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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"Great place!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 26, 2020 NEW
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here! Was shocked to find a room during the weekend of October 23rd-26th for a reasonable price. This hotel is in a great location for walking distance throughout Gatlinburg. As well as the river in front. The hot tub and pool were great, especially after a long day out exploring. I wish I could’ve enjoyed the fire pit but the first night I couldn’t get it to work and the second night it was raining. Breakfast was great too. My only complaint was the elevators being slow but that wouldn’t hinder my stay. The lady that checked us in was nice and allowed us to have two cars since we drove separately and we parked a car in a gated parking lot a block down the street. Will stay again when back in the area.
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St. Louis
"Great Stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 26, 2020 NEW
This hotel is in the perfect location in Gatlinburg. Within walking distance of everything on the main street. The traffic was crazy busy when we were there, you'll definitely want to walk everywhere. Parking Garages are 10-15 per day, this hotel doesn't charge anything to park in their garage, which is a great deal. Breakfast was good, my kids loved the pool and hot tubs. Yes, the rooms are somewhat old but who stays in their rooms for a long time during your vacation?
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"We were disapointed in the hotel as it is very old and is in need of a complete rehab"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 24, 2020 NEW
The hotel as stated above is very old and need a complete rehab. The elevators were very slow, the carpets were very old and showed it, the bathrooms had mold growing around the baseboards and the AC was so loud that one could not sleep but to hot to turn it off. Staff did their jobs but acted as though they didn't want to be there except the house keeping staff was great.
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West Allis, Wisconsin
"Great Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2020 NEW
Hotel was super clean. Parking on site. Continental breakfast was delicious. Pool & hot tub are a bonus. Great walking location to everything in downtown Gatlinburg. Price was very reasonable for the area.
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Louisville, Kentucky
"Great place to stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2020 NEW
We stayed here the week after July 4th. Check in was smooth and quick. Very clean. Masks mandatory for check in and in all common areas. Limited capacity on the elevators. We were given city side room, two queen beds with balcony over the creek. Nice views. Rooms very clean and cleaned everyday. Second visit to this hotel. Center of everything, convenient onsite parking.
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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.