A Downtown Gatlinburg, TN Hotel
The Black Bear Inn & Suites Is a Cut Above The Rest!
Welcome to the Black Bear Inn & Suites, formerly the Clarion Inn & Suites, one of the premier hotels in Gatlinburg, TN, where our rooms and suites offer stunning panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains from your private balcony. But the views are just the beginning. We’re located in downtown Gatlinburg near the Strip and we’re only 200 yards from the entrance to the country’s most popular national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Let the beauty of nature inspire and relax you. No other place clears the head and invigorates the spirit quite like the Great Smoky Mountains.
With so much to do in Gatlinburg, you don’t want to miss out on some of our favorite restaurants and attractions!
Black Bear Inn and Suites is located close to all kinds of restaurants, attractions, shopping and fun things to do in Gatlinburg. Since we have such a great location, there’s a lot of great places to visit that are within walking distance to our hotel.
Take a look at all of our favorite things to do in the area and learn more about which attractions are located closest to us!
Start planning your Gatlinburg vacation!
Our hotel is great for any type of vacation! We know you’re looking to keep the cost affordable and still have a great vacation. With us, you won’t lose any of the great amenities – plus we offer affordable rates to make your vacation even better.
We’re the best hotel in Gatlinburg for groups and events!
Our hotel in Gatlinburg is great for groups, business retreats, weddings, events and more! No matter what type of vacation you’re looking for, we have the best accommodations in the area. Our meeting and event facilities have plenty of space to make any ceremony or event a success.
What Our Guests are Saying
Our guests love staying with us at Black Bear Inn and Suites! Read the testimonials below to find out what they love most about our Gatlinburg hotel.
I have stayed at this hotel on three different occasions. Everyone is always so friendly and helpful with recommending things to do around town. I also love the location. However, my #1 reason for loving this hotel is the jacuzzi in the suite. Definitely recommend.
Great location. Clean room and good breakfast.
We were here for the Church of God Kidfest at the convention center and it’s a great walking location to that and just about everything else in Gatlinburg. We were on the 6th floor and the rooms were nice and clean. The breakfast was good and fresh. The kids really enjoyed the indoor heated pool since it rained almost the entire trip.
Exceptional Service from the staff!!
I was very impressed by all of the staff within the hotel, specially the receptionists, they were very friendly and also very helpful, the maids ensured our room was immaculate on a daily basis.Also my child left his backpack at the hotel, and they were able to arrange everything for us to get our backpack back home as quickly as they could ,we are really appreciated ! Thank you very much! We will certainly be staying here again!!
We have been staying here 4 to 6 times a year for several years. Never had any problems. Very clean, great staff and start the day off with a wonderful breakfast. Location is great as it is right on the strip in Gatlinburg. We love the rooms that offer your own fire pit. Highly, highly recommend.
My daughter-in-law and I went to Pigeon Forge for a little Christmas Shopping. We were there the first week in November. Our room was very spacious and clean. Staff was very nice and friendly. Beds were great, very comfortable. Breakfast bar had a big verity of foods and you could order a special omelet of your choice. They also had Krispy Kreme donuts. We enjoyed our stay very much.