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Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   376 Painttown Road, Highway 19 and Highway 441, Cherokee, NC 28719
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Ranked #14 of 27 hotels in Cherokee
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Carolyn K aiken, sc, United States
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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aiken, sc, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The front desk staff were very knowledgeable and helpful and gave us great tips during our 3 night stay. The hotel was clean, well kept and comfortable. Breakfast was better than many other brands and the coffee was great. Overall, a good experience.

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Durham, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My grandson went back to this hotel again, not because of our experience last year, but because my grandson like the location. We stayed here about the same time last year. My opinion of the place is improved, primarily from a staff service level. Last year the staff didn't seem interested at all. This year a big difference in the... More

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Edinburg, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel seems a little outdated but for staying across the street from the casino it wasn't a bad value. The hotel was clean and the room was large enough for three. The beds were comfortable and the shower was clean and had ample hot water. Wish all hotels had mini fridges but this one didn't. The included breakfast was... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, this hotel definitely met my expectations. The location to Harrah's Casino is excellent. My husband and I were easily able to walk to the casino from the Holiday Inn. There's a well lit pathway that leads to the casino and it appeared to be safe. The room was very clean and the breakfast was also tasty with a lot... More

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North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good: very close to the casino. The walk is about 5 minutes and crossing the street is no big deal. The hotel is a typical HI Express and was just fine for sleeping and a shower. The tv even was HD which was a surprise. I didn't have a problem with noise around me. The not so good: overpriced... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino, responded to this review

Dear tac2323, We are very thankful for your review. It is great to read that you appreciate our convenient hotel location and room accommodations. However, I am sorry to read that the hotel rates, staff service and amenities did not meet your expectations and we would like to apologize for that. Feedback like this gives us the opportunity to improve... More

Watkinsville, Georgia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove to Bryson City from Georgia to see the Model Railroad Train Museum. Decided to check out Harrah's Hotel and Casino in Cherokee. The hotel was booked solid, so we went across the street to the Holiday Inn Express. The king size bed was great and the room was cool, quiet and clean. The bathroom could use a little updating,... More

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Greensboro, NC
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is across the street from the hotel but its a nightmare getting out of the parking lot. Once I saw the location I really didn't want to lose my parking space to go out to eat. The hotel staff was accommodating to me when I needed a frig which was good but I would not now if I... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino, responded to this review

Dear missanita, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We're sorry for the shortfalls you have experienced during your stay. It is regrettable that we fell below your expectations. Your feedback is very important to us as this continually helps us improve the facilities and guest services we offer to our guests. Thank you for staying and... More

Palm Harbor, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This location is in desparate need of remodeling. The cooling and heating units do not 'condition' the air adequately. Our room was consistenly damp and either too hot or too cold. The hotel was sold out both nights of our stay; the hotel has one luggage cart. The staff had to be reminded of membership amenities and was seen multiple... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino, responded to this review

Dear DebraTony D, Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are sorry for the shortfalls you have experienced during your stay. Your comments are highly valuable and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. Rest... More

Morristown, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have stayed at several Cherokee area hotels. This is the best one yet. Friendly front desk people. Rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable.The most comfortable bed and pillows that I have had at a hotel in a long time. Super good morning breakfast with everything you could ask for. We will definitely stay here again when in the area.... More

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North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Everything about the hotel was as it should be; clean, safe, friendly staff. The only negative thing I would say is that the walls were a bit thin. I could hear the tv in the next room. And although the hotel is very close to Harrah's, there is no proper sidewalk on that side of the street to walk over... More

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Address: 376 Painttown Road, Highway 19 and Highway 441, Cherokee, NC 28719
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Cherokee
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino 2.5*
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Let the Cherokee Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites be your center of operations when you visit the Cherokee area. Located at the entrance of Harrah's Cherokee Casino our brand new hotel is also just minutes from the Great Smoky National Park, trout fishing, whitewater rafting and Cherokee historical attractions. Our 93 room property not only offers beauty in landscaping and architectural design, it offers the latest in technology and superior customer service to make your stay a truly unique experience. Our spacious rooms are beautifully furnished and are equipped with high speed internet, state of the art telephone system with voice mail, remote control cable TV, irons, ironing boards and hair dryers. There are 16 suites and four ADA accessible rooms for those who might need expanded options. Your complimentary breakfast will be served in our beautiful two story Great Room which features a massive stone fireplace. You will enjoy working out in our well equipped fitness center overlooking our courtyard and pool area. When you visit Cherokee you don't have to gamble on comfort or convenience. At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites great service is always a sure bet. ... more   less 
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