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El Camino Motel
Ranked #22 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a rip0ff?”
Reviewed 7 April 2010

Price was higher than any room in Cherokee. No breakfast. Charged a quarter for ice.
Will never stay again. Very dark and dingy.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2009

I just checked in this motel in Cherokee NC, on walking distance to the Harrah Casino.. Am in room 101, next to the lobby.. Large room, good kingsize bed, clean room and bathroom.. There is a pool and good WiFi service.. So, nothing to complain about.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 August 2009

We stayed on a Friday night in August. The rate was very competitive for a Smokey Mountain motel on a weekend. The bed was very soft and the pillows were large. Coffeemaker in the room. Beautiful scenery and lots of benches around the motel to take a sit. The lady at the front counter was super nice. The location to the casino is great. Less than .5 of a mile to the casino entrance, and it's all Harrahs property (Harrah's parking lot....where you have to park if your going to the casino anyway).For anyone who says it is to far of a walk from the El Camino or the Ramada across the street, Lord help you. There's a great pancake house nearby and a Wendy's across the street. The main shopping/attraction area of Cherokee is less than a mile west. We were very impressed with this hotel and will stay here again when we go to Harrah's. Hotels in the Great Smokey Mountains are hit and miss on this and the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg side. This motel is definitely a hit.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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SC
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Reviewed 31 July 2009

We were traveling with family and 2 grandchildren, 2 and 6 yrs old. Staff and management were very friendly. Rooms were very comfortable and spacey. Pool side is very pretty with beautiful flowers around it. For families with small children, there IS a kiddy pool. We could look out our window and see the mountains back toward Maggie Valley. This is a great motel for relaxing and close to shops. In fact instead of staying just 2 nights, we ended up staying 3 nights. If u are looking for a big fancy motel, this isn't it. For us, this is a great place to stay, relax and we will return again. IF u are into casinos, u can walk or drive from the parking lot to casino next door.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Canton, GA
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Reviewed 29 April 2009

We were very impressed with the staff and room at this hotel. The rooms are huge and very clean. We were checked in very quickly and the manager was very nice and gave us some very good advice on the surrounding areas. We will definitely stay again the next time we are in the area. It is an older hotel but it has been well-maintained. Everything is close by and much easier to get to than the other hotels we have stayed at in the area. The price was much better, of course we just blew our savings at the casino, but we had a really good time.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
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Maryland
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Reviewed 28 April 2008

Kudos to Scott and his wife Christina at El Camino Motel! Having had a pretty bad motorcycle accident during our stay there, they were genuinely concerned for our well-being and very comforting to our daughters who came from Maryland and drove us back home. While our room was very clean and comfortable, the personal attention we received was key, and will never be forgotten! Our heartfelt thanks for such kindness! God Bless them.

Stayed April 2008
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spruce pine nc
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Reviewed 15 December 2007

This place is wonderful we got there late at night there was someone in the office very friendly people the rooms are very nice what a motel needs to be, I would stay there agian and plan to agian soon.

  • Liked — very clean
  • Disliked — I couldn't stay longer
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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Property: El Camino Motel
Address: 15 Paint Town Rd, US 441 Hwy 19, Cherokee, NC 28719-8742
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — El Camino Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a step away from Harrahs Cherokee Casino. We offer smoking & non-smoking rooms. 1 king or 2 queen. It is our pleasure to make your stay pleasant. ... more   less 
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