My friend and I spent the weekend in Pigeon Forge at this hotel from Sat. to Mon., Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2012 which was the start of the main week for spring break. We stayed in room 237 which was a 2-queen bed standard room. The hotel was nearly full due to the holiday time period.
The hotel itself was very well maintained and in good condition. Our room was very clean, even around the corners and under the beds. We use a "white noise" fan to drown out other room's "bleed in" noises, so we couldn't tell how quiet the room actually was for outside noise. The furniture and television was in very good condition and the beds were very comfortable. I was pleased to see C.F. bulbs being used in the light fixtures.
We had just a few issues/complaints with the room. First, the heat and A/C unit badly needed a filter change as the odor coming out of the A/C settings was very foul and musty/moldy like. It was so bad, we couldn't use the A/C in the room and it was warm enough you really needed it. Secondly, there are no actual towel "racks" for hanging up towels in the bathroom and if you wanted to reuse your towel, there was no way to hang it up to dry other than over the shower rod. Thirdly, we really thought they needed a second garbage can in the room, as the only one we had was in the bathroom.
The morning breakfast was very good with a lot of variety each day of both hot and cold items. The cooked food was good quality and was hot enough. We sampled the eggs, sausage, toast, and the "make it yourself" waffles with toppings of syrup, strawberry, and whipped cream. They had both 2% and skim milk, orange and apple juice, several types of coffee, and packets for hot tea and cocoa. They had three types of cereal, fruit cocktail, bagils, doughnuts, and containers of Yoplait yogert. They probably had more I'm forgetting, but suffice to say the breakfast variety is very good. I would like to see them add bacon to the meat selection, and it would be perfect for me.
I went down in the evenings and got some of the fresh popcorn they have in the lobby and also briefly used the business center to check my email. I requested extra bath towels from the front desk one evening when we need a couple extra ones, and they were very quick to provide them with no hassles.
Overall, we had a great stay here and I would definitely recommend staying here at the Inn On The River to anyone visiting Pigeon Forge. The location is very near traffic light #3 (Hwy 321) and in a good location for being "mostly center" to both P.F. and Sevierville.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn on the River presents 128 newly renovated guest rooms with interior corridors featuring one half with private balconies or patios on the beautiful Little Pigeon River. All tastefully decorated Deluxe Guest Rooms have Serta pillowtop mattresses, white duvet bedspreads, maple furniture, granite counter tops, in-room Keurig coffee makers, mini-fridges, hair dryers, iron and ironing boards. King Suites are available with in-room gas fireplaces, and in-room Jacuzzi tubs. Mini Suites with a sitting area and Queen size sleeper sofas are available along with handicap accessible guest rooms. Along with your room, you'll enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast, nightly complimentary popcorn in the lobby, and 24 hour coffee and tea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Inn On The River Hotel Pigeon Forge
- Hampton Inn Pigeon Forge
- Pigeon Forge Hampton Inn