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It's away from the downtown craziness of Gatlinburg...but it's a decent walk from all the craziness of Gatlinburg

View from the balcony. Clean beds and sheets.

Service was friendly and quick . The room was very comfortable .

The place looked sketchy when you first arrive because of location but it is not a bad place to stay. The beds are really comfortable and a little creek runs behind, which is really relaxing if you go out to balcony. I would deffinately stay here again.

Good location. Some basic items are missing in the room. For example, there is not a table.

Very accomidating. Friendly staff

It was clean and inexpensive for the area. Front desk did ask for proper identification. Room, beds, linens were clean.

Check in was easy and close to downtown without having to be in the middle of crowds. A bit of a smell when I came in but that may have been from cleaning

The creek running behind was cool. It was not clean.

Disgusting

We didn’t get the right rooms, wanted us to wait an extra 45 minutes for our room to be clean. We were early and understood not checking till 3 but I just wanted to verify the room was taken care of to see if I needed extra money. The guy was hateful. We were to get adjoining rooms but because he wanted us to wait longer we had kids who were tired so we just took rooms available. Bedding had stains and the beds handrails sticking out the sides we all kept bumping them so I put a roll of paper towels over it. Not recommend!

The Bear Creek Inn was just what my dad and I were looking for on our Father's Day hiking trip to the Great Smokies. We stayed in Gatlinburg for two nights at the inn and it was walking distance to everything in town but also not in the thick of all the action, which we loved. It was a quiet and simple stay. The best part about staying here was having a personal back patio off the creek. You can have your morning coffee or evening brew sitting back there in peace. The staff were kind and were there if you needed anything. Would definitely stay again if passing through.

Place is nice - it’s a bit far from the strip so plan on walking or paying to park their OUTRAGEOUS parking rates in town

Room great balcony view absolute. Properties around tarnish the setting

Balcony over the river was amazing. The property is not fancy, but is clean, and staff is helpful. The location is also good. There is no place to hang clothes, but I had read this from previous reviews and took "over the door" hangers with me, which worked just fine. It is definitely a great deal for the money, especially with the balcony over the river.

Great

We liked the little balcony and the view of the creek from our room. The sound of it nearby was relaxing. We were a little unhappy about the cleanliness of the bathroom. Overall our stay was acceptable for the price.

Loved having balcony on the creek. Great place to relax and enjoy nature.

Spruce Ln Gatlinburg TN

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Anakeesta
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking

Bear Creek Inn places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Anakeesta. The 39 rooms at this motel include balconies, microwaves, and coffee makers.


Rooms

45-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other amenities include balconies, microwaves, and coffee makers.


Property features

Bear Creek Inn features free WiFi in public areas and a vending machine. You can put free parking to good use if you drive.

Room options

2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 3

2 Double Beds, Accessible, with Roll-in Shower

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 3

2 Double Beds, Accessible

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Bear Creek Inn

Everyone (10) Couples (5) Family (11)
3
Family

It's away from the downtown craziness of Gatlinburg...but it's a decent walk from all the craziness of Gatlinburg

By on Jun 25, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 27, 2022

Dear Crystal, Thanks for your quick and short visit to our hotel. If it was away from the downtown, it was nearby to Gatlinburg. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Hotel Manager

3
Everyone

View from the balcony. Clean beds and sheets.

By on Jun 19, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2022

Dear Grazyna, Thanks for the stay and the feedback about clean beds, and sheets. We are glad you were impressed with the beautiful view of the creek from the balcony. Please visit us to enjoy a similar experience again. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

5
Family Family with small children

Service was friendly and quick . The room was very comfortable .

By on Feb 18, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2022

Dear Theresa , Thank you so much for your amazing feedback. I’m so pleased that you a pleasant place to stay and that you liked our rooms comfortable, and staff friendly. We take real pride in this hotel and in serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that you had such a wonderful stay. We look forward to having you with us again soon. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

5
Partner Couples

The place looked sketchy when you first arrive because of location but it is not a bad place to stay. The beds are really comfortable and a little creek runs behind, which is really relaxing if you go out to balcony. I would deffinately stay here again.

By on Feb 14, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2022

Dear Luis, Thanks for choosing our hotel for your stay and the positive impression we made for the accommodations. I’m very pleased that you found us to be the right place to stay on this trip and that you would stay with us again. I hope you have the opportunity to do that soon. We are overwhelmed by your positive, well-considered feedback. We are pleased to exceed your expectations more than anything else. We are thankful for your trust & look forward to having you with us again very soon. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

5
Everyone

By on Dec 20, 2021

3
Family

Good location. Some basic items are missing in the room. For example, there is not a table.

By on Oct 23, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 23, 2021

Dear Wei , Thanks for being a lovely guest at our hotel. While you were happy with the location, we shall take care of the table available in the room. Please visit us again. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

5
Family

Very accomidating. Friendly staff

By on Oct 7, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 8, 2021

Dear Kathy, Thanks for your great appreciation of our staff. It has been our pleasure and honor to serve you. I am thrilled to read you had a fabulous stay with us and that our colleagues could take great care of you. Here we always strive to take an extra step to make out of each stay a truly memorable and wow experience. Your words are inspiring and this kind of feedback is the greatest reward for our talents for the efforts they make on a daily basis. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

4
Family

It was clean and inexpensive for the area. Front desk did ask for proper identification. Room, beds, linens were clean.

By on Sep 30, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 4, 2021

Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and affordable place to stay and were impressed with our staff, rooms, beds, and linens. We take real pride in this hotel and in serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that you had such a wonderful stay. We look forward to having you with us again soon. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

4
Everyone

Check in was easy and close to downtown without having to be in the middle of crowds. A bit of a smell when I came in but that may have been from cleaning

By on Sep 26, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 27, 2021

Dear Nancy, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. I'm pleased that you were satisfied with everything including the check-in, other than the cleanliness & smell issues which detracted from your stay. I apologize & very concerned about the inconvenience caused to you and assure you that action is already being taken to make things better for the future. The cleanliness team has been taken to task & necessary steps are being taken to resolve all the related issues. We promise you that your next stay will be much better. Please visit again. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

2
Family

The creek running behind was cool. It was not clean.

By on Sep 19, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 20, 2021

Dear Jodi, Thanks for the stay and the feedback. We are glad you were impressed with the beautiful view of the creek but unimpressed with the cleanliness. Please visit us again for a better stay. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

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