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Get an overview of this hotelGatlinburg hotel in Sugarlands Visitor Center Great Smoky, near Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies


Located in Sugarlands Visitor Center Great Smoky, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Gatlinburg Convention Center and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Saint Mary's Catholic Church and Arcadia are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

Along with a spa tub, this hotel has coffee/tea in a common area and a seasonal outdoor pool. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a picnic area and a lobby fireplace.

Room Amenities

All 60 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and LED TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free long-distance calls, and free local calls.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Super 8 Downtown Gatlinburg Convention Center features a spa tub and a seasonal outdoor pool. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. This Gatlinburg hotel also offers a picnic area, coffee/tea in a common area, and a fireplace in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Total number of rooms - 60 
  • Picnic area 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free long-distance calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Phone 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • LED TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.


Start your morning with a free continental breakfast, available each day of your stay.

Nearby Things to Do

A seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Super 8 Convention
  • Super 8 Convention Hotel
  • Super 8 Convention Hotel Gatlinburg Downtown Center
  • Super 8 Downtown Gatlinburg Convention Center
  • Gatlinburg Super 8
  • Gatlinburg Super Eight
  • Super 8 Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel Gatlinburg
  • Super 8 Gatlinburg

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Super 8 Downtown Gatlinburg Convention Center ratings based on 186 Verified Reviews

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3.1 out of 5
63% of guests recommend
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
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Much needed repairs!

2 out of 5
Posted Dec 3, 2016
Hotel is old but the bathroom was is desperate need of a repair. There was no cold water for the sink and the shower water spot was pulled away from the wall and looked like it was going to fall apart. It was all rusted and was not easy to turn off and on.
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Never stay here!

1 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 2, 2016
This hotel was awful! It was run down and dirty. It smelled awful. There was hair in the bathtub, and there wasn't even a blanket on the bed. The WiFi wouldn't work, and the keys to the room stopped working a few times. It was an awfull experience!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 8, 2016 by super 8 staff
I'm sorry for your unpleasant experience. We are currently working on our rooms to assure a pleasant stay. We hope if you are in the area that you would kindly give us another try. Thank you for your feed back and have a good day.
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Decent location to downtown but that's all

3 out of 5
by from US
Posted Oct 25, 2016
I stay at low price hotels often so not expecting the Hilton but this one is pretty bad . Got there at 6 pm ... The room they gave us had the front door wide open ...manager hollering across the parking lot to the maid to see if it was ready ....that was after giving us the room key and unloading the car . Had NO toliet paper in the room , no shampoo , beds like a concrete slab . Breakfast was horrible, runny gravy, greasy hard biscuits, NO Milk till I asked for it, pretty lousy even for a super 8 . It's a place to sleep, short walk to downtown , safe enough ......but surely there are better options ...
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 8, 2016 by Super 8 Staff
I'm sorry for your unpleasant experience. We are currently working on the issues. We hope you will stay with us again. Thank you for you feedback and hope you have a good day.
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Garffitie on the bathroom ceiling

2 out of 5
Posted Oct 24, 2016
Sagging drop ceiling littered with garffitie , dust clogging the room Hvac unit didn't even dare turn in for fear of blowing in room. Need I say more me didn't sleep there I fitted $225 to get a better room at another hotel
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2 out of 5
by from US
Posted Oct 22, 2016
Pros: it was not noisey
Cons: wi fi not strong
Location: 3 tenths of a mile from most shops
no pillow cases on bed, room not clean, tile falling down
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Great location

4 out of 5
Posted Oct 10, 2016
Pros: Love the location! It was a good deal for the money!
Cons: Construction across the road that started before daylight. They forgot to leave coffee in the room two mornings.
Location: You could walk to breakfast and shopping and the historic nature trail was just above when we wanted to drive over the mountains.
The room was large but the second and third nights we kept getting visited by ants in the bathroom sink. The toliet ran all the time. The water pressure was great!
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4 out of 5
Posted Sep 25, 2016
Great place to stay!! Can improve the cleaning of the room.
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Overall dirty and very worn place.

2 out of 5
by from Tri Cities, TN
Posted Sep 17, 2016
Pros: Close to the main strip.
Cons: Everything
The area where the hotel was located had a horrible smell outside. The website stated the hotel had a pool and hot tub which was a must when I was looking for a place to stay for the week. When we arrived at the hotel we were told the pool had closed for the year "because it was cold, even though the temperature was in the 90s everyday" the day before we checked in but the hot tub was still open. So the next evening we decided to check out the hot tub out it was cold so we called the office and they said if you turn the bubbles on that it would drain the hot tub and that it should be hot and if it wasn't they didn't know what to do. As for the room they were old and only cleansed on the surface. By the third day we had to move rooms because our air condition had quit working. They had no first aid kit when we had ask for a band aid. The Wifi would only connect after like 5 tries and wouldn't load any websites. The breakfast was horrible the gravy was basically gray water and the biscuit was extremely hard. We ended up with the only two rooms that didn't have an outside light. The TV was busted in the second room. The bathtub drain was rusted and we had rust in the water (a toddler couldn't take a shower.) Overall it was very poorly maintained and outdated. DO NOT stay here unless you just can't afford to stay somewhere else or just need a place to crash overnight.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 18, 2016 by AB
We are sorry you had an unpleasant experience. We are working hard to get all issues resolved.
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Close to Gatlinburg

4 out of 5
by from Duncan, SC
Posted Aug 29, 2016
Everything was ok except the little refrigerator. It smelled horrible and didn't really work.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 10, 2016 by AB
We are sorry that there was an issue with the refrigerator. We will work hard to get all issues resolved.
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4 out of 5
Posted Aug 27, 2016
Great value and good breakfast. It is so close to the Smoky Mountain National Park! Highly recommend it.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2016 by AB
Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you in the future!
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