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Reviewed 17 November 2014

It was a base hotel,we felt safe,room was clean. Price was exceptional. It was not planned rather just stop along the way. Although outdated,we would certainly stay here again. I did recommend this hotel to friends.

2Thank imasnapdragon
Covington, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Checked in on 5/24/14 went to the room and then checked out. The ceiling was leaking water on the luggage that we brought in. The A/C barely worked and had a plastic pan under it because it obviously leaked too. Old dirty carpet, hard old beds, this place needs to be completely redone. Was charged for one night because they...

10Thank LA4372014
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

Bill and Ms. Nicole are wonderful. They treet you like family. The rooms are a little outdated but when in Gatlinburg who stays in their room. the pool is a great bonus especially for the price.. We make it a point to come back every year just as we have for the last 10 years!

1Thank cadillacgirly
Lady Lake, Florida
Reviewed 19 April 2014

My family has been staying withe the Bale's for 25 years. The motel is located downtown and within walking distance to all attractions and restaurants. The owner, William Bales, is a descendant of the original families in the Smoky Mountains. If you go to the Roaring Fork Motor Trail you will find the Ephraim Bales cabin. He is a direct...

6Thank Victor P
Laurens, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Quiet, clean rooms. Very nice staff and owners. Location of this motel is very good. We always walk downtown to the Villiage and to all the shops and eaterys. Close to trolley stations. We have been coming to Gatlinburg for 10 years or more and ALWAYS stay with bales motel. Its our home away from home. Not fancy or brand...

1Thank EBeth1111
Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 24 October 2013

We had a ground floor room with a kitchenette . The room was very clean, and the kitchenette had every thing we needed. The bed slept great, and the parking was good. Mr. Bales and the staff there were very friendly. This is where we'll stay everytime we return to Gatlinburg.

1Thank mark236
Rossville, Georgia
Reviewed 20 September 2013

A simple inexpensive and clean place to stay. The rooms are always clean and the owners and staff are very nice. Very country and simple. A Great place to stay on the weekends, Close to the main strip.

1Thank Crystal J
Bluff City, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 30 June 2013

This was the nastiest, motel I have ever been in. The shower in the room we were supposed to stay in was leaking into the office. The air conditioner was not working correctly. There were roaches in the room. There was something that looked like rat crap in the bed between the sheets. Will not ever stay there. Not a...

5Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 19 October 2012 via mobile

The photos I viewed on here before we staied did not do this place any justice, so I uploaded some to update the photos a bit. Anyway, we will definitely be returning back to this hotel next time we come to gatlenburg. It was family owned and very friendly people. My husband is active duty military and they gave us...

13Thank ng2006babe
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Very nice and family owned. Always clean and fresh rooms! Great walking distance from all Gatlinburg shops , and attractions . Owners are very friendly and helpful, and always has a cup of fresh coffee in the mornings for you.

7Thank dhill229

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We're a family-run motel in the heart of the Smokies and that means we're clean, we're quiet, we're cozy, and we're cheap. And that's all we think you need on your next vacation. Give us a try. *Closed from November to March every year.* ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bales Motel

Address: 221 Bishop Ln, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3532
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Price Range: $43 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Bales Town And Country Hotel Gatlinburg
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“Put their # on speed dial. You'll be glad you did!”
 of 5 bubbles HawgDaddy30, 4 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We always stay on second floor”
 of 5 bubbles longlegsway, 14 Dec 2014 | Read review
“No elevator, only small spiral stairs or cement ramp to upper level. Fireworks going off downtown easily seen from upper level balcony. Free show! lol”
 of 5 bubbles EBeth1111, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Stay someplace else.”
 of 5 bubbles brendab460, 30 Jun 2013 | Read review
“We like the rooms in the back near the vending machines. And bring your own pillows.”
 of 5 bubbles richardcarterjr, 31 Jan 2012 | Read review
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