We booked the Econo Lodge Riverside online because of all the good reviews and good price. Our group consisted of mother, sons (6 & 8), and grandmother. We arrived at our hotel room at 9:30 p.m., had to push the door open and shut because it was dragging on the carpet, small room with queen beds and a table and chairs pushed between the wall and bed, with no room to walk. Bathroom was dimly lit and the iron was impossible to use. Within five minutes of walking into the room, the downstairs people were beating on the wall. After being assured by the front desk that the hotel was indeed child friendly, put the boys to bed and settled in for the night.
At least that was the hope, which was not the case. Noticed something on the wall and upon further inspection saw it was two bugs! First thought was that they must have come in when the door was open, so waited for them to come down the wall close enough to get rid of them. This took a good while of waiting. But they were not the only ones, spent all night watching bugs and getting rid of them. They were either breeding in the air conditioner or coming in around it, regardless, it was a very trying and frustrating night. No sleep and a full day of Dollywood to look forward to.
We woke up the boys and checked out at 5:30 a.m., even though we had booked two nights. We were blessed to find another hotel room, more expensive, but really nice.
Hope this review will keep some other family from being disappointed and possibly losing a night's sleep.
- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Riverside Hotel
- Econo Lodge Riverside Hotel Pigeon Forge
- Econo Lodge Pigeon Forge
- Pigeon Forge Econo Lodge
- Econolodge Pigeon Forge
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the Little Pigeon River, this 4-time Choice Hotel Gold Award winner features an indoor pool & hot tub, deluxe hot breakfast, riverfront picnic area w/ grills, game room, and is within walking distance of popular restaurants and attractions. ... more less
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