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“Comfortable, Clean, Affordable” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   376 Painttown Road, Highway 19 and Highway 441, Cherokee, NC 28719   |  
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Ranked #16 of 27 Hotels in Cherokee
Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Comfortable, Clean, Affordable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Started a trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway here. I had a corner room on the second floor (non-smoking floor). Room was large, clean and had all the basics one could need. I had a function to attend at the Casino, this made for an easy home-base. The included hot breakfast has enough selection to start your day, parking plentiful.

Room Tip: floors are squeaky, get a room on the top floor to avoid hearing the people above you walk around
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jackson, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed here one night while attending a concert at the casino. Great place and near to attractions. Room and service was great. Will stay here again next time in the area. Breakfast was good and had plenty to choose from. Just a short walk to the casino amd other sites in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Staff was very friendly and accommodating. I had to have a bottom floor due to injury, the gentleman went above and beyond to accomodate this for me. Breakfast was good. Room was clean. We have stayed her 3 times now and have had a good experience each time. You are in walking distance to the casino.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, NC
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were in the area to go some gambling. We didn't want to stay in Harrah's as the price is just too expensive.

This hotel was surprisingly nice. They let us check in early (noon) and the hotel was very clean and the staff were nice.

The only complaint was that the a/c seemed to be leaking water. The next morning when we got up, the rug was damp around the a/c unit. I am giving it a 4-star because of this.

The breakfast was very good...eggs, sausage, pancakes (yes, pancakes), etc. More than a normal continental breakfast.

I would go back there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burnsville, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Upon check in, there was an error with our room(smoking vs non-smoking). They were very nice and switched us to a King room. At check out, the manager adjusted our bill, since the fellow at check in said he would, due to the mix up. Everyone was friendly, room location great. Comfy bed, nice TV, clean room, nice towels, free internet and breakfast. (eggs were weird!)
We were within walking distance of the Casino. We attended a concert and walked back to hotel at 12:30am. Watch the street is busy and not well lit at places, best to walk through Casino parking lot and cross at light. We would go back.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Hudson, NH
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

A great place to unwind after two days of driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. The room was clean and comfortable. We would stay here again. Also, close proximity to Smoky Mountains National Park. Mingo Falls, near the park, is amazing.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Clover, SC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This Holiday Inn, like so many others i've been to, The staff is great. If you go there there are very few rooms with a view of the mountains, and unless you just want to gamble, the mountains is probably why your there to begin with.
Thier exercise room is average, the pool is outside, and no hot tub.
What ever you do, make sure you don't get room 240. The window is just under the canopy, so you will hear every car coming through to unload, and every conversation under there. The AC is on the celing and the thermostat doesn't stay where you set it, plus with it on the celing you can hear all the conversations above you too.

Room Tip: Remember do not get room 240
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear Ty W,

Thank you for taking the time to your review. We apologize for the shortfalls during your recent stay with us. We constantly strive to provide an environment of comfort and value to our guests, therefore, we are sincerely concerned when we fall short of your expectations. We have taken note of your valuable comments and will use these to monitor and improve the quality of services we offer to our guests.

Thank you for staying with us, and we hope to have an opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Ferdinand G
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino

Address: 376 Painttown Road, Highway 19 and Highway 441, Cherokee, NC 28719
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 27 Hotels in Cherokee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let the Cherokee Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites be your center of operations when you visit the Cherokee area. Located at the entrance of Harrah's Cherokee Casino our brand new hotel is also just minutes from the Great Smoky National Park, trout fishing, whitewater rafting and Cherokee historical attractions. Our 93 room property not only offers beauty in landscaping and architectural design, it offers the latest in technology and superior customer service to make your stay a truly unique experience. Our spacious rooms are beautifully furnished and are equipped with high speed internet, state of the art telephone system with voice mail, remote control cable TV, irons, ironing boards and hair dryers. There are 16 suites and four ADA accessible rooms for those who might need expanded options. Your complimentary breakfast will be served in our beautiful two story Great Room which features a massive stone fireplace. You will enjoy working out in our well equipped fitness center overlooking our courtyard and pool area. When you visit Cherokee you don't have to gamble on comfort or convenience. At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites great service is always a sure bet. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/ Hotel Cherokee
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