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Featured Motels in Helen

Baymont by Wyndham Helen
2.5 out of 5
8220 South Main Street, Helen, GA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $94 per night

Situated in Helen, this golf motel is within a 15-minute walk of Charlemagne's Kingdom and Helen Tubing & Helen Water Park. Chattahoochee National Forest and ...

3.9/5Very Good! (915 reviews)

"Close to everything downtown. Rooms were clean. It’s not a 5 star hotel so don’t believe all of the reviews but it was great for us for a weekend getaway."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Helen
Red Roof Inn Helen
2 out of 5
8171 South Main Street, Helen, GA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night

Located in the heart of Helen, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Alpine Helen/White County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Helen Festhalle. Helen Arts ...

3.2/5 (11 reviews)

"We enjoyed this place.thank you for late checkout."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Red Roof Inn Helen
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Helen Downtown
2 out of 5
8396 S Main St, Helen, GA
The price is $109 per night

Situated in the mountains, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Helen Festhalle and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Chattahoochee National Forest. Helen Arts & Heritage Center ...

3.7/5Good! (974 reviews)

"Nice staff, clean room and great location. Call hotel for pricing because it could be cheaper than Expedia."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Helen Downtown
Econo Lodge Helen
2 out of 5
101 Edelweiss Strausse, Helen, GA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night

Situated in a state park, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Helen Tubing & Helen Water Park and Helen Arts & Heritage Center. Chattahoochee National Forest ...

3.4/5Good! (578 reviews)

"I feel so horrible for not remembering the ladies name at the front desk! She was so sweet and helpful and same for the other girls working as well!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Econo Lodge Helen
Riverbend Motel & Cabins
2 out of 5
134 River Street, Helen, GA
The price is $92 per night

Located in the heart of Helen, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Unicoi Hill Park and Chattahoochee National Forest. Helen Arts & Heritage Center and Charlemagne's ...

3.7/5Good! (513 reviews)

"The place is charming and the access to the river is great! However, I was disappointed that it was not made clear to me there would be an additional charge for my pet. Also, when I changed my reservation from 2 adults to 3 over the phone, there was no mention of an additional charge for the 3rd ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Riverbend Motel & Cabins
Days Inn by Wyndham Clayton
2 out of 5
54 Hwy 441 North, Clayton, GA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night

Situated in the mountains, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Main Street Gallery and Chattahoochee National Forest. Rabun County Golf Club and Tiger Mountain ...

3.2/5 (457 reviews)

"Rooms were very clean staff was awesome and mexican rest. On side of hotel was very delicious. It was a great location close to mant sightseeing adventures. Price was very fair as well. We will definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Clayton
Nacoochee Valley Rentals
3 out of 5
6833 Georgia 17, Clarkesville, GA
The price is $117 per night

Situated in the historical district, this motel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Sautee Nacoochee Community ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (182 reviews)

"The place was very clean and in a great location. Only 10 minutes away from the town. We would likely come back"…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Nacoochee Valley Rentals
Budgetel Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
749 Brucken Strasse, Helen, GA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $80 per night

Situated in Helen, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Helen Tubing & Helen Water Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Helen Waterpark and Chattahoochee National Forest. ...

2.6/5 (163 reviews)

"It was niceer then before it had new owners. Worth the money"…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Budgetel Inn and Suites
Quality Inn Dahlonega Near University
2.5 out of 5
619 North Grove street, Dahlonega, GA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $71 per night

Located in the heart of Dahlonega, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, The Historic Holly Theater, and Vickery House. ...

4/5Very Good! (441 reviews)

"Our room was clean and beds were nice. The lady who checked us in was friendly and the pool was nice. Hoka Hoka, next door serves great food, which we brought back to our room to enjoy. Nice stay!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Quality Inn Dahlonega Near University
M Star Cleveland
2 out of 5
300 N Main St, Cleveland, GA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $60 per night

Located in the heart of Cleveland, this motel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Lake Laceola and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from BabyLand General Hospital. Chattahoochee National ...

2.6/5 (97 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly and the room was clean and inviting. The beds are very comfortable. I would recommend this motel to my friends and family."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

M Star Cleveland
Americas Best Value Inn Clayton
2 out of 5
698 Highway 441 South, Clayton, GA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $58 per night

Situated in Clayton, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Main Street Gallery and Chattahoochee National Forest. Rabun County Golf Club and Tiger Mountain Vineyards ...

3.9/5Good! (379 reviews)

"Older but very well taken care of. Nice staff and very friendly. Great lil breakfast. Cold AC clean rooms and beds. Fridge microwave all worked. Warm shower. Overall for the price a great place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Clayton
North 40 Lodge & Tavern
3 out of 5
15702 GA-197, Clarkesville, GA
The price is $130 per night

Situated in Clarkesville, this motel is steps from Lake Burton and Chattahoochee National Forest. Hickory Flat Pottery is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)

"Lovely place very quit rooms are so cute owner was so friendly"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

North 40 Lodge & Tavern
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Baymont by Wyndham Helen
Baymont by Wyndham Helen
2.5 out of 5
8220 South Main Street, Helen, GA
The price is $94 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (915 reviews)

"Close to everything downtown. Rooms were clean. It’s not a 5 star hotel so don’t believe all of the reviews but it was great for us for a weekend getaway."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Helen
Unicoi State Park & Lodge
Unicoi State Park & Lodge
3 out of 5
1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA
The price is $109 per night
3.7/5Good! (376 reviews)

"View was spectacular, rooms were nice and clean, food was good"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Unicoi State Park & Lodge
Hampton Inn Helen on the River
Hampton Inn Helen on the River
2.5 out of 5
147 Unicoi Street, Helen, GA
The price is $131 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (733 reviews)

"The river view was awesome. Staff was friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Hampton Inn Helen on the River
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Helen Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 16 economical motels in Helen among more than 689 lodging choices. These budget accommodations can help you cut costs when compared with traditional hotels, which may have more amenities but also come with a higher price tag.

Because you'll save on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Helen. Top sights include Lake Lanier and Chattahoochee National Forest.

Fun fact: Introduced in the early 1950s, customized neon signs often lit up the roadside motels, and you can see these today along the historic U.S. Route 66. At most motels, you'll often find an outdoor pool and free parking.

Below are some of our customers’ favorite Helen motels available to book:

Econo Lodge Helen

  • Stay within a short 8-minute drive of Chattahoochee National Forest.
  • Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Red Roof Inn Helen

  • An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • You'll be located within 11 minutes of Chattahoochee National Forest by car.

Baymont by Wyndham Helen

  • Enjoy the in-room free WiFi, and freebies including breakfast, parking, and a manager's reception.
  • Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Chattahoochee National Forest.

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Helen Downtown

  • It's located within a quick 3-minute drive of Chattahoochee National Forest.
  • An indoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

Riverbend Motel & Cabins

  • Stay within a quick 2-minute drive of Chattahoochee National Forest.
  • Enjoy access to the picnic area, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

What to Do in Helen

While you're sightseeing in the area, be sure to enjoy its majestic mountain landscape and beautiful waterfalls. People visiting Helen like its entertainment venues, live music, and wineries.

Must-see local attractions include:

  • Lake Lanier
  • Chattahoochee National Forest

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Unicoi Hill Park
  • Unicoi State Park
  • Smithgall Woods State Park

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Helen Waterpark
  • North Georgia Zoo
  • Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

Helen is also known for its:

  • Bird watching
  • Innertubing
  • Shopping

Best Time to Visit Helen

Determine the perfect time for your visit to Helen by reviewing these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 64° F and nighttime temperatures average 24° F
  • April-June: 84° F is the daytime average and 37° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 85° F and nighttime averages are around 49° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 74° F during the day and 25° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 55.98 inches in a year

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Helen?
When you save on your room price, you can make the most of what Helen has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Lake Lanier, Brasstown Bald Mountain, and Chattahoochee National Forest.
What's it like to stay in a motel?
At most motels, you’ll often find an outdoor pool and free parking. When you stay at a motel, you’ll usually access your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. In the U.S., motels became more commonplace at the end of the 1940s with the appeal of road trip vacations, peaking in the mid-1960s with more than 60,000 properties.
What are the best motels in Helen?
Baymont by Wyndham Helen: Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Chattahoochee National Forest. Enjoy the in-room free WiFi, and freebies including breakfast, parking, and a manager’s reception. Red Roof Inn Helen: Free breakfast and an outdoor pool are available during your stay, along with room amenities like free WiFi. You’ll be located within 11 minutes of Chattahoochee National Forest by car. Nacoochee Valley Rentals: Enjoy access to the picnic area, and freebies including WiFi and parking. If driving, you’ll be within 11 minutes of Chattahoochee National Forest. Riverbend Motel & Cabins: It’s located within a quick 2-minute drive of Chattahoochee National Forest. Free breakfast, free WiFi, and parking are available during your stay. Days Inn by Wyndham Clayton: Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Chattahoochee National Forest. Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
What things can I to do in Helen?
While you’re sightseeing in the area, be sure to enjoy its beautiful waterfalls and majestic mountain landscape. Those visiting Helen have good things to say about its shops, entertainment venues, and wineries. Some popular places to visit include Lake Lanier, Brasstown Bald Mountain, and Chattahoochee National Forest. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Tallulah Gorge State Park, Chatuge Lake, and Unicoi State Park. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Helen Tubing & Helen Water Park, Helen Waterpark, and North Georgia Zoo.
What's the seasonal weather like in Helen?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 71°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 41°F. Average annual rainfall for Helen is 56 inches.

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