The exterior of the hotel is lovely and looked promising. The lobby area was clean but the owners went overboard with all the “Gone with the Wind” memorabilia. Our room was bigger than a standard hotel room but the style was old, outdated with ugly wallpaper and comforters. It was like staying at great grandma’s house.
In addition to the 2 queen beds, there was a pull-out sofa. The sleeper sofa was terrible because the springs were shot and my son fell right through. It needs to be replaced. There was a sink in the bathroom and another sink outside of the bathroom which was handy. The room had a mini-fridge but no microwave. There is a microwave available in the breakfast area on the 2nd floor. Housekeeping needs to do a better job vacuuming. The carpet was filthy around the room edges (as my mom was fond of saying, “rooms aren’t round, clean the edges) and on the sides of the beds/furniture.
The outdoor/indoor pools, lazy river and spa were all very small but clean. The helicopter tours right across the street are a big problem. When trying to relax poolside, they fly by very low and loud. It was very annoying.
The continental breakfast was promoted as a “deluxe hot breakfast with over 20 items” – it was not – make your own waffles, biscuits & gravy, canned fruit, cereal, donuts, muffins and the occasional bacon strip is far from a deluxe hot breakfast!
Finally, the location is very inconvenient. It is too far from the attractions in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. During peak times, it took an hour to go the seven miles to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is fourteen miles away. You spend most of your time sitting in traffic.
There are better hotels in the area – keep shopping around!
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Inn Willow River Hotel Sevierville
- Clarion Willow River
- Clarion Hotel Sevierville
- Clarion Sevierville
- Sevierville Clarion