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Pioneer Motel and Cottages

P.O. Box 397, Cherokee, NC 28719
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a recent trip to Cherokee we had The Pioneer Motel recommended to us. The service is superb, and the owner, Laurel, is the most friendly and down to earth person. The rooms are clean, and well looked-after, and the swimming pool and lawns provide a great way to relax. We will definitely be staying here again when we next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel may look a little run down at night, but after seeing it during the day it looks fine. I would probably suggest getting a cabin rather than hotel room. We got one of their cabins that was right beside the river. It was very pretty and relaxing. The cabin was nice and I felt comfortable there. This motel... More 

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Laurel C, Manager at Pioneer Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our business. We appreciated your patronage and are happy you enjoyed your stay. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The room was nice and clean, the price was very reasonable, and it is only 1 mile from everything in Cherokee. It is kid friendly and has a beautiful view right out the front door on your balcony. I am planning another trip in a few months and plan to stay here again. It has a pool and is right... More 

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Laurel C, Manager at Pioneer Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us . Thank you for taking the time to review us. We greatly appreciate it and thank you for choosing us . More 

Bainbridge Island, Washington
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78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is not a perfect Motel, but it was perfect for what we needed. I was traveling with a friend and 3 dogs. This worked out really nice for us because of the location, the grounds, and their pet policy. However, you need to know that this is an older motel that has had little remodeling. It was clean and... More 

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Laurel C, General Manager at Pioneer Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed our grounds. More 

Ocala, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

My biggest gripe against them is they base their appeal on riverfront. The river was NO where near my room, and I didn't have access to it. For that reason alone, I won't stay there again 😐 room was clean.

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Laurel C, Owner at Pioneer Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We appreciate that you noticed our cleanliness. We strive to keep our property in great condition. I am sorry you were unable to find the river that borders our property for almost 200 yds. Our cabins/cottages are riverfront. We have a stairway leading to our well maintained path to the... More 

Columbia, SC
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Stayed at the Pioneer on Friday May 15, 2015. Was just looking for a clean, quiet room for one night. This was the ideal place. While not a new hotel with all the amenities you might be used to, it more than met my expectations. Room was clean, quiet. Cable TV. Bed was comfortable. Bathroom was clean. Laurel, the owner,... More 

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Laurel C, General Manager at Pioneer Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I've stayed here on several occasions. Love the grounds (very well kept), pavilion, pools, river access and proximity to downtown. The staff is always accommodating. This last stay was in the lower court, I noticed and liked the updates to the room decor!

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Laurel C, General Manager at Pioneer Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Metairie, LA
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374 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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Laurel C, General Manager at Pioneer Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We have purchased new towels and linens and hopefully that will rectify this situation. I am glad you and your family enjoyed our property and I apologize for our staff not being attentive to this situation. we have installed new linoleum in kitchen and carpet in the cabin. We try to update as we can.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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Laurel C, General Manager at Pioneer Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review our property. I am sorry you were disappointed in our cabin. There is a queen bed in one room and the other has two full beds. I am sorry that we were not attentive to your laundry needs. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. We have purchased new linens and... More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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Laurel C, General Manager at Pioneer Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I do apologize for our water issues but I am thrilled to report that the upper court that had these issues was completely redone this winter and we are thrilled with the results. We have hot water from one end to the other. We have also installed a hot water... More 

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