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River Edge Motor Lodge
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665 River Rd Gatlinburg, TN 37738
665 River RdUSTNGatlinburg37738
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Simple, basic rooms with microwaves, minifridges & balconies plus outdoor pool & mountain access.- Google
People talk about great smoky mountains national park, ripley's haunted adventure, star cars museum, easy walk and hollywood wax museum
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Debbie Richardson
reviewed 3 months ago
We stayed there 3/19-3/21. This place needs desperate remodeling. Holes in bathroom, needs painting and jacuzzi leaks from hot tubs in rooms above our room. Leaked so bad we could not use it for getting leaked on from above rooms. has only shower head in jacuzzi so you have to take a bath/shower in jacuzzi. This happened the last night of our stay otherwise we would have changed rooms but were leaving the next day. We have stayed here several years before and was ok but will never stay again. Yes rates are low but had rather pay extra $15-20 dollars more for a more up to date room. If River Edge was remodeled it would be an awesome place to stay because it is next to main street and Ober Gatlingburg. If I had this property it would be one amazing motel..The owners really need help in remodeling this outdated property.
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Maggie Hensley
reviewed 7 months ago
We booked a king smoking room and was given non smoking. When we were moved, the sink had no stopper and the heat didn't work. Otherwise the room was very large and clean and the bed was pretty comfy. Not the best...I'd only stay again as a last resort.
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Rob Mart
reviewed a year ago
I've ALWAYS loved this hotel. My parents honeymoon was here back from the 70's so I took my parents, my family, and my brothers family for 2 nights. The hotel lobby smelled like smoke. The receptionist had her sick stepchild sleeping in the lobby chair. The guy never came to turn on the pilot light after asking 3 times, so I went to the lobby. The receptionist had joined her step daughter and was knocked out in the other lobby chair, head back and mouth WIDE open. I had to speak loudly to wake her up. Our TV was 19 inches and 15 years old. The keys on the Brady Bunch phone were stuck. The lock on the door was broken; we had to booby trap the room with a chair to keep my 2 year old from leaving. My mom just had surgery and my entire family is sensitive to smoke. We requested non-smoking rooms. On Sat night, my parents room was unbreathable - REEKING of smoke. I went to the lobby to find the same receptionist. She told me the hotel was sold out and the people who were in the next room were probably smoking in the room and the smoke will come around the adjoining door. She suggested i put towels by the base of the door and handed me 2 towels. I said, we are in non-smoking rooms, aren't we? Why do we have to breath the neighbor's smoke? She said the entire 1st floor is non-smoking. 2nd and 3rd floors are smoking. She insisted matter-of-factly that she can't kick them out, if they smoke in the room she just charges them the smoking fee. All she do was call and ask that they smoke outside. I said, really, my mom just had surgery and the smoke is STRONG, like making your nose burn strong. You can't ensure that we don't smell smoke in a non-smoking room? She said irritated that I hadn't listened teh first time she explained..she couldn't kick them out. If they smoke, she charges the non-smoking fee. Use the towels. River Edge has the choice of inconveniencing a group of smokers who took a non-smoking room and refuse to smoke outside and a group of non-smokers who can't BREATHE in the room who RESERVED a non-smoking room, they choose to inconvenience the non-smokers trying to sleep with wet-wash clothes on their faces in order to breath.... If the smoke didn't affect anyone else, CHARGE THE FEE THE NEXT DAY. BUT MY MOTHER AND FATHER HAD TO ENDURE BECAUSE THEY DIDN"T HAVE MONEY TO GO TO ANOTHER HOTEL. My father, who honeymooned in this hotel and has always loved it, has had his last visit. History is history.
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Joseph Talnagi
reviewed 10 months ago
We had the two bedroom family suite and it was great. Very comfortable beds, nice kitchen and full-size 'fridge. Old-style TV and the carpet could use being replaced, but otherwise it was a great deal. Within walking distance of good eateries (Bennett's, Big Daddy's, Calhoun's). Bill at the front desk was very helpful with directions for in-town and the surrounding area. The Red trolley stops right out front. The pool is nice but a bit small. Still, a fun place that I recommend for families needing a little more room.
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Amanda Gordon
reviewed 11 months ago
This place is not like everyone is saying. My husband and I like staying here it's nice yes tv is small but who is going to sit in the room in Gatlinburg all day just to watch tv and Jana at the front desk was very nice and helpful. Really enjoyed talking to her . Would definitely stay here again.
Michelle Oglesby
reviewed 7 months ago
This place was old and the service was poor. The toilet was broken and they wouldn't fix it! Had to park in a nearby parking garage and walk back to the hotel because of their limited parking. I AM VERY CERTAIN THAT SOMEONE FROM THE HOTEL OR ASSOCIATED WITH IT IS PUTTING GOOD REVIEWS ON HERE.