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Fenton, Michigan
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Easy access to Smokie Mountains. It was quiet during the night. Many senior citizens staying there. Friendly deskperson. Room was clean, carpet was clean and bathroom was spotless. Room came with refrigerator. Price was right.

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cherry hill nj
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My wife and I spent 4 nights at the motel and we were both satisfied.Nothing great or "frilly", but it was clean, quiet and they had a good continental breakfast. The staff was helpful and pleasant. We are not Casino people so I can't speak to Harrah's, but the area near the motel was nice.

Thank epplehead
Port Orange, Florida, United States
Reviewed 8 August 2016

we loved it we were within walking distance to everything . beautiful river park across the street we really enjoyed siiting on the river bank in the shade . we loved our quiet room also the rocking chairs were nice to sit on in the morning while enjoying our coffee and peacefulness . close to Gatlinburg ,Bryson city, and of...

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel within walking distance of town and the river park. Rooms were spacious and clean, staff friendly and informative, and they also had breakfast available. We stayed here so we would be close to Unto These Hills play and not have to travel back to Gatlinburg in the dark, happy with visit and will stay again when in town.

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time in the mountains at the economy lodge. Great staff. And the very best rooms. Thank you so much. You made our 2016. Location is seconds from the casino. You cannot go wrong here. Great price for a weekend getaway. Awesome

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Beds were comfortable and staff were friendly. There were plenty of towels in the room for use. Breakfast needed more variety of foods to choose from, though. This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of almost all of Cherokee's major attractions.

Thank Rebecca A
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Drove up to the mountains for an impromptu getaway and needed a place to stay overnight...special "low" price booking available on TripAdvisor...read reviews and got what I expected...clean and comfortable room...nothing extravagant...a bit outdated...great location...close to everything including casino.

Thank QueenUR1
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My husband & I always stay at the Econo Lodge when we visit Cherokee. Quiet & clean hotel with a wonderful location. You can walk to the right or straight ahead to visit the local shops or to the left is a wonderful movie theater (all within walking distance). If you are visiting the casino there is a small drive...

Thank Shasta M
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We weren't expecting much when we booked this room, based on the inexpensive price but, boy, were we ever happy when we opened the door! Clean spacious room. Nice beds and pillows. Large t.v., Rocking chairs outside to relax in. The continental breakfast looked appetizing too! We liked the location too! Minutes to the shops and just down the street...

Thank Jennie R
Cookeville, Tennessee
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The room was clean. Nothing had been renovated any time in the recent past. We were not made aware that wifi was available. The A/C had a musty smell to it. Linens were clean. It is only a short drive to the casino. Price was average, booked through a third party web site. Unfortunately was locked into that price, but...

Thank MichaelZ0508

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Cherokee

Address: 20 River Rd, US Hwy 19, Cherokee, NC 28719-9771
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Price Range: €55 - €136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Cherokee 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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Cherokee Econo Lodge
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#5 Family Hotel in Cherokee
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cherokee
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