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"I like listening the creek at night when I was going to sleep. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 24 Oct 2019

Hotel Description

Hotel near Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg

On river

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and 2 miles (3 km) of Gatlinburg Sky Lift with a stay at this Gatlinburg hotel. Gatlinburg Space Needle and Gatlinburg Convention Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, balconies

Offering conveniences like microwaves and coffee/tea makers, the 58 guestrooms also have free WiFi and balconies. LCD TVs, rainfall showerheads, and free local calls are also available.

Standard Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, River View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$44* Per night/room Feb 23 - Feb 24

Deluxe Single Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Single Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, River View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Single Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Gatlinburg River Inn ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.9 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Gatlinburg River Inn

Everyone (12) Couples (2) Family (4)
4 out of 5
I like listening the creek at night when I was going to sleep.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019

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Oct 25, 2019 by SM

What a beautiful experience! Thank you for your review of the Days Inn! We will pass on your comments to our staff, see you on your next visit!

2 out of 5
Room was filthy and full of long black hair. I was afraid of bed bugs the whole time. We needed a roll of toilet tissue and had to walk to the front desk ourselves for it. Water machine was empty and when we told them, they said oh we thought that the machine was restocked. We checked every day to buy a bottle of water at night.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019

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Sep 20, 2019 by SM

Thank you for your comments. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience you and your family experienced. Housekeeping and customer service are our top priorities and a situation like this is unacceptable. We will be taking your comments into consideration for improvements. We hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. Thank you.

4 out of 5
Location was nice. Walking distance to strip was good. Exterior door to balcony was in bad shape, but liked that it overlooked the river. Rooms cleaned well daily. Lady at counter hard to understand and did not like that they put a reserve on on credit card for the full amount for the week even though had already fully paid for room months prior. It was removed 24 hours after I checked out thankfully. Overall good experience.

Posted by , from Louisville on Jul 20, 2019

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Jul 21, 2019 by SM

Hi Joe, Thank you for your rating and review. We are so pleased to hear your stay was enjoyable and we will be sharing your comments with our staff. We do hope you will stay with us again on your next visit. Thank you!

4 out of 5
I love that there’s no carpet! Renovations are currently happening but it’s nice to see improvements.

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019

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Jun 19, 2019 by SM

Thank you for your rating and review. We are so pleased to hear your stay was enjoyable and we will be sharing your comments with our staff. We do hope you will stay with us again on your next visit. Thank you!

2 out of 5
The room was dirty. Sheets had hair on them. Floors needed cleaned. Shower was gross. No staff in the late evening for check in. Breakfast was terrible. The food was stale. Did not like the facility and won’t be returning

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019

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Mar 30, 2019 by SM

Hi, Thank you for your comments and review. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future. We hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. Thank you.

2 out of 5
This is an old motel that "has" been renovated. New flooring (need transition strips) and new shower was nice. "Wood" furniture came apart when we set stuff on it. Chairs are well stained. Bed bases all made crazy loud sounds every time you turn in them. Mattresses are very stiff. Balconies overlooking river were nice. Breakfast was standard fare, but the teddy bear waffles were pretty cute for Gatlinburg.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019

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Mar 13, 2019 by SM

Hi, Thank you for your comments. We do appreciate your honest feedback and we will be taking up these issues with our staff to make improvements. We hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. Thank you!

5 out of 5
This hotel was a pleasant surprise! The room was updated, clean, spacious and the balcony on the river was amazing! Also the location is walking distance to everything. I will definitely be staying here when I want a quick getaway to Gatlinburg.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019

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Jan 15, 2019 by SM

Hi, Thank you for your perfect rating and review! We are so pleased to hear your stay was enjoyable, we will be passing your comments to our staff. We look forward to your return on your next visit!

4 out of 5
good location in Gatlinburg, and next to a nice river.

Posted by on Dec 26, 2018

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Dec 26, 2018 by SM

Hi, Thank you for your rating and review! We are so pleased to hear your stay was enjoyable, we will be passing your comments to our staff. We look forward to your return on your next visit!

1 out of 5
Checked in and while outside wasn't the greatest looking it didn't bother me. Got to the room to find the balcony door would not close, room was about 88 degrees since it had been open. Hotel staff got this fixed. Then started actually looking at the room and it was disgusting. The furniture was stained to the point you did not want to sit down, the floor was so dirty you did not want to walk on it. The tub was also dirty. It was too filthy to stay so we checked out after an hour and got another hotel. In the process of getting a refund if the Manager ever shows up for work. No way is this room worth what they are charging. Do not book this hotel. While the rooms were filthy I can at least say the night staff were polite and friendly.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018

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Jul 11, 2018 by TN

James, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry to learn you experienced some issues during you stay. Please accept my apologies.

2 out of 5

Old!!

Pros: Location
Cons: Everything
Location: Close to downtown Gatlinburg. Attractions & restaurants. Only 6 miles to Pigeon Forge.
Booked online. No record of it when we arrived. They accomodated us with a room at a lower price. Very old hotel. Could hardly open the door to the room without bumping into the sink. Old carpet. Wouldn't recommend to anyone. Decking around pool was dirty with cigarette butts everywhere.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018

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Jul 8, 2018 by TN

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn that you experienced problems during your stay. I hope you will give us another chance to provide a positive experience.

Property Features

Gatlinburg River Inn offers its guests a seasonal outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a children's pool. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free breakfast is available daily. A terrace, a vending machine, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Gatlinburg River Inn. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Gatlinburg hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 58 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Gatlinburg River Inn offers 58 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. This Gatlinburg hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • LCD television
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

A children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in April and close in October.
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.