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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Staff kindness a real plus”

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!
Rocky Waters Motor Inn
Ranked #40 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Ashland, Ohio
Level Contributor
70 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Staff kindness a real plus”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a standard room with a balcony overlooking a peaceful creek with Canadian geese and Mallard ducks. The room was very well lighted; plenty of drawer space for a long stay, nicely appointed sink, mirror, vanity space (updated). There was a very inviting pool that was open. Ours was a no-smoking room but smelled like stale smoke. The bathroom had heated tile floors (nice in the winter, I'm sure, but no instructions about what it was - I thought maybe the room below was on fire!) There were several food crumbs under the head of the bed; I brought this to the attention of the staff; they received this information graciously. Desk staff was so helpful in figuring out how to access our balcony and returning money from the non-operative vending machines; they were really very cheerful and kind. Reservation made on line at a very inexpensive price; bed was super comfortable King. No TV was advertised, but we had a very nice one. Motor Inn was very convenient to all the sights and attractions of Gatlinburg. Breakfast was in the Days Inn across the creek; again a very courteous staff, but the donuts were at least 2 days old; the offering of food was not impressive. Not an A #1 place, but enough good features to give them another chance if we are in the area.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sharon S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

281 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    75
    84
    53
    36
    33
See reviews for
55
118
2
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (56)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sparta, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Staff was friendly,beds very comfortable, rooms looked clean and nice. Parking right in front of room. The best part was the private balcony overlooking the river best view ever. We saw ducks and a crane.We slept with window open and the river sounded amazing.We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Tammy C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Purchased 3 nights at $99.00 a night sounded reasonable. Not
first of all the room.... Bed was foam mattress and I aint talking memory foam folks. The couch had stains on it that appeared to have been there for a century. The chairs in the room had enough dust on the pad behind the back supports to create a dust ball. The bathroom smelled of URINE. We were only given 2 towels for the bath room. The maid did not replenish the toilet paper that was empty.
The breakfast.... was not at this hotel it was a block away at Days inn.This was a joke. the breakfast was what they called continental. This depends what continent your from. Breakfast consisted of dry biscuits and gravy, waffles,glazed donuts and white bread to make a toast with. Frosted flakes or cheerios.
Apple juice was water and orange juice was orange colored water.

I would not ever stay at this place again even though they tell you if you put a positive comment on trip advisor they will give you 10% off on your next stay. They should give you a free stay for a positive comment.
Honestly I rely a lot on trip advisor and other sites like yelp to help me make decisions on where to stay and eat. By an establishment bribing people to give a positive for a reduction in price is wrong.

Room Tip: Look in area for a beautiful cabin in the mountains to stay at. Do not stay here!!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank acars12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Gatlinburg hotels

Valparaiso, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

I spent a night there on my way south and was pleased with my stay. While the fixtures are somewhat dated everything was very clean and comfortable. You even get our own reserved parking spot. The view off the balcony was what made the hotel worth every penny! The staff was also friendly and helpful. If I'm ever traveling this way again I will be sure to stay here again.

Room Tip: Make sure you select a room with a balcony!
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Tim B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Abingdon, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

I booked this hotel through Booking.com. It was happy to book there. It looks nice, it's on the river, and I read good reviews. I called to confirm my booked room; a King room... They said they were out of King rooms, so they were going to give us a Jacuzzi/Fireplace King room for the same price. That sounded amazing. When we arrived to the hotel, they had cancelled our booking and had to place us in a room across the river at Days Inn (their other hotel). We got a double queen room instead.... *****BUT!!!!!!***** They discounted the room even more than it already had been and the view was beautiful. I DON'T REGRET IT AT ALL.

Room Tip: Each room has a balcony. Can't go wrong with that.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Heather C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bastrop, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

I work for a Marriott so I know what I am talking about (mostly positive, and some construct full criticism). After driving 21 hours from Texas we were greeted by an unfriendly woman who claimed I had taken her parking spot, okay not the best way to start off the trip (THEY HAVE ASSIGNED PARKING) that's cool please tell someone on the phone when they call and ask about your property. My husband and I asked the woman to give us one second while we checked in to find out what the deal was. The gentleman at the desk was to say the least a little casual...I kind of had to coax him into helping us out, I personally don't like to see Guest Service Representatives sitting on their back sides when a guest approaches the desk (make the effort to stand up, it's polite!). The room was not bad for an older property...some deep cleaning might be in order (cob webs in corners) had a slight musty smell, but that is age. Room was huge with a nice balcony overlooking the river! Loved it! I am so into giving Housekeeper's praise...they have the most unappreciated jobs...However, my husband an I are a quiet couple and not demanding to say the least...we don't think someone should wait on us hand and foot, but an envelope with the housekeeper's name and tip is slightly pretentious. Now, there is some false advertising...we asked if they had a business center and they said yes at the attached property where they also have the breakfast. Poor girl looked, as if I had just I had just stepped out of the twilight zone when I asked. She did offer to let me use a back office computer, uuummm no don't want to get you in trouble! I did go to a Marriott property I had stayed at a few years back, Fairfield in Gatlinburg on Parkway. And they were cordial enough to let me use their business center. If you don't have an amenity don't say you do, just be forthright, I'd be less...tell all novel. So, great location (plus) great value (plus) no bugs (plus) nice big beds (plus) rooms pretty clean, could be cleaner (plus)...staff (need to step it up, just cause it's not super fast paced, does not mean that you should not give the best service.) And don't think I am some snotty woman from Texas! I was raised in Seymour, Tennessee. I just happen to be old school and believe in good manners! I love takin care of folks that's why I am in the business of hospitality!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank raven1775
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
76 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

Being right on the stream was very nice. You look down from the balcony and see ducks and a trout every now and then. The room was clean and updated along with coffee in the room. The TV was the old tube type but it didn't seem to bother us at all. The main strip was an easy walk. I liked the assigned parking under the building.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank cjatlanta2
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
0.1 mi away
Days Inn Gatlinburg on the River
0.1 mi away
Quality Inn & Suites Gatlinburg
0.2 mi away
Baymont Inn & Suites Gatlinburg On The River
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Crossroads Inn and Suites
Crossroads Inn and Suites
#28 of 78 in Gatlinburg
3.5 of 5 bubbles 442 reviews
0.9 mi away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on the River
0.9 mi away
Chalet Inn
Chalet Inn
#46 of 78 in Gatlinburg
3.5 of 5 bubbles 226 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Rocky Waters Motor Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rocky Waters Motor Inn

Property: Rocky Waters Motor Inn
Address: 333 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4963
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rocky Waters Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Orbitz, Hotels.com, HotelsforEveryone, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Rocky Waters Motor Inn 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:
Rocky Waters Motor Hotel Gatlinburg
Rocky Waters Hotel
Rocky Waters Gatlinburg
Rocky Waters Inn Gatlinburg

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