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Clarion Inn Dollywood Area
Ranked #6 of 91 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence
Rome, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
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“Thanksgiving 2011”
Reviewed December 1, 2011

Best Hotel EVER! My husband and I are frequent vistors to the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area. We decided to take our daughter and granddaughter for Thanksgiving. I selected the Clarion because of the location. It is right beside Waldens Landing. It has places to eat, movies, golf and more. I read all the reviews after booking and really couldnt believe that it could possibly be all that was said about it. I WAS WRONG! It is all that and some. The general manager must work harder than any manager i have ever encountered. We had the most fab breakfast each day and Alberto made fresh omlets and waffles for everyone. My granddaughter is almost 4 yrs old and she loved it to. On friday evening they have a famous singer, ( sorry the name has escaped me) she sings and plays the guitar. They have fresh baked cookies and fresh popped corn at 715 each night. One thing I wished I had checked into before i did was the man that sits in the lobby and does chalk portraits. He has an awesome talent and I think i read in a book , in the lobby that the pictures are $15. THere is a great indoor , heated pool that we also enjoyed. At every turn, there was a smiling face, always willing to help in any way to make our stay more enjoyable. They even gave my granddaughter a cute bear. I rate this hotel #1 and we willl make it our Thanksgiving Tradition to stay there!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 4, 2011
Kerensa Joy is the name of the very talented singer who entertains our guests every Friday evening. She sings popular oldies, new & old country, and gospel. She formerly performed at one of the theaters in Pigeon Forge and she has recorded a CD. The sketch artist is Brad Selph, he has been sketching our guests for over a year now and he is here most Fridays and Saturdays. The next time you stay with us ask the front desk staff to set up an appointment with Brad for a special sitting at your convenience. Above all myself and the entire staff are here to serve you and give you a wonderful stay every time you come to the Clarion Inn. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your next visit.
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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed December 1, 2011

This is my first time of writing a hotel review but feel so strongly to share what a great experience we had. I take my two children to Pigeon Forge every year. This was our first time of staying at the Clarion Inn and we were so impressed!! The hotel is beautiful, clean and conveniently located. The hotel staff was very friendly. My kids loved that the lazy river was heated and still open in November and they thoroughly enjoyed the indoor pool. The breakfast offerings were great and included about everything you could think of. We decided on all future visits to Pigeon Forge, we would definitely be staying at the Clarion Inn.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 3, 2011
Thank you for the wonderful compliments. We have now closed the lazy river and waterslide until next March but we had kept them open through November with our guests enjoying this! Our breakfast has over 35 items with the fruit toppings for the waffles and the variety of yogurts being the newest additions. Many guests have commented that with our breakfast being so nice and full it is not necessary to go elsewhere outside the hotel to eat. Guests also appreciate the extended pool hours being open until 2am and the breakfast going until 10:30am. We look forward to your next stay with us.
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

My husband and I are in our early 30s & booked this hotel for 1 night on a Christmas shopping trip to Pigeon Forge. The exterior of the hotel is flawless & I was SO impressed to see a large Christmas display in front of the hotel that said "God Bless America". The inside of the hotel is equally as gorgeous. We were warmly greeted and check-in took less than 5 minutes. We went upstairs to a well-appointed room with mini fridge, microwave, mini coffee pot, king bed, TV, balcony, and lovely bathroom. Everything was exceptionally clean. Bed was comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was beyond expectation. My husband had a full hot breakfast of eggs, potatoes, sausage, biscuit, and orange juice. There were many other options and a chef present. Check out took less than 2 minutes. I look forward to going back during summer months to try out the impressive looking pool, slide, & hot tub.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 1, 2011
The owner of China and Collectibles gift shop in Pigeon Forge donated the "God Bless America" sign to us. We have had an overwhelming stamp of approval on the display. We value our patrons and making sure you have a worry-free stay is our #1 priority; from clean rooms to our full breakfast buffet excellence is the standard here. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your next stay.
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Candler, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

Having visited Pigeon Forge for more than 25 years, we have found the Clarion Inn at Waldens Place to be the best. If you're looking for convenience, its just a hop to all the shopping and all the best restaurants are nearby. There's even a movie theatre just across the parking lot. Good breakfast and very clean and comfortable rooms. We like it and will be back whenever we are in the area.

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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 1, 2011
The Clarion Inn is very guest-friendly as we are ideally situated in Walden's Landing where our guests have access to a variety of places to visit. Walden's Landing features a new movie theater(we sell discount tickets at our front desk), over 15 unique retail shops including Nom Nom's Cupcake Factory, four restaurants, a mini golf course, and an interactive attraction called The Tomb. Calhoun's Restaurant which is part of Walden's Landing will deliver lunch or dinner to your room if you prefer not to leave the hotel. Our fitness center, massage chairs and hot tubs are popular on-site free amenities that give our guests more reasons to love staying here! Thank you for staying and we look forward to your next visit.
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Bedford, Indiana
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

We were very pleased with this hotel. It smelled and looked brand new. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. My kids loved the indoor pool and hot tub. The breakfast was good and offered nearly everything you could think of. The front desk clerk, Danny, was very helpful and nice to my kids, which meant a lot to me. And the general manager of the hotel just happened to be at the front desk when we checked out, and he was very nice and friendly as well. :) We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. :) Would definitely recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: We chose a room with a balcony facing the parkway. Very nice. :)
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 1, 2011
Thank you for the great review. We recently added the fruit toppings to our waffle station and its success is overwhelming, with over 35 breakfast items to choose from we offer something for everyone. Customer service is very important to us and we treat our guests like old friends or family not another face in the hotel. We have all stayed in hotels that were very impersonal but here at the Clarion Inn we believe in down home southern hospitality. Thank you for staying with us.
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

I have traveled for pleasure or business for over 20 years and have NEVER paying 3-5 times these rates stayed in a motel that had it this together! Just to give a few examples: Bellman, Concierge, 24 hr maint. and day and night managers that understand what it means to treat patrons right! The Hotel did nor skimp on details either indoor, outdoor pool with slide and firepit, hot tub and fireplace in welcome center with rocking chairs on porch. We will definitely return very soon and you should too!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 1, 2011
We make our guests our #1 priority from checkin to checkout. Our guests do love our full buffet breakfast, massage chairs and the indoor & outdoor water park areas. Unfortunately with the weather being so cold we have closed the waterslide and lazy river for the season however you may still enjoy the firepit or outdoor hot tub. We look forward to your next stay and thank you for the compliments!
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Hartwell, Georgia
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

This was our first stay at this property. First of all, we loved the location, right in the center of it all, but back off of the main drag so you didn't get all the noise from the road and attractions. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. We checked in a little early which seemed to be no problem. Our room was ready. The room was plenty spacious and very, very clean. We loved the fact that there was a seperate toilet room, ideal for getting ready in the mornings. The bed slept great even with a 3 year old in the middle!!!! The hot breakfast was wonderful and the staff was very helpful and friendly. I have to say that our 3 year old's favorite thing about the hotel was when Mr. Ellis gave her a stuffed black bear as we were checking out. Thank you so much for the pleasant stay and we will definately be staying here again next time.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 1, 2011
Thank you for the wonderful compliments. The stuffed black bears come from The Three Bears General Store located in Pigeon Forge near the hotel. The store features a huge variety of souvenirs, ice cream & fudge, and a live bear habitat! We are conveniently situated in Walden's Landing with the unique retail shops, restaurants, movie theater, and The Tomb an interactive attraction. During your next stay stop by the front desk before going out, we can give you many discount coupons for the Walden's Landing area and other Pigeon Forge attractions. Thank you for staying at the Clarion Inn.
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Property: Clarion Inn Dollywood Area
Address: 124 Waldens Main Street, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4270
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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
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#2 Family Hotel in Pigeon Forge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn Dollywood Area 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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