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Best Gatlinburg Family Hotels

Enjoy The Curious Bear in Gatlinburg Private & Pet Friendly Perfect Location
Great for families
5/5Exceptional! (168 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, skiing nearby, extra beds/cribs, games and toys
Relaxing Stay

"The cabin was so cozy and in a very peaceful location. We had a lot of activities planned in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It was such an easy drive from this cabin into town. Loved it! We would live to come back next year."…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Enjoy The Curious Bear in Gatlinburg Private & Pet Friendly Perfect Location
Luxury Cabin #1 View in the Smokies, Pool Open Till Labor Day, Gameroom, Hot Tub
Great for families
5/5Exceptional! (110 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, game room, skiing nearby
What a View Indeed

"Perfect location away from tourists and the tourist areas! We had an awesome week seeing bears every single day! That was the highlight! We hiked to waterfalls and did the scenic Roaring Fork motor nature drive. Loved being at the cabin relaxing with the breathtaking views and the stars at night ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Luxury Cabin #1 View in the Smokies, Pool Open Till Labor Day, Gameroom, Hot Tub
Luxury Cabin With Amazing View- THE Cleanest Cabin YOU Will Ever Stay IN
Great for families
4.9/5Exceptional! (223 reviews)
Families like: waterpark, kitchen, skiing nearby, games and toys
Scenic Hideaway

"We had a wonderful stay. The location was Perfectly located between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The cabin was perfect for us. We especially liked the heater in the bathroom which kept us warm. The view from the patio is Fabulous, and we enjoyed our coffee on the rocking chairs. We will miss Scenic ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Luxury Cabin With Amazing View- THE Cleanest Cabin YOU Will Ever Stay IN
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Luxury Cabin on 7 Acres: Views/wifi/theater/arcade/chef's Kitchen/coppertub
Great for families
4.9/5Exceptional! (112 reviews)
Families like: waterpark, kitchen, game room, outdoor tennis court
Awesome house!

"Great house and awesome views! A lot of room for everyone to be comfortable. Everything needed is provided! Not a bad drive to get to the house which is great for the mountains. Very close to both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Only takes a few minutes!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2020

Luxury Cabin on 7 Acres: Views/wifi/theater/arcade/chef's Kitchen/coppertub
Mt LeConte Views! 3 BD Luxury Cabin! 4 Fireplaces & Fire Pit - Heaven's Retreat
Great for families
4.9/5Exceptional! (147 reviews)
Families like: pool, waterpark, kitchen, game room
Peaceful weekend away

"The property is gorgeous, in a great location, and very clean! I would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2020

Mt LeConte Views! 3 BD Luxury Cabin! 4 Fireplaces & Fire Pit - Heaven's Retreat
Gorgeous Views , 4 Bd+loft, Gameroom
Great for families
4.7/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)
Families like: waterpark, kitchen, game room, skiing nearby
Great views!

"Great views and everyone enjoyed the cabin."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Gorgeous Views , 4 Bd+loft, Gameroom
Amazing Smokey's View: Postcard View of Mountains
Great for families
4.6/5Wonderful! (137 reviews)
Families like: private pool, waterpark, kitchen, game room
Great stay!

"This cabin was great, super clean, great view and close to town even though it didn't feel like it. Best part was saw 3 bears on and around this cabin. Great stay, thanks!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Amazing Smokey's View: Postcard View of Mountains
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
Great for families
3 out of 5
3710 Weber Rd., Gatlinburg, TN
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4.5/5Wonderful! (2,291 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, outdoor tennis court, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"Deer ridge is a wonderful cozy place to stay. The view from the porch was absolutely beautiful. It's an older facility so you have to take that into consideration but the updates were done well and the place was absolutely spotless. I will absolutely be coming back."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
Marshall's Creek Rest Motel
Great for families
2 out of 5
313 Baskins Creek Rd, Gatlinburg, TN
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The price is $78 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.5/5Wonderful! (647 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, skiing nearby
Travelers say...

"What a wonderful step back in time to the days of the old motor inns! Knotty pine rooms, screen doors and rockers on the porch and a garden with rock steps down into the creek all make for a perfect stay. The hotel is only a couple of blocks from the center of town and within walking distance to ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2020

Marshall's Creek Rest Motel
Oct 26-29 (2nt min) Campfire Fun & S'mores, Fireflies, Direct Mtn Views, GameRm
Great for families
4.5/5Wonderful! (49 reviews)
Families like: waterpark, kitchen, game room, skiing nearby
Beautiful and Relaxing

"The property was as listed which many times is not the case. The lodge was clean and had all the amenities that were promised. The game room was great - used it quite a bit. But the real gem was the deck - the view straight out into the mountains was just amazing - and calming. Nice to get up every ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2020

Oct 26-29 (2nt min) Campfire Fun & S'mores, Fireflies, Direct Mtn Views, GameRm
The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is $169 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.2/5Excellent! (941 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, waterslide, skiing nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"Great pool area. Kids loved the water slide. Average rooms. Limited parking. Hotel was insanely packed. But all of gatlinburg was over crowded. Honestly the hotel was one of the better parts of our trip."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg
Laurel Inn Condominium
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
354 East Holly Ridge Road, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is $114 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.2/5Very Good! (978 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, skiing nearby, laundry
Travelers say...

"Great location. Walk to downtown and very close to the national park entrances. It is old, but we enjoyed staying."…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Laurel Inn Condominium
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gatlinburg, TN
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
421 Reagan Lane, Gatlinburg, TN
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The price is $61 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.2/5Very Good! (1,012 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, laundry
Travelers say...

"Our room was very clean. Staff was very helpful. Free coffee and juice 24/7. Perfect location to walk anywhere in Gatlinburg."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gatlinburg, TN
Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
293 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
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The price is $65 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.1/5Very Good! (979 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, game room, skiing nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"Easy check in. Parking free and easy in and out great views of the river and the balcony was perfect"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River
River Edge Inn
Great for families
2 out of 5
665 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN
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The price is $102 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
4/5Very Good! (956 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, skiing nearby, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...

"Good property in Gatlinburg. Close to everything. To go Breakfast is not that great."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

River Edge Inn
River Terrace Resort & Convention Center
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
240 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is $70 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
3.9/5Very Good! (945 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, skiing nearby, laundry
Travelers say...

"It was convenient to walk all over Gatlinburg. I did not like that they wanted a $50 dollar deposit in case you made calls from the room and then it to 5 to 7 days to return my money."…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

River Terrace Resort & Convention Center
Brookside Resort by FairBridge
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
463 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is $42 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
3.9/5Good! (949 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, skiing nearby, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"The hotel scenery was beautiful. The walls are a little thin, but the room was spacious and the view from the balcony was breathtaking."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Brookside Resort by FairBridge
Glenstone Lodge
Great for families
3 out of 5
504 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
3.9/5Good! (1,028 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, miniature golf, skiing nearby
Travelers say...

"The room was nice and clean. The beds are comfortable. The exterior elevator and walkways need some updating but not a big deal. The pool is neat but it was so crowded my daughter couldn’t use it. There were no limits on numbers, no masks in sight, and the kids ran the pool with no rules. It was ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Glenstone Lodge
Sidney James Mountain Lodge
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
610 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN
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The price is $52 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
3.7/5Good! (950 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, skiing nearby, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...

"Easy access to National Park. Access to wildlife. Convenient to bus stop."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

Sidney James Mountain Lodge
Clarion Pointe Downtown Gatlinburg
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
200 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
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The price is $49 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
3.4/5 (106 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, skiing nearby
Travelers say...

"No complaints. Was as expected. We also got to see a black bear outside of our room...that was pretty cool. It's within walking distance to pretty much anything downtown. Only thing to note is that it's on the left side of the rode if you're driving into downtown, Siri says that it's on the right ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Clarion Pointe Downtown Gatlinburg
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Family Friendly Hotels with Indoor Pools

Sidney James Mountain Lodge
2.5 out of 5
610 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $52 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
3.7/5Good! (950 reviews)

"Easy access to National Park. Access to wildlife. Convenient to bus stop."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

Sidney James Mountain Lodge
Glenstone Lodge
3 out of 5
504 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
3.9/5Good! (1,028 reviews)

"The room was nice and clean. The beds are comfortable. The exterior elevator and walkways need some updating but not a big deal. The pool is neat but it was so crowded my daughter couldn’t use it. There were no limits on numbers, no masks in sight, and the kids ran the pool with no rules. It was ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Glenstone Lodge
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
3710 Weber Rd., Gatlinburg, TN
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4.5/5Wonderful! (2,291 reviews)

"Deer ridge is a wonderful cozy place to stay. The view from the porch was absolutely beautiful. It's an older facility so you have to take that into consideration but the updates were done well and the place was absolutely spotless. I will absolutely be coming back."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg
3.5 out of 5
705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is $169 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.2/5Excellent! (941 reviews)

"Great pool area. Kids loved the water slide. Average rooms. Limited parking. Hotel was insanely packed. But all of gatlinburg was over crowded. Honestly the hotel was one of the better parts of our trip."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg
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Family friendly Hotels with Connecting Rooms

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Downtown Gatlinburg Parkway
2 out of 5
1109 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
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The price is $46 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
2.6/5 (957 reviews)

"Great location. Close to the main strip. Hotel is run down and needs renovation. Stayed in a room with super loud ac unit. Breakfast was ok. Bagels, muffins, waffles, frozen sausage biscuit & fruit. All were bagged separately due to COVID-19 of course."…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Downtown Gatlinburg Parkway
Quality Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
401 Hemlock Street, Gatlinburg, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $65 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
3.7/5Good! (970 reviews)

"Super clean and roomy, beautiful view and friendly/fast/efficient staff made our stay even more memorable. It was also pet friendly which allowed us to bring our dog - she loved it too!!! Will definitely return to this hotel!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Quality Inn & Suites
River Terrace Resort & Convention Center
2.5 out of 5
240 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is $70 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
3.9/5Very Good! (945 reviews)

"It was convenient to walk all over Gatlinburg. I did not like that they wanted a $50 dollar deposit in case you made calls from the room and then it to 5 to 7 days to return my money."…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

River Terrace Resort & Convention Center
Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River
2.5 out of 5
293 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $65 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.1/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"Easy check in. Parking free and easy in and out great views of the river and the balcony was perfect"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River
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Where Should We Stay in Gatlinburg?

The destination of Gatlinburg is a good option if you've been considering a getaway with the kids. The popular aquarium, entertainment, and excursions are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family vacations. Arrange a flight into Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), which is located 27.3 mi (44 km) from the city center. Gatlinburg offers 150 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where you should stay.

Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:

Deer Ridge Mountain Resort: Offers an indoor pool, in-room kitchens, and free parking. Guests like the clean rooms and central location at this 3-star condo resort.

The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg - Offers a children's pool, 2 restaurants, and free parking. Guests like the central location at this 3.5-star hotel.

When Should We Visit Gatlinburg?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Gatlinburg.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June, and September, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and November, with an average temperature of 27°F
  • Driest months: October, August, September, and November, with an average rainfall of 3.14 inches
  • Rainiest months: May, July, March, and January, with an average rainfall of 4.28 inches

What Should We See and Do in Gatlinburg?

While you are visiting Gatlinburg, you and the family might want to check out some interesting spots such as Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Fannie Farkle's Family Fun Parlor, and Earthquake the Ride. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like World of Illusions and Treasure Quest Miniature Golf.

Gatlinburg is also well-known for its:
  • Mountain views
  • Riverfront
  • Shopping
  • Excursions
  • Seafood
  • Entertainment

Frequently asked questions

What's Gatlinburg like for family-friendly vacations?
The destination of Gatlinburg is a good option if you’ve been considering a getaway with the kids. The popular aquarium, entertainment, and excursions are just some of the things that make this the perfect spot for family trips. Take to the air and fly into McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), which is located 27.3 mi (44 km) from the city center.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in Gatlinburg?
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort is a top 3-star condo resort on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other choices to stay with the kids include Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gatlinburg, TN and Sidney James Mountain Lodge.
How many hotels that welcome families are there in Gatlinburg?
Expedia has 143 hotels in Gatlinburg that are great for families.
What's the weather like in Gatlinburg?
The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 75°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 41°F. Average annual precipitation for Gatlinburg is 45 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Gatlinburg?
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies are interesting attractions you and your family might enjoy exploring while you are staying in Gatlinburg. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities like Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, and Gatlinburg Space Needle.

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