Riverhouse at the Park Hotel, Gatlinburg
Reviews - Riverhouse at the Park Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Adventurer
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Riverhouse at the Park Hotel
Horrible treatment of repeat customers- Very dissapointedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent stay as always!from Mctravelers
Exactly what we were hoping for!!from gymgirltn
Loved IT!from A TripAdvisor Member
Clean place to stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The motel is definitely dated. It has the 70 and 80's motif, with paneling, and in our room we had vinyl headboards, and not so attractive comforters (we brought our quilts, so no biggie). There's a big whirlpool bath with a shower in the bathroom, and a separate dressing area as well as a refrigerator and microwave, closet space, drawers in the dressing area, and an ironing board/iron. The balcony is awesome if you get a river view.. very peaceful and roomy out there, I loved the balcony. It also has a table with four chairs. The room was very very clean, I felt comfortable there. Even walking barefoot at times. It was a nice spacious room, but kind of dark.. still nice, kind of a rustic feel to it.
I loved the continental breakfast delivered to the room, but I'm not a heavy breakfast eater. You can choose 2 of the following beverages: Coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, hot tea, hot cocoa. And one of either two homemade doughnuts, toast and jelly and toast and butter ( I think). The doughnuts are good. The pool needs some work and the jacuzzi needs some work and to be painted, wish the pool had been a little more appealing. There's a laundry area also.
It was overall a good place to stay. Really roomy.
Nice and Quaint, but the honest truth is...from ksualumna05
Nice place, very clean. Nice jacuzzi, romantic type setting. Very nice tub and shower! You will feel very clean getting out of the shower if you have the room I stayed in, the pressure from the shower was great! The tub is big also! Nice fireplace as well.
The bed was lumpy. For the people who are reading this review and has a pillow top mattress...do you know how the pillow top beds are kinda form fitting to your body and you have to rotate the bed? Well, this bed is lumpy and it is not a pillow top. Lets say it is in desparate need for new matresses. If you have back problems, etc..you might want to check the mattress before you check in at this hotel.
The location. This hotel is located right when you come out of the Smoky Mountains. Walking is better to get around Gatlinburg, well, you are several blocks away from shops or the ski lift if you stay at the hotel. If you DO NOT LIKE WALKING far, or if you have pain walking long distances, do not stay here. For those who don't care about walking long blocks, than this is the place for you.
Also, this is not the hotels fault....but our room was where the traffic light is, and you can hear EVERY tractor trailer that stop and go at night time. So, you might want to request a river view room if you are awakened by noise.
Overall, the place was romantic, but the bed kinda ruined the sleep. I slept very little my stay there because of the noise from the trucks and the bed. My husband slept fine, it just depends how you sleep I guess. I have included some pictures, take a look at them. Oh yeah, plan on getting breakfast somewhere else because all they have are donuts for their continental breakfast.
Riverhouse dated but cleanfrom A TripAdvisor Member
It's one of, if not the closest hotel to the Gatlinburg side of the GSMNP, which appealed to us, as we were more interested in the park than in the Gatlinburg shopping.
Our room was very large and clean. Unfortunately, it was the corner room closest to the street so all the while we heard trucks booming as they went over the bridge, or motorcycles ripping around. Our 6 month old didn't wake up from any of this, but we were certainly worried about it. If we were staying longer than 3 nights we would have requested a room change. Live and learn I suppose.
The room itself (and maybe this is the norm in Gatlinburg) was VERY 1980.
Floor to ceiling wood paneling, drab formica nightstands, and our favorite - the turquoise vinyl padded bed headboard - complete with oversized buttons. The fireplace looked appealing, but it being summer, was switched off.
There were paintings and maps on the walls, with musuem lights over them, a table lamp, a flourescent light over the bed (sheesh!), and a couple of wall lamps. All lights were operable by a bank of switches near the bed, where they were labelled with one of those old Dymo adhesive backed impression tapes.
The staff were pleasant, the breakfast indeed free, and delivered quickly. You have your choice of White toast with jam, wheat toast with butter, or 2 doughnuts. You have a drink choice of 2 of the following: Tea, Coffee, fresh squeezed OJ, or hot chocolate.
The fresh squeezed OJ is indeed fresh squeezed and is quite good. Downside is that each person's serving is about 6 ounces. The glazed doughnuts are also good too... but we were pretty tired of them after the 3rd day.
The bathroom was again fairly clean and obviously older. What appeared to be a space heater was built into the wall in the bathroom. The tub still had cleaner residue in it which became apparent after we filled the tub to give our son a bath. We had to drain the tub and wash it down, before refilling it.
The river balcony was nice, though the river bank was cluttered with trash and refuse from the aforementioned street.
If it sounds like I'm complaining a lot about the hotel, I kind of am. It was a decent place to stay, but there were a lot of little things that could have been better, especially after having our hopes up after so many great reviews. It was our first trip to Gatlinburg, and while we're not opposed to staying at the hotel again, we'll probably explore some of the other options first.
Nice place to stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The office staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fair and the pool and hot tube area was old but adequate. Overall, a good place to stay.
Good value for Gatlinburg!from A TripAdvisor Member
We loved Riverhouse!from 2Buckeyes
Top Local Tips for Gatlinburg
Hker sack lunch Just before you enter the Smokey National Park stop at Applewood Restaurant. You can get a scak lucnh for while you are hiking. IT is great. Fruit, veggies, drink ,cookie and your choice of a sandwich. (I go for the fried chicken.)
Breakfast & Dinner For breakfast, I highly recommend the Log Cabin Pancake House on Airport Road. Another breakfast place is Flapjack's on the parkway...not as good but I still would recommend. For an upscale dinner, try either The Peddler on River Road or Greenbriar Restaurant on HWY 321 north of Gatlinburg on Newman Road. My personal preference is The Peddler but both are great restaurants.
Good Eats The Pancake Pantry is the best breakfast and service in the area. The pretzels and pizza at the Smoky Mountain Brewery are incredible. The filet mignon at Greenbrier Restaurant is perfection.
Other names for Riverhouse at the Park Hotel
- riverhouse at the park gatlinburg
- riverhouse at the park
- Address: 205 Ski Mountain Rd. - Gatlinburg - Tennessee - 37738 - United States
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