We just returned from a 4 night stay at Econo Lodge Riverside and it was a perfect vacation "hub" for our family of four. The room was plenty big enough for our family and it was very clean. Our room had a very effective fridge, a microwave, and a coffee maker. It is obvious that this hotel has been remodeled recently as the decor is current (no cheesy wood paneling, etc.) and very tasteful. The shower was great - good water pressure, adjustable shower head, plenty of hot water. The pool area was very well maintained and the kids loved switching between the wading pool and the big pool. I loved the hot tub! I can see how the indoor pool area would get very loud if they pool was full but when we were there it wasn't bad. I liked that the pool was indoors and heated so we could swim even though it was cool outside. We ate breakfast there 3 mornings and were pleased each day. They offered eggs, biscuits, gravy, sausage, peaches, cereal, oatmeal, grits, toast, bagels, fresh waffles, milk, orange juice, water, and coffee. The breakfast area was very clean and there were several staff members making sure everything was running smoothly. We did have to wait on seating one morning but the hotel was very full and we only had to wait a minute or two. No big deal for a good, hot breakfast. The location in Pigeon Forge was great. We could walk to the Christmas Shop and the shops at Walden Creek. It was close enough to be within a 5 minute drive of Sevierville and Gatlinburg but not in the middle of all the crazy traffic jams that can happen up there. Since we were spending some of our trip in Knoxville this was a big plus. This will definitely be where we stay again on our next trip to the mountains. I feel like I got a great deal and a great hotel room!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Riverside Hotel Pigeon Forge
- Pigeon Forge Econo Lodge
- Econolodge Pigeon Forge