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“The best value in decent accommodations” 4 of 5 stars
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Cherokee
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   568 Painttown Road, Cherokee, NC 28719   |  
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Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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568 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
“The best value in decent accommodations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

As usual, the Fairfield Inn is a good safe choice. The beds are comfortable, the room a good size, noise levels are low, and there's plenty of hot water for a long shower. The breakfast is ample with the usual waffles, cereals, breads, and coffee. It's right across from the Harrah Casino if you're so inclined. And there is a small reservation tax levy.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Anderson, South Carolina
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251 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I travel quite a bit and I'm an admitted Marriott snob (I love the points). This is the only Marriott in the area that I visit often so I stay here. The hotel is good and clean and fairly inexpensive. It's also across the street from the casino, so for eating and gambling, it's in a nice location.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

This hotel should be rated higher than #9 in Cherokee! After a very disappointing start at the Comfort Inn we moved to Fairfield Inn. We got a king suite and were very happy with the room. It was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The staff were nice and accommodating. The free hot breakfast was ok, but it's free! Overall a great stay.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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261 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This hotel is nice and just across the street from the casino which makes the location ideal. We asked for early check-in when we made our reservation and our room was ready by 12 noon, although we had arrived earlier. The front desk stated that the previous night they were completely booked and all the rooms needed to be cleaned. Our king room which we paid $129 plus taxes was really small, almost a square box with the bathroom added on. Noise was a problem during the night. Someone around 2:00am was banging on one of the doors on our floor -- guess they didn't have a keycard. Bed was comfortable, pillows were good and the bath towels were large and fluffy. Breakfast was great. They had coffee in the lobby by 6am, and hot and cold breakfast items available by 6:30. In addition to make-your-own waffles, they served sausage patties, scrambled eggs, toast, bagels, pastry, cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice, etc.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We were looking for a nice clean hotel in the Great Smoky National Park.and we found what we were looking for with hotel. The staff were helpful location was good and rooms were well appointed. Would stay here again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

First time at this hotel and it's average;

The good:
Across the street from Casino, but if you don't gamble, no advantage; Comfortable bed - crisp linens; Good size flat screen tv; AC system works well and very quiet; Quiet rooms -- no room to room noise transfer. Large lobby & breakfast area. Fairly recent upgrade in furnishings; Decent breakfast spread but average for this chain.

The bad:
Room is very small -- no room for the luggage rack so you have to leave it in the closet; 27 inches from the bed to left side wall; A few dust issues but average for this chain; The entry door is very narrow also.
Care should be taken walking around the sidewalks --- the one leading to crosswalk and toward the street (and the Casino) has major trip issues --- crumbling concrete and several sections raised a few inches. Poor lighting in parking lot and on the building end toward the street.
The hall ways need to be cleaned and carpet hasn't been vacuumed in a long time.
The desk isn't made for working comfort -- either the desk is too high or the chair doesn't adjust high enough to work with a laptop or write on the desk. Desk lamp is nice but doesn't work for writing --- too low of a shade and has only one plug in the base. If you're charging a phone and using a laptop etc, you have to get on your knees for the wall plug.
Only 2 bath towels on the rack and no soap in the room --- had to go downstairs to the desk for the soap.
The room information book has all the airline phone numbers (why? no airport here) but there isn't a list of TV channels anywhere?

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Been to Cherokee many times 1st time staying at this hotel . Great location, close to Casino, walking distance. clean comfortable beds quiet Free breakfast, staff were very nice . Will stay there again it will be my first choice.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fairfield Inn & Suites Cherokee

Address: 568 Painttown Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Location: United States > North Carolina > Cherokee
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cherokee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Cherokee 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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