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“Good clean room at a great price” 5 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 #16 of 94 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Knoxville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Good clean room at a great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a no frills hotel, right in the middle of it all, at a great price and the rooms are very clean. You would not want to go here if you are looking for all the extra's but you also don't pay the extra price. We stayed on the riverside and there are no sliding doors, rather a regular door that you must open and walk out on a shared balcony with rocking chairs. Maybe not a romantic feel but fine for a family. This is a great option if you plan on seeing all the site's in the area rather than spending alot of time in the room. We went New Years Eve night and only wanted a good nights sleep and shower. We will stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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GMEPF, General Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear Jen W,

Thank you for being our guest on your recent trip to Pigeon Forge. We're happy to hear that you found our hotel to be a great value and that you plan on staying with us again. Our housekeeping staff will be excited to learn of your compliments, as we love hearing them. We appreciate your review and look forward to serving you in the future.

Adam Bailey
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Rating summary
  • 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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Mount Nebo, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This facility is a really great place to stay if you are visiting the Pigeon Forge /Gatlinburg, TN area. The rooms are clean, we had a coffee pot, fridge and microwave in our room which was fantastic. The continental breakfast was way more than most hotels offer and met our needs so we didn't have to go out to eat breakfast. Probably the only downside to this place is access to the pool/hot tub area when it's cold outside since most of the rooms open to the outside and if you are situated on the top floor... Expect to be cold by the time you make it back to your room! There are some rooms that are situated within the "bubble" of the pool area but you still have to go outside if you are on any of the upper floors. I would highly recommend if you have children that like swimming to call this place directly and try to get a room adjacent to the pool... Would make your vacation complete! Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it's very convenient to everything!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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GMEPF, General Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Dear Puddles872,

We are excited that you feel EconoLodge Riverside is an Excellent place to stay! Thank you for the compliments to our clean rooms and delicious breakfast. Our breakfast and housekeeping staff will be delighted to hear them. It is also great to learn you loved our indoor pool area. Nothing is better on a cold winter day then to jump into our hot tub or take a dip in the heated pool. Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to seeing you again.

Adam Bailey
General Manager
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Galax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

It was good for the price we got we only paid half w=hat the going rate was because we booked so early breakfast is good eggs sausage links biscuits gravy cereal milk OJ apple juice fruit coffee tea
they have been renovating and room are very pretty the only complaint is the beds are hard for us
and they don't let pets stay

Room Tip: for family's the family suites are very nice we used it for 6 adults then we some left we moved...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMEPF, General Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear Gnater ,

We appreciate you being our guest on your recent visit to the Smoky Mountains. Booking in advance through the hotel is always the best way to obtain the best possible rate and we are happy that you were able to do just that. Thank you for the compliments to breakfast, I will be certain to share your review with the staff. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you in the future.

Adam Bailey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My husband and I have stayed here 3 or 4 times now and we really loved it! We booked 5 rooms for wedding on 11-12-13 and they gave us a very good rate. All of our guests liked how nice and clean all the rooms were, even the pool and hot tub was very nice and clean. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMEPF, General Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear Haley B,

Thank you so much for being a loyal guest of ours! We are glad that your wedding party had a great time and found everything to be excellent. We truly appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you again.

Adam Bailey
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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186 reviews 186 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Very nice motel in Pigeon Forge on the main drag, close to everything i.e. restaurants and shows.
Very nice and helpful front desk person. This was very clean, and well maintained. Our room was super clean, comfy beds, clean carpet, in-room jacuzzi, microwave and refrigerator. The indoor pool was a nice surprise for this chain motel. It was super clean and the hot tub was hot and also very clean. Overall one of the better chain motels we have stayed at recently. If we are ever in this area, we will definitely stay again. Oh, and their complimentary breakfast was very good,with hot food, not just toast and bagels. Well worth the price..

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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GMEPF, General Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear Bogie-7043,

We appreciate you staying with us on your recent visit to Pigeon Forge. We love hearing that our guests have enjoyed their time with us and your compliments are greatly appreciated. Our staff performs their best everyday to assure that these reviews continue and that our guests keep coming back. Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to serving you in the future.

Adam Bailey
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We visited Pigeon Forge and surrounding area in December. We stayed at the Econo Lodge Riverside. The employees are so friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and comfortable. We stayed on the back side facing the river where we enjoyed watching and feeding the ducks. They have a very nice breakfast with the usual items including biscuits and sausage gravy. At night I enjoyed sitting by the fire in the sitting area inside the lobby. They have a nice enclosed heated pool if you want to go for a swim. We always stay at this location and look forward to our next trip to that area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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GMEPF, General Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear Trisha014,

Thank you for the great review! We are excited to learn you had another relaxing time while with us. It's great that you were able to enjoy our beautiful fireplace, indoor heated pool area and delicious breakfast. Thank your for being our guest and we look forward to your next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The room was nice and clean. The lady at the front desk was very sweet and helpful. My boys practically lived in the clean pool. The grounds were nicely kept and we fed the ducks.. Will definately stay here again..A+

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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GMEPF, General Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
Dear Melanie T,

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas trip while with us. Thank you for the compliments to our wonderful staff for being helpful and keeping our grounds spotless. We truly appreciate having your family as our guests and look forward to many more visits.

Adam Bailey
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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:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#10 Business Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#19 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
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