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Lloyds on the River Country Inn
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Bryson City
Certificate of Excellence
Douglasville, Georgia, USA
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12 reviews
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“Polar Express Weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Hotel took me back to my childhood when we would go on family vacations and highway 19 was the main road to Cherokee. Stopping at small roadside hotels/motels were all back in the day. I loved the enviroment, the creek outback was relaxing. Good thing we were there in Dec or else I would have been wading in the creek. The hospitality was exceptional. Very friendly staff, the room was very clean and neat. We will be back next year if our son wishes to ride the Polar Express again. I would recommend this motel to those who remember the way back in the day hotels/motels before the high rise hotels (Holiday Inn, Hampton, Hilton, etc...).

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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buffalo,ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed three nights at Lloyds on the river last week and only regret that we didn't stay a few more days. Any issues were swiftly resolved after speaking to the owners. The location was centrally located to several of the area's attractions. The town itself,Bryson City was charming-lots to see and do - several local places to eat. The Smokies were amazing- first time down there and they did not disappoint. Oh- no mildew.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Huntsville, AL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Nov 11 had three rooms for family and in-laws. Did not experience mildew and unclean room condition. What a relief. The exterior has an updated look with metal roof and siding. The bed fish quilt was the central point. The Window heat/air warms the room up quickly on cool nights. We loved the porch & rocking chairs allowing us to relax on the river. The only fish I caught was a stick fish ( very woody and lots of fiber - LOL). Bathroom was clean. Good thing I brought my own soap and shampoo. The hotel is 5 miles from Bryson City. Bring what you need with you or drive to town. We drove into Bryson City for the model train museum. Husband loved it and wants to set up model train at our house. I enjoyed the many tiny details of the town, trees, people. The imagination and thousands of hours to create an entire community and daily life. We ate at IRON SKILLET it was good an the peanut butter pie awesome. Since there is nothing to do after the stores close downtown, an evening of cable TV and fast WiFi worked great for us.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Willard, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We booked our room at Lloyds on the river by the reviews we seen on the web page. We booked the trip a month in advance for nov. 1st to the 3rd, and was so excited about this trip. When we got there at check in time and received the keys to room 118, we were hit the face with the mildew smell. The floor moved when you walked on it while the carpet stuck to your feet. the kitchen was pretty but slanted, the fireplace was boarded up, the wallpaper was peeling, the tiles in the bathroom were cracked, the mattresses were hard as a rock, the pillows were next to flat and needed to be replaced. The topping on the cake was when we started to give our 2 year old grandson a bath and found pubic hairs in the tub and cracks in the tub. We paid a lot of money for 2 nights, and had to go shopping to get disinfectant to spay on the beds to make it smell better, but could not stay but 8 hours in the place that it smelled so bad. The web page pictures are misleading. Please take it from someone with experience, do not waste your money or trip to stay at this place.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Conyers, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Lloyds as a recommendation from the other reviews. I found it very pleasant and we want to return with our family. It was a very relaxing experience. It was very quiet and we loved the back porch over looking the river. My husband only regreted not bringing his fishing gear, Since it is private property he could have fished without a licence. Yes it was old buit in the 1920,s but clean and charming.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oakdale, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband, three kids (teen - young adult) and myself stayed here in early August 2013. It was the most beautiful setting we could have imagined. We didn't want to leave and wish we would have stayed longer. Very simple, clean and charming rooms. We loved the porch alongside the river! The owners were very hospitable and attentive. Close to restaurants, white water rafting, National Park and Cherokee, NC. We can't wait to go back and spend more time!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Very nostalgic older motel between Bryson City NC and Cherokee NC ,located right on the river bank .The rooms were very clean and had that old style charm ,the owner was extremely friendly and attentive .The rooms have wifi and flat screen tv .But there was a slight musky smell not over powering but noticeable .The yards are well kept and clean.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lloyds on the River Country Inn
Address: 5370 Ela Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713-7871
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Bryson City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Bryson City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lloyds on the River Country Inn has 25 rooms, 15 are directly on the Oconaluftee River with back porches and rocking chairs. All rooms have a unique decor and most are furnished with real handmade beds, dressers and tables made of cherry wood. There are four kitchennettes with the rest having small refrigerators and microwaves. Wi-Fi, in-room coffee service and full cable are provided. An outdoor pool, grills, picnic tables and fishing from our river bank round out the guest experience. ... more   less 
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