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"Steve and Amy make the place worth every dime. It is an older property and the classic outside facing motel. But since I needed a good value for a soc ... " More

By coachplyref, from Marion, AL 36756, USA on Thu 01 Nov 2012

Hotel Description

Motel near Helen Tubing & Helen Water Park in Helen

In Helen

At this Helen motel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Helen Tubing & Helen Water Park and 3 miles (5 km) of Helen Waterpark. Also, Chattahoochee National Forest is within 3 miles (5 km) and Unicoi State Park is within 6 miles (10 km).

Outdoor pool

A seasonal outdoor pool is featured at this motel, along with free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace is also provided.

Free WiFi, microwaves

The 32 guestrooms have TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and microwaves.

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$50* Per night/room Jan 30 - Jan 31

Basic Double Room Single Use, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Budgetel Inn and Suites ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.4 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Budgetel Inn and Suites

Everyone (1)
2 out of 5

Remodel this thing!

Pros: see note above
Cons: read above info.
Location: walking distance to all activities in town and very low priced.
rooms are spacious and there was a microwave and refrigerator but no coffee maker or any cups anywhere in the room. The remote had no back on it to hold in the batteries and the front window was broken of showing the guts of the remote, it worked unbelievably. only 2 towels in the room and 2 washcloths [usually there are more than one apiece. No suitcase stand in the room. It did have a good ice maker outside and a great location in town. It looked like they were in the process of remodeling it. we slept OK and We did not hear any other rooms through the walls. The staff was very nice and made us feel comfortable there.

Posted by , from ky on May 15, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 17, 2017 by Mary

Dan, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others and are grateful that you chose to stay with us. We apologize for not exceeding your expectations. We will continue to work hard to offer the best experience possible at a fair price. We hope you will give us a second chance. Thank you.

2 out of 5

The desk clerk was friendly, efficient, and welcoming.

Great staff. Room quality? Well, you get what you pay for. We sacrificed quality for price. Toilet did not flush properly. Coffee pot was nasty. We opted out of showers; not confident about cleanliness. (probably okay, but ...) Beds were comfortable enough. We just needed a place to sleep overnight, and leave early in the morning. It was perfectly adequate for that.

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012

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4 out of 5

Can't Beat the Value

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, service, small breakfast but coffee and pastry was enough
Steve and Amy make the place worth every dime. It is an older property and the classic outside facing motel. But since I needed a good value for a soccer team it fit my bill to a T. Glad we ended up at their place.

Posted by , from Marion, AL 36756, USA on Nov 1, 2012

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1 out of 5

Worst Motel I Have Stayed in 37 Years

This is the first time I have ever complained about a business that I have done business with.This place was horrible from the start. The shower did not work. The door had a 2 inch opening at the bottom for the cold air to come in. They had roaches in the bathroom. The guys next door were loud till at least 2 am in the morning. There were missing light bulbs in the lamps. Overpriced as I see the cost out of season is the price it should always be. This place should be in an area where rooms are rented by the hour not the night. The staff was ruder than my mother-in- law. The pictures are not showing the whole effect of this dump. I am glad the weekend is over. I will never visit any motel/hotel from this chain again. The level of cleaness and service is below a trash can. I can not say anymore.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2009

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1 out of 5

Rude, Nasty, Not at all like the pictures!!!!

When we looked at the pics of this place it didnt show a single one w/o the whirlpool tub. We were expecting alot nicer and cleaner hotel room. We get into the room and no whirlpool tub like the pics had shown. The walls were nasty and the sheets were disgusting. We ask the receptionist NICELY if she could change our sheets and to explain why the pics didnt match the room. She was very rude and didnt immediately get someone up to our room to change the sheets nor did she politely explain about the oh so ""WRONG"" pictured they have on their site. The walls had paint peeling off in places and had plaster in others. The bed was very very hard and not comfortable at all. Customer service is NOT their first priority here! We paid for 2 nights and asked for our money back for the second night because we no longer wanted to stay there. She explained she wasnt allowed to give us our money back at all and that their was no complaint line or box we could call or write. I would never stay there again! We ended up coming to the Super 8.

Posted by on Feb 21, 2009

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3 out of 5

Pleasant stay

The hotel was adequate as far as Helen hotels go. The lady behind the desk was pleasant, the room was clean, they accepted pets for a small fee which was great. There was a grasy area to walk him too. Breakfast was nothing to write home about, but basic honeybuns, cold cereal , coffee and was included in the room rate.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2008

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5 out of 5

This was one of our best trips

The guy at the front desk was really nice. Everything was ready for us all I had to do was sign in. The room was nice and clean. The hotel was close to everything. It was great. I would stay there anytime.

Posted by on Aug 10, 2008

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1 out of 5

Clean It Up

Our room smelled awful, paint was peeling, toilet was rusty, sink and shower handles were moldy, half the lights didn't work. Will not stay again, not even for free. Had to go buy a can of Oust to be able to survive the smell

Posted by on Oct 14, 2006

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About the Budgetel Inn and Suites

Location 749 Brucken Strasse, Helen, GA 30545

Property Features

As a guest of Budgetel Inn and Suites, you'll find a seasonal outdoor pool and a terrace. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Helen motel.

  • 32 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1981
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.) (163.6 km / 101.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Budgetel Inn and Suites offers 32 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Helen motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Microwave
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a seasonal outdoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 20.00 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 20.00 per night
  • Only dogs and cats are allowedService animals are exempt from fees.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 20.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Regency Inn Helen
  • Regency Inn Hotel Helen
  • Regency Helen
  • Alpine Valley Inn Helen
  • Alpine Valley Helen
  • Budgetel Inn Helen
  • Budgetel Helen
  • Alpine Valley Inn
  • Budgetel Inn and Suites Motel
  • Budgetel Inn and Suites Helen
  • Budgetel Inn and Suites Motel Helen
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