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Econo Lodge

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232 Phillips Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786 (Formerly Relax Inn)
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Don't let the lobby fool you. It's not fancy like some of the higher priced hotels. But when I travel, I am looking for a bed that I never want to get out of. I am looking for views of the mountains. I want a coffee pot, refrigerator, microwave and free internet. I want the room to be spotless. I... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

very friendly staff and owner.. the room was really nice,. no smells, clean simple.. but a great value and much better than I expected.. I would very much recommend this hotel and will be back to stay myself

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a great hotel. Not only will you get great service, you'll also get a nice room and some balcony views of the smokies for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended. Fun drive up the mountain as well!!

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My husband and I stayed here a night and were pleasantly surprised. The room was newly remodeled and clean. The bed was comfortable. The fridge, coffee-maker and microwave were modern. We loved the private balcony with rocking chairs. Also, the owner feeds the birds so we watched them too. Well lit at night with security camera's everywhere. Breakfast was basic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We needed a budget friendly hotel at about 11pm at night with no prior planning. I was apprehensive at first because of location, but was pleasantly surprised! Our room was VERY clean, probably one of the cleanest I have ever been to. The hotel has beautiful views out of the back sliders of the room, in fairness the room and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Let me preface this review by saying my ranking of 4 is for cleanliness, friendliness, and helpfulness, not fanciness! We happened to find the Relax Inn by driving by and noticing the sign, after realizing every other hotel/motel in the area had all of their nonsmoking rooms booked up. When we got to the Relax Inn, the desk clerk, Pauline,... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

This place is on hill in waynesville. 10 mins from town center. Foreign owned but fantastic people very nice. My room was very clean. The flat screen tv was great. I basically just slept and showered there. Im used to camp living so this place was great. If ur used to nicer astheticly pleasing hotels dont come here. There wasnt... More 

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Smoky Mtns. TN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

The room was clean but that's as good as it gets. The view of the mountains is dampered by construction sites and the noise from the hwy below. The stairs to the upper floors are rusted and jagged. 1 set was blocked off completely due to the condition. No coffee maker in the room and the coffee in the lobby... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I was offered employment for this Inn and I turned down another job for this and was told i would have work at this hotel and the other one in georgia ..They wanted to pay me less than minimum wage and i told her that was against the law and they deduct you for everything even when you go outside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Great place... would stay again anytime. Couldn't find a room anywhere and we were pleasantly surprised when we're found this one... has a grand view and exceeded our expectations. We were traveling with our four year old and are very picky about cleanliness. I can't speak for the entire place but room #104 is very clean!

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