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BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We just stayed here on a girls' trip over the weekend. The hotel was very clean and the staff was professional. A breakfast is provided and it was ok, but free and on par with other hotel breakfasts. The pool looked fun and clean but we didn't use it - lots of kids having fun in it, though! The place... More 

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Ashburn, United States
1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Stayed here on scenic trip from northern Georgia to our home in Virginia. Chose for proximity to Grandfather Mountain. We chose this for a good value that also included a hot breakfast. They have a nice outdoor pool, but it was too cool to use it. Free popcorn was a nice plus, as we rented a DVD for a $1.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

The employees, room, physical facilities exceeded my expectations. Breakfast included a great variety of items; the ones I had did not exceeded my expectations for motel breakfasts. The grounds, including pool, seats, swings, and picnic areas, were well-appointed and well-kept. I look forward to my return on another visit.

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Stafford, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I have not stayed at a Best Western in over 20 years due to my perceived decline in quality. I read the reviews on this site and decided to give them another try. The price definitely had some sway in my thinking. I may be giving Best Western another look on future travels if this motel is indicative of how... More 

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

What makes this hotel "good" is not the room but the location and its other simple amenities. The rooms are clean but average... what you may expect from a Best Western; just below a new Holiday Inn Express - but not bad. Well done for what it is. Amenities: - It's outdoor pool that is central and can be seen... More 

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Lithia Springs, Georgia
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71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This property is just outside town of Banner Elk. It is less than 10 miles from Grandfather Mountain. The property has a little age, but the rooms are updated and very clean. Beds were comfortable; flat screen tv had plenty of channels; breakfast was good; staff was friendly; parking was free. What more can you want from a chain hotel?... More 

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Raleigh, United States
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2016

A very enjoyable stay overall. I have to admit I am not a fan of this style of lodging (exterior room doors) but this hotel was great, comfortable rooms. Exceptionally helpful staff who very were friendly. I will definitely return when I am in the area again for business.

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Mt Crawford, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Nice clean hotel with outdoor pool. Tiki bar to sit in, but not open. Breakfast was excellent. Not far from Grandfather's Mountain. Only bad thing is you have to drive to restaurants. But there is a winery not far away. The mountains are awesome!

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Lansing, North Carolina
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

As usual, my wife and I give our own separate grades for places we visit. Me Room 235. My wife A. Cleanliness. A A. Quietness. A+ B- Water Pressure. A- A- Breakfast. A+ B- Bed Comfort. A B+ Character. A+

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This hotel's location and pricing I think is what makes it stand out. Very near the highlights of the area, and right around the corner pretty much from the fabulous Artisanal restaurant. Decor in room dated, but staff very helpful and friendly.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience outstanding customer service and convenient access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lee's McRae College and more at this pet-friendly Banner Elk, North Carolina hotel. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk where guests will find friendly customer service, newly updated guest rooms and convenient access to a variety of Western North Carolina attractions. This Banner Elk area hotel boasts 100 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms featuring cable television and wireless high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests are welcome to take advantage of a variety of hotel amenities including an seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool, guest laundry, fitness center, picnic area, business services and meeting/banquet facilities accommodating up to 200 guests. The BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk is the only pet-friendly hotel in the area. Guests staying at this Blue Ridge Mountain hotel will have convenient access to a variety of outdoor activities including skiing and snowboarding at Sugar Mountain, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, horseback riding and golfing. Families visiting the area will enjoy spending the day at the Orchards at Alta Pass or the Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park. Grandfather Mountain, just nine miles from the hotel, provides scenic nature trails and ideal picnic areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Address: 1615 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9708
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Banner Elk
Price Range: €72 - €153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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Best Western Plus Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk Hotel Banner Elk
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Banner Elk Best Western
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“If you can get a room on the outside, parking will be easier”
 of 5 bubbles N6632JObrittanyd, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the back are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles FrancesLove, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a top floor mountain view room. Request a room that isn't behind one of the bright lights that they have on the passageways.”
 of 5 bubbles skyweaver9, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the Pool side have a nicer view. Rooms facing parking lot have easy access.”
 of 5 bubbles NC-Camperman, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pet rooms are on the back of the hotel, so you don't really know there are pets there unless you are staying in a pet room.”
 of 5 bubbles Q2625ITruthg, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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