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Virginia
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I have reviewed Carolina Motel many times, and am running out of superlatives for this clean, friendly, homey, gem-of-a-motel that never disappoints. Stay at one of the big chain hotels if you must, but I'd rather stay home than stay anywhere but Carolina Motel when I'm in Franklin.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a CLEAN place to stay (100 sanitation rating, I've never seen that), this is your spot. The attendant was helpful, friendly, and gladly accepted the printed coupon for an upgrade. The room was Large, clean, and comfortable.

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1 Thank PatriciaBranham
Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

After getting into Franklin, we had lunch downtown and asked someone if there was a good place to stay that wasn't part of a chain hotel and she recommended the Carolina Motel. It's definitely a clean place and the staff was friendly and helpful. We will stay there again if we're in the area!

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We just love this hotel! This was our 4th stay within the last 2 years and it was just as wonderful as the first. We love being at a small hotel where you can just park right in front of your room. The rooms are always very clean. The A/C always cold. And there's a great deck to sit out... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Have never in 56 yrs been treated so nice by people.EVERYONE connected to this motel seemingly went out of their way to make this the best stay for us and all their guests. Nice very clean rooms- beautiful pool- fenced play area for the Kids impeccable grounds and I mean IMPECCABLE.They offer cabins also. Close to everything.Thank you guys. WE... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This motel is located at Cherokee, NC even though the address is Whittier,NC. We were looking for a nice quiet motel without being a big chain. We were very pleased with the well kept and clean rooms. Also, the very nice owners. We would definitely stay there again.

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4 Thank Debbie G
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Nice older motel, the rooms are clean but not all of them have fridges and microwaves. So make sure when you make your reservations you let them know you would want a room with them. The free breakfast is bagels, muffins, cereals juice and coffee. The staff is very friendly, they gave suggestions and directions to sites in the area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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146 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Stayed at this hotel prior to a photography class in the area. Was leary at booking this motel. It has that 60's motel look. BUT, the rooms where clean, comfortable and quiet, catering to a more mature travel crowd. The front desk staff was very helpful with good suggestions on food and local sights. The price is right and I... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

It was so clean the rooms and pool area! Reminds me of the old days before big chains! Unlike other hotels in the area you can sit outside and hang out at the pool. Close to the restaurants and mines. The price was super at 60.00. I am staying here when ever I'm in Franklin! The staff was friendly and... More 

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Wonderful location just outside Franklin with easy access to Cherokee, Bryson City and the Smoky Mntn National Park. Very nice, clean inexpensive room. Plenty of hot water and good TV reception and selection. There are also two really neat cabins for 2 or 4-6 people. Plenty of restaurants within 10 minutes and even more a little farther into Franklin, NC.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Carolina Motel

Address: 2601 Georgia Rd, Hwy 441 South, Franklin, NC 28734-8879
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Franklin
Price Range: €56 - €80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carolina Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Small 20 room place, I don't think any room would be a bad choice.....”
 of 5 bubbles lonnieb22, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Right next to office for convenience. Close to pool and fire pit.”
 of 5 bubbles rebeccanewby, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you have more than one child, get a room with larger beds.”
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“get a room close to office, if you have trouble walking.”
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“all rooms are the same. Single story Yea!! no stairs to climb for old knees.”
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