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13 Gatlinburg Hotels with an Indoor Pool

Nestled at the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is the perfect base for discovering East Tennessee’s hiking trails, pristine waterfalls and mountain vistas. Spend your day’s trekking, skiing and wildlife spotting, then embrace the small town’s famous Appalachian hospitality at one of the quaint mountainside hotels.

With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the best hotels in Gatlinburg with indoor pools. These pools are found in an array of family-friendly accommodations that also include on-site restaurants, cosy fireplaces, stunning mountain views and easy access to outdoor attractions.

The Park Vista A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gatlinburg

The Park Vista A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gatlinburg

Boasting sweeping views of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Park Vista A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gatlinburg is a 5-star hotel that welcomes you with a warm chocolate chip cookie. Guest rooms feature king-size beds, flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and private balconies, while family suites include bunk beds and games for the kids.

At night, nibble on appetizers beside the fireplace in Firefly’s Patio Lounge or pick up treats from the 24-Hour Pavilion Pantry Market, then play games in the arcade or swim in the multi-level indoor pool/mini-water park that features a whirlpool. Drive five minutes to Gatlinburg Sky Lift for scenic rides 548 metres high at the top of Crockett Mountain.   

Hotel Highlights

  • Minutes from downtown on the Gatlinburg Trolley Route.
  • The mountain views from private balconies in the rooms and suites.
  • The multi-level indoor pool.

Star Rating: 5*
Price:USD 91 –USD 233
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg

Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg

The Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg sits across from the Gatlinburg Convention Center and offers numerous room configurations. Cosy Studio Suites include separate living rooms, two queen-size beds and a mini fridge, while spacious 2 Bedroom Suites can accommodate up to eight guests. The Queen Studio Suite houses up to six guests, offering 45 square metres of space and a sofa bed.

Satisfy your hunger cravings at The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect. or enjoy micro-brewed beers at the nearby Smoky Mountain Brewery, which mixes a ski lodge with a Bavarian beer hall. After a long day of sightseeing, return to the hotel for a soak in the on-site whirlpool.

Hotel Highlights

  • Located four blocks from Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • The indoor swimming pool with towels provided.
  • Complimentary on-site parking.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 101 – USD 422
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 315 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Holiday Inn Express Gatlinburg Downtown

Holiday Inn Express Gatlinburg Downtown

Less than a five-minute walk from Downtown Gatlinburg, Holiday Inn Express Gatlinburg Downtown offers easy access to charming artisan shops. Spacious guest rooms make you feel at home with flat-screen TVs, microwaves, refrigerators and Keurig coffee machines, while triple-sheeted beds and black-out shades ensure a peaceful night’s sleep.

Start your morning off right with a hot breakfast and stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi, then sign up for a white-water rafting tour with the concierge. Afterwards, swim in the hotel’s indoor water park, which includes water slides, a heated indoor pool and interactive children’s splash zone.

Hotel Highlights

  • A family-friendly indoor pool with water features.
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet every morning.
  • On-site business centre with printing, copying and scanning services.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 125– USD 352
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 322 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg Downtown

Nestled in Downtown Gatlinburg, Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg Downtown is under 100 metres from Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Stay in the One King Bed and Fireplace to enjoy a large desk, microwave, refrigerator and cosy fireplace or upgrade to a suite for a private balcony with river views. Still not enough luxury? Stay in a premium room to enjoy a relaxing whirlpool and fireplace.

Relax at the indoor saltwater pool and whirlpool, then explore nearby hiking trails or catch trout in the Little Pigeon River. At night, stargaze in the hotel’s courtyard, which has a fire pit overlooking the river. You can also enjoy a nightcap in the Pavilion Lounge or dance the night away at the top-floor club at Blaine’s Grill and Bar.

Hotel Highlights

  • A 24-hour Pavilion Pantry with food goods.
  • The cooked-to-order breakfast at Garden Grille.
  • The plush Serta Perfect Sleeper beds.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 134– USD 269
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 635 River Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Gatlinburg TN

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Gatlinburg TN

A relaxing haven surrounded by Tennessee’s natural beauty, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Gatlinburg TN is a great choice for families. Stay in a room or suite featuring a refrigerator, microwave and flat-screen TV with premium cable channels. If you need more space, book the Studio Suite for two queen-size beds and a sleeper sofa.

Up for a winter adventure? Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and snow tubing are five minutes’ drive away at Ober Gatlinburg. Recharge your weary muscles in the hotel’s heated indoor pool, then refuel for another day of sightseeing with selections from the free hot breakfast.

Hotel Highlights

  • In-room Keurig coffee machine with complimentary coffee.
  • Free high-speed Internet access and weekday newspaper.
  • Hot breakfast with golden waffles, eggs, yoghurt and cereal.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 151 – USD 220
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 421 Reagan Lane, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg on the River

Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg on the River

Nestled in the beautiful countryside, Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg on the River is designed as a cosy home away from home. Rooms include free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, refrigerators and microwaves, while private balconies offer stunning views of Little Pigeon River. Perks also include a 24-hour reception desk, laundry facilities and daily housekeeping.

There are plenty of alluring on-site facilities, including an indoor pool and game room. The hotel also boasts a convenient location near Dollywood, an Appalachian-themed amusement park with family-friendly rides.

Hotel Highlights

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 78 – USD 256
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 293 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center

Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center

With the action-packed Gatlinburg Parkway nearby, Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center keeps you close to the city’s downtown fun. The king-size bed, coffee maker and flat-screen TV in the King Room is ideal for solo travellers and couples, while the Double Queen might suit families and small groups. The Jacuzzi rooms with a fireplace offer the perfect setting for romantic getaways. All rooms include mini fridges, coffeemakers and balconies.

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the fully heated on-site pool, where poolside hot tubs keep you inside a little longer. After you’ve relaxed and soaked up the Smoky Mountains views, walk five minutes to the Gatlinburg Space Needle to marvel at different city views from 124 metres high.

Hotel Highlights

  • Year-round swimming at the indoor and outdoor pools. 
  • Variety of specialty rooms with fireplaces.
  • The Smoky Mountain views from your private balcony.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 125 – USD 144
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 402 River Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Gatlinburg Town Square by Exploria Resorts

Gatlinburg Town Square by Exploria Resorts

Adjust yourself to “mountain time” upon arrival at Gatlinburg Town Square by Exploria Resorts, where you’ll be greeted with a three-storey waterfall, stone tower and resort team exuding Southern hospitality. The Studio features a sleeper sofa and mini kitchen, while the One Bedroom has a Jacuzzi and Stone Mountain fireplace. Families will enjoy the Two Bedroom, which includes a full kitchen, washer/dryer and whirlpool tub.

Spend your day’s grilling along the resort’s spring-fed creek or swimming in the indoor pool, then visit the full-time concierge for sightseeing tips. Tour the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, just a two-minute walk away, or join a horseback riding excursion through the East Tennessee mountains.

Hotel Highlights

  • The playground area and basketball court.
  • The outdoor pool and hot tub.
  • Pedestrian-friendly location five blocks from Downtown Gatlinburg.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 66 – USD 259
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 414 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Black Bear Inn & Suites

Black Bear Inn & Suites

Black Bear Inn & Suites is less than a 10-minute walk from the popular Gatlinburg Sky Lift. The hotel’s Deluxe Double Queen room features a balcony with mountain views and a flat-screen TV, while spacious Family Suites include separate living areas. Stay in the romantic Penthouse Suite for a gas fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen and spa bath.

You can swim during winter at the enclosed heated pool or recharge with a soak in the hot tub. The 24-hour coffee service in the lobby is the perfect afternoon boost, while famous vehicles featured in film and TV can be seen at the Hollywood Star Cars Museum, only five minutes’ walk away.

Hotel Highlights

  • The spacious terrace with fire pits.
  • The complimentary hot breakfast.
  • Private balconies with mountain views.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 94 – USD 500
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 1100 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Zoder’s Inn & Suites

Zoder's Inn & Suites

The family-owned Zoder’s Inn & Suites is near the heart of Downtown Gatlinburg, offering warm hospitality. Each room has a coffee maker, microwave and mini fridge, while some also include gas fireplaces, in-room whirlpool tubs and balconies overlooking a mountain stream or the inn’s outdoor pool terrace.

The staff welcome you like family, offering suggestions for nearby attractions, such as the fluffy pancakes served at Atrium Pancakes, just two minutes’ walk away. Go hiking, biking and bird watching in the national park, then retreat back to the hotel’s wooded setting, which offers seclusion and privacy.

Hotel Highlights

  • The historic cottages with indoor hot tubs.
  • The private balconies with nature views.
  • Excellent hospitality with three generations of family ownership.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 78 – USD 310
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 402 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Sleep Inn & Suites

Sleep Inn & Suites

A stylish sanctuary with easy access to Gatlinburg’s top family attractions, Sleep Inn & Suites is a smoke-free hotel perfect for budget-conscious travellers. Each room comes with a microwave, refrigerator and private balcony or patio, while laundry facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi and weekday newspapers are also available.

Hop on the trolley right outside the hotel to explore the city’s biggest attractions or stroll to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum or Smoky Mountain Winery. Head back to the hotel and swim in the indoor heated pool, which also features a lazy river and hot tub.

Hotel Highlights

  • The modern fitness centre.
  • Convenient laundry facilities.
  • Gatlinburg Trolley stop at the hotel.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 62 – USD 147
Guest Rating: 7.7
Address: 335 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Glenstone Lodge

Glenstone Lodge

Catering to a variety of travel budgets, Glenstone Lodge is an excellent family-friendly hotel two blocks from downtown. Stay in the Large King or Double Queen Room for a flat-screen TV, coffee maker and refrigerator or upgrade to an Executive Two-Queen Suite for separate bedrooms, a balcony, fireplace and living area.

Kids will love swimming in the dual-level indoor pool, which also has a relaxing hot tub and waterfall. Play a round in the indoor putting green or enjoy breakfast in the Mountain Trail Cafe, then drive to Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster for unique family-friendly thrill rides on a specially-designed track through forest terrain.

Hotel Highlights

  • The large indoor and outdoor pools.
  • It’s a designated stop on the Gatlinburg Trolley route.
  • The gas fireplace in the romantic Large King room.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 88 – USD 151
Guest Rating: 7.4
Address: 504 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Sidney James Mountain Lodge

Sidney James Mountain Lodge

Nestled against a beautiful mountain stream, the affordable and pet-friendly Sidney James Mountain Lodge is perfect for solo travellers, families, couples and business travellers. There are two outdoor pools and an indoor pool with a hot tub and sauna.

Each room comes with a mini fridge, coffeemaker and flat-screen TV. Save money for outdoor excursions with the budget-friendly Queen Economy Room or enjoy a romantic getaway with a jetted Jacuzzi tub and private balcony overlooking the creek in the Creekside Jacuzzi Room. If you want to cosy up next to a fireplace, stay in the Club Level King Room.

Hotel Highlights

  • The indoor pool with a children’s pool area.
  • A Poolside Cafe for snacks to go.
  • Private picnic areas by the mountain stream.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 73 – USD 169
Guest Rating: 6.7
Address: 610 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

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Take a Dip in Gatlinburg’s All-Season Indoor Pools

You’re spoilt for choice with Gatlinburg’s array of outdoor activities, where you can enjoy a picnic lunch or sign up for white-water rafting, hiking or skiing adventures. You can experience Gatlinburg’s small-town charisma and warm hospitality at these top hotels, where you’ll find indoor pools, on-site restaurants, private balconies with mountain views and easy access to downtown attractions.

Which Gatlinburg hotel is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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