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Cherokee North Carolina Hotels & Motels

Find accommodations in Cherokee with the hotel list provided below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Cherokee, NC for your personal leisure or group travel. Discover the most favored Cherokee, North Carolina motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Cherokee area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Cherokee hotels. Planning a group? Lock in Cherokee Group Hotel Discounts

The Cherokee center point is about 1 mile north of Cherokee Indian Reservation and 1 mile north of Ceremonial Grounds.

As a major center for Cherokee Nation culture and a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it's no wonder Cherokee is a popular destination in western North Carolina. From history to culture to nature, discover all that Cherokee has to offer. More from this guide...

Cherokee Hotels & Accommodations

Fairfield Inn & Suites
+1-888-389-4121
568 Painttown Rd., Cherokee, NC 28719
  • Midscale Mountain property
  • Hotel has 20 suites
  • Clean bathroom
  • No microwave
From$107
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Great Smokies Inn in Cherokee
+1-888-675-2083
1636 Acquoni, Cherokee, NC 28719
  • Midscale Mountain hotel
  • Check-in: 3pm
From$65
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Baymont Inn & Suites Cherokee Smoky Mountains
+1-800-716-8490
1455 Acquoni Rd., Cherokee, NC 28719
  • Cheap hotel
  • Check-in time: 12:00 PM
Super 8 : 1223 Tsali Blvd.
+1-800-805-5223
1223 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, NC 28719
  • 2-star Mountain property
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$60
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn Cherokee in Cherokee
+1-888-965-1860
185 Tsalagi Rd., Cherokee, NC 28719
  • Mid-scale Mountain hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Perfectly clean
  • Great places to eat
From$112
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Holiday Inn Exp Stes Cherokee : 376 Painttown Rd.
+1-888-788-5576
376 Painttown Rd., Cherokee, NC 28719
  • 2-star Mountain property
  • 93 rooms in property
Chestnut Tree Inn in Cherokee
+1-888-897-9207
37 Tsalagi Rd., Cherokee, NC 28719
  • Midscale Mountain hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Rodeway Inn & Suites on the River
+1-888-311-4278
44 Tsalagi Rd., Asheville, NC 28719 ~2.63 miles southwest of Cherokee
  • 2 star property
  • Check-in: 15:00
From$60
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Econo Lodge - Cherokee
+1-888-469-4795
20 River Rd., Cherokee, NC 28719
  • Two star property
  • Comp. Breakfast
Quality Inn Cherokee - Cherokee
+1-888-734-9421
671 Us 441 North Bypass, Cherokee, NC 28719
  • Affordable Riverfront property
  • Check in time: 11:00
Days Inn Cherokee Near Casino
+1-888-841-5292
660 Painttown Rd., Cherokee, NC 28719
  • Economical hotel
Microtel Inn & Suites Cherokee North Carolina : 674 Casino Trail
+1-888-455-5160
674 Casino Trail, Cherokee, NC 28719
  • 2 star Mountain hotel
  • Hotel has 62 rooms
  • Clean pool area
  • Effortless check in and out
Microtel Inn & Suites of Bryson City in Bryson City
+1-888-965-8297
82 Songbird Forest Rd., Bryson City, NC 28713 ~9.23 miles southwest of Cherokee
  • Economy hotel
  • Check in: 4:PM
  • Reception is all right
  • Modern Hotel
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
+1-888-906-6358
89 Rufus Robinson Rd., Sylva, NC 28779 ~9.42 miles south of Cherokee
  • Low priced Mountain hotel
  • 58 rooms in hotel
Jarrett House - Dillsboro
+1-888-749-6785
518 Haywood Rd., Dillsboro, NC 28725 ~9.47 miles south of Cherokee
  • Three Star property
Sleep Inn in Bryson City
+1-888-878-9982
500 Veterans Blvd., Bryson City, NC 28713 ~9.50 miles southwest of Cherokee
  • 3-star property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • All guests thought the tv was sub-standard
  • Quiet for sleeping
From$65
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Mckinley Edwards Inn : 208 Arlington Ave.
+1-888-389-4485
208 Arlington Ave., Bryson City, NC 28713 ~9.70 miles southwest of Cherokee
  • Affordable Mountain property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
Riverbend Lodging - Bryson City
+1-888-389-4121
470 Highway 19 South, Bryson City, NC 28713 ~9.89 miles southwest of Cherokee
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check in: 14:00
From$90
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Dillsboro Western - Sylva
+1-888-675-2083
26 Rufus Robinson Rd., Sylva, NC 28779 ~10.31 miles south of Cherokee
  • 3-star Mountain hotel
  • Fitness center on property
Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites in Dillsboro
+1-800-716-8490
248 Wbi Dr., Dillsboro, NC 28725 ~10.38 miles south of Cherokee
  • Three Star Riverfront hotel
  • Check in: 03:00
Quality Inn
+1-800-805-5223
2807 Highway 74 East, Sylva, NC 28779 ~10.95 miles southeast of Cherokee
  • 3 star Mountain hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Jonathan Creek Inn & Villas
+1-888-965-1860
4324 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 ~12.03 miles east of Cherokee
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Check-in time: 14:00
Comfort Inn of Sylva in Sylva
+1-888-788-5576
1235 East Main St., Sylva, NC 28779 ~12.13 miles southeast of Cherokee
  • Economy Mountain property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Ramada by Wyndham Maggie Valley : 4048 Soco Rd.
+1-888-897-9207
4048 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 ~12.28 miles east of Cherokee
  • Economical Beach property
  • 46 rooms in hotel
Best Western Mountainbrook Inn : 3811 Soco Rd. Route 19
+1-888-311-4278
3811 Soco Rd. Route 19, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 ~12.54 miles east of Cherokee
  • Two star Resort hotel
  • 2 floors in property
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Cherokee Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Cherokee, NC discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Cherokee hotel for each day and each star rating category.

When to Visit Cherokee, NC

Thanks to its mountainous location in western North Carolina, Cherokee enjoys four distinct seasons each year. Winters are cold, with lows in the 20s and about 5 inches of snow throughout the season. The weather warms up in the spring and fall, with temperatures in the 70s. Summer is prime time in Cherokee, thanks to the weather and many events. Since hotels are pricey during this season, be sure to book in advance or seek out special deals.

While summer is festival season in Cherokee, this area is home to many community events throughout the year. The spring season kicks off with Cherokee's Annual Opening Day Fishing Tournament, which includes a competition and plenty of family fun. In June, the annual Cherokee Voices Festival attracts visitors from all over to see dance performances, listen to Cherokee music and storytelling, and peruse lovely arts and crafts. This free event takes place at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

The Cherokee Bonfire and Music on the River heat things up on Saturdays throughout the summer, and the annual Brew BQ brings the best barbecue in the Carolinas to town in late August. In early September, don't miss the Seven Clans Rodeo, with bull riding, roping competitions, and rodeo clowns.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Cherokee, NC:

seasonality of hotel rates in Cherokee

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average price patterns by star rating class in Cherokee, NC. Analyze these line graphs to calculate the cheapest dates to make a reservation in Cherokee for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Cherokee, NC

4 Star Average Prices: $339.00

Upgrade your stay in the Cherokee area at the top-rated upscale hotels.

When you want extra space and great service, plan your getaway at the Hampton Inn Cherokee. This upscale hotel is in the center of town and just minutes from everything that Cherokee has to offer. Guests rave about the friendly vibe, efficient service, convenient location, and delicious breakfast. You'll love the comfortable pillow-top bed and free Wi-Fi in your room as well as the hotel's seasonal outdoor pool. In the morning, sit down to a free breakfast buffet, or take an On the Run breakfast bag to go.

For a touch of vintage class, book your stay at the Cherokee Grand Hotel, located right in the center of the action. Guest rooms feature plush pillow-top beds with down comforters, and the hotel offers an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. Want to try your luck at the casino? Hop on the complimentary shuttle, and make your way to the slots.

One of the hottest spots in town, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort has everything you need for a memorable stay. Relax in your Mountain Tower Luxury or a Creek Tower Premium room, and get ready to enjoy the on-site spa, indoor pool, or nightclub. Dine at one of 10 on-site restaurants, have a drink at the poolside bar, or live it up at the casino. Harrah's 21,000-square-foot event space is ideal for unforgettable functions.

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Cherokee, NC

3 Star Average Prices: $117.34

Travel to Cherokee on even the smallest budget when you book a room at the area's most affordable hotels.

If you're just looking for the basics on your trip to the Cherokee area, the Econo Lodge could be the perfect fit for your group. Room types range from standard doubles to standard kings, and all include essentials like minifridges, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs. If you want to relax outside of the room, cozy up near the lobby fireplace, where you can take advantage of the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Kids 18 and under stay free with parents, which makes the Econo Lodge ideal for family vacations.

Located near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, the Great Smokies Inn Cherokee offers easy access to the Cherokee Fun Park and Harrah's Casino. This family-friendly hotel has over 150 guest rooms equipped with coffee makers, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with cable. Go for a swim in the outdoor pool on a hot North Carolina Day, or get help from the front desk staff to book local tours. With free coffee in the lobby area and a 24-hour business center, you'll find everything you need for a wallet-friendly price.

Nestled in the heart of Cherokee, the Baymont Inn & Suites Cherokee Smoky Mountains is just minutes from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, the Cherokee Mountainside Theatre, and the Cherokee Welcome Center. Whether you choose a standard room or a suite, your guest room is equipped with basics like a minifridge, microwave, LED TV, and free Wi-Fi. Start your day with the hotel's free continental breakfast, and spend the afternoon in the outdoor pool. With this many amenities, the Baymont Inn & Suites is ideal for an extended stay in the Cherokee area.

Located right off Highway 19, the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cherokee offers easy access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other area attractions. All 60 guest rooms have free Wi-Fi, workspaces, and flat-screen TVs, and the hotel offers an outdoor pool and picnic area. Minifridges and microwaves are available for an extra fee, and the hotel also has a surcharge for pets or roll away beds. Get a great night's sleep on a signature DreamWell bed, and wake up to a free breakfast bar with hot and cold options.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Cherokee

2 Star Average Prices: $93.30

2 Star Hotel Prices in Cherokee

Best Hotel Discounts in Cherokee, NC

With group hotel discounts, you can save 10 percent or more on Cherokee rooms. AAA members can save at the Rodeway Inn & Suites on the River and the Hampton Inn Cherokee. AARP members and seniors get discounts at the Quality Inn Cherokee and the Fairmont Inn Suites by Marriott Cherokee. Government employees and members of the military get low rates at the Days Inn Cherokee Near Casino and other local hotels.

Best Value Options in Cherokee, NC

You'll find great digs in convenient locations when you stay at the best midrange hotels in Cherokee.

Located on the east side of town, the Days Inn Cherokee Near Casino is steps from Harrah's Casino and minutes from everything else. The front desk staff offers help with booking tours and tickets, so you can make the most of your time in the area. At the hotel, enjoy the outdoor pool and take your pick from 52 guest rooms equipped with LED TVs, minifridges, and workspaces. Fuel up for the day with a complimentary Daybreak Breakfast buffet.

At the Rodeway Inn & Suites on the River, you'll be right in the center of town and minutes from Oconaluftee Islands Park. Room types range from standard doubles to queen and king suites, some of which include mountain views or private balconies. All rooms include essentials like flat-screen TVs with cable and complimentary wireless internet access. After a fun day in the area, cool down in the seasonal outdoor pool or go for a soak in the hotel's hot tub.

When you book a room at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cherokee / Casino, you can look forward to a convenient location, friendly service, and comfortable rooms. All 93 rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, so you can plan excursions, along with coffee makers that let you start your day on the right foot. Don't miss the hotel's complimentary continental breakfast, which includes eggs, bacon, signature cinnamon rolls, and much more.

At the Quality Inn Cherokee, you'll be right in the center of it all, just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Harrah's Casino, and much more. You'll feel right at home in the Quality Inn's spacious suites, which include coffee makers and free Wi-Fi, and you can look forward to an afternoon of sunbathing by the seasonal outdoor pool. When you're ready to head to the casino, just hop on the free shuttle for a hassle-free ride.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in Cherokee, NC

If you're looking for outdoor adventure, you'll find it in the Cherokee area. Golfers won't want to miss the chance to tee off at the Sequoyah National Golf Club, an 18-hole course with stunning views of the mountains. For a short but rewarding hike, make your way to Mingo Falls, an awe-inspiring 200-foot waterfall.

If you're looking for big adventure, head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just minutes from Cherokee. Whether you want to go hiking, fishing, mountain biking, or wildlife spotting, this is the place. You can also drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway for scenic views, hiking, fishing, and more.

Learn about the history of the Cherokee area with a visit to the Oconaluftee Indian Village, a recreated historic village that dates back to 1760. Tour the Museum of the Cherokee Indian to discover more about the history and culture of the area, and visit the Qualla Arts and Crafts center to witness arts and crafts as they're made.

From fascinating historic attractions to the great outdoors, this Great Smoky Mountains destination has it all. Plan your visit to Cherokee, and get ready to start exploring.

FAQs about hotels in Cherokee

What are the most favored hotels in Cherokee?

Mckinley Edwards Inn, Baymont Inn & Suites Cherokee Smoky Mountains and Sleep Inn are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most up-scale hotels in Cherokee?

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa, Fairfield Inn & Suites and Great Smokies Inn are the top 3 luxury hotels near Cherokee city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Cherokee?

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Great Smokies Inn, and Baymont Inn & Suites Cherokee Smoky Mountains are the properties closest to Cherokee city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Cherokee cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Cherokee can be as cheap as $93.30 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Cherokee cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Cherokee has been $117.34 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a high-end hotel in Cherokee cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Cherokee has been $339.00 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Cherokee?

Mckinley Edwards Inn, Bent Creek Resort and Great Smokies Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Cherokee?

Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg and Fairfield Inn & Suites are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Cherokee?

Sleep Inn, Comfort Inn of Sylva and Rodeway Inn & Suites on the River are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in Cherokee?

Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites, Best Western Smoky Mountain Inn and Best Western Mountainbrook Inn are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Cherokee?

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Dillsboro Western, Holiday Inn Club Vacations Smoky Mountain Resor and Holiday Inn Express Gatlinburg Downtown are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler guest reviews of Cherokee, NC

Below are reviews of the city of Cherokee, NC from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great"
Score 5.0 / 5

Everyone in town was nice and casino was great

Nachar B., from 29-Oct-2019
"Love the Mountains"
Score 5.0 / 5

It's close to/in the mountains.

Sonya R., from 24-Oct-2019
"Great"
Score 4.0 / 5

Very nice city.

James E., from 12-Oct-2019
"Hotel is great."
Score 4.0 / 5

I love the Cherokee, been coming there for years. Great experience.

Diana P., from 30-Jul-2019
"Great"
Score 4.0 / 5

I enjoyed going to the casino

Naomi H. M., from 17-Apr-2016
The average traveler rating of the city of Cherokee, NC shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
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