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“Very nice budget motel” 4 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Cherokee
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   20 River Road, US Hwy 19, Cherokee, NC 28719   |  
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Ranked #4 of 27 hotels in Cherokee
North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Very nice budget motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is an older motel, but it has been well-maintained. Front desk personnel were friendly and very nice. All rooms have outside entrances, which we liked. Our room, on the first floor, was very clean. We used the in-room refrigerator and coffeemaker. The TV was an older one (like a couple we have at home), but it had all the channels we wanted to watch. The complimentary breakfast included cereals, bagels and pastries, which suited us just fine.

Our only problem was with the smoke detector in the room. About 3am, it began to "beep" every minute or so, indicating to me that it probably needed a new battery. I called the front desk and within a minute someone was there to replace it. He mentioned that there had been previous problems with this particular detector. About an hour later, it beeped again, but only once! When I mentioned this to the front desk at breakfast, a note was made to replace it. Whether or not this has happened, I don't know, but this incident would not prevent us from staying here again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beth C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Cherokee, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to your next visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Our guest are our #1 priority and your comfort and satisfaction means everything to us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. GM-Beth Cline
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Georgetown, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife and I had originally booked at the Rivers Edge, but switched here once we arrived in Cherokee. The room was great and everything was in working order. The front office staff was very nice and very helpful in recommending places to go to. We had planned on staying 3 nights but had to change it to 2 nights, and the staff was very understanding in making the change. We look forward to staying here again the next time we are in the area and need a hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beth C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Cherokee, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to your next visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Our guest are our #1 priority and your comfort and satisfaction means everything to us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. GM-Beth Cline
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We found econo lodge cherokee was a nice visit. Rooms were clean, well kept up. Front desk people were very nice and friendly. Breakfast was normal for motels. Coffee was 24/7. Located close to the casino. Located next to the river, made for a very nice stay.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beth C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Cherokee, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to your next visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Our guest are our #1 priority and your comfort and satisfaction means everything to us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. GM-Beth Cline
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Ibooked this room month and a half ahead of time. I requested a smoking room and a gound floor room( my brother is disabled) When we arrived they had no smoking rooms and only a second flooe room . It did have a ramp but it was very steep. The office personnel was very nice and the breakfast was what you expect from econo lodge. I believe this room mistake was the hiotels fault by the way the front desk clerk responded to me when I questioned it. He was like they issue rooms on a first come basis and since we didnt arrive until 5 or 6 we got the leftovers.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beth C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Cherokee, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
We are sincerly sorry we could not accomodate you as the Casino Hotel had promised. Unfortunately all of our downstairs rooms were already booked and we were not told of your request.
It saddens me deeply that we were unable to accomodate your request when it was brought to our attention when you checked in.
We hope to be able to accomodate your needs in the future.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay, good or bad. That is how we know where we need to improve.
We pride ourselves on having a friendly staff and clean rooms and hope to serve you again in the future in hopes that you have a more pleasant experience and we can meet all your needs better in the future.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I never stay at Econo Lodges but made the exception on this quick trip. So glad I chose this motel. Great motel for the price and conveniently located to everything!!! Wonderful friendly staff and very clean rooms at a very reasonable price.
I travel a lot and never sleep well away from home but had the best sleep I've had in years. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. I usually stay at the Casino Hotel but this is where I will stay anytime I am in Western NC from no on.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beth C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Cherokee, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to your next visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Our guest are our #1 priority and your comfort and satisfaction means everything to us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. GM-Beth Cline
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Belmont, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My stay this weekend was awesome. The general manager called to verify my late arrival, had room heated and called soon after check in to make sure everything was satisfactory. The room was freshly painted, had new carpet and spotless. I will definately stay here again and recommend it to my family and friends. Beth is an amazing general manager! I give them a A+++

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beth C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Cherokee, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to your next visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Our guest are our #1 priority and your comfort and satisfaction means everything to us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. GM-Beth Cline
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This Econ Lodge has NC Health Department score of 100%! So, needless to say it is clean. The staff has always been friendly. We stay here when in Cherokee for the fall car show and have never been disappointed. Rates are excellant.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Beth C, General Manager at Econo Lodge Cherokee, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to your next visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Our guest are our #1 priority and your comfort and satisfaction means everything to us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. GM-Beth Cline
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Address: 20 River Road, US Hwy 19, Cherokee, NC 28719
Location: United States > North Carolina > Cherokee
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Cherokee
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cherokee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Cherokee 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Econo Lodge nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains is a conveniently located hotel in the downtown area on the Cherokee Indian Reservation adjacent to the Oconaluftee River and is minutes from most of the areas popular attractions like Harrahs Casino, Paula Deen's resturant, The Cherokee Indian Museum, Oconaluftee Indian Village, Unto These Hills a powerful outdoor drama that brings to life the tragic history of the Cherokee people, Oconaluftee Island Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Other points of interest include: Santa's Land. Cherokee Bear Zoo. Cherokee Fun Park Tubing on the River. Fontana Dam, Deals Gap (Tail of the Dragon), Cataloochee Ski Area, Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountain Railway. Come stay with us and enjoy being in walking distance to restaurants and many shops with a theater complex just across the street from the Econo Lodge. Activities include tubing, world class trout fishing, bonfires and picnicking on the river. The Econo Lodge is also just 30 minutes away from Western Carolina University. Guests of this Cherokee, NC hotel are invited to enjoy many great amenities like free fresh coffee, free wifi, free local calls and a free deluxe continental breakfast. Business travelers will appreciate the access to copy/fax services and free wifi. Traveling families will enjoy our larger family suites. All of our spacious guest rooms come equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, cable television with free Showtime and refrigerators. Handicapped accessible, smoking and non smoking rooms are available. Whether traveling for business or pleasure the Econo Lodge hotel offers a convenient location, relaxing accommodations and affordable rates to everyone visiting the Cherokee area. Our friendly staff looks forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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