Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites

248 Wbi Dr., Dillsboro, NC 28725 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-219-2797
2.5 Star Property
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  • Includes an indoor pool
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • 65 rooms in hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • 26 suites in property
  • Check-in time: 04:00
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 7.9/10

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Local Attractions

Tuckasegee River, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Harrah's Casino, Cherokee, Gem Mining, Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Tubing, Guided Tours, Skiing, Local Shops and Restaurants, Western Carolina University and more

Verified Reviews of Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Everything as advertised and MORE."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
This was our first stay after hearing about this Hidden Jewel. Everything was excellent! The view from the rooms (facing the river), the sitting areas outside, the breakfast, cleanliness, hotel employees.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
22-Apr-2024 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Apr 20 to Mon Apr 22 2024 at a $173.79 average nightly rate.
"Wonderful location and excellent service!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Wonderful location and excellent service!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Nov-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Nov 23 to Fri Nov 24 2023 at a $127.99 average nightly rate.
"Very Nice Staff"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Staff was very nice.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
17-Oct-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Oct 12 to Sun Oct 15 2023 at a $293.99 average nightly rate.
"Restful and Peaceful!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Went to get some rest and some quiet time and that's what we did, already thinking about going back.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
30-Aug-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Aug 27 to Wed Aug 30 2023 at a $109.55 average nightly rate.
"Friendly staff, excellent breakfast, wonderful view."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Friendly staff, excellent breakfast, wonderful view.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Jul-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Jul 24 to Thu Jul 27 2023 at a $135.99 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 722 guest reviews

Property Description

Discover this Dillsboro, North Carolina hotel offering a convenient location on the Tuckasegee River, close to Sylva and central to everything Western North Carolina has to offer. With unbeatable value, a great location and unparalleled Tuckasegee River and Great Smoky Mountain views, all of our guests love this Dillsboro hotel.Located within walking distance to downtown historic Dillsboro, the BEST WESTERN PLUS River Escape Inn & Suites is perfect for those who want to explore the area. Other area attractions also include Western Carolina University, Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Asheville, and more. No matter what you want to see, do, or experience while in town, we guarantee you'll find it just a short distance from this Dillsboro hotel. Inside the 100% non-smoking BEST WESTERN PLUS River Escape Inn & Suites, guests will find that the hotel's sixty-five well-appointed, impeccably clean and spacious guest rooms each come complete with cable television free high-speed Internet access and all the comforts of home. Other amenities at this Dillsboro hotel also include a complimentary full hot breakfast each morning, an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, large river deck with rocking chairs and a fitness center. Some rooms at this hotel in Dillsboro also feature a picturesque view of the tranquil Great Smoky Mountains and the Tuckasegee River, and the model train in the lobby is popular with both adults and kids. Those traveling to this Dillsboro Best Western on business will appreciate our on-site banquet facilities, in addition to a close proximity to corporate locations such as Duke Energy, Aramark, Jackson Paper, Medwest Hospitals, and Western Carolina University.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 04:00
Check Out: 11:00
Floors: 3
Rooms: 65
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 65
Handicap Rooms: 0
Suites: 26
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 792 sq. feet
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: -
Pool Info: We offer an indoor pool
Policies / Expenses
48hrs from arrivel date
Nightly Parking: -
Typical Group Deposit: 0
Total Taxes: 11.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 4.00%

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Elevator
  • Fax available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Office or business center
  • Refrigerator
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Voicemail

Breakfast Information

Free Hot Breakfast

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Parking Info

Free parking

Internet / WiFI

Free WiFI

About Best Western Plus

  • Best Western Plus offers upgraded bath amenities, an in-room mini-fridge, and a spacious work desk
  • Fitness room, laundry room, and business center also available
  • FREE high-speed internet, local calls, and long distance access
  • Breakfast is available
  • For the upper mid-scale market, including upgraded amenities and enhanced style and comfort.

The Best Western Plus highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Suggested AI Generated Itinerary

    Day 1

  • Breakfast: The Coffee Shoppe, a cozy cafe serving delicious breakfast options, is located 1 mile from the hotel.
  • Lunch: Haywood Smokehouse, a popular BBQ joint offering mouthwatering smoked meats, is located 3 miles from the hotel.
  • Dinner: The Jarrett House, a historic Southern-style restaurant known for its fried chicken and homemade desserts, is located 2 miles from the hotel.
  • Activity: Take a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, located 10 miles from the hotel, and enjoy breathtaking mountain views.
  • Day 2

  • Breakfast: The Farmhouse Kitchen, a charming farm-to-table restaurant, is located 1.5 miles from the hotel.
  • Lunch: The Well House, a cozy cafe known for its homemade soups and sandwiches, is located 1 mile from the hotel.
  • Dinner: The Dillsboro Smokehouse, a local favorite for its smoked ribs and pulled pork, is located 0.5 miles from the hotel.
  • Activity: Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located 15 miles from the hotel, and hike to picturesque waterfalls.
  • Day 3

  • Breakfast: The High Test Deli & Sweet Shop, a delightful deli serving breakfast sandwiches and pastries, is located 1.2 miles from the hotel.
  • Lunch: The Rivers End Restaurant, a waterfront eatery specializing in seafood dishes, is located 2 miles from the hotel.
  • Dinner: The Lulu's on Main, a trendy restaurant offering a diverse menu and live music, is located 0.8 miles from the hotel.
  • Activity: Visit the Biltmore Estate, a grand mansion and gardens, located 40 miles from the hotel, and immerse yourself in its rich history.

Previously known as:
Best Western River Escape Inn & Suites

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites.

Feel free to use the Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Dillsboro event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Tuckaseegee Room 24 x 33 x 0 792--/--------------/--------
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Tuckaseegee Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
792 Sq. Mi
24 x 33 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

FAQs about Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites

What time is check in?

Check in time is 04:00 based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites have?

There are 65 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites?

Free Hot Breakfast

What parking is available at Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites?

Free parking

How much does internet cost?

Free WiFI

Is there a pool at Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. We offer an indoor pool.


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