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.
*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
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Pigeon Forge