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Clarion Inn Willow River
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Sevierville
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Surprising Find for a Last Minute Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stopped here at the end of Day 1 of a cross country roadtrip. This was not planned and we got a great last minute deal on a third party booking site just an hour before check-in.

We arrived after dark, and approaching this hotel is "grand and stately". The exterior of this property is well maintained and looks like something you would see from decades ago. The good care of the property continued into the lobby which was cozy and inviting.

We had a room on the 2nd floor near the rear of the property. The room was well appointed and very well kept. You can tell that this property is an older but very well maintained property.

It was not until we woke the next morning, to find out that there was a beautiful river off the balcony of our room. We also enjoyed a 2nd Floor Lobby continental breakfast, where the offerings were very nice indeed.

For the price we paid, we thought that this was a very good stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you like Gone With The Wind you will really like this place. There is all kinds of Gone With The Wind move memorabilia. They have free hot apple cider and coffee in the lobby also with some seating and a T.V. (which I took advantage of) Also the breakfast was very good and eating there saved us money. There is one indoor pool (open 24 hrs.) with a hot tub next to it and an outdoor pool with a lazy river next to it. The indoor pool and lazy river was nice temp. but the indoor pool was a little on the cold side. I also liked how the two queen bedrooms had a sofa couch. which was perfect for us (4 adults and a teen) I would like to of been closer to everything but overall was very happy!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice property which can be booked at a very competative rate via online express booking sites, The room, grounds and staff were very nice. The bed and wifi were servicable but not outstanding. The complimentary breakfast was better than average. As I was in the area on business the location worked for me. However, if you are planning on visiting Pigeon Fork and Gatlinburg, prepare for a rather long drive due to heavy traffic. Were I vacationing I would stay closer to activities.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Because of all the great reviews and then all the awards on display in the lobby, we expected to be wowed by this hotel. It does look very nice in the public areas, but we were a bit disappointed with our tired-looking room. The beds seemed rather old and saggy and didn't have those nice mattress toppers that more modern hotels have, and the pillows were very, very thin--I was glad we got a 2 queen bed room so we had extra pillows as we needed to double them up.

We did sleep all right and the shower was quite nice with a very refreshing spray (not too sharp as many hotels have). The breakfast we could have done without: not well set up and it took forever to get anything. People insisted on waiting in line rather than just going directly for the item they wanted. (I think it's a Southern thing.) We opted for eating out the 2nd morning. But if you like biscuits and gravy, waffles, bread, bagels, and cereal, you'll do all right. There were also hard boiled eggs and bacon. Oh and a heavy-on-the-melon fruit salad.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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SW Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

For those of you who have watched Gone with the Wind or love the scenery of the movie, you will like this Inn. The lobby is beautiful, and looks like something that would have come out of Hollywood! My wife and I enjoyed three nights here and loved all three days. And since we were here for rest and relaxation we enjoyed a room with a Whirlpool and a fireplace. The fireplace didn't do us much good since we stayed here in the summer, but the whirlpool was large enough for two full sized adults! This hotel hasn't updated their televisions yet, they still have the old style tv's but they were in good condition with a great picture, so no problem there! If there was anything that I would improve, it would have been the breakfast area. This is a very good sized Inn, and the size of dining area was small in comparison, and it wasn't unusual for the area to be full without a table to spare. If this is all I would say could be improved, this place is doing great! The breakfast items where your typical items, waffles, cereal, juice, and pastries. We would definitely come back for another stay, hopefully next time it will be in the winter so we can enjoy the fireplace!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

I've stayed here many times over the years and never had a bad experience. The place is always very clean and decorated beautiful. Breakfast setting clean and well stocked.
It's a little far from the main attractions in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, but we usually stay at least one night on way to or from Smokies. For some reason I need to stay at least once if I'm in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

24hr pool and hot tub is great. Also have a heated outdoor pool and lazy river that was a lot of fun for the kids. Beautiful hotel. Nice breakfast. Little bit away from everything. That's the way we like it.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Clarion Inn Willow River
Address: 1990 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876-5502
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Sevierville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Sevierville
#3 Family Hotel in Sevierville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn Willow River 2.5*
Number of rooms: 89
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