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The Best Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel

Perched upon the banks of Little Pigeon River and steps from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you will find the best hotel in downtown Gatlinburg, Edgewater Hotel & Conference Center! With excellent accommodations, relaxing amenities, and a great downtown location, this eight-story high-rise is perfect for your next getaway to Gatlinburg, Tennessee!


No matter where your adventures in Gatlinburg take you, the Edgewater Hotel is always just around the corner. We offer free parking and easy access to the Gatlinburg Trolley, so you can get to all the best attractions, restaurants, and shopping in the area without a hassle.

Stunning Views from Every Room


Our Gatlinburg hotel on the river boasts carefully tailored accommodations to provide you the utmost comfort and relaxation. Step inside and discover our thoughtful décor and cozy bedding. Each room features a luxurious king or queen-size bed, a private bathroom, wireless internet access, private balconies, and sometimes even an in-room jacuzzi! Plus, all our guests get exclusive access to our amenities for the ideal Gatlinburg experience. We promise that at Edgewater Hotel, you’ll get more than just a room!

Enjoy a Continental Breakfast Every Morning

Full Continental Breakfast

An absolutely delicious continental breakfast is always included with your stay at Edgewater Hotel. Every morning you get freshly brewed coffee, fresh fruit, an array of delicious breakfast staples like eggs, biscuits, and cereal. Delectable and wholesome, our complimentary continental breakfast is sure to get your day started right!  

Our Stay

“We absolutely love The Edgewater. The staff is always super friendly and our room was very clean. This is our 2nd time visiting this hotel. The rooms with the river view are the best. The location is perfect and walking distance to everything. This will always be our go to place when we come to visit!!”

Heather C, 2021
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Wonderful Visit

“Just returned from a group trip to Gatlinburg. Our group stayed at the Edgewater Hotel and had a very positive experience. Rooms were clean and newly remodeled. The staff was friendly and helpful. The location was perfect just one block off the Parkway. We could walk to everything. We will definitely stay there again.”

Safari800525, 2021
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Very satisfied!!

“The Edgewater is within walking distance from the downtown area. We were able to walk to eat and visit all of the attractions there. The balcony views are nice overlooking the river. The staff is always friendly and wiling to help with whatever you need. Would not consider staying anywhere else in Gatlinburg.”

Mark C, 2020
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Our favorite hotel, by far

“We loved our room. The bed was very comfortable and we slept amazing. Everything was very clean and enjoyable. By far, our favorite experience at a hotel. Everything was perfect. We came for our honeymoon and I’m glad we did. Loved the hot tub by the bed. Would recommend to everyone. We plan on coming back with our kids very soon!”

Emily B, 2020
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Great Hotel

“I always try to stay at Edgewater. The last time we were there which was last year we stayed riverside up towards the top floors. The room was very clean. The staff was very friendly. No complaints at all. I would recommend the hotel to anyone. It might be a little more expensive than some of the hotels but to me the price is well worth it for the service you get. Good location so you can walk anywhere in town you want to go.”

Gatlover, 2020
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Family vacation

“Friendly helpful staff. Fast check-in and even faster check-out. Great views from the balcony. Great location near the center of town. Easy walking to either end of Gatlinburg. Will definitely stay here again.”

Ericr732, 2020
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