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“Amazing stay!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Inn on Biltmore Estate
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Antler Hill Road, Asheville, NC 28803   |  
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Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hixson, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing stay!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Inn after leaving Grove Park Inn because of the rooms. We ended getting the breakfast package and so glad we did! We actually ended up paying almost $70 LESS at the Biltmore! The hotel is on point, the food is to die for and the grounds are amazing since Antler Hill village is within walking distance. If you get a room facing the east you can see the biltmore estate once the fog lifts in the morning.
The only thing I will say is the food can be a bit pricey there but I suppose you are paying for convenience but the service makes up for it in our case at least! The breakfast is on par with other breakfast included high end resorts I have visited with made to order omelettes and waffles and they will also make cappuccino to order as well-did I mention mimosas are included? :) you won't be disappointed if you stay here!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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charleston, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is a fantastic hotel right on the Biltmore estate. The shuttle service to take you to any of the attractions/activities on the estate is very convenient. The staff is very friendly and is really focused on making your stay memorable. Our son loved to see the farm and go on bike rides (we brought our own bikes, just need to get a tag (insurance reasons I think) at the outdoor activity center).
I thought that overall the food was good and the price was what you can expect for a luxury hotel like this. The breakfast for around $20 was good with eggs, made to order omelets, oatmeal, sausage, etc., but if you want to save some money there is an I-HOP around 4miles away.
We used room service for our diner and it was good, very convenient for a lazy day, with the price tag to match it of course.
Great way to visit the Biltmore and we try to do this every year. The months of January and February have some good room rate deals of around $130, can't beat the setting and luxury for that price. We prefer this hotel over the Grove Park Inn.

Room Tip: You can ask for mountain view if available (you can reserve one for additional $25 I think), but kno...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tallahassee, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My husband and I have visited Asheville several times. We are Biltmore year-round passholders as well, visiting the estate at least once a year. However, we've never stayed at the Inn. My parents stayed at the Inn several years ago in the spring and absolutely raved about it. I'd also read the many reviews that extol the virtues of the hotel. It 100 percent lived up to the hype. Here are the details:

The Price
Inn at Biltmore Estate is pricey, but there are several ways to score a bargain. We'd seen the estate at some of the most gorgeous times of the year - in October, when the beautiful fall colors were at their peak, and in late December, just after a fresh snowfall. So, we chose to stay at the Inn in January, when the rates are a fraction of what they normally would be. Also, as passholders, we saved $20 each night. It's worth it to be a passholder if you'll visit at least annually - the renewal cost is the same as buying a single day pass, and you save money dining, shopping and staying on the estate. Finally, don't hesitate to book a basic room, if cost prohibits you from a more expensive option. We opted for a deluxe king with no balcony or terrace, but were still treated to a fantastic room with a huge window featuring beautiful views of the courtyard and grounds. All this for $100 per night. We paid more for the Hampton Inn we stayed in on our way to Asheville.

The Inn
No detail is left unconsidered. From the exceptionally helpful front desk staff to the always-available concierge, the staff were all wonderful. We also enjoyed the small touches like a robe and slippers in the room and nightly turndown service. It's the little things that make the Inn.

Every detail also ensures that you're relaxed throughout your stay. As the many expectant mothers and fathers indicated, this is a great babymoon destination! Classical music plays at all times in the lobby and terrace. A pianist is on hand during the afternoon and evening. The grounds are private and quiet. I spent three days with no tv, and it was wonderful.

The Food
Dining at the Inn (and Biltmore in general) is pricey. My husband and I never skimp on food, so we were prepared for this. However, if that's not your thing, make plans to eat elsewhere. The breakfast buffet is $20 per person, the library lounge ran us $60 for dinner, and a no-expenses-spared dinner in the Dining Room topped $120 (before tip and after our passholder discount). I would dare say that our favorite dining experience was afternoon tea. At $23 per person, it's also not cheap, but was a great experience.

I've raved to everyone about my stay at the Inn. I truly believe you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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So. California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The fall months are beautiful in Asheville, NC. Staying at “The Inn on Biltmore Estate” was the “icing on the cake” for our October visit! On the 8000-acre grounds of the fabulous Biltmore Estate, the Inn fits right into the gorgeous setting. It is decorated in a style befitting the Vanderbilt name. Our room (#451) had two queen beds was very quiet, even though it overlooked the portico entrance to the hotel and Valet stand. Beyond that entrance, we could see a pastoral setting of rolling hills and trees and even saw deer in the morning! The bathroom was very nice and the amenities were of excellent quality.
We purchased a “package” that included our tickets to the tour the Biltmore Estate and to eat breakfast at the Inn in the morning. The breakfast was a deluxe buffet with all sorts of delicious offerings, including made-to-order omelets and tasty pastries. The servers were quite friendly and efficient.
Near the Inn is the “Antler Village” where there is a small, but very interesting museum named “The Biltmore Legacy Museum.” There are also shops and places to eat there…including the famous ice cream shop! For a reasonably-priced snack, just outside the gates to the Biltmore Estate is a McDonald’s. I was amazed at the décor in there…fancier than I could ever imagine at a McDonald’s!
The Inn certainly isn’t an inexpensive place to stay, but if you would like to treat yourself and feel pampered…I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

One of the best. Spotless, well maintained elegant rooms with beautiful location and views. Warm facility and staff. Perfect getaway for couples. Would like for them to offer more planned events such as Valentines and New Years Dine/Dance package with perhaps an optional Spa package. Truly and outstanding facility.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Although we chose to stay in a
Smaller king room for this visit, we were not disappointed. We felt the room was a bit more cozy. The view was again fantastic. Services from the front desk, valet parking, bellman, Library Lounge, The Dining Room were above and beyond. Heading back for another great weekend in February! Can't wait!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cary, North Carolina
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We've stayed at this property multiple times since it first opened, and in fact were guests on the very first weekend it opened to the public many years ago. At some hotels, you return as a guest hoping it will live up to your previous memories. This is one of the very rare properties where we've found it actually exceeds our memories.

What makes Inn on Biltmore so unique is that you definitely have the surroundings and extra touches you would expect in a top-level hotel. But you also get a bonus: the people seem genuinely friendly. It's not a forced, they-told-me-to-do-this kind of friendliness. It's a believable sense of helpfulness that begins when you call the reservation line and continues until you check out.

If you are planning to spend any time on the Biltmore Estate, the hotel shuttle service drops you off at the front door of multiple stops, which eliminates the hassle of the occasionally lengthy walk from the various parking lots.

If you can, get a package that includes breakfast--the chef's buffet is terrific. Also, if you're traveling with kids, they will put a DVD player in your room before your arrival, and the concierge has a vast library of movies (some of which even feature the Biltmore House in a prominent role).

If you are planning to visit the Estate, and are in any way considering the Grove Park Inn, you will make a mistake choosing that property over this one. Inn on Biltmore is superior in every way, and in many ways has become what the Grove Park used to be.

Room Tip: Rooms in the "turret" part of the inn have a great view of the Biltmore House.
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Address: 1 Antler Hill Road, Asheville, NC 28803
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Asheville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Asheville
#1 Spa Hotel in Asheville
#1 Romantic Hotel in Asheville
#1 Luxury Hotel in Asheville
#5 Business Hotel in Asheville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Inn on Biltmore Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 210
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Biltmore's tradition of warm, gracious hospitality as an honored guest at the Inn on Biltmore Estate. Choose from 210 beautifully appointed guest rooms including nine elegant suites. Flawless service. Fine dining. Marvelous mountain views. A relaxing veranda. Afternoon tea in the library. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, access to Biltmore--America's largest home--and much more. Concierges eager to assist you. Carefree transportation around the 8,000-acre estate. ... more   less 
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