Budget Inn Hiawassee
This was a true cheap motel experience.
This was an experience which will take a while to be forgotten! We used the shuttle from the Budget Inn to get into town. This was a beat up van which was so rusty you could see the road through the floor. The motel was on the edge of town but close enough to walk to local eating places and resupply. The rooms was dark and seemed damp. The bath/tub would fill with water when you showered and it wasn’t until the large clump of hair and mess was removed from the plug hole that it drain. The electric went off at least 5 times during the evening which also knocked out the internet. There was a computer available in the reception area for hikers to use but it closed at 9pm and the line was always long. The laundry only allowed washing in cold water even though you had to pay to use it. When you consider the condition of the motel, the cost &33.99 + tax + $5 as there was two of us, you can get a lot better in the area.