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Aiken, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff is very professional. Rooms are clean and neat. The beds are one if the best I have ever slept in. Very comfortable! Location is great if you are snow skiing or visiting Hebron Colony Ministries.

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Thank judyo274
Summerville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The facilities were clean. I don't like hotels with outside doors but this one was an exception as it felt safe and secure. The girl that checked us in walked us to our room to ensure we were satisfied because of our concern that it was pet friendly (I have allergies). The breakfast... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was clean and the staff were all very friendly and breakfast was good. The beds could have been a little more comfortable; the mattress pad was uncomfortable and awkward. I was however, a little set back that they were clear that pets are not allowed. I was warned about the pet policy upon check-in, and I had to... More 

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Raleigh, United States
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an older hotel, but nice for a rustic mountain lodge environment. The staff are very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed free cups of coffee in front of the beautiful fireplace in the lobby. Very welcoming atmosphere to the area. The double beds were a bit small for us, but mattresses very comfortable.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved staying here and I hated to leave. We wanted to stay in Boone, but everything was booked. I'm glad we ended up here though. We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay. Breakfast was fantastic. I hope to return again and see more of this area.

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent last weekend at Banner Elk, Grandfather Mountain and Linville Falls. BW was convenient place for wife and I, daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren to stay. Overall, a decent place. Beds a little soft and could probably use new mattresses, if you like harder beds like I do. Only real complaint was that the door to the outside needed weatherstripping... More 

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Williamson, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had pretty good luck with the Best Western brand over the last year of my business travels, and so was happy that this location is even a step up from our normal stays. Staff was terrific and took extra time to get me a $25 discount (from a BW promotion). The lobby is lovely with a fireplace and comfy... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very accommodating staff. Beds were comfortable. Pretty location. Close to both Ski Beech and Sugar Mountain. The entrance to Grandfather Mountain is about 20 minutes away. There's a good brewery just around the corner just outside downtown Banner Elk. Very good Mexican restaurant called Puerto Nuevo about a quarter mile down the road.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel several years ago. I was surprised went I walked into my room and realized it was nicely updated with a very nice bed. Some kind of feather top which was very comfortable. My check in was very fast. The WiFi was good. The breakfast is the second best I have ever had at any... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel did what we needed it to do - provide a place to sleep, breakfast, pool for the kids. It was a little disappointing for the cost. We expected more. The room was ok, a little crowded and dated. The breakfast had enough choices to make everyone happy. The pool was a little cloudy but it is heated. The... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience outstanding customer service and convenient access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lee's McRae College and more at this pet-friendly Banner Elk, North Carolina hotel. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk where guests will find friendly customer service, newly updated guest rooms and convenient access to a variety of Western North Carolina attractions. This Banner Elk area hotel boasts 100 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms featuring cable television and wireless high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests are welcome to take advantage of a variety of hotel amenities including an seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool, guest laundry, fitness center, picnic area, business services and meeting/banquet facilities accommodating up to 200 guests. The BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk is the only pet-friendly hotel in the area. Guests staying at this Blue Ridge Mountain hotel will have convenient access to a variety of outdoor activities including skiing and snowboarding at Sugar Mountain, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, horseback riding and golfing. Families visiting the area will enjoy spending the day at the Orchards at Alta Pass or the Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park. Grandfather Mountain, just nine miles from the hotel, provides scenic nature trails and ideal picnic areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Address: 1615 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9708
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Banner Elk
Price Range: $102 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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Best Western Plus Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk Hotel Banner Elk
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“If you can get a room on the outside, parking will be easier”
 of 5 bubbles N6632JObrittanyd, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the back are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles FrancesLove, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a top floor mountain view room. Request a room that isn't behind one of the bright lights that they have on the passageways.”
 of 5 bubbles skyweaver9, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the Pool side have a nicer view. Rooms facing parking lot have easy access.”
 of 5 bubbles NC-Camperman, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pet rooms are on the back of the hotel, so you don't really know there are pets there unless you are staying in a pet room.”
 of 5 bubbles Q2625ITruthg, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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