I generally stay in hotels in larger cities, but needed a getaway in the mountains. I used my reliable Trip Advisor to find a nice hotel in the Pigeon Forge area. The Clarion Inn was highly rated and I called and made my reservations. The hotel is located in a business / retail area and centrally located. The front desk staff is very helpful. The room was clean and the housekeepers did a good job.
My only disappointment is the breakfast bar. It is hyped up when you make your reservation. The breakfast bar was small and overcrowded, although management stated the dining area would be enlarged very soon. The disappointment is the hype, the food is similar to a Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn express. The claim is the omelet station. That is a disappointment, the staff would only use so little liquid egg, the omelet, if you want to call it an omelet is paper thin. When I asked the staff member to use more egg, he said management told them to cut back on the portion.
Overall it is a nice hotel with a breakfast bar similar to other hotels in the area.
- 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