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“A great place to stay in Cherokee !”
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Great Smokies Inn
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
Reviewed August 30, 2010

Stayed there four nights (July 26 to 30) with my sister, it was the third time. We wouldn't want an other place to stay at when we come to this area. This hotel is perfectly located in a quiet section of Cherokee, it's like the end of a valley, with misty mountains all around. We love that view in the mornings ! Several nice little shops nearby, as well as some restaurants (very average food) and a bear zoo. You drive just a few minutes (very easy drive even at night time) and you are at the Harrah's casino. The nice surprise there is that they now have bars serving alcohol beverages ! That's certainly a "plus" for this lovely - and recently extended - casino.
The staff at the lobby was courteous and fast. No problem. Our room was located on the first floor, but no noises from the adjacent rooms or the room upstairs. We had a view on the little plaza with the shops, which was nice. We ate at the restaurant each morning, the buffet was pretty much the same every day but was very good, and the staff very friendly. A warm hello each morning, and they did remember we like to drink a lot of coffee so they were always there to fill up our mugs.
The room was clean and the beds pretty much comfortable. Last time we had stayed there, three years ago, some of our things had been stolen (a new sweater and a perfume) certainly during the time where the room-maid did clean our room. We had written a complain with the manager, that was at the end of our holidays. Back in France, we waited for a response but none came. We heard the manager was now a new one. We sent her a e-mail and got a very friendly response with a voucher (discount) to use on a future stay at a Best Western.
This summer, we have had none problem of this sort. So we're glad we had decided to trust this hotel again. Because it's such a friendly hotel in such a gorgeous area. We can't wait to be back !

  • Stayed: July 2010
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Thank CathyAnne
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

We have stayed here for a several years when we drive the Blue Ridge Parkway. Checkin staff is second to none. The restaurant seems to have slipped over the years. It seems there was a lot more menu choices in years past.

The rooms are large and set up well. With comfortable beds.

The only thing I would say is the motel management needs to stay on top of preventative maintenance. It would seem to be cost effective to keep up with things rather than replace them after they break.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2010

Great stay. Very Happy with the accommodations.
I would definetely stay there again in the future. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone traveling in this area.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled on business
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Thank cnanc
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Reviewed April 8, 2010

I am writting this while I am sitting at the table in my room-with free wi-fi. The beds are new. It is the only '''new''' thing in the room. But everything is good enough. Unlike Holiday Inn, where breakfast is great and free, here, it is 6.00 dollars and is very good. You are about 2 miles from the Harrahs Casino--but that is no problem at all. There is a local bus that runs every fifteen minutes---by taking this free shuttle you get to see the very nice town of Cherokee. This shuttle will take you to town where there is a movie multiplex and loads of stores. Right outside the door of the Best Western is a small but nice grouping of eateries and shops ( perhaps 40 total). Not bad at all. tip! park at ends of the building if your room is up stairs--there are no stairs in the center of the buildings

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled solo
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Thank PETE90
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Reviewed March 6, 2010

The room was surprisingly clean and looked newly rennovated. The staff was incredibly nice and helpful. I would reccommend this hotel to anyone staying in Cherokee.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ClemsonTiger2008
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Reviewed January 23, 2010

We stayed at Best Western durning our Christmas travels between TN and NC. The room was warm and clean. There were plenty of towels and soap in the bathroom. The staff was courteous and helpful. We plan on staying there this year, as well.

Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
Thank Bill F
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Reviewed October 12, 2009

We stayed at the best western from oct10th-12th 2009. We did not get any MAID SERVICE. We called the front desk on Sunday night, and told them we did not have any towels that were clean, no soap or tissue for the bath room.Our'MAID' did not come in the room during our stay. She did leave us a envelope to 'tip' her. Our trash can were flowing over in the vanity area, and in the room. THE STAFF DID SEND UP SOME TOWELS. We had to ask for everything else again.I could expect this from motel6&super8, but not from BEST WESTERN.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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Thank wilborns
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Address: 1636 Acquoni Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-9413
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
Price Range: $64 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Great Smokies Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of the Cherokee Indian Reservation the Great Smokies Inn is less than a half mile drive to the entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway,also less than 3 miles from Harrah's Cherokee Casino and many other attractions. Guests can also enjoy white water rafting and tubing in the area. Guests will enjoy free wireless internet, an outdoor pool and business center. Spacious rooms with a choice of one king bed or two queen beds, in-room hairdryer, free local calls, iron and board and microwave and refrigerators in all rooms. ... more   less 
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