So happy I chose Village Hotel for our Biltmore weekend. Our room and the property were so clean and the staff was so nice and friendly. Limited hours on restaurants so be aware that there aren't any late night options for snacks/drinks after 8 or 9pm. No crowds, just a relaxing weekend, beautiful sunflowers are right across from the parking lot. Loved our stay and can't wait for our next visit.
To host a whole family at Biltmore over the weekend was a special occasion for all. There was enough to do to satisfy all in the group. Flowers were not blooming; but, the Christmas lights and tree were. The Downton Abbey display was a hit with the ladies.
Driving from Indiana to South Carolina, we stopped at the Village Hotel on the Biltmore Estate grounds. An outstanding hotel. Great service, exceptionally clean room, and located a 3 minute walk from Biltmore Village, filled with a great PUb, shops, and a winery which has tastings during the day. Our overall experience was excellent. It was worth staying there rather than at a nondescript highway hotel or motel. Spend the few extra bucks, and have a great experience.
The Village Hotel offers a more casual stay when compared to the nearby Inn on the hill: And that is of course, reflected in the price. So, the overall value is what is used to draw patrons in. You won’t find a spa(not that it would be open), nor a 5 star restaurant, or any fancy linens for that matter. The Village Hotel is designed with a more laid back approach. This wasn’t our first stay, but the first with the COVID situation. I won’t go through the rules, as they are the same everywhere now. But I will let you know that the upstairs terrific casual eatery, Village Social, is only open from 7am-3pm daily; and only till 9pm on the weekends: Oh, and with a limited menu. The food is still very good, but the hours of operation make it difficult. If you are visiting the house and gardens later in the day, as we did, you’ll have to be back before about 8:45. On the weekend, I feel a later a time for dinner and a drinks should be allowed... Say 10pm? Through the week, I’m guessing there’s not enough patrons yet to stay open later than 3pm... The rooms are nice and comfy, but nothing too special. I will say the room was spotless. Good news: The shower pressure was much better this time around. And though there’s not much of a real view, we had a direct line of sight to the tower clock from the top floor. There’s also a refreshing pool on ground level, which we used for 3 hrs while waiting for our room. Sadly, there is no spa, or hot tub on property. I will mention the negative. We booked our room over the phone, and reserved a 2 bed room, with an early check in, if possible. When we arrived we were told we had booked a handicapped room, and it wouldn’t be ready till later. I informed them with my confirmation in hand, that it was a normal double bed booking. We are told that it would still not be possible, as they were sold out. But since we were there so early, I asked, “why not save the handicapped room for someone who might actually need it? Or, maybe for someone who will not be able to make it there later in the day?”... I will say the manager finally worked it out, and gave us a nice regular room on the 4th floor; though it took till 4pm(5hrs later) to get in it. The grandkids were exhausted by this point. All n all, we ended up with a good stay. And even after the bumps in the road, I’m hoping to stay her again in the future. The value and proximity are more in line with the visiting family, than that of The Inn at Biltmore. And that’s not a knock on The Inn: it’s a very nice hotel in its own right. Its just more of a couple’s place for romance, etc... Anyways, If you’re visiting Biltmore, make a hotel reservation early, check it twice, and enjoy a stay at The Village Hotel.....…
We had a fabulous stay here! We were looking for a quiet place to go during Covid and the Biltmore was the perfect destination! We have been to the estate many times but never stayed on site. Well, that will change from now on as the Village Hotel was perfect for enjoying all that the Biltmore has to offer. It was not crowded and the staff was very attentive to the CDC rules. The rooms are nice and I was given one with a lovely view of the surrounding mountains.