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Econo Lodge Cherokee
Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence
Union, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Just an all around great stay”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

We stayed during a snow storm and the lobby area was warm and inviting, the front desk staff was pleasant and helpful, rooms were spacious and clean with a big comfy bed! I will be back for another stay here.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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EconoCherokeeMgmt, General Manager at Econo Lodge Cherokee, responded to this review, 15 February 2012
Thank you for taking the time to respond on your stay with us. It makes our day to get such kind comments. Please be sure to call us direct when you visit Cherokee again in the future for a special return visit discount. Visit our Facebook page, the link is on our choice hotels web page. Thank you again for the wonderful comments.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

My husband and I were looking for something that we fairly close to the casino, yet not RIGHT infront of it. This little gem was just the ticket! Hidden and so quiet. Parking is a little limited but the room was very clean and I felt secure there. The front desk lady was extremely nice and breakfast was provided to us on our stay. Would stay again (and we are soon!) in a hearbeat.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Crystal F
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EconoCherokeeMgmt, General Manager at Econo Lodge Cherokee, responded to this review, 15 February 2012
Thank you for taking the time to respond on your stay with us. It makes our day to get such kind comments. Please be sure to call us direct when you visit Cherokee again in the future for a special return visit discount. Visit our Facebook page, the link is on our choice hotels web page. Thank you again for the wonderful comments.
Jo-Ann Buchanan, GM
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

The price was great. The room was very clean. The lady at the front desk was very nice and helpful and it's a great location only a couple minutes from the casino.. Very quiet hotel. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Thank Ginalee18
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EconoCherokeeMgmt, General Manager at Econo Lodge Cherokee, responded to this review, 15 February 2012
Thank you for taking the time to respond on your stay with us. It makes our day to get such kind comments. Please be sure to call us direct when you visit Cherokee again in the future for a special return visit discount. Visit our Facebook page, the link is on our choice hotels web page. Thank you again for the wonderful comments.
Jo-Ann Buchanan, GM
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Room was clean! Front Desk was helpful! First floor king size bed was very soft! Some questionable folks stayed outside of their rooms pretty late on the rocking chairs, was the only complaint. The folks were not loud. I would stay there again for sure!

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank kwpc
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NC
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2010

Years ago we stayed at an Econolodge in another State and it was so pitiful, we vowed never to stay at another one. Times have changed and this particular property was nothing like the dump we stayed at in the past. We frequent Harrahs and when they are booked we get comped rooms at local hotels. This one here was far better than either the Quality Inn or the Seven Clans. Nice carpet, not trodden all down and the room and bathroom were basic but clean, comfortable and roomy enough with no overpowering stench of air freshener that you get at some hotels. We gave the mattress 5 stars....very comfortable.
Really the only negative was the wall unit that doubles as a heater and AC. It's one of the older types that lacks a thermostat that shuts it off so it runs continuously at a preset temperature and was a little noisy. It's about 2 miles or so away from the Casino and sort of off the main drag so to speak but it's QUIET and that's a definite plus.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank gccsteve
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Atlanta Georgia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

I was a little hesitant about staying at this motel. The room was free through the casino so I wasn't going to be picky. Overall the room was nice and clean. The only issue I had with the room was that the carpet felt dirty to bare feet. My feet didn't stay bare for long! The motel is right beside the river. It's convenient to the shops and the small river park across the street.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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NEW YORK
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54 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2010

The Econo Lodge is a simple Motel just on the edge of the center of town. This makes you near a nice simple walk along a trout stream. Along this walk way are several shops and eateries. A Pizza restaurant, a cafe, and an ice cream shop. In this area are also many tourist shops and a fountain. The motel itself is along the other side of the same stream. Directly in front of the motel is a small Baptist church. Thus--the motel is nestled away in a quite corner--yet many things are near by. There is a multi-plex across the street and a small hospital is 300 yards to the left of the movies. Breakfast is simple but free. But there is Grandmas Pankake house across the street......along with a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Also--across from the motel and across from the pankake house is that stream I mentioed--but on that side of the street is a very nice park-with pic-nic tables--also wading is invited--you can even rent inner-tubes---this Econo lodge is just the right speed in just the right spot---The National Park is three lights away.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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2 Thank PETE90
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Property: Econo Lodge Cherokee
Address: 20 River Rd, US Hwy 19, Cherokee, NC 28719-9771
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cherokee
#5 Family Hotel in Cherokee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Cherokee 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Econo Lodge nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains is a conveniently located hotel in the downtown area on the Cherokee Indian Reservation adjacent to the Oconaluftee River and is minutes from most of the areas popular attractions like Harrahs Casino, Paula Deen's resturant, The Cherokee Indian Museum, Oconaluftee Indian Village, Unto These Hills a powerful outdoor drama that brings to life the tragic history of the Cherokee people, Oconaluftee Island Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Other points of interest include: Santa's Land. Cherokee Bear Zoo. Cherokee Fun Park Tubing on the River. Fontana Dam, Deals Gap (Tail of the Dragon), Cataloochee Ski Area, Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountain Railway. Come stay with us and enjoy being in walking distance to restaurants and many shops with a theater complex just across the street from the Econo Lodge. Activities include tubing, world class trout fishing, bonfires and picnicking on the river. The Econo Lodge is also just 30 minutes away from Western Carolina University. Guests of this Cherokee, NC hotel are invited to enjoy many great amenities like free fresh coffee, free wifi, free local calls and a free deluxe continental breakfast. Business travelers will appreciate the access to copy/fax services and free wifi. Traveling families will enjoy our larger family suites. All of our spacious guest rooms come equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, cable television with free Showtime and refrigerators. Handicapped accessible, smoking and non smoking rooms are available. Whether traveling for business or pleasure the Econo Lodge hotel offers a convenient location, relaxing accommodations and affordable rates to everyone visiting the Cherokee area. Our friendly staff looks forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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