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462 Tsali Boulevard US 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719
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#25 of 26 hotels in Cherokee
Drama Inn is a historic motel nestled on the bank of the Oconaluftee River. There are rooms with balconies overlooking the river with rocking chairs at every room to relax and enjoy the view. If fishing is your thing you'll love our easy access to the river. We are located directly across from the ceremonial grounds in downtown Cherokee and within walking distance of the Unto These Hills drama, river tubing,restaurants, souvenir shops and many more. We are also 1 mile from Harrahs Cherokee Casino. Come experience Cherokee in a new way ! (UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT AS OF OCTOBER 23 2014)
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Free parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking rooms
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Dana S wrote a review Apr 2021
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We wanted to get away for the weekend of 04/09/2021 and made reservations at Drama Inn. Told them that we would be there before 11 pm to check in. Arrived at 10.30 pm and was told that they gave our room away. This is a Friday night and all the hotels in the area was fully booked. We drove 4-5 hours to this location and was stranded with no place to stay. Needless to say we were mad. How in the world can they give your room away when you told them from the beginning that you were going to arrive late because we still had to work that day. This is really poor customer service and a sorry way to run a business. Thank goodness that I was able to finally find a cute little hotel in Bryson City, about 20 minutes away, at the Ridge Top Motel and Campground. I would definitely stay with the Ridge Top again before I would give any of my time or money to the Drama Inn. The owners were friendly.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: DO NOT waste your time.
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Cody wrote a review Feb 2021
Newnan, Georgia1 contribution
We were there for 3 nights and didn't receive housekeeping services at all. When we checked in the front desk lady was extremely nice; however, the morning we checked out the person in the office was extremely rude. We were shocked that they would have such a rude woman actually responsible for guest relations. The building needs a lot of repairs but overall it was an okay experience. It's hard to find motels that accept pets so our options were limited.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Auto b wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions
Old smelly nasty, dated, dirty, worse bed in the world like a rock , should be a $39 night dump, none smoking room smelled like pot, cig burn holes all over,,I could not sleep, way over priced , a very bad stop
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Run, keep driving
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Dan O wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed here many times over the last 20+ years but never again. We rented the hot tub suite as we do all the time we rent here. The back decks are very moldy covered in algae which makes them very slippery and my wife fell as they were like ice during the rain. She bruised here legs,arms, and hips. we contacted the front desk and told the clerk and she stated many people have fallen in the same area. told her to have the owner contact us he never did. the suite had bugs, ants crawling all over the floor, the hot tube would not work and the clerk stated that sometimes happens and stated it was motion activated WHAT??, the ports in hot tube had green mold growing in them, we got a half roll of toilet paper, the shower light didnt work, the cable tv is all fuzzy like they were stealing it, 2 towels total in room, the coffee machine needed to be rinsed as ants were in it, the credit card machine was not working again which according to other reviews it happens alot so we had to get cash out of atm accross the street,just turned into a dive hotel were they dont care anymore. we took my wife to Emergency room when we got home and will be contacting our attorney as the owner still hasnt returned our call 3 days later.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: stay away please
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Eileen D wrote a review Aug 2020
Hendersonville, North Carolina100 contributions51 helpful votes
We had a first floor room whose backdoor featured a deck right on the river. The staff was most accommodating and responsive and welcomed our dog, too. The location is convenient to everything and the rate was modest. We will go back. The only thing lacking were enough electric outlets for our C-PAP machines, but the staff kindly brought us an extension cord.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: There are only a few first floor rooms on the river.
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US$88 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drama Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Drama Inn?
Nearby attractions include Museum of the Cherokee Indian (0.3 km), Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual (0.3 km), and Unto These Hills (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Drama Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and free internet access.
Is parking available at Drama Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drama Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Front Porch Cakery & Deli, BJ's Diner, and Grounded. Coffee Shop and food Factory.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Drama Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Drama Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Cherokee.
Are pets allowed at Drama Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Drama Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mingus Mill (4.2 km) and Oconaluftee Indian Village (0.8 km).
Does Drama Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Drama Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.