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Featured Motels in Cherokee

Blue Ridge Inn
2 out of 5
756 W Main St., Sylva, NC
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The price is $90 per night

Situated in a national park, this motel is 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from Western Carolina University and 11.5 mi (18.6 km) from Blue Ridge Parkway Balsam Entrance. Smoky ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (587 reviews)

"The property is older but very clean. The management is super responsive to all needs. The rooms are spacious. We enjoyed our stay and will be back."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Blue Ridge Inn
 Qualla Cabins and Motel near Cherokee Casino
2 out of 5
125 Tee Pee Drive, Whittier, NC
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The price is $64 per night

Situated in the mountains, this motel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Cherokee Bear Zoo and within 3 mi (5 km) of Oconaluftee Islands Park and Eastern Cherokee ...

3.6/5Good! (494 reviews)

"Nice place but needs paint, updating, new property signs are a must. Bed was comfortable, clean except for many webs in all corners and 3 spiders!!! Quiet with nice stream running by the cabins. Motel looked rather shabby."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Qualla Cabins and Motel near Cherokee Casino
Phillips Historic Motel & Cottages
2 out of 5
290 N Main St, Robbinsville, NC
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The price is $67 per night

Located in the heart of Robbinsville, this motel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, and Fontana Lake. ...

3.7/5Good! (74 reviews)

"Nice mom and pop hotel. Clean and safe area. Easy parking."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Phillips Historic Motel & Cottages
Super 6
2 out of 5
79 Liner Cove Rd, Waynesville, NC
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The price is $80 per night

Situated in Waynesville, this motel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Waynesville Recreation Center and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Lake Junaluska Golf Course. Queen's Farm Stables ...

3.6/5Good! (524 reviews)

"The staff is very helpful and accommodating if you ask for something specific. The view is great."…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Super 6
Jonathan Creek Inn and Villas
2 out of 5
4324 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC
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The price is $80 per night

Situated in Maggie Valley, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Maggie Valley Gem Mine and Maggie Valley Opry House. Stompin' Ground and Wheels Through Time ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (536 reviews)

"It was very nice and cozy the front desk people was very nice"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Jonathan Creek Inn and Villas
Econo Lodge
2 out of 5
20 River Rd., Highway US 19, Cherokee, NC
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The price is $59 per night

Situated in the mountains, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Oconaluftee Islands Park and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Eastern ...

4.2/5Very Good! (536 reviews)

"Customer service was prompt and knowledgeable the room was clean, its not fancy but we only needed to sleep so it served its purpose!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Econo Lodge
Travelowe's Motel
2 out of 5
3194 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC
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The price is $65 per night

Located in the heart of Maggie Valley, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Wheels Through Time Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Soco Falls and Cataloochee Ski ...

3.8/5Good! (6 reviews)
nice stay at travelowes

"Have stayed here a number of times. Staff is always super friendly. Great value for the area."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Travelowe's Motel
Ramada by Wyndham Maggie Valley
2 out of 5
4048 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC
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The price is $120 per night

Situated in the mountains, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stompin' Ground and Wheels Through Time Museum. Soco Falls and Waterrock Knob are also within ...

3.9/5Good! (979 reviews)

"Everything was very clean and staff was super nice."…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Maggie Valley
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

Situated in Cherokee, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Cherokee Bear Zoo and within 3 mi (5 km) of Oconaluftee Islands Park and Santa's Land Family Theme Park ...

3.3/5 (625 reviews)

"It was great very clean. Friendly staff will stay there again"…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Cherokee Near Casino
Quality Inn Cherokee
2.5 out of 5
671 US 441 North Bypass, Cherokee, NC
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The price is $85 per night

Situated in the historical district, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cherokee Bear Zoo and Oconaluftee Islands Park. Eastern Cherokee Agency and Cherokee ...

4.1/5Very Good! (341 reviews)

"Staff was very pleasant, and assisted us with local restaurant questions."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Quality Inn Cherokee
Four Seasons Inn
2 out of 5
4040 Soco Road, Highway 19, Maggie Valley, NC
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The price is $99 per night

Situated on the Strip, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Maggie Valley Gem Mine and Maggie Valley Opry House. Stompin' Ground and Wheels Through Time ...

4.3/5Excellent! (415 reviews)

"Clean, quiet and check in and out was easy. We loved staying on the water....wished they were private balconies but all is well...."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Four Seasons Inn
Laurel Park Inn
2 out of 5
257 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC
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The price is $59 per night

Situated in Maggie Valley, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Queen's Farm Stables, Wheels Through Time Museum, and Stompin' Ground. Lake Junaluska Golf Course ...

4.1/5Very Good! (105 reviews)

"Was great for the money Check in was fast Staff was very nice Would stay again"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Laurel Park Inn
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cherokee / Casino
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cherokee / Casino
2.5 out of 5
376 Paint Town Rd, Cherokee, NC
The price is $109 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"The ice machine didn't work on the 1st level. Knats were all in the room. It was very bad!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cherokee / Casino
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
4 out of 5
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC
The price is $134 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (888 reviews)

"Stayed during Covid. Everything was very clean and sanitized. All staff and guests were wearing masks and people were often sanitizing slot machines, high traffic areas, etc. Worst part of this was I wanted to play Roulette and was even talking about playing 22. I had to wait for them to wipe it ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Chestnut Tree Inn Cherokee
Chestnut Tree Inn Cherokee
3 out of 5
37 Tsalagi Rd, Cherokee, NC
The price is $73 per night
4/5Very Good! (958 reviews)

"The property you clean and very nice the rooms and everything was great.when I come back I will be coming to chestnut tree"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Chestnut Tree Inn Cherokee
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Cherokee Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are 24 low-cost motels in Cherokee among the more than 839 hotels and other lodging choices. These budget-friendly accommodations can help you cut costs when compared with traditional hotels, which have more amenities but ones you may never use.

Because you'll save on your room, you can enjoy more of what Cherokee has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, and Cataloochee Ski Area.

Fun fact: Motels made their debut in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the weary traveler taking a road trip along the major roadways of America. Motel properties often have free parking, and many also include an outdoor pool.

Here are some of Expedia customers' recommended Cherokee motels to choose from:

Cherokee Lodge

  • Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Days Inn by Wyndham Cherokee Near Casino

  • An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • It's located within a short 6-minute drive of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Qualla Cabins and Motel near Cherokee Casino

  • Enjoy access to the casino, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • Stay within a short 6-minute drive of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Castlewood Inn

  • It's located within a 20-minute drive of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cataloochee Ski Area.
  • Free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities are available during your stay.

Ramada by Wyndham Maggie Valley

  • Stay within a 20-minute drive of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cataloochee Ski Area.
  • Enjoy access to the indoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

What to Do in Cherokee

Enjoy the scenic riverfront and majestic mountain landscape in this quaint area while you're sightseeing. Visitors like Cherokee for the theater scene, museums, and waterfalls.

Here are some popular places:

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • Cataloochee Ski Area

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Oconaluftee Islands Park
  • Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond
  • Mingo Falls

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo
  • Bryson City Gem Mine
  • Cherokee Bear Zoo

Best Time to Visit Cherokee

Figure out the ideal time to visit Cherokee by checking the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 64° F and nighttime temperatures average 23° F
  • April-June: 83° F is the daytime average and 35° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 84° F and nighttime averages are around 48° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 73° F during the day and 24° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 54.21 inches in a year

How to Get to Cherokee and Around the Area

Cherokee Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson) Airport 43.9 mi (70.6 km)
Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional) Airport 44.2 mi (71.1 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Cherokee?
When you save on your room price, you can enjoy more of what Cherokee has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Harrahs Cherokee Casino, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.
What are motels like?
When you stay at a motel, you’ll often find an outdoor pool and a free parking spot. With a stay at a motel, you’ll usually access your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. The word “motel” was conceived in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel.
What are the best motels in Cherokee?
Qualla Cabins and Motel near Cherokee Casino: Stay within a quick 2-minute drive of Harrahs Cherokee Casino. Enjoy access to the casino, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Days Inn by Wyndham Cherokee Near Casino: Free breakfast and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like an LED TV. It’s located within a quick 1-minute drive of Harrahs Cherokee Casino. Ramada by Wyndham Maggie Valley: Enjoy access to the indoor pool, and freebies including breakfast and WiFi. If driving, you’ll be within 20 minutes of Cataloochee Ski Area. Cherokee Lodge: It’s located within a quick 2-minute drive of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and parking are available during your stay. Blue Ridge Inn: Stay within a 20-minute drive of Harrahs Cherokee Casino and Western Carolina University. Enjoy access to the parking, and freebies including breakfast and WiFi.
What things can I to do in Cherokee?
Enjoy the majestic mountain landscape and scenic riverfront in this quaint area while you’re sightseeing. Visitors like Cherokee for the theater scene, museums, and waterfalls. Some popular places to visit include Harrahs Cherokee Casino, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Soco Falls, Cataloochee Valley, and Lake Glenville. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Bryson City Gem Mine, Santa’s Land Family Theme Park and Zoo, and Smokey Mountain Trains Museum.
What's the seasonal weather like in Cherokee?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 70°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 40°F. Average annual rainfall for Cherokee is 54 inches.
How can I get around Cherokee?
Fly into McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), which is located 43.9 mi (70.6 km) away. Otherwise, you can search for flights to Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), which is 44.2 mi (71.1 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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