We come to gatlinburg/pigeon forge every thanksgiving. It is our one time a year family trip. We always stay at clarion at Walden Creek but this year, sad to say, it was booked. So I figured at $700 for 4 nights , clarion Inn at Gatlinburg would be just as nice . WRONG! We checked in at 6pm on Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The clerk was so busy on the phone, I wondered if she would ever get us checked in. I confused her by paying half cash and half on debit card. We walked in to our small dark room after riding a slow elevator and now the complaints begin. Mold on shower curtain, infestation of lady bugs, dirty carpet, old microwave that wouldn't pop popcorn and the tv had only a few channels. A so called heated pool that is separate from the hotel and was not heated. I also told the front desk and they acted surprised and said oh we will check on that. 4 days later, IT'S WARM!!!! They do charge additional $15 day for what I have no ideal. The housekeeper hung around outside our room for 2 hours each day. Dropped off towels and got garbage. Never cleaned the room. Now let's move to breakfast. 3 sweet older folks that could not keep up with the volume of guests fixed your plate and made omelets. Stood in line for 15 minutes each day. They hide everything so people won't use it all...(they told me so). non stick spray for waffle maker, sugar free syrup and additional supplies. The hot food is cafe style. They fix your alloted amount and u have a meal ticket they punch. So......now on their website I see the price is now $79 a night instead of $175. Well its worth $79 but no more. Do yourself a favor....stay in pigeon forge. I work really hard all year for this family trip and my 5 yr old granddaughter was bored and disappointed just like I am.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarion Inn & Suites Gatlinburg has a sleek, stylized look! From the lobby to rooftop Penthouse Suites and every room in between. Start your morning off right with a delicious full, hot complimentary breakfast including omelets cooked to order and Belgium waffles. The Clarion's location is ideal for everyone! Interested in a scenic drive or hike? The hotel is located only 100 yards from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited park in the Nation! Want to walk or take a Trolley around downtown Gatlinburg and experience the town's many popular attractions and wide array of restaurants? Not a problem! Clarion Inn & Suites is located right on the Parkway! Thinking about driving to Pigeon Forge to visit Dollywood, Dolly's Splash Country, Titanic Museum Attraction, shopping at Tanger Outlets or seeing Pigeon Forge's many theaters and dinner shows? Clarion is only a short drive away from Pigeon Forge. Clarion Inn & Suites Gatlinburg is "Definitely a Cut Above!". We hope to see you in the Smoky Mountains soon! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Inn And Suites
- Clarion Gatlinburg
- Gatlinburg Clarion