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Helendorf River Inn and Conference Center
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Helen
Certificate of Excellence
Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quaint”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My husband and I stayed here on our trip to Helen. We had a bottom floor room with a patio that overlooked the river. There was a kitchenette that we didn't use, but it had been updated, very nice. The only complaint was the lingering odor in the room from others cooking. We were able to walk out of the hotel courtyard onto the shopping strip, which was great... No parking fees. A continental breakfast was included.

Room Tip: Bottom rooms have patios with access to the river, grills, and tables.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Douglasville, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We always stay here every year. Rooms are roomy, with kitchenettes, and patios right on the river. Older hotel, but rooms are very clean, and you can walk everywhere.
Breakfast is filling, and the staff is super friendly.
My only complaint is we wish the pool was a regular outdoor pool, instead of closed in. Not super clean and way to hot inside pool area. Other than that , we love it here.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Land O' Lakes, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Stayed here on a Sunday night. This charming hotel is located right in the middle of Helen, making most attractions within easy walking distance for any age. Cool River tubing is just down the street and to the right, a walkable 0.7 mile away.
The room initially seemed a bit dated (loved the real room key!) but the bathrooms and linens have been completely upgraded. The room had a coffeemaker, fridge and microwave. The second-story view of the Chattahoochee River was worth the additional rate. First-floor patio rooms are available but the patio area can be populated at times with tubers and gawkers, as well as hotel guests, in the afternoon and early evening. Morning is peaceful.
I was surprised by the continental breakfast as I missed the reference while booking. Traveling with kids, I appreciated the sealed cartons of juice, fresh and wrapped pastries and fruit for their portability. Easy to bring breakfast back to the room while the kids slept to the sounds of the river.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Bradenton, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

First time to Helen GA. This hotel is going thru a remod and we lucked out with an updated room on the river side. We had two a joining rooms. One for the parents and the other for the kids. All rooms had outside entrances with - believe it or not - real old fashion keys. No card swipes. Each room also had individual AC units that could be loud at times. We also had a nice size fridge and a small microwave. We were on the top floor near the elevator and we had no issues with outside noise. We did not partake in the breakfast as we went out. Parking can be a challenge - esp as we had a big SUV. Some areas are still under construction - but I would stay here again, It is close to everything and walking was a breeze. . .

Room Tip: Upgrade to a balcony room over the water!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Cooper City, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The hotel is situated right on the Chattooga River. Watch the river tubers tube down the river along the walk way or from your balcony. All the rooms along the river have been redecorated. The hotel is situated perfectly next to town and everything is within walking distance. The rooms are oversized from a standard size hotel room. The only fault I could find is the beds. If you like a really firm bed then this is for you. I prefer a softer bed and so does my back. With the charm of the hotel & the location you really can't go wrong.

Room Tip: Get the river view. Worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Seneca, South Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I have been staying at the Helendorf for more years than i can remember.From a quiet getaway for me,to meeting friends from other states,to having a family get together, this is the place to be.You will be on the best part of the Chattahoochee river with several places to walk down a few steps and have your toes in the water.The new landscaping and remodeled rooms are outstanding!! You have a great view of tubers floating over the "rapids" Downtown Helen is a few steps away & the festhalle is across the street.My favorite is the relaxing affect it has on me.The only place to stay in Helen in my opinion!!!

Room Tip: If you want to open your screen door and be on the river,ask for a Patio Room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Augusta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We loved the Helendorf Inn. There were great views of the river and tubers from our balcony. There is a very nice updated patio that has a few different accesses to the river from a few steps. We seen it while tubing a few times and enjoyed playing in the river from the patio and watching the tubers ourselves. The rooms were adorable. Ours was a balcony room and had a screen door. The beds were so comfy and there was a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. There were updated fixtures in the bathroom and even a heat lamp. There was a small breakfast included and the front desk staff was very friendly. We were in walking distance to everything and will be staying again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Helendorf River Inn and Conference Center
Address: 33 Munich Strasse, Helen, GA 30545-3644
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Region: United States > Georgia > Helen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Helen
#4 Family Hotel in Helen
#7 Romantic Hotel in Helen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Helendorf River Inn and Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
American owned and Army family operated for over 38 years…Whether you’re looking for a family vacation place, meeting space or a party venue, The Helendorf is ideal. Our 99 lodging rooms and multiple meeting facilities have hosted everything from weddings and reunions, to mountain bike clubs and sports car rallies, to groups of all kinds. Even your pets have a place here! Celebrating its thirty-eighth year as a mountain community hotel with a Bavarian flourish, the Helendorf offers access to a wide array of attractions — ranging from Native American burial sites, to wineries, to 200+ specialty and import shops offering everything from candle making to cuckoo clocks. ... more   less 
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