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Clarion Inn Dollywood Area
Ranked #5 of 92 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence
Crossville, Tennessee
1 review
“The best place to stay in Pigeon Forge Tennessee.”
Reviewed December 20, 2010

Our family usually visits Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg at least twice a year and usually stay at the same place each time we visit. We looked on the internet and found the Clarion Inn. It looked and sounded nice so we called to make reservations. Our first impression was the desk clerk. She was incredibly nice and helpful. When we arrived it was more than we expected. The rooms were clean and very nicely furnished. They have a game room with FREE massage chairs. The exercise room was clean and equiped with modern exercise machines. The pool stayed open until 2am. We have found a new place to stay for years to come.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 21, 2010
THANK YOU FOR THE COMPLIMENTS OF HAVING "THE BEST PLACE IN PIGEON FORGE, TN." Clarion Inn doesn't have to rely on high rates or using minimum length of stays to manipulate guest or get them to stay longer or shorter than their time off or vacations will allow. Our hotel is a top-ranked subsidary part of Choice Hotels and we want you to have a CHOICE in what you want to do and the freedom to do with your time and money what you want to. So when you chose to consider a place to in Pigeon Forge, TN, please come to consider us for your choice. Thank you for all you comments and wonderful words of praise.
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Lebanon, Tennessee
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Reviewed December 16, 2010

We really enjoyed our stay and the Management and staff were so nice and helpful. Clarion Inn will be our hotel of choice when we visit Pigeon Forge.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 16, 2010
Thank you so very much for all the compliments and describing the hotel as "FANTASTIC." This means a lot to the owners, management and staff when we are raising the bar on the other hotels in the area. We want to be the "PREMIERE" hotel. Not the highest rates, not the lowest rates but just somewhere comfortably in the middle. With low rated hotels, you sometimes have to wonder about the cleanliness and bed bugs and other undersirable incidents that can put a damper on your vacation or trip real quick. Then you usually find yourself stuck with no way to get a refund and bear through a situation you would rather not. This is our commitment to a quality stay, guest services second to none and a personal attention like you have never seen before at any other hotel of our level. Most say, "This is not your normal Clarion." This hotel is not renovated and was built brand spanking new and comes with all the bells and whistles that would be expected of a hotel of this stature. Which would you rather rent a brand new car that is clean and runs well or a old jalopy that is constantly breaking down and in sore need of endless repair and addtional costs. Same at Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge...no hidden fees....resort fees. small print or even safe fees....everything is mostly in the room rate....We thank those that appreciate what we are doing here at Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge and though trail blazing and trying new things no other hotel is doing is daunting but the smiles of satisfaction, contentment and appreciation on the faces of our many guests makes all the hard work, attention to detail and constant preparation all worth while in knowing it is a job that is well done. Thank you so very much to everyone for putting us where we are today....#1...cause there is no room for second place. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in 2011.
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed December 16, 2010

We would like to thank the staff for our wonderful vist to Pigeon Forge. It was great, we now know where we will stay for years to come!!!!
Awesome location, and beautiful Hotel !!!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 18, 2010
Thank you for your compliments and describing Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge as an excellent place to stay. The staff is friendly and always ready and willing to help no matter the situation. The hotel is brand new, just newly finished and completed IN SEPTEMBER OF 2010. Thank you so very much for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Happy Holidays!!
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Friendsville, Tennessee
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Reviewed December 13, 2010

My 5-year-old daughter and I stayed at this hotel for a weekend shopping trip in Pigeon Forge. The hotel is located near all of the outlet malls and Dollywood. The room and bath are very nice, clean and new. Room service is available and is delivered from Calhouns which is just steps away from the hotel. The balcony is small, just enough room for two chairs and the views from the units on the front of the building are probably better than the one we had on the back which consisted of a gas station and a few old cabins. My daughter enjoyed large flat screen television and the indoor pool. There is also a small outdoor lazy river and two hot tubs. The free breakfast was great, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, muffins, danish, fruit. I wanted a hotel in a good location where I could feel secure staying alone with my young daughter and this one turned out to be a great choice. I will be staying here again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 15, 2010
Thank you very much for all your compliments and insightful review information that was provided. We want all to feel safe and secure at Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge here in Tennessee. We keep trying to improve more and more with each passing day, we learn and learn better ways to services more efficiently and effectively with all the guests, staff, management and owners all winning together. That is why I love working with guests. If you take the time in life to listen to others, you just may learn alot. Remember alot of research and analysis of the area, markets, valule, pricing and service went to what is considered Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge. Tankless water heaters, high efficiency lighting, costly wallpaper that is porous to help prevent mold, artificial mulch to save on the planet and enviroment. The hotel is about as GREEN as you can get. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION is the most important amenity of the hotel other than clean rooms, free wi-fi and the breakfast presentation and display. Being comfortable is also one of the #1 top-rated when it come to the beds, furniture, movement and privacy with the enclosed water closets and private balconies. The outdoor and indoor water facilities, ideas that were done by the owners, are provided in such combinations that have probably never anywhere other than a major attraction waterpark itself. Now for a hotel to do it in combination with all the other wonderful amenities a hat has and stilling being tipped to the owners. This is what Pigeon
Forge and the surrrouning area has needed for such a long time in a hotel. Thank for everything and especially for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again on your next great stay here at Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge. Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you.
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Dalton, Georgia
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Reviewed December 13, 2010

We stayed there on Dec 11, 2010. The place was immaculate, great place to stay. Staff was very friendly, and helpful. The extra activities at the hotel were great. It seems hard to find a staff, that cares anymore but this one seems to actually care about their guests. Breakfast was great more, we will definitely stay there again!!!

Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 13, 2010
We greatly appreciate and welcome the great comments and compliments of your stay here on Dec 11, 2010. We work very hard to keep Clarion Inn - Pigeon Forge as immaculate, and as wonderful, great place to stay. Our staff want to be very friendly, and helpful. During the winter months things can get very boring around for guests and "cabin fever can set in." The extra activities at the hotel are just beginning as we take more and more of what the guests tell us. You can thank Jewel, one of our front desk guest service agents for the colored crayons and the pictures of Santa and word searches that adults and kids love alike. It does seem hard to find a staff, that cares anymore but, YES, this one NATURALLY INCLINED AND DEVELOPED to actually care about their guests. The breakfast is second to none and we are glad you will definitely stay there again!!! Look forward to even more and more activities for everyone. Thanks and Happy, Happy Holidays!!!!!!!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed December 11, 2010

I can not say enough about Tim, his managers and staff here at the Clarion Inn in Pigeon Forge. I book our reservation based on the reviews I had read about this hotel. I can say without any hesitation, this has to be one of the greatest stays I have had ever.
Tim and his staff have gone out of the way to make sure we had everything we needed and was there to make sure our visit to the area was perfect. From advise on shows to see, and places to eat, they were there to help. Not to mention discounts to restaurants and area attractions. Basically they personally take responsibility in making sure your stay is perfect. Tim, thank you so much for such an enjoyable Christmas vacation gift.
With appreciation,
Charlotte Couple

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 15, 2010
We are greatly humbled, thankful and appreciative of all the kind and wonderful compliments regarding the guest services, conceirge services and level of hospitality that is extended at CLARION INN-PIGEON FORGE here in the great state of Tennessee. This exactly the type of compliments and comments that tell us that we are getting the job done and the news is spreading fast. More and More people are recommending Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge due to the service, amenities and activities. Many of the ideas came from the ownership, management, staff and many, many excellent reviews on TripAdvisor from guests and patrons of CLARION INN-PIGEON FORGE. I have personally seen the owner and staff read the text from reviews and then the owner personally apply special touches such as improvements to the Grand Deluxe Breakfast Buffet Bar,Jewel providing coloring papers and crayons for the little ones, and Christmas book to be read by the stone fireplace in the Grand Lobby, Scott on the addition of the massage chairs, the owner on the heating of the outside pool and water facilities, management and Robert Keefer on the beginning of the Elvis Tribute Performance and the owner on having I-Pads for use, free of charge, in the Grand Lobby,which is something that I have not seen done anywhere before. Many do not know the Canopy cost over a quarter of a million dollars, the water facilities over a million, the fitness center, alone 25,000 dollars, complete with tv's on everything including on the wall. The hotel itself as a whole cost over 11 million to build plus add in a couple million for the land. Sometimes our rate maybe just a lil' higher but gosh look at all the money you save from having to go out to get, what some may consider somewhat inferior services outside of hotel to getting them free, at a higher quality even inside the Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge. Now that is saving you a tremendous amount of money. As said before, everything provided is all-inclusive here at Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge, no skimpy breakfast here, no cheap old computer in the lobby called a Express Biz Center, quality staff and housekeeping and conceirge services that is second to none. The rate is meaningless unless you truly get what you pay for and you do at Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge. We may not be perfect, but we get it right most generally alot or we make it right as quickly as possible. We, here at Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge are proud to serve you and look forward to every opppurtunity when you return to stay with us again and again. We have some guests stay as much as 7-8 times already in the last 9 months of 2010. Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas and A Happy New Year from all of us to all of you, including those at TripAdvisor. Thank you for making 2010 a super great year.
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Axton, Virginia
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Reviewed December 11, 2010

Traveling in the area for business purposes and booked my stay with the Clarion Inn. This place is incredible... First of all you wake from a very comfortable nights sleep to go down to the free breakfast that is marvelous (everything you can imagine)! Then its off to the game room to get a message in the newly installed message chairs. The message gets you ready for a days work or whatever you may be going to do. This property just keeps adding amenities for there guest, they know how to treat people. I pulled some of the pictures from Facebook of this place because words just do not do just deserves...

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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TimTallent, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this review, December 13, 2010
Thank you very much on your compliments. We try to appeal to businesses and the coporate world as well as to all walks of life with families, friends and to people of all ages. We have something for it seems for everyone to do with the level of compliments we are receiving. We have been awarded #1 rating in the business section as being ranked #1 of both the hotels listed in Pigeon Forge and as well being awarded the #1, top ranked hotel in the entire state of Tennessee. We are very appreciative of this and thank all our wonderful guests, both of the leisure status and those that stay with us on business. We want you to enjoy yourselves during your stay with us and please don't hesitate to ever let us know if you ever need anything, if some adjustment needs to be made or if we can assist and help you in any way. We will be adding more and more amenities, so you haven't seen nothing yet....just the tip of the iceberg.
We want people to have fun in their stay with us, not just a room, but a experience. It's one thing to be surrounded by Christmas decorations covering everything up but having real things to interact with and do something during this winter than just being stuck in your room. Watch for the parrots, Elvis, the carriage rides, I-Pads in the Grand Lobby, the massage chairs, and the wonderful Grand Deluxe Breakfast Buffet that is top-rated in Tennessee. We welcome and hope that you enjoy us as much as we enjoy serving you and exceeding your expectations. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us here at Clarion Inn-Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We look forward to seeing you again.
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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
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#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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