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Appaloosa One is Minutes Away From Downtown Cherokee & Harris Casino
4.9/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Cabin by the river

"Nice location, cabins too close together. Our first couple of days family next to us had a small dog that really enjoyed barking but when they left we thought all would be quiet and peaceful. No... there was a track hoe at the river moving rocks and boulders making too much noise for fishing or enjoying ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Appaloosa One is Minutes Away From Downtown Cherokee & Harris Casino
Panther Creek Cabins
3 out of 5
3415 Wrights Creek Road, Cherokee, NC
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4.69 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (34 reviews)

"I thought we didn't have hot water at first. Turns out the the knobs were mismatched; C for hot water and H for cold water. This is a bares bones place, but it's peaceful with creek running right behind property."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Panther Creek Cabins
Drama Inn
2 out of 5
462 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC
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2.6 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (96 reviews)

"Could do with some updating,but it was ok."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Drama Inn

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El Camino Motel
2 out of 5
15 Paint Town Rd., Cherokee, NC
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The price is $89 per night
3.5 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (118 reviews)

"We thought there was bed bugs we itched and it was not fun"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

El Camino Motel
Charming Waterfront Cabin On The Oconaluftee River we Call " The Love Nest"
4.8/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)
We loved the quiet time and the cool air

"We would come back again"…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Charming Waterfront Cabin On The Oconaluftee River we Call " The Love Nest"
Baymont by Wyndham Cherokee Smoky Mountains
2.5 out of 5
1455 Acquoni Road, Cherokee, NC
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The price is $76 per night
2.55 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)

"I like the location. It’s a bit away from the active area, but close enough to be convenient to everything. It is in a nice setting. We saw 2 large deer and a wild rabbit during our stay. Lovely. The check was easy and the reception was friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Cherokee Smoky Mountains
Super 8 by Wyndham Cherokee
2.5 out of 5
1223 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC
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The price is $68 per night
2.91 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"Easy check in & quite stay. Relaxing stay. Recommended"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Cherokee
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cherokee
2 out of 5
674 Casino Trail, Cherokee, NC
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The price is $85 per night
3.96 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (994 reviews)

"Everything was great. I enjoyed myself with the beauty of the mountains."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cherokee
Days Inn by Wyndham Cherokee Near Casino
2 out of 5
660 Painttown Road, US 19 North/660 Painttown Rd, Cherokee, NC
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The price is $76 per night
3.94 mi from city center
3.3/5 (619 reviews)

"It was convenient next to the casino and the room was nice and clean"…"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Cherokee Near Casino
Fairfield Inn Suites by Marriott Cherokee
2.5 out of 5
568 Paint Town Road, Cherokee, NC
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The price is $119 per night
3.89 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (686 reviews)

"It was in walking distance for casino..Was being renovated but that was needed and looks really nice now.."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Fairfield Inn Suites by Marriott Cherokee
Cherokee Lodge
2.5 out of 5
1593 Acquoni Road, Cherokee, NC
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The price is $75 per night
2.06 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (521 reviews)

"Staff was friendly and helpful the pool could have been a little cleaner room was clean no WiFi"…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Cherokee Lodge
Cherokee Grand Hotel
2.5 out of 5
196 Paint Town Rd, Cherokee, NC
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The price is $73 per night
3.63 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (1,006 reviews)

"All of the staff were friendly especially the young man that checked us in."…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Cherokee Grand Hotel
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
4 out of 5
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC
The price is $134 per night
3.97 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (880 reviews)

"Every facet of Hospitality is done to the utmost degree of perfection."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Great Smokies Inn Cherokee
2.5 out of 5
1636 Acquoni Rd, Cherokee, NC
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The price is $76 per night
2.05 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (373 reviews)

"The beds were comfortable. There’s a pretty nice pool there and it’s close to area restaurants and shopping. I would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Great Smokies Inn Cherokee
Hampton Inn Cherokee
2.5 out of 5
185 Tsalagi Rd, Cherokee, NC
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The price is $88 per night
2.97 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (781 reviews)

"Nice location. Close to shopping, river tubing and other family oriented activites."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Hampton Inn Cherokee
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Visiting Cherokee

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Cherokee, and visitors give high marks for the casinos, magnificent mountain views, and riverfront. Tourists who journey to this quaint city can discover its theaters, entertainment choices, and museums. Top sights in the city include Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, and Cataloochee Ski Area.

  • There are 773 hotels and other accommodations in Cherokee
  • The closest major airport is in Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), 43.9 mi (70.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), 44.2 mi (71.1 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Cherokee

The city is well known for its theaters and museums, and cultural venues include Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Wheels Through Time Museum, and Cherokee Welcome Center. Attractions like Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo, and Bryson City Gem Mine are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Oconaluftee Indian Village, Smokey Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine, and Mingus Mill.

In Cherokee, there are 773 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Here are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Owl's Perch - With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a terrace, along with an in-room kitchenette. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and quiet location.
  • Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast - Our customers love the helpful staff and clean rooms at this B&B. This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road - This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its breakfast and central location.

Other top sights in Cherokee include Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cataloochee Ski Area. Popular places to see around the area include Gatlinburg Convention Center, located 19.4 mi (31.2 km) from the city center, and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, which is 19.6 mi (31.5 km) away.

Dressing for Cherokee

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 64°F during the day and 23°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 83°F, while the average at night is 35°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 84°F with nighttime averages of 48°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 73°F and nighttime averages of 24°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Cherokee is 54.15 inches
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 83°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 25°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Cherokee?
The Owl’s Perch is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star B&B offers free parking and private balconies. Other top choices based on reviews include Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast and The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Cherokee, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals available in Cherokee.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Cherokee?
For more information about updating your trip to Cherokee or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Cherokee?
Based on reviews, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cherokee is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Econo Lodge and Travelowe’s Motel.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Cherokee?
Sleep Inn Bryson City - Cherokee Area is a hotel with free parking and free cribs, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Attractions like Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and Bryson City Gem Mine are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Cherokee?
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cherokee is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a seasonal outdoor pool and laundry facilities for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Grandview Lodge and Drama Inn.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Harrahs Cherokee Casino?
Adjacent to Harrahs Cherokee Casino, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a casino. Other good options close by include Cherokee Grand Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cherokee / Casino.
What about the best place to stay near Great Smoky Mountains National Park?
One of the top choices for your stay is Glenstone Lodge, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg and The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg are other good choices within the surrounding area.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Cherokee?
The Chalet Suites Boutique Hotel is a favorite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring free breakfast and free parking.
What's the best accommodation if you'd like to visit the local casinos in Cherokee?
Rolling Hills Lodge is a top hotel featuring a casino shuttle and free breakfast. Other good options to try your luck include Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Cherokee Grand Hotel.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Cherokee?
Quality Inn & Suites Maggie Valley - Cherokee Area is a hotel featuring free breakfast and an indoor pool, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Ramada by Wyndham Maggie Valley and Travelowe’s Motel. Visit Smoky Mountain Country Club, Sequoyah National Golf Club, or Lake Junaluska Golf Course to perfect your golf swing.
What's the best accommodation for a ski vacation in Cherokee?
Based on our travel data, Travelowe’s Motel is a top property for hitting the ski slopes, and features free WiFi and a seasonal outdoor pool. Other good choices for your stay near the slopes include Four Seasons Inn and Quality Inn & Suites Maggie Valley - Cherokee Area. Those looking to ski or snowboard can spend their days at Cataloochee Ski Area.

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