Myself, my husband, and my two children stayed at the Inn at Christmas Place this past Friday and Saturday night. You get the wow factor when you pull up to this awesome hotel. Parking was ample and front row was available. Two bellman were at the door to greet us and open the doors. Check-in was quick and easy-its on the 2nd floor when you come in the front entrance btw. The lobby is beautiful and my kids were like WOW! Complimentary coffee was available on a table behind the check-in desk. I believe White Christmas, Breakfast Blend, and decaf were the three available. There was a very short wait for an elevator.
Once you get on the 4th floor, go to the left and on the corner there is a drink, snack, and ice machine. You have to have your room key to enter. There is no ATM onsite, but they do have change for dollars in the lobby. Next to the snack room is a laundry room. There is one commercial washer and dryer. Surprisingly, the dryer is very efficient and didn't need any extra quarters. Tide detergent, bleach, and fabric softener are available for $1.
We had a room with a balcony. When we walked in, the scent in the room smelled great and Christmasy. To the right is a "kitchenette" area with a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, 4 glasses with coasters, and cabinets and drawers. There is also a cabinet with an iron and ironing board. To the left is an awesome bathroom- looong ample counter space, nice decor, and a tub with hot water that lasts through 4 showers. The towels are white, big, and soft and good smelling shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and shower cap provided. The Sleep in Heavenly Peace mattress is the most comfy mattress I've ever slept on times ten and I have a new brand name pillowtop at home. The bed is so cozy with a white sheet, thin blanket, another white sheet, and a down comforter on top along two fluffy pillows. We had a flat screen tv and dvd player on a large dresser with a nice reindeer garland display on top as well as a nightstand with a lamp and an alarm clock was also a cd player. Beside the 2nd bed was a large armchair with a Christmas tree pillow. Beside the dresser was a small table with a tabletop lit tasteful Christmas tree and two upholstered chairs. The balcony had two wicker chairs and a table and the view had mountains on all sides. The paintings on the wall were Winter themed and overall the room was well decorated and very relaxing to spend time in. A+ to housekeeping as the room was in perfect condition. I had mentioned on my reservation it was my hubby's surprise 30th trip and there was a birthday note with hershey kisses on it as well as a plate of 4 different cookies delivered when we were out. That was a nice surprise!
On Friday night they had Elf storytelling, which we missed. On Thursday- Monday mornings at 9-9:30 am Singing Santa visits outside of the breakfast room. He looks like the real deal! He played his guitar and sang Saturday night on the 1st floor at 8:30. His voice is amazing and he interacts well with the kids by letting them sing along with him and letting them take turns singing in the microphone. During the performance milk and cookies are served for all ages and afterwards, anyone can get in line and have their pics made with Santa. Be sure and request Thistlehair, my kids loved it. Every hour on the hour at least once check out the clock. Get an armchair beside the Christmas tree- its the best view. In front of the fireplace under the table are some Christmas books that make awesome props for posing your kids under the tree. There is also a mailbox for letters to Santa and stationary & a pen in your room. Christmas music is piped through different areas.
Besides Santa, the pools are my kids favorite thing about the hotel. The pools are on the 1st floor to the right off the elevator. The towels were always well stocked and the pool area pristine. The pool temps were like tepid bathwater, which was perfect and the hot tub was a couple notches warmer. The outdoor pool waterslide was fun and larger enough for adults. There was plenty of seating.
The outdoor landscaping is gorgeous and the courtyard area has many photo ops. Within a couple minutes walking distance is Starbucks, Flying Horse (with indoor carrosuel ride-get the buttermilk chicken), Magiquest ($$ but kids LOVED), Little Toyko, The Blue Moose (just ok), Bullfish, and CVS (get cashback here to save on atm fees).
Check-out is also fast and for every $250 spent you get a $10 coupon. At the front desk, they have Singing Santa's cd for $11.99 each and a current special of buy 2 get one free, selection of 8. With the $10 coupon and B2G1 free deal it's $13.98 plus tax for 3 cds.
The breakfast was a great start to the day. An omelet bar with choice of cheddar cheese, ham, onions, & peppers, biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs, diced potatoes with onions & peppers, sausage links, ham, toast & bagels with toppings like grape jelly, cream cheese, & peanut butter, mini cinnamon rolls, glazed & chocolate iced doughnuts (taste like Krispy Kreme), fruit salad, variety of 4 cereals, packs of oatmeal, packs of hot chocolate, coffee, orange juice, milk, and I think cottage cheese or yogurt.
The price is so worth it to stay here. My daughter had asked for Myrtle Beach for her bday, but on the way home she changed it to Christmas Place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the old-world charm and elegance of a picturesque Bavarian hotel, The Inn at Christmas Place is your number one destination for a memorable experience. Located just across from its namesake, The Incredible Christmas Place, The Inn offers many unique features, including year-round Christmas decor and beautiful, themed suites. Performances by a two-story glockenspiel, outstanding amenities, and our friendly staff make The Inn at Christmas Place your place to create memories to last a lifetime. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Christmas Place Hotel Pigeon Forge
- Hotel At Christmas Place
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