After staying in another chain hotel for several years we decided to try La Quinta Inn Pigeon Forge because of the no pet fee policy, we had been paying $20 a night for a bird. Upon check in we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The first room we stayed in (more on that latter) was typical of a room in that price range, with a slight moldy smell from the A/C unit, although unpleasant, tolerable. After a good night’s sleep on one of the most comfortable beds I’ve slept in, in a hotel, we woke up to what could only be a pack of unsupervised wild children in the room above us. I went to the front desk where I met Bill Willbanks, to find out if the pack of wild children would be spending another night dismantling the room above us. Mr. Willbanks informed me that they would be staying longer than my wife and I and offered to move us to another room on the top floor which we graciously accepted. Ahhhh, piece and quite. This room was bigger than the previous room but Mr. Willbanks gave us the same rate. It had the same moldy but tolerable smell from the A/C unit, but we didn’t intend to spend a lot of time in the room so we could live with it.
The free Breakfast wasn’t nothing to rave about, typical free hotel Breakfast.
Check out was a chore, not because of the staff, because the hotel has only two luggage carts and after waiting on one for over 15 minutes I decided to start lugging my belongings to my vehicle in hopes of a luggage cart making an appearance, no luck. But I did have a nice chat with the lady tending the front desk while waiting.
To sum it up, the stay was a pleasant experience in spite of the wild children and the smelly A/C units, the staff was more than accommodating and made the stay enjoyable. We will stay in this hotel again, we’ll just request the top floor in advance.
I would like to add that I towed a trailer to the hotel with my Can Am Spyder on it and the hotel staff had no problem allowing me to park the trailer in the lot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated La Quinta Inn Pigeon Forge-Dollywood is conveniently located near Dollywood, Dixie Stampeded, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and within reach of several popular stores and restaurants. Wake up to a delicious Free Bright Side BreakfastTM, which consists of egg patties, freshly baked biscuits, gravy, yogurt bar and plenty of delicious pastries. During summer time relax in the onsite seasonal outdoor swimming pool (*shared with sister property). All rooms are 100% non-smoking and feature amenities such as free wireless high-speed Internet access, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, and complimentary in-room safe. Grab a free USA Today in the lobby and allow our friendly staff to show you why the La Quinta Inn Pigeon Forge is the best hotel choice for you. We always welcome your four legged friend as we are pet friendly hotel (2 pets max with weight limitations)! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Quinta Inn Pigeon Forge Hotel Pigeon Forge
- La Quinta Pigeon Forge
- Pigeon Forge La Quinta