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Great Smokies Inn

1636 Acquoni Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-9413
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Nestled in the heart of the Cherokee Indian Reservation the Great Smokies Inn is less than a half mile drive to the entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway,also less than 3 miles from Harrah's Cherokee Casino and many other attractions. Guests can also enjoy white water rafting and tubing in the area. Guests will enjoy free wireless internet, an outdoor pool and business center. Spacious rooms with a choice of one king bed or two queen beds, in-room hairdryer, free local calls, iron and board and microwave and refrigerators in all rooms.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Free private parking nearby
Free internet
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Lura & Henry made check-in quick & smooth. Room #172. A very spacious room with one comfortable king bed with four pillows. Two matching night stands, with lamps. One stand a four outlet. Large cabinet with M/F & three drawers. Medium size flat screen with 23-25 channels. Large writing desk, lamp & a comfortable swivel chair. Also a separate comfort chair & matching foot stool. Small round table. Carpet from door thru sleeping area. No closet, however a small wall mounted metal rack with eight wooden hangers. Iron & board located in the bathroom. Large wall mounted mirror. Bathroom. Good size with shower/tub. Hot water for shower in 5-6 seconds. Only one bottle of shampoo. Hair dryer. Enough counter space for one guest. Plenty of towels. Coffee maker. Large counter mirror. Water out of the tub's faucet is like Niagara Falls, yet the shower head is soft & gentle to the face & body. Shower head is adjustable, however is high/ Both the bed & bath areas very clean. Plenty of parking. A/C unit worked well, yet the Sept. weather didn't need it. Unit has simple controls. This facility is four separate structures with an outdoor pool. The upper levels all have balconies. There is a guest computer, no printer. No breakfast, just guest coffee. The closest breakfast restaurant is Peter's Pancakes & Waffles just a short drive. Try the Strawberry Waffle, very good. Great Smokie has a guest laundry. Lura & Henry were both polite, friendly & helpful. I would stay again in the future if visiting Cherokee. I recommend a stay. Great Smokie Inn is located on the northern end of Cherokee.
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Response from CandiceGSI, AGM at Great Smokies Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for letting others know about your stay with us. We are glad that Lora and Henry made check in easy and were friendly. We have a wonderful group of front desk agents and housekeeping agents here at Great Smokies Inn, they all take pride in their work to ensure each guest has a pleasurable stay with us. Thank you for choosing Great Smokies Inn and we look forward to your stay with us again if you come back to visit.
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First the price was great - also the room was good (we got one at the end away from the road and it was superquiet. The beds were compfy and my partner who loves hard pillows fell in love with the only one in the room. The coffee could be better though. What you could improve is with a nightlight in the bathroom, a not so bright alarmclock, more TV channels (or a Netfix button). Also I think its time to rethink all the little bottles in the bathroom - its a waste (specially soaps) and you should think more eco in this way.
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Response from CandiceGSI, AGM at Great Smokies Inn
Responded Nov 14, 2019
We are so glad you had a pleasurable experience with us! Thank you for choosing Great Smokies Inn and please come back and stay with us.
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I booked through Booking.com and got an excellent rate!! Even the guy at the front desk was amazed!!! I had read reviews about the front desk staff but the guy whom help me was A+ very personable. Can’t say much about he two co-workers they didn’t say anything. My room was very clean and it had a little fridge and microwave. We left and went to the casino and the movie theater. When we came back it was very cold in our room. Turned the heat on and I kid you not in about 10mins we were sweating had to crank that bad boy down!! The beds were soft and comfortable I just remember laying down and then my phone going off to tell me to get up! The shower was also comfortable the water remained hot for the whole time. The last time we stayed here our rooms were comped by casino! It maybe 8-10mins away but it clean and comfortable! Normally we get rooms at the casino but it’s good to know on day that we can’t we can book here and have a fantastic stay!
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Response from CandiceGSI, AGM at Great Smokies Inn
Responded Nov 5, 2019
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great experience. Please come back and stay with us anytime! Thank you for choosing Great Smokies Inn!
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My husband and I booked one night through booking.com. It was a great deal for the price. Everything was clean and tidy. Service was exceptionally great. We will add this to our places to stay. Also, they have an option of smoking or no smoking which is great since many places are no smoking only.
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Response from CandiceGSI, AGM at Great Smokies Inn
Responded Nov 5, 2019
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to get a room type that suited your needs. Please come back and stay. Thank you for choosing Great Smokies Inn.
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I booked a king room with whirlpool a week in advance. Got there, and they said I'd booked a king smoking room with no whirlpool. Showed them my confirmation e-mail with the whirlpool. Guy said "Well, we don't have one. Do you want the room or not?" Took the room because no other options. When checking out, spoke with a different clerk. Repeated my issues. She looks and says "I show you booked a king size smoking. What was the problem?" I showed my confirmation e-mail for the whirlpool. She responds "Well, guess we didn't have anything. You want a receipt?" Service was horrible and staff showed no concern for for the issue. Beware when using this hotel.
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Response from CandiceGSI, AGM at Great Smokies Inn
Responded Nov 5, 2019
We apologize for your inconvenience and will look into the issue you had. We will definitely look into this to ensure we don't have this issue again.
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$65 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsCherokee
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Smokies Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Great Smokies Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery (0.7 miles), Unique Gift Outlet (0.07 miles), and Native American Craft Shop (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Smokies Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.
Which room amenities are available at Great Smokies Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Great Smokies Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Great Smokies Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sassy Sunflowers Bakery & Cafe, Peter's Pancakes & Waffles, and Wize Guyz Grille.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Great Smokies Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Great Smokies Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mingus Mill (1.5 miles) and Oconaluftee Indian Village (1.2 miles).
Does Great Smokies Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Great Smokies Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.