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“The Best place to stay in Pigeon Forge” 5 of 5 stars
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Clarion Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   124 Waldens Main Street, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863   |  
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Ranked #1 of 94 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Johnson City,TN
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9 hotel reviews
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“The Best place to stay in Pigeon Forge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

We stayed @Clarion Inn Sept 17-19 for Grand Rod Runs. I was not disappointed! This place is fabulous! The rooms cost a little more this time of year. At this place, you really get what you pay for. The rooms were extremely nice. They had a great hot buffet breakfeast with hot & cold foods. Good variety. Not just doughnuts. It is located just behind the Parkway. Close enough to walk to everything without having to get out in the traffic. The room were very plush w/everything you needed. Even had the best pillows I have ever had in a hotel. I checked the rates everywhere before I booked. I checked all of the sites that claim to have the best rates & checked TripAdvisor faithfully. I booked straight thru the Clarion. Some of the other hotels & motels on the Parkway were even higher. This hotel just opened up in Spring 2010. TripAdvisor was right on the money. It pays to listen to what other people rate things. I go to the Smokies several times thru the year. I will stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review, October 9, 2010
Thank you so very much for all the wonderful compliments and comments. Finally, there is a place you can stay in Pigeon Forge, that is luxury but affordable. Much time and evaluation at Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge goes into finding out what the guest really wants and needs and providing them with what we like to call "home away from home." Many hotels claim to give amenities, but then "nickel and dime" you to get you to pay for them. Here at Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge everything is all-inclusive in the room rate.
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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

The Clarion had everything we needed:
- helpful, friendly staff
- clean, spacious, up-to-date rooms, comfy bed
- we stayed during rod weekend, but we had no problems with noise issues
- Great breakfast - with bacon, sausage, eggs, gravy, omelet & waffle station - Yum!!
- Easy access in and out
- Great pool area, outdoor pool, hot tub, water slide and lazy river - will have to go back and take the kids, but even if the weather's bad the indoor pool and hot tub are super too!
We would recommend the Clarion to anyone - we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review, October 6, 2010
Thank you for the compliment of providing you "with everything you needed." Training of staff and personnel at Clarion Inn-Pigeon in customer service is a top priority, in a time when most customer service is thrown out the window and money is dominant. The breakfast was designed to satisfy even the hungriest appetite. Watch for new items each day as you will never get bored with the same-old day after day breakfast with us. The lazy river, the huge waterslide, the kids splash zone, the outdoor lounge area, outdoor firepit and hot tubs were designed with all ages in mind and to have something for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for recommending us and we look forward to seeing you when you come back and stay again.
P.S. Watch for our chef who makes waffles, pancakes and ready made to order omelets.
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

This hotel is a wonderful place to stay. They made sure that everything was taken
care of. The breakfast was great! They had a variety to offer including made-to-order
omelets and waffles. The bar included sausage, bacon, biscuit, gravy, cereal, bagels and doughnuts. In the late evening there was popcorn, lemonade, and doughnuts.There is an indoor pool, with water slide, lazy river, and splash pad. There is also an outdoor hot tub
with sitting area which includes a fire pit. The rooms were very clean! They included
a mini kitchen with refrigerator and microwave. We had a queen double and was very
comfortable. My dad had gotten ill in the middle of the night and the lady on duty in the office was very helpful in getting us directions to the nearest hospital and taking down info for the other family members who remained at the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review, October 6, 2010
Thank you for all the compliments on the breakfast and the indoor and outdoor water facilities which include also an indoor water basketball goal, including basketballs, outdoor football pass goal and in pool lounge chairs and super big rafts to ride in the lazy river, provided by River Rat Rafting of Townsend, TN. The evening time snacks was started by in response of a recommendation of by one of guests. This evening time of fellowship with our guest now includes Otis Spunkmeyer cookies to the delight of all ages. Also the safety and security of all our guests at all time is our upmost priority. We are happy to serve you in you time of need and look forward to again in the future.
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Jackson, MS
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

Just returned from a four night stay at this wonderful hotel while in Pigeon Forge for Shades of the Past car show. The entire staff (especially the night crew at the front desk!) were always friendly and helpful. Housekeeping was excellent, the breakfast was especially good, and the beds are so comfortable you forget you are in a hotel. We loved the fire pit and sitting area by the hot tub. My 53 year old husband also loved the tunnel slide at the pool! Everything is new and clean and I hope on our next stay here it will be the same. This is our new favorite hotel in Pigeon Forge and I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review, October 6, 2010
Thank you again for your wonderful and pleasing acclamations and for choosing us as the "Best Hotel in Pigeon Forge." The hotel was constructed by Sorey Construction, a local contractor of the area. Many ideas came from them in the design of the hotel. The water slide was designed by Perfect Settings and the water facilites by Gibbs Pools. We are glad you enjoyed the outdoor lounge area which is adjacent to the waterslide, kid's splash zone and the lazy river. When the fall night time seasons grow cool, you can jump out and jump in the outdoor hot tub and warm yourself by the fire in outdoor lounge area or just come inside to the heated indoor pool and finish off the evening in the indoor hot tub. We are glad to be your Favorite Hoel In Pigeon Forge.
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Cookeville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

My Wife and I, booked this hotel for our honeymoon in piegon forge. It is brand new! It is by far the nicest hotel in pigeon forge, we have stayed at a lot of hotels in pigeon forge and gatlinburg as well. We will from now on, ONLY stay at this Clarion Inn. Thank You guys for making our honeymoon awesome!!

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review, October 6, 2010
Thank you for the excellent compliments. We do strive to be the best hotel in Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area. Thank you for allowing our friendly staff to make your honeymoon a big success and we are proud to stand above the rest humbly ready to serve again and look for to be being your hotel of choice for weddings, anniversaries, family reunions and business meetings, seminars and conventions. If your presentations is needed to accomdated in large numbers we can acquire additional space with the Forge Cinemas in adjacent Walding's Landing to meet all of your needs.
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Martinsville, Indiana
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

Hotel was excellent. Breakfast had large variety of items including made to order omelets and waffles (cooked by members of the hotel staff), also danishes, pastries, fruit yogurt, biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs and bacon. No need to spend money on eating out. Free massage chairs and really nice fitness area. Pools were nice also had a fire pit outside which came on at night and couches to sit around it. Balconies for each room with an energy efficient control that shut down the air conditioning unit if the door was left open. I don't usually sleep well in hotels, but the beds were extremely comfortable with two different pillow types for you to choose from. The only negative thing is that it is located right next to the Harley dealership and one night around Midnight some guys on Harley's decided to have a race. I'm sure it woke up the entire hotel. But unlike other commenters, I couldn't hear what was going on in other rooms and didn't feel the walls were thin at all. Very private and quiet except for that one night. Popcorn, donuts and lemonade were served by staff in the evening which was also a nice suprise. Lobby had nice sitting area with large TV for relaxing as well. Also at a stop light so those of you who know Pigeon Forge realize how important this is. All out place to enjoy and kick back. This has now become my hotel of choice for the Smoky Mountain area. Thanks Choice hotels for a superior room.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

this hotel has wonderful rooms. the beds are wonderfully comfortable, the service and friendliness of the staff was greatly appreciated. they had the best breakfast we have ever had at a hotel. if you couldn' t find something that you like to eat, it's your own fault.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 124 Waldens Main Street, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Pigeon Forge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#2 Family Hotel in Pigeon Forge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New hotel opened April 2010. Located at Waldens Landing, which includes several fine dining restaurants, shopping and miniature golf. The perfect place to stay for both business and leisure trips. Has an in-house Spa and free WIFI and breakfast included in stay. ... more   less 
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