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Featured Motels in Gatlinburg

Clarion Pointe Downtown Gatlinburg
2 out of 5
200 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $67 per night

Situated in a national park, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Traffic Light #3 and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Ripley's ...

3.5/5Good! (24 reviews)

"The property was close to our attractions at an affordable price. The property had prepared breakfast bags to make up for no public dining due to Covid, which was still appreciative and convenient. The only thing that we weren't fond of was the bed was the bed was slightly uncomfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Clarion Pointe Downtown Gatlinburg
Motel 6 Gatlinburg, TN - Smoky Mountains
2 out of 5
309 Ownby Street, Gatlinburg, TN
Free Cancellation
The price is $45 per night

Situated in Gatlinburg, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Traffic Light #10 and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Ober Gatlinburg ...

3.2/5 (980 reviews)

"Nice room. One bear keeps coming back . Close to strip and gas station and waterfalls"…"

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Motel 6 Gatlinburg, TN - Smoky Mountains
Sidney James Mountain Lodge
2.5 out of 5
610 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN
Free Cancellation
The price is $76 per night

Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Gatlinburg Space Needle and Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ...

3.7/5Good! (1,007 reviews)

"It's our go to place to stay while visiting Gatlingburg. Clean rooms and good service. We recommend the balcony side of the hotel by the creek where bears like to visit."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Sidney James Mountain Lodge
Mountain House Inn
2 out of 5
247 Newton Lane, Gatlinburg, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $70 per night

Situated in Gatlinburg, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Traffic Light #6 and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Ripley's Believe ...

3.9/5Very Good! (981 reviews)

"Great location. No loud noises. Helpful staff. Feel safe. We will be back"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Mountain House Inn
Belle Aire Motel
2 out of 5
405 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $48 per night

Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg Sky Lift, and Gatlinburg Space Needle. ...

3.4/5Good! (616 reviews)

"Good little motel. perfect location for me, out of the hustle of the strip. But within walking distance of the places I wanted to go"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Belle Aire Motel
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Gatlinburg
2 out of 5
221 Bishop Lane, Gatlinburg, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $53 per night

Situated in a national park, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Anakeesta. Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Ripley's Believe ...

2.8/5 (140 reviews)

"It was perfect for a night not expensive and very close to downtown"…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Gatlinburg
Marshall's Creek Rest Motel
2 out of 5
313 Baskins Creek Rd, Gatlinburg, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $78 per night

Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Mountain Mall, and Guinness World Records Museum. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (575 reviews)

"Unique cabin feel, staff was very friendly and room was very clean"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Marshall's Creek Rest Motel
Smokyland Motel
727 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
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Situated in Gatlinburg, this motel is steps from World of Illusions and Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Ripley's Believe It Or Not ...

3.7/5Good! (112 reviews)
PERFECT LOCATION WILL STAY THERE AGAIN

"IT WAS GREAT"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2013

Smokyland Motel
East Side Motel
315 East Park Way, Gatlinburg, TN
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Situated in Gatlinburg, this motel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Herbert Holt Park and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Traffic Light #1. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Gatlinburg ...

East Side Motel
Bear Creek Inn
125 Spruce Ln, Gatlinburg, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $69 per night

Situated on a river, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Traffic Light #3 and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Ripley's Believe ...

4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)

"Nice renovated motel. Love the creek flowing in the back. You can sit there In peaceful surroundings. Lady at the front desk was so nice and very sweet. Don’t let the drive down the road fool you. Comfortable beds. Would definitely stay again. Quiet area."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Bear Creek Inn
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Glenstone Lodge
Glenstone Lodge
3 out of 5
504 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is $103 per night
3.8/5Good! (932 reviews)

"The pool was excellent and it is a easy walk to town."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Glenstone Lodge
Gatlinburg River Inn
Gatlinburg River Inn
2 out of 5
324 Hemlock Street, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is $69 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (86 reviews)

"Our stay was wonderful, the view of the river was beautiful . Rooms were clean only one problem it felt humid and a musty smell. Maybe it was from the air conditioner. We liked it because it was was close to everything , hot tub was a plus after our hikes at the Smokey mountains"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Gatlinburg River Inn
The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg
The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg
3.5 out of 5
705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is $139 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,014 reviews)

"We loved the view and being OUT of the crazy crowds. Peaceful and relaxing visit. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg
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Gatlinburg Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are 9 low-cost motels in Gatlinburg among the more than 1976 hotels and other lodging choices. When you pick one of these cheaper accommodations, there might not be abundant amenities like you'd find at a traditional hotel but you'll save more money to use for your vacation.

By saving on your room price, you can enjoy more of what Gatlinburg has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Gatlinburg Sky Lift, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and Gatlinburg Space Needle.

Fun fact: The word "motel" was coined in 1925 by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel in San Luis Obispo, California. Often just a story or two, motel properties usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool.

Listed below are some of our customers' best-rated Gatlinburg motels to select from:

Sidney James Mountain Lodge

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Gatlinburg Convention Center and Gatlinburg Space Needle.
  • Enjoy access to the 2 outdoor pools, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Belle Aire Motel

  • A restaurant along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Gatlinburg Convention Center and Gatlinburg Space Needle.

Marshall's Creek Rest Motel

  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi, parking, and an area shuttle.
  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Gatlinburg Sky Lift.

Motel 6 Gatlinburg Smoky Mountains

  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg Space Needle.
  • An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like cable TV.

Park View Inn Gatlinburg

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Gatlinburg Sky Lift.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Things to Do in Gatlinburg

While you're sightseeing, check out the must-see aquarium and entertainment choices. People visiting Gatlinburg speak highly of its shops, mountains, and riverfront.

Here are some popular places:

  • Gatlinburg Sky Lift
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
  • Gatlinburg Space Needle

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Mynatt Park
  • Herbert Holt Park

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Mysterious Mansion
  • Gatlinburg Ziplines
  • Ripley's Haunted Adventure

Gatlinburg is also popular for its:

  • Excursions
  • Seafood

Best Time to Visit Gatlinburg

Determine the optimal time to visit Gatlinburg by reviewing the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 67° F and nighttime temperatures average 25° F
  • April-June: 89° F is the daytime average and 39° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 90° F and nighttime averages are around 51° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 78° F during the day and 26° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 45.08 inches in a year

How to Get to Gatlinburg and Around the Area

Gatlinburg Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson) Airport 27.3 mi (44 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Gatlinburg?
By saving on your room price, you can enjoy all that Gatlinburg has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg Sky Lift, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
What are motels like?
At most motels, you’re likely to find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool. When you stay at a motel, you’ll often have access to your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. The word “motel” was coined in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel.
What are the best motels in Gatlinburg?
Sidney James Mountain Lodge: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Gatlinburg Convention Center and Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Enjoy access to the 2 outdoor pools, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Mountain House Inn: 2 outdoor pools and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV. You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Motel 6 Gatlinburg, TN - Smoky Mountains: Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Stay within a 5-minute drive of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Belle Aire Motel: You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Gatlinburg Convention Center and Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk are available during your stay. Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Gatlinburg: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Gatlinburg Convention Center. Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in Gatlinburg?
While you’re sightseeing, check out the must-see aquarium and entertainment choices. People visiting Gatlinburg speak highly of its shops, riverfront, and mountains. Some popular places to visit include Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg Sky Lift, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Little Pigeon River, Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens, and Herbert Holt Park. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Gatlinburg Space Needle, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park, and Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park.
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 rainfall for Gatlinburg is 45 inches.
What's the best way to get around Gatlinburg?
Fly into McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), which is located 27.3 mi (44 km) from the city center. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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