Riverbend Motel & Cabins

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Overview of Riverbend Motel & Cabins

Riverbend Motel & Cabins

2.0 star property
Helen motel on river

7.8/10 Good

688 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
134 River Street, Helen, GA, 30545
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) - 113 min drive

About this property

Riverbend Motel & Cabins

Motel by the river
Riverbend Motel & Cabins provides free to-go breakfast and more. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Self parking (surcharge), a TV in the lobby, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • A 24-hour front desk, barbecue grills, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the overall value, helpful staff, and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Riverbend Motel & Cabins offer perks such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 33 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 4:00 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (2 per room, up to 40 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Built in 1983
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas


  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 30.00 per pet, per night


  • Self parking is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riverbend Motel & Cabins?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Riverbend Motel & Cabins?
As of 1 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riverbend Motel & Cabins on 2 October 2022 start from NZ$255, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Riverbend Motel & Cabins?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 40 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 30.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Riverbend Motel & Cabins?
Yes, there's self parking on site (charges apply).
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riverbend Motel & Cabins?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 4:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Riverbend Motel & Cabins and nearby?
Riverbend Motel & Cabins has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Riverbend Motel & Cabins?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Troll Tavern & Restaurant (4-min walk), Alpine Hot Dog & Grill Burger (4-min walk), and Muller's Famous Cafe (4-min walk).
What's the area around Riverbend Motel & Cabins like?
Riverbend Motel & Cabins is located on the waterfront, a short 8-minute walk from Helen Festhalle and 9 minutes' walk from Unicoi State Park. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great lodge in a great location...
This was our 1st trip to Helen and we're already planning our next trip back. Loved this lodge and it's convenience to everything. Particularly enjoyed relaxing in the swings by the river. Our room was nice & check-in was quick. Note: if you have mobility issues, request a room on the 1st floor (no elevator)
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shari, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Convenient little hotel
Room was clean and staff was friendly. The hotel is in a great location by the river and within walking distance to most of the shopping, restaurants and attractions. The bathrooms are quite small and beds are not that comfortable. The number of TV channels is lacking. Overall, good little.place to stay for reasonavle price.
Christopher, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location off the main strip
Great, clean room. Warm and caring staff. Right on the Chattahoochee River. Walking distance to all Helen has to offer. Beats impersonal chain hotels.
Joey, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Front desk girl was very friendly and helpful.
Jeff, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Stay
The room was very clean, right on the River. Downtown was walking distance. Pet friendly with nice big lot to walk the dogs. There were swings and benches sat up to enjoy the river. Breakfast cereal, yogurt, muffins etc were provided. Vending machines were only a dollar. Great price for nowadays.
Clyde, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

You won’t regret staying here.
This place was really nice and staff was great. I will definitely stay here again on my next trip.Love being able to walk out the room and sit by the river. Also love how quiet it is.
Shari, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I can't say it enough. What a fantastic stay. Can't wait to go there again.
Steve, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lynn, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Love the swings at the creek and the short walk to everything. Will stay again
Paula, 2-night family trip
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