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“Awesome stay and staff” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS River Escape Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   248 WBI Drive, Dillsboro, NC 28725   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Dillsboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Awesome stay and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2007

The staff at this hotel were so warm and friendly and tuned in to your every need. The rooms were very clean. The balcony rooms are wonderful, you can go sit on your balcony and just relax and listen to the river or you can go down and sit out back on the porch/deck and relax in a rocker. I have never been in a hotel where it was just ok to stay there and not feel like you needed to always be out doing something. We will most surely visit this one again.

Stayed March 2007
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2007

We just had another fantastic stay at this hotel. We have been staying here since 2003 and have never had a bad experience. The staff is very warm and friendly. The rooms are spotless. The rates are great. The view of the river is lovely. It is a great stay for a romantic weekend or with the kids.

Stayed January 2007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2006

The motel is fabulous! It appears to be new, beautifully decorated, with tasteful colors, fixtures, and plenty of marble and corian. The rooms are well designed with the curving shower rod, hairdryer, and coffeepot. We had the room with a king bed, then a curved archway that seperated part of the room that contained a TV and a couch that opens into a bed. There were 2 minor things that I would have designed better. First there is the curved archway dividing the room but it's only visual. There is no real privacy. It would be nice it there was a curtain or divider or some kind of pocket doors to seperate the room for privacy. But that would be very unusual because as nice as the place it, it is still a standard motel room. Second is that the AC is right under the window (again as in most hotel rooms). This causes the air to constantly blow the curtains. Still the room stayed mostly dark with the curtians drawn but it seemed like there should be a solution to that, like those plastic arms that hold the curtain in place.
Staff was pleasant. The second shift check in girl is the happy smiling face you want to talk to. The morning dark haired girl was the person you didn't want to talk to. She was not rude, just not as friendly. The maintance guy just happened to be there at check in was very friendly and gave great advice on restaurants. The pool opens at 10am to 10pm. Since it was not locked we went for a swim about 9:15 am before checkout and he seemed a little annoyed that we used the facility but said it was ok to stay.
The pool was very nice. Make sure you bring your own floatie/swimmine for your small child. We forgot and being off-season nobody even wal-china-mart had any type of swim floation for sale.
Last thing, make sure you ask for the river view. We were given a room facing the road. Unfortunately our kids were jumping on the bed before we noticed and didn't want to change rooms at that point. Still it was easy to enjoy the river view in our spare time or at the substantial breakfast. The hostess was very nice.
All in all a very very nice place for the money. Close to the attractions, shopping, and the train. We would love to come back.

  • Tips/Secrets — Ask for the river view
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 248 WBI Drive, Dillsboro, NC 28725
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Jackson County > Dillsboro
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
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Dillsboro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS River Escape Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus River Escape Hotel Dillsboro
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