Rocky Top Village Inn

2 stars
311 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
90 reviews
Absolutely perfect

I was worried what I was getting myself into, paying only $40 per room for 2 rooms in Gatlinburg,... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Nov 23, 2009
Excellent Hotel! Very affordable.

The hotel was very clean and the staff was friendly. Location was excellent, just a short walk to... See full review

  • Mommy2bre
  • Apr 22, 2009
Gatlinburg hotel an easy walk to shops, restaurants and attractions
The Rocky Top Village Inn is a family-owned, budget-minded hotel in Gatlinburg. The exterior corridor hotel has 89 rooms and suites. Its central Gatlinburg location means the convention center, shops, restaurants and attractions are steps away. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool with kiddie pool and shared balconies with mountain views. The hotel was owned by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant before their deaths. The married couple wrote famous country and pop songs, including "Rocky Top," "Love Hurts" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream."
Highlights
  • Family-owned budget hotel centrally located in downtown Gatlinburg
  • Heated outdoor pool with kiddie pool
  • Shared balconies with mountain views
  • Once owned by famous songwriting team known for country and pop hits, including the eponymous "Rocky Top"
Location
The Rocky Top Village Inn is right next to the Gatlinburg Convention Center and adjacent to the Log Cabin Pancake House. Plenty of Gatlinburg shops, restaurants and tourist attractions are a short walk away. A drive brings guests to either the nearby Smoky Mountains National Park or Pigeon Forge.
Rooms
There are 89 rooms and suites at the Rocky Top Village Inn. Rooms either include two double beds or one king bed. All have a refrigerator, microwave, cable TV and free high-speed wireless Internet. The exterior corridor hotel has shared balconies with a view of the Smoky Mountains and the city's Space Needle. Coffee makers and iron and ironing board are available on request.
Features
The Rocky Top Village Inn has a quaint lodge-like look to its facade with stonework and a pitched roof. A landscaped area with benches adds a personal touch. Guests can enjoy a heated outdoor pool that includes a kiddie pool. Pick up complimentary coffee and doughnuts from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the office of the Rocky Top Village Inn.
Transportation
  • McGhee Tyson Airport (27.5 mi/44.3 km)
Attractions
  • Gatlinburg Convention Center (next door)
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Ober-Gatlinburg (3.7 mi/6 km)
    Dixie Stampede (8.1 mi/13 km)
  • Dollywood's Splash Country (9.1 mi/14.6 km)
  • Pigeon Forge (9.7 mi/15.6 km)
  • Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall (9.7 mi/15.6 km)
  • WonderWorks (10.3 mi/16.6 km)
  • Dollywood (10.4 mi/16.7 km)
  • Knoxville Zoo (39.8 mi/64 km)

Hotel Map

35.7078 -83.5176
Area served
Gatlinburg.
Nearby airports
Tyson McGhee Airport – (TYS)
Area description
The Rocky Top Village Inn is conveniently located in the center of Gatlinburg, just 1 block off the main parkway, 300ft. from the Gatlinburg Convention Center and on the trolley route.

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Rocky Top Village Inn Rooms

Standard Double
These rooms have 2 full size beds (larger than double beds) with refrigerator, microwave, remote cable TV, free high speed wireless internet and free wake up calls. Coffee maker, iron and ironing board and cribs are available by request at no additional fee.
King Bed
These rooms have 1 king size bed with refrigerator, microwave, remote cable tv, free high speed wireless internet and free wake up calls. Coffee maker, iron and ironing boards and cribs are available by request at no additional fee.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
We have a meeting facility that will hold approximately 50 people.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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 (90)

Ratings and reviews for Rocky Top Village Inn

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
90 out of 90
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Pranjal
Mooresville, NC, USA
Dec 17, 2011

Not Good

just one word ..Pathetic !!! Can be considered for just one night stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Smokyinoctober
Nashville, TN, USA
Nov 1, 2011

Basics, great location

Not much by way of the amenities, it's very basic with even no bathroom shampoo or lotion, just soap. The location is the real winner here, right off the main track of gatoinburg and ten minutes drive to the smoky mountains national park. Nothing to write home about, but it serves the purpose of basic, clean, amenities, no frills.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Pranjal
Mooresville, NC, USA
Oct 24, 2011

Rocky Top Village Inn

Only good thing about hotel is its location otherwise amenities are all from the 1970's many of them are not working.It seems all are there for the sake of name.In bathroom you can either get hot water or Cold water,if you want to adjust the degree of hotness by mixing both then it is not possible.Bedsheets,comforters mattresses all were old and it will be hard to spend night.Its a complete waste of money.Moreover,during checkin person asked me to write my full credit card number on form,bit strange but I was never asked to do so earlier.I will not recomend it to anyone.WORST EXPERIENCE

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rajesh
Atlanta
Oct 17, 2011

Good hotel

Overall a good experience. The hotel is located close to major attractions and we could easily walk to the places. Hotel amenties are outdated like for example the TV was probably a 1970's TV. Since we stayed for a night only, we did not bother much about them. The room was neat and clean. Was happy that I could park my car right in front of my room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LiketoHike
Lexington, SC, USA
Oct 17, 2011

Weekend Trip

Though the hotel's furnishings were very outdated my room appeared to be fairly clean. The hotel staff were wonderful and gave me a partial refund when the hot water in our room did not work. The internet worked just fine for me. I did not have a horrible experience but I have found better hotels with the same rates in Gatlinburg.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hanni
North Carolina, USA
Oct 10, 2011

Great location nice and clean!

We had a comfortable clean and big room.Never had breakfast,only doughnuts and coffee available.

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

A few steps away is a great place to have a meal.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
kridas1
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Sep 19, 2011

Hotel prices in Gatlinburg are exorbitant

My wife and I and another couple were looking for something to just spend the night. This is probably the cheapest option for a 2 star hotel, with a review rating of over 3. Have you seen "My name is Earl"? The motel looks like the one that Earl lives in. It is not bad, but it what it is. The door of your room opens into the porch which overlooks the pool. The establishment is old and looks and smells old. I would probably stay here again if I'm looking for cheapest option in town, but for $10 more I think better hotels can be found.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Team Beast
Business
Evanston, IL
Sep 18, 2011

Clean place to sleep (no more, no less)

Little things were annoying, like they didn't give me any shampoo automatically, and the flatscreen TV was small and mounted high up, and looking up at it, the image looked terrible--it only looked okay if I was standing up, which is not how I would want to watch TV. They did have free Krispy Kreme donuts, so they have that going for them, but if you want a donut I suggest walking down to the Donut Friar. The location was great. Quick drives get you to wonderful trials, and you can walk from the hotel to anywhere in Downtown Gatlinburg you might want to go.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Yummy yummy Donut Friar is just a quick walk from this hotel. They open at 5 am, earlier than just about anyone else, and I really liked their coffee as well as their donuts, and I am a snob about both (donuts must be very good to compensate for their calories).

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lizzie14
Indiana
Aug 21, 2011

Fun in the Smokies!

Rocky Top Village Inn may be a tad outdated, but the service was fantastic! The staff was incredible nice and helpful. The location was awesome, a few minute walk and you are in the heart of downtown Gatilnburg. Our last night there the room above us toilet over flowed. The staff was so nice and helpful in moving us and cleaning up the room. They upgraded our room and gave us tickets to the aquarium for our troubles. We would definitely stay at the Rocky Top Village Inn again!

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

Clingman's Dome is a must SEE!

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Review of Rocky Top Village Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mr.Crisp
Spruce Pine NC
Aug 8, 2011

Great for price!!

The hotel room was clean, but the whole place could really use updating, doesn't seem touched up since 70's. Great location right were the action is. 5 min walk to the strip and space-needle. All and all if you want to go to Gatlinburg and want a nice enough room for a great price this place will work.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
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