While it is true that the The River Terrace Resort and Convention Center Gatlinburg Tn is not considered a Water Park Hotel, it does make the list because it is a Westgate Property. The reason it makes the list is that it offers a package giving you access to the Wild Bear Falls Indoor Water Park located at its sister Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort. Always be sure to check with the Hotel front desk before booking to make sure they are still offering this as an option. Although the River Terrace Resort in Gatlinburg only has an Outdoor Pool on it premises, all you have to do is hop in your car and travel up to the Smoky Mountain Resort and gain access to the Indoor Water Slides, Lazy River and Kids splash park. Also note that if you have more than 2 people staying, you will have to purchase additional tickets to the Water Park as they will not be included in the overnight rate.

River Views at the River Terrace Resort

One of the main reasons guests enjoy the River Terrace Resort and Convention Center Gatlinburg Tn is the views of the Cliff Branch River running right along side. Get a room overlooking the River and even dine outside while listening to the Cliff Branch River flowing by. The sights and sounds alone are worth the visit.

Not a Water Park Hotel

The River Terrace Resort has a great pool but does not have the water park features we consider to make it a water park hotel. It is still a great option in the Gatlinburg area but look at the amenities to make sure it meets your travel needs.

Why the River Terrace Resort is included:

 Main Amenities

  • on the River
  • Pet Friendly

Additional Information:

As a Guest of the River Terrace Resort you also get access (and a couple of free passes at the time of adding this listing) to the Wild Bear Falls Indoor Water Park at the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort. This Hotel has been added because of this. Please check with the Front Desk of the Hotel before booking to verify this is still an optional package they are offering.

Westgate River Terrace Resort Accommodations

All of the rooms are the same size, 252 square feet but there are a few configuration to choose from. The Standard King and Queen Rooms have either 2 Queen Beds or a single King. These rooms place you on the front side of the buildings and do not give you any views of the River. If you want to be able to step out on your private balcony and overlook the River, be sure to book the River View queen room or the River View King. Another great reason to book the River View King is the beautiful stone fireplace to keep you warm on cooler evenings.

River Terrace Resort Reviews

The Good:
Be sure to keep on the latest River Terrace Resort TripAdvisor Reviews before visiting. A little less than half of the guests felt that this Hotel was a good place to stay, others felt that it was just average and a pretty large percentage felt it was below average. Plenty of guests really like the fact that it is so close to fun things to do in Gatlinburg and Hiking Trails. It is hard to beat one of the River View rooms that overlook the Cliff Branch River.

Estimate of Rating Levels

Above Average 46
Average 22
Below Average 32

The Bad:
Even those that give the River Terrace Resort good Reviews still find it to be outdated and in need of some updating and repairs. For those placing it below average, they did not find much good to say at all.

Whenever you stay at any hotel that has such mixed reviews, no matter what the savings, it is definitely worth reading through the TripAdvisor Reviews first to see if things have changed before you book.

Outdoor Pool

There is one Outdoor Swimming pool open during the warm months of the year.

Fun Things to Do

You will find a small game room at the River Terrace Resort with a Pool Table and Pinball Machine. This resort is right in the heart of Gatlinburg so you are within walking distance of many attractions.


Pets are allowed at the River Terrace Resort. There is a required Pet Deposit and a extra charge for their stay. Check with the front desk for the latest Pet Policy agreement and pricing.

Spa Treatments

There is not a Spa at this Hilton Property.


The Drafts Sports Bar & Grill is located on the grounds at the River Terrace Resort and offer your favorite drafts and bottle beers with a great Burger selection.

Business & Event Spaces

A small Convention space is perfect for business or family gatherings. Talk to the Event staff to book your next event at the River Terrace Resort and Convention Center Gatlinburg Tn.