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Econo Lodge Cherokee

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Roan Mountain, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice newer motel. Very clean, good size room and comfortable king size bed. Jackie checked us in and she was very sweet and friendly as was the lady who checked us but I'm sorry to say I didn't get her name. Much better place to stay and more reasonably priced than Bryson City which is only 10 miles away... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This brand is not somewhere I would normally choose to stay but just needed a place to lay my head after a night at a concert. The hotel was extremely clean, well kept and the lady at the desk was so nice and friendly. The hotel is just down the road from the Cherokee museum; a must see, and is... More 

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Lilburn, Ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a great location if you are planning to visit the shops in Cherokee, NC. The motel is basic but modern and nice. The tv reception quality is poor, analog, but the wifi is reliable. The staff is nice, but the free breakfast is very lame. Rooms close to river without views of the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this hotel online not knowing what to expect. We were just staying one night on our way to Myrtle Beach. I enjoyed the stay & location so much that I booked another night at the end of the week on our way back through. The staff was very nice & helpful. The room was clean. I will definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just off of 19 so no problems getting to it. I found this place to be clean and quiet, near the event I attended as well as good accessibility to food. The staff was very nice on check in and check out.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

I thought I had made a good choice with this hotel as we have always been pleased with Econo Lodge, but I can say this no more. The first thing I saw in the bathroom was a tiny roach sitting on the side of the tub- should have left then, but was too tired so I just killed it. Since... More 

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Fenton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Easy access to Smokie Mountains. It was quiet during the night. Many senior citizens staying there. Friendly deskperson. Room was clean, carpet was clean and bathroom was spotless. Room came with refrigerator. Price was right.

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cherry hill nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

My wife and I spent 4 nights at the motel and we were both satisfied.Nothing great or "frilly", but it was clean, quiet and they had a good continental breakfast. The staff was helpful and pleasant. We are not Casino people so I can't speak to Harrah's, but the area near the motel was nice.

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Port Orange, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

we loved it we were within walking distance to everything . beautiful river park across the street we really enjoyed siiting on the river bank in the shade . we loved our quiet room also the rocking chairs were nice to sit on in the morning while enjoying our coffee and peacefulness . close to Gatlinburg ,Bryson city, and of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel within walking distance of town and the river park. Rooms were spacious and clean, staff friendly and informative, and they also had breakfast available. We stayed here so we would be close to Unto These Hills play and not have to travel back to Gatlinburg in the dark, happy with visit and will stay again when in town.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Econo Lodge nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains is a conveniently located hotel in the downtown area on the Cherokee Indian Reservation adjacent to the Oconaluftee River and is minutes from most of the areas popular attractions like Harrahs Casino, Paula Deen's resturant, The Cherokee Indian Museum, Oconaluftee Indian Village, Unto These Hills a powerful outdoor drama that brings to life the tragic history of the Cherokee people, Oconaluftee Island Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Other points of interest include: Santa's Land. Cherokee Bear Zoo. Cherokee Fun Park Tubing on the River. Fontana Dam, Deals Gap (Tail of the Dragon), Cataloochee Ski Area, Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountain Railway. Come stay with us and enjoy being in walking distance to restaurants and many shops with a theater complex just across the street from the Econo Lodge. Activities include tubing, world class trout fishing, bonfires and picnicking on the river. The Econo Lodge is also just 30 minutes away from Western Carolina University. Guests of this Cherokee, NC hotel are invited to enjoy many great amenities like free fresh coffee, free wifi, free local calls and a free deluxe continental breakfast. Business travelers will appreciate the access to copy/fax services and free wifi. Traveling families will enjoy our larger family suites. All of our spacious guest rooms come equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, cable television with free Showtime and refrigerators. Handicapped accessible, smoking and non smoking rooms are available. Whether traveling for business or pleasure the Econo Lodge hotel offers a convenient location, relaxing accommodations and affordable rates to everyone visiting the Cherokee area. Our friendly staff looks forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Cherokee

Address: 20 River Rd, US Hwy 19, Cherokee, NC 28719-9771
Location: United States > North Carolina > Cherokee
Price Range: $69 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Cherokee 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Cherokee Econo Lodge
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Cherokee
#5 Family Hotel in Cherokee
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cherokee
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