if in Gatlinburg.
The downside of Gatlinburg...
Too much traffic..we mostly walked everywhere.
Walking was faster than taking the city Tram wich was also tied up in the traffic. This was over a weekend visit, not sure about week day conditions.
Some problems, but still a nice place
For most people, I'm sure they have a lovely stay at the Hampton. We would have too, aside from a few problems.
The first was that we had requested a room with 2 actual beds, and we were given a room with 1 queen and a sofa bed. We made do with it since the hotel was full because of a convention in town, but it was disappointing as sofa sleepers usually aren't that comfortable! The second was the cleanliness of our bathroom left a bit to be desired. When I would sit on the toilet, my socks stuck to the floor. I'm not sure why, but it was disturbing. The sink area was also somewhat grimy.
Perhaps those were just fluke mistakes, or the case of a single bad housekeeper who has yet to be fired. I'm sure it's difficult to keep good help.
I would be willing to try this hotel again because the room itself was cozy, the location was great, and the breakfast was terrific.
We stayed from Mar 11-16 and it was wonderful. I loved all the service. Everything was very clean. We had a balcony over the creek which was wonderful also. Everyday when we would come back from our day/night out the maids would have my daughter's dolls and teddy bears propped up on the bed and they loved it. The breakfast was wonderful and they had plenty everyday. It was a great place to stay and would recommend to anyone I know or don't know!!
Overall good hotel
We stayed at Hampton Inn on the Parkway this past weekend. Overall a wonderful location, the check-in and out was very fast and courteous. Continental breakfast was better than most motels. Rooms were fairly small but to be expected in GB. The traffic was noisy until after midnight, and some bother from people slamming room doors, etc but no more than you usually deal with in a hotel. The shower disappointed me in the cleanliness--there were hairs left on the shower walls and bottom of tub, but I always take Lysol and clean before I bathe anyhow, but it is sort of disgusting to open shower curtain and see that! Other than that, it was a very pleasant stay, and the very best thing is that it is within walking distance of great restaurants and shops, and you can just leave your car parked and not have to fight traffic!!!
The Location is Great
The location was great. WE parked the car and walked
where are favorite spots are there. Our Room was on
the bottom floor and right on the river, I was in
hog heaven. The river is my thing, just to sit and
listen to it and watch it flow.
The room was cozy and the beds were very comfortable.
The management and staff were very friendly and helpful.
We will stay here again
Spent a long weekend at the Hampton Inn December 9-11. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Continental breakfast was average. If you are looking for a full meal go find a place to eat and pay for it. The rooms are small but clean. The hotel is located in the middle of the action so if you are looking for a quiet place this isn't it. If you want peace and quiet you should rent a condo outside of town and drive into Gatlinburg during the day. There are lots of public parking available however during the busy season you may have to fight traffic to get to them. It's all about your priorities. Good places to eat across the steet from the hotel - Cherokee Grill and Calhoun's (very good ribs). The next time I go to Gatlinburg I will choose to stay away from the downtown area. It's worth the hassle driving in order to enjoy a good night's rest.
Average Hotel, Great Location
Gatlinburg is certainly not a place where one can find a 4 star hotel. Despite the few problems we had during our stay in August of 2005, this hotel is still probably one of the better ones in Gatlinburg.
We arrived early in the day and were not able to check in until the usual 3pm check in time. Front desk was friendly and courteous and provided us with a parking pass for their lot (always plenty of parking). We returned in the evening to a cozy and comfy room on the first floor overlooking the creek. This room is smaller than most hotels I've visited, but probably of average size in town. The sounds of the water rushing over the rocks in the creek drowned out most of the noise outside on the streets. The room was still nice and quiet with the balcony door closed.
Mattresses are all Sertas according to the hotel staff. I found the firm beds comfortable, but a traveling companion did not. Cable TV includes more channels that most hotels I've seen (75) including all the major cable stations and HBO. Was nice to see some familiar programming late in the evening after a long day in the mountains. No closet in the room, but there's a decent sized armoire. There's a small table and one or two chairs (depending on the room). There's a coffee maker in the room and some of the king rooms have fireplaces.
During our stay, we had an issue with the toilet leaking that was never resolved despite contacting the front desk. It appears this is an ongoing problem because housekeeping just mopped up the water each morning and some mold can be seen growing on the wallpaper. Not enough to cause an odor, but visible (room 111). There were some small bugs in the room occasionally. They didn't really bother me though especially considering we were overlooking a creek in the mountains and had the door left open sometimes to hear the water. Otherwise, the room was kept quite clean.
Breakfast is provided each morning including pastries (Krispy Kremes), muffins, fruit, biscuits, juices, cereal, coffee, milk and sometimes waffles, etc. USA Today is delivered each morning to the room. Safety deposit boxes are available at the front desk (no safes in the rooms). The front desk staff was very courteous. Checking in and out was efficient. Heated pool and hot tub are open until 11pm.
The best part of this hotel is the location. It's right on the main parkway just a block or two from the entrance to the national park and within walking distance to everything in town. I've stayed in chalets around Gatlinburg and got tired of driving into town and trying to find a place to park. So despite the problems we encountered with the leaky toilet, a few bugs and a small room, the location certainly made up for it.
Overall good stay
Stayed at the Hampton Inn/Gatlinburg Jan 2005
with a small group of teens. Front Desk and Housekeeping
Staff was polite, friendly, helpful. Everything was clean. Bathrooms were very clean. Our rooms were adjacent as requested, the roll-away bed was in place. Coffee was good. The hot breakfast was a nice touch.
Only problem: We stayed creekside. 2nd floor, our balconies faced
the Ober-Gatlinburg Tram Lift---each morning about 6am we
were awakened by the garbage truck picking up
the dumpster at Ober Tram...bang! bang! boom!
But maybe you are a heavier sleeper!
I enjoyed staying at the Hampton Inn
We wanted to stay at the Clarion but I am truly happy we didn,t. Not that there is anything wrong with the Clarion but the Hampton Inn exceded our expectations. First the Hotel staff was outstanding from the minute we arrived until we left especially the front desk. The rooms were super clean and comfortable, I slept like a baby which never happens in a hotel. If anything on the negative side, the rooms were on the slightly smaller size but certainly adequate. The location could not be better for Gatlinburg, your right in the action. The breakfast was excellent clean and fresh, something for everybody. No problem parking always a space. Finally the price we paid even including a Saturday night stay was dirt cheap. Unless something changes, I won't shop around for a hotel room in gatlinburg, I will go to the hampton Inn.
Great location, great place to stay!
We go to Gatlinburg every year, but this was the first time we've stayed at the Hampton Inn Gatlinburg. We booked a non-smoking, creek view room. Check in was at 3PM and the room was not ready until then, but the friendly front desk person gave us our parking tag and took care of check in so all we had to do was pick up our keys later on. The room was pleasant, nothing outstanding, but clean and comfortable. The shower would have been nicer if it had a massage-type shower head. Bathroom amenities included shampoo, soap, lotion, and makeup remover towelettes (a nice touch). All rooms have coffeemakers with both regular and decaf coffee provided. In addition, there is an excellent complimentary continental breakfast, which included pastries, doughnuts, muffins, biscuits and gravy, bagels, cereals, fresh fruit, juices, tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. Coffee, tea and fresh fruit are also available in the lobby 24 hours a day. USA Today newspaper is free each morning in the lobby. There is a heated outdoor pool and separate spa that we did not use. The balcony in our room had 2 chairs and a small table, and faced a pretty little stream. The staff are extremely attentive, friendly and helpful. Although we have stayed in nicer rooms, we would definitely stay here again for the location and the friendliness. The Hampton is conveniently located just before Light #9 and is in close walking distance of many restaurants and attractions.