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“Modern MidCentury”
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Sunset Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Brevard
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24 reviews
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“Modern MidCentury”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Motel is a great deal. Loved the Mid Century Modern decor, and rooms were super clean. Just what we were looking for. Brevard is a great town and is so lucky to have the Sunset there. I would definitly stay there again. One minor complaint were the very loud couple in next room who decided to take their argument to a very loud level and then returned from a night on the town to continue it...

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This old motel is right out of the 50's! We loved being able to park at our front door and not have anyone above or below us. The motel is old, but it has been spiffed up with a 50's theme. The room was very clean and the beds must be new and are super comfy! You can check in at 3 pm and you do not have to check out until 11 am, which is better than most.


The motel is on a busy highway and you do hear the traffic noise. Based on another review I read, I requested a room on the backside. The man taking the reservation said all of the double queen rooms were on the backside, and that was the type of room we had. However, when we checked in I discovered that our room was not on the backside. When I told the office lady that we were suppose to have a room on the backside, she said that there were no double queens on the backside, only efficiencies. .So we were on the front and heard the traffic, but
it was not too bad.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Stayed two nights and really enjoyed. The room was very clean and loved the decor. Will definitely stay there again when in the area!!!
Take in the waterfalls. They were breathtaking. Just wish I could have seen a white squirrel!!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We rented three rooms here in early August, 2014. I looked at all three rooms. Each was neat, clean, with refreshing, artistic decor--clearly the work of an owner who knew her art. The price was reasonable, everything worked, and it had a fun, quirky feel to it. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Stopped during a motorcycle trip, Lori the owner was very gracious and accommodating. Very enjoyable stay. Loved the room very 50's. Will definitely stay again next year. Cannot say enough. Brevard has a vey bohemian atmosphere. Refreshing

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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SunsetOwner, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review, 15 October 2014
You are kind to take the time to write such a nice review! We hope you find your way back here! Lori
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Siler City, North Carolina
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

I have stayed at the Sunset Motel several times over the past 6 months. Lori knows my name and is unfailingly friendly. I've had different rooms each time and each room was sparking clean. The beds are comfortable, the decor varies from room to room and is fun and interesting. It's like taking a step back in time - the kind of place where travelers are welcome. And as I come up to mountains with my dogs, I especially love that dogs are allowed. Lori will even a provide bed sheets for your dog if you have a dog that gets up on the bed. The price is reasonable, the staff is hospitable, the location superb. I simply love staying here and would stay no where else when I'm in town.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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SunsetOwner, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review, 15 October 2014
Thank you so much for your generous review. We enjoy having you here and thank you for your continued patronage. You are always cheery, friendly and a pleasure to have here (looks like I'm doing a review of you now!:). We appreciate you! Lori
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Every room is different. Some are quieter, some are noisier, some have better wifi. Each is decorated special. Last time we were in the wonderful cabin. This time we were in one of the rooms on the backside, perfect as we wanted to be away from traffic noise. The backside rooms are sheltered from the rumble of cars. I think we were in #19. Room was cute and very very clean. Kitchen is tiny but.. hello... this is retro 50s... what did you expect? Owner somehow managed to wedge a tiny fridge and microwave in there plus table and chairs. Bedroom wall covered in cute little mirrors and other wall had a gorgeous pull-out 3-panel screen.

My ancient laptop wouldn't talk to her wifi. There's a McD's 5 minutes away that did fine. We're in the gorgeous mountains on a weekend. Email can just wait. I enjoyed being logged out, really.

We will request this room or the cabin next time and we will definitely be back. Owner Lori very receptive and accommodating of requests and takes notes if you spot potential grumbles. I wish more people in hospitality were as hospitable. We still think she's awesome for rescuing this place.

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Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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lorileigh63, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Wow! Thanks for a great review! We are pleased that you appreciate our originality. We are always on the look-out for fun kitschy decor to put in rooms so they are ever-changing. We are glad you enjoy our cottage. It is one of our most requested options. We hope to see you again! Lori
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Property: Sunset Motel
Address: 523 S Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712-4044
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Brevard
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Brevard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunset Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sunset Motel is a hip, unique and affordable 50's roadside motor court that has been lovingly "retrovated" with modern amenities (Wifi,mini fridge,microwave,coffee maker,blow dryer,flat-screen TV,HBO,Cable). We are always improving! Our little blast-from-the-past is centrally located between DuPont & Pisgah Forests and within walking distance to downtown. Each room is unique and all but one are on ground-level, 2 with kitchens, 3 with kitchenettes.Lounge about on our patio in vintage chairs and strike up a conversation with other guests over a glass of your fave libation. We offer the best of Southern hospitality. Come as our guest. Leave as our friend! ... more   less 
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