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Best Hotels Downtown Gatlinburg
On the Strip

Downtown Gatlinburg TN at night

If you want to stay in one of the top hotels in downtown

Gatlinburg, TN and be close enough to walk to all the attractions like

Skybridge, Anakeesta, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, all the best restaurants and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park,

this is the list for you!

No need to worry about traffic or parking!

I'm sharing my picks for the best hotels with you

to make your choice easy.

I've chosen these downtown hotels for

  • Best Location

  • Excellent Amenities

  • Best Reviews 

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

Usually, the more expensive, the more amenities. 

This list has something for most everyone's budget!

Each hotel on this list is UNIQUE!

Each have special qualities of their own, 

so, it's up to you to decide what is most important to your stay!

1.) Margaritaville Resort, 539 Parkway  
 

Margaritaville Hotel and Resort, pool view and wateslide in Gatlinburg TN
Margaritaville Hotel and Resort, hotel room view of bed and room decor, in Gatlinburg TN

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Super location, right across from Anakeesta and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies This is one of the highest rated hotels in the area. Tropical theme in the mountains, lets you have the best of both worlds, with tons of amenities.

  • High Speed Internet (WiFi)

  • Pool

  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room

  • Bar / lounge

  • Children Activities 

  • Business Center with Internet Access

  • Conference facilities

  • Valet parking

  • Hot tub

  • Indoor pool

  • Outdoor pool

  • Restaurant

  • Snack bar

  • Poolside bar

  • Banquet room

  • Meeting rooms

  • Spa

  • Salon

  • Concierge

  • Convenience store

  • Non-smoking hotel

  • Outdoor fireplace

  • Shops

  • ATM on site

  • Dry cleaning

  • Self-serve laundry

2.) Hilton Garden Inn, 635 River Rd.

Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Gatlinburg TN, front view
Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Gatlinburg TN, indoor pool view

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Pet friendly rooms available. (Ask for details) This hotel is a 5-minute easy walk to the strip!  Also, an easy walk to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park!

  • Free High-Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)

  • Balconies

  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room

  • Bar / lounge

  • Kids stay free

  • Business Center with Internet Access

  • Conference facilities

  • Hot tub

  • Indoor saltwater pool

  • Restaurant/Bar

  • Breakfast buffet

  • Banquet room

  • Meeting rooms

  • Convenience store

  • Outdoor fireplace

  • Express check-in / check-out

  • Self-serve laundry

3.) Bearskin Lodge, 840 River Rd. 

Bearskin Lodge in Gatlinburg, TN best hotels, front view
Bearskin Lodge in Gatlinburg, TN best hotels, pool and lazy river view

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This beautiful, hotel on the Little Pigeon River is at the very doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, all the hiking trails, and still just a 5 minute's walk to downtown Gatlinburg attractions.

  • High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)

  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room

  • Free breakfast

  • Gift shop

  • Lazy river

  • Outdoor pool

  • Breakfast buffet

  • Vending machine

  • Outdoor fireplace

  • Covered parking

  • Balcony rooms

4.) Holiday Inn Express, 322 Historic Nature Trail 

Holiday inn express front view, Gatlinburg TN best hotels
Holiday inn express  indoor waterslides view, Gatlinburg TN best hotels

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Indoor pool with waterslides and kids play area!

 

Also, just a 5-minute walk to the strip attractions and the Space Needle.  Also, just a 3-minute drive to the Historic Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, hiking trails or the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

  • Free High-Speed Internet (WiFi)

  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room

  • Free breakfast

  • Children's television networks

  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

  • Wifi

  • Indoor pool and Splash Zone Waterpark

  • Breakfast buffet

  • Vending machine

  • Business Center with Internet Access

  • Meeting rooms

  • Convenience store

  • Express check-in / check-out

  • Laundry service

  • Self-serve laundry

5.) Courtyard by Marriott, 315 Historic Nature Trail

Courtyard by Marriott, best hotels in downtown Gatlinburg, TN, front view
outdoor firepit, Courtyard by Marriott, best hotels in downtown Gatlinburg, TN, firepit view

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Nice hotel, just a 5-minute walk to the strip and the Space Needle.  Also, just a 3-minute drive to the Historic Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, hiking trails or the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

  •  High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)

  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room

  • Bar / lounge

  • Kids stay free

  • Business Center with Internet Access

  • Hot tub

  • Indoor pool

  • Restaurant onsite

  • Breakfast available

  • Snack bar

  • Vending machine

  • Meeting rooms

  • Convenience store

  • Non-smoking hotel

  • Outdoor fireplace

  • Express check-in / check-out 

  • Dry cleaning service

6.) Hampton Inn, 967 Parkway  

Hampton Inn on the Parkway, Gatlinburg Creekside aerial view, best hotels downtown Gatlinburg
Hampton Inn on the Parkway, Gatlinburg Creekside balconies view, best hotels downtown Gatlinburg

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Pet friendly hotel!

 

Smack in the middle of all the action of the downtown strip, on the Parkway.  This lovely hotel is 1 of 2 Hampton Inns in Gatlinburg. The other is slightly further from the strip.

Just 300 yards from the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Some rooms overlook LeConte Creek.

It is also one of the most affordable hotels on this list!

  • High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)

  • Outdoor Pool

  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room

  • Free breakfast

  • Children Activities 

  • Pets Allowed (Dog / Pet Friendly)

  • Fireplace

  • Private balconies

7.) Old Creek Lodge, 680 River Rd. 

Old Creek Lodge,  front exterior view, Gatlinburg best hotels downtown
Old Creek Lodge, room view, Gatlinburg best hotels downtown

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This Creekside hotel is just a 5-minute walk to the main strip and attractions of downtown Gatlinburg as well as River Road attractions, shops, restaurants and the Ober Mountain Tram.

It is also one of the most affordable hotels on this list!

  • High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)

  • Free breakfast

  • Fishing

  • Gift shop

  • Outdoor pool

  • Breakfast buffet

  • Vending machine

  • Non-smoking hotel

  • Balconies

8.) Greystone Lodge on the River, 559 Parkway

Balcony seating and creekview room at Greystone Lodge in Gatlinburg, TN, best hotels downtown Gatlinburg TN
outdoor pool with guests and waterslide at Greystone Lodge in Gatlinburg, TN, best hotels downtown Gatlinburg TN

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Excellent location right across the street from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Anakeesta, what more could you want?  

It is also one of the most affordable hotels on this list!

  • High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)

  • Outdoor Pool/waterslide

  • Free breakfast

  • Kids stay free

  • Children's television networks

  • Business Center 

  • Conference facilities

  • Parking garage

  • Vending machine

  • Meeting rooms

  • Laundry service

  • Balconies

  • Fitness Center

  • Fishing Creek

9.) Historic Gatlinburg Inn, 755 Parkway  

Exterior view of Historic Gatlinburg Inn and Skylift in Gatlinburg, TN, best hotels in downtown Gatlinburg TN top hotels
pool view and Space Needle view of Gatlinburg Inn, best hotels downtown Gatlinburg TN

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This location cannot be beat!

 

This is a truly charming and historic hotel, built in 1937, yet modern amenities with "good old days" feel, where the song "Rocky Top" was written, and other historic events.

It is also one of the most affordable hotels on this list!

  • Kids stay free

  • Scenic Views

  • High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Free breakfast buffet

  • Board games / puzzles

  • Vending machine

  • Banquet & Meeting Rooms

  • Bridal Suites

  • Balconies

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