Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 280
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SweetT&me Expectations Exceeded!
My husband and I have stayed at this hotel a few times prior to this last visit. We actually found a cheaper rate on a Groupon for our trip that we had been planning to Pigeon Forge. Because we are Priority Club members from our first stay here, we had the perk of checking out later than the usual 11am. Thankfully, the staff was very understanding and helpful after a rather memorable weekend that, sadly, included an overnight trip to the ER and adding an extra night and day to the bill. Everyone was very gracious and kind and we plan to stay here again to have a "re-do" for our "lost" weekend. (The only "con" would be that breakfast isn't included with the stay. That would have been extremely helpful given our added ER expenses, extra night and reason for the ER visit). :)
January 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by VickieB3 Suite Not so Sweet
We had the 2 room suite and it was on the second floor right above the lobby and there was a meeting area right outside our room. The doors did not shut all the way (you could see light through them) and the walls were very thin. There was a group of children at the hotel and they all gathered outside our room and talked, cut up, played games and ran and stomped up and down the hallway. If you are going to sell this room in the current position, it should be disclosed it is in a common area and subject to noise and as well there should be a curfew cutoff time for the paying guests in the adjacent rooms. Had I known this I would have just gotten a regular room. We have stayed at numerous Holiday Inns and NEVER had this experience before. A 2 room suite should be in an area free from all noise for the price a person pays for the added convenience. We never rested but maybe 3-4 hours each night. I will never stay here again. I will say we were credited a nights stay and given Points but I would gladly have rather had the peace and quite I came to Pigeon Forge for! And to boot, we were never acknowledged as IHG Rewards Members until I told the staff.
January 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by denise205 holiday Inn VS holiday inn express
I think the hotel is nice. The beds could be more comfortable. I recommend holiday Inn express more because the bathrooms are bigger and cleaner and the rooms are cleaner and the beds are more comfortable. The pool at holiday Inn express is just as big. I have stayed at a lot of holiday inns and if I had t choose which one in pegion forge tn. It would not be this holiday inn. I would choose the other one. Holiday Inn express pegion forge tn.
January 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by The Travelers Great location, not too bad!
We normally stay at a Holiday Inn Express. I accidentally booked this hotel, which ironically we had stayed at before. I was planning on switching our reservation to a HI Express, but ended up staying here because it was minutes away from our destination of Dollywood. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The last time we stayed here, we left unimpressed. This time we got a great room facing the Parkway, and everything was clean and orderly. Overall, a really good experience. Even if you are not going to Dollywood the location is unbeatable for this area.
December 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 1946 Quality of Room
Although the room was clean, the veneer is peeling off the back of the bathroom door and the tub has been repaired a number of times and is discolored. The curtains in the room have what appears to be high water stains. It's interesting in that the occupancy low and I'm a Platinum member and I was put in this room. I can only think that the other rooms are worse.
December 18, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Wb0323 Rooms and comfort
The lobby was amazing decorated for the holidays with the trees and fire place going. My wife and kids stayed here last year and the rooms WERE double queen beds. Six other couples stayed here last year with them and also ensured they were queen beds. This trip when I tagged along te rooms were small and equipped with 2 double beds. I am 6'6" 240lbs and my legs hung off the end by 2 feet. I asked for an upgrade or double queen room and was told they do not have double queen only single king rooms and they were booked. Numerous other hotels in the area have double queen rooms. I usually stay in a log cabin for cheaper than the hotel costs. Several other couples was with us and assured they will be staying somewhere else in the future. The rooms were clean and the staff was helpful but the rooms are small and the double beds were horrible. We visit the area 5-6 times a year and this sleeping experience was horrible. The pillows were nice though.
December 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roysgetaway Always stay here when in Pigeon Forge
Easy access, even during heavy traffice and conviently located. This is my favorite hotel in Pigeon Forge and I stay there every time they have rooms available.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cindy1974 Great stay!
We will definitely stay again. Great location & great price !
December 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Herb67 Disappointed
I had made reservations for connecting rooms because I was taking my daughter and her three children on a Christmas vacation at dolly wood. Needless to say we were very disappointed after checking in and finding that our rooms were not connecting. After going round and round with clerk the best thing they could do was side by side rooms. They said their connecting rooms were all booked up! They suggested I could find rooms somewhere else. Now I had twins four years old and 10 yr old and it was 4 pm on Black Friday in pigeon forge and you could hardly get anywhere because of the traffic and they make a suggestion like that was unacceptable in my book. Finally the only compensation they would offer was breakfast for one adult. Now I had preplanned this trip by making reservations for accommodations that I needed to make this a comfortable stay with my grandchildren . I I trusted holiday inn to take care of me for this vacation and to encountered the" take it or leave it "attitude of male clerk has really turned me off and really ruined our stay with grandchildren at the hotel. We essentially we're not with them at the hotel because the twins (4 year olds) we're too young to allow them the freedom to go to and fro to my room. Now in the future I will have a problem using holiday inn for vacations.
December 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Candicep8 EXCELLENT!!
Wonderful location. Clean, very nice and staff were pleasant. Stayed here multiple times, will be back again :)
December 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Adamn22 Poor Priority Club experience; Rooms Need Better upkeep
This hotel has a very nice appearance on the exterior and in the lobby. However, the rooms were not so well kept the vaneir was peeling off the bathroom door, the air conditioner was loud and the shower made a horrible squeezing noise. The only nice things about the rooms are the huge televisions.
Most disappointing was the priority club experience. Even as a base member in the priority club I have never stayed at a holiday inn that didn't do something to recognize its priority club members, so I was very supprised that as a platinum member there was no free breakfast, no complimentary beverages and no even so much as a free bottle of water and a thank you for being a platinum member.
For the money, the express in pigeon forge is your best bet the hotel is better kept rooms are spotless and breakfast is always free. Much better recognition of priority club members as well. I wanted to give this hotel a shot but from now on I will definitely choose the express
November 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Glock19Ga Relaxing Weekend Getaway
This was our second time staying at this location, and it was the perfect weekend getaway. The location is perfect for Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is only a short drive up the street. Our room, which was the suite with the jacuzzi, was remarkable. The last time we stayed, we only had the standard room, and I do have to say that the suite is worth the extra money. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends and can't imagine staying anywhere else in Pigeon Forge. The only thing I do wish they had were weights in the "cardio room/gym".
November 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RP75 Disapointed loyal customer
Was with my work for a convention and the matress was horrible you could visibly see the spring prints threw the matress. it was th most uncomfortable stay i have ever experienced with holiday inn .. we come twice a year and stay at holiday inn in pigeon forge for the rod run and i attend APIC every year . i talked to the desk personnel several times and even gave them my personal cell phone number to call me incase a diff room became available. i was so disapointed! my husband had to sleep in the floor because it was more comfortable than the spring poking him in the leg and he didnt want to inconvience me neither. i also had a make up stain on my sheet under the cover when i turned it down to sleep so we just jerked it off and thens wehn we noticed how bad the springs were in this room.. we had twin beds which was another con because i had requested a king but we sorta made do but for the price of the rooms for 2 nights it was by far a disapointment and a experiece i wont forget no time soon
November 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aussierob Good location
This hotel was very comfortable and our room was nice and clean and well appointed. It was close to restaurants and despite being near the main road it was quiet. The breakfast buffet was excellent value for $9.
November 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Becky629 Loved having a choice of firm or soft pillows - very new and comfortable
My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay, and will definitely stay again. The room was very clean, linens were replenished daily, and the room was very conveniently located to ice and vending machines.
November 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dale53 Convention
Stayed for three nights for a convention. Overall experience was good. Room could have been cleaner. The carpet in the room was very dirty and needed to be shampooed.
November 1, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo1937 Old and outdated
This place is in serious need to be modernized. One (1) outlet available to plug in our devices. Bath had no towel racks. You had to lay the towel next to the sink. Hotel personnel suggested I hang my used towel on the shower rack. Otherwise did not care to discuss the matter with me. Nothing looked clean enough to me. I will never say here again.
October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vickie791 New Remodel
We were in Pigeon Forge for our TN Monument Convention. I just loved the new facilities for our meetings. They were very nice, clean, and we had plenty of room. The food that was served at our meetings was very good, and your staff was very competent and friendly.
I do have a couple of complaints, however. Both ice machines on our floor were broken for most of our stay. I reported it to the front desk on two different days.
The other thing is the beds. I really wish you had spent a few of those remodeling dollars on new mattresses. I did not sleep well, but part of that was from being away from home. I always dread sleeping away from home, because you never know what kind of mattress you're going to find in a motel. The mattress did not meet my standards at all!
We will probably be back in the future for meetings. Maybe you can upgrade them before that time.
October 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fiedel Good week
Dear Sirs or Madam,
I enjoyed the stay pretty much, the room was quite, I had a good sleep!
October 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 999mattb dated and worn out
Booked 4 days with rewards checked out a day early. still waiting on last day refund of points.30,000 points in toilet.
Hotel was a disappointment rooms are dingy. Staff is rude and don't seem to care about anything. I felt bad for bring my family to a hotel I wouldn't stay at when traveling by myself.
October 28, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Roadrunner6 Cold conference room
The company I work for had a regional meeting in one of the conference rooms and it was so cold no one was comfortable. We notified the desk and they indicated they would send someone to work on the air conditioning, but no one ever came to correct the issue.
October 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JALO2 Convenient to sites; great beds; quiet.
This hotel is adjacent to a trolley stop if you don't want to drive in the heavy traffic that is sometimes difficult in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg. The Cheddars Restaurant next door has great food and has a large seating capacity....the Onion Rings are to die for....Great stay.
October 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WarEagle93 Great Service.
We were in town for a wedding that was at 5:20 PM on the day we arrived at Almost Heaven Weddings & Events, which under NORMAL traffic times would have been just 20 - 30 minutes from our motel. Because Pigeon Forge on that day was closer to being almost the EXACT opposite of Almost Heaven (LOL) we were definitely pushed for time. We were actually able to check in an hour early and because of that we were able to take a back route to the wedding site and made it within 10 minutes of the ceremony start!!!! Thanks to Holiday Inn for allowing us the early check in. All this said, we definitely will return at a time when it is less crowded and actually go into Gatlinburg & check it out!!!
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LaVolsFan Great staff!
I can't say enough good things about how well we were treated. Keep up the great work! Thanks!!
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Drumwad Great place
I have stayed here four times. Very comfy. Friendly staff. Quiet. Excellent mantaince person. Fixed the air conditioner quickly. I definitely recommend.
October 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DeeBee32 Fall Getaway
We've stayed here before. As usual, the rooms are cleanand the housekeeping staff is great. The desk staff was very busy at check-in and could have been more pleasant to the guests, but no worries.
October 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Thouston86 Beautiful Hotel - On the outside...
This hotel is beautiful on the outside and the lobby, restaurant and pool areas are great. However, In most of the hotels that I have stayed at I have been able to check in a little early as an rewards club member but not here, we were told to call back at 4:00 pm to see of our room would be ready. And the rooms were a big disappointment too. We were traveling with our 13 yr old son so we stayed in one of the 2-room family suites. The layout of the rooms were fantastic with lots of floor space but the decor looked like it was left over from the 70's complete with green chairs. The bath room door was falling apart and looked as though it had been patched more than once; and the bath room floor was sticky. There were a few hairs left on the tub too (gross). Needless to say my wife had to do some cleaning before we felt comfortable. Not quite how we wanted to spend our vacation.
October 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Biztrav1 Not worth the $$$
The location was great and the lobby was beautiful; however the room was stuffy, dated and semi clean. The bathroom was also dated and in need of an overhaul. (The granite counter top was a nice touch, but that was the highlight). The bath tub was "spongy" and felt as though it was going to collapse under my feet when I was showering.
Initially the staff was not helpful when I called and asked for directions -- their tone was impatient and, after being placed on hold several times, I was finally able to speak with someone who could answer my questions regarding the hotel's location.
I've stayed at numerous Holiday Inn's and this was by far my least favorite experience. Unfortunately, I cannot say I would recommend this hotel to friends/family.
October 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 48paul La friends lead us on tour of Pigeon Forge/Gatlingburg area
We had a good stay in the hotel. My companion was able to continue her exercise program during our stay. We choose to use the do not disturb sign so that housekeeping doesn't have to clean until we check out. Re using towels isn't a problem as you provide several sets in the room as it is. Easy in/out location allowed us to get around town and see the local attractions. We are already planning a return trip to the area in the near future.
Teased the waitress throughout breakfast on our last day and she "retaliated" by presenting me with a happy face balloon- great sense of humor.
October 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CrystalF1218 Clean and comfortable
The room was very clean and we all slept great the whole time. The lobby was beautiful! Front desk staff was friendly upon check-in. The hotel sits off the road so we were not disturbed by the noise from the traffic. The only complaint we have is with the restaurant. My husband and son went down for breakfast the first morning we were there, they were seated right away and the hostess said she would be right back to take their order......35 minutes later she comes and says "oops I guess I forgot about you guys didn't I?". She places their order and then comes back with the check before they even get their food which was 25 minutes later. The staff was not apologetic for the mishap and seemed to think it was no big deal. My husband is a lot more patient than me because there is no way I would have stayed and had breakfast when there are plenty of other places within walking distance that I'm sure would love to have had our business. So with all of that said I think the restaurant could use some improvement.
October 18, 2013