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“This hotel has it all... great location, wonderful amenities & friendly service!!!”

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Clarion Inn Dollywood Area
Ranked #5 of 92 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

You often here the term "location, location, location". So let me give you some great advice after several years of visiting Pigeon Forge: THIS is a great spot... probably the best (in terms of hotels). We are smack dab in the middle of our Things To Do list because many restaurants and attractions are in easy walking distance of this hotel. And just so you know, that can be a HUGE advantage considering traffic here in popular vacation seasons is outrageous.

First and foremost is the great shopping area directly in front of the hotel called Walden's Landing. It's less than 2 years old and has a state-of-the-art Cinema ($6 admission on Tuesday's) and a live action game called The Tomb. There is Firehouse Golf, a BEAUTIFULLY landscaped put-put course and several great little shops for trinkets, ice cream, cupcakes, cheese steaks, old time photography and restaurants like Five Guys, Calhouns, No Way Jose's Cantina and more.

Just across the road is MagiQuest for lazer, mirror maze and other live gaming adventures. Also in walking distance are tons of outdoor fun like go-cart tracks, bungee jumping, The Comedy Barn live theater and a indoor skydiving joint!!!!

This hotel is only 18 months old and has it ALL!!! Indoor pool, outdoor pool with slides and a lazy river, hot tubs, gym, computer room, very attractive interior decor, comfy beds and A BREAKFAST BUFFET complete with omelet chef all INCLUDED in your stay!!! If that weren't enough, they also have a very friendly staff that is genuinely helpful and very very accommodating. In-Room Spa services are also offered. Come on, are you serious? Is this heaven or what?

Our room came with a tiny balcony and more storage for clothing than I've seen in any hotel we've ever visited. Furnishings are very modern and sleek. There is a separate water closet in the bath (very thoughtful feature), popcorn, cookies and lemonade in the lobby after 7:15pm and a special room with free MASSAGE CHAIRS!!! They also have wall mounted iPads in the lobby with preprogrammed video games for kids (clever touch). Did I mention all the light switches in your room are illuminated to easily find @ night?

I love it here and for the price, we just may extend our stay a few more days! Lord knows we are saving on gas because everything is so close we really don't need the car to have fun.

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*Chocolate chip cookies go FAST!!! Get there @ 7:15 or before
*Buy discounted Forge Cinema tickets @ front desk for $6.25
*Most nearby businesses offer discounts to Clarion guests
*The massage chairs feel like they are biting you... lol

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2012

Thank you for all the wonderful accolades. It is incredible to note that you and your family know the area so well. You can tell you have been coming here for many years. We will make sure we have all the hiking and National Park maps available next time and we appreciate your help in regards to all of these areas while you were here. It is such a joy hosting a family that appreciates your services and that does so much together while vacationing. It is our hope that you will always enjoy coming back to stay with us. I also look forward to the kids enjoying the snowcones around the pools when visiting in the summer. Please stop by the desk and say hello to us all the next time your family is in. Thanks again for all the info about the park and for choosing to stay with us.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

My stay at the Clarion Inn was literaly haven. The rooms were of 5 star quality with what i think is a memory foam bed. The food also was great. At breakfest (free) you had a buffet to chose from, or you could have a cook make you an omlet. Then in the evenings they had popcorn and donuts for snacks. The Inn also inculde many things to chose from. The Inn had a game room/massage chair area, fitness room, and 2 poools. One was outdoor that had a waterslide, hot tub, and lazy river. And the other had a basketball goal,football game,and hot tub.Overall this inn was undecribable.

Room Tip: If you want to see a buetful view chose a that is looking out away from the inns enterance way.Also...
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2012

Thank you for the wonderful compliments. Our mattresses are Serta Comfort Plush, we liked them so well my wife & I have the same set at home. The breakfast buffet has over 40 items and cannot be considered a continental breakfast but a full hot breakfast with a chef who prepares omelets, waffles and pancakes to order. This breakfast is a phenomenal value since it is part of your room rate and not an extra cost. We strive to give you value after value with a variety of savings on tickets to area attractions, and super saver movie theater tickets to name a few, always ask us about possible discounts before you purchase them on your own. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your next stay.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

The only thing wrong with this hotel is breakfast does not start till 7:00am. That is fine unless you are in town working . Needs to be 6 or at least 6:30 am. The other guest slamming doors late at night is not the hotels fault. Its a shame, but that is the way people are alot nowdays.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2012

Funny thing you should mention that, we are planning on offering a special early morning breakfast beginning at 6:00am Monday-Friday especially for our business travelers or early departures. Choice Hotels has implemented this in many of their hotels already and we are going to offer an upscale version. Unfortunately we do not have a lot of control over others when it comes to door usage, however we encourage you to call the front desk if you have a neighbor who is disturbing the peace and we can address that guest appropriately. We want you to have a stress-free stay and our staff is happy to assist you with that. Thank you for staying at the Clarion Inn in Pigeon Forge.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

This was our third stay in the last six months. Every stay has been amazing! The rooms are clean, breakfast is great, and the staff always has a smile. They truly seem to enjoy working here and it's their enthusiasm is contagious. The hotel offers wonderful amenities and the late pool hours are a great addition for a family with children. We could play all day, go out to dinner and a movie and then come back and let the children exhaust themselves at the pool before bed. The location can't be beat and there are great rates on tickets. We purchased movie tickets at the hotel for a $3 per ticket rate reduction. That adds up for a family! We walked to dinner and to putt putt. We went to Dollywood and the outlet stores. Everything is convenient to this hotel. We won't ever stay anywhere else. The Colour Bar and Spa has great deals on massages and both times I have went, I haven't been disappointed. So....great hotel, awesome staff and amenities and wonderful location. You really get it all when you stay here!

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2012

The greatest appeal to the numerous amenities is that they are FREE. Our full hot breakfast buffet, cookies & popcorn, wi-fi, parking, three daily newspapers, and the massage chairs are all part of your room rate and not extra/hidden fees. We give our guests value. The Super Saver movie tickets save our guests $3.00/person, along with the $5.00 Calhoun's or Smokey Mountain Brewery coupons both give guests added value. We strive to save you money, money, money. We want you to have extra money to take your family to shows, go shopping and eat out where you want. Thank you for the compliments and for staying with us at the Clarion Inn in Pigeon Forge.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

We stopped in on a road trip and checked this place out. The manager showed us around and showed us a room. He was very professional and personable. We fell in love with the GREAT rooms and loved the awesome ammenities. We will stay here again! The rooms were very modern and SUPER clean. I wrote a review last year but couldn't find it so I wanted to repost.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2012

Thank you for the great compliments. We believe in giving our guests the most value for their money. We include numerous free amenities in your room rate giving you even more value. We do NOT charge you extra for our buffet breakfast, wireless internet, parking, nightly cookies & popcorn, or for you to enjoy those wonderful massage chairs. All of the above mentioned amenities are FREE giving you exceptional value. Thank you for staying at the Clarion Inn in Pigeon Forge.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

We stayed at the Clarion in Pigeon Forge and it is by far the BEST hotel in the Smokies! They have thought of every little touch you could imagine. The pools were open in April and they are heated. Indoor and outdoor. A large slide for kids and adults was a great touch. The lazy river was great and the indoor pool had basketball and football. There was pleanty of tables and lounge chairs. Jacuzzi's were very large and perfectly heated. There is a firepit you can see from the outdoor jacuzzi. The meet and greet was super nice. They had popcorn, doughnuts and lemonaid. There are several books in the lobby to read and a large TV. The UK/Kansas game was on when we got back to the hotel and several patrons were watching and cheering. Very nice. There is a piano in the lobby and one of the ladies staying there played it during hte meet and greet. Rooms were super clean and the balcony was great. Its close enough to see the action in Pigeon Forge but far enough away to keep out the noise. There is a nice cinema and shopping center very close. Calhoun's and No Way Jose's is right infront of the hotel as well. All the staff was supper friendly and made us feel right at home. If you are really wanting a place that has it all, look no further than the Clarion! Book directly at their site and save $$.

Room Tip: There couldn't be a bad room anywhere at this hotel!
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Thank tran282
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2012

We appreciate the wonderful compliments. Our location is ideal in Walden's Landing where you can walk to the cinema(purchase your Super Saver movie tickets at the front desk), five restaurants, buy souvenirs at unique retail shops, play some putt-putt golf or tour the interactive attraction The Tomb. Also nearby is Magiquest and The Track with both places offering plenty of family fun. We offer many outstanding discounts to area shows, restaurants and shopping. Thank you for staying!

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

We spent only 2 nights and this hotel but had a wonderful experience. We have visited this area many times over the years and I have to say this would be one of the best hotels I have stayed at in the area. The staff was very friendly. My children loved the indoor pool and outdoor waterslide. Bonus was the free full breakfast and meet & greet each night with popcorn, baked cookies and lemonade. Something I also took advantage of was the massage chair & iced tea. I also won a prize they were giving away during our weekend! We will definately stay here again when we come back to the area which will be soon since we have Dollywood season passes.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2012

Thank you for the awesome compliments. I would like to thank all of my staff who deserve all the credit since they are the ones who service our guests. Kudos to the front desk staff: Bill, Sheila, Bruce, Amber, Matt, Kseniia, and our night manager Danny. Our kitchen staff: Edguardo, Alberto, Jaime & Arturo. The housekeepers: Nelly, April, Alexa, Marietta, Glenda, Jennifer, Idalia, Rosa, Beatriz, Adriana, and Lori. Juan our maintenance man. Hello to our newest staff member, Jamie who will be inspecting rooms and doing concierge services. I would also like to recognize and thank the hotel owners who are always here too. Thank you for staying and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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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 Spa Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#1 Business Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#2 Family Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pigeon Forge
Price Range: $47 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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