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“ideally located for the Cherokee Village tourism and theater”
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River's Edge Motel
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Unless you're gambling, the main reason to be in Cherokee is the native Indian culture, and this motel is ideally situated.
As a bonus it sits on the river, and has balconies. And is walking distance to the tourism, and importantly a breakfast mom and pop shop.
We had a misunderstanding on our booking - probably our fault, but they were able to offer us a solution, so that helped too.

If we were to stay in Cherokee again I can't think of any reason why we wouldn't make a booking here. the 3 star rating reflects the amenities, not the service, nor quality

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed for the night while attending the motorcycle rally in Cherokee. After reading the reviews decided to give it a try. Was very happy the room was very comfortable and clean. All rooms have balconies overlooking the river. Room had tv fridge hair dryer but no microwave but overall very nice would definitely recommend

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank larry h
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Can't believe we paid that much for what we got. Toilet was not bolted to the floor, room smelled terrible, spiders in the tub and all this for $175 a night, what a joke. Will definitely not stay there again.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank CUTigers2017
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Where to begin? This was one of my most pleasant hotel stays anywhere. The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and comfortable. The view off the deck is nothing short of incredible. It overlooks the coldest water I've ever taken a dip in. The location is prime as well. There are several places to eat and shop with a short walk. The parkway is just about a mile drive up the road as well. Great place. I highly recommend and I will be returning again one day.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We will be back. The room was very clean, beds were comfortable and the staff was friendly. Walking distance to a lot of attractions & the balcony overlooking the river was great. Wish it were less expensive but we would certainly stay there again.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Melinda N
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Excellent stay beautiful surroundings and wonderful people to deal with. The rooms were spotless and anyting we needed we got or told the best places to get it. Can guarantee we'll be back and it will be the River's Edge for sure. We stayed 2 days but on my return it'll be longer for a wonderful time in the mountains. They're only getting a 5 cause there ain't no 6!!!!

Stayed: July 2017
1  Thank R9752LKwilliamb
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This place is owned or run in conjunction with Econo Lodge. It is right on the Oconaluftee River and all of the rooms have balconies. It appeared recently updated and the room was nice and beds comfortable. That is about it. We checked in through a group reservation and were not told that they shut down their lobby by 9 p.m. They told a member of my group when they checked in and gave them the wifi password and said to get your ice before they close. ...you will need their wifi because there is no cell service. None. I got thirsty before bed and went for some ice. Ice machine was locked up in the lobby. The info book in the room said ice and vending were on the first floor. So off I go down the steep, uneven metal stairs. Following the directions from the sign they put on their door...in my pj's...I drove the 2 miles with my ice bucket and got some from the Econo Lodge. Ridiculous. Parking is another issue. Your bumper will be inches from cars passing on a busy highway. Depending on the size of your vehicle you could be standing on the highway while loading and unloading your trunk. While the balconies are nice there is no river access or common area where you could sit with others, just a treacherous path that a few people have slid down. This area is a "duck crossing" area and they use that path and are cute. Overall the front desk needs better communication with their guests and they need to staff the place and fix the uneven stairs. After taxes, this room was right at $100. I would not recommended it there are better options in Cherokee.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Pam N
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Additional Information about River's Edge Motel

Address: 1026 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719-9217
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Cherokee
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cherokee
Price Range: $108 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River's Edge Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently remodeled and located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, River's Edge has everything to offer. You can sit on your own private balcony overlooking the Oconaluftee River, or just step out the door to choose from convenient restaurants, stores, and attractions. ... more   less 
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