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Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino

376 Paint Town Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-9120
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#14 of 26 hotels in Cherokee
Let the Cherokee Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites be your center of operations when you visit the Cherokee area. Located at the entrance of Harrah's Cherokee Casino our brand new hotel is also just minutes from the Great Smoky National Park, trout fishing, whitewater rafting and Cherokee historical attractions. Our 93 room property not only offers beauty in landscaping and architectural design, it offers the latest in technology and superior customer service to make your stay a truly unique experience. Our spacious rooms are beautifully furnished and are equipped with high speed internet, state of the art telephone system with voice mail, remote control cable TV, irons, ironing boards and hair dryers. There are 16 suites and four ADA accessible rooms for those who might need expanded options. Your complimentary breakfast will be served in our beautiful two story Great Room which features a massive stone fireplace. You will enjoy working out in our well equipped fitness center overlooking our courtyard and pool area. When you visit Cherokee you don't have to gamble on comfort or convenience. At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites great service is always a sure bet.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Irisheyes_777 wrote a review Jun 2021
Charleston, South Carolina386 contributions94 helpful votes
We usually will stay at a Holiday Inn when we travel, since we know what to expect and are IHG members. This hotel is located within walking distance to the casino.The rooms were clean, the staff friendly and an easy check in. We will for sure stay here, again when we are in Cherokee.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Ed G wrote a review Jun 2021
St. Augustine, Florida79 contributions26 helpful votes
This hotel is conveniently located across the street from the casino, about a five minute walk to the main entrance. The bed was comfortable, parking was ample, and check in was friendly and efficient. For the price paid and the location it is a good option for Cherokee.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino
Responded 17 Jun 2021
Hello Ed G, Thanks for choosing to stay with us among your many lodging options. We also appreciate your candid remarks. I am happy you found our hotel well located, parking space adequate and bed comfortable. I also appreciate your positive feedback in our hotel colleagues’ service. We will strive to be consistent in these aspects. I am so sorry we have not surpassed your expectations on this visit. Exceptional and elevated interactions are our commitment to our guests. That said, I have shared your feedback to our hotel’s upper management as a reference for continuous improvement on our services and amenities. Thanks again for making IHG Hotels & Resorts your home away from home. It will be our pleasure having you back as our guests’. Best, Kenneth F. Case Manager IHGService
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Greg S wrote a review Apr 2021
Rutledge, Georgia20 contributions2 helpful votes
We have stayed at this Holiday Inn everytime we came to Harrah Cherokee Casino. The bed is comfortable and soft, room clean , location is excellent and front staff very friendly. The fee was reasonable. Due to Covid mask are required in all public spaces
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
LauvMom wrote a review Mar 2021
Saint Robert, Missouri3 contributions1 helpful vote
Our room was clean, service was excellent!!! Very friendly staff. My husband loves a firm mattress, so he loved the bed, but I prefer a softer mattress. My complaints are minor: no place to hang towels in the bathroom, firm mattress, a little pricey, and hand bar for mom to hold as she got in and out of the tub (she doesn’t need handicap accessible, just something to hold on to for security/stabilization). The breakfast was not fabulous, but with COVID, I am sure it is difficult...at least they offer something! Overall nice experience, I would definitely recommend it if you like a firm mattress and are just looking for a place to sleep....a LOT cheaper than the casino yet still close.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
ScubaDave16 wrote a review Nov 2020
Highland, Indiana836 contributions305 helpful votes
This hotel is right across the street from a huge casino which was under construction. the noise wasn't a problem at night, though. The staff was pleasant and check in was quick. The staff were wearing masks This hotel appeared to be a bit older than some of my recent HI exp stays. The room was clean The bed was also a bit on the old side, but still clean and reasonably comfortable. The TV was rather small compared to other hotels. There were plenty of channels. room lighting was OK. there were enough outlets, but some were not functioning. There was no gym, and no pool The air conditioner functioned OK Breakfast was a grab and go affair, but they did have a decent amount of stuff available. We had to eat in our rooms, though. overall a fine hotel for a quick overnight stop off on our road trip
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Date of stay: November 2020
3 Helpful votes
US$110 - US$233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino?
Nearby attractions include Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee (0.1 km), Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort (0.5 km), and Cherokee Bear Zoo and Exotic Animals (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino?
Conveniently located restaurants include Selu Garden Café, Brio Italian Grille, and Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mingus Mill (5.7 km) and Oconaluftee Indian Village (2.6 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Cherokee/Casino accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.