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Harrah's Cherokee Casino Hotel

At a Glance

    Pros

  • supersize hotel
  • convenient to casino

    Cons

  • hotel often heavily booked due to comps and deals for gamblers
  • public areas reek of tobacco smoke

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Hotel Review

The 21-story hotel, the tallest in Western North Carolina and the largest in the entire state—with more than 1,200 rooms and suites, towers over the mom-and-pop motels nearby and the huge casino next door, to which it is umbilically attached via a series of escalators and walkways. The lobby and other public areas incorporate traditional Cherokee art themes. Rooms are large and have 32-inch TVs. For high-rollers, there are suites on the top floors. Several restaurants feed hungry plungers including an outpost of Ruth's Chris Steak House, a Paula Deen's Kitchen eatery, and the 400-seat Brio Tuscan Grille. (Restaurants at the complex are open to the public, though you must be 21 to enter the casino.) After years of not being able to sell alcohol, in late 2009 the Cherokee tribal council permitted the sale of alcohol at Harrah's, and it is now available in the casino, restaurants, and hotel. If you're bothered by tobacco smoke, be aware that North Carolina's no-smoking laws don't apply on the reservation. Restaurants, however, are smoke-free, as is a small section of the casino, and the hotel has no-smoking rooms.

    Contact Information

  • Address: U.S. 19 at U.S. 441 Business, 777 Casino Dr., Cherokee, NC 28719 | Map It
  • Phone: 800/223–7277 reservations; 828/497–7777
  • Website:
  • Location: Cherokee

    Hotel Details

  • 1,011 rooms, 107 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-08-2012

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