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Pioneer Motel and Cottages
Ranked #19 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
South Carolina
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9 reviews
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“the bates motel in the mountains...”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I felt like i had stepped back in time. Very small rooms with very small full size beds...the noise from the road can be heard. pool nice could have been cleaner. everything in room- sheets, towels, wash clothes ect. brought at dollar store- friend cleaned a/c filters -dusty. rate was 75 w/ tax for friday night. cheap but still felt over priced- NOTE to manager - get some quality towels and sheets- make place a GEM of a vintage stay not a regret.

thanks

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Laurel C, General Manager at Pioneer Motel and Cottages, responded to this review, May 7, 2015
Thank you for your review. We have updated our linens and towels with new purchases. We purchase our supplies from motel hotel hospitality vendors. We have an A 100.0 sanitation rating from our state health inspectors. I am sorry highway noise was an issue for you. Our beds are industry full size beds. I am sorry you were disappointed in your stay. We strive every day to improve our product.
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Elberton ga
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Very pleasant owner who assisted us in our stay. Pool was very nice. Nice and relaxing sitting by the pool Room was clean and enjoyed a quiet nights sleep. Would stay there again. Very quick check in.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lillington, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2013

we went to Cherokee for the Memorial weekend and every hotel and motel was full so we came across the Pioneer motel and stop in to see if they had a room and they had 1 left .... we checked out the room before hand and i have to say it was VERY clean and well maintain and the beds were so comfortable .and the staff was super nice !!!! i will be staying there again when we go back ....VERY NICE MOTEL !!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

It's an ok place to stay for a night but completely not worth 68 bucks!! The comforter on the bed had cigarette burns on it and walls had paint chipping off. My husband got the room and said the staff were very friendly. Infact they weren't even open for the season yet and they let us stay here anyways so I was impressed with that!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Laurel C, General Manager at Pioneer Motel and Cottages, responded to this review, May 7, 2015
Thank you for your review. We have purchased new comforters and we have recently painted our property inside and out. I appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again.
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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We have stayed here several times when visiting Cherokee. It is always very clean, and the staff are always very informative and professional. It is always quiet and just a short drive to the casino!!!! Will stay again when we are in the area.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

My family recently stayed at the Pioneer for the weekend. My kids had so much fun in the pool -- super clean -- and the fishing. Proximity to the river is a bonus. The room was very clean and the property was very well kept and safe. The staff was warm and welcoming. We will definitely stay at the Pioneer on our next visit to Cherokee!!

Room Tip: Stay in a cabin if you can. Lots of space for families and right on the river -- beautiful!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Honea Path, South Carolina
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

This motel looked good from the outside.on the inside was a different story they had roaches the rooms were smoky. The pool was the best thing.the room was very small also.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Additional Information about Pioneer Motel and Cottages

Property: Pioneer Motel and Cottages
Address: P.O. Box 397, Cherokee, NC 28719-0397
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are one of the most unique and quaint lodging options located on the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian Reseveration. We offer a variety of ecomonical lodging options for you and your family. We have 21 motel rooms and 7 cottages to accomidate you. We are family owned and operated and take pride in our facility. We welcome you to our property to relax and enjoy your vacation. Our property offers access to the Oconoluftee River for fishing or just playing around. Our property also includes a covered pavillion area, perfect for cookouts or family reunions. We also offer a recreactional area, including an outdoor basketball court for both adults and children to enjoy. Our outdoor pool area has recently been remodeled and offers an inviting atmosphere to simply enjoy the Cherokee sunshine. ... more   less 

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