Carolina Motel

2 stars
2601 Georgia Rd (Hwy 441), Franklin, NC 28734
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
39 reviews
Great value for the money

This is a traditional, on the road motel just south of Franklin, NC. The rooms are recently... See full review

  • Anbella
  • Oct 13, 2014
Great

We were very pleased with our choice staying at the Carolina Motel! The staff was very friendly,... See full review

  • Wings Over The Smokies
  • Sep 29, 2014
Carolina Motel is one of Franklin North Carolinas most beautiful motels, located in the heart of the Smokey Mountains and just minutes from gem mines, white water rafting, beautiful waterfalls and the Cherokee Casino.

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Carolina Motel Rooms

King - Non Smoking
King Size Bed - Non Smoking Deluxe King Size Bed - Non Smoking
Log Cabin - Large
Two bedroom Log Cabin Two Bedroom Log Cabin
Standard - Two Doubl
Two Double Beds - Non Smoking Standard - Two Double Beds - Non Smoking
Standard - Two Doubl
Two Double Beds - Smoking Standard - Two Double Beds - Smoking
Log Cabin - Small
One Bedroom Log Cabin

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Phone service
Activities
Pool
Tennis
Play ground
Miniature golf
Picnic area/tables
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Family plan
Services
Maid service
Security
Wake-up service
FAX
Copy service
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Microwave
Over sized rooms
Shower
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Bath tub

Dining

Restaurant / Dining Information
THERE ARE QUITE A NUMBER OF RESTAURANTS CLOSE TO THE CAROLINA MOTEL, SOME OF WHICH INCLUDE MCDONALDS, WENDY S, PIZZA HUT, DAIRY QUEEN, HUDDLE HOUSE, SHONEY S AND EVEN A MEXICAN RESTAURANT ACROSS THE STREET.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
10:00 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 (39)

Ratings and reviews for Carolina Motel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
39 out of 39
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.3

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Estamon
Business
Greenville, SC
Oct 29, 2014

As expected

I had read several reviews, and was not disappointed. Great staff, clean rooms (older but generally updated), good location to get around Western N.C. Very good value for the money- I will return.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anbella
Business
NJ
Oct 13, 2014

Great value for the money

This is a traditional, on the road motel just south of Franklin, NC. The rooms are recently renovated, and have exceptionally clean bathrooms. There is no road noise when your room door is closed. The complimentary breakfast is excellent: waffles, muffins, cereal, yogurt, fruit, bagels, juice, coffee, etc. There is a micowave and toaster in the office. The pool looks inviting, and there are plenty of play structures for children. The staff is very friendly. We were thrilled with our stay for a family wedding. There's no need to go to any of the chain motels in the area!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wings Over The Smokies
Business
GA
Sep 29, 2014

Great

We were very pleased with our choice staying at the Carolina Motel! The staff was very friendly, the rooms were very clean, the beds were comfortable, all in all it was agreat Motel to stay at and I will stay there again when we are in the area.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rob from Savannah
Business
Savannah, Georgia
Sep 21, 2014

Very nice stay

Our one-night stay at this older, but renovated motor-court style establishment was very nice. Very clean (I am obsessive about this) and comfortable, with a good-sized LCD tv. The only minuses were that there are no refrigerators in the rooms, nor coffee makers (I don't use these usually, anyway) and the breakfast is continental. However, the front desk person was friendly and helpful; my stay was very nice and I heartily recommend the Carolina Motel for a stay in Franklin.

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

Business

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Review of Carolina Motel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Aquariusgal
Business
Georgia
Jul 21, 2014

Usually good but disappointing this trip

Cleaning staff did not have room ready to the surprise of the office. Hotel offered us an upgrade. Sounded great but the upgrade did not offer the flat screen tv.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

FATZ

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Review of Carolina Motel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VCC bikers
Business
North Georgia
Jun 30, 2014

Sweet Spot

It's a cute little old time motel on the side of the some of the most awesome motorcycle roads in the Southeast. The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were immaculately clean!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Check out Caffe REL when in Franklin

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carolindy
Business
Easley, SC
May 24, 2014

Glad I found this place!

Never been to Franklin before, came up for a concert. Carolina Motel was very, very clean and quiet. I didn't stay for breakfast so can't comment on that! Only thing I missed was a coffee pot in the room and a small clock. Found out I could get a pot at the desk if I had asked. And as I am a night owl, I missed that the front desk shuts down at 10:00 or 11 as does the reservation line. Stayed at too many big chains, I guess!! And I found out the cabins are a real deal! I would stay here again without hesitation if I go to Franklin again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Boiler Room restaurant. On show nights that have what looks like a marvelous buffet, but I had a marvelous steak instead. Tasted better than some of the major steak houses I eat at!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
W for Wayne
Business
Austin, TX
May 21, 2014

Believe the Reviews -- It's Great & a Great Bargain

We checked out Franklin motels on Trip Adviser, and this was very well reviewed and a bargain to boot. So when we drove up to the 60's-style, all-ground floor facility, gleaming with new white paint and tastefully accented with Carolina Blue, nostalgia began to kick in. The service and the price and the logo (I left out the logo) may seem dated -- in a good way -- but the cleanliness, fresh paint, and attractively large rooms made this a no-brainer choice. One of the proprietors told my wife the business has been in her family for 50 years or so. In a part of the US where tradition is so important, this little motel is keeping up a grand tradition of pride in keeping the property up-to-date and excellence in service to customers.

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

Business

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Review of Carolina Motel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sulu
Business
Vancouver, Canada
Apr 21, 2014

Excellent value

Friendly staff, clean n nice firm mattresses. Plenty to eat for breakfast.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Franklin Gem and Mineral store across the street has lots of rocks at great prices run by a lovely couple who have been there for 40 years. Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum in town has an extensive collection, including dinosaur egg and an ancient petrified pine cone worth a visit .

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Review of Carolina Motel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RocksInHead
Business
Atlanta, GA
Apr 14, 2014

Great return to the roadside motel!

This place had the good parts of an old-fashioned Hwy 441 motel (park at your door/friendly family-like staff/clean and comfy/affordable) and none of what you expect these days from similar places and prices (smells/critters/stains). Our room was very comfortable. Quality beds and good, clean bedding, clean fixtures in good condition. They even have a few modern touches like WiFi and a nice continental breakfast included. The staff was cheerful and very helpful with recommendations on local restaurants and attractions. I don't think you'll find a better place to stay in Franklin in this price range, and it's even better if you can recall the pre-interstate hey-day of 441 and the roadside motel.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Try 'Mason's Ruby and Sapphire Mine! It's a bit off the beaten path but the staff is very helpful and entertaining. Be sure to bring lunch, there's nothing real close.

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