Econo Lodge

  • 20 River Rd., Highway US 19 , Cherokee, North Carolina 28719
  • 20 River Rd., Highway US 19 , Cherokee, North Carolina - 28719
  • 855-516-1090
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Standard Room, 2 Double Beds (No Pets, Upper Floor, No Elevator)
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds (No Pets, Upper Floor, No Elevator)
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2 Double Beds

Internet - Free WiFi and wired Internet access

In Room Entertainment - 39-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Extra Features - Phone and iron/ironing board (on request)

Pleasure - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Accessibility - Raised toilet seat and wheelchair accessible

Non-Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • AC
  • TV - Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Iron and ironing board - by request
  • Shower-tub combination
  • Phone
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet Seat Raised
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • TV - Cable Service
  • Flat panel TV
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator
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1 King Bed

Internet - Free WiFi and wired Internet access

In Room Entertainment - 39-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Blackout drapes/curtains and linens

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Extra Features - Phone and iron/ironing board (on request)

Pleasure - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Accessibility - Raised toilet seat and wheelchair accessible

Non-Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • AC
  • TV - Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Iron and ironing board - by request
  • Shower-tub combination
  • Phone
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet Seat Raised
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • TV - Cable Service
  • Flat panel TV
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking (No pets)
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking (No pets)
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2 Double Beds

Internet - Free WiFi and wired Internet access

In Room Entertainment - 39-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Extra Features - Phone and iron/ironing board (on request)

Pleasure - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Accessibility - Raised toilet seat and wheelchair accessible

Non-Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • AC
  • TV - Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Iron and ironing board - by request
  • Shower-tub combination
  • Phone
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet Seat Raised
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • TV - Cable Service
  • Flat panel TV
Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking
Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking
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2 Double Beds

Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - 39-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Extra Features - Phone and iron/ironing board (on request)

Pleasure - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Accessibility - Raised toilet seat and wheelchair accessible

Non-Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • AC
  • TV - Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Iron and ironing board - by request
  • Shower-tub combination
  • Phone
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet Seat Raised
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • TV - Cable Service
  • Flat panel TV
 

About The Hotel

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About Econo Lodge Hotel

Hotel Location & Nearby Attractions

When you stay at Econo Lodge in Cherokee, you'll be in the mountains, within a 5-minute drive of Harrahs Cherokee Casino and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This casino motel is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Oconaluftee Islands Park.

Popular Hotel Amenities and Features

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a casino, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and a fireplace in the lobby.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.

Restaurants, Bars, Lounge & Dining options

A complimentary continental breakfast is included.

Renovations

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Hotel Accommodations and Guest Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 45 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Pet Policy for Econo Lodge
If you are thinking of bringing your pet (dog or cat) and want to know if pets are allowed at Econo Lodge, please read the hotel pet policy. Sometimes the hotel may charge pet fees or have weight limit on pets. The pet policies of Econo Lodge are listed below.

Pets not allowed

Additional Hotel Details
Gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
Contactless check-out is available
Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
Social distancing measures are in place
Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
Property is cleaned with disinfectant
Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
Staff wears personal protective equipment
Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
No cribs (infant beds) available
No rollaway/extra beds available
Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
No elevators

Econo Lodge Hotel Amenities


Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible - may have limitations
  • Wheelchair Accessible bathroom
  • In room accessibility
Breakfast Services
  • Complimentary Breakfast
Casino Facilities
  • Casino
Internet
  • Free internet
Lobby Level Services
  • Safe deposit box at front desk
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
Outdoor
  • TV in common areas
Parking Services
  • Self parking - Free
Property Features
  • Assigned smoking areas
Restaurants & Bars
  • Coffee & tea in common areas

About Econo Lodge By Choice Hotels Brand Hotels

Before Super 8, there was Econo Lodge. Based in the United State and Canada, this economy motel chain brand is the second largest brand under the Choice Hotels group. Created to provide the finest accommodations under the budget-friendly category by Vernon Myers and his son Vernon Jr, Econo Travel now Econo Lodge materialized with funding and marketing help from Lloyd Tarbutton, a local businessman.

Interestingly, business started with Sandy Econo, the hotel’s “mascot” dressed in a Scottish skirt and tam walking around the neighborhood giving away brochures. However, the hotel chain was sold in 1983 for $836 million, all 306 hotels and adapted the name Econo Lodge instead of Econo Travel. The brand was sold and bought several times before Paul Wallace bought the brand and refurbished it and eventually sold it to Choice Hotels International in 1990.

Eventually, this hotel concept located in 865 Military Highway grew from one location to 800 hotels under the Econo Lodge brand today. Initially, there were 40 rooms in each property located near highways and roads. Expansion continues and by 2013, there were around 830 Econo Lodge hotels open and operating in the United States with 28 more under development. Every state in the U.S. and the Canadian province has an Econo Lodge in it.

 
 

Hotel Location

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Nearest airport and around Econo Lodge - Cherokee, North Carolina Hotel

 
 

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Oconaluftee Islands Park - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Eastern Cherokee Agency - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Cherokee Bear Zoo - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Cherokee Welcome Center - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Museum of the Cherokee Indian - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Cherokee Mountainside Theatre - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Oconaluftee Indian Village - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Smokey Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Harrahs Cherokee Casino - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Cherokee Fun Park - 3 km / 1.9 mi
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Oconaluftee Visitor Center - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
Mountain Farm Museum - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi

The preferred airport for Econo Lodge is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) - 89.9 km / 55.9 mi

 
 

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Helpful Info & FAQs

Is free parking available at the Econo Lodge?

Yes, parking is available free of cost at the Econo Lodge. This is one of the hotels in Cherokee with Free Parking.

What is the check-in policy?

The checking times for Econo Lodge are between 3:00 PM and 5:00 AM. The minimum age to check-in is 21.

What is the check-out time?

This Econo Lodge's check-out time is 11:00 AM.

What brand is Econo Lodge?

Econo Lodge is a part of Econo Lodge By Choice Hotels.

What is the street address for Econo Lodge?

The address for Econo Lodge is 20 River Rd. Highway US 19, Cherokee, North Carolina 28719

What is the price for tonight?

Based on recent averages, the price for tonight can start at 79.

What is the nightly room rate for this weekend?

Based on recent averages, the room rate for this weekend can be as low as 79 per night.

How many guest rooms are at Econo Lodge?

The Econo Lodge has a total of 45 guest rooms.

How many floors does the Econo Lodge have?

This Cherokee hotel has 2 floors. The hotel has 1 building/tower.

What is the hotel theme?

Travelers find this hotel . Other themes include Casino, Family.

Recommended landmarks, attractions or things to do around ECONO LODGE?

ECONO LODGE is within minutes from Oconaluftee Islands Park - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi , Eastern Cherokee Agency - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi and Cherokee Bear Zoo - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi

 
 

Guest Reviews

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Econo Lodge Reviews Summary

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Econo Lodge Reviews Summary

UserEmmogean
5/10
 
Fair
Pros: Near everything we wanted to do.
Cons: The bed & pillows were like a rock. Could not sleep on such a hard bed..Needs a better selection of juice. Not every one can drink orange juice. How about some apple juice.
UserVerified Hotel Guest
8/10
 
Very Good
Pros: Location to everything we wanted to do in town
Cons: Was not as handicap excebale as we thought when I talked to someone on phone when I bucked the room!!!! Thanks
UserDoug
7/10
 
Good
Pros: Very clean and professional. Very comfortable and clean bed. Very well decorated. Good breakfast. No safety issue that I could see. I can't imagine being dissatisfied with this motel on the whole.
Cons: 1.Smoke detector was chirping in my original room. Maintenance fixed right away. 2.The Wi-fi would not work. I was reassigned next to the office.Fixed the problem. 3.Early risers come to office and talk loud.Woke me up.Don't take the room next to office
UserAnthony
10/10
 
Exceptional
Pros: Very clean & close to casino
Cons: No
UserRoberta
9/10
 
Wonderful
Pros: Location
Cons: Has old style window style air conditioner - loud and not centrally located. No proteins at breakfast.
 
Hotel Location & Nearby Attractions

When you stay at Econo Lodge in Cherokee, you'll be in the mountains, within a 5-minute drive of Harrahs Cherokee Casino and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This casino motel is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Oconaluftee Islands Park.

Popular Hotel Amenities and Features

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a casino, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and a fireplace in the lobby.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.

Restaurants, Bars, Lounge & Dining options

A complimentary continental breakfast is included.

Renovations

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Hotel Accommodations and Guest Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 45 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Pet Policy for Econo Lodge
If you are thinking of bringing your pet (dog or cat) and want to know if pets are allowed at Econo Lodge, please read the hotel pet policy. Sometimes the hotel may charge pet fees or have weight limit on pets. The pet policies of Econo Lodge are listed below.

Pets not allowed

Additional Hotel Details
Gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
Contactless check-out is available
Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
Social distancing measures are in place
Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
Property is cleaned with disinfectant
Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
Staff wears personal protective equipment
Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
No cribs (infant beds) available
No rollaway/extra beds available
Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
No elevators

Econo Lodge Hotel Amenities

Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible - may have limitations
  • Wheelchair Accessible bathroom
  • In room accessibility
Breakfast Services
  • Complimentary Breakfast
Casino Facilities
  • Casino
Internet
  • Free internet
Lobby Level Services
  • Safe deposit box at front desk
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
Outdoor
  • TV in common areas
Parking Services
  • Self parking - Free
Property Features
  • Assigned smoking areas
Restaurants & Bars
  • Coffee & tea in common areas

About Econo Lodge By Choice Hotels Brand Hotels

Before Super 8, there was Econo Lodge. Based in the United State and Canada, this economy motel chain brand is the second largest brand under the Choice Hotels group. Created to provide the finest accommodations under the budget-friendly category by Vernon Myers and his son Vernon Jr, Econo Travel now Econo Lodge materialized with funding and marketing help from Lloyd Tarbutton, a local businessman.

Interestingly, business started with Sandy Econo, the hotel’s “mascot” dressed in a Scottish skirt and tam walking around the neighborhood giving away brochures. However, the hotel chain was sold in 1983 for $836 million, all 306 hotels and adapted the name Econo Lodge instead of Econo Travel. The brand was sold and bought several times before Paul Wallace bought the brand and refurbished it and eventually sold it to Choice Hotels International in 1990.

Eventually, this hotel concept located in 865 Military Highway grew from one location to 800 hotels under the Econo Lodge brand today. Initially, there were 40 rooms in each property located near highways and roads. Expansion continues and by 2013, there were around 830 Econo Lodge hotels open and operating in the United States with 28 more under development. Every state in the U.S. and the Canadian province has an Econo Lodge in it.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Oconaluftee Islands Park - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Eastern Cherokee Agency - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Cherokee Bear Zoo - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Cherokee Welcome Center - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Museum of the Cherokee Indian - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Cherokee Mountainside Theatre - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Oconaluftee Indian Village - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Smokey Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Harrahs Cherokee Casino - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Cherokee Fun Park - 3 km / 1.9 mi
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Oconaluftee Visitor Center - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
Mountain Farm Museum - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi

The preferred airport for Econo Lodge is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) - 89.9 km / 55.9 mi

User
Emmogean
 
5/10
Fair
Pros: Near everything we wanted to do.
Cons: The bed & pillows were like a rock. Could not sleep on such a hard bed..Needs a better selection of juice. Not every one can drink orange juice. How about some apple juice.
User
Verified Hotel Guest
 
8/10
Very Good
Pros: Location to everything we wanted to do in town
Cons: Was not as handicap excebale as we thought when I talked to someone on phone when I bucked the room!!!! Thanks
User
Doug
 
7/10
Good
Pros: Very clean and professional. Very comfortable and clean bed. Very well decorated. Good breakfast. No safety issue that I could see. I can't imagine being dissatisfied with this motel on the whole.
Cons: 1.Smoke detector was chirping in my original room. Maintenance fixed right away. 2.The Wi-fi would not work. I was reassigned next to the office.Fixed the problem. 3.Early risers come to office and talk loud.Woke me up.Don't take the room next to office
User
Anthony
 
10/10
Exceptional
Pros: Very clean & close to casino
Cons: No
User
Roberta
 
9/10
Wonderful
Pros: Location
Cons: Has old style window style air conditioner - loud and not centrally located. No proteins at breakfast.