Rocky Waters Motor Inn

333 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US
View Map Reservations: +1-800-760-7718
2.5 Star Property Near Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Cleaning Policy: Rooms and public area constantly cleaned according to Covid guidelines
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3.0/5

Based on 891 guest reviews

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  • Free WiFi
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free self parking
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
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08/19/2022 - 08/20/2022
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Verified Reviews of Rocky Waters Motor Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great Hotel!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The hotel itself is pretty awesome. Great view of the river and the sound of the running water is awesome. Even had a couple of geese swimming outside of balcony. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cade's cove were amazing.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
26-Dec-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Dec 23 to Sun Dec 26 2021 at a $178.99 average nightly rate.
"Smokey Mountain Getaway."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
I enjoyed the stay in the smokey mountains. We were referred to this hotel by a friend. It was an okay place to stay. Found a huge insect flying around the room when we got there, BUT, not sure if it was already in the room, or flew in when the kids opened the sliding glass door to the balcony. Parking was very crowded, especially for a Suburban. Very disappointed that we had to walk to another hotel to get our complementary breakfast or swim in the pool. If we come down again, we probably won't be staying at this hotel. Service people at the front desk were VERY polite, kind and helpful!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Aug-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Jul 15 to Wed Jul 17 2019 at a $80.10 average nightly rate.
"Q"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Outside entrance to room was not lit. Water pressure in sunk was almost non existent. Coffee creamer was so old it was in chunks. Very hard to regulate heat temperature; either too hard or cold. Curtains billowed when heat was on so that heat stayed behind them at window until anchored with our shoes. Staff was nice but can't reccomend motel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-Nov-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Nov 13 to Thu Nov 15 2018 at a $69.00 average nightly rate.
"Q"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Outside entrance to room was not lit. Water pressure in sunk was almost non existent. Coffee creamer was so old it was in chunks. Very hard to regulate heat temperature; either too hard or cold. Curtains billowed when heat was on so that heat stayed behind them at window until anchored with our shoes. Staff was nice but can't reccomend motel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-Nov-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Nov 13 to Thu Nov 15 2018 at a $69.00 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

80
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Summary of 1,008 reviews

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Rated 80/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good budget hotel. Close to the city center with easily acessible parking.

Value

88/100
52 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

Location

85/100
261 reviews

Great location. Easy car access but inadequate parking. Near city centre with great sightseeing and nearby restaurants.

Service

75/100
163 reviews

Great management and service. Reception is OK but housekeeping is substandard.

Room

65/100
445 reviews

Rooms are OK with typical minibars, although poorly-maintained. Poorly cleaned, older rooms with subpar TVs and furniture. Great balconies with pleasant views. Mediocre sized, poorly cleaned bathrooms. Kitchenettes and beds are poor. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

42/100
195 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

41/100
54 reviews

Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed.

WiFi

33/100
6 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Amenities

29/100
100 reviews

Outdated facilities, not accessible for those with handicaps. Awesome terrace.

Pool

24/100
12 reviews

Pool should be renewed.

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from couples.

Awesome terrace. Good accessibility by car.

Value

90/100
17 reviews

Best value for money.

Location

82/100
98 reviews

Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Near city centre with great sightseeing and nearby restaurants.

Service

79/100
50 reviews

Friendly service, and reception was okay.

Room

66/100
156 reviews

Balconies are great with lovely views and room size is OK. Old, poorly cleaned rooms and bathrooms, with bad TV's. Room maintenance is lacking, as are beds, kitchenettes and furnishings. Shower can be a problem.

Breakfast

40/100
17 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Cleanliness

37/100
65 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Amenities

30/100
39 reviews

Facilities in need of refurbishment.

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from families.

Fantastic service.

Location

88/100
58 reviews

Great location with good parking availability.

Value

85/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

Room

72/100
94 reviews

Nice rooms and awesome views from the balconies. Bathrooms and bedrooms are poorly cleaned and a bit old. Rooms not well-kept, with poor beds and furniture. Shower can be a problem.

Service

72/100
41 reviews

Fantastic service. Reception is OK but housekeeping is substandard.

Cleanliness

47/100
41 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

42/100
16 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Amenities

29/100
22 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement.

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Nice balcony.

Location

86/100
11 reviews

Great location.

Room

62/100
12 reviews

Rooms are acceptable but need cleaning.

Cleanliness

45/100
6 reviews

Rooms could be cleaner.

Amenities

33/100
5 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement.

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good budget hotel. Close to the city center with easily acessible parking.

Value

88/100
51 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

Location

85/100
257 reviews

Great location. Easy car access but inadequate parking. Near city centre with great sightseeing and nearby restaurants.

Service

74/100
161 reviews

Great management and service. Reception is OK but housekeeping is substandard.

Room

65/100
440 reviews

Decently sized rooms with okay minibars. Rooms are poorly maintained and cleaned, with poorly rated beds. Balconies are nice with lovely views, although rooms are outdated. Mediocre sized, poorly cleaned bathrooms. Poor quality TV's, furniture, and kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

42/100
193 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

41/100
54 reviews

Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed.

WiFi

33/100
6 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Amenities

28/100
99 reviews

Outdated facilities, not accessible for those with handicaps. Awesome terrace.

Pool

24/100
12 reviews

Pool should be renewed.

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from couples.

Good accessibility by car. Awesome terrace.

Value

90/100
17 reviews

Best value for money.

Location

82/100
98 reviews

Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Near city centre with great sightseeing and nearby restaurants.

Service

79/100
50 reviews

Friendly service, and reception was okay.

Room

66/100
156 reviews

Balconies are great with lovely views and room size is OK. Old, poorly cleaned rooms and bathrooms, with bad TV's. Room maintenance is lacking, as are beds, kitchenettes and furnishings. Shower can be a problem.

Breakfast

40/100
17 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Cleanliness

37/100
65 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Amenities

30/100
39 reviews

Facilities in need of refurbishment.

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from families.

Fantastic service.

Location

89/100
56 reviews

Great location with good parking availability.

Value

85/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

Room

72/100
92 reviews

Nice rooms and awesome views from the balconies. Bathrooms and bedrooms are poorly cleaned and a bit old. Rooms not well-kept, with poor beds and furniture. Shower can be a problem.

Service

72/100
41 reviews

Friendly service, but housekeeping was less impressive.

Cleanliness

48/100
40 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

42/100
16 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

Amenities

29/100
22 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement.

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Nice balcony. Great location.

Location

86/100
10 reviews

Great location.

Room

61/100
11 reviews

Rooms are acceptable but need cleaning.

Cleanliness

45/100
6 reviews

Rooms could be cleaner.

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Property Description

When you stay at Rocky Waters Motor Inn in Gatlinburg, you'll be on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Anakeesta. This hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Make yourself at home in one of the 36 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private balconies. 32-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Cooter's Place - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Anakeesta - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Mountain Mall - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Guinness World Records Museum - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Fort Fun - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Mysterious Mansion - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum - 1.5 km / 1 mi
Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Gatlinburg Space Needle - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Hollywood Star Cars Museum - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Gatlinburg Ziplines - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Ripley's Haunted Adventure - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi

The preferred airport for Rocky Waters Motor Inn is McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - 70 km / 43.5 mi

Featured amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.

Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in a common area. Additional features at this hotel include a picnic area and a vending machine.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 21
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Covered parking
  • Uncovered parking
  • Vending machine
  • Parking (limited spaces)
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Television in common areas
  • Free WiFi
  • Picnic area
  • Internet access in public areas - high speed
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1960
  • Total number of rooms - 36
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Professional property host/manager
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • No alcohol served onsite
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Wheelchair accessible – no
  • Free breakfast
  • Express check-out
  • Firepit
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Daily
  • Smoke-free property
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking
  • Terrace
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

Airport & Shuttle Information

Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport is located in Alcoa and is a 1 1/2 hour drive.

Local Shuttle Info: City of Gatlinburg offers a local trolley. There is a trolley stop located in front of hotel.

Breakfast Information

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets not allowed

No pets

Parking Info

Parking is complimentary

Internet / WiFI

WiFi Service is complimentary

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • Alcohol is not served at this property.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Contactless check-out is available.

Cleaning Policies

Rooms and public area constantly cleaned according to Covid guidelines

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Essential workers only - NO

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

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