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Princess Anne Hotel
Ranked #12 of 39 Asheville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 19, 2009

I cannot say enough about The Princess Anne Hotel...It is intimate, yet the staff respects your privacy...the breakfast is prepared in a European fashion with top quality ingredients...the grounds are gorgeous and the Hotel cat, Dina, is an added boon!!! I adore the staff and will treasure the moments until I can return...;)

Stayed: October 2009, traveled solo
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PrincessAnneHotel, Management at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2009

We love your visits too K.! The "hotel cat" belongs to the night manager. She enjoys greeting and mingling with guests on the porches, but she has her own home separate from the main hotel. Thank you for the great review! All of us here at the Princess Anne look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

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Reviewed October 11, 2009

The Princess Anne was a wonderful hotel. It had the amenities of a hotel (most importantly privacy) with the intimacy and character of a bed and breakfast. The staff was extremely helpful and kind. Also, we greatly enjoyed the quality of the breakfast and the nightly wine and h'our dourves. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled on business
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PrincessAnneHotel, Management at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2009

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us at the Princess Anne! Thank you for taking the time to recommend us to others. We look forward to your next stay!

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Reviewed October 9, 2009

Drove to Asheville for one night at The Princess Anne and loved it! Honestly we embarked on so many conversations about how much we loved the Inn, we might have been considered a bore. The atmosphere was charming yet crisp. The food was unique but delicious...lemon chiffon pancakes with fried eggs, sausage & fresh fruit. The wine selection was superb. The staff was sweet and efficient. Our desk clerk had the charm of a little sister but the skill of a concierge. The walk to downtown was more of a trek, keep in mind Asheville is mountain town, leave the heels at home. We strolled the neighborhood after breakfast the next morning and fell in love. What a wonderful night. We'll be back. Don't change a thing.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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PrincessAnneHotel, Management at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2009

We're so pleased that you're boring others with your praise for the Princess Anne! Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope you'll visit again soon!

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Reviewed September 28, 2009

We had the most pleasant experience during our most recent visit to Asheville!! This hotel was well beyond our expectations. The entire place was very clean and had beautiful decor. The breakfast included is PHENOMENAL!!! Our first morning the breakfast was a vegetable omelette (best I ever Had), the second morning was gingerbread waffles..... YUM!!!!
Another bonus with this hotel is the Wine and Hors' Dourves served every evening. Very nice spread and decent wine choices. The ladies at the front desk were the nicest, most accomodating hotel staff I have ever had the pleasure to meet.
We will most definitely be returning to this hotel on any future visit. I wish there were more Princess Anne's in the world.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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PrincessAnneHotel, Management at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2009

We are so glad that your experience here at the Princess Anne was phenomenal. Thank you for taking the time to compliment us. The gingerbread waffles are one of my favorites too!

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Reviewed August 21, 2009

This is a very nice B&B style inn, without all the over-the-top Victorian excess that often comes with a B&B. It is in a pleasant, older residential neighborhood a bit north of the city, but close enough to downtown by car. The decor of the inn is cleanly executed, tasteful, and has a nice Asheville style. The dining room is simple and beautiful, perfect for this style of inn. Snacks and wine, etc. are provided in late afternoon, and they were wonderful on our recent stay. Olives, cheese, crackers, nuts, dips, and spreads were all of high quality and very good. The wine selection was varied and perfectly fine. Guests can relax in a large living room or adjacent study, or on the front patio or nice back porch. Orange juice at breakfast was freshly squeezed--really fabulous. There is a local type coffee shop about a block away, within easy walking distance. The inn provides good parking.

Staff were all very cordial, unobtrusive, and professional.

Slight drawbacks to the inn are the following. 1) Breakfast begins at 8:30, a bit late for those of us who would like to get going in the morning. There is one selection at breakfast; if this is not satisfactory, guests may have yogurt and granola. Our first morning the offered dish was banana and raspberry crepes, which sound good, but I actually tire of goopey crepe offerings at B&Bs. I would have preferred a savory alternative or just toast or something continental. 2) In the room, it would be nice to have two luggage racks instead of just one. Two people need a place to put their luggage. 3) The bathroom needs a shelf or a place for two people to put their toiletries, instead of on the floor. 4) The flat screen tv in the room is a nice touch, but it's small. 5) Personnel never seemed to be at the desk. The inn should have a bell at the front desk for guests to summon staff. After all, guests need to check in and out, and ask questions.

Overall, this inn is a nice alternative to big hotels or overdone B&Bs. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2009

My husband and I visited the Princess Anne for our anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit! The staff was very friendly, the breakfasts were great (although my husband complained because he did not like the lavender in his crepe, I liked it though which is just a matter of taste), and our room was great. We stayed in room 207 and it was very spacious with three rooms not including the bathroom. The Princess Anne is very convenient off the interstate, but we chose to drive into downtown because it was about a 20 minute non scenic walk. We just drove about 5 minutes into downtown and parked behind the civic center which was about $1 a day!! We stayed in downtown several years ago, but enjoyed being slightly out of downtown because it was much more quiet and relaxing. The Princess Anne was quaint, quiet, and had a wonderful porch to sit on and relax while we enjoyed the great complementary wine and cheese. We will definitely stay at the Princess Anne when we return to Asheville.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2009

Although we have never stayed at a true B&B, we decided to take a chance on the Princess Anne. We were not disappointed. The rooms were very clean (with the exception of the ceiling fan blades - only my obsessive wife noticed) as were the common areas as well. The owners have done a great job preserving the hotel and bring some modern amenities to the guests. The afternoon appetizers and wine tasting were great. Breakfast was excellent every day (and they had a perfect score by the health department). The staff was extremely helpful.

The hotel was very easy to get to from the highway, within borderline walking distance to downtown. There is a parking lot that could have been larger and street parking for anyone that couldn't find a space. Parking in downtown is a pain and can be expensive, so walking isn't that bad of an idea.

We stayed in a one bedroom suite that included a small kitchenette. As long as you can get over the fact that the sink is in the bedroom instead of in the bathroom, you should have no complaints at all.

Since this is an old hotel, you'll have to make allowances for creaky floor and doors that are difficult to shut. But this shouldn't deter you. This hotel was very classy. We had a great experience.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: 301 E Chestnut St, Asheville, NC 28801-2099
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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 #12 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Asheville
Price Range: $153 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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