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4.1 out of 5

"On the river, beautiful place to relax. Walk to town. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 24 Jun 2021

Hotel Description

Motel near Chattahoochee National Forest in Helen

Heart of Helen

Within a 5-minute walk of this Helen motel, you'll find Unicoi Hill Park and Helen Arts & Heritage Center. Charlemagne's Kingdom and Helen Festhalle are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free breakfast

This motel features free WiFi in public areas, barbecue grills, and self parking. Enjoy the free on-the-go breakfast each morning. A picnic area is provided and the front desk is staffed around-the-clock.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 33 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities include premium bedding, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans.

King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$120* Per night/room Aug 5 - Aug 6

Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Cabin, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, River View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Riverbend Motel & Cabins ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riverbend Motel & Cabins

Everyone (11) Couples (7) Family (6)
5 out of 5
On the river, beautiful place to relax. Walk to town.

Posted by on Jun 24, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 29, 2021 by Leah

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay!

5 out of 5
Great location and walking distance to everything

Posted by on Jun 13, 2021

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Jun 29, 2021 by Leah

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay!

5 out of 5
The rooms where clean. Had access to downtown from just a couple blocks away, and the outside grills next to the river was great.

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 15, 2021 by Riverbend

Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Riverbend!

2 out of 5
It was a dump.It was a dump.It was a dump.It was a dump.It was a dump.It was a dump.It was a dump.It was a dump.It was a dump.It was a dump.

Posted by on Feb 5, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 6, 2021 by Riverbend

We are sorry to hear that our newly renovated and updated facilities failed to meet your expectations, especially when many others have been so pleased with our upgrades. If you have any specific issues or feedback feel free to contact us directly so that we may address them.

5 out of 5
Great location in downtown - clean and very accommodating for pet owners. The views of the river are great. Glad we booked and will come again.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 24, 2020 by Kay

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We sincerely appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5
It was within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 18, 2020 by Manager

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
I love the old style of the place, I have no complaints. Everything was very cottagey feeling, we had a non smoking room on the top floor facing the river and we loved it.

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020

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Feb 4, 2020 by Manager

Thank you for your feedback! We Appreciate it!

5 out of 5
Very quiet, beds were great. Thank you for a great price well pleased with the hotel.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019

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Jan 2, 2020 by Manager

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 11, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019

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About the Riverbend Motel & Cabins

Location 134 River Street, Helen, GA 30545

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Riverbend Motel & Cabins also features barbecue grills, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Parking is available for a fee. This Helen motel is smoke free.

  • 33 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1983
  • To-go breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) (155.4 km / 96.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Riverbend Motel & Cabins offers 33 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free on-the-go breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9 AM.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Handrails in hallways
  • Roll-in shower
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 40 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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 may be 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

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 may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.