The Park Vista is one of the hotels that everyone seems to remember when they are in Gatlinburg. The Park Vista stands out on top of one of the peaks and it is prominent over the town. In fact, the Park Vista is one of our top choices of family hotels in Gatlinburg. To that end, we decided to do a more in depth review of this location. Hopefully this information, makes it easier for you to know if this is the right hotel for you or not.
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Five Reasons This Is The Best Hotel For Families
1. Balconies that are available provide some of the best views around.
Views are important when you are in an area that is as beautiful as Gatlinburg. When you wake up in the morning and see the mountains, you will feel at peace right away. However, you need to realize these moments are not found at all the hotels. In fact, some of the hotels when you wake up face you right to a parking lot, which is not always what you want to see.
2. Wonderful pools for you and your kids to enjoy after a long day in the mountains.
The main reason why so many people travel to Gatlinburg is because of the proximity to the mountains. I know after you have walked or hiked in the mountains the best thing to do is to sit down and relax. However, if you have a pool available it is a lot easier than what you imagined to sit down and relax.
3.Top quality rooms to sleep in.
Rooms are an important thing for people to consider. However, with some of the hotels, the rooms will appear dated and not be at the top level people want. I know the rooms are some of the most important things for me when I am looking at any hotel is the rooms. So I always read the reviews about the rooms and in the Park Vista, some of the rooms have been completely updated and when you are traveling with your family, they do have family suites, but these need to be booked early on to guarantee they are available.
4. Trolley picks up at scheduled times.
Okay, I will admit the Park Vista is not always the top on my list because it is not located within walking distance of town, which I need to do after I have a meal in town at the restaurants. This is when I found out Park Vista is located directly on a trolley route and it actually comes to the door and picks up. So you do not have to hike up the hill and this is something you will really want to not do.
5. Open lobby with comfortable couches
How often have you had to sit down and wait in the lobby for one of your family members. I know it never ends well because the lobby is generally cramped and crowded, but what is even worse is the fact the hotel lobbies are usually full of furniture that is so old you wonder if the Nixon administration is missing its furniture. With the lobby here, you will get the large space that you want to have, but also comfortable couches to sit down on.
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I Wish The Park Vista Had These Features
1.Family suites are very limited in the hotel
I know that this is not a major problem for some people and it could be on the books to get some more of the rooms renovated. However, if you book your rooms early you can easily start to get your rooms that you want to and know it will meet your needs. Without booking early, you could end up having some problems in getting the room you want to have.
2. Earlier check in times.
Checking into a hotel is always a nice thing to do. However, I know that when I was looking at this location, they only allow check in after 4pm. This is about an hour later than the average check in time. So the earlier check in time may help people, especially families with kids, get settled into their hotel before they go back down in the town.
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