Black Bear Inn & Suites

1100 ParkwayGatlinburg37738USA
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About Black Bear Inn & Suites

Located right in the heart of Gatlinburg. on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Black Bear Inn & Suites is a popular, family-friendly hotel.

Rooms are comfortably furnished, with air conditioning and desks. Cable TV is provided, along with free Wi-Fi and daily newspapers. Other amenities include microwaves and fridges.

Clarion Inn & Suites features a seasonal, outdoor pool, as well as a conference space. Guests also have access to free self parking, and the hotel has an elevator.

A complimentary buffet breakfast is offered to guests each morning. For other meals and refreshments, there's a wide choice of restaurants and bars within walking distance.

Top family attractions, including Gatlinburg Space Needle and Ripley's Haunted Adventure are within a five minute walk of the hotel. The Gatlinburg Convention Center is 10 minutes away.


1100 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738, USA
Telephone: +1(865)4365656 | Fax: +1(865)4360695 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Supermarket
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Fresh, hot breakfast options.

You can quickly tire of free hotel breakfasts, where the same selection of cold pastries, and, if you're lucky, some fruit, appears time after time. Perhaps that's why guests are so enamored of the breakfast here, which offers hot waffles and made-to-order omelets. Now that's a free brekkie to write home about.

In the heart of Gatlinburg.

Whether you're after rugged adventure in the great, mountainous outdoors, or you're looking for fun, family activities to keep the kids entertained, Gatlinburg is a great destination, and this Clarion Inn & Suites is right in the center of it all. You're within walking distance of all the main attractions in town.

Homely rooms with balconies.

Rooms have either a balcony or patio, and guests say that it's well worth requesting a room with a good view of the mountains to add that extra wow factor to your stay. When you've taken in the majestic views, you can enjoy the home comforts of your room, like a coffee maker and cable TV.

Negative Reviews

There are extra fees to pay.

Some of the freebies offered at this hotel, like parking, don't seem quite so free when you're hit with the hotel's resort charge on check-in, which adds a fair daily whack to your total bill. Guests can't really see what they're getting for the extra money, and it's not necessarily clear upfront.

Rooms are on the small side.

Especially if you're traveling as a family or group, you may find the rooms a bit cramped, with the furniture squeezed in, and not so much room to move around in. Guests also say that many of the rooms are in need of some updating, since they're starting to look a bit worn and tired.

No onsite convenience store.

There's no restaurant or convenience store onsite at this hotel, so if you need a quick snack or something to quench your thirst, you'll have to take a trip down the road to the nearest store. It's not far, but not having anything inside the hotel is a bit of an inconvenience.

Rating Overview

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7.6 out of 10 based on 334 reviews