Downtown Gatlinburg in summer

7 Benefits of Staying at Our Hotel on the Strip in Gatlinburg TN

Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee is like a world unto itself. Although it is only a few blocks long, the heart of the city is jam packed with some of the best family entertainment in the Southeast. Known as “The Strip”, the downtown area is the most popular vacation destination in the Smoky Mountains. When you stay at our hotel in Gatlinburg, you will be right in the midst of all the fun in downtown Gatlinburg! Here are seven benefits of staying at our hotel on The Strip in Gatlinburg TN:

1. Within Walking Distance of Everything

ober gatlinburg and trolleyVisiting Gatlinburg is an absolute blast but driving in downtown isn’t nearly as enjoyable. Contending with traffic and searching for affordable parking spots can be a real pain. Fortunately, when you stay with us you will be able to leave their cars behind! Our hotel is located right on The Strip and is just a short walk away from all of the best things to see and do in the area. Having the option of walking to your favorite spots on the Parkway means that you will save time by not sitting in traffic and save money by not paying for gas or parking.

2. Always Something Fun to Do

Your family will never be bored when you stay at our hotel on The Strip in Gatlinburg TN! The downtown area has so many great attractions that you would need at least one hundred vacations to enjoy all of them. Some of the most popular things to do in the Smokies are just a six minute walk from our hotel.

3. A Shopper’s Paradise

Anyone who loves to go shopping will be in heaven when they stay at Black Bear Inn & Suites! Our hotel is near some of the very best shopping destinations in the Smokies. Whether you’re looking for handcrafted pottery, delicious homemade candies, or hiking supplies, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at the many stores and boutiques in downtown Gatlinburg. Here are 5 of our favorite places to shop on The Strip.

4. Near Wonderful Restaurants

Loco BurroDining out is one of the best parts of taking a vacation! When you spend your getaway with us, you will be steps away from a number of superb restaurants. Steakhouses, pizza places, BBQ joints, and pancake houses are just some of the great places to eat near our hotel. If you’re ready to start salivating, check out our guide to 6 of the best restaurants in downtown Gatlinburg.

5. Perfect for a Flexible Schedule

While there is so much fun to be had on The Strip, sometimes you need to take a break in the afternoon to recharge. This is especially true for families with young children who may become cranky if they don’t get their daily nap. Unlike vacationers who have to drive for a half hour to reach downtown Gatlinburg and pay for parking, our guests have plenty of flexibility. If you or another family member is feeling tired, you can simply stroll back to the hotel and relax in your room or by the pool. When you’re feeling refreshed, you can head back out to The Strip for more exploring!

6. Enjoy Amazing Amenities

On top of being close to all the excitement you’ll also get to enjoy the amazing amenities that come with staying at a hotel near downtown Gatlinburg. At Black Bear Inn & Suites, we offer a complimentary breakfast each morning. Take a dip in the enclosed heated pool. You can also enjoy unlimited access to high-speed wireless internet anywhere in the hotel. For the best scenic experiences, step out onto your private balcony and enjoy the panoramic views of the Smokies. These amazing hotel amenities are all included with your stay.

7. Great for Rest and Relaxation

Deluxe King Room in Gatlinburg hotelStaying at our hotel near downtown Gatlinburg is helpful if you want to go back to the hotel to recharge before heading back out for some more fun. You could easily get a snack near the hotel and go back to rest before heading back out. This way you’ll be close enough to your hotel so you can just walk back if you want to fit a nap into your day. It’ll help you be well rested so you can enjoy the rest of your time in Gatlinburg.

Our hotel in Gatlinburg has everything you need for a stellar vacation, including a complimentary breakfast bar each morning, an enclosed heated pool, rooms with private balconies, and free WiFi. To start planning your vacation at our hotel on The Strip in Gatlinburg TN, browse our hotel rooms!