Tennessee may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Top Hotels Near Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Top Hotels Close to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Mountain House Inn
2 out of 5
0.2 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $60 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4/5Very Good! (954 reviews)

"Quiet, walking distance to everything. Beds a little too hard. But would stay again😃"…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

Mountain House Inn
Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
4 out of 5
0.1 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $139 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
4.8/5Exceptional! (1,874 reviews)

"Beautiful Rooms , beautiful concept ,very clean ,I will definitely be back soon I loved the whole hotel and its location in the middle of everything"…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Downtown Gatlinburg
2.5 out of 5
0.1 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $44 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.9/5Very Good! (1,073 reviews)

"We liked this hotel a lot it was reasonably clean and sheets were fresh. The bath tub made a sound when you stood in it which was annoying but did not effect our stay. In the rooms next to the office it gets loud at night from traffic which is strange for it being a quiet street during the day. We ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Downtown Gatlinburg
You could be seeing lower prices

You could be seeing lower prices

With member prices, you could save 10% or more right now on thousands of properties.
Olde Gatlinburg Rentals
2.5 out of 5
0.3 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
The price is $97 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.7/5Good! (361 reviews)

"Needs a little upgrade but very clean ! Amazing location a few blocks to the little town ! Love it"…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Olde Gatlinburg Rentals
Crossroads Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
0.2 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
4.1/5Very Good! (962 reviews)

"It’s good for family very good location it’s so near for all the attractions"…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Crossroads Inn & Suites
Marshall's Creek Rest Motel
2 out of 5
0.2 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $78 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (647 reviews)

"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
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gatlinburg, TN
2.5 out of 5
0.2 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $61 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
4.2/5Very Good! (1,012 reviews)

"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
The Historic Gatlinburg Inn
2.5 out of 5
0.2 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $139 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.3/5Excellent! (594 reviews)

"We loved the mid century look of much of the interior of the hotel. The breakfast staff was excellent. The breakfast could use an upgrade for such a unique and beautiful property. The biggest let down were the bathroom remodels... it's pretty tragic they departed from the mid century design of the ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

The Historic Gatlinburg Inn
Sleep Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
0.2 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $63 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
3.8/5Good! (481 reviews)

"Nice place to stay, friendly staff. Pricing was a bit on the high side, but we did stay Halloween weekend, so I’m sure that played a part of the pricing."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Sleep Inn & Suites
River Terrace Resort & Convention Center
2.5 out of 5
0.08 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $70 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
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
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Gatlinburg
2 out of 5
0.2 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $37 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
2.8/5 (189 reviews)

"Great location, just half a block off the main street in downtown Gatlinburg, right behind Annakesta. Beds were comfy enough, very roomy, no issues, just a cheaper hotel room."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Gatlinburg
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gatlinburg
2 out of 5
0.3 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $42 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
3.5/5Good! (955 reviews)
👍

"👍"…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gatlinburg
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites at the Convention Center
2 out of 5
0.2 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $55 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.1/5Very Good! (977 reviews)

"The rooms were newly renovated. I loved that they have hardwood floors instead of carpet. Everything was clean. Staff was very kind. The price is great and the location is amazing! Right in downtown Gatlinburg and a fast walk to anything on the strip! I would highly recommend. Especially if traveling ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites at the Convention Center
Rocky Waters Motor Inn
2.5 out of 5
0.4 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.6/5Good! (985 reviews)

"Loved the view of the creek off the back balcony.. I only wish it had been warmer to where we could leave the door open to hear the water rush by!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Rocky Waters Motor Inn
Edgewater Hotel - Gatlinburg
2.5 out of 5
0.088 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
The price is $131 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"The bed was wonderful and lots of pillows. Could of used a better coffee pot."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Edgewater Hotel - Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg River Inn
2 out of 5
0.4 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $69 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.7/5Good! (282 reviews)

"Nice place kinda close to the strip. Has a great fire pit right next to River."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Gatlinburg River Inn
Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown
3 out of 5
0.4 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $159 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.6/5Wonderful! (541 reviews)

"Great place to stay when visiting the Smoky Mountains. Easy walk to Main Street and all the shops and restaurants"…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown
Quality Inn Creekside - Downtown Gatlinburg
2.5 out of 5
0.4 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $44 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.6/5Good! (919 reviews)

"Quality Inn Creekside was centrally located to all of the attractions in Gatlinburg that we hoping to see. An added bonus is the nightly/early morning visit from the Black Bear that goes through the parking lot. It was a fantastic stay and would highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Quality Inn Creekside - Downtown Gatlinburg
Clarion Pointe Downtown Gatlinburg
2.5 out of 5
0.2 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $49 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
3.4/5 (106 reviews)

"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
Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River
2.5 out of 5
0.5 mi from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $65 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
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
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available properties in Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
View all properties
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is located in a family-friendly area of Gatlinburg known for its magnificent mountain views and must-see aquarium. Gatlinburg is home to 1668 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that's perfect for your stay.

Staying Near Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

You can choose from 454 hotels and accommodations within a mile of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, including these options:

  • Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg: This 4-star hotel features a full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool. Our customers like its family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gatlinburg, TN: This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi. Our customers like its family-friendly amenities and overall value.
  • Johnson's Inn Downtown Gatlinburg: This 2.5-star hotel features free WiFi, free parking, and a seasonal outdoor pool. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and clean, comfortable rooms.

Things to See and Do Near Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

While you're in town visiting Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, you can discover the sights within a few miles of the area.

Study the collections at Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum, Guinness World Records Museum, or Cooter's Place. Some landmarks that you won't want to miss include Gatlinburg Space Needle, Linebergers Plaza Observation Deck, and Saint Mary's Catholic Church. You can catch a show at Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, and Iris Theater.

If you want to see more of the surrounding area, you might plan a visit to Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park. You might also stop by Dollywood, located 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, or Island at Pigeon Forge which is 7.1 mi (11.5 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

What's the area like around Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies?
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is located in a family-friendly area of Gatlinburg known for its magnificent mountain views and must-see aquarium. If you’re looking for a convenient place to stay, check out the 821 hotels and other accommodations you’ll find within a mile.
What's the best hotel to stay near Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies?
Adjacent to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Other good options within a short distance include Glenstone Lodge and Gatlinburg River Inn.
How many hotels will I be able to find close to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies?
Expedia has 821 hotels and other accommodations within a mile from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
If I need to cancel the hotel reservation for my stay near Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your check-in date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals near Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip in the area near Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies?
To access more information about updating your stay near Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies or cancelling it, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What can I see and do near Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies?
You might want to spend some time browsing the exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, Hollywood Star Cars Museum, or Guinness World Records Museum. You can catch a show at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction, Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, and Iris Theater. Consider spending a leisurely afternoon outside at Great Smoky Mountains National Park Headquarters, Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens, or Herbert Holt Park.

Recent reviews of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies hotels

More trip options