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Sunset Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Brevard
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Lebanon, Illinois, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best deal and so affordable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Our stay in Brevard was so comfortable this time. Our motel room was clean, private and efficient. There was even room to entertain and eat our supper in our room.If you want comfort, this is the place to stay. The rates are very affordable and they respect your privacy. Sunset Motel is a retro experience with newly updated rooms that have not lost their retro charm. We have every intention of returning to Sunset Motel for our future visits to NC.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mary W
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SunsetOwner, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for your kind review! We get excited when our guests our happy because that means we must be doing something right. We do our best to turn guests into friends and are interested in assisting in any way needed. We hope 2013 brings you back through our doors! This year marks The Sunset Motel's 55th Anniversary and are still making improvements each and every month. We've also added some adventure packages which we will be posting on our website very soon. Best to you, Lori
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Coronado, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

The Sunset Motel has really turned around to become a very comfortable and easy place to stay. I would certainly stay here again! Microwave, refrigerator & cable are all great amenities and the upscale decor is fun and cheerful!

Room Tip: Room 6 is very well done and looks great!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Trim_Slim
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South Carolina
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173 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

What fun! I liken this place to a classic car. Many friends who have them say, "It's great, it's nostalgic, it reminds me of when I was young, but there are no cup holders." Although all the renovations are not quite complete I can say that the Sunset was everything I was looking for in a circa 57' motel, with upgrades. If you have to stay in a Hampton, or Holiday Inn, stay there. This place is neither, but it is fun and the bed was unbelievably comfortable. You can't beat the location and everyone we met who worked there were friendly and nice. I always like to look for places like this, especially if we are only spending a night and I am so happy we found this one. We were going to Limestone, Tenn. for Veterans Day Weekend and wanted to get a jump start on Friday. I saw this on Tripadvisor and canceled my reservation at the Hampton and am not disappointed. The place reminded me so much of the travels with my family in the 50's/60's only with a fridge, coffee maker, and flat screen tv. Nope...no "cup holders" but we didn't expect them. We will definately stay here again on our next trip to Brevard, one of our favorite towns. Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank CarolinaParatrooper
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Savannah, GA
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212 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

I would love rate this motel higher, but unless you are looking for rustic memories, it just doesn't compare to the value you get at newer hotels. One of the things that appeals to us is the morning breakfast available at a lot of motels. When you add the cost of going out to breakfast to the price of the room, it was really about the same as staying in a newer place.
The room was clean, but everything is worn and dated. Also, very small.
If it was a busy weekend I would be concerned about the noise level with all the cars parked right in front of the rooms, and a busy road right in front. The night we stayed, there were only two other cars.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank bluepelican
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SunsetOwner, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment. While we cannot be all things to all people, we understand your position. For some, "breakfast included" chains are very important, for others, they like to dine in our local breakfast spots and not have that cost rolled into the rate. In the summertime, the rate difference is hefty.

You were correct about the room you stayed in . The items were worn and we apologize that we were unable to offer you one of our updated rooms! The good news is that we have already received one shipment of new furniture with another on the way! We found it hard to do any further renovation because we stayed booked up from April thru November but are now hard at work to complete everything by April 2013. Whether you reconsider us or not, we hope you'll continue to visit Brevard! Thank you again for your candor.
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Wilton Manors, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had stayed at the Sunset Motel under a different staff, it was ok.....We stayed there in mid-October...AAaahhhh...we have found our home away from home!! Friendly, kind, staff & very clean, cute rooms. We had reservation for only 4 days, but we were so unhappy where we were staying, we moved to the Sunset Motel early! This is our annual trip to North Carolina &we will be back!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SheCHeDo
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SunsetOwner, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Wow! Thanks for writing this great review for us. We are happy to hear that you felt right at home. That is certainly our intention. Nowadays, it seems our life experiences get less and less personal and it is our goal to bring that back while you are staying at our little motel. I love to meet all our guests. Everyone that stays with us is bringing us an opportunity and we try to make sure our actions match our words. Look forward to having you back with us again! Lori
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Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed our 3 night stay while exploring the waterfalls in Transylvania County. The motel was clean & well kept. I wish the beds had been more comfortable--they were very noisy just sitting down on them & there were plastic coated mattress pads that made us sweat. For those of you who do not like road noise this is not the place for you. I felt very safe while sitting on the porch outside the room. I would stay here again but would be more choosy about my room choice.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank gnash01
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SunsetOwner, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for your review! I believe you left us a note on the comment card about the waterproof mattress pads. We went and checked it out and removed them and went back to the regular pads. If it weren't for guests like you, we would never have known that they were bothersome. We hope to see you in the future! Lori
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Mooresville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

The Motel is older and retro but clean and is a great value. The staff are super friendly and accomodating. I know they are in the process of updating/renovating but keeping with the retro theme. I will for sure go back and check it out and stay there whenever I go to the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AND19_79
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Property: Sunset Motel
Address: 523 S Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712-4044
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Brevard
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Brevard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunset Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sunset Motel is a hip, unique and affordable 50's roadside motor court that has been lovingly "retrovated" with modern amenities (Wifi,mini fridge,microwave,coffee maker,blow dryer,flat-screen TV,HBO,Cable). We are always improving! Our little blast-from-the-past is centrally located between DuPont & Pisgah Forests and within walking distance to downtown. Each room is unique and all but one are on ground-level, 2 with kitchens, 3 with kitchenettes.Lounge about on our patio in vintage chairs and strike up a conversation with other guests over a glass of your fave libation. We offer the best of Southern hospitality. Come as our guest. Leave as our friend! ... more   less 
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