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Highlands Inn Lodge

96 Log Cabin Ln Highway 106 and Spring Street, Highlands, NC 28741
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#6 of 7 hotels in Highlands
Welcome to Highlands Inn Lodge, your Highlands “home away from home.” Highlands Inn Lodge aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. In addition, as a valued Highlands Hotel guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. If you are interested in exploring Highlands, check out one of the parks, such as Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park and Cliffside Lake Recreation Area. Highlands Inn Lodge puts the best of Highlands at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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elc112967 wrote a review Oct 2020
Nettleton, Mississippi13 contributions2 helpful votes
The room was suitable... however, the blind covering the window was broken, the interior door to the hallways were unlocked, but the exits at the end were locked not allowing you to go to the lobby without using the exterior door to the parking lot and going around. Not sure how this helped the Covid issue! Our room was lacking a coffee pot, and the coffe in the lobby was cold! The breakfast was a bag with fruit and granola bar and water... cold coffee, but despite the lack of amenities advertised, the price was the all normal and we were even charged the “weekend@ rate when we left and came back to stay the night again because we didn’t leave town! It was all just crazy!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Douglas P wrote a review Aug 2020
Hamilton, Georgia770 contributions207 helpful votes
I have struggled with my decision on this hotel. Overall, the front desk staff was very nice especially Nick who welcomed us on arrival. Also, this was basically the only option for the area (Highlands and Cashiers, NC) for the weekend and this night. There was just nothing else available for one night and a king bed. This hotel had one room left. Simply due to the availability and Nick, I bumped this from one star to 2.5 stars (and rounded up to give it the rating above). The room did have AC which was able to keep it cold. The room had a TV and towels but these usually aren't items I mention when reviewing a room. The shampoo and soap were in push-button containers for "community-use" and located on the wall. The carpet had heavy stains. The room had a slight musty odor. There were NUMEROUS dead insects around the room. There was a sofa with large ottomans but the colors didn't match. It was as if it had been collected from different sofas. The coffee maker did work but they only supplied 'decaf' coffee. All-in-all, we struggled with the room BUT the bed had some comfort although the pillows were "down" (which you know I don't like).
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Lady Gray wrote a review Aug 2020
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida12 contributions6 helpful votes
We just came back from a 2-night stay in the beautiful NC mountain community of the Highlands. This lodge is very conveniently located just 2 walkable blocks from the nice shopping on Main Street. The staff was very nice; however, our suite was disappointing. The mattress was not only lumpy but sagging in the middle and should have been replaced years ago. Almost all of the plates & glasses in the kitchenette were dirty with some dried food. Even worse (and dangerous) was the fact that the small Krups coffee maker was clearly not cleaned before our visit as it had a used coffee filter pack. As I was cleaning it out, we discovered that the coffee maker’s water tank was filthy and clearly had long-standing mold or mildew, which I brought to the management’s and staff’s attention. It was only after we checked in that we were told of the lack of services (cleaning), that the restaurant was closed, and that the front door and elevators were locked at 11 pm (i.e. no staff). Overall, these accommodations were not worth the price and we would not stay here again, nor recommend this place.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Scott S wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution4 helpful votes
Beware what's advertised and what you get with this hotel. We were there from a Friday until the following Monday (3 nights) and paid over $600 for the stay. Under the auspices of Covid19, however, there was no continental breakfast and no maid service. If you wanted clean sheets or towels you had to go to the front desk and request them. It didn't appear like any amenities or services were available. To make things worse, the hotel is very worn, outdated and dirty. There were cobwebs and insects in our room when we checked in and the room was musty and dusty. Until they get back on track with their cleanliness and services, I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone, especially at these rates.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Southern Gal wrote a review Jul 2020
Marietta, Georgia3 contributions4 helpful votes
We were looking forward to a comfortable stay in Highlands. The Covid crisis has definitely put a bite in this hotel. The room we requested was a suite - meaning there was a second room with a pull out sofa and tiny dark kitchen. The sofa had silver fish in it was totally uncomfortable and we could not sleep in it. We got a second room. We swept away cobwebs and killed large spiders. Overall, it was ok. but the whole hotel needs to be cleaned, updated and better maintenance is a must. The hallways were musty smelling. I'd say it was quaint, but it was just old. The front desk folks were very nice, but could not make up for the neglect. The whole place needs to be renovated, updated and maintained. The "whirpool" was uninviting and not clean enough to go in for sure. I was disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Highlands Inn Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Highlands Inn Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Highland Excursion (0.8 km), Glen Falls (0.1 km), and Cullasaja River Gorge (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Highlands Inn Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Highlands Inn Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Highlands Inn Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Highlands Inn Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Highlands Inn Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Paoletti, Kilwins Highlands, and Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro.
Is Highlands Inn Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Highlands.
Are pets allowed at Highlands Inn Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Highlands Inn Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sky Valley Overlook (13.0 km).
Is Highlands Inn Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.