We had not been to Asheville before. Toured the Biltmore Estate and came back to this Holiday Inn that we had booked. The immediate area has a number of what I would describe as old tourist hotels from back in the day. 50-60 year old hotels with signs with hillbilly's smoking corn cob pipes, etc. Also a number of low end restaurants. Not scary, just sort of down on it's heels.
This Holiday Inn was adequate enough. Seemed to be filled with area folks, this was a Thursday night and the pools were filled with families, kids, and couples. Which we thought strange for a weekday in April. Nevertheless, the room was clean, and had a decent view of the surrounding hills.
There was an Outback I believe behind the parking lot, and that served for dinner. We probably wouldn't stay here again, there must be more picturesque and better located hotels in Asheville, but it was alright for one night.
- 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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- Holiday Inn Hotel And Suites Asheville Downtown
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