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“I love the convenience of the River Bend!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Riverbend Motel & Cabins
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Helen
Certificate of Excellence
Mount Zion, Georgia, United States
1 review
“I love the convenience of the River Bend!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

This was our second stay at River Bend. I have nothing but good to say about this motel. We love the view, location, and convenience. The staff were very nice and helpful. Will plan to stay again when we decided to come back to Helen.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Keith N Leslie P
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mableton, Georgia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

I stayed in one of the jacuzzi cabins and the place was much nicer than I expected. The location is perfect - even though it is just 2 blocks from the center of town, it is right next to the river and is very peaceful, quiet and sort of secluded. The place has the country charm and amenities that you would expect in a country cabin. You can walk to almost any destination in the city from here. You'll definitely want to walk over to BETTY'S Grocery Store - It's like an awesome, countrified Whole Foods store.

There was no telephone in the cabin and the hotel's wi-fi didn't quite reach the cabin. At first I was bothered by this, but then I realized that I came to the cabin to get away from the rat race. It turned out to be even more peaceful without wi-fi access. If you need it, you can just walk your laptop or tablet over to the hotel office and check your email (perfect wi-fi access there).

The view of the river from the deck is awesome. It's even nice and elevated enough for you to sleep on the deck at night if you choose to do so. Oh yeah, there is just one thing that needs to be updated though - they need to get rid of the VCRs and replace them with DVD players.

It was a nice, slow and simple place - exactly what I wanted. I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kbace1
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Roswell, Georgia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2011

The price was great for a quick weekend getaway. The room was pleasant enough for a motel. Unfortunately after just a few hours, the humidity in the room caused all our clothing (still in our luggage) to become moist to the touch, and by the next day all of our clothes smelled of mildew. But the location was great, we walked everywhere we went, and it was perfect being in the middle of everything. We were right on the river, and it was fun seeing everyone tubing on Saturday. The music lasted well into the night Saturday night (wasn't bad Friday), and there was a motorcycle rally in town that was very loud. I liked having a fridge and microwave in the room. The bathroom was clean, and the water was Hot!! and lasted forever. The king bed was really soft, and caused us to have some aches the next day. My husband says he has no complaints. We had everything we needed in the room, clean towels were provided daily etc. Overall I'd recommend the place to anyone on a budget. Helen is a vacation town and generally very expensive, so its nice to know that there's a clean place where you can get a good deal.

Room Tip: The motel rooms were pretty much the same.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Gwinna
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georgia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

I recently visited Helen with my two grandsons, and we stayed at the Riverbend Motel. Our stay there was a very pleasant experience. Our room was clean. The carpet had just been cleaned, and it smelled really fresh. I especially appreciated the reasonable cost of staying there. The Riverbend is right next to the river which made it possible for us to enjoy it so much more. Thanks to Mark and other staff for an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank wallaGeorgia
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

Never stayed here before last Wednesday, August 3, 2011 and won't be back. Checked in- doors were opened because they had just cleaned carpets- unpacked and decided to go eat- Thank God we checked the key card because the door would not open. The lady in the office, mtce. man, no one could get it opened. Had to repack and move to another room. This one had urine all over the toilet, the sink area was dirty and the a/c wasn't working, oh also someone had laid on the bed and messed up the pillows. Had to get it cleaned and wait for the mtce. man to switch out the a/c units. Complained the next day to the owner, Mark Merchant, and his attitude" was oh well here's $10.00". We would not accept it and finally he told us to leave and he would refund our money. We got out of there in a hurry. HOW RUDE! I wouldn't recommend the dump to my worst enemy! What a bad experience. PS I would like to say the mtce. man was very nice.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jojohcarter
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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255 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

This motel is located right next to the river and within walking distance of helen. which means you dont pay for parking to visit it. Older motel but rooms have been updated. Rates when we stayed during the week were very reasonable.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank danonatt
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Homer
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

Coulda stayed in B&B for same price & got decent coffee & breakfast too. Shower gel thingy empty, couldnt hardly open paks of cond./shampoo, and then they only had 1/2 tsp of it. Air cuts off too soon. Doors wont open right. Roach butts (pot) behind tables and fridge.

Room Tip: Bring your own coffee, filters cream and sugar, and Definitely your own shampoo and conditioner.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank msbelle7s
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Additional Information about Riverbend Motel & Cabins

Property: Riverbend Motel & Cabins
Address: 134 River St, Helen, GA 30545-3118
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Location: United States > Georgia > Helen
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Helen
#2 Business Hotel in Helen
#2 Family Hotel in Helen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverbend Motel & Cabins 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located conveniently downtown. Flat screen TV, PILLOWTOP king OR 2 queen size beds. Each room has a micro/frig, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, HBO and wireless internet. Located on the Chattahoochee River. Picnic tables, BBQ grills. Free local calls. Our beautiful cabins sit along the Chattahoochee River. Each cabin has a cozy loft bedroom, full kitchen and living room equipped with a fireplace, BIG FLAT SCREEN TV & HBO. Some cabins are equipped with Jacuzzi tubs. ... more   less 
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