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3 Benefits of Staying at Our Hotel Near the Gatlinburg Convention Center

If you’re visiting Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains for an event or meeting, chances are it’s being held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center! This 148,000 square foot building in downtown Gatlinburg has been voted the Best Meeting Place in the South by the readers of ConventionSouth Magazine for three straight years.

Guests at Black Bear Inn & Suites will be minutes away from this hugely popular convention center. Here are the top three benefits of staying at our hotel near the Gatlinburg Convention Center:

The outside of the Gatlinburg Convention Center.1. Walk to the Gatlinburg Convention Center

Black Bear Inn & Suites is just an 8 minute walk from the Gatlinburg Convention Center! Having the luxury of strolling over to your event or meeting is a major advantage of staying with us. Rather than waking up early to beat the traffic and make sure that you’re on time, you can sleep in, enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and walk over to the convention center at your convenience. By leaving their cars behind, guests at Black Bear Inn will also save money on gas and parking fees.

2. Ideal for Groups

If you’re coming to town with a large group for a business or religious event at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, our hotel is the perfect place to stay. Rather than trying to find a vacation rental in the hills of Gatlinburg that is big enough to accommodate your whole group, you can stay right in the heart of the city. Black Bear Inn & Suites has everything your group needs for a comfortable stay, including a complimentary hot breakfast, exercise facility, and enclosed heated pool.

In addition to our proximity to the Gatlinburg Convention Center, our hotel is within walking distance of all the best attractions, restaurants, and shops on The Strip. Black Bear Inn is also just a short drive from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the whole country!

3. Always Something Fun Happening at the Gatlinburg Convention Center

Even if you didn’t come to the Smokies for a specific event, you will love staying at our hotel near the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Throughout the year, the convention center hosts a number of fun events that are open to the public. Here are some of the most popular annual events at the Gatlinburg Convention Center:

  • Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage – April
  • Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show – April
  • Family Fest in the Smokies (gospel music event) – May
  • Summer Craftsmen’s Fair – July
  • Tennessee Square and Round Dance Convention – August
  • Gatlinburg Gathering (gospel music event) – August
  • Taste of Autumn – September
  • Fall Craftsmen’s Fair – October
  • Gatlinburg Festival of Trees – November
  • Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show – November
  • Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show – December

A Deluxe Double Queen room at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN.To find out more about our hotel near the Gatlinburg Convention Center, visit the Black Bear Inn & Suites Amenities page. If you have any questions about our hotel, or you would like to reserve your room, don’t hesitate to give our friendly staff a call today!