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“All around great hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Riverside
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2440 N Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868   |  
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Ranked #20 of 94 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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Galloway, Ohio
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“All around great hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This was our first time staying here, and I must say we will be back. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We had a nice room overlooking the river. The hotel pool was nice as well, the water was actually warm. Not like some hotels that say they have a heated pool but is freezing. The staff was very nice and helpful. The hotel was decorated for christmas and was just beautiful. The breakfast was nice, the selection could have been better. The eating area was nice and big. Close to restaurants and shops. We will definately stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Knoxville,TN
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

My wife and I spent the night at the Econo Lodge Riverside. We had a great rate for our room. The location can not be beat. Right on the Parkway it is close to all the shows and restaurants. The included breakfast was very good. The lodge also has a very nice pool. The room was clean, roomy, and comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We had an unusual reservation request and Larry, the manager was very helpful in making it happen.
If you have children, they will love the indoor pool.
Breakfast was crowded, but the hotel was sold out.

Room Tip: Rooms opening into the enclosed pool area may be a little noisier.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Seriously! As a frequent traveler, I've developed several "tests". One is get a bucket of ice from the ice machine and let it melt. If there's a lot of crud in it, it means they haven't changed the filters and don't have a regular maintenance program in place. On the other hand, if the water is clear, it means they've changed the filters and, most likely, have procedures in place to do regular maintenace and really do keep the pool clean, actually wash the sheets everday, etc.

Rooms are a little small, breakfast is OK but for some reason don't have a waffle machine (the new standard), but is exceptionally clean including the refrigerator and microwave. We had a riverside room, very quiet until sunrise when the ducks started talking but no big deal for us since we are early risers.

The first room we checked into the door wouldn't close. Maintenance arrived very quickly and we switched rooms. No guilt trip like we had done something wrong, very good service and response.

My only real gripe is with the free internet...you have to watch ads almost every time you log on. A pain, but still better than paying fot it. Bottom line, this place is a value and I'm surprised it isn't a different (better) brand.

Room Tip: River room noisy at sunrise due to ducks. Can imagine street front rooms noisy due to traffic. Can...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntsville, Al
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Have been bringing a group to this location for 8 yrs. Staff is great to work with.Hotel is always clean, Staff friendly, Great breakfast, location is #1, next door to Christmas Place and close to Most of the shows. Centrally located to shopping and restaurants. Lobby is warm and cozy with a fire going and beautiful Christmas tree. Free wifi, WiFi in Lobby for guest. Located on river where you can feed the ducks. They are always grooming the grounds. Very reasonable price, rooms always clean. Nice indoor pool, kiddie pool, jacuzzi and pool side rooms available. Highly recommend. I always stay there with my family as well. It is a family friendly place. I plan to book soon for our church group trip next year.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Having stayed at EconoLodges in the past I was prepared for an "ok" stay. I was pleasantly surprised with this particular facility. It was very clean, the staff was friendly, helpful and professional and the room was very clean. For this particular trip, I was travelling without my husband so I was concerned about feeling safe since I was alone. The parking area was well lit, the location was fantastic (just one parking lot away from my favorite store, The Incredible Christmas Place) and I felt completely comfortable. I will definitely recommend this EconoLodge to anyone who asks about a very affordable, clean place to stay right on the parkway in Pigeon Forge. Looking forward to staying here again.

Room Tip: Very quiet, restful accomodations.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

After arriving at what I thought was just another bargain hotel I was pleasantly surprised. The lobby was very clean and welcoming it had nice decorations for the holidays and a fire roaring in the center. The room was very clean my only complaint was that the mattresses were very soft, otherwise everything was absolutely perfect. I called down to the front desk on a couple of occasions and everything arrived within five minutes of my call. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area, it's conveniently located and has a beautiful indoor pool, kid pool, and jacuzzi, that were heated and opened until 11pm so you can get in a late night swim after your busy day.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2440 N Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Pigeon Forge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#13 Romantic Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#18 Family Hotel in Pigeon Forge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Econo Lodge Riverside 2.5*
Number of rooms: 201
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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Econo Lodge Riverside Hotel Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge Econo Lodge
Econolodge Pigeon Forge

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