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Riverbend Motel & Cabins

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Premier Cabin, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, River View | Balcony
Property grounds
Premium bedding, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Lobby sitting area

Overview of Riverbend Motel & Cabins

Riverbend Motel & Cabins

2.0 star property
8.0 out of 10 Very Good
8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
134 River Street, Helen, GA, 30545

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHelen Festhalle8 min walk
  • Popular LocationUnicoi State Park9 min walk
  • Popular LocationAlpine Helen/White County Convention and Visitors Bureau17 min walk
  • AirportGainesville, GA (GVL-Lee Gilmer Memorial)50 min drive

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About this area


Located in Helen, Riverbend Motel & Cabins is in the city center and on the waterfront. Alpine Mini Golf and Smithgall Woods State Park are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Helen Tubing & Helen Water Park and Helen Waterpark. Mt. Yonah Book Exchange and Southern Water Trails LLC are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Helen Arts & Heritage Center - 4 min walk
  • Charlemagne's Kingdom - 6 min walk
  • Helen Festhalle - 8 min walk
  • Unicoi State Park - 9 min walk
  • Alpine Helen/White County Convention and Visitors Bureau - 17 min walk

Getting around

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


  • Bigg Daddy S Restauran - 12 min walk
  • Hofbrauhaus Restaurant - 9 min walk
  • A Slice of Helen - 10 min walk
  • Cowboys & Angels - 4 min walk
  • Spice 55 - 19 min walk

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:
  • A 24-hour front desk, barbecue grills, and smoke-free premises
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the overall value, helpful staff, and walkable location
Room features
All 33 rooms offer comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as thoughtful touches 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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Things to do

  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator


  • 24-hour front desk

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping


  • Barbecue grill
  • On a river
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Premium bedding


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


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 30.00 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
2 per room (up to 40 lbs per pet)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Riverbend Motel & Cabins pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows pets (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 40 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 30.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Riverbend Motel & Cabins?

As of May 31, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riverbend Motel & Cabins on Jun 4, 2023 start from $108.9, excluding 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.

What time is check-in at Riverbend Motel & Cabins?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 4:00 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Riverbend Motel & Cabins?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Riverbend Motel & Cabins located?

Located in the heart of Helen, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Chattahoochee River, Unicoi Hill Park, and Helen Arts & Heritage Center. Charlemagne's Kingdom and Helen Festhalle are also within 10 minutes.



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 309 out of 751 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 41%
Rating 8 - Good. 234 out of 751 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 31%
Rating 6 - Okay. 117 out of 751 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 16%
Rating 4 - Poor. 59 out of 751 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 8%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 32 out of 751 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%




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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It was a nice guiet ,and relaxing place by the river. We loved sitting in a swing by the river. It is close to the center of town,where we did shopping and the places we had dinner. The biggest disappointment was the internet service,which was mainly no connection. People don't come to be on the internet,but is needed to stay in touch with family etc. The staff were very helpful and courteous.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
You can tell the property tried to update the rooms a few years ago, but the work was shotty. It’s an old motel trying to stay “modern” inside the rooms. But there’s no padding between upstair rooms to downstairs. The person above us was careless of us below so there was lots of pounding on the floor and late at night and early in the morning that was really unnecessary, but being on the first floor there’s nothing you can do. There’s clear foundational issues with the property as the newer tile in our bathroom had split all the way across the floor. When we got to the room I pulled the sheets back to check for any bugs, and though there were no bugs, the fitted sheet was thin enough to see through to the mattress cover that had a HUGE period stain on the mattress cover which was just disgusting. The staff got me a new cover but I was the one that had to change the sheets out which just didn’t feel good. Check your pillow covers, on one of mine there were blood stains on it, so I didn’t use it. Also, every towel in that room was so old and tiny as well as had a stain somewhere on the towel. Gross.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Rooms and entry nicely updated. Stairs were treacherous.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I loved the location.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Close to all things to do including eating. Staff was very helpful. Bed was extremely hard. But I give it a 10.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
I liked the location and staff was nice. The downstairs bathroom shower had no hot water and the hot tub had no hot water. The hairdryer was not working as well.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We enjoyed everything about our stay. I surprised my girlfriend with a trip to Helen for her birthday. We both fell in love with Helen and Riverbend Hotels and Cabins. The staff is absolutely wonderful. All so friendly and helpful. I especially enjoyed my conversation with Joyce after we checked out.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Property location is excellent, most of the places are walkable and can be reached with in 5 mins. The most excellent part is river access which makes this property very attractive. All staffs were very nice and made our stay comfortable.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023