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199 Valley River Ave, Murphy, NC 28906-2918
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#2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Murphy
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Murphy, Sunset Motel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, Sunset Motel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Murphy.

As your “home away from home,” the lodge rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to outdoor furniture and newspaper while staying at Sunset Motel. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you’re looking for a pub, consider a visit to The Parson's Pub, Chevelles 66, or Valley River Brewery, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Sunset Motel.

Sunset Motel is sure to make your visit to Murphy one worth remembering.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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deborahmG3532US wrote a review Apr 2021
Gold Hill, North Carolina102 contributions8 helpful votes
Great little motel from back in the day, adorably decorated in retro fashion. The motel makes a funky statement to bring a smile to everyone. Remember this is an older motel, and the walls are thin, but the rooms are very nicely updated with comfortable beds. The facility offers a screened in porch area with a tv, as well as a fire pit area with chairs. I only gave the Sunset 4 stars due to the steps outside the main walk, they desperately need hand rails. Our group is older (60's, 70's, 80's) and we felt unsteady on the steps leading from the parking area to the main walk where the rooms are located. I am afraid it is an accident waiting to happen, but if you are looking for an 'old school' motel experience, the Sunset Motel is perfect for you.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Mark B wrote a review Oct 2020
Fort Mill, South Carolina6 contributions3 helpful votes
We decided to stay in Murphy as part of a four day motorcycle ride leaning into the twisties of the area's beautiful Smoky Mountain backroads. The online reviews of the Sunset Motel were correct. We found a very clean room with a super-comfortable bed, good towels and linens and very nice people. The setting is retro and simple--I hadn't stayed at a motel like this in 25 years and it was fun. Good parking too--we put the bikes in the parking space right in front of our room. And we were able to walk to an wonderful restaurant because the Sunset is right in town.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Julie R wrote a review Sep 2020
Alpharetta, Georgia182 contributions44 helpful votes
Very clean, nice white bed linens, mini fridge and microwave, walking distance to down town eateries/shops and parking right outside your door for a good price. What more could you want. The girl at front desk was sweet and there were bikes if you wanted to ride around.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shorty Price wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Great job on a remodeled old-school motel, redone in a 60s style, but with some modern improvements. Bathroom was completely new and spotless. Bedroom was a little small by modern standards, but still plenty adequate, and as the bathroom, very clean. Room had a queen bed, TV/wifi, small sitting table, dresser, and a little room to walk around, with bathroom to the side. Nice steakhouse half a block away, and several other eating options within a 5-10 minute walk. The front desk is not staffed 24/7, so check ahead and make sure someone is there if you don't have reservations. I got there around 4:00PM, and had no problems getting a room, but you may have to make other arrangments at other times of the day. Overall, a great option to the chains, and very reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Mannie1 wrote a review Jan 2020
Jacksonville, Florida120 contributions9 helpful votes
The place was very comfortable and clean. Set up retro-style and within walking distance of the River Walk and downtown. Close to Restaurants. We ate at the Murphy's Chophouse which is almost right across from the hotel (recommend it) Staff was very friendly and professional. Amenities were appropriate. The only thing I didn't like was, that there was no sleeptimer button on the remote. :-)
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Date of stay: December 2019
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US$78 - US$96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsMurphy
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Sunset Motel?
Nearby attractions include Black & White Market (0.2 km), Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company (0.4 km), and Cherokee County Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunset Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Sunset Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunset Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Brick Deli Inc, Bistro 29, and The Parson's Pub.
Is Sunset Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Murphy.
Are there any historical sites close to Sunset Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Highlander Gallery (9.6 km).