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Econo Lodge Cherokee

20 River Rd US Hwy 19, Cherokee, NC 28719-9771
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Updated 02/06/20


#6 of 26 hotels in Cherokee
The Econo Lodge nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains is a conveniently located hotel in the downtown area on the Cherokee Indian Reservation adjacent to the Oconaluftee River and is minutes from most of the areas popular attractions like Harrahs Casino, Paula Deen's resturant, The Cherokee Indian Museum, Oconaluftee Indian Village, Unto These Hills a powerful outdoor drama that brings to life the tragic history of the Cherokee people, Oconaluftee Island Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Other points of interest include: Santa's Land. Cherokee Bear Zoo. Cherokee Fun Park Tubing on the River. Fontana Dam, Deals Gap (Tail of the Dragon), Cataloochee Ski Area, Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountain Railway. Come stay with us and enjoy being in walking distance to restaurants and many shops with a theater complex just across the street from the Econo Lodge. Activities include tubing, world class trout fishing, bonfires and picnicking on the river. The Econo Lodge is also just 30 minutes away from Western Carolina University. Guests of this Cherokee, NC hotel are invited to enjoy many great amenities like free fresh coffee, free wifi, free local calls and a free deluxe continental breakfast. Business travelers will appreciate the access to copy/fax services and free wifi. Traveling families will enjoy our larger family suites. All of our spacious guest rooms come equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, cable television with free Showtime and refrigerators. Handicapped accessible, smoking and non smoking rooms are available. Whether traveling for business or pleasure the Econo Lodge hotel offers a convenient location, relaxing accommodations and affordable rates to everyone visiting the Cherokee area. Our friendly staff looks forward to seeing you soon.
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Randy R wrote a review Apr 2021
635 contributions63 helpful votes
Nice stay away from much of the hassle. Very friendly staff and clean rooms. We had a beautiful view of the mountains surrounding us. They are remodeling the rooms as we left but we didn't see anything reason why as the beds are comfortable and clean
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Harry & Tamaura Scheeler wrote a review Mar 2021
Concord, North Carolina364 contributions118 helpful votes
I made this reservation online. I selected "pay at stay". A few hours before I was to arrive I get an email that my confirmed reservation was canceled for a bad credit card. I have over 300 hotel stay reviews on here. Never have I had a hotel attempt to bill for a room before you stay. Plenty of people use a credit card to make a reservation then use another card to pay or use cash. The reason my card didn't go through is that my bank has my card set for fraud alerts. When someone attempts to bill my card I get a text message I must respond to authorize the charge. We ended up staying at another hotel altogether. I would be very suspicious of a hotel that wants your money before you ever set foot on a property.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Kimberly Lunsford wrote a review Feb 2021
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My husband and I went there for a weekend getaway. Everything was great room was clean bed was comfortable no bugs front desk people very friendly n helpful the only bad thing was our door was messed up it wouldn't open sometimes and it was very cold. The breakfast was only things tht were wrapped like muffins yogurt etc. That was covid-19s fault. Overall we will definitely be back great place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Scarlett O’Tara wrote a review Feb 2021
50 contributions5 helpful votes
Was looking for a room very close to the casino without having to pay casino room prices. Front desk staff was extremely friendly. Check in was quick and easy and they made sure to ask me if I have a rewards program with this chain (which I ALWAYS forget to do until after I leave) so I could earn points for the reward program for staying. I rarely get asked this and really appreciated them doing so. Room was clean and spacious. No smoking rooms in facility so everything smelled clean as well. People go outside rooms to smoke, which does increase the noise level outside room a bit. They offer some chairs for outside a smoker's room and an ashtray. Neighbors were noisy, but hotel would have no control over this and noise stopped at about 10:30pm. There is a river that runs on the side of the parking lot that was nice to go and look at. Rooms on that side of hotel may be more quiet, but are closer to road.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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DMC714 wrote a review Nov 2020
Bucks, Alabama114 contributions27 helpful votes
This place does not honor reservations unless you pay in advance. Do not be fooled into thinking that your room is waiting on you because it might not be. They dont seem to know that there is no service on cell phones in much of their area and dont care. I always stay at choice hotels if possible and have never had an experience like this. They are a disgrace to the choice hotel line.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$66 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Econo Lodge Cherokee
Which popular attractions are close to Econo Lodge Cherokee?
Nearby attractions include Museum of the Cherokee Indian (1.0 km), Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual (1.0 km), and Unto These Hills (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Econo Lodge Cherokee?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Econo Lodge Cherokee?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Econo Lodge Cherokee?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Econo Lodge Cherokee?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Econo Lodge Cherokee?
Conveniently located restaurants include Front Porch Cakery & Deli, Grounded. Coffee Shop and food Factory, and Qualla Java.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Econo Lodge Cherokee?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Econo Lodge Cherokee located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Cherokee.
Are there any historical sites close to Econo Lodge Cherokee?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mingus Mill (4.9 km) and Oconaluftee Indian Village (1.2 km).
Is Econo Lodge Cherokee accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.