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River Lodge South Motel

3251 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Gail at front desk was awesome Motel was very clean my room had been recently updated Has river out the back door and plenty of friendly ducks not quite trained like the Peabody but still fun Great price for the quality room and super friendly helpful staff

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

No clock, no radio, no coffee pot, no iron/ironing board, dead bugs in lights, door that requires a firm shoulder to force open, a pool & elevator from your nightmares, electric plugs hanging out. Old hard mattress, squeaky box springs, hair in the tub and on the bathroom floor. The shower head was pulled away from the wall. Holes in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you are looking for a high class hotel, this place is not for you. If you are looking for a friendly, quaint, chilled atmosphere, come here. I reserved a room, King size with fireplace and Spa, through booking.com for a weekend getaway with my husband. When we got to the hotel, me reservation could not be found. The desk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is quite a nice place to stay for those who travel on a budget. Clean beds n bath. Some updates. My room looks just like the picture and all the back units have access to picnic table n grill on the creek bank with individual covered patios. Back units are not on the strip so it's quiet and has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have been on an extended stay in Pigeon Forge, TN. Out of the several motels I have stayed at here in Pigeon Forge, River Lodge South is the best value and nicest people. Gail Smith is a blessing to every person she meets!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

As soon as you see the room, you hope that you still have time to run before your stuck here. But if you book online, your stuck here. OK spiderwebs are out of control, dusty older linen. There was a pump soap dispenser on shower wall and it was old and crusty, but no fear someone left a bar of... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've been staying at this hotel for 15+ years and we look forward to it every year. It's been in a new ownership every year we've been there for a couple years now, but we thought we would still give it a chance because it was perfect. I had always looked over the low quality of some things and just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After going into first room and finding roaches stains and bag of opened food behind dresser.we requested another room this one much cleaner but still had live bugs.our room never seen maids after our activities we returned one night to have no towels and no toilet paper called front office to get no answer 30 mins later walked down to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

When we made our reservation we inquired about the WIFI, oh yes we have it, and when we arrive, also, yes in every room. I work from my PC, so it was a must,.NOT happening here! We called front desk and was told the lady would call us back, nope did not hear from her either. The Continental breakfast was... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed here for a couple nights. Sure the hotel is old, the rooms smell a bit, the air conditioner takes a little TLC to get right, but all and all this room was not horrible. It was reasonably clean and for the price it's not a bad place to stay. This is pigeon forge, not Vegas.

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