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River Bend Inn
Ranked #60 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Letcher County,Ky.
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52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“No Stay Experience”
Reviewed 3 August 2008

We were looking forward to trying this hotel. I had printed a coupon that went into effect 08/03. When I got to the hotel,the clerk told me that the coupon had expired. I showed her the date and was then told that the coupon was for 1-2 people. After I assured her that was how many people would use the room,she told me the website had offered the coupon without permission. My coupon would not be honored,so I left & stayed at the Lazy Bear Inn,which was a great place! I visit Pigeon Forge 2-3 times per year,but will not attempt to make a reservation at the RiverBend Inn.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2008

This is one of the nicer hotels in the area.It is very clean.The room size is above average with plenty of space to move about.The beds were very comfortable.The water pressure was great and the bathroom quite roomy.The room was quiet and you could not hear your neighborns.

I liked the nice long counter with the sink and cupboards in the room.Included in the room were a microwave,a refrigerator,a coffee maker and an iron and ironing board Would have been nice to have a floor lamp in the one corner near the table since it was rather dark in that area when the sun went down.

The only downside is what was suppose to be a hot breakfast.There were waffles available for heating in a toaster,toast,mini muffins,packages of both grits and oatmeal to be added to hot water and coffee,milk,tea bags and Sunny Delight to drink.

  • Liked — nice size room
  • Disliked — need more variety at breakfast
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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2 Thank Nananancy
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Marion, Virginia
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2008

We stayed here 3/14 as part of a group. Check in was easy and the lobby area is small but adequate. Room was fairly good size--2 actual queen beds. flat screen TV, microwave, and small fridge. Bathroom was clean, only 1 sink present in the shower area.

The only problem we had was at 11:30 when smoke filled the room--we looked out the window to see our "neighbors" actually grilling hot dogs on their balcony! The smoke was being drawn into our room via the fan. We called the front desk--had some communicating problem due to her heavy accent. They stopped grilling 1/2 hour later when hot dogs were done. Aside from a lingering hot dog smell which made the kids hungry, no other problems.

Breakfast--very minimal. Should have eaten elsewhere.

Overall--value at $49.95 but would probably not pay much more.

  • Stayed March 2008
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4 Thank teastridge
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usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2007

very nice stay but do not reserve a room to much in advance wait till you get there. great hotel, nice people, very clean, nice breakfast. only one bad thing- do not get in the pool- it smelled bad and tasted salty...

Stayed August 2007
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Chattanooga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2007

We stayed at this hotel without making reservations so it was a spure of the moment trip. The rooms are nice as well as the bathrooms. The hotel is in a good location by redlight #1 in Pigeon Forge. You are very close to restaurants. My children was excited about the pool however it was EXTREMELY SMALL. After seeing the pool area they changed their minds. Breakfast is included in the rate. Do not come hungry. I think this was the only downside to my stay. I was told upon check-in that they served a HOT breakfast. Breakfast consist of Frozen waffles (in the plastic sitting on the counter), bread, muffins, sunny D, Milk, Coffee, and 2 cereal choices. No fruits and or yogurt and the waffles did not look to good. I think the hotel management should invest in a couple of waffle irons for the guest. Overall I will stay at this hotel again if I have no other choice!! Considering the breakfast was not the best I could have spent $20 extra to have a nice breakfast at another hotel.

  • Liked — Location and price
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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3 Thank cdro0011
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Seattle, Washington
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205 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2007

This is a nice clean hotel choice in Pigeon Forge. It was our first time in Pigeon Forge and the hotel choices were endless! There could very well be better and worse places, but our stay was very comfortable. The view of the river and the Smoky mountains from our room was a real plus. Next door is a family theater, and we were treated to a fun evening with an Elvis impersonator. Other evenings gospel singers were on stage.The theater also has a neat gift shop.The hotel is a short distance to Dollywood, and that was our main objective. Lots of restaurants nearby to choose from also.If you are going to visit Gatlinburg it is not a long drive from there. The hotel also includes a breakfast in their price.That is always nice when you need to get back on the road early the next day. I would stay again when traveling in that area.

Stayed April 2007
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Property: River Bend Inn
Address: 2350 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3253
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Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Pigeon Forge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #60 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — River Bend Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 84
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