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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Cherokee Econo Lodge