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Rocky Waters Motor Inn
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Reviewed 14 April 2009

We had a King Jacuzzi Suite w/ fireplace. While the room has been updated in the past, it really could use some attention to detail as it was a little 'rough around the edges' as far as decor and furnishings. (ie: the countertop in the bathroom and also in the living room was missing a finished edge, the wallpaper was pulling away in a few places.) Apparently the motel is undergoing renovations so hopefully things like this will be addressed.
For us, the best part was the wood-burning fireplace and the giant jacuzzi tub, what a treat after a long day of traveling and exploring the mountains. We fell asleep to the sounds of the river rushing below our large balcony and awoke to the ducks quacking away in the morning. The location is good for walking into Gatlinburg and also makes it easy to hop into Pigeon Forge for shopping since you don't have to make your way through the busy downtown area of Gatlinburg.
If you're looking for a clean, quiet room with a gorgeous balcony view of the river and decent prices, this fits the bill. We recommend the King Suite with Jacuzzi... it was great!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank cdr_sar
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Reviewed 22 February 2009

We loved the location, which over looks the Little Pigeon River. We were able to feed the duck every morning. It is also walking distance to the heart of Gatlinburg. The thing that empressed us the most was that everyday we went out when we got back our room was cleaned up by hotel staff!! We did not even have to ask. Thank You Carolyn. We would for sure recommed this hotel to anyone that is looking somewhere near Gatlinburg to stay. We will be repeat customers of Rocky Waters!!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2009

We spent two nights at Rocky Waters and loved the entire experience. Our room was large, clean and comfy. Loved the private balcony overlooking Little Pigeon River. The bathroom was one of the cleanest I've experienced for a hotel of this quality. The hotel is located on a busy road, but so is every other hotel in Gatlinburg. BUT, even though it's on one of the main drags, there was no traffic noise in our room. It is within easy walking distance of the entire city, many restaurants, shopping, etc. We couldn't have been any happier with the service and quality of this place. I recommend it wholeheartedly!! It gets five stars in my book.

One small problem (but not for us as we were on motorcycles) is the parking. If you have a large truck you might be in trouble. The parking spaces are very narrow.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank norm&val
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Reviewed 29 December 2008

This motel is located off the main road through the town of Gatlinburg. The road on which it is located is four lanes and has lots of traffic, but there seemed to be traffic everywhere in this town. We were able to look at two different rooms and there was a big difference in the road noise. We chose a room on the 2nd floor(which in this motel, I think, was actually the 1st floor) as they have parking underneath the 2nd floor. We chose a room that faced a motel on the opposite bank of the creek, which blocked our view of the 4 lane road. There were large trees near our room which gave us a better view and diminished the noise. There are little balconies facing the creek.

The motel was clean and the room had a small refrigerator and microwave, which is always handy. We stayed 3 nights. The purpose of our trip was to see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

If you are looking for more of a nature encounter, then don't stay in Gatlinburg. We did hear about other areas located right outside the park that would be more to our liking, but it was really after the fact.

Stayed: June 2008
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Reviewed 10 November 2008

Booked this hotel because of the way it presented on the website. and reviews on Trip Advisor. Upon checking into our room we were extrememely disappointed. Smell of mold, worn out furniture, stained and dirty carpet with some sort of holes. Old windows with a breeze. Rooms are very outdated and run down. There are other hotels closer to the heart of Gatlinburg which have the same room fee and are much nicer. We opted not to stay and found another hotel.

Stayed: November 2008
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