My husband and I were looking for good rates for a room with a fridge and microwave. This one fit perfectly, especially with AAA rates. We would categorize it as a top-of-the-line budget hotel. The rooms were very clean and nice. We did have a slight problem with some bedding that smelled like mildew, but they were changed for us immediately, and we had no further problems. The staff were friendly and helpful. The free parking and free wireless Internet were great pluses for us. The wireless access was strong and never went out when we needed it. The TV had a great picture, and the accessible channels were plentiful. The deluxe breakfast was good with multiple choices.
The cons--I will say that the "fitness room" has three pieces of mediocre equipment--a Nordictrac treadmill (that can be folded and appears to be a consumer-grade item--not one suitable for heavy use in a hotel), a stairclimber, and a multi-use weight machine. I ran 4 miles on the treadmill with no problems, but it keep turning off for my husband. So, he tried the stairclimber, but it was stuck on the most difficult setting. The fitness room was important to us, but b/c we were able to do such active things during the day, we just swore it off. The outside patio area that is advertised on the Web site is also misleading. It is an outside area, but it faces a fairly busy highway, and I, for one, would not want to be relaxing outside as a spectacle for commuters. The pool is also somewhat small. It wouldn't be so good for more than one or two families at a time.
Other than those things, it's a great price and a good location outside of downtown. It truly is just minutes away from the Biltmore House and Biltmore Village. The Fun Depot is right behind it. It really is a fun, family-friendly place with very reasonable prices for activities. Only $4/adult for a game of mini-golf. And $10 of game credits will get you a ton of games to play. There's also a quick place to eat hot dogs, burgers, and such there.
- Also Known As:
- Brookstone Hotel Asheville
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brand new hotel! Experience the charm of a mountain lodge just minutes from Biltmore Estate, downtown Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the area’s finest shopping and dining. Amenities include a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub, wireless internet, fitness center, and much more. Some in-room amenities are 32" flat screen HDTV, granite tub and vanity, microwave, coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, and hair dryer. We are independently owned and operated. AAA-3 diamond rating. ... more less
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