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Kentucky
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I had to rearrange our lodging on short notice before this trip. We lucked into this hotel and were very satisfied. The only downfall was that we could not get adjoining rooms, but they did the best the could and I do not hold that against them. The river view is nice and you can feed the...

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GMEPF, Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review

Dear PerrysDeere, Thank you for your recent stay with us here at the EconoLodge Riverside. We genuinely appreciate your decision to give us a shot for the first time. Your stated intentions to return for a future stay are the highest compliments we can receive. I'm also pleased to read that you enjoyed our central location here on the parkway....

Clarksville, Tennessee
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We decided to make a fall visit to the mountains and stayed, as usual, in Pigeon Forge. Our visit was November 12th, before the terrible fires that moved into the area. I used Trip Advisor to find the best motel for our stay and was VERY pleased with the Econo Lodge Riverside! The staff, starting with check in and through...

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GMEPF, Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen C., Thank you very much for your recent stay with us. 5 star reviews always put a smile on my face, so thank you. Wonderful to read that you thought highly of our breakfast and overall condition of our rooms. We pride ourselves, here at EconoLodge Riverside, on having rooms maintaining exceptional standards of cleanliness coupled with superior...

Easley, South Carolina
Reviewed 5 December 2016

To start, we were supposed to be in Gatlinburg, but with a heavy heart, we were unable to because of the fires. Instead of cancelling our yearly trip we made it to Pigeon Forge instead....as a way to show support for the area. I looked and found this hotel online, took a chance and booked a heck of a deal....

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GMEPF, Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review

Dear kht4unc, Thank you for your recent visit to EconoLodge Riverside. Always a pleasure to receive a 5-star review. I'm very pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and our breakfast. We like to think its one of the exceptional spreads on the parkway. Whether its the scrambled eggs and deluxe sausage, the southern standard biscuits and gravy or any...

Reviewed 3 December 2016

This was the second time we stayed here and this was just as great as the first time. We love having a delicious breakfast in the morning, feeding the ducks, and watching the flowing water. Everything is close to the hotel to have fun during the day, and we loved going across the street to Carino's for dinner.

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GMEPF, Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review

Dear Tami S., Thank you for your recent stay with us here at EconoLodge Riverside. It is always a pleasure to read a 5-star review. I'm pleased to read you enjoyed our beautiful river-walk and feeding the ducks and geese. I'm sure they are grateful. Please join us again on your next trip to the Smokies. Have a wonderful day....

Georgia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We stayed here on Monday night of the Gatlinburg Fire, November 28. Even though many of the employees knew that people were under much stress and fear, they kept their heads and helped each person seeking a room. The room was great, the breakfast was great, but the employees make this place shine!

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GMEPF, Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review

Dear DeborahinGA, Thank you so very much for your kind words. It was a tumultuous and difficult evening to say the least. I am very proud of how the staff came together. We genuinely appreciate the calls of concern and support from all our previous guests. Fortunately Pigeon Forge was spared the brunt of this tragedy. Let me reassure you...

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A nice hotel in a great location! Several things within walking distance. The landscaping is lovely. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and well laid out. Beds were very comfortable. Try to get a room in the back. The front can be noisy. The breakfast was good and plentiful. The only down sides were...

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GMEPF, Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review

Dear parsbvly, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are always happy to read about our guest reviews. I apologize for the lack of hot water during that particular morning. We had a boiler go out on us that night. We have remedied the situation. Again, thank you for being our guest and we hope to see you...

Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite place to stay. Friendly staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds, and great breakfast. The o my downfall is the rooms are a tad bit small, but very doable. We would not want to bring our family anywhere else when we stay in the Smokies!

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GMEPF, Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review

Dear Rhyne A., On behalf of entire staff I would like to extend our genuine appreciation for your recent visit with us at EconoLodge Riverside. I am pleased to read you had a wonderful stay and that you would not bring your family anywhere else. That comment put a smile on my face as it speaks volumes. Again, thank you...

Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is the second time I have stayed here and this time I brought my Grandpa with me. The staff was so incredibly helpful about trying to give him a room that was perfect for him, he ended up stating on riverside and loved it! The staff here is phenomenal and there is no other hotel in Pigeon Forge that...

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GMEPF, General Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review

Dear Blue B, We are thrilled that you had such an exceptional experience on your last visit. I am so glad that your Grandpa enjoyed himself and that you found the staff to be the best. My housekeeping department is one of the best and they work so hard to provide a clean fresh room for every guest. Thank you...

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Our church group goes on several trips each year, after finding out what motel we were staying at, I looked it up online and wasn't impressed. But, after staying there, I am impressed with what quality you receive with the price you pay. Friendly staff, clean rooms and a great breakfast . Very happy with our stay !!!!

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GMEPF, General Manager at Econo Lodge Riverside, responded to this review

Dear Tommy V, I am so glad that we exceeded your expectations. and changed your mind about our hotel. Thank you so much for being our guest and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Christina Loveday General Manager

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My friends and I stayed here when I visited Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It's located outside the chaos area and near river as in picture. It was easy to go to the park with bypass road. The room is clean and there are a variety of food for breakfast but it is the same in everyday.

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Dear Chalairat S, I am pleased to hear you and your friends had an exceptional stay. I am glad you enjoyed our convenient location close to everything but also away from it all. Thank you so much for being our guest and I hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in town. Have a Blessed...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the Little Pigeon River, this 4-time Choice Hotel Gold Award winner features an indoor pool & hot tub, deluxe hot breakfast, riverfront picnic area w/ grills, game room, and is within walking distance of popular restaurants and attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Riverside

Address: 2440 N Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Pigeon Forge
Price Range: $67 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Econo Lodge Riverside 2.5*
Number of rooms: 201
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Riverside Hotel Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge Econo Lodge
Econolodge Pigeon Forge
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#14 Business Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#20 Family Hotel in Pigeon Forge
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“Rooms near the pool are warm and cozy!”
 of 5 bubbles cindylW861PJ, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“great free breakfast and wi-fi”
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“ask for a room over looking the river.”
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“Riverside rooms are great!!! Quiet.”
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  • King Bed
  • frig, microwave
  • closet: 2 extra pillows, extra blanket, iron, ironing board
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 of 5 bubbles kht4unc, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you love a great view, ask for riverview room.”
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