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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Cherokee Econo Lodge