Ok - the hotel is not downtown. It's a quick car ride and parking garages close to the fun charge $5 (all day). The staff there is extremely nice and helpful. The rooms were spacious and clean. Flat screen TVs and pretty much any cable channel you can think of. Hotel bar has local beers in tap. No complaints.
Lots of chain restaurants within walking distance. A really fun Mexican place across the street. If you are into craft beer, Ingles has a great selection (get their advantage card to get the sale price).
So the bear - We parked in back by the wooded area. Went to my car around 10 AM, and a pretty big black bear was walking by in front of it. Thankfully, he was on the other side of a chain link fence...cool to see though.
- 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
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