Traveled to Asheville, NC on vacation with friends. In all honesty the Hotel was chosen due to employee room rate availability. We were very happy with the outcome. Hotel was clean, well lit and rooms comfortable. Greeted on a chilly day with a fire in the lobby fireplace and Mark at check-in who was helpful. Cindy at the front desk and the staff overall were always quick with a friendly smile and handled the crowded lobby and restaurant with courtesy and professionalism. A nice fresh hot breakfast buffet is complementary (2 types of scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, biscuits, waffles, etc.), This is a pet friendly hotel and we saw all types of breeds and sizes during the 5 nights of our stay. Only a certain number of rooms are set aside for Pet owners and pet noise was not an issue. While it is convenient to I-40 it is about 8-10 minutes from the downtown Asheville area. If you are on a budget there are several nice low cost eateries along with the standard fast food joints and a grocer nearby. The room does not have a safe, microwave or fridge. Would stay here again.