We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not a good choice”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Days Inn Gatlinburg on the River
Ranked #36 of 77 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not a good choice”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This dump at $76 for a 1-night stay was awful, moldy carpet at the sink area, torn lampshades, stains on the couch and chair, mirror de-silvering, a/c condensation line drips onto the balcony floor which runs across the balcony and then drips off -- it's moldy and nasty where this line of water has been running, lampshades torn or don't fit, stained ceiling tiles in bathroom, bathroom vent fan unit's plastic casing cracked and broken, no stopper in the sink. And it smells like mildew! Geez! If you're going to be in business, fix this stuff! Replace the carpet! Location is on north end of the strip near all the closed-down businesses, not down in the heart of the town where businesses on the strip are thriving!

Room Tip: My tip would be to get a room somewhere else.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank JanE855
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

820 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    149
    248
    212
    133
    78
See reviews for
339
346
24
13
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (77)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Got this hotel through Priceline.com and was not happy. Front door guy was great to explain things and assist but hotel itself is in very bad shape and is not clean: bad odor is everywhere, carpets dump, windows and doors are dirty and have cracks, etc. Other hotels are expensive in this small town but if I knew my Days Inn experience
I would pay extra $$ to stay somewhere else. One thing we learned that if you drive few minutes toward Pigeon Forge you will have more hotel options and it is close to all surrounding attractions and other towns.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
Helpful?
Thank Travelokonda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Graniteville, South Carolina, United States
1 review
Reviewed July 9, 2013

JUNE 27-30, 2013, Stayed 3 nights. Had a deluxe 4th floor fireplace/balcony room.
Room- NO TV channel guide in room. Bathroom Toilet handle did not shut off water, had to jiggle it for a few min. Davenport was stained, burned with an outline of an iron, worn. Rug was dirty. Tub Shower lever only diverted about 1/2 the water. Needs to be renovated badly. Only can use fireplace OCT thru MAR, or you pay an additional $25 fine.
Breakfast- Limited, and dubious quality. Had two very worn, standard motel waffle makers. One worked OK. The other one seemed to have been burned and over heats. The gray haired lady behind the desk keeps the "PAM" like spray hidden behind her desk, and not out next to the makers so users can spray between each making of waffles. The waffle mix is at least a day old, and "rising" unless you are lucky to get a fresh batch. The first morning, a man tried to make a waffle without the PAM, and the waffle was destroyed when he opened it and he threw it in the trash, and lady harassed him and made fun of him. The second morning, again, it happened to another person and she harassed her that she was stupid and did not know how to make a waffle. Of course she did not offer the hidden PAM spray. Again, the third morning, another person was having problems and she said she had JUST sprayed the makers. She had NOT, she lied. We will not stay there again. I've stayed in many motels with waffle makers, they are not easy to operate correctly, but you do not need the management fighting against you.

Room Tip: All the rooms have a river view. The top floor rooms have fireplaces you cannot use in the summer.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Kent H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 26, 2013

The hotel is located in the perfect place. It's on the river so you can expect a few little visitors but not roaches. The staff, mainly one particular lady was very rude. She didn't want to accommodate for the roaches or offer to spray the room. We got over the roach problem but then, we had spiders crawling in the beds. That was it. We had to go out at 12am looking for a place to stay. It was awful. But the Gatlinburg Inn people were really nice and took us in. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Even on a budget this is not a nice place to stay!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank TSP39
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Gatlinburg hotels
0.0 mi away
Quality Inn & Suites Gatlinburg
0.1 mi away
Baymont Inn & Suites Gatlinburg On The River
0.1 mi away
Rocky Waters Motor Inn
Rocky Waters Motor Inn
#42 of 77 in Gatlinburg
3.5 of 5 bubbles 285 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Crossroads Inn and Suites
Crossroads Inn and Suites
#29 of 77 in Gatlinburg
3.5 of 5 bubbles 441 reviews
1.0 mi away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on the River
0.3 mi away
Sleep Inn & Suites
Sleep Inn & Suites
#38 of 77 in Gatlinburg
3.5 of 5 bubbles 462 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Days Inn Gatlinburg on the River? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Days Inn Gatlinburg on the River

Property: Days Inn Gatlinburg on the River
Address: 304 Hemlock St, State Route 441/321, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3023
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 77 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Gatlinburg on the River 2*
Number of rooms: 58
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Groupon, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly and HotelsClick so you can book your Days Inn Gatlinburg on the River reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Days Inn Gatlinburg Hotel Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg Days Inn

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing