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“Motel on the mend, but not for luxury seekers.” 3 of 5 stars
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Mountain Vista Inn
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78 Terrace Avenue, Murphy, NC 28906   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Murphy
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“Motel on the mend, but not for luxury seekers.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2008

The earlier review made us extremely nervous, but there were no other vacancies in the area at the time of booking. I must point out that this is NOT a five diamond or four star hotel. Travelers used to luxury or above average appointments should find another place to stay. Not a honeymoon haven. This is a basic place to spend the night, and as of this writing, the rooms had been freshly painted. You could still smell the paint drying. The doors were old-fashioned keyed locks. Our fellow guests were Harley bikers, who were very polite and friendly. The carpets need work, but it would not surprize me to learn they were next on the to do list. The linens were clean, and the service was adequate. Of special note was the fact that during checkout, I was pointedly asked if everything was okay. They said they cannot get better unless they know what is wrong. Not exactly taking service by the horns, but at least they are aggressively willing to correct issues. We found no issues and had a good nights sleep. There really is a decent mountain vista from some of the rooms!

  • Liked — Proximity to town
  • Disliked — Carpets were old and need replacing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2007

Had planned on staying there for two nights during honeymoon. Should have known something was wrong when we arrived and hotel was virtually empty while other hotels in area were full. Lobby had smell that was so terrible you had to cover your face. People who worked there told us it was food being cooked. Room was very gross, especially the mattress which sagged almost to the floor and had disgusting stains on it. Also, there were bugs in the room. We spend approx. 30-40 nights per year in hotels, and this was by far the worst experience we've ever had. I would sleep in my car before I would ever stay here again.

Stayed July 2006
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Address: 78 Terrace Avenue, Murphy, NC 28906
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Murphy
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Murphy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A peaceful oasis in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. Minutes from two 18-hole golf courses, white-water rafting, Campbell Folk School, museums, attractions, and historical sites. There are many parks, recreational areas, waterfalls, fairs and festivals in the area. About 1 hour from the Cherokee Indian Reservation and Harrah’s Casino. Featuring 40 rooms, smoking/non-smoking, RV/Truck Parking, Cable TV, AAA/AARP/Corporate Rates, Banquet/meeting rooms, Free local calls,reasonable rates, In-house restaurant. ... more   less 

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