I decided to write this review because it took me 2 weeks to decide where to stay on my 1st trip to Gatlingburg. Please do not believe the bad reviews on this one , I can say people always have bad things to say on every single hotel including the Hilton. I can say this place is good for the money you pay for it because the night before I arrived at this motor lodge I stayed at Glenstone Lodge and I paid $89 for a room with 2 doubles. In the Glenstone Lodge the breakfast was not included and I paid $7.95 per adult, half price for children 4-10 and ended up paying another $35. Glenstone has a nice Lobby but the rooms are half the size of River Edge Motor Lodge, it does not have microwave, fridge or Wi-Fi in the room and the carpet was dirty and stained not to mention the mattress was so fluffy that I could not sleep and they only have a few channels on tv. At the River Edge I paid $45 for a double queen and it was double the size of the other place and with all the amenities like fridge, wi-fi, microwave, and a simple but good continental breakfast which include 2 type of cereals, baggels, muffins, krispy creme donuts, orange juice, apple juice and coffee. I had extra money to pay for attractions in dowtown and believe me if you are with kids they will make you waste alot of money there. The location of the River Edge is better than Glenstone Lodge. The Strip of Gatlingburg is on the street called Parkway and the street that runs parallel on the back of that strip is called River Rd which is behind of the parkway. Any hotel located in river road in my opinion is very well located. This lodge is located in front of Old Creek Lodge which is a nice hotel. You walk out of the hotel and on river road you will see the chairlifts passing on top of the street and you will see the building of Ober where you take the airtram. The mattress was really comfortable compared to Glenstone in which I could not sleep all night of how fluffy they are. I would have to talk to the main strip from Glenstone Lodge like 4 Blocks while on River Edge it was just one block. Sometimes we have to experience staying in other places not that worth it in order for us to appreciate the good stuff. Oh I was forgetting the ladies at the front desk are a charm they will even tell you places to go and where not to waste your money.They recommended me going to roaring fork nature trail which I had not heard about it if it was not for them and I was able to see a bear on one of the trails. I was happy about that one because I could not see not even one animal at cades cove. People if its your 1st time in gatlingburg I recommend booking the 1st time directly with the hotel, leave Hotels.com, expedia and the other agencies for a second visit. That way you wont have issues if you are given a room you did not choose.
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- Also Known As:
- River Edge Motor Hotel Gatlinburg
- River Edge Hotel
- River Edge Gatlinburg