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Econo Lodge Cherokee

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   20 River Road, US Hwy 19, Cherokee, NC 28719
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Ranked #4 of 27 hotels in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed just one night, but the room was very clean and was close enough to what we wanted. The attendant gave us advice on places to eat, though they're not many choices there. The tv needed updating, but otherwise it was worth the money.

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Burnsville, North Carolina, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed only one night but was very pleased. I knew this hotel was here years ago and it is so close to everything and within walking distance to town that we had to stay here. After checking out the reviews on TripAdvisor, I booked it. We were very happy with our room and service. The rooms... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I just needed an overnight stay somewhere close to hiking area. Trip Advisor gave this motel a "thumbs up" so we took a chance. The man behind the desk was so polite and helpful - treated you like an honored guest! Location was convenient walking distance to downtown shops and eateries. Motel is older but very well... More

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this hotel! The hotel manager Roger was very attentive to his guests making sure all needs we're met. The staff were readily available at any time for questions. I hope to go again and pray there is a room available for us!

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Dallas, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gentleman in the office at my check-in was most polite and helpful. I stayed one night in an upper floor end unit, it was very roomy and reasonably priced. The room was immaculate! Perfectly clean, including the bathroom. It was a non-smoking room, there was not even a hint of smoke odor in the room. The bed and pillows... More

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Middleton, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Econo Lodge provided a decent room--clean and comfortable. It seemed a little pricey for the chain, but not too bad. The bathroom was small, and the Internet connection was nearly unusable. The breakfast was lacking, which isn't unexpected for this chain, but I thought for the higher price they might have provided a better breakfast. Overall, this wasn't a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel was clean enoughHowever, I accidentally left my Kindle. Called to have it mailed it to me. Of course nobody has seen it. Left laying on the bed, so you know housekeeping found it. Reported it stolen to Amazon so good luck trying to use it.

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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stayed here for one night on our trip through the Smokies. Rooms were spacious and clean. Staff was very friendly. We enjoyed their rocking chairs on the balconies. Their continental breakfast was a pretty good spread. We would stay again.

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Charlotte, NC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

stayed here one night on a short trip to Cherokee and GSMNP. Found the room very clean and recent furniture and a mini fridge. (the tv was still a tube tv but okay) 2 story small motel no elevator. was on top floor found it to be very quiet. the AC units were in the back of the room near... More

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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165 reviews 165 reviews
41 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was my first experience staying at an Econolodge and I will say this location definitely made a good impression of this chain of hotels. My husband and I spent one night Friday June 13th at this location, we utilized our discount through our car insurance to make the reservation and got a great rate. Our first impression of the... More

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Address: 20 River Road, US Hwy 19, Cherokee, NC 28719
Location: United States > North Carolina > Cherokee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Cherokee 2*
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Cherokee Econo Lodge

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#2 Family Hotel in Cherokee #5 Romantic Hotel in Cherokee
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The Econo Lodge nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains is a conveniently located hotel in the downtown area on the Cherokee Indian Reservation adjacent to the Oconaluftee River and is minutes from most of the areas popular attractions like Harrahs Casino, Paula Deen's resturant, The Cherokee Indian Museum, Oconaluftee Indian Village, Unto These Hills a powerful outdoor drama that brings to life the tragic history of the Cherokee people, Oconaluftee Island Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Other points of interest include: Santa's Land. Cherokee Bear Zoo. Cherokee Fun Park Tubing on the River. Fontana Dam, Deals Gap (Tail of the Dragon), Cataloochee Ski Area, Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountain Railway. Come stay with us and enjoy being in walking distance to restaurants and many shops with a theater complex just across the street from the Econo Lodge. Activities include tubing, world class trout fishing, bonfires and picnicking on the river. The Econo Lodge is also just 30 minutes away from Western Carolina University. Guests of this Cherokee, NC hotel are invited to enjoy many great amenities like free fresh coffee, free wifi, free local calls and a free deluxe continental breakfast. Business travelers will appreciate the access to copy/fax services and free wifi. Traveling families will enjoy our larger family suites. All of our spacious guest rooms come equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, cable television with free Showtime and refrigerators. Handicapped accessible, smoking and non smoking rooms are available. Whether traveling for business or pleasure the Econo Lodge hotel offers a convenient location, relaxing accommodations and affordable rates to everyone visiting the Cherokee area. Our friendly staff looks forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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