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1636 Acquoni Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-9413
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 10/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 27 hotels in Cherokee
Travelers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
Convenience store
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Fence around pool
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Spinerz4 wrote a review Mar 2021
Indian Trail, North Carolina337 contributions51 helpful votes
Took my mom and aunt to Cherokee for a weekend trip to do some gambling. Harrahs had no comp rooms on their premises, so the comped our room here. The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly. Was a little dated and there were no frills or thrills, just the basic place to relax, watch TV and sleep. I was a short drive to the casino.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Candice Harris, General Manager at Great Smokies Inn
Responded Mar 15, 2021
Thank you for letting us know about your stay. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and visit.
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MARK L wrote a review Jan 2021
HARRIMAN8 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been coming to the Cherokee area for over twenty years and have stayed at just about every hotel in the area. However I had a favorite until recently however they refused to work with me and were directly lying about room availability. Therefore I cancelled my free (compensated room) at that hotel and gladly paid a very fair rate for the room of my choice at The Great Smokies Inn. The staff were accommodating, quick and polite. I have found a new place to stay for the next twenty years or so and am thankful for the staff and rooms at the Great Smokies Inn. P.S. Candice thank you for working with me. Mark L Tenn.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: They worked with me and will help you as well !
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Response from Candice Harris, General Manager at Great Smokies Inn
Responded Jan 6, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
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Jeff Lindsey wrote a review Dec 2020
Starke, Florida1 contribution
First time staying and will come back. Rooms are very nice. Staff were excellent and very helpful. We made this trip last minute and were traveling with our dog the rooms had wood style floors and very clean. I will recommend Great Smokies Inn to all my family and friends. We had our dog
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Candice Harris, General Manager at Great Smokies Inn
Responded Dec 30, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review about your stay with us. We appreciate your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and your pet friendly room. The rooms have been recently renovated and we are so very happy that we are now able to offer more pet rooms to our guests. Please come back!
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Daniela N wrote a review Nov 2020
San Antonio, Texas503 contributions105 helpful votes
Easy to access to the NP, like 1 mile away. Easy to check in and out. There was a Mexican food truck right in front of the restaurant. About 3 miles to Harah casino. The lobby lady told me that most restaurants would close around 5-6 pm for dinner. Not much to eat or to dine within 3 mile radius. We went to Harah to eat instead. The Brio Italian and Ruth Chris were good, need reservation or 2 hours wait. Uber available at a good price. Gas station was across the street. Hotel offered no coffee or breakfast.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Candice Harris, General Manager at Great Smokies Inn
Responded Nov 12, 2020
Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back if you are in Cherokee again. Thank you for choosing Great Smokies Inn.
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Reesie777 wrote a review Oct 2020
Columbia, South Carolina56 contributions32 helpful votes
I use to stay at this hotel all the time in the past because the old management was very courteous and attentive to the guest. This hotel is now under new management and they are down right RUDE!! No customer should be spoken to in such a rude manner. If you want the respect that "YOU DESERVE", I recommend you stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Candice Harris, General Manager at Great Smokies Inn
Responded Oct 27, 2020
I will be more than glad to look into your concerns if you can give me some information about your stay. Please reach out to the property and ask to speak to one of our managers and we will assist you in any way we can.
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$65 - $132 (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).
Is Great Smokies Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.