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Sunset Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Brevard
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

I stayed here the weekend of 10/4/13 and this place is wonderful. As stated by many before it is clean, it is quaint, and a true example of lost Americana. The owner has a true grasp of what she has and is making a stay here enjoyable and unique. My only concerns were the lack of coffee mugs for sale with the snappy neon sign on it, t-shirts, or a reality tv show based on the owner and her life since moving to Brevard. All three would be a hit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed during our time in Brevard for the Pisgah Stage Race. The owner, Lori, was great- helping with the race and accommodating what the racers needed. Our room was clean, the kitchenette was great, and the atmosphere was just was we needed for the race. Definitely would recommend the Sunset to others and will stay there again if ever back in Brevard.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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SunsetOwner, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Can't thank you enough for taking the time to write us a nice review! Lori
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Findlay, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was planning my trip to Transylvania County, North Carolina, to visit my family in June when I saw that the Sunset Motel in Brevard, a motel I had seen decay as I was growing up, was under new management. I decided to take a chance, and did it pay off. Terrific room, Lori, the owner, was wonderful, walking distance to downtown. I highly recommend it!!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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carolinas
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

A step back in time. Classically '60s, restored motorcourt. Clean, efficient and fun. Friendly staff and conveniently located to downtown. Walking distance to restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Looking forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eustis, Florida
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed in an efficiency room in the back of the property and were very pleased with our stay. The original plan was to stay for 2 nights and we ended up extending our stay to 5. The room was tastefully decorated and we enjoyed the 50's theme. We were able to see wildlife out our door across the back lawn - birds, a groundhog, but sadly no white squirrels (we had to drive around town to see those...) The price was excellent for an efficiency - we were able to cook most of our own meals and saved even more money that way!
We walked to downtown several times - it was so nice to be able to leave the car parked and venture out on foot!! All of the staff were very pleasant and helpful. We definitely recommend this property and would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wise, Virginia
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Booked here based on recent Trip Advisor reviews. The location is great. The outside looks great. And, no doubt the new owner has done a lot of work. That being said, for $95 a night, you need to prepare yourself. The rooms are small and minimal.It was clean to a point and smelling of bleach. The carpet was stained and the matress was old. The AC worked well and the water pressure was okay. Staff was friendly and I wish them all the best.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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SunsetOwner, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you for reviewing my motel. First off, let me say that our single queen rooms are only 140-180 sf each. This was considered a normal-sized single room back in the 50's, I'm afraid, so readers might request another room type if more space is needed. Apologies for the stained carpet in your room. We have been sold out since April and have only had time to clean the carpets in between guests but 2 have stains that we cannot get out and we can't replace the carpet until the season ends in early November. Since your group also had 3 other rooms, I hope you got to see that each room is unique and that none of the other 3 had any of the problems you mentioned and were nicely appointed. We will replace the mattress in that room immediately. I was unaware it was a problem until you mentioned it. If you will please call us, we will issue a $50 refund for your stay last week. We hope you will consider us again next. I guarantee you will be pleased. Sincerely, Lori Roberts
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Athens, Georgia
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We were only able to stay one night but it was fun. I was not sure what to expect. While the room furniture was a bit worn, everything was clean and the beds comfortable. The bathroom looked refurbished with new white tiles and fixtures. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We were given a map along with directions for a nearby hike to view waterfalls. I asked for a recommendation for a romantic restaurant and Mario's was an excellent choice. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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