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Econo Lodge Cherokee

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Drove up to the mountains for an impromptu getaway and needed a place to stay overnight...special "low" price booking available on TripAdvisor...read reviews and got what I expected...clean and comfortable room...nothing extravagant...a bit outdated...great location...close to everything including casino.

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Thank QueenUR1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I always stay at the Econo Lodge when we visit Cherokee. Quiet & clean hotel with a wonderful location. You can walk to the right or straight ahead to visit the local shops or to the left is a wonderful movie theater (all within walking distance). If you are visiting the casino there is a small drive... More 

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Thank Shasta M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't expecting much when we booked this room, based on the inexpensive price but, boy, were we ever happy when we opened the door! Clean spacious room. Nice beds and pillows. Large t.v., Rocking chairs outside to relax in. The continental breakfast looked appetizing too! We liked the location too! Minutes to the shops and just down the street... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The room was clean. Nothing had been renovated any time in the recent past. We were not made aware that wifi was available. The A/C had a musty smell to it. Linens were clean. It is only a short drive to the casino. Price was average, booked through a third party web site. Unfortunately was locked into that price, but... More 

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Thank MichaelZ0508
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The complementary Wi-Fi does not reach all the way down to the end of property. We were in room 101, the signal was non-existent. They really need to install a repeater somewhere or increase the power on the router. Everything else was nice, good for the price. Room was clean, everything else was fine. Not having internet was a HUGE... More 

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Karmiel, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everything works as supposed to be at this hotel, except wifi which the man at the front desk told me that because of the rainy weather. the breakfast was very good as well. since this is a small town, the location is not an issue in this case.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Good accomodations in a newer built hotel. The town is small and the hotel is close to everything. The beds were comfortable and breakfast was basic. The room was very clean and the a/c worked great. I would stay here again.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This hotel is not looking to be on a review of the best 5 Star hotels around. I don't think it is even trying to be the little engine that could. It is merely a fine hotel at its price point. Nothing extravagant is going on here, except we were met by wild ducks in the parking lot, maybe giving... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night last week for a birthday visit to Harrah's Cherokee Casino. Absolutely loved this property. It was kept up very well. The room was spotless. It felt very welcoming from the moment we pulled into the parking lot. Very quite. Loved the rocking chairs available to guests although we didn't have any time to take advantage of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night with my husband and sister while we visited Harrah's Cherokee Casino. The property obviously has owners that care as it is kept up very well. It was in perfect condition inside and out. The room couldn't have been cleaner. The cleaning staff is excellent. The young lady that checked us in was very pleasant. I have... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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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 Road, US Hwy 19, Cherokee, NC 28719
Location: United States > North Carolina > Cherokee
Price Range: $74 - $131 (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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