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“Clean hotel room with reasonably priced” 4 of 5 stars
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River Bend Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2350 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863   |  
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Ranked #35 of 93 hotels in Pigeon Forge
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Clean hotel room with reasonably priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I highly recommend this hotel to stay. We stayed 3 nights. Front desk was friendly and polite. Location close to all attraction,and it located Parkway traffic light #1. Parkway road is the main strip in Pigeon Force. Room was neat, clean and newly. We were staying in Room 508. Internet access was fast. TV, microwave, hair dryer, fridge and coffee maker all in ours room. The only problem was their shower faucet. Water was flow too slow and little. Breakfast was not good.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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swetajaypatel, Manager at River Bend Inn, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear Guests, Thank you for staying with us and reviewing our hotel. We strive to ensure all guests needs are met. We are sorry about the shower faucet, we will make sure its been taken care of. We are glad you had such a great time on your vacation here in Pigeon Forge. We hope to see you soon again !
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Medford, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

There are so many nicer hotels in the strip. Probably cheaper too. This hotel could be nice, but it's not. The hallways have an awful musty/ body odor smell, the pool area was nasty and hot, the rooms were stuffy and run down. The beds are as hard as rocks. The only good thing about the room is the TV and free wifi. The gentleman at the front desk was nice enough, but then they had two sales people trying to see us cheap tickets to the ridiculous sights all along the strip. Do not stay here. You can do better at the Days Inn.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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swetajaypatel, Manager at River Bend Inn, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear guests, we are sorry that your stay at the River Bend Inn was not satisfactory but we would like address some of your issues. The smell on the hallways might be from the trash can, there might be something with a strong smell thrown in the trash can of the hallway like a diaper or something, if you would have called the front desk, we would have took care of it. Our rooms are very decent & well maintained, we keep upgrading them with something new every year like TV's, Carpet, Linens, Mattresses etc. We have recently changed all of our mattresses, so we aren't sure if you felt the them hard as they are new. The People in the lobby were from the Blue green resorts who sells discount tickets for attraction & shows & they just ask you if you were interested or not, they never force anyone, its only their job to offer discounts to every guests.
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Clean place. But very noisy housekeeping staff. And very small pool. Parking wasnt very good either. Will not be back. Front desk staff upon arrival was nice and friendly. Check out day staff was rude.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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swetajaypatel, Manager at River Bend Inn, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
we strive to make sure everyone enjoys their stay at our hotel. i apologize that you had a bad experience during your recent stay with us. please know that we take every review seriously & will address these issues. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit & please let us know if we can help you further.
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed here on June 8, 2013 for one night. It all started at the front desk, rude and on a cell phone. Opening our room door revealed a flooded bathroom floor. We called the front desk to let them know, and we were asked what was on the floor, we replied that since we just opened the door we had no idea. A/C units in hall were all unplugged which made for a nice hot,musty, stinky, walk through the hallways. Same nasty smell in the elevators. Spot on the first floor for the " included breakfast " ( what a joke ) was also hot due to no A/C running. Rooms were dirty. Envelope on table for tips stained with something and had a grocery list written by someone on the back. Classy.. I read the reviews which is why we stayed here. I learned a very valuable lesson. I SHOULDN'T READ REVIEWS! If River Bend Inn offered FREE accommodations I would pass. By far the worst place we have ever stayed. Just sorry I can't give them a worse than terrible rating.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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swetajaypatel, Manager at River Bend Inn, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear guests, we apologize about the bad experience you had during your stay at the River Bend Inn. we acknowledge the problems you faced when got into your room but its obvious that we would not have done that intentionally, accidents do happen. Our hallways AC's are always turned on, that's what they are for but maybe some of the guests or kids might have unplugged them, as it happens often. Our breakfast & pool are nothing less than what is advertised, if you have read the reviews before coming like you said than you must have read & even seen the pictures of pool & the items in our breakfast. So its not like that we do false advertising. We are sorry if you were not met with your expectations. We again apologize for the inconvenience that was happened to you but it was just an accident.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Stayed the night and was amazed by the room and the modern feel.. Very clean and reasonably priced. Highly recommend to stay. Very friendly front desk staff and exceptional service. Located close to all attractions even walking distance to everything and trolley stop outside. Very comfortable beds..

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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swetajaypatel, Manager at River Bend Inn, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear Guests... Thank you for staying with us and reviewing our hotel. We are glad you had such a great time on your vacation here in Pigeon Forge. We hope to see you soon again !
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Jackson, TN
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We had an outstanding stay at the River Bend Hotel. The staff was very accomadating and understanding of student groups. The pool and cont breakfast were on target for our group. Clean comforatble rooms at a reasonable price! Highly recommend!!!!!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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swetajaypatel, Manager at River Bend Inn, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for staying with us and reviewing our hotel. It was a pleasure having you guys here & we look forward to your next visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Very impressed for the price.

Extremely clean and comfortable.
Can"t think of anything you would need that they don"t
Have or offer!

Although we normally stay in cabin - if you
Need to stay over in a hotel try River Bend.
You will be glad you did!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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swetajaypatel, Manager at River Bend Inn, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for staying with us and reviewing our hotel. We strive to ensure all guests needs are met. We are glad you had such a great time on your vacation here in Pigeon Forge. We hope to see you soon again !
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Additional Information about River Bend Inn

Address: 2350 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Pigeon Forge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#35 Top resorts Hotel in Pigeon Forge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — River Bend Inn 2*
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