The beautiful Smokey Mountains. They were not kidding when they said the area was smokey. At this resort I had ordered a non-smoking room. When I opened the door, I got a big whiff of...cigarette smoke. I ran away from my room, which hadn't been updated in at least 30 years, and I entered the restaurant. Instead of smelling some country cooking, I smelt...cigarette smoke. I am not a smoker, and I don't find cigarette smoke to be very appeasing. Smokers may not have a problem with this hotel, but if you want clean air you should look elsewhere. Even if you are able to receive a room that doesn't smell so bad, you will notice that the room will take you back to the 70's, literally. And that's not a good thing. The only updated appliance in the bathroom was the toilet seat. The only truly good thing about the room was that it had very comfortable mattresses. Cable TV worked fine, and the room came with a fridge. The staff was average. The resort is huge, anbd could really use some renovation. It does have three nice looking pools, but no fitness area. The price was around $100 per night, so I wasn't expecting the Ritz Carlton. The hotel might have been nice in the 70's, but it isn't today.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Prime Location in the Beautiful Great Smoky Mountains River Terrace Resort and Convention Center in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, offers guests comfortable accommodations in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, all within minutes of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - the most-visited national park in the United States - as well as Dollywood theme park. With easy walking access to the main street in Gatlinburg and a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities, your dream vacation is waiting at River Terrace Resort and Convention Center! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River Terrace Hotel Gatlinburg
- River Terrace Resort And Convention Center
- River Terrace Gatlinburg