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Clarion Inn Dollywood Area
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Reviewed September 25, 2010

This is a new hotel that is well staffed by FRIENDLY NICE people that make you feel welcome ! It has a great breakfast (free) and all the facilities are new and nice ! The rooms are very comfortable and extra nice . All the people that work there are nice and helpful . We moved here on our trip after staying at another place for 2 nights ; yes , the first place was cheaper , but did not compare with this place AT ALL ! It was well worth the extra money , and , we WILL stay here again if we stay in Pigeon Forge . It is also very close to everything in the area and sits off the main busy road , so you can sneak off the 'back way' and avoid sitting in traffic !!!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2010

Thank you and we welcome the compliments about the new hotel with all the many amenities and our wonderful, friendly staff who take pride and enjoy serving our guests. Every point has been made by the management to not take any shortcuts regarding our services provided, especially the breakfast , which has been called a "big, farm-fresh country breakfast;" As the old saying goes you get what you pay for." The breakfast is free! Not being on the busy, noisy parkway makes for peace and quiet and easy in and out while avoiding most of the traffic. We'll look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed September 24, 2010

The hotel was great. Very Clean, great breakfast, near attractions within walking distance and trolly.

Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2010

Thank you for complimenting the cleaniness of Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge. It is a brand new hotel, a cut above the rest, and much inspection and follow-up is done to ensure the quality of your stay and experience with us. The location was chosen to put you exactly like you said, within walking distance of Walden's Landing, which is full of shops and stores for your shopping pleasure along a brand new movie cinema, opening Oct.15, 2010. On your way to the trolley, maybe on your next visit, try out the Five Guys Burger and Fries, Smoky Mountain Brewery and Calhoun's for your dining pleasure.

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Reviewed September 21, 2010

We stayed @Clarion Inn Sept 17-19 for Grand Rod Runs. I was not disappointed! This place is fabulous! The rooms cost a little more this time of year. At this place, you really get what you pay for. The rooms were extremely nice. They had a great hot buffet breakfeast with hot & cold foods. Good variety. Not just doughnuts. It is located just behind the Parkway. Close enough to walk to everything without having to get out in the traffic. The room were very plush w/everything you needed. Even had the best pillows I have ever had in a hotel. I checked the rates everywhere before I booked. I checked all of the sites that claim to have the best rates & checked TripAdvisor faithfully. I booked straight thru the Clarion. Some of the other hotels & motels on the Parkway were even higher. This hotel just opened up in Spring 2010. TripAdvisor was right on the money. It pays to listen to what other people rate things. I go to the Smokies several times thru the year. I will stay here again!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2010

Thank you so very much for all the wonderful compliments and comments. Finally, there is a place you can stay in Pigeon Forge, that is luxury but affordable. Much time and evaluation at Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge goes into finding out what the guest really wants and needs and providing them with what we like to call "home away from home." Many hotels claim to give amenities, but then "nickel and dime" you to get you to pay for them. Here at Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge everything is all-inclusive in the room rate.

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Reviewed September 20, 2010

The Clarion had everything we needed:
- helpful, friendly staff
- clean, spacious, up-to-date rooms, comfy bed
- we stayed during rod weekend, but we had no problems with noise issues
- Great breakfast - with bacon, sausage, eggs, gravy, omelet & waffle station - Yum!!
- Easy access in and out
- Great pool area, outdoor pool, hot tub, water slide and lazy river - will have to go back and take the kids, but even if the weather's bad the indoor pool and hot tub are super too!
We would recommend the Clarion to anyone - we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2010

Thank you for the compliment of providing you "with everything you needed." Training of staff and personnel at Clarion Inn-Pigeon in customer service is a top priority, in a time when most customer service is thrown out the window and money is dominant. The breakfast was designed to satisfy even the hungriest appetite. Watch for new items each day as you will never get bored with the same-old day after day breakfast with us. The lazy river, the huge waterslide, the kids splash zone, the outdoor lounge area, outdoor firepit and hot tubs were designed with all ages in mind and to have something for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for recommending us and we look forward to seeing you when you come back and stay again.
P.S. Watch for our chef who makes waffles, pancakes and ready made to order omelets.

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Reviewed September 20, 2010

This hotel is a wonderful place to stay. They made sure that everything was taken
care of. The breakfast was great! They had a variety to offer including made-to-order
omelets and waffles. The bar included sausage, bacon, biscuit, gravy, cereal, bagels and doughnuts. In the late evening there was popcorn, lemonade, and doughnuts.There is an indoor pool, with water slide, lazy river, and splash pad. There is also an outdoor hot tub
with sitting area which includes a fire pit. The rooms were very clean! They included
a mini kitchen with refrigerator and microwave. We had a queen double and was very
comfortable. My dad had gotten ill in the middle of the night and the lady on duty in the office was very helpful in getting us directions to the nearest hospital and taking down info for the other family members who remained at the hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2010

Thank you for all the compliments on the breakfast and the indoor and outdoor water facilities which include also an indoor water basketball goal, including basketballs, outdoor football pass goal and in pool lounge chairs and super big rafts to ride in the lazy river, provided by River Rat Rafting of Townsend, TN. The evening time snacks was started by in response of a recommendation of by one of guests. This evening time of fellowship with our guest now includes Otis Spunkmeyer cookies to the delight of all ages. Also the safety and security of all our guests at all time is our upmost priority. We are happy to serve you in you time of need and look forward to again in the future.

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