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Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019
Gatlinburg offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, this destination is home to Mynatt Park and Herbert Holt Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
If you're hunting for low-cost places to stay in Gatlinburg, you can take your pick of the area's 41 budget accommodations. These options offer competitive rates and have earned good reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Downtown Gatlinburg Parkway - Customers like this 2-star hotel for its comfortable rooms and central location. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
River Edge Motor Lodge Gatlinburg - At this 2-star hotel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the proximity to shops and helpful staff.
Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River - 2-star hotel. You'll find free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its good location and overall value.
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort - Customers like this 3-star condo resort for its good location and helpful staff. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an indoor pool.
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Gatlinburg attracts visitors with its popular aquarium and majestic mountain views, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Head to Mountain Mall and Shops at Carousel Gardens for some bargain shopping, or hunt for deals at Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall.Gatlinburg is also notable for its:
The nearest airport is in Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), 27.3 mi (44 km) away from the city center. Gatlinburg may not have many public transit options to choose from so renting a car could be a reasonable alternative to see more of the area.