Edgewater Hotel & Conference Center in Gatlinburg, TN

402 River RoadGatlinburg, TN 37738
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Edgewater Hotel is centrally located in Downtown Gatlinburg, just a short walk from Ripley’s Aquarium and with easy access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Budget-friendly rooms boast free Wi-Fi, private balconies, mini fridges, microwaves, a flat screen TV, and more. Amenities include heated indoor/outdoor pool and free continental breakfast.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Gatlinburg Travel Experts
  • 5 minute walk from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.
  • 0.9 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • 6 minutes' walk from the Space Needle's observation deck.
  • Minimum check-in age is 18.
  • Continental breakfast.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Indoor/outdoor pool.
  • Microwave, mini-fridge, and flat screen TVs in-room.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Handicapped Access
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Inside Corridors
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sun Deck
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Ice Machines
  • Complimentary Newspapers
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Parking garage
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from Edgewater Hotel & Conference Center
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am
The Edgewater Hotel & Conference Center is a family friendly hotel with something to offer most every visitor, whether you're vacationing with your family, hiking the Great Smoky Mountains, honeymooning or attending a convention at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The Edgewater is perched on the banks of the Little Pigeon River, just a 5-minute walk to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and steps away from many other area attractions.

Our hotel features a free continental breakfast, heated indoor/outdoor pool with slide and two hot tubs, and an exercise room.

Guests can trout fish in the front yard. (TN fishing license required.) There's also 7,000 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom. Parking is free in the covered garage.

Tripster Customer Reviews

7 Reviews
alice brown
pinehurst, NC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great location"
January 2020
The front desk staff is top notch. The location is perfect, central to all attractions. We had a medical issue and had to leave a day early and The Edgewater and Tripster were both awesome and very accommodating.
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Tip: The back of the hotel is quiet but the view is a wall of dirt. The balcony does not offer a view, but is fine to sit for a bit.

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Karen Lackey
lenoir, NC
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
August 2019
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Monica Zilke
Mentor on the Lake, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Little Retreat"
December 2018
This hotel is really nice. We stayed two nights just for a little get away weekend needing some fun and a break. We had a private balcony and fireplace. The pool and hot tub are amazing. Also it's just a few minutes walk from the main strip. We ate, shopped, and had a great time. The hotel staff was so nice and personable. We will be staying here again for certain.
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Tip: Bring your swimsuits and good walking shoes for walking the strip!

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Kari Vandyke
Honaker, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Really nice hotel!"
April 2018
I've been here a couple times before and am never disappointed! They have amazing staff and housekeepers they place is always spotless and clean! And amazing breakfast!
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Sharita R.
Roanoke, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"mini getaway!"
August 2016
The hotel was nice. Within walking distance of everything. I would have my family stay again.
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Tip: close to everything. if using a large vehicle for travel the garage is very tight.

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Tripster Customer
cincinnati, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Perfect location!"
August 2016
Cramped grarge, and needs some minor updating. But overall clean, excellent location, and friendly staff.
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Tip: Perfect location.

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larry coyle
richmond, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Loved it!"
June 2016
Great location and very nice. Friendly people and clean rooms.
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Tip: Refrigerator in the room.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Mary B
Fall Branch, Tennessee
"Nice Hotel"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2020 NEW
Hotel is nice, was there on a Business Conference. Large Areas throughout! Cons: need more Elevators Pro: Loved the Bathrooms, very modern Covered Parking Spacious Meeting Rooms Great Breakfast Nice Personnel Staff Balcony
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Duluth, Georgia
"Outdated, nice location"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed March 14, 2020 NEW
Hotel was outdated; however, staff was nice and location is convenient to almost everything. Only about 18 minutes from Pigeon Forge as well. Breakfast was the same each day and included biscuits, gravy, eggs, and sausage patties. You can also make your own waffles. The food was not good at all in my opinion...after seeing the options second day and realizing they were the exact same as the previous, we ended up venturing out for breakfast. The pool area was nice but very crowded. Also, front staff stated that pool closes at 11; however, there were teenagers out there well past 11. That would generally be fine, but given that our room was directly above the pool area and the fact that they were very loud was a bit annoying. Parking in the deck was TERRIBLE. The lot is so super tight it is almost impossible to find a spot and still be able to exit your vehicle without hitting another vehicle. I think on our next visit we will try to find another location to stay; however, if you can look past a few outdated things and some noise, the location and being in the heart of everything is a nice feature to this hotel.
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
"Quaint and Charming "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2020 NEW
Looking for a quaint and charming hotel in downtown Gatlinburg TN? Then check out the Edgewater. Located in between Ripleys Aquarium and the Ski lift plus walking distance to all the shops and other activities in the area you should never need to drive until you leave. Now I will say the parking garage and area is limited and slightly difficult to maneuver with a larger suv. The registration desk is on the 2nd floor from the parking garage. Nice views of the city can be seen from the elevator and the rooms. The indoor/outdoor pool area was enjoyable. The pool could use some minor updates as the mountain and bear mural relates to the area but the painting needs touch up. The two whirlpools were enjoyable. The breakfast was typical offerings of most hotels. The waffles were the best tasting item. The biscuits and gravy were delicious too. While the scrambled eggs were made with extra pound of salt made them taste horrible. The breakfast area is large and seating is available for many people. The rooms were clean. The beds were very comfortable. Overall, I would give this hotel another try if I'm returning to the area.
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Snead, Alabama
"Loved it!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2020 NEW
Loved our stay here. Our room was very clean & spacious with a fireplace, balcony, hot tub, refrigerator, microwave and very comfortable bed. The location was within walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg and Ober Gatlinburg. We had free WiFi and they offered breakfast. We didn’t eat breakfast there either morning so can’t really say if it was good or not. The staff was extremely friendly!!! It also has an indoor and outdoor pool, an exercise room and also a fire pit with chairs located outside close to the pool. If I had to say anything negative it would be that the elevators were extremely slow and the parking deck is only made for compact cars and it was still difficult to park there. The parking spots were small and difficult to get into. We parked in front of the hotel on the side of the street and that worked out well for us. The only other issue we had was the toilet in our room wouldn’t flush without having to hold the handle down. I would definitely recommend staying here and look forward to our next trip.
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Creola, Alabama
"5th trip/4 days"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 29, 2020 NEW
This is the 5th trip we have stayed at The Edgewater Hotel and Convention Center. We love the convenience of the location. We use the conference room each time & the staff is so helpful. Our rooms are clean and comfortable. BUT, & there is always one, the parking garage is small!! Parking spaces are not wide enough, nor long enough. One thing I wish is that the remodel would be completed. Carpet has been stored in the parking garage every year we have been there.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Edgewater Hotel & Conference Center

Is the hotel pet-friendly?
Pets are not permitted.

Can I reserve a smoking room?
The Edgewater is a non-smoking property.

Does the hotel have WiFi?
Yes. Free WiFi is provided in all rooms and some public areas.

Does the hotel serve a complimentary breakfast?
The Edgewater provides a complimentary hot continental breakfast daily. Breakfast is served every morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and includes a mix of hot and cold items.

Does the hotel have a restaurant?
The hotel does not have a restaurant. However, there are several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

Does the hotel have a pool?
Yes. The hotel offers a fully-heated indoor-outdoor pool and poolside hot tubs for year-round enjoyment.

Does the hotel have a fitness center?
Yes, a fitness center with cardio machines is provided on-site.

Is parking available?
Yes, a complimentary bi-level covered parking garage is provided for hotel guests.

Will my room have a safe?
No. However, a small safe-deposit box is available at the front desk.

Will my room have a mini-fridge?
Yes, a mini-fridge and coffeemaker are available in each guest room.

What is the minimum age to check-in?
The minimum check-in age is 18.

Can I request a rollaway bed or crib?
Yes. Rollaway/extra beds and Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD $10.00 per night.