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Qualla Motel & Cabins

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Overview of Qualla Motel & Cabins

Qualla Motel & Cabins

2.0 star property

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
125 Tee Pee Drive, Whittier, NC, 28789

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHarrahs Cherokee Casino2 min drive
  • Popular LocationCherokee Bear Zoo2 min drive
  • Popular LocationOconaluftee Islands Park3 min drive
  • AirportGatlinburg, TN (GKT-Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge)89 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Whittier, Qualla Motel & Cabins is in the entertainment district and in the mountains. Oconaluftee Indian Village and Smokey Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Sequoyah National Golf Club and Smoky Mountain Country Club. Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo and Great Smoky Mountains Railroad are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing.

What's nearby

  • Harrahs Cherokee Casino - 2 min drive
  • Cherokee Bear Zoo - 2 min drive
  • Oconaluftee Islands Park - 3 min drive
  • Eastern Cherokee Agency - 4 min drive
  • Cherokee Welcome Center - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) - 75 min drive


  • Arby's - 5 min walk
  • Pizza Hut - 8 min walk
  • Frontier Pancake House - 20 min walk
  • Granny's Kitchen - 3 min drive
  • Front Porch Cakery & Deli - 3 min drive

About this property

Qualla Motel & Cabins

Motel near Harrahs Cherokee Casino
Qualla Motel & Cabins provides amenities like a terrace and a garden. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this motel include:
  • Free self parking
  • An area shuttle and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Qualla Motel & Cabins feature comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination


  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

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83% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 4 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 40 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Qualla Motel & Cabins pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 40 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 25.00 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Qualla Motel & Cabins?

As of Sep 30, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Qualla Motel & Cabins on Oct 2, 2022 start from $69.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Qualla Motel & Cabins?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Qualla Motel & Cabins?

Check-in is from 4 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Qualla Motel & Cabins?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Qualla Motel & Cabins located?

Situated in the mountains, this motel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Harrahs Cherokee Casino and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Eastern Cherokee Agency.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Qualla Motel & Cabins and receive a full refund?

Yes, Qualla Motel & Cabins offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Qualla Motel & Cabins cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 261 out of 747 reviews
5 - Excellent 35%
Rating 4 - Good. 202 out of 747 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 117 out of 747 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 82 out of 747 reviews
2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 85 out of 747 reviews
1 - Terrible 11%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great value. Will stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love this little cabins it was so nice. Staff was so kind and friendly
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
it had a creek in back hotel room
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
I really thought I was getting a cabin but got a motel room. The room was clean and the A/C cold but each night a dog started barking nearby. It was a place to crash at a low price, not much else.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was nice and close to where I wanted to visit.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I was pleasantly surprised it was updated. The beds were comfortable. I would suggest this place to others and when back in Cherokee will stay here.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Did not like anything about the room. Bedspread hadn’t been properly cleaned, pillows smelled. Toilet very old and smelly. Will never consider saying at location ever again. If it wasn’t for the no refund cancel policy would have not stayed at all.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The place was very nice, quiet, and quaint but there were some items in the room that didn't go unnoticed, however it won't stop me from staying there again. Only complaints that I can think, the hot water went in and out during 1 of our showers (probably because of multiple people showering) but what do you expect with a small and remote town? And the update they made to the rooms were nice but they took away a place for me to set my suitcase on, the table (with the 2 chairs) was so wobbly that there was no way to set a drink on it, and the chair to relax in was so low profile that it killed your back (had to put a pillow behind me to help)
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022