River Edge Inn in Gatlinburg, TN

665 River RoadGatlinburg, TN 37738
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Located conveniently within walking distance to major Gatlinburg attractions such as Ripley’s Aquarium and Ober Gatlinburg, the River Edge Motor Lodge is the ideal choice for travelers. All rooms feature cable TV/HBO, free Internet access, a spacious room set up, coffee makers, microwaves, and other amenities. Rooms also include a private balcony overlooking the outdoor heated pool.

Property Amenities

  • Children's Pool
  • Elevator
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Ice Machines
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outside Corridors
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Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am
Spend your Smoky Mountain vacation at River Edge Inn (formerly River Edge Motor Lodge) in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Our rooms are extra large with a private balcony looking onto our outdoor pool. All rooms have cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Our seasonal outdoor pool will open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

With a convenient location, the hotel is within easy walking distance to Gatlinburg Convention Center, Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway, fabulous restaurants, Sky Lift and Ripley's Aquarium.

We offer free self parking, one complimentary space per room. Additional vehicles will need to find alternative parking.

River Edge Inn is currently undergoing a renovation project. These important design changes will provide for a much-improved hospitality experience. We appreciate your understanding and kind cooperation throughout our renovations.

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Dayton, Ohio
"Great updates!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 14, 2018 NEW
Get updates to the rooms, so clean and looked after, Only down point was you can,t smoke on the balconies any more and that used to be so relaxing for my husband, if we can find a hotel that does allow this we would probably go there next time.
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Frankfort, Kentucky
"Our trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 13, 2018 NEW
This hotel is wonderful and all the rooms are beautiful. We really enjoy staying at River Edge and can not wait to return in a few month. You’ll find the staff very friendly and helpful. Plus your a block away from the main strip of Gatlinburg.
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John G
Greeley, Colorado
"Big issues with internet availability, breakfast and mgmt attitude"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 07, 2018 NEW
I stayed at this River Edge for a week. We chose this hotel in part because they promised WiFi. The WiFi did not work, I could spend two hours trying to get 2 minutes worth of simple work done. We asked to change rooms. Mgmt said it was due to the fire - over a year ago. They are still telling people they have WiFi and yet they really don't. My partner was an IT guy and he could tell from his devices that their service had major problems. No sign up. No alternatives offered. At some point, mgmt tried to say it was my equipment. Then they said others were no having the problem. It was absolutely not my equipment. At breakfast at least three other people said they could not do basic internet stuff. I requested an adjustment in what I was paying and was not satisfied with the response. So, my conclusion: don't pick this hotel if you need WiFi. This is an older hotel that has renovated the rooms - much of these changes were nice. Many rooms have balconies. Pool needed to be cleaned. Breakfast area was cramped with not enough chairs. I don't think pasties wrapped in cellophane are very attractive. Juice and milk in 4 oz little cartons. Not much in fruit and only if you get there early. The whole breakfast thing is a negative - skip it and go get pancakes nearby. I don't think this was good value. I would not book again.
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
"Great Vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 06, 2018 NEW
We greatly enjoyed out time at the River Edge Motor Lodge. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The included breakfast was helpful. We loved the fireplace. The room was clean and inviting. We loved that we were in walking distance to the town center.
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Jennifer B
Norwalk, Ohio, United States
"Make a wish #2"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 30, 2018 NEW
We came to Gatlinburg to use my daughters passport from her Make a Wish trip to Disney. We were able to enjoy quite a few things in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. This hotel has been recently updated. The ladies at check in were great and seemed to really care when I explained why we were taking this trip. The Housekeeping was great. We only used Housekeeping services once on our 7 day trip because my son wet the bed, and we returned to a fresh clean room. It was quiet and close to the Parkway. The beds were a little high and I couldn’t find anywhere to buy a bedrail for my daughter, so I was concerned about her seizures and falling out of bed at night. It never happened but I was still worried. We will consider staying here in the future although we like to try different places every time we come.
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Edge Inn

What in-room amenities are available to guests?
Room amenities vary per room type reserved. However, all rooms and suites come with standard amenities including:

  • Private Balcony
  • Cable TV/HBO
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Free Wireless Internet

Is parking available for guests?
Yes. Free self-parking is offered. There is one complimentary parking space available per room. Additional vehicles will need to find alternative parking.