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“Clean and Pleasant - Felt like we were "Fancy Campin"”
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River's Edge Motel
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence
Chattanooga
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Clean and Pleasant - Felt like we were "Fancy Campin"”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

This place was awesome! While it doesnt look like a lot from the outside, the rooms are super clean and have obviously been recently remodeled. Lovely color scheme. The balcony was the best part! Right beside the rushing river and across from a campground - gives you a lot to look at. It was a wonderful stay. Patty helped us too and she was super nice, accomodating and had good information.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beth C, General Manager at River's Edge Motel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you for leaving a review. We pride ourselves on having both a friendly staff and clean rooms so we appreciate all input and reviews. This is how we find out where we can improve.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope you will visit again real soon.
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Winter Garden, Florida
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Very clean and friendly. Formerly, we have stayed at the casino when in Cherokee but it has gotten so big that we wanted to stay somewhere else. We have not stayed in a small motel in over 20 years, but based on the reviews, decided to try this one. We were very pleased. Not a lot of anemities (don't use them anyway) and only one towel set per person (more if you asked), but all in all, the balcony over the river and the price makes up for those. We will definately stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beth C, General Manager at River's Edge Motel, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our property. We are glad you had such a nice stay.
We look forward to your next visit.
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Thomasville, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stayed on lower level, very clean , bed was very comfortable, liked the balcony over river and close acess to casino and Gatlinburg. I don't think our room was one of the "newer Renovated" rooms but it was fine, Has a small fridge . The lady who checked us in was Patty super nice and helpful. Downside was they are stingy on towels, and decided not to give us maid service on our last full day so I had to go ask for towels, and Different staff member was very unfriendly.

Room Tip: Ask for updated room like in their ads, and for extra towels
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beth C, General Manager at River's Edge Motel, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
I regret that maid service was not offered to you on your last full day. We pride ourselves on having clean rooms and a friendly staff so your comments are important to us so we can make your next stay more enjoyable.
Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2012

No complaints and right on the river. In fact, it felt like we were actually on the water. Stayed in the middle, upper section so it would feel that way. Spent a lot of time out on the balcony. Loved the sound of the water. Rooms were nice and modernized. Parking was a little difficult since it was right on the road, but overall a great place and would stay here again.

Room Tip: upper floor, middle of hotel is the best in my opinion.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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EconoCherokeeMgmt, General Manager at River's Edge Motel, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thank you for such nice compliments. We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay. We look forward to your next visit.
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

A very nice smaller motel/hotel (family owned I understand) situated in Cherokee, NC. My wife and I went to visit the Harrah's casino and stayed at this hotel based on other reviews. They were very spot on!!! A very nice, clean, reasonably priced hotel.

Our room (and I believe all rooms) have a balcony overlooking the very nice stream. The best part of this was we were able to open the balcony door and keep it open to enjoy the sounds and nice breezes. We even left it open while we were gone.

The ONLY drawback we talked about was the coffee maker and coffee. Only enough for 2 small cups. This was a very small drawback.

We would definitely return and stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Loganville, Georgia
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Smaller hotel right on the river, every room w a balcony..very peaceful BUT better is the room is spotless,bathrm nice, beds so comfortable, sheets fresh n silky. Friendly staff, close to touristy stuff, short drive to casino n lots of places to eat. Saw Unto These Hills, Cherokee drama..but HIGHLY recommend every one read "Trail of Tears"..true account of America's most hideous actions re a peaceful earth respecting people who trusted too much...the American Indian. Again, I recommend this hotel with no "reservations"!!!!

Room Tip: put average for pool n restaurant as there are none here, but you can swim in the creek!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hickory, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

My husband and I have brought our 8-year old son to the Cherokee Trout Derby for four years now, and this is our favorite hotel by far!!! The rooms are clean, the bedding is attractive and comfortable (and looks new!), and the balcony is directly over the river. My son loved sitting out on the balcony "listening to nature" and watching the campfires across the river. We had a wonderful time! The only thing I would add/change is having continental breakfast available. It was also difficult to resist the urge to fish off the balcony! ;-)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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EconoCherokeeMgmt, Manager at River's Edge Motel, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here at River's Edge.Thank you for your great comments and we look forward to see you again in the future.Nina Jump,GM
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Property: River's Edge Motel
Address: 1026 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719-9217
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Cherokee
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cherokee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — River's Edge Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently remodeled and located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, River's Edge has everything to offer. You can sit on your own private balcony overlooking the Oconaluftee River, or just step out the door to choose from convenient restaurants, stores, and attractions. ... more   less 
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