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Gatlinburg, TN: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Gatlinburg center point is around 1 mile northeast of Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre and 1 mile northeast of Hard Rock Cafe.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a tiny mountain resort town southeast of Knoxville. Because the Great Smoky Mountains National Park sits right along Gatlinburg, it's an extremely popular tourist destination for people who want to spend quality time in nature. Gatlinburg has a rich history; the Native Americans spent centuries in the area before the early Americans settled. Much of Gatlinburg has a rustic design, adding to its charm as a tourist destination. They have tourist attractions including museums, haunted tours, theaters, and a ski resort. More from this guide...

"Make sure you go to the moonshine distillery too"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 19-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains is the romantic town of Gatlinburg. A huge array of shops and attractions are on both sides of the street, and you will likely not be able to do everything on the first trip. You can also go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and hike any number of trails rated from beginner to expert. Make sure you go to the moonshine distillery too, where you can sample all of the flavors for free (with a valid ID of course).

Gatlinburg Hotels & Accommodations

River Terrace Resort & Convention Center - Gatlinburg 240 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Website
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 6 floors in hotel
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg 315 Historic Nature Trail Airport Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • 3-star hotel
  • Check in: 16:00
Holiday Inn Express Gatlinburg Downtown - Gatlinburg
322 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Cheap Convention Center property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg - Gatlinburg 635 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00pm
  • New hotel
  • Great restaurants
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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Rst
404 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Next-door to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Gatlinburg-Smoky Mountain makes it easy to step outside and enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The hotel itself is made up of lodge-type guest rooms and suites. You will find a whirlpool, fitness center, billiards room, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and spa services within the hotel. There are dining facilities on the premises, however, you may enjoy traveling just a minute or two to experience a wide array of restaurants. Also nearby is the Hollywood Star Cars Museum, the Amazing Mirror Maze, and the Wild Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark.
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 106 suites
Twin Mountain Inn & Suites : 3929 South River Rd. 3929 South River Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 ~4.72 miles northwest of Gatlinburg
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 10 suites
  • Close to restaurants
  • Standard TV
Best Western Plaza Inn - Pigeon Forge 3755 Pkwy., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 ~4.98 miles northwest of Gatlinburg
  • 3 star Resort property
  • Check in: 04:00
Riverstone Resort & Spa : 212 Dollywood Lane 212 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 ~5.08 miles northwest of Gatlinburg
  • Four star Resort property
  • 4 conference rooms in property
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Quality Inn & Suites 401 Hemlock St., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • 3 star hotel
  • 85 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Swimming pool great
  • Good minibar
Zoder's Inn & Suites 402 Pkwy., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Fantastic value
  • Close to downtown shopping
Edgewater Hotel & Conference Center 402 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • The Edgewater Hotel - Gatlinburg is right in the center of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In fact, the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and the Gatlinburg Convention Center are just down the street from the hotel. Guests who are looking for a hotel that has everything will be pleased to discover that the Edgewater Hotel offers heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, a hot complimentary breakfast, a fitness room, a trout pond in the front yard, and a family room with an arcade. Guest rooms have a fabulous view of the surrounding mountains, high-speed Internet access, data ports, voice mail, as well as other standard amenities.
  • Mid-scale Mountain property
  • Hotel has 8 floors
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Country Inn & Suites Gatlinburg 421 Reagan Lane, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • 3-star property
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites at the Conference Center 135 Reagan Dr., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Two star Convention Center property
  • 10 suites in property
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The Park Vista a Doubletree by Hilton Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg 705 Cherokee Orchard Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Three Star Mountain property
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Staff was fantastic
  • Most guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
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Hampton Inn Gatlinburg Tn 967 Pkwy., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Low Cost Mountain hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • Most guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
  • Private balcony
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Gatlinburg Town Square a Summer Bay Resort - Gatlinburg 414 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Mid-scale Mountain property
  • Check-in time: 4pm
  • Rooms are ok
  • Good design
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on the River - Gatlinburg 310 Cottage Dr., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Low-priced property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Baymont Inn & Suites Gatlinburg on the River 293 Pkwy., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • 2 star Mountain hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Great view
  • Affordable parking
Creekstone Inn : 4034 River Rd. South 4034 River Rd. South, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 ~4.58 miles northwest of Gatlinburg
  • Low-priced Riverfront hotel
  • Check in time: 03:00PM
  • Great registration staff
  • Great view
Ramada Pigeon Forge South in Pigeon Forge
4010 Pkwy., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 ~4.62 miles northwest of Gatlinburg
  • 3 star Convention Center property
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
Best Western Toni Inn - Pigeon Forge 3810 Pkwy., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 ~4.90 miles northwest of Gatlinburg
  • 2 star Resort hotel
  • 3 floors in property
Bluegreen Vacations Mountain Loft Ascend Resort Collection 110 Mountain Loft Dr., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • 4-star Mountain hotel
  • 104 sleeping rooms in hotel
Brookside Resort in Gatlinburg 436 East Pkwy., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • 3-star Resort property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • No eggs
  • Ice machine broken
Sleep Inn & Suites 335 East Pkwy., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Low Cost Mountain hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Location is great
  • Bathroom could be optimized
Rocky Waters Inn & Suites
333 Pkwy., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Midscale Mountain property
  • Hotel has 40 suites
  • Almost all guests enjoyed the balcony
  • Management was excellent, said 88%
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Seasonality of Gatlinburg, Tennessee

If you're trying to visit Gatlinburg during their low season, you should head there during April or May. Historically, those two months see the fewest visitors, so you can probably expect lower hotel prices and a less crowded time on the mountain trails. May and October offer prime hiking weather, since the summer months can be a bit too hot to be comfortable for folks looking to explore outdoor activities. One of the most popular times to visit is in fall, when you can see the entire mountain range change colors. Late September through early November are the best times for fall foliage, but autumn is also peak tourist season.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Gatlinburg, TN:

seasonality of hotel rates in Gatlinburg

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average price trends by star rating class in Gatlinburg, TN. Analyze these line graphs to determine the most cost effective dates to stay in Gatlinburg for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

4 Star Average Prices: $148.14

Head to the 4-star Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort for a luxury stay in Gatlinburg. The 4-star mountain resort has 21 floors and 1108 guest rooms with amenities like refrigerators, rich vibrant interior styling, and available satellite programming. Harrah's has a full service spa, where you can get a massage or the body treatment of your choice. They've also got an outdoor seasonal pool with a poolside bar, a terrace, free valet parking, 10 restaurants, two cafes, and a nightclub, just in case the casino wasn't enough entertainment for you!

Visit the Riverstone Resort & Spa for a 4-star stay near Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, and golfing. The guest rooms are individually decorated and come with kitchens. The hotel has a full-service spa, where you can go for massages and treatments like facials. Their water activities are unbeatable; they've got an indoor pool, a lazy river, and a spa tub. Enjoy free wi-fi on your device while you sit by the fireplace in the lobby, or enjoy the beauty of the on-site garden.

The Margaritaville Island Hotel is just a few miles from the center of Gatlinburg, offering you all the luxury amenities you could want in a convenient location. It was built in 2014, so you know you'll be getting ultra-new facilities. They offer an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center open 24 hours. You'll also enjoy free wi-fi, on-site shopping, a restaurant, and a coffee shop.

Christopher Place in Newport, Tennessee is a boutique operation with only 8 rooms total, meaning you'll get a quiet, personalized experience when you stay there. This 4-star luxury property has a library, a bar and lounge, a pool table, and on-site tennis. Enjoy spa services or explore their library. Free wi-fi, free breakfast, and an outdoor pool will delight every type of traveler.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Gatlinburg

Affordable Options in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

3 Star Average Prices: $108.24

Find a truly affordable hotel option when you book at the Green Valley Motel. A standard room with one king bed will go lower than $40 a night, depending on the season, and you can book a room with a queen bed and a sofa bed for less than $50 a night. They offer basic amenities like free wi-fi, an outdoor pool, and coffee and tea in the lobby. You can take an area shuttle around Pigeon Forge for a surcharge.

The Rodeway Inn in Knoxville offers considerably more room options for below $50 than the Green Valley Motel, but at the expense of location. It's more than 25 miles away from Gatlinburg, whereas the Green Valley Motel is right in the city. That being said, the Rodeway Inn is the kind of place that will fit into almost any budget, as long as you don't mind driving a bit to get to Gatlinburg. They offer free wi-fi, free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and are a pet-friendly establishment.

The Econo Lodge Morristown is also a bit of a hike from the center of Gatlinburg, but this budget property has unbeatable rates when you want to stay long-term. Their week or two-week rates are lower than their nightly rates, and almost always end up averaging considerably less than $50 a night. Even their nightly rates for short-term stays are extremely affordable. They have basic amenities like free wi-fi and free breakfast. They also allow pets, and children 18 and younger are allowed to stay free with their parents.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Gatlinburg

2 Star Average Prices: $85.12

2 Star Hotel Prices in Gatlinburg

Where are the real discounts in Gatlinburg

Whether you have AAA, AARP, or a military discount, you want to know you're taking full advantage of your potential to get discounted hotel rooms. For great discounts no matter what kind of discount you qualify for, check out the Red Roof Inn & Suites Pigeon Forge - Parkway. The AAA rate, the senior rate, and the military/government rate are all comparable, and can save $10 or more when applied to the right room. The Red Roof Inn & Suites has an outdoor pool, free wi-fi, and lets you bring your pets.

The Quality Inn Creekside - Downtown Gatlinburg is a little pricier than the Red Roof Inn & Suites, partly because of its central location. They offer more AAA options than senior options, but when senior rates are available the price deduction is the same as the AAA discount. At the Quality Inn Creekside, you'll be within walking distance of several of downtown Gatlinburg's most popular attractions. It offers free wi-fi, a free breakfast, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

The Super 8 Pigeon Forge-Emert St doesn't offer any senior rates, but they do have AAA and military/government discounts available. Their AAA rate will save you a bit more than their military discount rate will, but both are worthwhile, especially if you want extra amenities like a hot tub. This budget hotel offers free wi-fi and tour assistance, so if you're visiting Gatlinburg for the first time, let the hotel staff help plan your sightseeing!

Best Value Options in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Find a hotel that isn't outside your budget, but still offers you the amenities you're seeking in Gatlinburg accommodations. You don't have to go ultra-low-cost to get a good value.

The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites at the Convention Center is in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, but you won't pay typical downtown prices when you stay there. Rates are often well under $100 a night, without skimping on the amenities. Get all the basics like an outdoor pool, a free continental breakfast, sattelite TV, and free wi-fi.

The Rocky Waters Inn & Suites overlooks the river, and is less than a mile from downtown Gatlinburg. You'll ll get beautiful views and a central location, all for prices that are often considerably lower than $100 a night. The hotel only has 36 rooms, but each one has a private furnished balcony. You'll get to enjoy an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub when you stay here. Plus, you can take advantage of free continental breakfast and free wi-fi.

Like the Rocky Waters Inn & Suites, the Baymont Inn & Suites Gatlinburg on the River offers lovely river views and is less than a mile from downtown Gatlinburg. It's a little pricier than the other two, with rates often starting just under $120 a night, but it offers extra amenities that make it worth the extra bucks. The Baymont Inn & Suites has a sauna, an indoor pool, a fireplace in the lobby, fitness facilities, and a game room. Enjoy free wi-fi and free breakfast, and if you're going to be coming or going quickly, you'll love the express check-in and check-out options.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee's Lodges and Mountain Resorts

You don't want to miss out on the beautiful mountain scenery when you're in Gatlinburg, which is why you should stay in a mountain lodge during your time there. Gatlinburg and the surrounding area offers several beautiful properties, like the Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend, Tennessee. The 4-star hotel has only 20 rooms, each decorated in a picturesque style that evokes the charms of log cabins and rustic living without skimping on amenities. They have a restaurant, a bar, a cafe, and a fitness facility. They also offer free wi-fi and breakfast, and let you bring your pets.

The Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa is styled like one giant log cabin. This beautiful 3.5-star mountain resort has 765 rooms, which feature refrigerators, microwaves, and DVD players. Their outdoor activities will make families rejoice; they've got two outdoor pools, four spa tubs, and for an extra fee you can enter their water park. The full-service spa offers all the spa treatments you love to pamper yourself with.

If you're traveling with a group to Gatlinburg, you can find the perfect hotel at a discounted group rate. Enjoy the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains and the quaint, historic town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee soon!

Recent traveler guest reviews of Gatlinburg, TN

Below are reviews of the city of Gatlinburg, TN from an actual visitor's perspective.

"I Love this City"
Score 4.0 / 5

I have been coming to Gatlinburg since I was a child so Gatlinburg has my heart. I love the stores and I'm sad that I was not able to see any wild bears this year..:)

Mary F., from 20-May-2017
Score 5.0 / 5

Great place to visit for all ages.

Matt L., from 02-May-2016
"Beautiful Mountains"
Score 5.0 / 5

Visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a must for any outdoor adventure seeker. Hundreds of trails, wildlife, and even waterfalls. It's a magical place.

Rhonda B., from 20-Jun-2015
"Live Entertainment, Special Events, and More."
Score 4.0 / 5

There is so much to do. Need time to really explore it all. The back drops are breathtaking. 11% taxes so be prepared.

Lavell T., from 13-Apr-2015
"Great City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Beautiful scenery throughout. Recommend a visit.

Aaron S., from 27-Oct-2014
"Enjoyable Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

I loved walking up and down the strip going to different shops.

Barbara J G., from 14-Sep-2014
"There Is So Much To Do"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great place for a couples or family retreat. There is so much to do in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Seiverville area. We have to go back just to do everything we want to experience. We were there for five days. The two standout activities that everyone extremely enjoyed are the Ripley's 5D Theatre and The Soul of Motown show at The Grande Majestic Theater. Excellent fun and everyone kept talking about those two activities. My husband and I certainly want to go back to The Soul of Motown show. The food at the show was excellent as well. We went to a lot of restaurants and the two that stood out was Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co. and Mama's Farmhouse. The Ripley's golf courses are well maintained and the themes are cute with interactive characters throughout. Can't wait until our next trip to the area.

Freba D., from 05-Aug-2014
Score 4.0 / 5

All the quaint shops are a treat.

Chad N., from 04-Apr-2014
"Teenage Friendly"
Score 5.0 / 5

It's a great city for teenagers! Lots of cheap activities, variety of places to eat.

Susan K., from 21-Jan-2014
Score 5.0 / 5

The small shops, resturants, and view of the mountains.

Kim R., from 20-Jan-2014
"Convention center"
Score 5.0 / 5

The ability to be able to walk to the convention center and not have to move vans and buses was great.

Kim T., from 25-Nov-2013
"Just another tourist town!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Just another tourist town!

James A., from 03-Nov-2013
"Loved it"
Score 4.0 / 5

Loved it

Phyllis G., from 25-Oct-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Gatlinburg, TN shown above is 4.6 out of 5 based on 14 reviews
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