Greetings from the beautiful town of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee that has stunning views of the Smoky Mountains! Not many cities offer fun city attractions and great outdoor views at the same time so I can tell you that this trip will kill two birds with one stone!
Most travelers’ main reason for visiting Pigeon Forge is to see Great Smoky Mountains National Park but you won’t regret spending time in the city as you will find attractions such as the Dollywood Theme Park, the Titanic Museum, the Hollywood Wax Museum, and the Gatlinburg Golf Course. Does it already sound fun?
In this blog post on where to stay in Pigeon Forge, I will help you to find the best hotel for your taste and budget for an unforgettable holiday. I’ve already done my homework and now it is time to do yours by making an early reservation if you don’t wanna lose the best hotels in town!
If you are in a hurry
Here are the best hotels in Pigeon Forge from luxury to budget. They all have great reviews and excellent locations!
Best luxury hotel
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
Best value for money
Arbors at Island Landing
Best affordable accommodation in the center
An Airbnb with amazing reviews
Here is a map of the hotels in Pigeon Forge that I will be talking about in this blog post so you can easily visualize their locations:
Luxury (US$250 and up)
Margaritaville Island Hotel – Located in Downtown Pigeon Forge, Margaritaville Island Hotel is the best place to stay for luxury travelers. This charming hotel offers a cool outdoor pool where you can have cocktails on the sun terrace with views of the Ferris wheel, a restaurant, and free parking. I love the beautifully decorated hotel rooms with a fireplace and a private balcony overlooking the theme park and a garden!
LeConte Hotel & Convention Center – This centrally located hotel features an indoor pool, a fitness center, a beautiful garden area, free breakfast, and comfortable rooms with free wifi. Enjoy the view of the Great Smoky Mountains from your room and chill in the heated outdoor hot tub. Speaking of mountains, check out the best places to stay near Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more accommodation options.
Home2 Suites By Hilton – This family-friendly hotel is just a short drive to the famous Dollywood Theme Park. Home2 Suites By Hilton features a fitness center, spacious rooms, free parking, a seasonal outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. In the morning a very good breakfast is waiting for you and if you are planning to add a nearby stop to your trip, you can also check out the best cabin rentals and Airbnbs in Gatlinburg.
The Resort at Governor’s Crossing – This hotel is a perfect place to stay in Pigeon Forge for families with kids. There are 2 swimming pools, a water park, game rooms, a fitness center, and free parking. All of the hotel rooms have private balconies, free wifi and fully equipped kitchens with coffee makers. You can have fun in the lazy river and enjoy jacuzzi tubs while watching the beautiful scenery.
Courtyard by Marriott Pigeon Forge – This glamorous hotel boasts 2 swimming pools, a hot tub, a lazy river, and free parking. I love the fitness center with ceiling to floor windows overlooking the swimming pools and mountains. The comfortable hotel rooms have free wifi and beautiful views and there is also an on-site restaurant and bar where you can have delicious food and drinks.
Mid Range (US$180 – US$230)
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort – This hotel has charming rooms with mountain views, 2 swimming pools, a hot tub, game rooms, and a full-service spa. There is a very good on-site restaurant that offers a great selection of food and the breakfast is good enough to satisfy even the picky eaters. Chill in the lounge area by the fireplace and pamper yourself with a good massage at the spa.
Tru By Hilton Pigeon Forge – Centrally located in the city center, this hotel offers an indoor swimming pool, a very good breakfast, free parking, a fitness center, and a game room. You will love the chic rooftop bar where you can have cocktails and watch beautiful views. All of the rooms have modern amenities and free wifi.
The Inn On The River – Set by the beautiful Little Pigeon River, this hotel features 2 swimming pools, a hot tub, spacious rooms with private balconies, and a game room. In the morning you can have a very good breakfast in the garden with the view of Little Pigeon River and at night you can enjoy the great atmosphere by the outdoor fireplace.
Black Fox Lodge – Black Fox Lodge not only offers great mountain views but also has amazing facilities such as a fitness center, a swimming pool with a waterslide, and a lazy river. There is a chic on-site bar offering a great selection of drinks and you can have mouth-watering food in the hotel’s restaurant. The guest rooms have all you need from a flat-screen tv to a comfortable bed and a private balcony with nice views.
Blue Mountain Mist Country Inn – For those who want to enjoy the great outdoors, this hotel is just for you. Located 4 miles (6 km) away from the city center, Blue Mountain Mist Country Inn offers pleasant accommodation in beautiful nature overlooking the Smoky Mountains. You will love the hotel rooms that have a hammock in their private terrace and you can treat yourself at the full-service spa.
Budget (up to US$150)
Arbors at Island Landing Hotel – This hotel is one of the best hotels for budget travelers to enjoy Pigeon Forge offering an outdoor swimming pool, comfortable rooms, free parking, and a good breakfast. At night you can chill by the fireplace or enjoy board games in the cozy lounge area. The city center is just a short drive and there are restaurants around the corner.
Twin Mountain Inn & Suites – If you wanna wake up to the river and mountain views you will love this hotel! Twin Mountain Inn has spacious rooms with a fireplace and a private balcony overlooking the mountains. There is an outdoor swimming pool and you can enjoy a good breakfast while watching the beautiful views.
Music Road Resort – Music Road Resort is one of the best budget accommodation options for families that features 4 swimming pools, a water park, a hot tub, a fitness center, and free parking. I love the spacious hotel rooms that have a large balcony overlooking the mountains and the game room with billiard. There is also a nice garden area where you can chill or have a walk along with the beautiful river views.
Riverside Tower – Located at the heart of the city this hotel is within walking distance to all the major attractions and restaurants and it has comfortable rooms with private balconies. Enjoy the downtown attractions and make a day trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National park knowing you have a swimming pool, free parking, and a nice garden area to return to!
Clarion Inn Near Island Drive – This hotel boasts a cool swimming pool with a waterslide, a fitness center, a hot tub, and a great breakfast. All of the hotel rooms have free wifi, bathtubs, and flat-screen TVs. Thanks to its central location all the attractions you need are within walking distance or a short drive.
|👑 Luxury price:||$250|
|🏨 Mid Range:||$200|
|💰 Accommodation prices:||Medium|
|🛎️ Best luxury hotel:||Margaritaville Island Hotel|
|🧳 Best mid-range hotel:||Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort|
|👛 Best budget hotel:||Arbors at Island Landing Hotel|
FAQs about where to stay in Pigeon Forge
🤔 Is it better to stay in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg?
If you want to stay in a city with more attractions and cheaper accommodation options Pigeon Forge is a better place to stay in. Gatlinburg is a good option for those who want to stay close to Smoky Mountains National Park.
❓ Is it cheaper to stay in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg?
📷 Is there more to do in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge?
They both offer fun attractions and great restaurants but Pigeon Forge’s city center is larger compared to Gatlinburg.
💰 How much does it cost to stay in Pigeon Forge Tennessee?
Hotels’ price ranges in Pigeon Forge Tennessee are between $130 – $250.
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Here we’ve come to the end of our hotel tour in Pigeon Forge, dear travelers. I hope you enjoyed the journey and this blog post helped you to find a hotel suitable to your taste.
My final friendly reminder is please do not forget to make your reservation in advance so you won’t miss your favorite place!
After tons of hotel options, you might get confused about which one to pick. Let me help you. Here are my top 2 hotels in Pigeon Forget that I definitely recommend staying in. They both have convenient locations and fabulous reviews!
- Margaritaville Island Hotel – The best hotel to stay in Pigeon Forge that has a great location and facilities
- Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort – A charming 4-star hotel with a swimming pool and comfortable rooms
Let me know if you have any other questions or suggestions about Pigeon Forge by simply commenting below. I will be more than happy to leave a reply!
Enjoy your Pigeon Forge vacation,