Are you looking for a hotel in Gatlinburg right on the Parkway strip? Most of the popular attractions and restaurants are here, so it makes sense to stay close by. However, while there are many hotels on this famous road, there are even more highly-rated hotels just off the Strip. We’ll show you the top suites suitable for both families and couples. Here are the top Gatlinburg hotels on the Strip.

Best Suites for Couples

  • Greystone Lodge on the River – This hotel’s King Executive Suites are some of the most romantic in Gatlinburg. Couples can choose from either an in-room stone fireplace or a private soaking tub in the bathroom. Another good option is the King Executive Deluxe as it has river views from the private balcony.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg – The best suites here are the King Room with Whirlpool and Fireplace. Couples can relax in a jetted tub, then warm up by a roaring fire, both steps from the bed.
  • River Edge Inn – We highly recommend the King Suites for their romantic charm and atmosphere. They have everything you need for the perfect getaway, including a fireplace, spa tub, and a private balcony.

Best Suites for Families

  • Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg – Margaritaville Resort features the best family-friendly suites and amenities in Gatlinburg. You’ll love the King Family Suites with the added sofa bed and whimsical beachy decor. Throw in the splash pool, waterslides, and lots of food options and you have a family getaway everyone will remember.
  • River Edge Inn – There’s no suite better than the Deluxe Family Suite. With 5 beds it’s big enough for 9, plus there’s a full kitchen, a spacious living area, and a private balcony.

Cheapest Hotels

  • Econo Lodge Inn & SuitesEcono Lodge Inn & Suites is a top choice for budget-conscious travelers due to its prime location on Gatlinburg’s Strip. The King Rooms are the best value with rates as low as $49 USD from January through March.
  • Baymont by WyndhamBaymont by Wyndham is one of Gatlinburg’s most popular hotels, known for its affordable rates and riverside setting. For the best value, we recommend the King Rooms with Riverview. Some months, it may go as low as $50 USD per night which includes a free breakfast.

Other Things to Consider

  • Hot Tubs – If you’re looking for hotels with hot tubs, the Hilton Garden Inn and River Edge Inn are the best. Both hotels’ King Suites feature whirlpool or spa tubs.
  • Fireplace – For the best fireplaces, Greystone Lodge features a large stone fireplace in the King Executive Suite. The Hilton Garden Inn was another guest favorite, offering fireplaces in some of their king rooms and suites.
  • River ViewsGreystone Lodge’s King Executive Suite has a private balcony overlooking the Little Pigeon River. There’s also Baymont by Wyndham, where rooms and suites feature river views.
  • Swimming Pools – Many of Gatlinburg’s best hotels feature both indoor and outdoor pools. But more visitors talk about the resort-style pool at Margaritaville Gatlinburg. Besides the large pool, kids will love the waterslide.
  • Attractions – Gatlinburg is home to popular tourist attractions, including the Gatlinburg Space Needle. If you want to stay close by, both Gatlinburg Inn and Country Inn and Suites are within easy walking distance of most attractions.

1. Gatlinburg Inn

If you want to stay in the place that’s in the midst of everything, check out the Gatlinburg Inn. On arrival, you’ll see a historic hotel that nurtures tradition. Its quaint rooms provide all the necessary amenities. Start your day with a full American breakfast and spend some time on the porch. You’ll love the hotel’s charming surroundings. What makes this hotel such a good choice though is its central location on the strip.

  • Guest Reviews: I loved the vintage decor, especially the rocking chairs on the porch. Everything exceeded my expectations.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Best Rooms: Standard Rooms
  • Address: 755 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States 

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2. Greystone Lodge on the River

This charming hotel is conveniently situated in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, along the Little Pigeon River. They offer cottages nearby for couples looking for a more intimate ambiance. Rooms in the Lodge are newly renovated and feature private balconies. The suite with a soaking tub and wall-mounted TV is very popular. In the morning, enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast. They also have an outdoor pool if you want to take a dip.

  • Guest Reviews: We were right downtown close to everything we wanted to see. Oh and a beautiful river view from our balcony.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Soaking Tub Suite
  • Address: 559 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3201, United States 

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3. Zoders Inn and Suites

Another hotel nestled on Gatlinburg’s Parkway Strip is Zoders Inn and Suites. Its peaceful yet central location is perfect for exploring local attractions. Their balcony rooms overlooking the creek are quite popular with couples. But if you want an extra romantic getaway, have a look at the Dream Villa. For families, the Tower Suite is the best option. Outside the rooms, they have indoor and outdoor pools, both settled in a relaxing environment.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was nice with a fireplace and jacuzzi, but I would have preferred one with a balcony overlooking the river.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Best Rooms: Tower Suite
  • Address: 402 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

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4. LeConte Motor Lodge

Stay at LeConte Motor Lodge to have Gatlinburg’s attractions within walking distance. It’s an affordable lodging option that provides all the essentials. Some rooms and suites have balconies and hot tubs. Free continental breakfast is provided too. Onsite, you can take a dip in a heated outdoor or indoor pool. While the hotel is in a great location, some of its amenities do need updating.

  • Guest Rating: We had a great room and the tub was perfect after a day walking around Gatlinburg. 
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Suites with Jetted Tubs
  • Address: 929 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

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5. Crossroads Inn & Suites

Conveniently located in the middle of the Gatlinburg Strip, Crossroads Inn & Suites is another hotel in a great location. The lobby’s design reflects the feeling of Gatlinburg’s natural surroundings. Rooms are rather modern and some suites come with a fireplace and a jacuzzi. The breakfast and coffee are also very good in the lobby. For young families, the kids will love the splash pool around the big palm tree.

  • Guest Rating: It was a great location within walking distance of everything. The best part was I didn’t have to pay for parking.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Best Rooms: Apartments
  • Address: 440 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States 

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6. Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River

For a wonderful balcony view of the river, head to Baymont Hotel. Whether you’re planning a family trip or a romantic getaway, this is a good option. If you’re bringing kids, they will be thrilled with the games room. They also have a pool and gym onsite. While they do include breakfast in the morning, their have been mixed reviews from past guests.

  • Guest Reviews: The best part was the big balcony with the great river view. The breakfast was okay – your usual hotel breakfast.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Best Rooms: Two-bedroom Suite
  • Address: 293 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

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7. Black Bear Inn & Suites

Another property in an excellent location is Black Bear Inn & Suites. All their rooms are pretty much the same, but some do have private balconies with mountain views. Most guests have enjoyed the complimentary breakfast too. One of their best features is the enclosed heated pool. There’s also a cozy terrace area with a fireplace. While the hotel could do better with maintaining its facilities, most guests love the convenient location.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was better than expected. It could use some updates, but we were perfectly comfortable.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Suites
  • Address: 1100 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

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8. Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg

If you want a dash of tropical atmosphere, go to Margaritaville Resort. It is one of the most highly-rated hotels because of its location and excellent staff. Great for families, there’s a fun pool with a water slide and a good selection of food on-site. You can feel island vibes in the rooms too with their light blue decor. Most past guests loved everything about this resort.

  • Guest Reviews: This was a great hotel. We loved the room and the location. It’s too bad that breakfast wasn’t included.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Suites
  • Address: 539 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

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9. Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg

Located a short walk away from the Strip, Hilton Garden Inn is a very classy hotel. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, ideal for couples looking for a romantic stay. Breakfast and dinner at the Garden Grille restaurant have had positive reviews too. You can also grab snacks and ready-to-cook meals at the Pavilion Pantry. Places to relax include the saltwater pools and fire pit area. While Hilton Garden is more pricey compared to other hotels, the overall experience is still worth it.

  • Guest Reviews: We had a fantastic experience. The hotel was close to all the major attractions and it was reasonably priced.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: King Suites with Whirlpool
  • Address: 635 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

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10. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites at the Convention Center

Just slightly off Parkway Strip, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites is a cheap option. The rooms are simple but have all the essentials. It’s a good place to stay if you’re planning to explore Gatlinburg, rather than sleeping in. A seasonal outdoor pool is also available for guests. While there are simple snacks and drinks in the morning, don’t expect a complete breakfast. They only have coffee, fruit cups, and some buns.

  • Guest Reviews: We had an extra large room which was perfect for our family. We couldn’t beat the location and parking was included.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Bess Rooms: King Rooms
  • Address: 135 Reagan Drive, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States 

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11. River Edge Inn

River Edge Inn is within a 5-minute walk to most attractions on the Strip. For groups, have a look at their Deluxe Family Suites. They’re clean and spacious, yet still quite cozy. For couples, the King Suites are the best option, fitted with a spa bath and fireplace. Most guests have comfortable stays here, but the breakfast is a bit disappointing. You’ll get packaged food to go. If you don’t mind the breakfast, everything else is excellent.

  • Guest Reviews: The location was great, an easy walk to restaurants and attractions. I just wish the breakfast had been better.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe Family Suite
  • Address: 665 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

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12. Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center

Perched on the banks of the Little Pigeon River, the Edgewater Hotel is one of downtown Gatlinburg’s best. It’s close to the Gatlinburg Trolley, putting the city’s attractions within easy reach. For a romantic getaway, have a look at the Queen Room with a hot tub. After a relaxing bath, you can get cozy by the gas fireplace. A small buffet breakfast is included. But if you want more variety, downtown restaurants are within walking distance too.

  • Guest Reviews: The location was great. I was able to walk everywhere in Gatlinburg. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Queen Room with Hot Tub
  • Address: 402 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

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13. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gatlinburg

The Country Inn & Suites offers a peaceful retreat within walking distance of downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions. For the best family room, we recommend the Studio Suite. It’s big enough for five and you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable stay. Plus, the hotel’s indoor pool is a popular spot to relax and cool off. The complimentary breakfast gets good reviews, although some mentioned it needs more variety.

  • Guest Reviews: The front desk was very professional and friendly. The room was super clean, but breakfast was just OK.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Studio Suite
  • Address: 421 Reagan Lane, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

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Best Gatlinburg Rooms

Gatlinburg HotelsBest Rooms
Gatlinburg InnStandard Rooms
Greystone Lodge on the RiverSoaking Tub Suite
Zoders Inn and SuitesTower Suite
LeConte View MotelSuites with Jetted Tubs
Crossroads Inn & SuitesApartments
Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The RiverTwo-bedroom Suite
Black Bear Inn & SuitesSuites
Margaritaville Resort GatlinburgSuites
Hilton Garden Inn GatlinburgKing Suites with Whirlpool
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites at the Convention CenterKing Rooms
River Edge InnDeluxe Family Suite
Edgewater Hotel and Conference CenterQueen Room with Hot Tub
Country Inn & Suites by RadissonStudio Suite
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