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Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dillsboro
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

My wife and I spent a delightful night at the River Escape Inn while making our way through the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain National Park. It's a unique motel, positioned on the river near Dillsboro, NC. We sat out on the deck, enjoyed a bottle of wine and watched kayakers pass by, riding the rapids.
The rooms are oversized, reasonable and immaculate. Service -- particularly from the evening clerk, Channing -- was excellent. The free breakfast was good -- though pretty much what you expect these days.

Room Tip: Rooms are huge, with a separate living area. The river view is $10 more, but terrific.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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bwriverescape, General Manager at Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

Thank you for the kind review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others and complimenting our employee, Channing. We'll make sure she reads this!

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We have stayed here several times and have been pleased with all our visits! The rooms with the balconies are very nice and highly recommended if you are able to get one. They cost a little more, but are well worth it. We will stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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bwriverescape, General Manager at Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed our riverside balconies so much. Come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Spent 4 nights while attending Granddaughters Graduation. My room was on the 1st floor Riverside and what a view. The room was exceptionally well appointed, the breakfast was excellent, minutes from downtown Sylva, NC, The staff was excellent, friendly, knowledgeable, and pleasant to deal with. The house keeping staff were proud of their job and it showed in the attention to detail in the rooms and the entire Hotel. The cookies at night are a great touch. Well done to the Staff and employees of this Hotel. Would highly recommend to anyone

Room Tip: Riverside rooms are my choice
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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bwriverescape, General Manager at Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

We are so thankful for your wonderful review. Rafting/tubing is so close like you mentioned. And, as an added bonus, if anyone in the party doesn't want to raft they can wave at their friends/family from our deck! Hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We rented two rooms here for 3 nights and could not have been happier with our choice. The property is well maintained. Very clean. Breakfast is good and the cookies at night are a nice treat if you happen to come in at the right time. The staff was very kind as well. We had the rooms on the river side with the balcony. The window has a screen, which is great so you can sleep with the window open and hear the river. What a way to fall asleep each night. There is also rafting/tubing on the river right there. All you have to do is drive 2 minutes to the other side and there is a rental company right there.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

spent 2 nights with family at this property. 3rd floor balcony overlooking river. Boaters, birds,mountains, sounds, flowers on property, indoor swimming pool, niceness of all employees made it a wonderful experience and we look forward to repeating.

Room Tip: riverview. we liked 3rd floor balcony
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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bwriverescape, General Manager at Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

Thank you for the rave review! So glad you loved everything about us, and our view of Tuckasegee River. Hope you're able to return to see us sometime soon!

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel several times. This is a beautiful hotel, I suggest the rooms overlooking the river, such a beautiful view. Very peaceful to leave the balcony door open and listen to the river. Rooms are very large and staff is awesome.

Room Tip: Definitely select the river front room! Well worth the difference in cost. I prefer the 3rd floor...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Just returned from a get-a-way weekend at this hotel. We also wanted to go to Harrah's Casino (very short drive from hotel to casino--we did not want the noise and congestion surrounding the casino). Room was in excellent condition except for one glitch that was immediately taken care of by the staff. This is the type of service every hotel should extend to their guests. I commend the staff for their attentiveness. We had a balcony room with river view. The river view is soooooo relaxing. You also have a screened window which you can open if you want to listen to the water. We opened our window at night. The hotel also has a terrace off the first floor overlooking the river. You could chose to sit in the rooking chairs or at the tables. There is a grilling area too. There were sitting areas inside the hotel as well. The mountain views surrounding the hotel were breathtaking. The free breakfast was okay--sausage, eggs, pancakes, waffles, assorted cereal, fruit, juice coffee, muffins and biscuits, gravy. I would recommend this hotel--I am a very picky person. There were 2 things that I did not like-If you are reading this BEST WESTERN-please invest in better outside chairs for the balcony rooms--those plastic chairs are not comfortable-especially if you have a bad back. The other was the constant moving of these chairs on the balconies above and below-if you had better chairs, this problem would be solved. Imagine hearing this noise when you are trying to sleep at night--everyone does not go to bed at the same time!! The town of Dillsboro is small and you will need a car to venture out--as I stated before we did drive to the casino and out to eat--the rest of our time was spent relaxing the hotel.

Room Tip: river view rooms mid section--extra for river view rooms, but worth it
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 248 WBI Drive, Dillsboro, NC 28725
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Jackson County > Dillsboro
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dillsboro
Price Range: $114 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Best Western with a style all its own. Overlook a rambling river from your spacious room or relax on our scenic riverside patio. Enjoy deluxe guest rooms, suites, a heated indoor pool and hot tub, and a hot breakfast bar. ... more   less 
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