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Wild Bear Inn
Ranked #55 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
1 review
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“Great Employee's Make this hotel......”
Reviewed May 4, 2011

I have stayed at this hotel many of times and I have to say that not one time have I had any problems with my rooms. But what really keeps me coming back to this hotel is the location and the front desk employees. Their is one particular front desk employee that stands out and that is Becki. Every time I walk thru the door she remembers who I am, she greets me with a smile and she is very courtesy and polite.

Anita

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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SmokyMountainResorts, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2011
Welcome to our Rodeway Inn family. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience here at Rodeway Inn. We are right on the parkway and our staff is dedicated to excellent guest service. Thank you for mentioning the excellent job Becki does, she believes in the hotel, our company and she believes that you are her guest when you arrive, I am so glad to hear that she takes such a good care of you, her guest. We hope to see you soon......
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milan
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Reviewed May 3, 2011

We are repeat customers here. This has become our home in the mountains. The staff here are friendly, great free pancake breakfast at restaurant on site ,and clean rooms.Very nice older motel, rooms are remodeled clean very nice. Not a five star motel but great value for your money.Quiet location at the end of the parkway before leaving town for Gatlinburg.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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SmokyMountainResorts, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2011
We are delighted to be your "Home in the Mountains". We are the Front porch of the Smokies and we are so thankful to have you as a repeat guest. Welcome to our Rodeway Inn family. We are proud of our staff, they are dedicated to guest sevice excellence, our housekeeping staff is dedicated to providing quality clean rooms, and our Smoky Mountain Pancake house provides the best pancakes in town. We certainly hope to see you soon. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know about your visit.
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed April 29, 2011

Great location and great value. I couldn't believe the service here. The gal working the front desk was so helpful and friendly. She even called the room awhile after we checked in to make sure everything was alright. Not what you would expect for a $30 room. When I asked if I could come down and get more pillows she said - no worries, I'll bring them to you. Couldn't believe it. While the hotel is definitely older and worn, it was very clean and the service goes a long way. I would recommend in a heartbeat. Also comes with a free breakfast of 4 huge pancakes in their restaurant.

Internet worked great too. Pool was outdoors and unheated so we didn't use but we didn't have a lot of time so that was ok.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this review, May 3, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have gained new ownership and renovated our property since your last stay. We welcome you back to see what we now have to offer.
Best regards,
Ray
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

Mom and I stayed here for several days and it was clean, beds were comfy and the staff very friendly. The rooms are about like every other hotel room....hair dryer, coffee pot, fridge. There were a few things I might tweak a little... there isn't much counter space in the bathroom and there was no luggage rack in the room. (It may have been available, but we didn't inquire.) Some outside noise can be heard, but not enough to be a bother. This is a pretty big hotel and parking at the far rooms is a bit sparse, but manageable. Our door wouldn't shut and the staff quickly took care of it with out making us feel like we were bothering them.
The free pancake breakfast at the Smoky Mountain Pancake House was really good. I was expecting 2 or 3 small pancakes, but you get 4 big pancakes with butter,hot syrup and coffee...and they were SO good! We did get an order of sausage and it wasn't the thin flat patties you get most places. I would recommend this place for breakfast anytime.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay here. Beds were comfortable, pillows didn't go flat, the heat/ac worked fine and the staff were all very nice. We have stayed from one end of Pigeon Forge to the other and I can honestly say we would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2011
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this review, May 3, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have gained new ownership and renovated our property since your last stay. We welcome you back to see what we now have to offer.
Best regards,
Ray
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2011

The rooms were kind of out of date and were not the cleanest but was not the worst place I ever stayed. I would stay again if need be. The staff was very friendly the place could just use some updates like new carpet and bedding. The 2 nights we stayed we also got free pancake breakfast at the resturant onsite. The pancakes were excellent. Will be getting pancakes there the next time we are visiting.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this review, May 3, 2016
Thank you for posting a review of your stay. This resort has gained new ownership since you last visited. We hope you are able to revisit us to see what new and exciting changes we have made.
Best regards,
Ray
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Vinton, Virginia
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

We stayed here February 19, 2011 for 2 nights as a family of 2 adults, 1 teenager and 2 small dogs. We stayed in the second building, top floor, room 2209. We picked here for they are pet friendly, with out a high price. We have been visiting Pigeon Forge for over 20 yrs have stayed in many other hotels and cabins. We have fell in love with RodeWay Inn!! The office Staff is so friendly and helpful. The hotel was plain and no frills but spotless and quiet. The cost for the week was great, we paid only $98.00. Moreover, with the pancake breakfast that you receive, you can save money and it is a great breakfast! I was able to spend more money at the outlets for this reason. We know that we are coming back in May and we will be booking with our new great find!
As a Travel Agent, it is very important for me to find new places for my clients. I will let them clients know about RodeWay Inn in Pigeon Forge when they want a Hidden Gem.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this review, May 3, 2016
Thank you for posting a review of your stay. This resort has gained new ownership since you last visited. We hope you are able to revisit us to see what new and exciting changes we have made.
Best regards,
Ray
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed January 4, 2011

I booked this trip because it was only 34.00 online. But it was apart of the few hotels that was very far from the action. Over 6.5miles later and I knew i couldnt stay. It looked like a horror film hotel and to be honest being a woman by myself, I just did not feel safe. Maybe families would be okay but if you are by yourself there are plenty of hotels that are closer to tanger outlet and not so creepy

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this review, May 3, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have gained new ownership and renovated our property since your last stay. We welcome you back to see what we now have to offer.
Best regards,
Ray
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Property: Wild Bear Inn
Address: 4236 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4012 (Formerly Rodeway Inn Pigeon Forge)
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Pigeon Forge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Wild Bear Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Prime Location, Adjacent to the Beautiful Great Smoky Mountains Wild Bear Inn (formerly Rodeway Inn Pigeon Forge, Mountain Skys Lodge) located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is a cozy hotel that offers guests comfortable accommodations in the heart of Pigeon Forge, all within minutes of Great Smoky Mountains National Park - the most-visited national park in the United States - as well as Dollywood theme park, Dollywood Splash Country water park and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. In fact, Wild Bear Inn is the closest hotel in Pigeon Forge to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Adventurers, visitors and families find comfort within the newly renovated Wild Bear Inn at a premier mountainside location along the Great Smoky Mountains. Stop in for a one-night stay or vacation all week to enjoy the amenities, including a pool and on-site restaurant, Wild Bear Pancake House, serving breakfast daily. Choose from a variety of rooms, including a spacious three-bedroom unit all the way to a cozy and quaint studio. ... more   less 
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