We were greeted very warmly when we entered. The office was clean and inviting. The room was very clean and the furnishings very nice. The balcony overlooking the river was very enjoyable to use, watching fishermen and tourists floating by in large yellow inner tubes.
The only drawback was the bathroom was a little small and had only one sink.
Overall though, I would very much recommend this location for the cost and being just down the street from 'Peter's Restaurant' which is rated #2 in the area and has a wonderful breakfast.
Susie, Pisgah Forest, NC
Traveller from Pisgah Forest, NC
Situated on a river, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cherokee Bear Zoo, Oconaluftee Islands Park, and Eastern Cherokee …More
I love the Cherokee Grand and stay there every time I am in the area. The rooms are great, clean, spacious, large jetted tub and bathroom area. There is a central lobby staffed 24/7 which is the only access to the elevator and higher floors. I don't know what else to say about my experience except I would most definitely recommend this to a friend and I will be staying there again. Thanks!
Traveller from Jayess, MS
Situated on the Strip, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oconaluftee Islands Park and Eastern Cherokee Agency. Cherokee …More
Rented the room ahead of time to keep from having a long drive home after a late night concert. Checked in at around 12:00 am/Midnight. Check in was quick and simple. Room was super cold when we entered it and actually took almost all night to warm up. Granted, the outside temp was only 22 degrees, the heating unit didn't seem to be working well enough to make the room comfortable. The room was supposed to be a single king and ended up with a double twin bed room. It was too late and I was too tired to complain. The beds were not very comfortable. Overall, for the price of the room, we couldn't have expected a whole lot more. Very affordable, but you get what you pay for. Mostly...
Traveller from Knoxville, TN
Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cherokee Fun Park, Smokey Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine, and …More
Pocket Guide: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Oconaluftee Visitor Center Great Smoky Hotels
Two miles north of Cherokee, North Carolina off U.S. Highway 441 is the Ocanaluftee Visitor Center within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors will find a gift shop, backcountry permit station, sundries, and restrooms on site. Rangers offer seasonal programs and the adjacent Mountain Farm Museum contains a fascinating collection of log structures.