$67 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 2, 2014 Check-out: Sep 5, 2014

BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

3 stars
1615 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9708
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
77 reviews
Nature Photography weekend at Grandfather Mountain

Very clean, friendly staff. Location was perfect for the Nature Photography weekend at Grandfather... See full review

  • SLDODD
  • Jun 2, 2014
Great skiing getaway

Good breakfast. Quiet hotel. Friendly staff. Great rates. See full review

  • Younger couple
  • Feb 6, 2014
Welcome to BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk! If you're looking for hotels near Boone to be close to the ski slopes, our Banner Elk hotel has everything guests need for a great trip. Banner Elk is close to Grandfather Mountain, which is a big reason why many guests and outdoor lovers come to the region. Banner Elk lodging is just 10 miles from scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, and our friendly staff members are happy to provide tips and recommendations to all guests. Enjoy southern hospitality, clean, comfortable rooms and a great location close to all the most popular destinations nearby. Banner Elk hotels have Grandfather Mountain as a backdrop, but we take it a step beyond at our property. Enjoy relaxing at our seasonal outdoor heated pool. The local scenic highway nearly demands a drive, especially for guests who are photographers. Of course, it's Beech Mountain Ski Resort and Sugar Mountain Ski Resort that really bring the guests to our Banner Elk hotel. Business travelers also come to the area for business with Lees-McRae College®, Blue Ridge Village and the Grandfather Home for Children, and especially enjoy our meeting and banquet facilities onsite. When you stay at our Banner Elk hotel, you get a great value, location and service all in one. With spacious rooms, plenty of parking and a short drive away from everything, there's no better place for ski enthusiasts, vacationers, or those looking to get away from it all. If our friendly staff can do anything more to make your stay even better, just ask. At our Banner Elk hotel, we pride ourselves on offering the best service in town. How can we make your visit to the area more special? Reserve your upcoming stay at BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk today!

Hotel Map

36.1502 -81.8574
Area served
Charlotte, Bristol,, Jefferson, Johnson City, Asheville, Cherokee, Boone, Pigeon Forge,, Spruce Pine, Blowing Rock, Raleigh, Knoxville,, Winston-Salem, Hickory
Nearby airports
(CLT), 105.00, MI, SE;
Area description
Resort

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BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk Rooms

1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,HANDICAP,DOWN AND OUT,ROL IN SHWR
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,HI SPEED,FEATHER BD,DVD PLAYER,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,HI SPEED,FEATHER BD,DVD PLAYER,FULL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,DOWN AND OUT,FEATHER BD,DVD PLAYER,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,DOWN AND OUT,FEATHER BD,DVD PLAYER,FULL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,PET FRIENDLY,FEATHER BD,DVD PLAYER,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,PET FRIENDLY,FEATHER BD,DVD PLAYER,FULL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL SHWR,SOFBD,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Exercise gym
Live entertainment
Driving range
Horseback riding
Fishing
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Guest laundromat
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
DVD player
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Cribs available
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Dining

Zuzda
2.00 mile(s) from Zuzda, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner, 500 p.m. to 1000 p.m. Tapas Bar Restaurant
Frontier Barbeque
3.00 mile(s) from Frontier Barbeque, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, 1200 p.m. to 1000 p.m. daily. Great BBQ.
Stonewalls Restaurant
1.00 mile(s) from Stonewalls Restaurant, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner, 500 p.m. to 1000 p.m.
Subway®
2.00 mile(s) from Subway®, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 700 a.m. to 1000 p.m.
Frog and the Monkey Incorporated
1.50 mile(s) from Frog and the Monkey Incorporated, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, great little eclectic restaurant in downtown Banner Elk.
Dunn's Deli
1.00 mile(s) from Dunn's Deli, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, 1100 a.m. to 700 p.m.
Banner Elk Cafe
1.00 mile(s) from Banner Elk Cafe, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, homestyle, 700 a.m. to 900 p.m.
China House Restaurant
2.00 mile(s) from China House Restaurant, bar/lounge, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner, 1100 a.m. to 1100 p.m.
Jackalope's View
4.00 mile(s) from Jackalope's View, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Bayou Smokehouse and Grill
1.00 mile(s) from Bayou Smokehouse and Grill, bar/lounge, Cajun, open for: lunch, dinner, 1130 a.m. to 1200 a.m. Cajun Barbecue

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (77)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
77 out of 77
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nscr
Missouri
Aug 25, 2014

Good but could be better

Room was clean, bed was nice. Only change I''d recommend about the room would be a fan in the bathroom. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet had a nice variety of food. Some temperatures on food need better monitoring - milk wasn't cold.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sandraray1
Fort Collins, CO
Aug 19, 2014

Pretty views

The staff was great and the area is beautiful! The pool is cold and rooms feel a bit like a motel but are comfy and clean. Would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shotmaker
Orlando, Fl
Jul 8, 2014

Mountain trip

It doesn't get any better. The staff, room, services were excellent. The free full breakfast evry moring was great. That saved us ltime as well as money. The location is great, short drives to Blowing Rock, Boone, Beech and Sugar Mountains. We are already looking forward to returning next year. The temperature was in the low 60's to mid 70's. It hit 96 when we crossed back into Fla.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Grandfather's Mountain 10 minutes away. Blowing Rock, Sugar & Beech Mtns less than 30 minutes.

Review of BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hill Family 2
Charlotte
Jun 16, 2014

Decent place for a wedding stay

We just stayed here for a wedding. Didn't spend much time in the room, but the hotel was nice enough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SLDODD
Tennessee
Jun 2, 2014

Nature Photography weekend at Grandfather Mountain

Very clean, friendly staff. Location was perfect for the Nature Photography weekend at Grandfather Mountain. Breakfast was fresh and hot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Za Dom
Charlotte
May 27, 2014

Very clean and well run

We decided last minute to head up north for the weekend, read some reviews on this hotel and all said it was very clean. They were right, our room was very clean and well maintained. Staff here does a great job keeping this place looking good and are very nice to deal with. Overall well run operation and for a overnight we would come again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Great free breakfast buffet

Review of BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mom fron Tampa
Tampa , Fl
May 18, 2014

GOOD for your money!!!

Friendly staff,, CLEAN!!! great location!!! *** good with friend and family adventures!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

NEAR almost everything!!

Review of BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kathy Ski Pro
Atlanta GA
Mar 15, 2014

Great convenient place to stay

We were looking for value and quality and found both in an extremely convenient location. Complimentary breakfast was fantastic. The staff was extremely courteous. We would absolutely stay here again on our next trip to the area. Wish our stay had been longer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Sorrento's Italian Restaurant..can eat in or take out. Nice atmostphere.

Review of BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SPMGuy
Radford, VA
Mar 3, 2014

2.5 stars, not 3

In my opinion, this should be a 2.5 star hotel, not a 3 star hotel. It's actually more motel than hotel, with room doors opening onto parking lot not an interior hallway. Exercise room is virtually non-existent. Room was cramped but clean. Bed was comfortable. One particular member of the breakfast staff needs a lesson in how to relate with guests. For whatever reason, they had left a non-functional waffle maker out (unplugged). A young teen didn't notice that it was unplugged and tried to make a waffle in it. While the words the worker used to explain the situation to the young man were polite, her tone was way too loud. Here's a hint: if something is broken and you don't want guests using it, either move it out of the guest area or put a sign on it. Experience left a bad taste in my mouth.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Spontaneous Skier
TN
Feb 24, 2014

Last Minute Ski Getaway

If you don't book your ski trip well in advance and get a cabin/condo, this is your only option worth considering. It's not 5-star accommodations, but the staff was great and the price on a weeknight was very reasonable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
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