We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Gone to pot” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Highlander Motel

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Jefferson
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Highlander Motel
Save
You added Highlander Motel to your Saves list
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Jefferson
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Gone to pot”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I've stayed at the Highlander several times over the years, and it has been clean, quiet and well run. Last week my wife and I checked in for two nights. A crowd of teens/young adults were gathered around several rooms, several with guitars, smoking and making loud phone calls. They came and went into the evening. The next afternoon when, after shopping and sight seeing, we went to the room for a rest, the crowd of youth were extra loud, even setting up a full drum kit and making lots of noise. They seemed to have taken over the entire motel. My wife went to the office to speak with the manager about the noise. A man in a room off the office shouted out that it was clear my wife did not like music and he did not want her in his hotel. We were told to leave. Turns out some of the youth are the children of the motel manager, and they appear to occupy (with friends) several rooms. It is no longer a clean, quiet place to vacation.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
12 Thank Mark S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

3 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    0
    1
    1
    0
    1
See reviews for
Families
0
2
Solo
0
1
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Charleston, SC
Level Contributor
33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Our stay at the Highlander was paid for by a music festival that we were playing (we are musicians) and this was our second time there. It's an old-school family-run small motel that evidently hasn't changed in some years. But, clean, quiet, and with great views of the surrounding mountains and Christmas tree farms, a nice getaway indeed. Highly recommended for anyone trying to escape the world of chain motels. This is a small American motel the way they all used to be.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank SCS1624
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
north carolina
Level Contributor
86 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2008

This is a small family owned motel. It has a wonderful view of Mt Jefferson in North Carolina.

The room was clean and had no evidence of pests. There are no amenities ( no hairdryer, iron ,etc. ) I would best describe it as quaint. Our room had two double beds-dresser, microwave, a small television with cable. Three of the walls were knotty pine panelling. It had wonderful hot water and a reasonable sized bathroom.

Both beds probably need new mattresses-but we slept ok .

There was a small deck at the front the motel that looked out on the mountain, fields and highway 16. But the picnic table should be replaced as it has seen better days.

This motel was a good location for easy convience to many of the local attractions. It is less than 3 miles to many places including a Hardees, and Food Lion.

The price was right. < $60.00 per night.

The only real complaint was -all night long the unit next to us had people going in and out and every time the door opened we could hear it. The sound carried .

  • Liked — The price and location
  • Disliked — The noisy neighbors who stayed up all night and went in and out of their room until 3: am
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
10 Thank ncsearch
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Jefferson
1.4 mi away
Days Inn Jefferson
Days Inn Jefferson
#1 of 2 in Jefferson
3.5 of 5 stars 175 reviews
3.7 mi away
Nation's Inn
Nation's Inn
#3 of 4 in West Jefferson
3.5 of 5 stars 69 reviews
3.5 mi away
Holiday Inn Express West Jefferson
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
18.5 mi away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Boone
19.7 mi away
Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites
#3 of 19 in Boone
4.0 of 5 stars 338 reviews
6.6 mi away
The Cabins at Healing Springs
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Highlander Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Highlander Motel

Property: Highlander Motel
Address: 891 Nc Highway 16 S, Jefferson, NC 28640-9252
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Jefferson
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Jefferson
Number of rooms: 11

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing