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Sunset Motel

Star Rating
2 out of 5



4.6 / 5Wonderful
167 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Housekeeping


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Murphy River Walk
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    John C. Campbell Folk School
    11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Chatuge Lake
    25 min drive

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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 1 Double Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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About this area


In the historical district, Sunset Motel is in an area with good shopping. Clay's Corner and Cherokee Homestead Exhibit are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Cherokee Cellars and Crane Creek Vineyards. Our guests appreciate the motel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Murphy River Walk - 8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    John C. Campbell Folk School - 11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Chatuge Lake - 25 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds - 32 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Hamilton Gardens - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional) - 141 min drive

About this property

Sunset Motel

Along with free newspapers, this motel has free self parking and free WiFi in public areas. Other amenities include a vending machine. All 16 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Refrigerators and microwaves are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.



Check-in between 3 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 3 PM - 10:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children 10 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 10 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

We should mention

Children 10 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Sunset Motel Murphy
  • Sunset Murphy
  • Sunset Motel Motel
  • Sunset Motel Murphy
  • Sunset Motel Motel Murphy

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Firepit
  • Outdoor furniture


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • Pillow-top mattress


  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower/tub combination


  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Hidden Gem - Super Clean & Comfortable

As advertised - small, but super clean and comfortable. They have done a great job breathing new life into an old motel. If you are heading to Murphy for the casino (like me), save your money and sleep here. It's an easy 10-minute drive between the two. The staff was unbelievably upbeat and nice as well.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

checking in was easy very friendly staff, brought us a breakfast basket, clean comfortable

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

This was a great little spot. It had definitely been remodeled recently. I prefer small, locally owned motels compared to the big chains. Just a better overall vibe. It's right in the middle of downtown Murphy. Super easy to walk around, or bike it. I would highly recommend.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019



Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Clean room. Friendly and helpful people. Would recommend.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

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