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Wild Bear Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Check in a little slow. Room clean and comfortable. A little out dated. The only complaint was the air freshener. Too strong. We had to leave the door open for a few minutes. Bed slept great.

The staff missed two wake-up calls for us. But did agree to give us 50% off one night's stay. The breakfast at the restaurant was AWESOME! Best breakfast in town.

This is definitely an older facility that has had a few facelifts over the years. We were disappointed that there were no vending machines and only one ice maker for the entire three floor building. Their pancake house was nice. The food was good and they are not lying when they claim to have the largest pancakes in the Smokies!

The staff was great and very nice. I really enjoyed the breakfast. Our room was in the older part of the hotel by the pool. The walls were very thin and the room is in needs of updated. I would have loved to stay in the main building. The out door sitting area with the fireplace was so nice. It was a great way to end your day sitting in the rocking chair by the fire.

Every staff member was very kind rooms were clean any question i had were answered

Nice hotel recently renovated. Located at the edge of Smokey Mountain Nat. Park. Staff was extremely nice. I would stay here again. We could sit on the deck and watch the fireworks at Dollywood.

we made are reservations days ahead on line when got there they said are reservations were canceled we had to take walk in rates and a smaller room but later they got us some chairs to sit in

There are several buildings for the hotel. I am reviewing the one that seems more updated than the others...at least based on the outside of the building. It's the one attached to the front office. Hotel outside appearance is updated and country cute. The inside of the hotel room was super clean, country cute, and the beds were the best hotel beds ever!!! Convenient to the National Forest, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. Overall great couple of days!

We arrived the hotel before 7pm for Labor day weekend. And they assigned us a room that the door lock was broken. I went all the way to the front desk twice and they redo the key card, and still I can't get the door open. The staff came with me and tried to get the door open but failed. So, the staff had to switched us to another room and they said they are overbooked and the only room available has no window in it. Since they said it was the only room left, we had no choice. When I first walked in, there was a dead flying ants on the bed. And when I took shower, I saw a spider and its web hanging over the shower head... I strongly believed this 'no window" room has not been assigned to customers for a while. The reservation came with free pancake breakfast, but there is a 30 minutes wait at 9am because the breakfast is so small. Please don't be thrilled and attracted to free pancake breakfast. It was literally three pancake and you feel obligated to pick something to order (additional eggs, and bacon, etc) because you feel bad not to tips the waiter. We stayed here for two nights and we skipped the second day free pancake breakfast because it is really not worth the time waiting to be seated. Please don't be excited about the name "Wild Bear", there is nothing related to the bear... There are tons of Inns/Motels along the parkway street, I am so regretted picking this one for $120+tax per night. The inn is old and not sound proof. You could hear the noise next door.

Closest hotel in pigeon forge to the mountains and on the parkway. Rooms allitle outdated all though they say newely remodeled. Good for the price would stay again.

The pictures were not what we found when we got there. The bed was not a queen but a full. The room was very small. The pool didn't look like the pictures at all and it was small. Just to have somewhere to sleep, this hotel is it.

The hotel was ok if your just staying for 1 or 2 days. We could here kids running above us most of the time. The said a hot breakfast comes with it. Well it does, but it's only pancakes. If you don't eat pancakes then that's a problem. I think they need to tell people that. The breakfast was good, but we still had to pay nothing was free.

This is a great location in Pigeon Forge. The young man at the front desk was so nice. He has a lot of patience that's for sure. He handled a rude lady very well in my opinion. Not a bad place to stay at all, but I think they should update a little more & better cleaning service is needed. But overall we had a nice stay.

We are a middle class family. We dont have very high high standards....just a roof over our heads for the night. Rooms were clean no smelly aromas. The only problem I had was the parking. Definitely a walk from the parking to the room. We were pleased, over all, with our experience. I never used the wifi but had to rate. Dont know why????

Wonderful place for the price. Clean rooms, excellent location, wonderful breakfast, we will be staying here again.

Our stay at the Rodeway Inn was overall enjoyable. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous and greeted us with a smile every time we walked into the office. The parking lot was a little snowy and icy when we first arrived but between the handyman and sunshine, that cleared up fast. The room was clean and warmed up for us once we arrived. The main drawbacks I had with this place is they advertised FREE BREAKFAST and then when it was breakfast time, nothing was found and no mention of it was made by the staff. The other thing was no FREE WIFI. C'mon eveyone has free wifi now....

The pool was nice, the room was fairly clean. Just a serviceable place to stay that didn't break the bank.

The hotel was in the perfect location, easy access to the mountains or Pigean Forge. The hotel needed a little work like weather stripping around the door, when you see daylight you lose energy. They did ask about the room and had no problems getting there staff to fix the minor issues.

The motel is very good value. The only negative was the mattress, but no mattress is like mine. Older motel, but kept nice...great staff and friendly. Perfect location for the area.

This was our second stay at this hotel. It is an older hotel, but everything is clean and well kept. The staff are always helpful and friendly. We did notice traffic noise more on this trip, but we were in a room that was closer to the road than the room we stayed in last year.

4236 Parkway Pigeon Forge TN

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction is a short stroll from Wild Bear Inn, and other popular attractions like Dollywood are within a few miles (5 km). This 116-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Pigeon Forge and also close to Great Smoky Mountain Wheel and Island at Pigeon Forge.


Dining

Start your day off with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee. This motel has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


Rooms

All of Wild Bear Inn's 116 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Wild Bear Inn, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. This motel also has coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds (GuestRoom)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Parkway View)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside (GuestRoom)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Poolside (GuestRoom)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Wild Bear Inn

Everyone (10) Couples (24) Business (1) Family (11)
4
Everyone

Check in a little slow. Room clean and comfortable. A little out dated. The only complaint was the air freshener. Too strong. We had to leave the door open for a few minutes. Bed slept great.

By , from Ohio on Oct 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 1, 2017

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the comfort of your accommodations and overall cleanliness. We certainly hope that you get the chance to visit us again soon. Luna

3
Everyone

The staff missed two wake-up calls for us. But did agree to give us 50% off one night's stay. The breakfast at the restaurant was AWESOME! Best breakfast in town.

By on Oct 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 1, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. It was our delight to have you stay us. We understand you had some concerns during your stay regarding the cleanliness of your accommodations and our staff's attention to your requests. Guest feedback is vital so that we can provide the best service we can. We appreciate you choosing us for your stay and hope you provide us with the pleasure again in the future. Luna

3
Everyone

This is definitely an older facility that has had a few facelifts over the years. We were disappointed that there were no vending machines and only one ice maker for the entire three floor building. Their pancake house was nice. The food was good and they are not lying when they claim to have the largest pancakes in the Smokies!

By , from Virginia on Sep 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 28, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. All of our guests’ comments are appreciated, as we are always researching areas to improve upon in order to provide our guests with the quality vacation experience. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and we hope that you will visit us again soon. Luna

3

it was okay.

Everyone

The staff was great and very nice. I really enjoyed the breakfast. Our room was in the older part of the hotel by the pool. The walls were very thin and the room is in needs of updated. I would have loved to stay in the main building. The out door sitting area with the fireplace was so nice. It was a great way to end your day sitting in the rocking chair by the fire.

By on Sep 14, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 18, 2017

Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed so many aspects of your vacation, like our breakfast options and our different amenities. We are currently working on upgrading many of our features and appreciate our guests' patience during this process. We hope to exceed all your expectations on your next visit to our property. Sam

5

nice hotel and swimming pool

Everyone

Every staff member was very kind rooms were clean any question i had were answered

By , from sc on Jul 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 25, 2017

Thank you for staying with us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the location of our resort. Our staff is trained to be helpful and accommodating and is great to experience just that. We hope you stay with us again. Allie

5

nice location

Everyone

Nice hotel recently renovated. Located at the edge of Smokey Mountain Nat. Park. Staff was extremely nice. I would stay here again. We could sit on the deck and watch the fireworks at Dollywood.

By on Jul 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 25, 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We are so happy to know that you had a great time and your vacation was everything you wanted. We are glad that you found our location convenient to all of what you wanted to do in the area. We really appreciate you and we certainly look forward to your next stay with us.

4

perfect location

Everyone

we made are reservations days ahead on line when got there they said are reservations were canceled we had to take walk in rates and a smaller room but later they got us some chairs to sit in

By , from ohio on Jul 1, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 25, 2017

Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us. We are very happy to read you enjoyed your visit. As you mentioned, our resort is in the perfect location close to tons of unique activities. We hope to have you visit us again in the near future! Allie

4

updated section is great!

Everyone

There are several buildings for the hotel. I am reviewing the one that seems more updated than the others...at least based on the outside of the building. It's the one attached to the front office. Hotel outside appearance is updated and country cute. The inside of the hotel room was super clean, country cute, and the beds were the best hotel beds ever!!! Convenient to the National Forest, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. Overall great couple of days!

By , from Northern Kentucky on Jun 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 30, 2017

We appreciate your review! Thanks so much, it is a real pleasure to know we have succeeded in providing a quality vacation experience that exceeded your expectations. Knowing you enjoyed all our great amenities is wonderful. On behalf of the entire Westgate Team, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to having you back very soon! Nicole

1

don't be thrilled by the name - bear.it's not good

Everyone

We arrived the hotel before 7pm for Labor day weekend. And they assigned us a room that the door lock was broken. I went all the way to the front desk twice and they redo the key card, and still I can't get the door open. The staff came with me and tried to get the door open but failed. So, the staff had to switched us to another room and they said they are overbooked and the only room available has no window in it. Since they said it was the only room left, we had no choice. When I first walked in, there was a dead flying ants on the bed. And when I took shower, I saw a spider and its web hanging over the shower head... I strongly believed this 'no window" room has not been assigned to customers for a while. The reservation came with free pancake breakfast, but there is a 30 minutes wait at 9am because the breakfast is so small. Please don't be thrilled and attracted to free pancake breakfast. It was literally three pancake and you feel obligated to pick something to order (additional eggs, and bacon, etc) because you feel bad not to tips the waiter. We stayed here for two nights and we skipped the second day free pancake breakfast because it is really not worth the time waiting to be seated. Please don't be excited about the name "Wild Bear", there is nothing related to the bear... There are tons of Inns/Motels along the parkway street, I am so regretted picking this one for $120+tax per night. The inn is old and not sound proof. You could hear the noise next door.

By , from Atlanta on Sep 7, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 24, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your honest review with us. We are disappointed to see that you may have encountered some issues with your visit. We do hope that our resort staff was able to address all of your concerns during your visit. Your complete satisfaction is our goal. It is our hope that you may permit us another opportunity to better exceed of your expectations in the future. Nat

4

good for the price.

Everyone

Closest hotel in pigeon forge to the mountains and on the parkway. Rooms allitle outdated all though they say newely remodeled. Good for the price would stay again.

By , from Chicago IL on Jul 27, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2016

Thank you for your review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed a great overall experience with us. We hope to have another chance to see you vacation with us in the future. Luna