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The Cardinal Inn

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5



4.8 / 5Exceptional
95 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Fantasy Golf & Game Room
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Maggie Valley Opry House
    3 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Los Amigos
    12 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Tipping Point Tavern
    13 min drive

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    About this area

    Maggie Valley

    In the city center, The Cardinal Inn is in an area with good shopping. Cataloochee Ski Area and Maggie Valley Gem Mine are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Queen's Farm Stables and Waynesville Recreation Center. Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo and Cherokee Fun Park are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the motel's location for the sightseeing.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Fantasy Golf & Game Room - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Maggie Valley Opry House - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Maggie Valley Gem Mine - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Stompin' Ground - 12 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Wheels Through Time Museum - 15 min walk

    Getting around

    • Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson) - 107 min drive


    • Los Amigos — 12 min drive
    • Tipping Point Tavern — 13 min drive
    • THAI Spice — 13 min drive
    • Nick and Nate's of Waynesville — 13 min drive
    • Pheasant Hill Design — 13 min drive

    About this property

    The Cardinal Inn

    Motel with free parking, near Maggie Valley Opry House
    Along with express check-in, this motel has express check-out and tour/ticket assistance. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area are onsite. All 10 rooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include microwaves and coffee makers. Free WiFi and hydromassage showerheads are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.
    The Cardinal Inn offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels.
    Bathrooms include hydromassage showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.
    The Cardinal Inn features tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This Maggie Valley motel also offers a picnic area, express check-in, and express check-out. Onsite self parking is complimentary.
    The Cardinal Inn has designated areas for smoking.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property amenities


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

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Family friendly

    • Microwave


    • No elevators

    Guest services

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Picnic area


    • Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Pillow-top mattress
    • Premium bedding


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Hydromassage showerhead


    • Flat-screen TV
    • Premium channels
    • Satellite channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Microwave


    • Access via exterior corridors
    • Iron/ironing board

    Nearby things to do


    • Cross-country skiing
    • Downhill skiing
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Mountain biking
    • Ski equipment rentals
    • Skiing lessons
    • Snowboarding


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Wonderful place to stay.

    We loved the Cardinal Inn. We stayed 1 night in a king room and then stayed in a queen size room with the kitchen for 3 nights. It was great having all we needed. The ladies were very friendly and wanted to meet our needs and were helpful in giving suggestions for places to visit. We highly recommend the Cardinal Inn.

    Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    An Exceptional Visit

    I passed by the Cardinal Inn and made a phone call to get directions back. The person who amswered was personable and very kind and gave excellant directions. I found her just as kind and helpful at check - in and she came in person to let us in our room and quickly explained operations of the TV remote, coffee maker , free toiletries,and room keycard. The room heat was very quick and the bathroom heat was excellant also. The rain shower was pleasant and the bath towels were much nicer than than I usually get in most motels. The beds were very comfortable and we made coffee in tbe room and it was the best I have ever had in any motel stay. I enjoyed conversing with the ladies who were cleaning the rooms when we were loading our car to leave. My first stay here felt as comfortable as if I had stayed many , many times before. I plan to make The Cardinal Inn my " home away from home " every time I visit Maggie Valley .

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Old Gem Made New.

    Great service from the host. Very clean room but uncomfortable mattresses. There were smokers outside and the smoke seeped through our door in the early morning hours. The older style motel was great. Modern amenities. We’d stay again.

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    This hotel was very clean and extremely nice. Great hotel and wonderful location. Couldn't ask for anything better.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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