Zoders Inn & Suites
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Woke up to a delicious breakfast of ham and cheese omelets by Chef Marcus, who don't need no spatula to flip some eggs.
We broke camp leisurely and headed south ...
After DC we hired a car from Knoxville and headed to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. We stayed in a town called Gatlinburg and the only way I can describe it so that everyone understands.... It's like being at Disneyland without the rides but all the attractions and fast food restaurants that you could think of. It had so many mini golf places, Ripley's believe it or not attractions, cars from movies, old fashion ...
... Jen, an experienced camper, looked at the spot Julie had been eyeing up on the slope.
“We should camp here,” she announced. “If it rains, it will flood down there.” She indicated where I stood. Carol readily agreed and that’s how they ended up with the most level spot on the entire slope. Julie glared at me as we searched for the second-most level area, though really, using the word “level,” no matter how modified, while ...
Happy Labor Day People (though we will make the argument that we labored more yesterday)
today is Waterfall challenge #2. This one was Grotto falls and only 3~ish miles and supposedly not so uphill. (This being a waterfall I was not going to be fooled by the promise of 'no' uphill...)
We carried a lighter load today (smart move #1) and brought along our water shoes ...
Bear Spray "Check"
My Massive knife "Check"
Rain jackets "Check"
Expensive Hiking shoes "Check"
Marc and Louise went with:
Massive Camera "Check"
No water, No Snacks, No protection from the elements. These two clown's looked like they were going for a stroll along the beach rather than a hike. O well i thought when they start to suffer we can always ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Zoders Inn & Suites Gatlinburg
Great place to stay
My family has been staying at Zoder's for over 20 years. It has a very special charm that is hard to find in downtown Gatlinburg. The rooms are clean, the indoor pool area and continental breakfast are inviting, and the creek views are awesome.
This hotel is a joke. Do yourself a favor and don't stay here. We were not happy with the hotel (the room had a very strong odor, the free breakfast was essentially a bowl of cereal and bread and you must pay for the raquet ball courts, plus the room was dirty) we told them we don't want to stay here because your hotel isn't a "resort" like you advertise and they refused to refund our one night deposit. They only accept a check or money order for the deposit for a reason. If we had used a credit card we could have received our money back. The manager was extremely rude and had a very bad attitude. They offer "little extras" but fail to tell you everything is portioned out as they see fit. I don't understand why you don't get a refund if you are not happy with the hotel and don't want to stay there. What happened to the customer is always right?
Great Place For A Holiday
Our son was getting married in Gatlinburg and we had read good reviews for Zoder's Inn so we booked it from the 6th to 11th May 2004.It was a great place to stay with beautiful surroundings.The creek was so peaceful. Our suite had a fireplace but we did not get to use it as the weather was very warm then.
All the staff were excellent especially Kathy as she ran us up to the restaurant after the wedding when we could not get a taxi.
Hope we can have an other holiday at Zoder's Inn .
My wife and I loved our time at Best Western Zoder's Inn. We were housed in the second unit back from the street, room 117 where it was VERY quiet, except for the wonderful sound of the stream that flowed right next to our porch. We really enjoyed sitting there watching the ducks negoiate the rapids as they swam past.
The only suggestion that I could give for an improvement would be to have a better continental breakfast. Would I return to the same INN?
Yes, in a heart beat.
Three of my friends and I stayed at Zoder's Inn for our friend's wedding. Our troubles began several weeks before the trip when trying to book the room. The process was very complicated and we were not spoken to nicely on the phone. The first morning we woke up there, one of our breakers was blown. A maintenance man was sent up to fix it.
They'll keep you coming back
It is very hard to come by a good hotel in Gatlinburg. Even the AAA 4 diamond rating cannot be relied upon in this tourist destination.
Zoder's has it all: local hospitality, cozy rooms with wood burning fireplaces, wine & cheese in the evening, cookies & milk at night, continental breakfast in the am. You get what you pay for at Zoder's: good service, clean rooms, well-groomed grounds, close to town but with a lovely mountain stream ambiance. We keep on going back!
ZODERS BEST WESTERN IS # 1 FOR US
We have stayed at Zoders BW Inn each October since 1993. We have always found our stay to be very enjoyable. Deandrea and her entire staff go out of their way to help in every way they possibly can to make your stay memorable.We have just returned home from our most recent trip, and although all the employees are great, there is one in housekeeping we feel should be recognized for an excellent job . Our suite was immaculate from the time we unlocked the door until the moment we left. Thanks, ZODERS,We're looking forward to seeing you next October. Mrs. J. R. Simmons, Mrs. Barbara Pruitt & Mrs. Edna Sisk (sisters)
My wife and I journeyed to Gatlinburg for our 1 year anniversary. We stayed at Zoder's and had a great time. Rooms was large, clean, private. The outdoor and indoor pool (and jacuzzi) was wonderful.
Hotel is convenient to downtown Gatlinburg so shopping and eating is just a few hundred steps away :)
Only complaint...they still wanted to charge us to play raquetball (on their empty courts) even though we had our own equipment. So we didn't play.
Other than that, we would stay at Zoder's again.
Nice and nosey
This was a ok Inn but the maids are very nosey they said that an extra person was in are party and billed our credit card 84.34 without telling us. We called them and they were very rude about it they should have said something as soon as they thought someone was there they would have found out that there was no one else was there.
If you like nosey maids that lie and rude service stay at Gatlinburg's Best Western Zoder's Inn.
A great place
A wonderful place to stay, plenty of home town hospitality combined with clean, well decorated rooms. A stream runs through the grounds along with a picnic area, indoor and outdoor pool and exercise area. A trip to Gatlinburg just isn't complete without staying at Zoder's...I highly recommend it!