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Princess Anne Hotel
Ranked #11 of 39 Asheville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wilmington, NC
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69 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Another Great Stay at Princess Anne!”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Just got back from Asheville and thoroughly enjoyed myself once again at the Princess Anne. This small circa 1924 hotel of 16 rooms offers the perfect combination of elegance and relaxation. Last night was chilly, so management lighted a fire in the living room where good quality wines and delicious hors d'oeuvres are served every afternoon at 4:30. Such a nice touch and so appreciated. Breakfast is also included with your room and one may select from three cooked-to-order meals. The Orange Cranberry French Toast with applewood smoked bacon and fresh fruit was the highlight for me this time. The coffee is great, too! And served at linen-covered tables with linen napkins and fresh flowers in the bud vases. Nothing is too much trouble for the Princess Anne staff. Pleasant personalities and warm smiles. Since I have to be in Asheville three or four times a year, I have become a regular at this lovely, privately-owned hotel. Give them a call. You will be much happier here!!!

Room Tip: Third floor rooms have no floor creak above you.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are happy to hear that you loved so many things about the Princess Anne Hotel. We hope to be preparing you another delicious breakfast soon!
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We were only able to stay the one night, but had a fantastic experience. The nice touch of wine and apps in the late afternoon was great. The room/suite was spacious and very comfortable and the location ideal for downtown Asheville. The service we received from start to finish was top notch. Next time we go back to Asheville this will definitely be our hotel of choice.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
We are delighted to hear that we made such a great impression, even though you only stayed for one night. Thank you for such a kind review! We are happy to hear you found your room comfortable, and the location convenient. We look forward to you booking a longer stay in the near future!
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

What was best ... the staff? the breakfast? the happy hour? Hard to say. Our group of 5 chose the Princess Anne for our annual long weekend getaway and we were pleased with every aspect of our stay. The staff went out of their way to help us with reservations, local information, directions, and even shared the recipe for some of the fantastic hors d'ouvers served during happy hour. We plan to return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Thank you for such a delightful review! We are very happy to hear that you can't decide what the best part of your stay was. It sounds like our staff went above and beyond to make sure you had a wonderful vacation. Thank you for taking the time to write about your great experience.
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Scarsdale, New York
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed in the Master Suite on the second floor, a wonderful set of rooms, especially for extended stays. It has a master bedroom, living room w/TV and pull-out sofa, and a kitchenette with a table for four and an additional seating area - great for morning coffee with the paper or book. The compliementary breakfast starts the day off nicely, with wine time" in late afternoon capping off the day - a great opportunity to chat with fellow travelers.

The hotel is located in the residential area with easy access to downtown dining and entertainment. It is a bit of a walk, but doable if you want to walk off dinner!

Room Tip: This is an old hotel, apparently reclaimed from being demolished; as such the floor are creaky and i...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the Princess Anne Hotel! We are so happy that you found your suite comfortable and spacious, and that you also enjoyed walking in to town. We anticipate your return!
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Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Princess Anne for two nights in October. The small hotel is perfect for enjoying Asheville. 10 minutes to the Biltmore and 3 minute drive to downtown. We were in the 3 room Master Suite on the third floor and had plenty of space with a small kitchen, a TV sitting room, nice bedroom and modern bathroom. The hotel only has queen sized beds. The afternoon wine and cheese period (4:30-6) was extremely nice sitting in the old living room and meeting other guests. John, the manager, mingled with the guests and helped on restaurant recommendations and making reservations. The complimentary breakfast was a nice way to start off the day. The hotel is quiet and charming and we enjoyed our stay very much.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, and that you found our location so convenient! We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed the company of other guests during our wine and hors doeuvres. We hope to see you back at the Princess Anne soon!
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Ladson, SC
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Princess Anne in March of this year and just returned home from our second visit. Our room both times was spacious and nicely furnished with a large walk-in closet. The hotel is quiet and historic, and the service and personnel are exemplary. We enjoyed the wine and hors d'oeuvres each evening and the absolutely delicious breakfasts both mornings. Guests are given a choice of three breakfast entrees.....usually an egg dish, pancakes or waffles, and a more healthy granola option. This morning I had delicious walnut pancakes with applewood smoked bacon and fresh fruit. Yummy! Wireless Internet access is free; parking is convenient. The hotel is located in a residential area, not surrounded by businesses or commercial ventures. Will we return to the Princess Anne? Absolutely!!!!

Room Tip: We've stayed in 204 and 304. They are identical, and we loved them both.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Thank you for such a kind review! We are thrilled to hear you loved everything about the hotel from the decor to the friendly staff. We anticipate your next visit!
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I booked a room for our 23rd wedding anniversary (with chocolate covered strawberries, roses and champagne). The one thing that has always troubled me about "restorations", whether it be an automobile, aircraft, or building, is that they are usually made to look "brand new". This hotel restoration, expertly done, did not attempt to hide away the true character of the place. Single pane double hung windows remain in the rooms (and yes the function perfectly). Exposed plumbing adds to the feel. Original wood floors with the occasional creak or uneven spot. The functioning 1950's elevator. The one thing that was definitely brought into the modern day was the bed's memory foam matress which was heaven. This hotel was very cool, the staff very friendly, and the breakfast outstanding.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
We are so happy to hear you chose our hotel for your 23rd Anniversary! Thank you for taking the time to write your appreciation for the mix of modern comforts and historic preservation in the Princess Anne Hotel. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Property: Princess Anne Hotel
Address: 301 E Chestnut St, Asheville, NC 28801-2099
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Asheville
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Asheville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Princess Anne Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travelers looking for an accommodation experience that provides the charm of a bed and breakfast, with the privacy of a hotel, need look no further than the Princess Anne Hotel. This historic Asheville inn promises to provide you with more than a place to lay your head. From our long list of modern amenities, to our friendly staff, we hope to become your new home-away-from-home! Best rate guaranteed. Call for assistance booking rooms with children, handicap-accessibility, and/or adjoining rooms. ... more   less 
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