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“Incredible Christmas with Family” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shular Inn Hotel
Ranked #44 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Apopka
1 review
“Incredible Christmas with Family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2008

Just wanted to say Thank you again for making my christmas surprise for my family extra special. The rooms were extra large and exceptionally clean. The staff was not only informative, but went out of their way to be helpful. Not only will I return, but I will recommend your accomodations to my co-workers, family and friends. We will make this a new Christmas Tradition.

  • Liked — Cleanliness of the rooms
  • Disliked — I could not stay longer
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank pammyApopka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2008

When the Econo Lodge Riverside was over booked the next morning, they told us about one of their sister hotels, the Shular Inn. We also checked with their other sister hotel, the Red Roof Inn, but it was also booked. When we requested a quote, the manager told us it was was $40/night for a room. But, when we returned with a different person at the front desk, she told us it would be $60. The manager quickly fixed the problem, gave us the previous price, and upgraded us to a "premium room". The first problem that we saw was that there were two buildings. One had the office, indoor pool, and half of the rooms. Another had the breakfast room, outdoor pool (very small, I might add), and of course, the other rooms. So, we had to drag our luggage all the way to the second building, about a quarter of a mile away from the main building. At least the breakfast room was close. When we arrived, we saw that the room was the exact same, but with a kitchenette that had a full-size fridge, range, microwave, and old, chipped china. But, this was low priority, considering we wouldn't be using it. Our family could hear the noises of the children in the outdoor pool. Thankfully, unlike the indoor pool, which is open 24 hours, the outdoor pool closed at around 8 pm. The beds were mediocre with old, and slightly sticky sheets. The next morning brought a "hot breakfast" of biscuits, gravy, and the normal hotel breakfast fare of cereal, bagels, etc. I don't consider biscuits and gravy "hot breakfast" at all. We could tell that these rooms were in need of renovation, even though they claimed that they had underwent them. Thankfully, it was only a one night stay, as it was the final day of our trip. I wouldn't recommend staying here, unless it's late in the night and most of the other hotels in the area are booked, or if you are looking for a cheap hotel room. Please note that the "$39.99" hotel room price is only for a simple queen room, something that we weren't told by management.

  • Liked — Good Location, Cheap
  • Disliked — Front Desk gave us different prices, Very Old Facilities, Room Was in Different Building a Quarter of a Mile Away
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank cwest117
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Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2008

In October 08 my granddaughter and I spent a weekend in the Smokies. The hotel room was clean, but very outdated. Heating and Cooling unit would not work properly at all. Kept us up most of the evenings with its loud on/off on/off on/off noises. Desk clerks were more interested in who was on the phone than the guests they had in front of them.

Seems the Shular has lost a lot of its Touch.....Years ago it use to be a really nice place to stay and wasnt too overly priced. With all the new hotels in the area........they need to lower their prices to compensate for the outdated rooms.

Will be staying somewhere else next year.

Disappointed.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Outdated
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank TennesseeBravesGirl
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Kentucky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2008

We stayed at the Shular Inn from Sunday through Tuesday in September. We thought we would miss the car show traffic since one show was the weekend before and one was after. We were wrong! Evidently some people come down the first weekend and stay until the next weekend. This would be OK but the Shular Inn allows people to park their show cars on the property and this makes trying to maneuver the parking lot a challenge in the front. Not to mention we were woke up numerous times during the night by squeeling tires, loud engines, etc. When we told the front desk about the problem of the noise, their response was "are you sure it was here?" I know it was there because I walked out on the balcony and saw and heard it. When we called Shular Inn and booked our rooms we requested to be in building B (They have two buildings divided by a street) because this is where the breakfast is located from 7-10am and someone in our group was in a wheelchair and it would be easier if we didn't have to cross the street. The lady at the front desk said that would be no problem, all our rooms would be in building B. At check in we were put in building A. When we asked why they said they had a group staying that wanted to be in building B so we got bumped.

The other workers we encountered on the property were nice and friendly. The front desk workers could take some lessons from them! So to sum it up: If you like rude front desk people, being woke up at 3:00am by car engines and tires, not being put in the building you were told you would be in, then the Shular Inn is for you!

  • Liked — Room was clean
  • Disliked — Rude front desk, noise all night long, reservations changed to accommodate someone else
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank KentuckyWildcat_Fans
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Charleston, West Virginia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2008

This was a very clean place. I walked in around 1:30pm on Saturday, August 23, 2008 and asked for a room for 2 adults and 2 kids. The rate was 68.00 plus tax. The room was very clean and the hotel was nice. Had 2 pools. One inside with a small baby pool. Also had a jacuzzi. Both were clean and warm.
The other pool was across the street in the back. Had a small but nice continental breakfast also across the backstreet in the other half of their hotel. Will stay here again! I have stayed at some real nasty places in pigeon forge and was really scared to even try another place. But this was really great!

Stayed August 2008
Helpful?
Thank devotee6
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jonesville
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2008

Our stay at the Shular Inn was average. The room was average for the price, but the carpet was dirty, the sink leaked and there was never enough towels. Also, both the indoor and outdoor pools needed to be cleaned. On the plus side, the beds were very comfortable, the breakfast was good and even though the indoor pool needed cleaning, it was opened 24 hours a day. With teenagers, that is a must. For the price, it was o.k. Like most people on vacation, you only stay in the hotel room a very limited amount of time.

Stayed August 2008
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Thank nursebates
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Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2008

My sons and I stayed at the Shular for 3 nights. I thought that the indoor and outdoor pools were very very nice. I did not enjoy the hotel breakfast. It seemed as if there wasn't a wide enough selection and there wasn't quite enough food to go around. If you are going to book a room there, I would advise that you specifically ask for a room in the back building. This hotel has 2 seperate buildings which are divided by a street. I think that the back building is newer, and the rooms were much nicer there than in the front building which borders the main street.

  • Liked — Both pool areas were very very nice
  • Disliked — Didn't like the initially assigned hotel room in the front building. It was cramped and smelly
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank bandjzmom
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Property: Shular Inn Hotel
Address: 2708 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-5256
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Pigeon Forge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Romantic Hotel in Pigeon Forge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shular Inn Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a family-friendly, elegantly affordable hotel in the heart of Pigeon Forge within walking distance of area attractions and popular restaurants. 198 beautiful rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, free continental breakfast, and more await you. ... more   less 
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