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“Good for a short stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Cardinal Inn

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The Cardinal Inn
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“Good for a short stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2009

Nice little motel and not overly pricey. A pleasant property with a large lawn with 2 picnic benches plus a common front porch with 2 rockers and a porch swing. Was nice and quiet until the Harleys swarmed in for the night. But once everyone settled in it was reasonably quiet. All rooms are non-smoking (there is a $100 deposit for smokers which you lose if you smoke in the room) and no pets allowed. This was a plus for us. A few ants on the sink counter and the refrigerator was dirty. Mold in the bathtub. Beds were okay. Quiet air conditioner. Be aware that this is a bare bones kind of place--there are no amenities like shampoo, lotion or even a box of tissues and no breakfast or newspaper. You do get a little bar of soap though! So while it may cost a little less than other Maggie Valley hotels, keep in mind that you're not getting a whole lot for the money either. Overall though, it was a nice enough place to stay for the one night we were passing through the town.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2006

We stayed at the Cardinal Inn in Maggie Valley on November 11, 2006. It's a small (10 rooms) motel that's conveniently located to shops and restaurants. The room was very clean and comfortable, and the owners are very pleasant. We paid $43.00 for a double room with microwave, refrigerator and coffee pot. This motel is not posted on Trip Advisor, but I wanted to let others on the site know about it since it was so clean and such a good deal.

I haven't been to Maggie Valley in a couple of years and I was disappointed to find out that the Soco Gardens Zoo was closed. I was looking forward to taking my grandson there, as I did my daughter many years ago. I did find out that Ghost Town will reopen in the spring of 2007.

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Property: The Cardinal Inn
Address: 3735 Soco Rd, 3735 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751-6100
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Maggie Valley
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Maggie Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Cardinal Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean, Comfortable & Connected... Welcome to beautiful Maggie Valley and the newly renovated Cardinal Inn. Your hostesses, Paula and Charlee, are eager to make this your best trip ever. You are greeted at the front office and then shown to your newly up-dated room with pillow-top mattresses, HDTVs with DirecTV and HBO. Our bathrooms have been supplied with luscious cotton towels and new massage showerheads. Each room has AC/heat, a microwave, mini-refrigerator and blow dryer. We have king bed rooms, double queen bed rooms and efficiencies that feature a full kitchen. WiFi, a bag of popcorn and a couple of bottles of water are complimentary. ... more   less 
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