Where to Stay? Your Guide to Gatlinburg’s Accommodations
When you’re planning your visit to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, part of the fun is deciding where you want to stay during your adventure here. We have one of the widest ranges of accommodations available anywhere – but with so any to choose from, how do you pick the one that’s right for you?
Good news… this guide will help you find the best places to stay when you to visit the great Gatlinburg.
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Hotels and Resorts in Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg has plenty of hotels to pick from! All of the biggest hotel chains operate here, and we’ve got many locally owned Gatlinburg hotels, too. Here’s a list of Gatlinburg’s best hotels:
Hampton Inn Gatlinburg
The Hampton Inn Gatlinburg is located on the parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. Most of Gatlinburg’s attractions are within walking distance, and the hotel is only 300 yards from the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Each room has its own private balcony and microwave, and selected rooms have jacuzzis. The hotel also features an outdoor pool, fitness center, and free wi-fi.
Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
The Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg brings that tropical resort feel to the Smoky Mountains. It’s located just across from the Anakeesta theme park, and is just a short walk to the dining and amenities of Gatlinburg’s city center.
Unwind at the expansive outdoor pool or (better yet) at the hotel’s spa! There is also a fitness center, conference room, and free wi-fi.
Bearskin Lodge on the River
Bearskin Lodge on the River is elegantly designed to feel like a ski chalet. The hotel has a swimming pool, 24-hour front desk, and free wi-fi.
Each hotel room features a flat screen TV and refrigerator, and guests have access to free parking.
Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg
The Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg is the first hotel in Tennessee to pursue LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, and it has many “green” designs and features.
The indoor pool and hot tubs are chemical-free, and it has free parking in its reused brick parking lot.
Greystone Lodge on the River
Greystone Lodge on the River is located near the center of Gatlinburg, right at stoplight #5. Hear the sounds of the Pigeon River as it flows outside of Greystone’s 241 guest rooms.
It’s located just steps away from Ripley’s Aquarium, and all of the Gatlinburg trolleys stop right outside. Best of all, kids stay free!
The Park Vista
The Park Vista is a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. It is located on the trolley route, making it a short ride into downtown Gatlinburg. Every room at The Park Vista has a 42-inch flat screen TV with premium channels, plus a balcony.
The Park Vista has a multilevel indoor pool, an on-site fitness center, and over 25,000 feet of convention space.
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park has something for the entire family. Not only is it minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge (home of Dollywood), but it also has an indoor/outdoor water park at the hotel.
Rooms feature a fireplace, kitchenette, and a balcony. The hotel has a fitness center, game room, and mini golf.
Budget-Friendly Hotels in Gatlinburg
Are you looking to visit Gatlinburg on a budget? Have no fear; there are plenty of options! For those who want to keep the price of their accommodation as reasonable as possible, there are plenty of choices here:
Marshall’s Creek Rest Motel
Marshall’s Creek Rest Motel is a locally owned motel located in downtown Gatlinburg, just three blocks from the parkway. They pride themselves on being a “mom and pop” establishment, and this motel has a pool, plus free wi-fi.
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on the River
Located on the banks of the Little Pigeon River, the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on the River is just a short walk from the shopping and dining in downtown. Ride the nearby aerial tramway to Ober Gatlinburg and take in the mountain views!
This hotel has 37 rooms, including 3 suites. Most of the rooms have balconies, and there is also free breakfast and free-wi-fi.
Crossroads Inn and Suites
Crossroads Inn and Suites is only one mile away from the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and close to everything downtown Gatlinburg offers.
Crossroads Inn and Suites has an outdoor pool, fitness area, and free wi-fi.
Old Creek Lodge
Old Creek Lodge is another hotel made to look like a mountain resort. Every room features rustic decor, a stone fireplace, and a balcony with scenic views.
Old Creek Lodge is situated just outside the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and is only one minutes’ drive from Ober Gatlinburg. The hotel itself has an outdoor heated pool, complimentary breakfast and free wi-fi.
Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center
The Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center is located near to some of Gatlinburg’s most popular attractions. Ripley’s Aquarium is a 5 minute walk, and the Gatlinburg Space Needle is a mere 1500 feet away!
Each room has a flat screen TV and desk, in addition to a small refrigerator and a balcony. The hotel has a half indoor, half outdoor pool, as well as free breakfast and free wi-fi.
Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals
Dreaming of a getaway cabin nestled in the Smoky Mountains? Take a look at these beautiful and rustic cabin rental options:
Chalet Village Cabin Rentals
Chalet Village has been in the cabin rental business since 1972. Their cabin rentals are perfect for whatever type of cabin you’re looking for. Group cabins are available for large groups or families, and there are pet-friendly cabins available, as well. They even have cabins that are located by quiet mountain streams, away from it all and perfect for a romantic night for two!
Parkside Cabin Rentals
Parkside Cabin Rentals has over 100 cabins to choose from, ranging from cozy cabins for two all the way up to lodges that will comfortably house over 30 guests (as well as pet-friendly options). With so many cabins to pick from, you can choose one that is close to what interests you in Gatlinburg. Want something closer to downtown, or something closer to the park? You get to decide!
Outback Rentals has been renting cabins since 1995. Every one of their cabins is like a home away from home, with fully stocked linens, kitchens with all appliances, and everything else you need.
They have cabins of varying sizes that can house groups of anywhere from 6 to 12 guests. Depending on the cabin, some of them also have hot tubs, ping pong tables, and arcade games!
Mountain Shadows Resort & Rentals
Mountain Shadows Resort & Rentals prides itself on its rental cabins being located within the city limits of Gatlinburg. Nearly all of their cabins have a front and back deck, with a grill and large hot tub. Every cabin is unique, but other amenities may include game rooms, pool tables, washers, dryers, and wi-fi. Pet-friendly cabins are also available.
Diamond Mountain Rentals
Diamond Mountain Rentals is a veteran-owned company that rents cabins in both Gatlinburg and nearby Pigeon Forge. That means there’s a cabin near every attraction, restaurant, and shopping opportunity around! Diamond Mountain Rentals has a cabin for every party size, and pet-friendly cabins as well as waterfront rentals!
Find Your Place in Gatlinburg
You won’t find a place with a bigger variety of places to stay than Gatlinburg! There are accommodations here for every family size, every budget, and every interest.
Whether it’s the wonder of the Great Smoky Mountains, the bustle and activity of Gatlinburg’s parkway, or the fun of Gatlinburg’s attractions, you’ll find a place to stay that is the perfect fit for you! Before you visit Gatlinburg, Visit Relaxgatlinburg.com where you’ll find all the resources to plan your trip!