Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Photos: Howard Johnson by Wyndham Hotel (Pigeon Forge)

 I thought I'd never stay in another hotel again after our first AirBnB in DC, but Tennessee's unique area is kind of a flip-flop on that one. Most AirBnBs in Pigeon Forge were a little expensive, but the hotels were surprisingly cheap compared to other cities, even my own city which doesn't really see tourists. This Howard Johnson is nothing fancy, but it's a good hotel. We had no problems with our room or the bathroom. The only thing that didn't work was a hair-dryer, but that was a minor issue that didn't plague us. 
 And you have the basic TV, basic cable and HBO, microwave, and mini-fridge. All of them worked fine. 
 On the second floor (if I remember right) there's a little arcade. I thought that was a little neat for a hotel to have if you have kiddos. But since Pigeon Forge has so many things to do, I have to wonder how much traffic this mini arcade sees. I sure didn't play anything. 
 The hotel has two pools. I really wanted to do the big pool and slide. Not even the big pool has a true deep end. I think the big one reaches its deepest end at 5 feet. But the water was too cold when we tried swimming in it at night. A bit of a shame really. 
 But they do have an indoor pool that is heated. So we spent about an hour swimming in it. It's a little tiny, but we chose a time where nobody else was there. 
 I also chose the place for its complimentary breakfast. I try to make our vacations as frugal as I can, and not having to shell out for breakfast was a win for me. They had sausage and eggs, which is what my wife Daisy and my mother ate for the most part. 
 They also had biscuits, which I probably had one too many of. They were okay, but not the best. 
 They also had cereal, but they don't have whole milk. I might as well pour water in the dang bowl, so I skipped out on that. I was going to get a small batch of milk from the nearby Wal-Mart, but the timing didn't work out. 
They also had waffles, donuts, and fruit. Overall I was pleased with this place. It was nice, quiet, and very affordable. 


  1. Sounds and looks great!

  2. The hotel should link to your review, Adam!

  3. Looks like a nice place. We always try to choose something that is clean, functional and affordable. We don't spend much time in the hotel room, so as long as it meets our needs, it's fine.

  4. I like hotels with complimentary breakfasts too.

  5. Sounds like a great place to stay. Glad you had good luck.
    My concern anymore, when I stay at a motel/hotel, I always wonder if they've changed the sheets. Sometimes, it's obvious they have. Other times, not so much.

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  7. We also try to choose a hotel based on if it has complimentary breakfast or not. That's the best way to save money, especially when you have a whole family to feed all day long!

  8. Looks like a great place to stay!

  9. I love hotels that include breakfast! Glad to hear that this worked out for you!