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Welcome to Gatlinburg, TN, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains! Stretching for 2 miles along the banks of the Little Pigeon River at the foot of Mount Le Conte, Gatlinburg is a popular mountain resort.

Downtown Gatlinburg Hotels offers great rates on over 20 hotels in the downtown Gatlinburg area. All of our hotels have been approved by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection. All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Whether you are coming as a tourist or business traveler, Downtown Gatlinburg Hotels offers great hotels in Gatlinburg's downtown district!

Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel Map

Featured Hotel:

Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg - Great Smoky Mtns.
Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg - Great Smoky Mtns.
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Additional Hotels:

Best Western Twin Islands
539 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3201 US

Best Western Crossroads Inn
440 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3008 US

Howard Johnson Inn Gatlinburg TN
200 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US

Rocky Waters Inn & Suites
333 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Rodeway Inn Skyland
223 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US

Comfort Inn On The River
293 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US

Days Inn Gatlinburg
304 Hemlock St
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US

Super 8 - Gatlinburg/Dntn/East, TN
523 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US

River Terrace Resort
240 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
135 Reagan Drive
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US

Reagan Resorts Inn
938 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US

Microtel Inn Gatlinburg
211 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US

About Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is one of the most popular, small resort areas in the Smoky Mountains. It has just under 4,000 residents, making it a nice alternative to many larger attractions.

The spring and summer months during school vacations are an especially popular time to visit, and visitors will find that fall is also a great time to visit, due to the autumn foliage. There are plenty of things to do, yet the atmosphere is quite peaceful.

Visitors who want a vacation in a beautiful area with many advantages will enjoy seeing Gatlinburg. The city is located in Sevier County, TN. The close proximity to Great Smoky Mountains National Park gives Gatlinburg beautiful scenery. The nearby mountains give the area a very distinctive look that tourists enjoy. Overall, it is a very family-friendly setting that visitors are sure to want to return to.

Prior to European settlement, Gatlinburg was part of a trail system used by the Cherokee tribe. The original European presence mainly consisted of fur trappers and hunters. Permanent settlements began in the late 18th century and early 19th century. American Revolution veterans began to settle on land awarded to them for their service during the war.

The area was originally known as White Oak Flats. The city was named Gatlinburg when the post office opened in 1856, after the storeowner who would become a controversial figure. He was pro-Confederate in an area that was largely pro-Union, and ended up leaving. Increased logging after the Civil War lead to increased settlement and the opening of schools in the area. The opening of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1934 increased tourist interest in the area. Gatlinburg has grown over the years to accommodate increased interest.