10 Kid-friendly Hotels In Gatlinburg, Tennessee

kid friendly hotels in gatlinburg tn

Gatlinburg is a mountain town that rests on the side of the of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The town is primarily a resort destination that is a popular spot for people who enjoy the outdoors, the mountains and doing a little outside exploration. The town of Gatlinburg is of historic significance, so there are lots of important places to see and go and on top of which, there are also tons of family activities nearby. Check out the Gatlinburg Space Needle for some amazing views or the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies for some family fun activities. So if you are travelling with the family and you need a great place to stay, here are some of the best kid-friendly hotels in Gatlinburg.

1. River Edge Motor Lodge Gatlinburg (from USD 158)

This hotel is located right in the middle of Gatlinburg and it has everything for the family. A pool area is accessible to guests, and it has a kids’ pool on site. Every room comes with a TV, WiFi access as well as a microwave and coffee maker. A buffet area is available as well as a kid-friendly buffet for the children you may be travelling with. The hotel’s central location makes it ideal for getting around town and seeing some of the highlights in Gatlinburg.

River Edge Inn

Address: 665 River Road

Free parking Children television networks Fire extinguishers Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Board games/puzzles WiFi Available WiFi available in all areas Outdoor pool

2. The Park Vista (from USD 189)

Located right outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this hotel is an amazing place to stay with the family. The indoor pool area is great for kids and free WiFi is available throughout the hotel so you and the family can always stay connected. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV and a coffee maker and guests can enjoy the onsite fitness centre and arcade that both kids and grown-ups will love. The Vista grill offers a southern style breakfast, lunch and dinner and there’s a 24-hour snack shop on site too.

The Park Vista - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg

Address: 705 Cherokee Orchard Road

Children's playground ATM/cash machine on site Internet services Fitness centre First aid kit available Family rooms Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Face masks for guests available

3. Baymont Inn & Suites Gatlinburg On The River (from USD 178)

Located right in Gatlinburg, this hotel is a beautiful space that features private balconies overlooking the river, daily continental breakfast and free WiFi. The warmly decorated rooms have a coffee machine, fridge and microwave as well as children’s TV channels. There is also a games rooms onsite that kids will enjoy, as well as a year-round indoor pool.

Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River

Address: 293 Parkway

Vending machine (snacks) Physical distancing in dining areas Non-smoking rooms Sauna First aid kit available Terrace All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Sun terrace

4. Edgewater At the Aquarium Hotel (from USD 129)

With the Great Smoky Mountains practically next door, this hotel also features an interesting half indoor and half outdoor pool. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV as well as a small refrigerator and microwave as well as a private balcony. The fitness centre is available for all guests and kids will enjoy the games room available onsite, and the kid-friendly buffet.

Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center

Address: 402 River Road

Pool/beach towels Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays On-site parking Vending machine (snacks) Indoor pool Physical distancing in dining areas Free WiFi

5. Brookside Resort (from USD 62)

Located only a short walk away from the city centre of Gatlinburg, the Brookside Resort offers a great place to stay for the whole family. There’s a children’s playground on site as well as hotel-wide free WiFi and two outdoor pools. The Brookside resort is a great place for the outdoorsy types as there are hiking trails located right in the hotel grounds as well as fishing that can be done right from the river at the hotel.

The Brookside Resort By FairBridge

Address: 463 East Parkway

Free parking Laundry Golf course (within 3 km) Children's playground Sun terrace Swimming pool Vending machine (snacks) Outdoor pool (seasonal)

6. Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg (from USD 179)

This resort is next to tons of local Gatlinburg attractions from the Aquarium to the Smoky Mountains and the Gatlinburg Spaceneedle. The hotel comes with a seasonal outdoor pool as well a fitness centre. For kids, there is an indoor pool on site as well as family-friendly rooms available for rent. For the adults out there, book a stay in the spa centre and relax with a massage or facial treatment. All rooms come with a TV, WiFi and complimentary toiletries.

Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg

Wifi Available

Address: 539 Parkway
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms

7. Days Inn Gatlinburg on the River (from USD 99)

Days Inn Gatlinburg is located only 10-minutes away from Dollywood theme park and it has an outdoor seasonal pool with kid’s pool on site. The spacious rooms feature WiFi, so you’ll always be connected, and there’s a private balcony to enjoy the view. Guests can find a microwave, mini fridge, and coffee making facilities in their room as well, and there’s a hot tub on site available throughout the year, so you can sit back and relax as you soak away the stress.

Gatlinburg River Inn

Address: 324 Hemlock Street

Air conditioning Fishing CCTV outside property Fax/photocopying Free WiFi Skiing Sun terrace Swimming pool

8. Reagan Resorts Inn (from USD 56)

The Reagan Resorts Inn is located only five minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains so you can head out and hike in this national park. Or take a dip in the on-site pool that kids and adults will love. There’s also a kid’s pool on site for those travelling with smaller children. WiFi, TV and a private balcony are available in every room as well as a mini fridge and a microwave.

Reagan Resorts Inn

Address: 938 Parkway

WiFi Available Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities On-site parking Hiking Swimming pool 24-hour front desk Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Skiing

9. Gatlinburg Town Square (from USD 83)

Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, this hotel has family-friendly rooms and it gives guests access to hot tubs and outdoor pools. The hotel is near the Smoky Mountains National Park and each room features a balcony, TV, WiFi and microwave. There are also basketball courts as well as a fitness centre on site, if you want to get some exercise in.

Gatlinburg Town Square by Exploria Resorts

Address: 515 Historic Nature Trail

All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Free WiFi Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Vending machine (drinks) Non-smoking rooms On-site parking Delivered food is securely covered 24-hour front desk

10. Holiday Inn Express Gatlinburg Downtown (from USD 199)

Nestled along the foothills of the Smoky Mountains National Park, the Holiday Inn is a great place for a family vacation. Every day, a complimentary breakfast is served in the lobby and guests can then enjoy a nice day by the pool, slide down the waterslide or take the kids to the kid’s splash zone pool. If it is a little chilly outside, guests can head to the indoor pool instead, that’s open all year round. WiFi is available on site and each room comes with a TV with access to kid’s channels, a mini-fridge and coffee-making facilities. Ripley’s Aquarium is nearby and the Gatlinburg space needle is only a four-minute walk away.

Holiday Inn Express Gatlinburg Downtown, an IHG Hotel

Address: 322 Historic Nature Trail

Facilities for disabled guests Children television networks Business centre Designated smoking area Internet services Shared lounge/TV area Free parking Lift

The Smoky Mountains are calling

Gatlinburg is an amazing place for a family vacation, even if you’re travelling for a few days or for something extended. Gatlinburg has lots to see and do like taking in the sights from the space needle or hiking up the Smoky Mountains and getting back to nature a little bit. Many of the hotels here are family-friendly, offering amenities like a kid’s pool or games area and of course, WiFi. So if you’re travelling with the kids, check out these great hotels.

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