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This place was fantastic. Well priced step back in time. Kimberly was absolutely adorable and friendly. She really made us feel welcomed and obviously takes a lot of pride in her job. We will certainly be back!

This place has changed hands and it’s a disaster. The outstanding food is a thing of the past. No free breakfast. Interior has been painted but all the charm is gone No more homey feel. The front desk staff were so rude and the food was so bad I will never return

Hotel very accommodating. Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff. You feel obligated to unwind and unplug. 4 and 6 year olds loved it.

The hotel is very old and historic. We enjoyed it for that reason.

People raved about this Inn so we stayed there for one night then bolted. Downstairs is charming and warm but then we got our room. It was small and ...well... crappy. It looked like it was put together by a kid. Drapes in front of the window were extremely cheap in quality, NOTHING matched to give the room character, cheap modern picture on the wall, miss matched fixtures, small area rugs, no coat hangers in the closet, dresser had drawers that were broken,no where to put your suit case, bad carpentry EVERYWHERE, Terrible spring loaded faucets, hot/cold backwards and paper thin walls. We had a family with two young kids next to us and we heard EVERYTHING pus if someone walked down the hall, it SHOOK our BED. Breakfast was a joke, flat hard overcooked eggs, bacon and a tiny muffin, no toast, no butter, no class. I could not believe the small portions and the extremely bad cooking. We stopped the night before and had dessert, again small but that was tasty, we actually stopped to get breakfast down the road after not finishing the tiny breakfast we had at the Inn.

Nice mountain Inn, view of the mountains. Relaxing atmosphere. Staff were friendly and helpful. Loved the rocking chair porches. Would stay here again.

The hotel room was small with no air conditioning, just a fan, and kind of musty smelling. The bathroom was very, very small. A large person would have a very difficult time manipulating. Otherwise, the complimentary breakfast was exceptional and the staff was accommodating.

Lucked into this spot - made reservations at the last minute. Very quiet, restful, charming. Just what the doctor orders for relaxation.

This hotel is a mountain get away. Not for those who need a screen in their face 24/7

Staying in an old beautiful inn like this was simply an amazing experience! Even though electricity and water have been added to each room and there is wifi, you still feel like you've gone back to days gone by. The staff was super! This may not be for everyone, but our family of 3 loved it!

Seven Springs Dr Sylva NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Concierge services

Grand Old Lady Hotel places you next to Nantahala National Forest and within a 5-minute drive of Blue Ridge Parkway Balsam Entrance. This 37-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and concierge services.


Rooms

All 37 individually decorated rooms feature coffee makers, ceiling fans, and desks. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer free toiletries.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1908, Grand Old Lady Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a terrace. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can help with concierge services, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include a banquet hall and a garden.

Room options

Junior Suite 1 Queen with Tub

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room 1 Double with Walk in Shower

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room 1 King with Walk In Shower

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite 1 King with Tub/Shower Combo

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Grand Old Lady Hotel

Everyone (9) Couples (1)
5
Partner Couples

This place was fantastic. Well priced step back in time. Kimberly was absolutely adorable and friendly. She really made us feel welcomed and obviously takes a lot of pride in her job. We will certainly be back!

By on Aug 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 13, 2019

Thank you so much for the amazing review! It truly touched me that you think so highly of the Grand Old Lady Hotel it is obvious that you love her as much as we do! Thank you so much for the kind words about me, I truly love my job and I do take pride in a Job well done! Can't wait to see you again soon! Kimberly Operations Manager

2
Everyone

This place has changed hands and it’s a disaster. The outstanding food is a thing of the past. No free breakfast. Interior has been painted but all the charm is gone No more homey feel. The front desk staff were so rude and the food was so bad I will never return

By on Sep 24, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 26, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to perfect every situation and will take your words into consideration moving forward to ensure that our future guests have a more satisfactory stay.

5

eclipse stay

Everyone

Hotel very accommodating. Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff. You feel obligated to unwind and unplug. 4 and 6 year olds loved it.

By on Sep 1, 2017

4
Everyone

The hotel is very old and historic. We enjoyed it for that reason.

By on Jul 4, 2017

1

over priced for what you get

Everyone

People raved about this Inn so we stayed there for one night then bolted. Downstairs is charming and warm but then we got our room. It was small and ...well... crappy. It looked like it was put together by a kid. Drapes in front of the window were extremely cheap in quality, NOTHING matched to give the room character, cheap modern picture on the wall, miss matched fixtures, small area rugs, no coat hangers in the closet, dresser had drawers that were broken,no where to put your suit case, bad carpentry EVERYWHERE, Terrible spring loaded faucets, hot/cold backwards and paper thin walls. We had a family with two young kids next to us and we heard EVERYTHING pus if someone walked down the hall, it SHOOK our BED. Breakfast was a joke, flat hard overcooked eggs, bacon and a tiny muffin, no toast, no butter, no class. I could not believe the small portions and the extremely bad cooking. We stopped the night before and had dessert, again small but that was tasty, we actually stopped to get breakfast down the road after not finishing the tiny breakfast we had at the Inn.

By , from NC on Oct 26, 2016

5

nice mountain inn

Everyone
Balsam Mountain Inn Lobby View of Mountains from Balsam Mountain Inn

Nice mountain Inn, view of the mountains. Relaxing atmosphere. Staff were friendly and helpful. Loved the rocking chair porches. Would stay here again.

By , from Mooresville, NC on Aug 19, 2016

3

overnight stay at a bed and breakfast

Everyone

The hotel room was small with no air conditioning, just a fan, and kind of musty smelling. The bathroom was very, very small. A large person would have a very difficult time manipulating. Otherwise, the complimentary breakfast was exceptional and the staff was accommodating.

By on Aug 14, 2016

5

quiet, elegant, old fashioned inn.

Everyone

Lucked into this spot - made reservations at the last minute. Very quiet, restful, charming. Just what the doctor orders for relaxation.

By , from Chicago on Aug 8, 2016

5

rustic

Everyone

This hotel is a mountain get away. Not for those who need a screen in their face 24/7

By , from St Pete FL on Apr 3, 2016

5

stepping back in time

Everyone

Staying in an old beautiful inn like this was simply an amazing experience! Even though electricity and water have been added to each room and there is wifi, you still feel like you've gone back to days gone by. The staff was super! This may not be for everyone, but our family of 3 loved it!

By , from Canton Georgia on Feb 25, 2016

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