There are only a few middle-priced hotels in the Cherokee area, and the Magnuson was one of them. The Casino will obviously be the most modern and expensive hotel in town, but at around $160 a night, is it really that expensive? Then there are the dozens of old-fashioned mom and pop motels, offering inexpensive rates of $40-60 a night. I'm a little leery of staying in cheap motels like that, so I Pricelined a $73 rate and ended up at the Magnuson.
The hotel and the grounds are nicely taken care of, and the rooms are clean. The cleaning staff were plentiful, and very friendly. The hotel is close by everything, and within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. The pool is a good size and would be great to swim in.
Something to know about Cherokee: It is a dry town. The only alcohol served is in 1-2 high end restaurants and the casiono. They do not even sell beer in the supermarkets, so plan ahead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of the Cherokee Indian Reservation the Magnuson Great Smokies Inn is less than half mile drive to the entrance Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway,also less than 3 miles from Harrah's Cherokee Casino and many other attractions. Guests can also enjoy white water rafting and tubing in the area. Guests will enjoy free wireless internet, a outdoor pool, business center and pets are welcome with additional charges and restrictions. Spacious rooms with a choice of one king bed or two queen beds, in-room hairdryer, free local calls, iron and board and microwave and mini-fridges in select rooms. ... more less
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