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Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 29 October 2012

I have to say to be an older hotel this was a really nice place....the river is behind the place and that is a relaxing sound. Great Balconey view or the river...Hotel is not on the busy parkway where all the noise is, but you can easily walk to the busy part of town.. I would stay there again.

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5Thank Trizem21
Bobby P, Owner at Rocky Waters Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us during your trip to Gatlinburg! We truly appreciate your business and are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We are so lucky to be located right on the river and are so glad you took advantage of our best feature! We hope to see you on your next...

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Considering how little time we actually spent in the hotel, I can't really give it a bad or a good review. The mattress we slept on was extremely old and had lost any firmness it had once had; I woke up every morning with a new crick in my neck. The room was clean, though, and the view off our...

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Bobby P, Owner at Rocky Waters Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid feedback of your recent visit with us. I am so sorry your bed prevented a good night's sleep! We are replacing a lot of bedding and hope you will give us a chance to give you a better experience during your next trip to Gatlinburg. We thank you for your business and hope to see...

White House, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 5 October 2012

We are a senior couple and had a wonderful stay at Rocky Waters. We ignored the bad reviews and was surely glad we did. Our next trip is on the 19th of Oct. and we hope to have as good a stay as last time. If not we will let it be known so improvements will be made. Anita of...

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Bobby P, Owner at Rocky Waters Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your positive comments about Rocky Waters! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and hope your next visit will be enjoyable too! Since these reviews don't share your name, I would love for you to email me personally so you can communicate any suggestions. We do appreciate your business and hope to see...

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Checked in and from the start......Stains on sheets, stains on walls. nats flying around toliet, gential hairs in jacuzzi.....YUCK.....Ash from fire place on the floor of the cracked tile job.. Smelled of mold and cigs... skin oil stains on chairs, burns in carpet...OMG dont waste your time or at least have a van to sleep in, just in case you...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 23 August 2012

The location is good, the river views are lovely, however the Inn itself needs to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. There is something of a 1960s 70s feel about Gatlinburg that is fun and fascinating, but this Inn needs some modernising as it is just plain worn out. For the first time ever whilst travelling I...

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2Thank LNT66
Reviewed 10 June 2012

We arrived on a holiday weekend. We booked through hotwire because it was rated a 3 star. The last 3 star we had booked with hotwire was the Sherraton in St.Louis, so we were expecting something comparable...WRONG! The best thing about this place is the river, and that's only if you can stand to be on the balcony with all...

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4Thank ALF1978
Unicoi, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 June 2012

We have stayed at Rocky Water's since 1978 when we were married, we go back just about every year. We always stay street side, open the door to the porch and you are looking over the creek and have privacy. Its not a fancy place at all but it is quiet and you can walk up the street to downtown...

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Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Reviewed 2 June 2012

The motel is from the 1960's and was top of the line then. We just spent 4 nights at Rocky Waters and will absolutely not go back. The pics online are more than deceiving. The only nice thing is the balcony overlooking the beautiful river and the once or twice visit from Frasier the Crane. Rooms were outdated, doors stuck...

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3Thank Karen J
Covington, Georgia
Reviewed 18 May 2012

We got this hotel from a Hotwire deal and it was the worst roon I had ever seen. Hotwire said it was a 3 star hotel....more like 1 sta.r The first bad thing was the desk worker was standing outside talking to someone when I pulled up, then asked me "you need something?" When I got my keys and got...

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Lebanon
Reviewed 30 April 2012

I would suggest that you go further in town to stay in Gatlinburg. We checked in on Thursday night and to my surprise from some of the reviews that I read, this place was disgusting. There were stains on the carpet in front of the vanity that were sticky. I noticed black mold on the ceiling in the bathroom. And...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Rocky Waters Motor Inn

Address: 333 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4963
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Price Range: $74 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rocky Waters Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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Rocky Waters Motor Hotel Gatlinburg
Rocky Waters Hotel
Rocky Waters Gatlinburg
Rocky Waters Inn Gatlinburg
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“They all have balconies overlooking the river.”
 of 5 bubbles kyblueskies, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have balcony's!”
 of 5 bubbles corrinep403, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“f your travel requires internet connection I would recommend you stay elsewhere !!!!”
 of 5 bubbles larrymR6440MD, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The river view was a nice touch.”
 of 5 bubbles rhondag357, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Parking is tight, but workable. No real large vehicles. Ask questions, staff isn't overly helpful, but if you ask you should receive. :)”
 of 5 bubbles 35syndim, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
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