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"What I liked most about my stay here was the convenience of being close to the University and to neighboring towns. I came to explore the area and fi ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 12 Jun 2021

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Hotel Description

Enjoy the free WiFi at this Cullowhee hotel

Close to airport

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Nantahala National Forest and 2 miles (3 km) of Western Carolina University with a stay here. Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center and Tuckasegee River are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Round-the-clock service

Free self parking is available and the hotel's front desk is staffed around-the-clock. WiFi in public areas is free. A fireplace in the lobby is also provided.

Traditional Double Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$70* Per night/room Oct 4 - Oct 5

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The University Inn ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The University Inn

Everyone (2) Family (1)
2 out of 5
Pretty bad. Should not be valued more than $45 a night. Dead Beatles in the room. Stained sheets. Everything broken and just gross. Room smelled of smoke. Vending and ice machines all out of order.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Oct 2, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 10, 2021

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5 out of 5
What I liked most about my stay here was the convenience of being close to the University and to neighboring towns. I came to explore the area and find housing. The folks who run the place are friendly and spent time with me discussing options for housing and potential jobs. Since they are locals, they were able to impart to good information about area. The University Inn is a no frills place to stay--but it is pet friendly, clean, safe, and pleasant. There's a large lawn area nearby perfect for walking dogs.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 12, 2021 by University Inn

The staff and I read your review and would like to thank you for writing such wonderful things. It’s great to hear that you were pleased with the staff, the cleanliness, and the location. Thank you again for your review. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the area.

2 out of 5
It is situated in a unique area beautifully wooded. The shower in the bathroom sprayed water all over. The television gave a very poor picture needing updating. The staff asked if we needed fresh linens every day and room cleaning which was a surprise.

Posted by on May 27, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 28, 2021 by University Inn

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We value our guest comments as it lets us know what we are doing right but more importantly what areas need improving. I assure you that guest comments are taken seriously, and all issues are immediately addressed. I sincerely apologize that your shower wasn't working properly and the television had a poor picture. I am pleased to know you were happy with the staff and location. Thank you again and we hope to see you in the future.

Property Features

The University Inn offers its guests a vending machine and a fireplace in the lobby. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. This Cullowhee hotel is smoke free.

  • 32 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

The University Inn offers 32 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hunting nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 20.00 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 80 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • The University Inn Hotel
  • The University Inn Cullowhee
  • The University Inn Hotel Cullowhee
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.