This hotel is not downtown, but on the 'outside' of the tunnel on Tunnel Road. Most will access it from Interstate 240, and from there is can be a little tough to find. Access is from a traffic light on Tunnel, and there is only a small sign at the turn that is shared with the Cracker Barrel and Outback restaurants. It's one of those situations where you can easily see the hotel but not the access! That being said, this was one of the better HI hotels I've stayed with. The whole facility was in good shape, clean, and bright. There is a restaurant and lounge in the lobby, with an outdoor deck off the back. There is a small indoor/outdoor pool with very limited seating. Parking is shoe-horned into the terrain, with the most accessible being under the hotel itself with elevator access that requires a room key.
All the amenities in the room (HVHC, microwave, fridge, etc.) worked well, there is a good selection of TV channels, and housekeeping was excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover a home away from home at our Asheville, NC hotel. The unique character of downtown Asheville and the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains surround the newly built Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Asheville Downtown.We're only 20 minutes from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) and a short drive from the many attractions and businesses in downtown Asheville, NC. Our hotel's location puts you close to it all: dining, shopping, entertainment and the arts. You can spend a day perusing the galleries of Grove Arcade, shopping at the Asheville Mall or touring the magnificent Biltmore Estate. Our hotel is less than five miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, deemed 'America's Favorite Drive.' Located only 1.2 Miles from the heart of town, corporate travelers appreciate our hotel's proximity to Asheville's central business district as well as many after hours establishments to enjoy food, drinks and entertainment.While lodging in our Asheville hotel, you're invited to use our meeting rooms as well as the 24-hour business center. We go beyond ordinary Asheville hotels to offer comforts you deserve, such as comfortable beds with triple sheeting, 32' HDTVs, free high-speed Internet access and a microwave and refrigerator in each room. An indoor/outdoor pool and spa, Chef's Corner Restaurant & Lounge are just a taste of the premium amenities you'll enjoy at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Asheville Downtown. Complimentary shuttle service (2 mile radius from hotel) from 4 pm to 10 pm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Hotel And Suites Asheville Downtown
- Holiday Inn Asheville
- Asheville Holiday Inn