Great location, I will say that, and we loved having a balcony that overlooked the strip. But otherwise we were a bit underwhelmed. Rooms were clean but needed a few repairs. Beds were fairly comfortable. Staff didn't really interact with us much aside from check-in. The breakfast leaves MUCH to be desired--NO substantial proteins offered. They have biscuits & gravy, donuts, waffles, cereal, oatmeal, bread, peanut butter/jelly. Very carb heavy. If you stay here, I recommend going out to eat the night before, and save some of your entree to have with breakfast. This helped us a lot since we did a lot of hiking while in the park. They do have a nice pool (both indoor & outdoor), a nice kids pool/play area, and a great hot tub, which you need after a long day of hiking. Really, if you're coming to town for hiking & shows and eating & don't plan to spend much of your time at the hotel, it's fine, but just don't expect many frills.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a 7 storey, 105 rooms hotel located in the heart of the action packed Pigeon Forge (at the foothills of the Smoky Mountain National Park) and within walking distance to moderately priced restaurants and other attractions in the area. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel sits at the center of The Island in Pigeon Forge, a new shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the heart of the city. Rise 200 feet above the city for the best view of the mountains in one of the climate-controlled, enclosed gondolas on The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel! Don’t forget to stick around after dark and catch the wheel as it lights up for a spectacular LED light show! The Island is located right behind our hotel. Also, the new LeCont Convention Center in Pigeon Forge is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013 and is within a walking distance from our hotel.We are very close to the entrance of the Dollywood Amusement Park and Dixie Stampede. We offer complimentary continental breakfast, high speed wireless internet, exercise room, game room, conference room, indoor heated pool, hot tub and a seasonal outdoor pool with a kiddie pool. Our hotel is 100% non-smoking and is not pet friendly. Large and well-lit parking is available at no extra charge. Our clean and comfortable guest rooms (with 2 queen size beds or a single king size bed) are spacious with private balconies and offer wireless internet and free local calls in addition to refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Our rooms on the front side of the hotel offer great view of the smoky mountains. The city’s trolley stop is conveniently located in front of our hotel. We are also close to many shopping outlet malls. Both Gatlinburg and Sevierville are within short driving distances. We are approximately 10 miles from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.Come, stay with us and enjoy our Southern Hospitality! Our friendly staff will be happy to help make your stay enjoyable and memorable. ... more less
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