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Downtown Inn & Suites
Ranked #42 of 63 Hotels in Asheville
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9 reviews
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“Inexpensive, but clean and friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

It's a throw back in time from the wallpaper to the furniture and the breakfast is slim.

However, that being said- it is clean, inexpensive, right in the heart of Asheville so you can easily walk to everything (food, shopping, music) and the staff is friendly and super helpful! I highly recommend it!

If your looking for luxury, this isn't your spot. If you're looking for cheap and clean with no driving, this is it!

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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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North Augusta, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

I stayed here over the weekend with my nephew and his wife. What a great experience! Very courteous staff, perfectly located to downtown, and clean rooms. Although an older building, it has been kept up nicely and was very clean. The breakfast was welcomed as well.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Back in the summer of 1969, as a teenager on my first visit to Asheville, I stayed at this place. It has not changed -- still the same wallpaper in the lobby as I recollect. Everything's still in working order -- the elevator, the hairdryer, the coffeemaker, the other amenities in the room. It is in nice proximity to everything in down town Asheville, as other reviewers point out: the shoppes, restaurants, pubs, historical places are all within walking distance. We left our car in convenient off-street parking provided free of charge. It is a doggy place, so you should be prepared to jostle with dogs in the lobby. At $70 a night, it is reasonable for the location, but you can find cheaper rooms in West Asheville or out Tunnel Road. From the hotel, it is easy to hop on I-40/I-26 to get out to the Blue Ridge Parkway or Hendersonville. As other reviewers advise, you should request the backside "mountain view" rooms for privacy and quiet. The "down town" side offers traffic noise at night and the chance to chat over the balcony with street people who ramble along Patton Ave in the early morning with their backpacks and bedrolls.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Atlanta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed here during Thanksgiving weekend. The inn is older but clean and you cannot beat the location. The green man pub, thirsty monk pub and Asheville brewing co. is just down the street. We were able to walk our dog in the morning and take her to several outdoor restaurants and then walk back to the inn and drop her off for more shopping. Breakfast is served until noon! Standard fare of Waffles, eggs, muffins, cereal, bagels. Security is nice. Need the key to use the outside stairs and elevators. We will absolutely stay here again next time. Dog fee is $10. Room about $80. I considered the renaissance but the dog fee was $100 - more than one night stay at the Downtown Inn. If you view rooms as a place to shower and rest up between shopping, brew tours, and outdoor hiking, then you will love this place. The employees are so friendly. Offered dog treats at check in. Offered to leave our dog in the room past check out since we wanted to have lunch before leaving!

Room Tip: If you want a quieter room, ask for back of inn closer to parking area. We stayed by traffic light a...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Duluth, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

This is a great place to stay for the money in the downtown area. We stayed here twice and the second time was awfully noisy because we were located right by the traffic light on Patton Ave. and the sound of cars taking off and reving their engines all night made it hard to sleep. The first time we stayed there was better because we weren't as close to the stop light traffic. The free breakfast is very good. We took a hot air balloon ride with R. O. Franks company and they pick up for the ride only a block away in the Wall Street parking garage. It was super convenient and great to come back for breakfast after the ride.

Room Tip: Don't get a room near the traffic lights on Patton Ave.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

My first impression of the hotel was "Well, this place definitely needs a renovation!"... But the hotel room had everything I needed for my stay; a clean bed, tv, fridge, coffee maker and a good shower, and after the first night my room almost started to feel like "home"! The location is the best; you can walk to pretty much anything downtown - and the breakfast is surprisingly good and varied. The rates were the best I could find in town and the staff were nice and helpful. The whole hotel just grew on me, and I will definitely come back for another stay, if I have the chance!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Raleigh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

The price cannot be beat for the location. It is located across the street from all types of excellent bars and restaurants so there is no need to move the car after arriving. Based on other recommendations I requested a top floor on the mountain side for a quieter atmosphere and it was met. The rooms are outdated but clean and the staff was hepfull during check in and when asking questions about food and bar locations. If you are looking for upscale modern rooms this is not the place for you. But if you want a great value within walking distance of downtown, this is the place!

Room Tip: Mountain side, top floor
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Downtown Inn & Suites
Address: 120 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3241 (Formerly Days Inn)
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Asheville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Asheville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Downtown Inn & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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