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Clarion Inn Dollywood Area
Ranked #5 of 92 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 December 2013

I read the MANY positive reviews of this property before making a reservation. You could say what I read influenced my first impression, and you would be right: I went in with very HIGH expectations.
We love the Choice Hotel chain and this is DEFINITELY one of our new favorite locations. We were visiting on a quick Christmas overnight getaway with our children and wanted to be near Christmas Place. This location was fantastic. In spite of being so close to all of the hub-bub of Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, the hotel area was not overrun and loud. When we were ready to rest, we retired to a quiet and restful room.
The check-in clerk was very friendly. The room was lovely, clean, and spacious. We arrived just past the "Meet and Greet" snacks and reception in the lobby (from 7-8 p.m.), but lemonade and coffee were kindly offered. Our children enjoyed a late night swim in the pool and Hubby enjoyed the water basketball goal. I was grateful for the offering of loaner books in the lobby and am working on convincing my husband that we need to go BACK so I can finish reading the other half of that novel. :-)
Breakfast was grand! There were omelets, waffles, sausage, bacon, biscuits and all the essentials, and the fresh fruit cups were such a pleasant surprise! Every staff member I encountered greeted me warmly and everything was very neat and accessible.
I'm not sure why it was there, but the step stool behind the door in our room was PERFECT for our smaller children to use to wash hands/brush teeth in the bathroom. I always find myself dragging an armchair into the bathroom for them to stand on to access the sink. They thought this step stool was in the room just to make things easier and safer for them, and I let them believe that to be true.
We'll certainly plan to stay at this location on future visits to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg. You've won our hearts and our business!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

Nice room, excellent bathroom, clean building, good rate, friendly people, great location, and decent breakfast. Not much more to say. We will stay there again. Give them a shot next time you are in town.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Sitting at work and thinking of our special Clarion Hotel in Pigeon Forge. We are heading back this coming saturday for our 1st. anniversary. When we stayed for our honeymoon we decided the Clarion is where we would go every year for our special day. Looking forward to seeing Scott and his staff and enjoying all that is offered at the best hotel in East Tenn. Folks if you are looking for a treat, look no further than the Clarion.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2013

Congratulations on your One Year Anniversary and our staff looks forward to serving you here at the Hotel where it all began. We will always look forward to our returning guests coming back to their Home away from Home. There is always something special about celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or special occasion in a place where the memories were created. We hope that this stay and every stay will be better then the last!

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Reviewed 11 December 2013

We stayed here December 2012 for the first time and just knew from that experience, this was the place to stay this year on our celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary. We arrived on Nov. 30th (for a 5 night stay) and was greeted with a smile and welcome from Ian. I told him we were staying there for our second stay to celebrate our anniversary. At the time (we arrived early), a room was not ready for us and he told us he would have one ready by 2:00. So we drove around for a while and came back a little after 2 and he said he had a room ready for us. What a surprise when we opened the door and there laying on the counter was a paper saying "Happy Anniversary from the Clarion Staff" along with 2 tickets to the movie theater. That really brought a smile to both of us. Thank you so much!
The room was very clean and neat with all the necessities for a comfortable stay. We always stay at least 5 nights and we always had everything in the room that we needed. The cleaning staff was very kind as we often met them every morning as we prepared to leave for the day.
Each morning of our stay, we went down to the dining area for a breakfast fit for a king. I can honestly say that the breakfast is better than I have had at some restaurants. All of the staff in the breakfast area also were very friendly and helpful. One morning while enjoying our breakfast, the General Manager, Scott Ellis, came into the dining area and welcomed us to the Clarion. This is not the first time in meeting Scott. He is a super guy with a love for people and he really has something to be proud of with the facility and his staff.
If you want to be pampered by the best people in the hospitality business, then you have got to give this place a try. Believe me, you will not be disappointed! We will see you all again next December!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2013

Thank you for all the wonderful compliments as our staff works very hard together to make your stay a good one. The Clarion Inn ownership is very prideful of all their staff and what they have here. They always look forward to serving you and all the staff takes pride in their work. I have been privileged and honored to work with this staff and our owners for these past 4 years. This holiday season will be a reflective one as I am grateful to have met the many customers we have from all walks of life and to have had the honor to work with such great folks that are here at the Clarion Inn Pigeon Forge!

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Have always considered Trip Advisor reviews, but never written one. This experience, however deserves to be commended. All the hotel amenities are indeed top of line, not lacking in any area. But, what would the greatest hotel be without the respectful, committed service of the people who work there? Our dealings were mostly with the front desk afternoon shift, who couldn't have served us with more excellence, from the time of making reservations with Adam then working on extending our room stay with Ashley. When we met them in person we felt like we already knew them. Corey was also so helpful in directing us when we had some minor car trouble. The hotel was quite busy with groups when we were there for 4 days early December, but as I expressed to the Day Manager, Jon - these people not only served well, but sincerity was evident. We were made to feel important - never rushed, or slighted due to the high demands of a full house which they are responsible to meet. No lack of excellent service either by the breakfast room staff, including the man making the delicious omelets. Thank you, Clarion, for your hard work in keeping this hotel so clean and pleasing in every way - wish you weren't so far away!
Carol
Lockport, IL

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Our staff and management appreciate your kind words and for returning to your Home away from Home. We know that coming to the mountains from distant locations of the Country can be a long trip. That's why we try to do and have every amenity in place that we can in order to make your stay more enjoyable and less hassle free. If you need to get attraction or show tickets and even book them in advance, you can do that at the front desk anytime after you have made your reservation or in person. This saves you money and time. There are all kinds of amenities and services the hotel has, just ask our front desk. Thank you for making us your go to hotel.

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Great front desk staff (Ian), one of the best breakfast bars, good pool and clean rooms. Took grand kids two weekends in row and they really loved the pool and breakfast. Were great in helping with an early check-in.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Thank you for choosing the Clarion Inn and it can be convenient to check in early when you live close here in the East Tennessee area. We like to accommodate our guests early when we can because we know they are anxious to get any vacation time started as soon as they can. When coming to the Clarion you can always call and see if your room is ready yet so you can come on in, otherwise you might want to stop for lunch before arrival. Just knowing ahead of time helps. Our guests convenience and comfort are the most important things to our staff and they love knowing you enjoyed your stay. Thank you again for choosing us and we look forward to your next stay.

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

We are a tour company that deals entirely in group travel. Our driver had a group at this hotel over the weekend. His quote was:
"Hotel is absolutely 5 star!!! Great place, location, breakfast, people, beautiful rooms!!!

Jon Bentley was wonderful to work with and took great care of our group! We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Scott_Ellis, General Manager at Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2013

We are so glad your group enjoyed their stay and we hope they have found a Home away from Home here at the Clarion Inn. Our group travel Manager (Jon Bentley) is very good at putting packages together for groups complete with food, entertainment and stay so if you are a group coming to this area he can help put all that together. We appreciate your business and again our staff appreciates the compliments and your review.

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Address: 124 Waldens Main Street, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4270
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Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Pigeon Forge
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#2 Family Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pigeon Forge
Price Range: £46 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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