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River Edge Motor Lodge Gatlinburg

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

When we arrived I was a little concerned when the sign said "Improving for you". The outside of the hotel is in fact plain but don't let that stop you! The rooms are VERY clean and quiet! The bathrooms have pedestal sinks, tile floor and shower. The beds are very comfortable. The TV's are probably 40 inch and new. For the price we got through Orbitz I was so pleased! The first night in Gatlinburg we stayed at a place that was over 200.00 a night and it honestly wasn't as nice as what I got here for 77.00 a night. Plus the employees at the front desk were so nice and went out of their way to make sure you were pleased. I would Def stay here again!

Convenient to everything. Easy access parking lot. Friendly and helpful staff.

The staff at check-in were very friendly and courteous..the hotel is located central to everything in downtown Gatlinburg. But, there was no hot water in the mornings. When we called, we were told there is just one hot water heater at the hotel.

Poor Wifi, toilet seat was loose, only ice machine was on third floor. Motel would be a good deal at $69.00.

The staff was very friendly and accommodating the rooms were older and needed to be more upgraded but it was pleasant enough for us and worth the price

This is an older hotel and shows its age however it's amazingly clean the bed was great and I can't say enough about the staff. I stay in hotels all the time and I have never felt more welcome anywhere

My stay was great. I was able to get a room at the last minute. I found a 2 queen size beds and a balcony room for $47. The room was spacious and comfortable. The only thing that lacked out of this place was the complimantary breacfast not enough options. Overall great location to the downtown area.

Hotel was nice and clean. I couldn't get the fireplace started but the heat worked excellent. Staff was very pleasant and helpful.

My husband and I always stay at this hotel when its just the 2 of visiting Gatlinburg. It's a quiet place, close to everything. Nothing fancy but for the $ it's fine.

It wasa great value for the hotel room great location everything was closed in walking distance would stay there again if we need to

A great hotel! The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. The room had great space.

Just passing through on the way to Cherokee, Good clean place, easy to find, friendly folks.

I had a great stay here! It was clean and exactly what I needed for a cheap one night stay in town. It was within walking distance of most of the atttractions and restaurants.

This small, cozy hotel is perfect for a relaxing stay. It's an old hotel but is very clean and the area is quiet. The staff was very friendly and accomodating.

Great location, can walk everywhere. Clean and quiet. Old building. Worth the money as long as you don't expect new fixtures. Breakfast limited to cereal and bagels but Hilton next door serves hot breakfast and has a bar and it is few feet away. Pool small but nice and clean.

This is not a luxury hotel, but an adequate place to stay. Convenient to entrance to Great Smokey Mountain Park and to walk to the downtown area of Gatlinburg. Off main street so not as noisy as some.

The hotel was clean and not to far to the main strip. It wasn't luxury by any means but it was worth the price for sure. It had a working fridge and microwave. There were a lot of loud children but that comes with the cheap price. I would definitely stay here again .

Hotel was clean and staff were very friendly and helpful. Well worth the price!

Great Hotel. Friendly staff. The pool was nice but could have been scooped out more frequently. Totally accessible to the main strip In town. Cozy. View of the mountains.

My husband and I like staying here! Location is great, this is a quiet hotel. Nothing fancy , bed are comfortable! People that work here are friendly, don't bother you! Will return!

665 River Rd Gatlinburg TN

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

River Edge Motor Lodge Gatlinburg places you within a 10-minute stroll of Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway and Mysterious Mansion. This 43-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in the mountains and also a short walk from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

All 43 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers and free local calls.


Property features

At River Edge Motor Lodge Gatlinburg, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can help with concierge services, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include a business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace (Private Balcony)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace (Private Balcony)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub (Private Balcony)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Private Balcony)

Queen 3 | Full 1 | Sleeps 8

Guest reviews for River Edge Motor Lodge Gatlinburg

Everyone (8) Couples (91) Business (5) Family (86) Friends (18) Other (5)
4

surprised!

Everyone

When we arrived I was a little concerned when the sign said "Improving for you". The outside of the hotel is in fact plain but don't let that stop you! The rooms are VERY clean and quiet! The bathrooms have pedestal sinks, tile floor and shower. The beds are very comfortable. The TV's are probably 40 inch and new. For the price we got through Orbitz I was so pleased! The first night in Gatlinburg we stayed at a place that was over 200.00 a night and it honestly wasn't as nice as what I got here for 77.00 a night. Plus the employees at the front desk were so nice and went out of their way to make sure you were pleased. I would Def stay here again!

By , from Maysville KY on May 1, 2017

Review comment responded on May 15, 2017

Dear Eddie, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate all the great feedback! We always strive to give our guests a great experience from the friendly, personable staff to the quality of the rooms. We are so glad we had the opportunity to host you and to extend that special price to you during the time of our renovations. We hope to see you in the future!

4
Everyone

Convenient to everything. Easy access parking lot. Friendly and helpful staff.

By on Nov 18, 2016

2

convenient location...but no hot water

Everyone

The staff at check-in were very friendly and courteous..the hotel is located central to everything in downtown Gatlinburg. But, there was no hot water in the mornings. When we called, we were told there is just one hot water heater at the hotel.

By on Nov 15, 2016

3

too expensive

Everyone

Poor Wifi, toilet seat was loose, only ice machine was on third floor. Motel would be a good deal at $69.00.

By , from Al on Oct 19, 2016

4

nice quiet hotel in the middle of gatlinburg

Everyone

The staff was very friendly and accommodating the rooms were older and needed to be more upgraded but it was pleasant enough for us and worth the price

By , from evansville in on May 27, 2016

4

great stay in an older hotel

Everyone

This is an older hotel and shows its age however it's amazingly clean the bed was great and I can't say enough about the staff. I stay in hotels all the time and I have never felt more welcome anywhere

By on Apr 30, 2016

4

great location & afordable

Everyone

My stay was great. I was able to get a room at the last minute. I found a 2 queen size beds and a balcony room for $47. The room was spacious and comfortable. The only thing that lacked out of this place was the complimantary breacfast not enough options. Overall great location to the downtown area.

By , from SC on Mar 17, 2016

4

nice hotel

Everyone

Hotel was nice and clean. I couldn't get the fireplace started but the heat worked excellent. Staff was very pleasant and helpful.

By , from J on Feb 11, 2016

4

nice thanksgiving trip!

Couples

My husband and I always stay at this hotel when its just the 2 of visiting Gatlinburg. It's a quiet place, close to everything. Nothing fancy but for the $ it's fine.

By on Nov 29, 2015

4

last minute stay

Couples

It wasa great value for the hotel room great location everything was closed in walking distance would stay there again if we need to

By on Oct 11, 2015