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Hill House Bed & Breakfast Inn
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   120 Hillside St, Asheville, NC 28801 (Five Points)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 41 Asheville B&B and Inns
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1 review
“Best B&B Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2007

We loved the Hill House B&B. We spent 4 nights there and wished we had spent more. Terry and BIll should be giving lessons to other B&B's. Their attention to detail and their guests comfort was amazing...glass of wine in the evenings on their beautiful porch, incredible breakfasts every day, ice tea or lemonade always readily available, cookies or some tasty treat every afternoon, always willing to assist, beautiful rooms that were comfortable, easy parking, etc. We left there to stay at another B&B in Brevard, NC and were disappointed after such a wonderful stay at the Hill House.

  • Liked — Attention to detail
  • Disliked — I liked it all
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Cary, NC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2007

I took my husband to Asheville for an extended birthday weekend and booked our accommodations with Hill House. We stayed in the S&W room, and were very impressed with the Inn.

We stayed for 3 nights, 4 days and each breakfast was delicious....the house was quiet, people enjoyable, the hosts were gracious and always available to answer our questions. I can't wait to go back!

....and Bailey really helped with our separation anxiety from our own furbabies!

Thanks Bill & Terry!

  • Liked — It was cozy & comfy just like home- cute amenities like bottomless cookie jar, brownies, etc.
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2007

My wife and I really enjoyed our time at Hill House. The house is very charming with its high ceilings and detailed molding. The front porch is great for relaxing and you can walk around in the beautifully manicured landscaping. Bill and Terry are very nice and they really seem to give you as much privacy as you want, and are willing to take the time to talk whenever you want. They are very good at making you feel as comfortable as possible. Bailey is just as
described in earlier reviews... what a great dog.

Since the house is old, the sound tends to carry throughout the house. We could easily hear other guests as they walked by our room. However, this is to be expected at any older house.

The breakfast was very good and was different every morning. Our only
complaint is that the portions were a little small. We found ourselves quite hungry around 11 AM. If you're used to a sizeable breakfast from other B&Bs, take note. Otherwise, it's just fine.

The parking availabilty was a huge plus as it historically has been a hassle at other B&Bs we've visited.

It was a very easy drive to get downtown from here. We didn't try to walk, but it seems like it would be a nice 10 minute stroll. With a few exceptions, the other houses in the neighborhood aren't in great shape. The Hill House is definitely the best house on the street.

  • Liked — Bill, Terry and Bailey!
  • Disliked — Sound issues
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2007

Staying at the Hill House in Asheville was a first for my husband and me, neither of us had stayed at a B&B before. We had a wonderful and relaxing time during our stay there and only wish we could have stayed longer. From the beauty of the gardens to the details of the rooms, nothing was overlooked. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of the house as well as spunky conversation with the other guests during breakfast. Terry & Bill were so welcoming and they're great chefs as well! Breakfast was wonderful. I'm certain that others will enjoy the Hill House as much and even more than we did for years to come!

  • Liked — The charm of the B&B
  • Disliked — That we couldn't stay longer.
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Blairsville, GA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2007

I researched many B&B's before booking the Hill House, and I must say I was lucky I did! My husband and I never stayed at a B&B before, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We stayed in the Jackson room, with it's luxuriously comfortable bed and charming decor, complete with fireplace! Bill and Terry were fabulous! They made us feel right at home and were very friendly and helpful, but not overbearing as to infringe on our privacy. And the breakfasts were FANTASTIC! Apple caramel french toast the first morning and sour cream omlettes the next! AMAZING! The next time we are in Asheville we will definitely be staying at the Hill House. I highly recommend Hill House to anyone wanting to stay at a B&B in Asheville.

  • Liked — Charming atmosphere with home-like feel
  • Disliked — Can't think of anything
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Raleigh, NC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2007

We stayed in the Biltmore Suite for two nights during Valentine's Day Week and it was a wonderful trip. The Suite was beautifully decorated and very comfortable - the couch and fireplace, very cozy.

Both nights we were at the Hill House, there was only one other couple at the Bed & Breakfast so it was relatively deserted. Notwithstanding the lack of guests, there were always drinks and snacks in the guest kitchen. The breakfast each morning was delicious and sophisticated.

We were interested in a quiet, romantic trip and definitely got it.

  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2007

We stayed there over New Year's 2006/2007. The property is very nice. Clean, plenty of parking, well located. We enjoyed the company at breakfast and of course, Bailey.

We were only disappointed in the innkeepers. They seemed very tense. Understandably, running a B&B is not an easy job, but it seemed as if they were too concerned about just getting the job done. We have stayed at numerous B&B's and truly enjoy the interaction with innkeepers, and their knowledge of the local area, etc. That didn't happen here. I guess we were expecting a bit more "southern hospitality".

Otherwise, a very nice place to stay if you are in the Asheville area.

  • Liked — Bailey (their dog) and the cookies.
  • Disliked — small room, tense innkeepers
  • Tips/Secrets — Asheville is not quite tourist oriented, plan ahead and make sure you check hours of business.
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hill_House_Innkeeper, Owner/Innkeeper at Hill House Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, January 15, 2007
New Year’s was a special weekend in many respects, so we’re a little puzzled by these comments. We had several return guests – one couple even got married in our parlor Sunday afternoon after being engaged last year at the Inn. Bill and I stood as witnesses and were so touched to be part of such a special occasion. And we repeated our New Year’s tradition of placing a split of champagne in each guest room to toast the coming year.

During the late afternoon/early evening hours we are checking-in guests and doing work in the kitchen to prepare for the following morning’s breakfast for up to 20 guests. We help our guests in planning their days and offer a glass of wine while they relax in the evening. Some people enjoy their privacy and others like to chat – we think we’re pretty good at balancing the two. We both have a pretty low-key style, so the term ‘tense’ seems a bit out of character.

As this couple mentioned, they LOVED our dog Bailey. Occasionally guests will play with Bailey in a way that gets her a bit excited and boisterous, as happened this particular weekend. And Bailey was enjoying every minute of it – tail wagging, smiling, and unfortunately, loud barking!!! With a guest room right across the hall, it was a delicate balance to try to quietly shush the dog without appearing to be a party-pooper to these fun-loving guests. We suppose this came across as being tense – well, I do recall having to take a few deep breaths...

Unfortunately, we also had to provide a short note reminding these guests of no candles in their guest room, a policy which we strictly enforce for fire-safety reasons. To us, ‘getting the job done’ is ensuring the comfort and safety of all of our guests.

We experience so many genuine heartfelt thanks and appreciation from our guests that it makes the long days worth it. And if you ever need to find us at the Inn – just check the kitchen! All those fresh-baked scones, muffins, cookies, brownies, cakes and other goodies are baked right here. Hope to see you soon!

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Address: 120 Hillside St, Asheville, NC 28801
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Asheville > Five Points
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Asheville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hill House Bed & Breakfast Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hill House Bed & Breakfast Inn lies in the heart of Asheville, NC, just minutes to downtown and Biltmore Estate. Enjoy those extra special touches, from exceptionally restful beds and delightful breakfasts to our expansive wrap-around porch overlooking the gardens. You'll feel comfortably at home in the casual elegance of this 1885 residence with an eclectic mix of antique, traditional and unusual furnishings. Choose from ten guest accommodations, most with fireplaces and/or whirlpool tubs. ... more   less 
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