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Unicoi State Park & Lodge
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Helen
Reviewed October 5, 2011

It is a no frills place. It was clean and well kept. The towels were small and hard and you can see through the sheets. It was the hardest bed that I can ever remember trying to sleep on. The shower head sprayed half the water on the ceiling. It reminded me of college dorm. I don't understand why there is a $5 parking charge for a place out in the boonies. We were there for a conference and the staff were eager to please. For the money, it was a decent place to hold a conference. However, I would never book this place for a personal stay.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

Front desk staff was not very friendly. Cereal was in one of the beds. Soap/lotion dispenser was filthy. Shower curtain was mildewed. Tub drain was slow causing standing water when showering. More water came out of the tub faucet than the shower head. There were only about four tissues in the dispenser. The bed sheets were so thin one could literally see through them. The door frame leading to the bathroom looke similar to the soap dispenser...disgusting.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

I am absolutely stunned at how awful this place is...for a 2 night stay of over $300 this is an absolute RIP OFF. The LODGE ROOMS are old barracks rooms, crawling with ants. If I go camping, I expect bugs and discomfort. Not when I stay in a hotel/lodge. Learned my lesson...won't be staying in this lodge again.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

Very nice staff - room was spacious, and it had two double beds - not a problem for us though. We were, also, treated to a nice AYCE Breakfast buffet. Dinner & entertainment (Possum Knockers) were great as well.. Good experience.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

This was a day trip and just went to eat at the restraunt. I had not been here in about 2 years to eat so you can guess my surprise . The quality of the food AND the variety IS NOT what it used to be. I can not believe they have let it get to this point. The highlight of our trips up here was to EAT here. Next time I will know better, which will be in October when I come up for business. We will be staying AT the Lodge, but I gurantee we will NOT be eating there.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

I've been going to the Unicoi Lodge for years and despite the cut backs in the budgets for state parks, they seem to be keeping up well! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hiking trails are kept up nicely and the food is always good! I will keep coming back as long as they keep up the good work!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

The quality of food at this once nice restaurant has declined dramatically. The food is average at best. It is does not even compare with a Golden Corral buffet. If you want a much wider variety and better tasting food, find a Golden Corral. There is not one in the area, but any of the local fast food places would be better. We used to drive about an hour and half from our home up the road in SC, just to eat at this place it was so good. It would not be worth a 5 minute trip from Helen, if you are staying there. They need to get some cooks that know how to cook and quite trying to serve alcohol. Even though, if you were drunk enough you might not realize how mundane and canned the food has gotten. Did not stay in the lodge, but the area does not look overly clean.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Unicoi State Park & Lodge

Address: 1788 Highway 356, P. O. Box 849, Helen, GA 30545-2326
Location: United States > Georgia > Helen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Helen
Price Range: $86 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Unicoi State Park & Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Unicoi State Park Hotel Helen
Unicoi State Park Lodge And Conference Center Helen
Unicoi State Park Helen

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