Where To Stay In Pigeon Forge
There are so many great family attractions in Pigeon Forge, TN; perhaps none more famous than the family theme park, Dollywood. However, in addition to the numerous activities and restaurants, there are equally as many hotels in Pigeon Forge. Finding the best hotels in Pigeon Forge can be a bit daunting at times.
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The first thing to think about when looking for hotels in or near Pigeon Forge, TN is to ask yourself what you need in terms of location? The new Dollywood Dream Resort is, of course, the most convenient hotel near Dollywood. However, unless you are going to be in Pigeon Forge in an off season, the rates are fairly steep especially if you need a family suite.
Additionally, while Dollywood isn’t far from the main attractions in Pigeon Forge, it isn’t in the heart of the action either. Pigeon Forge continues to grow and expand and it’s newest shopping, dining, and entertainment attraction, The Island, is not to be missed.
Our family found the perfect balance in the location of the new Home 2 Suites in Pigeon Forge, TN. We found this family hotel in Pigeon Forge to be convenient to both Dollywood and The Island as well as other Pigeon Forge attractions.
Home 2 Suites Family Rooms
Large Family Suites With Kitchens
The next thing to consider when searching for the best hotels in Pigeon Forge for your family vacation is the size of the room. If you are searching for larger hotel rooms in Pigeon Forge, Home 2 Suites will definitely meet your needs.
Because we were traveling with my in laws on this trip, I chose Home2 Suites for its larger rooms and bedding for larger families.
This hotel is perfect if you need more than two beds. I was impressed with the room size as well as the amenities.
For a very reasonable rate, we booked a room with a kitchen area, full sized refrigerator and freezer, as well as a dishwasher and plenty of dishes and utensils. There was no stove, but there was a microwave. You can check the current rates here.
As I am sure you know, eating out can get expensive so it is nice to find hotels with kitchens in Pigeon Forge even if you only use it to store your leftovers.
We chose a double bedroom with a pull out sofa allowing for 6 people to sleep in a room. The beds were very comfortable and everyone woke up refreshed.
While we are on the subject of saving money and finding convenience in your hotel in Pigeon Forge, we have to mention the benefit of having onsite breakfast included.
This is always a great option for our family of five. Our family has multiple food allergies, so this option isn’t always beneficial to us which is why having the kitchen is a great perk. However, in this case I was pleased to discover that, like their sister property, Hampton Inn & Suites, they serve a pancake mix that is safe for my children’s food allergies. We save money and time eating in the hotel, and I always appreciate when it’s available.
Home 2 Suites Facilities and Grounds
After breakfast, take your coffee and a stroll outside where you will find a great courtyard overlooking the new Island Shopping Center and the beautiful surrounding Smoky Mountains. There is a fire pit surrounded by plenty of comfortable seating. This makes a perfect place to savor your coffee.
I certainly took advantage of this leisurely morning and after enjoying my coffee and letting my boys play a bit, we toured the rest of the hotel. The boys were disappointed because we didn’t have time to enjoy the outdoor swimming area. I admit, I was a tad disappointed myself. It’s basically a mini water park! There is also a heated indoor pool.
On the back side of the hotel near the pool area there are two large gas grills surrounded by tables and chairs for nice evening grilling.
Home 2 Suites Hotel Service
The front desk staff, housekeeping staff, and kitchen staff were all helpful and friendly. My children have food allergies and I often have to speak to the kitchen staff regarding their allergies. Sometimes this doesn’t go very well, but in this case the staff gladly brought out the label to the pancake mix for me to read. This is always my preferred method of confirming the safety of the food for my children. It’s surprising how flippant some people can be with regard to this concern and it ALWAYS ALWAYS influences my opinion. I am happy to say that in this location, I was cheerfully served and my kids were able to enjoy their breakfast.
Home 2 Suites Pigeon Forge Amenities
As we have already mentioned, the amenities at the Home2 Suites Pigeon Forge are numerous. Here is a summary for your convenience, but we can definitely recommend this hotel as one of the best places to stay in Pigeon Forge.
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Breakfast Included
- Great Outdoor Space
- Indoor Heated Pool
- Outdoor Water Park
- Meeting Rooms
- Pet Friendly
- Larger Suites for Families
The next time you are seeking lodging in Pigeon Forge, TN consider taking a look at the brand new Hilton Home2Suites Pigeon Forge. You can check the latest rates here.
Home2 Suites in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a great choice for your family on your next Smoky Mountain vacation in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. With its great price point, amenities, breakfast, and perfect location for enjoying Pigeon Forge and nearby Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you are sure to have a great stay.