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Econo Lodge

20 River Rd US Hwy 19, Cherokee, NC 28719-9771
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#6 of 26 hotels in Cherokee
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Vending machine
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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russell wrote a review 22 Oct
Knoxville, Tennessee1 contribution
This Motel was awesome! We had upstairs Felix with a king and the amenities were spot on! All the rooms have been recently updated. The bed was very comfortable and the room thru out was spotless! Staff was very nice and there was no overnight noises to keep us up! We will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Eileen K wrote a review Aug 2021
Glenmoore, Pennsylvania7 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel was the BEST one I have ever stayed at. Staff was cleaning things I have never seen any other hotel do. Door frames were being cleaned as well as the railings being wiped down and all corners of the area's were being cleaned. Staff was beyond nice.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Doubles were spacious and plenty of room in them.
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MrsSRockHill wrote a review Jul 2021
Rock Hill, South Carolina124 contributions14 helpful votes
We choose this hotel based on reviews. It was very clean and had modern furniture in the room. It was directly across from the river access and offered basic breakfast items. We were very happy with the place until bed time. The walls and windows are super thin! We could hear every conversation from the people sitting outdoors s few rooms down. We heard the bathroom (EVERYTHING going in it) from one neighboring room. We also could see and hear the people in the adjoining room through the locked room adjoining door. We did not sleep for two nights from the sounds. Please note that no one was very loud. The sounds just echo through the place.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Daydream631108 wrote a review Jul 2021
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Based on reviews we selected econo lodge. Very poor choice. Our room was an adjoining room. We could hear all conversations plus the moaning and groaning from the sexual activity going on after midnight. Stay away from this place.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
TravelBug7691 wrote a review Jul 2021
Georgia89 contributions14 helpful votes
Older property that has been renovated. Downtown is a shot walk over the bridge. Offered a room with 3 double beds that was perfect for our group. Check-in was a breeze and the lobby is staffed around the clock. Easy in and out, straight shot to the entrance to the national park.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$66 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Econo Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Econo Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Museum of the Cherokee Indian (1.0 km), Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual (1.0 km), and Unto These Hills (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Econo Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Econo Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Econo Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Econo Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Econo Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Front Porch Cakery & Deli, Grounded. Coffee Shop and food Factory, and Qualla Java.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Econo Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Econo Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Cherokee.
Are there any historical sites close to Econo Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mingus Mill (4.9 km) and Oconaluftee Indian Village (1.2 km).
Is Econo Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.