$63 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 21, 2014 Check-out: Jul 24, 2014

Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

2 stars
200 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
115 reviews
Great location

Great location from downtown gatlingburg. Can't beat the price. Not the first time I have stayed... See full review

  • stephy1751
  • Mar 10, 2014
weekend getaway

The motel was great location was great the staff was very nice and friendly my wife and I had a... See full review

  • cotten37388
  • Oct 16, 2011
Centrally located budget Gatlinburg hotel with fireplace, Jacuzzi rooms
The Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg provides budget accommodations for guests who want to be in the heart of downtown -- the hotel is just a block off the Parkway. Some of the 102 rooms have a fireplace, Jacuzzi or refrigerator. All feature a coffee maker and cable TV. The hotel provides free breakfast, free high-speed wireless Internet, free daily newspaper, free parking, as well as a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment.
Highlights
  • Centrally located budget hotel in Gatlinburg
  • Select rooms have a fireplace or Jacuzzi
  • Free extras include breakfast, high-speed wireless Internet, newspaper and parking
  • There is a pool and fitness center on site at the Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg
Location
The Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg puts guests in the center of the action, just a block off the Parkway. All of the best of Gatlinburg is a quick drive away, including Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pigeon Forge and Dollywood are a few miles away.
Rooms
The four-floor elevator property offers 102 rooms, including standard two double bed rooms, king rooms, and suites with a fireplace or Jacuzzi. Deep plum carpets complement the tan and purple bedspreads and light wood furniture. All rooms feature cable televisions, coffee makers, an iron and hair dryer.
Features
The free Rise and Dine breakfast in a dining room that offers mountain views gets a day of sightseeing off to the right start. A seasonal outdoor pool and indoor fitness room with cardiovascular and weight equipment offer diversions. Other appreciated amenities include free parking, newspaper and high-speed wireless Internet access. Guest laundry is available. The front desk at the Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg operates 24 hours.
Transportation
  • McGhee Tyson Airport (27.8 mi/44.8 km)
Attractions
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Gatlinburg Convention Center (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Ober-Gatlinburg (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Dixie Stampede (6.4 mi/10.3 km)
  • Pigeon Forge (7.1 mi/11.4 km)
  • Dollywood's Splash Country (7.4 mi/12 km)
  • Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall (8 mi/12.9 km)
  • Dollywood (8.7 mi/14 km)
  • WonderWorks (9.6 mi/15.4 km)
  • Knoxville Zoo (38.1 mi/61.3 km)
Policies and fees
  • The hotel has a two-night minimum over July 4 and a three-night minimum over Labor Day, Memorial Day and New Year's.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

35.7158 -83.5091
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Security
Wake-up service
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (115)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
115 out of 115
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.4

65% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
stephy1751
ga.
Mar 10, 2014

Great location

Great location from downtown gatlingburg. Can't beat the price. Not the first time I have stayed here and defiantly not the last.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The dad777
Gainesville Florida
Dec 10, 2013

Good for gone money

Very good service, good staff. Our room was clean and ready on time, unfortunately there is some plumbing or mechanical problem, crazy noises at night, almost impossible to sleep .... The rest is good! I hope they can take care of those noises!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
TINA NEWLY WED
SANTEE, SC
Oct 23, 2013

HONEYMOONERS

HAD A FEW PROBLEMS GETTING REGISTERED, BUT FINALLY GOT SETTLED INTO OUR ROOM. FIRST DAY WE HAD WENT DOWNTOWN,AND WALKED TO AL THE CROWED MONEY SUCKING BOOTHS. UPON RETURNING DISCOVERED SOME CLAMPS FOR MY HUSBANDS DIALYSIS WERE MISSING, LUCKLY HE HAD A SECOND PAIR. THE NEXT DAY WE VENTURED TO PIGEON FORDGE. UPON RETURNING WE DICOVERED HIS MEDS WERE MISSING. THE ROOM WAS NOT CLEANED THE BED WAS NOT CHANGED AND THE BUGS I KILLED IN THE BATHROOM WERE STILL THERE. CALLED DOWNSTAIRS TOOK THEM OVER AN HOUR TO GET SOMEONE TO CLEAN OUR ROOM I WAS SO DISCUSSED. AND ALSO MY I-POD CAME UP MISSING. I WAS SO INVADED BY HOUSE KEEPING WE LEFT A DAY EARLY ;(

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

STAY IN SEVIERVILLE MUCH NICER

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Biffychanel
Westwego,Louisiana
Jul 26, 2013

Family vacation

Hotel had bugs in the restroom, there was no microwave in the rooms, the iron could only go so many feet it was bolted to the ironing board. Tv was outdated, breakfast room is way too small it was overcrowded .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Celestial Voice
Oakwood, GA
Jul 13, 2013

Affordable, convenient lodging

This hotel is an older building, but it is still very comfortable. I enjoyed the pool and the gym attached to the lobby. It was a very good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Ripley's Arcade has a Dance Dance Revolution machine!

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Knappster
Clarksville, TN
Jun 23, 2013

Not bad for price

The front desk staff was great and so was pool. Room is outdated, but everything worked. Hotel isn't far from "hustle and bustle" of Gatlinburg. Price wasn't bad but wasn't great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Menzzer37
Indiana
May 28, 2013

Dirty, Dismal, Disappointing..

This hotel is completely incompetent. When we arrived at 12:30am to check in, they could not find our reservation and told us to simply " go somewhere else". This was Memorial Day weekend so of course there were not more rooms and I'd booked this one 2 months prior. I showed them the confirmation email, Tripit app info, etc and they said it didn't matter since there was nothing in their computer. They offered me a ground floor, double bed room when I'd paid for a King "suite". The room was horribly dirty...no hot water, AC didn't work, and the door handle was broken. The next morning I went back and after 15 minutes of arguing, they found my reservation and moved me to the new room. The rooms are still dingy, but this one was better. Our room was never cleaned or serviced in the 3 nights we stayed. AGAIN, the room was Never cleaned! The iron in the room had plastic melted to it and we asked for a new one 3 times yet never received one. AVOID! Not a deal at any price

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Winery at Stoplight 10!

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
sad honeymooners 2
durham nc
Apr 23, 2013

fireplace... for what?

We specifically reserved a room with a fireplace for our honeymoon. But upon checkin we discovered it was not in season any more. I wish we would have been informed of this before reserving the room. No mention of it at all online. Very disappointed

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
becca traveling momma
Memphis, TN
Apr 21, 2013

Nice Family Getaway

The staff was nice. The kids loved the breakfast. Rooms were clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
April mother of 2
chattanooga
Mar 31, 2013

Awful Experience

There is NO Aunt B's Pancakes anymore. The door looked like someone had tried to break in at some point. The wall outlets did not work. Rotted places outside of building. No Jacuzzi tubs and the water pressure was awful. VERY unpleased with the whole experience and will not return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
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