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BEST WESTERN PLUS Riverpark Inn & Conference Center Alpine Helen
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Helen
Certificate of Excellence
Ellijay, Georgia
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very Nice Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This property is very clean and the rooms are really nice for the cost. The rooms have coffee, microware and fridge. The mattress was the most comfortable I've ever slept on! The hotel is not new but looks like it's had a recent remodel. The lobby is very nice with a fireplace that was always going. They have a nice breakfast that's included and throughout the day there are cookies and in the evening they even had hot cider. I was there for an annual conference and will definately stay again next year.

Room Tip: They have suites which face the park and the river. These rooms have balconies and entrance from an...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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English first
Rome, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great vacation! My first time going. Helen is a beautiful little town. Our hotel was in the middle of the town, so we could enjoy the atmosphere and got in some walking. Hotel was very clean and the staff was awesome!! German food was a new experience. The pictures of Helen didn't do it enough justice-I'll def go again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Lakeview, Alabama, United States
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The location and breakfast are great. That might be the only good thing I have to say about this hotel.
We reserved the king bed, jacuzzi, fireplace, balcony with view of the mountains suite. Immediately upon check in to our room, we discover the bathroom had not been cleaned, i.e., hair on the floor, dirty water and paper from soap wrappers in the drain, etc. After unpacking, we went to the front desk on our way to explore town to tell the woman at the front desk. I asked that our bathroom be cleaned. She asked what part of it? I told her about the shower and floor, but why not just clean to whole thing?! When we returned several hours later, the floor had been sprayed with some cleaner that made it sticky, but that was it. The soap wrappers and dirty water still in the shower. Yuck. We NEVER used the shower once on the trip. I admit I am a neat freak, but at least clean the bathrooms!!

The Jacuzzi was in the main room, and it was fine. A little small for two people and some of the jets didn't work, but overall it was okay.

The fireplace is a built in to the wall. It has a timer above the bed. The timer ticks very loudly while the fireplace is on. VERY loudly like a bomb is going off above your head. Same with the heater in the bathroom.

The "balcony" on this first floor room overlooks a parking lot, a road, another parking lot, and then trees past that. Hardly a "mountain view." We couldn't sit out there because of people coming and going in their cars and walking through the parking lot, so don't let the "balcony with mountain view" be the reason you reserve this hotel.

The breakfast was the same every day: sausage patties, gravy, scrambled eggs, and biscuits. Cold cereals, pre-packaged muffins and danishes, and oatmeal packets were available. On the last day, the eggs were cold.

I would not recommend this hotel to anyone I know, and I will not stay here again. Perhaps if the bathroom had been cleaned, I would feel differently.

Room Tip: Do not expect a mountain-view balcony. All the "balconies" overlook a parking lot, road an...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, Alabama
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189 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

As you check in the free cookies are the beggining of a great visit.the food bar in the llobby is also offering juice and coffee allday.we went for octobafest and found this to be a great central location in town.the staff was friendly and the hotel was clean. we enjoyed our stay.The morning hot breakfast was great and included cereal and pastries also .I enjoyes the bisquet and hot gravey.we took a wrapped pastry to snack on.room had a refiirator and microwave.!!

Room Tip: only stay on groud levvl near lobby since lobby is prettywith big stone fire place.Big Daddy retaur...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Cartersville, Georgia
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had a suite. It was quite comfortable, clean and more up to date than I had expected. The fireplace was a nice touch. Since I eat cereal, fruit and yogurt for breakfast, I cannot comment on cooked breakfast items. Cookies at the front desk were great. It's a comfortable walk to the heart of the activies.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Acworth, Georgia
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Went for a Sunday night stay for Octoberfest. The hotel is down main street from the center of Helen but a very short walk. Room is standard hotel room plus sofa (pull out). All the usual amenities soaps, shampoos, clean towels plus the bonus of a small fridge and microwave if you needed those things.

Our room was in the 120-220 range on right side of the building. Directly across from Big Daddy's. We got back to the room after diner and Big Daddy's was playing music quite loud. Since it was Sunday we waited until 11:00pm in hopes it would stop. The bar is literally right across the small parking lot so it was to loud to sleep. Was called he front desk and they said they would give them a call. Low and behold about 10 minutes later the volume was lowered to where we could not hear it at all. Just a warning for anyone staying here. Not sure it will be quiet on a Friday or Saturday if you are in the 120-130 or 220-230 rooms as there is a large outdoor deck at this bar. Ask to be on the other side of the building.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from Big Daddy's bar and parking lot.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Florida
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in September. We have stayed at other hotels in Helen but had never stayed here. I will always stay here now. The hotel is in a great location on Main Street. You can walk anywhere in town. The included breakfast was the best we have ever had in a hotel. They have it catered so it is not the usual fare. The rooms were spacious, noise free and very clean. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. The hotel was at full capacity but it did not deter from the service. I will be back and will tell all my traveling friends about it. Bigg Daddys next door has great food and drink.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Riverpark Inn & Conference Center Alpine Helen
Address: 8220 S Main St, PO Box 319, Helen, GA 30545-3649
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Location: United States > Georgia > Helen
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Business Hotel in Helen
#6 Romantic Hotel in Helen
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Riverpark Inn & Conference Center Alpine Helen 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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