My husband requested a hotel near the shops in Gatlinburg. Trip Advisor was the only place I ever saw this mfitotel. At first, I dismissed it but my daughter begged me to look further. I am so grateful I did! We loved this motel!
As others have mentioned, this motel is older. The outside and th wood paneling inside the room did confirm this. However, those were the only things that really gave that impression. The bathrooms have been completely remodeled with a new tub, sink, toilet, fixtures and tiles. Our bathroom was spotless. The rest of the room was also clean. The carpet in our room was brand new. The beds were comfortable. There were two nice upholstered sitting chairs & a small table with 2 wooden chairs. The room was very good size. Even with all of our bags, we had plenty of free space. Our favorite feature was the wood burning fireplace. There is a cubby in the room to hold wood and they restock wood daily and clean it for you. You do have to ask for a fire starter after you use the initial one but they are free of charge. We used the fireplace the entire time we were there, making smores and enjoying the warmth.
In the mornings, we ordered room service.... The continental breakfast included with the room. We had a choice of toast, orange juice, hot chocolate (package with hot water), coffee, milk and of course... The donuts. Although they brought them within 5 minutes, it was 23 degrees outside so we did heat them for a few seconds in the microwave. They were divine!!!! Melted in our mouths!
The location of this motel was perfect. We never moved the car once we unloaded. Wal-greens is on the corner for any needs you might have. All of the shops and restaurants are just up the street. The sky ride to ride up the mountain is close by. The main strip is one block away... which we liked. We walked everywhere we went and that was great exercise. Because we were not on the main road, there was less foot traffic near our motel. As mentioned in other reviews, the is a little stream running behind the hotel. It was too cold to keep the door open but if we could have, it would have been pleasant to listen to. Speaking of listening.... although we had neighbors on each side, we never heard them even once.
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We did have one need while we were there and they responded immediately. The entire family loved this hotel. As we were driving away, we all agreed that we can't wait to go back!
- Also Known As:
- Riverhouse Motor Hotel Gatlinburg
- Riverhouse Hotel Gatlinburg