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Where to Stay in Asheville

Updated: Nov 17, 2021

Asheville is close enough to Charlotte to be a day trip, but why stay one day when you can spend a few? Asheville has so many nice hotels that range from low to super high in price. The good thing about it is, you can find something to fit within your budget and still be comfortable and safe. Keep reading for my 4 suggestions on where to stay in Asheville. *this post is not sponsored.



Now for the record, I’m a “hotel girl” and I always opt for hotels or resorts over Airbnb or Vrbo rentals. Not that I haven’t or won’t stay in home-share accommodations, but my preference is always going to be a hotel unless I’m traveling with a group of friends and even then (depending on the location) I still prefer a hotel. But, Asheville has tons of picks for house-share accommodations and if that’s your thing you will not be without an abundance of options; trust me, I’ve heard great things.


I say all that to say, all my suggestions will be hotels and they are all Rue Approved!


If you're planning a trip to Asheville choosing where to stay can be a challenge. To be honest, hotels in Asheville are more expensive than rooms in Charlotte if you don't know where to start. Luckily, I've done some of the leg work so that you don't have to. (I "do it for the blog" of course.)


My suggestion would always be to stay in the city of Asheville and plan to travel to the surrounding areas because things get real-rural, real fast around those parts.


Also, the city has some sketchy places as well so be sure to read all of the low hotel reviews on your trusted travel site before booking no matter how nice the pictures look online. That’s how I always choose the best hotels regardless of price range. Trust me when I say, those 2 and 3 star ratings tell all of the properties "tea" and can help you identify which ones to steer clear of.


Below are 4 hotels I have personally stayed at in Asheville and each which will suit a different budget and all of them have been pleasurable experiences.


 

Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Biltmore


This is where I spent my most recent stay (Fall 2021) and the rates are lower on the price range. Because I went during peak times it was super pricey (more than you would pay for a nicer hotel in the city) but the rates go up for the fall leaf-watchers like myself.


Rue’s Highlights

  • Newer hotel

  • Great price for a last-minute stay

  • Includes free breakfast (buffet, which was a no for me but a “yes” for the daring in these pandemic times)

  • Cute-sie small bar with light dining options

  • Indoor pool

  • Small outdoor seating area with firepits

 

Courtyard by Marriott Asheville Biltmore Village


I had the pleasure of staying at this hotel on 4th of July Weekend 2021 and I loved it there! Everyone was who worked there were absolutely incredible, and I would have booked there for the fall trip but they were all booked due to us leaf-watchers.


This hotel is convenient to downtown and the Biltmore and is also brand new (I absolutely STAN for new hotels).


Rue’s Highlights

  • Newer hotel

  • Super cute lounge area featuring dining booths with private TVs in each booth

  • Bustling bar area and awesome bartender

  • Indoor pool

  • Delicious flat bread pizzas that deserve their own picture (and a killer breakfast menu)


 

The Biltmore Estates


The Biltmore has three different options for accommodations each with their own exquisite offerings. During my epic and luxurious birthday trip to the Biltmore I had the pleasure of staying there for a week (February 2021) and it was divine! Be sure to check for their different packages. Some include breakfast and a bottle of wine!

Welcome package from Biltmore


Rue’s Highlights


  • Views, views and more views!

  • Quaint feel nestled within a luxurious estate

  • On-site spa (for hotel guests and season pass-holders)

  • Complimentary wine tastings at their on-site winery

  • On-site restaurants

  • No need to deal with city traffic (Asheville can get a lil' spicy during rush hour.)


 

The Omni Grove Park Inn & Resort


I never had a bucket list… until I learned about the Omni Grove Park Inn about 10 years ago. At that moment I created a bucket list and the only reason I created said bucket list was to put this hotel on it. Once I stayed here, the bucket list was complete. (lol) IMO this is the “grand-daddy” of hotel stays in Asheville and a must before kicking the bucket!


Rue’s Hightlights:

  • It's a resort and a mighty fine one at that!

  • Bucket list experience

  • Incredible views

  • Waterfalls

  • Full service spa complete with saunas, steam rooms and "grotto-style" spa pools


Asheville has tons of hotels to stay for its many visitors and I'm hoping this helps you narrow your choices down. Also, as an honorable mention, I'd like to stay at the Cambria Hotel during my next visit. We were there for drinks during the last trip and it was super cute!


Where do you usually stay while in Asheville? Let us know in the comments and maybe we'll try them out on a future trip!


Be sure to check in next week's post which will be all about the Biltmore! Until next time - xoxo

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