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Pioneer Motel and Cottages

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P.O. Box 397, Cherokee, NC 28719
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Pioneer Motel and Cottages
Ranked #24 of 27 hotels in Cherokee
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Metairie, LA
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38 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed here the end of July. It is a great location, only 5 minutes from downtown Cherokee. The cabin #130 had two bedrooms, a large well furnished living room and a big kitchen with a table and chairs and included a washer and dryer. It is certainly not fancy, quite worn in places but comfortable beds and furniture. We... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in cabin 114 with 5 other people. The website claims that there are 2 double beds and a queen, but all are double beds. The cabin is infested with bugs, and the cabin across from ours where 2 friends were staying had mice. We were instructed to leave a laundry basket outside with used towels in order to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We have stayed here before and while we certainly weren't impressed, it was clean enough and comfortable enough that we returned. We are limited on places we can stay due to the fact we travel with two small dogs. This visit to Pioneer was a disappointment. The walls are paper thin and we heard everything (yes, everything) that was going... More

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Kingsland, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We stayed in cabins 130 and 131 and our stay was awesome. These cabins were so clean and had just a wonderful set up and very nice kitchen. The kids and all the adults rested comfortably. The kids played outside on the playground and around the grounds, it was all kid friendly. And the staff were always helpful when we... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I pulled into the parking lot to ask about vacancies. Before I could end a phone call and go into the office to ask about rooms a woman came out and stared me down for several minutes. When I interrupted my call to find out what she wanted she told me that "This is not a pull off." Which wasn't... More

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The rooms were clean and the people friendly. The motel is close to other amenities and has a pool, a spot for group picnic and over all was pleased. If I had one thing I was not happy with it was they only supplied on room key. So when key was locked in room by accident and they had to... More

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South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I felt like i had stepped back in time. Very small rooms with very small full size beds...the noise from the road can be heard. pool nice could have been cleaner. everything in room- sheets, towels, wash clothes ect. brought at dollar store- friend cleaned a/c filters -dusty. rate was 75 w/ tax for friday night. cheap but still felt... More

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Elberton ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Very pleasant owner who assisted us in our stay. Pool was very nice. Nice and relaxing sitting by the pool Room was clean and enjoyed a quiet nights sleep. Would stay there again. Very quick check in.

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Lillington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

we went to Cherokee for the Memorial weekend and every hotel and motel was full so we came across the Pioneer motel and stop in to see if they had a room and they had 1 left .... we checked out the room before hand and i have to say it was VERY clean and well maintain and the beds... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

It's an ok place to stay for a night but completely not worth 68 bucks!! The comforter on the bed had cigarette burns on it and walls had paint chipping off. My husband got the room and said the staff were very friendly. Infact they weren't even open for the season yet and they let us stay here anyways so... More

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Address: P.O. Box 397, Cherokee, NC 28719
Location: United States > North Carolina > Cherokee

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We are one of the most unique and quaint lodging options located on the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian Reseveration. We offer a variety of ecomonical lodging options for you and your family. We have 21 motel rooms and 7 cottages to accomidate you. We are family owned and operated and take pride in our facility. We welcome you to our property to relax and enjoy your vacation. Our property offers access to the Oconoluftee River for fishing or just playing around. Our property also includes a covered pavillion area, perfect for cookouts or family reunions. We also offer a recreactional area, including an outdoor basketball court for both adults and children to enjoy. Our outdoor pool area has recently been remodeled and offers an inviting atmosphere to simply enjoy the Cherokee sunshine. ... more   less 
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