15 Best Pigeon Forge Hotels

While best known as being home to Dollywood, Pigeon Forge has plenty of other places that make it a family-friendly getaway. Not only does this mountain town in eastern Tennessee have plenty of other man-made attractions, it also has endless natural beauty thanks to its proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

With all these incredible and very interesting things to see and do here, it’s no wonder people come from all directions to enjoy themselves. Due to its popularity, Pigeon Forge has a wide choice of hotels, many of which feature water parks, swimming pools, and blissful natural surroundings. Listed here are the best of the crop.

1. Margaritaville Island Hotel

Margaritaville Island Hotels

This hotel offers you a comfortable and homely place to stay in Pigeon Forge. Fully furnished, it is a resort where guests want nothing. There are bars, snack bars and restaurants, as well as a gym and a rooftop pool with private cabanas.

The extra spacious rooms at Margaritaville Island are beautifully decorated and feel bright and modern. Some have balconies, dining areas, kitchenettes, and even fireplaces!

Location: Located in an area known as The Island, this premier Pigeon Forge hotel has many amenities, dining and entertainment on its doorstep.

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2. Ramsay Hotel and Conference Centre

Ramsay Hotel and Conference Center

If you are looking for family-friendly accommodation in Pigeon Forge, the Ramsay Hotel is a great choice. On the one hand, the staff here are very friendly and provide top-notch service. You can really feel the value for money factor in everything quality of this hotel.

Every morning, guests can enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant, but one of the best things about this place is the 24-hour heated waterfall pool, fire pit patio and movie nights.

Location: This hotel is located in a quiet area just half a mile from the Old Mill and a half hour drive from Dollywood, yet still within walking distance to popular attractions.

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3. DreamMore Resort in Dollywood

Dollywood Dreams More Resort

If you want to visit Pigeon Forge, staying at this sprawling resort is an experience. It is filled with all the charm and grandeur you would expect from a hotel with this setting.

With rolling hills, multiple pools and manicured lawns, there’s plenty for active families; kids can enjoy the outdoor playground and two plunge pools, while adults can enjoy the golf course and the on-site salon and spa Center – all surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains.

Location: Just three minutes from iconic Dollywood, the hotel offers a free shuttle to this and other theme parks. Gatlinburg Golf Course and Great Smoky Mountains National Park are both a short drive away.

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4. Black Fox Lodge Pigeon Forge, Hilton Tapestry Collection

Pigeon Forge Black Fox Lodge - Hilton Tapestry Collection

The hotel is clean, well maintained and a quiet place to relax in town and enjoy the surrounding nature. In the evening, guests can enjoy freshly baked pizzas in the restaurant and bar. In warm weather, a seasonal pool becomes available.

This premier Pigeon Forge hotel features spacious, elegantly decorated rooms with modern, sparkling bathrooms and comfortable seating areas. Some rooms have balconies facing the Little Pigeon River; others boast views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Location: Near Pigeon Forge’s top attractions, this hotel is less than half a mile from the Old Mill and just a mile from all the island’s amenities and entertainment. Dollywood’s Splash Country water adventure park is also nearby.

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5. Riverside Building

Riverside Building

The rustic, classically decorated rooms of the Riverside Tower are an excellent all-rounder hotel that largely reflects the nature surrounding Pigeon Forge. The balconies have stunning views and a variety of rooms, including two-room suites, are ideal for families.

Guests have access to an indoor swimming pool. While there is no breakfast room, the hotel offers coupons for the amazing pancake shop across the street.

Location: A short walk from the old mill, this hotel has a beautiful natural setting. The Grand Majestic Theatre and Country Tonite Theatre are just a short drive away. Dollywood is also just over a mile away.

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6. Christmas Square Inn

Christmas Square Inn

With a Bavarian theme, The Inn at Christmas Square is Christmas all year round. The Christmas theme even extends to the guest room itself – think the fireplace with hanging stockings, Christmas red sheets and seasonal decorations.

While certainly a fun experience, in addition to being Christmas-inspired, breakfast is served with Belgian waffles, pastries and coffee. There is also an outdoor swimming pool (complete with water slides) in the stunning grounds.

Location: Just across from the popular Christmas Square shops, the hotel is less than a mile from The Island and all its shopping, entertainment and dining.

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7. Arbor at Island Landing Hotel & Suites

Arbor Suites Landing Island

Arbors at Island Landing Hotel & Suites offers a smart hotel experience and a relaxing base for your Pigeon Forge trip. Everything you need is here to make your stay here comfortable.

Rooms have a classic, traditional design with patterned rugs, comfy beds and dark wood furniture – some even feature fireplaces. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub on site. On warm days, there’s even a chance to light a barbecue.

Where: There’s a lot on the doorstep – from The Island to Comedy Barn and even Zorb Smoky Mountain for a more positive experience. Cafes and restaurants are also nearby.

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8. Econo Lodge Riverside

Econo Lodge Riverside

Nestled in a natural setting along the Little Pigeon River, this top-of-the-line hotel makes the most of its rustic setting and reflects that in its interior. Neutral tones and comfortable furniture help create a warm, relaxing atmosphere.

There is a well maintained and uniquely designed central indoor pool area with large beamed wood ceilings and large windows. Guests can find a picnic area by the river and sit around the fire pit at night.

Location: Just next door to Christmas Square, with the Grand Majestic Theatre and the Comedy Barn nearby, this hotel is four miles from Dollywood. There is also a convenient trolleybus stop outside the hotel.

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9. Country Cascades Waterpark Resort

Village Falls Waterpark Resort

Country Cascades Waterpark Resort is the perfect place for a family vacation; the clue is in the name. The large swimming pools here, including an indoor complex with colorful waterslides, are a lot of fun.

Away from the adrenaline-filled water park elements of this hotel, the rooms are smart. They feature contemporary design details and contemporary furnishings, all feature a natural blue colour scheme and are available in a variety of sizes. The bonus is the daily buffet breakfast – perfect for a fun-filled day.

Location: Popular attractions such as Comedy Barn, The Island, The Grand Majestic Theatre and the Old Mill are within walking distance; the Great Smoky Mountains are five miles away.

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10. Clarion Inn

Clarion Inn

Located at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Clarion Inn is surrounded by all the natural beauty that this setting has to offer. This is a friendly hotel with great staff and a welcoming place to stay on your Pigeon Forge holiday.

Rooms here are clean and comfortable, with balconies where guests can enjoy stunning views. On-site amenities are also top-notch, including a gym, heated indoor pool, and a water park with a lazy river and hot tub.

Location: The Smoky Mountain Brewery is just a stone’s throw away – as is the Walden’s Landing retail district, Ripley’s Aquarium and Dixie’s Stampede Theatre.

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11. Quality Inn near Pigeon Forge Island

Quality Inn near Pigeon Forge Island

This top accommodation in Pigeon Forge offers a delicious daily breakfast and super clean, warmly decorated and very comfortable rooms. The beds here are two beds. Some rooms even have Jacuzzis.

The hotel is newly renovated, spotlessly clean and well kept. The indoor pool – perfect for a break – also has two hot tubs and a children’s pool.

Location: The hotel is secluded and has a peaceful feel, but it’s centrally located; take a trolley (there’s a stop just outside) to popular attractions like the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Comedy Barn.

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12. River Inn

The Inn on the River

The Inn on the River is a great place to stay. It really makes the most of its natural surroundings – think starry nights in rocking chairs around the fire pit, strolls along the peaceful river banks, or take a dip in the outdoor pool (there’s also a heated indoor pool).

The hotel rooms are modern in style with wooden floors and calm neutral tones – all are very clean and well maintained. The staff are friendly and helpful, and we’ll provide everything you need, including a free buffet breakfast.

Location: Staying here, you are only a ten minute drive from Dollywood and within walking distance of The Island and Comedy Barn and other restaurants and eateries.

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13. Courtyard by Marriott Pigeon Forge

Courtyard by Marriott Pigeon Forge

This luxury hotel offers exceptional service in a beautiful setting for an unforgettable Pigeon Forge holiday. Endless entertainment and amenities are available – from fire pits and game rooms to indoor and outdoor pools with lazy rivers, and fitness centers.

The site is connected to walking and cycling paths along the nearby river. Bicycles can be rented from the hotel and it is a great place to explore the surrounding nature. The Bistro, the on-site bar and restaurant, is a great place to relax in the evening.

Location: It has a great environment. The Grand Majestic Theatre is just 900 metres away, and the Country Tonite Theatre is nearby; the island is half a mile away.

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14. La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Pigeon Forge

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Pigeon Forge

Offering a full range of value, comfort and convenience, the rooms at this top Pigeon Forge hotel are newly renovated, spacious and stylish without being cold. In addition to the comfortable rooms, there is plenty of space around the hotel for you to relax.

Guests can enjoy a drink or two on the patio by the open fireplace, work out in the gym, or relax with a refreshing swim in the indoor pool.

Location: Dollywood is a ten minute drive from this hotel which is great, but other attractions are even closer and within walking distance such as the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Titanic Museum.

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15. Music Road Resort

Music Road Resort

Featuring clean and comfortable traditionally decorated rooms – each with a balcony overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains – this hotel is the best value for money. Most importantly, the staff are great and will help you with anything you might need.

In terms of amenities, there is a 24-hour indoor pool and hot tub, as well as an outdoor water park to enjoy, making it a great choice for families in Pigeon Forge.

Location: One block from the main road, you’ll be close to the area’s major attractions, including Ripley’s Aquarium and the Titanic Museum. Dollywood is less than three miles away.

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