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We visit Pigeon Forge and Dollywood several times a year, and we’ve tried many of the closest hotels to the park. Today, we are here to show you the best hotels near Dollywood so you can make a decision on what’s best for your family!

If you are heading to the area mainly for Dollywood, it makes sense to stay nearby, and that’s what we normally do. From this location, you will be right at the edge of Pigeon Forge with easy access to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Dollywood area is just off the Pigeon Forge Parkway with lots to do if you are in town on a day the park is closed or just want something else to do while you are in town.

For our favorite Pigeon Forge hotels, we have described the types of rooms available, which is important for us as a family of 6, as well as the amenities, distance to Dollywood, star rating and the estimated time it will take to drive to Dollywood (depending upon traffic of course!).

We have also added a list of some other nearby hotels that we haven’t stayed at yet in case you want more options.

dollywood's dreammore resort

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

This Four-Star Hotel is very nice, and provides a tram service to Dollywood to guests! They have fun activities for the kiddos with their Camp DW program as well. (You can see all of the Dream More Resort activities for kids in our guide here!).

If you have a larger family, there is only one type of room that you can all stay together in, which is the junior suite. This suite sleeps 6 and is the largest available. If you have more than 6 in your party, you’ll have to get a second room.

Location: 2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Types of Rooms:

  • Double Queen: Sleeps 4 guests and has two queen beds.
  • King with Bunk: Sleeps 4 guests and has a king bed and a bunk bed.
  • Premier King Hearing Accessible: Sleeps 4 guests with a king bed and a sleeper sofa.
  • Family Suite: Sleeps 4 in two sleeping quarters and has a king bed in one room with twin bunk beds in the other.
  • Junior Suite: Sleeps 6 and has a king bed, a sleeper sofa, and twin bunk beds.
  • Patio Poolside Suite: Private patio & pool view, sleeps 4 and has a king bed in one room and twin bunk beds in the other.


  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Free self parking
  • Family game room
  • Outdoor pool area called “the swimming hole” with splash pad, waterfall and zero-depth entry
  • Outdoor hot tub for ages 16 and up
  • Camp DW for the kids with lots of daily activities
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Playground
  • For guests with Dollywood tickets – trolley service to the park, Saturday early entry, complimentary Dollywood Time Saver pass, complimentary package delivery

Distance: 2.5 Miles

Google Review Star Rating: 4.6

ETA to Dollywood: 4 Minutes by car or Tram

Book a room at the Dreammore Resort here

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mountain vista inn and suites at night

Mountain Vista Inn & Suites

This location is perfect for those not only doing Dollywood on their trip! It is a short walk from the Island, Pirate Dinner Show, and other attractions. We stayed here during a Christmas trip, and while it isn’t a luxury hotel by any means, the price was great, the pool was indoors and heated and the kids had a great time.

From our window on the top floor in our 3 bedroom suite we could see fireworks from Dollywood at night and we had a wonderful view of the Island.

This hotel has been undergoing renovations and it’s much nicer for 2023.

Location: 3213 2647 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Types of Rooms

  • 2 Double Bed: Sleeps max of 5, Two queen Beds in two bedrooms.
  • King with Spa: Sleeps 2. King bed with a spa bath, microwave, and a fridge.
  • King Size Bed: Sleeps 2, King bed with a spa bath, microwave, and a fridge.
  • King Bath Spa: Sleeps 2, King bed in a more spacious room, spa bath, and a sofa.
  • 3 Bedroom Suites: Sleeps 7, 3 queen beds in 3 separate bedrooms.
  • Presidential Suites: Sleeps 5, 2 spacious bedrooms with beds and a separate seating area.
  • Penthouse Room: Sleeps 8, two bedrooms with several beds, dining table, and spa bath.
  • Family Suites: Sleeps 2, has two separate, spacious bedrooms.


  • Small heated indoor pool (be aware if you come during the cold months that you will have to go outside, take the elevator, and walk outside back to your room)
  • Family rooms – this was a big one for us as we like to get one room for our family of 6 when we can’t get a cabin for a decent price
  • Free parking
  • Free wifi
  • Small microwave and fridge in room

Distance: 4.5 miles

Google Review Star Rating: 2.6

ETA to Dollywood: 9 min

Check out the Mountain Vista Inn and book a room here

View the inn:

exterior with sign of the comfort inn and suites near dollywood

Comfort Inn & Suites at Dollywood Lane

This Hotel gives a modest stay and is decently close to some Pigeon Forge favorites! The rooms are generally nice and the checking in/out process is easy. It is located near Dolly Parton’s Stampede dinner show.

Location: 3712 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Types of Rooms

  • 1 King Bed, Balcony: Sleeps 2, has king bed with balcony view
  • 1 King Bed, Mountain View; Sleeps 2, has king bed and Mountain view, and two person hot tub
  • 1 King Bed, 1 Room Suite, Balcony: Sleeps 4, has a king bed and two person sofa bed, balcony, and two person Whirlpool
  • 2 Queen Beds, balcony: Sleeps 6, has two queen beds and a two person sofa bed, and balcony


  • Free breakfast buffet each morning
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Golfing, hiking, horse riding, skiing and other activities nearby
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Golf cart on site
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An indoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Distance: 3.4 miles

Google Reviews Star Rating: 4.2

ETA to Dollywood: 6 min

Check out the Comfort Inn and Suites and book a room here

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exterior of holiday inn pigeon forge on a cloudy day

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pigeon Forge

This hotel is a great choice with straight-forward rooms, free hot breakfast, and an indoor pool! It is walking distance from Pigeon Forge attractions such as the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Titanic Museum.

Location: 308 Henderson Chapel Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Types of Rooms

  • 2 Queen Beds Standard: Sleeps 4, has two queen beds in one room.
  • 1 King Bed Standard: Sleeps 2, has one king bed in a single room
  • 1 King Bed Suite with Extra Floor Space: Sleeps 2, has one king bed in a room with extra square footage and a nice bathroom


  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water dispenser
  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Discount at nearby fitness center
  • Golfing, skiing and snowboarding nearby
  • On-site business center open 24 hours
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (1140 square feet)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An indoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa tub

Distance: 4.4 miles

Google Reviews Star Rating: 4.1 

ETA to Dollywood: 11 min

Click here to check out the Holiday Inn and book a room

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Other hotels near Dollywood worth checking out:

exterior of quality inn near dollywood

Quality Inn Dollywood Lane

All Season Suites

exterior of la quinta inn

La Quinta Inn

exterior of the arbors at island landing

Arbors at Island Landing

exterior of willow brook lodge with view of pool

Willow Brook Lodge

exterior of the ramsey hotel

Ramsey Hotel

exterior of twin mountain inn

Twin Mountain Inn

exterior of fairfield inn

Fairfield Inn

exterior of hilton garden inn

Hilton Garden Inn

exterior of best western plaza in showing pool

Best Western Plaza Inn

Green Valley Motel

exterior of margaritaville island hotel at night

Margaritaville Island Hotel

exterior of springhill suites at dusk

Springhill Suites

Final Thoughts on Hotels Near Dollywood

There is no shortage of hotels in Pigeon Forge near Dollywood. Personally, for our family, it comes down to hotel prices first, how nice they are and then proximity. When we were single we stayed at some super cheap hotels, but with the kids we try to stay at places that are a little nicer. They don’t have to be luxury hotels, but we do expect something clean and comfortable.

Honestly when we take a road trip to the Gatlinburg area we don’t spend a lot of time in our room so it’s not super important to us that it has a lot of amenities. A free breakfast is a huge perk, though, with four growing boys, so that is something we consider when we choose a hotel vs cabin.

All of the hotel rooms we’ve stayed in have had basics like a hair dryer, free wi-fi, coffee maker in room and a separate bedroom area for mom and dad, while others even had private balconies, gas fireplaces and spacious guest rooms.

The Dollywood theme park and Splash Country water park are great places to visit and we head out that way several times a year. It’s fun for the entire family!

Hope to see you there!

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