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10 Top Hotels in Pigeon Forge
& Near Dollywood

The Lodge at Camp Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, top hotels, front view

Here is my list of the best hotels in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 

These gems rated the highest overall, and across the board in my comparison

of all the ratings from multiple sources and reviews.

Hotels are numbered here in no specific order.

These hotels all ranked extremely high in these categories:

  • Clean

  • Good Location

  • Excellent Amenities

  • Friendly Staff

  • Comfortable

  • Best Reviews 

Prices will vary, so check your dates and compare your favorites.

This list has something for most everyone.

Each hotel on this list is UNIQUE!

1.) Residence Inn, 2959 Teaster Lane  

Best Hotels in Pigeon Forge, Residence Inn, Exterior view with pool
Fire table near swimming pool at hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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This is a Marriott Hotel and its location is excellent, right between The Island, LeConte Center, and Ripken Experience.  But since it is on Teaster Lane, it's not on the main Parkway, which gets you out of the worst traffic, but still very close to all the attractions. The view overlooking the city is wonderful.  Free breakfast, fitness center, and yes - a dog park!  It is actually pet friendly (for a fee), and there is a fenced area to let your dog run!

You can get a room with a great view, facing the mountains or The Island, and you are also close to Dollywood and the Mountain Mile, among tons of other things on the Parkway. They also offer extended stays.

2.) DreamMore Resort, 2525 DreamMore Way

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa entrance sign with resort and hotel in the background, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Dining Room at DreamMore's Song and Hearth Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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So, Wow. So much to say about beautiful DreamMore Resort & Spa. But let me sum it up by saying, this is Dolly's place. Very family friendly, live music, lots of activities, a friendly staff and very clean.


A free shuttle takes you to and from Dollywood Theme Park & Splash Country. It also has onsite restaurants, (where you can get Dolly's famous cinnamon bread, Stone Soup and more), game room, fire pits, indoor & outdoor swimming pools and meeting spaces, including help with your wedding there.


A full-service spa, and lots of Dolly's special touches, and perks, like Fast Pass and early entry for the park and treats like smores, hot apple cider and more.


If you've always wanted to know, "What would Dolly do?", this is the place for you!

3.) Margaritaville Island Hotel131 Island Drive

Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, front view
Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, room view

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This is the big hotel on the river, that is actually part of The Island itself!


They have spacious, tropical beach themed rooms and some of the rooms have balconies that overlook the shopping breezeway or can overlook the river.  It has a top rated spa, a rooftop swimming pool and bar, the onsite Margaritaville restaurant, and lots of fun amenities like firepits, private pool cabanas, live entertainment, and access to everything you could ever want at The Island itself!


It's definitely 5 o'clock somewhere, and that means here.

4.) Blue Mountain Mist Country Inn, 1811 Pullen Rd.

blue mountain mist front view of Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Pigeon Forge Tennessee
Cottage room at bed and breakfast in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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This top-rated Bed & Breakfast is near Dollywood, only 5 minutes away, just off a country backroad. 

This is a romantic, Victorian farmhouse that has 12 rooms and 5 cottages on 60 acres.  You can stay in the main house, or in the cute, cozy cottages onsite. It also has a full-service day spa, breakfast and meals served daily, a hiking trail, and pretty mountain views.


Anniversary, Spa and Valentine Packages available. While the address is technically Sevierville, it's right on the edge of the Pigeon Forge City limits, and very close to Dollywood and the Parkway.

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5.) Inn on the River, 2492 Parkway

front view of the Inn on the River, a Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Hotel
Firepit at Inn on the River in Pigeon Forge

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Inn on the River has a free breakfast bar, private balconies that overlook the river, a heated indoor pool, and outdoor swimming pool, fire pit, super nice outdoor dining area, and it's right on the main Parkway.  They also have free guest EV chargers, a trolley stop right out front, free cookies, coffee and popcorn, along with free kid's activities, kid's gift bags and excellent reviews.


Ask about your free ticket to Skyland Ranch!

6.) Arbors at Island Landing, 2809 Parkway  

Balcony view over the Main Parkway, the main drag, at The Arbors Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Landscaping and statues at The Arbors Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Arbors is one of the most affordable, budget friendly - but - excellent hotels on this list. If you are on looking for a good value, you will want to look at this one!


Arbors is also one of the great Rod Run hotels in the area, with balcony rooms overlooking the Parkway.  It's very clean, friendly and right on the main drag. It has an outdoor, heated swimming pool, a firepit, beautiful landscaping and you get free pancakes at the restaurant across the street. They also have free snacks, coffee and apple cider all day, free fishing with their poles and outdoor games and it's right on the river.

See My Top 10 Rod Run Hotels

7.) The Inn at Christmas Place, 119 Christmas Tree Lane 

My photo of The Inn at Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge, TN
Inn at Christmas Place Indoor Pool, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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If you haven't guessed, this is a beautiful, year-round Christmas themed hotel.  It's really a whole experience and gets very high marks for amenities and cleanliness.  It looks a bit like a castle, and has lots of nostalgia, with both indoor and outdoor pools. 


Santa visits frequently, even in June. You will enjoy scavenger hunts, in-room Christmas trees, music, fresh cookies, and a very warm, family friendly atmosphere. Some rooms have balconies. It's in an excellent location, right in the middle of all the Parkway action and restaurants.


Amazing, free hot breakfast, fitness center, gardens and pond, uniformed bellmen, and we cannot leave out the magical, German glockenspiel.  Also, it has a brand-new outdoor pool for 2024!


8.) Courtyard by Marriott, 120 Community Center Dr.

Courtyard by Marriott, front view, top hotels in pigeon forge, Tennessee
Lazy River at one of the best Hotels in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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This hotel is right off of the middle of the Pigeon Forge Parkway, right near The Island, and 5-10 minutes from Dollywood. It has all the nice amenities like balcony rooms, city views, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a lazy river, fitness center, hot tub, fire pits, and a game room.


A restaurant called "The Bistro" is onsite if you get hungry, where you can buy breakfast and dinner, and they also have a bar and lounge.  In addition, they have spaces for weddings, corporate events, meetings, group activities and a business center. This hotel has tons of excellent reviews!

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9.) The Lodge at Camp Margaritaville, 149 Cates Lane 

The Lodge at Camp Margaritaville Hotel, front view at night, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
2 dogs sit in front of the Barkaritaville sign with some pumpkins in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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This is a hotel and RV Resort combined. And if you're not bringing your Rv, "The Lodge" is where you will be staying.  What people love about this place is that its clean, pet and family friendly and has tons of fun amenities!


There are a lot of things to do here. They have an outdoor pool with waterslides, a lazy river, hot tub and daily activities.  It also has a playground, arcade, firepit, bar & grill, breakfast buffet (not free), golf cart rentals, tennis courts, duckpin bowling, a giant Jenga, a dog park called Barkaritaville, and more. Some rooms have balconies and are bright and spacious. 

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10.) Berry Springs Lodge, 2149 Seaton Springs Rd. 

Berry Springs lodge front view, Pigeon Forge or Sevierville, Tennessee bed and breakfast
hot tub on a balcony with mountain view at Berry Springs Lodge in Sevierville, Tennessee near Dollywood

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Berry Springs Lodge is a romantic bed & breakfast, lodge-style resort with 13 private rooms, tucked away on 30 secluded acres, yet just 5 minutes from Dollywood and 10 minutes from the Parkway.


You get access to meals, hiking and bike trails, fishing ponds, fire pit, a pavilion and more. They provide complimentary coffee & snacks 24/7, some rooms with private decks and hot tubs are available, and wonderful mountain views. The roads are easy and no problem, even if its snowing, they won't be too bad.


This is an adult oriented lodge, but some kids 12 and over can also stay. Honeymoon packages and other services are available.

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