Wondering where to stay in Asheville, NC? Find Downtown Asheville hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, resorts, and historic inns.
If you are headed to Western North Carolina and are looking for the best places to stay in Asheville, NC, we got your back, especially as locals.
Whether you are craving those mountain luxury resorts, historic Bed & Breakfasts, quaint inns, or Downtown Asheville hotels, you’ll find something for everyone in every price range.
Find boutique hotels, cottages, romantic getaways, and suites. Many of these places to stay in Asheville are kid and pet-friendly too.
We’ll talk about the best amenities along with things to do nearby each Asheville accommodation.
Below, explore some of the best places to stay in Asheville that we, our friends and family, and our readers most love.
Keep in mind that “best” is subjective, and we’d love to hear your favorite Asheville, NC hotels in the comments.
So, where should you stay in Asheville? Let’s get started!
*Please remember that B&Bs and hotels in Asheville tend to book up quickly, especially in the fall, spring, and around holidays. Make dinner reservations wherever you can, as well.*
After you book your Asheville stay, read more about the best things to do across the city.
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Best Places To Stay In Downtown Asheville
Aloft Asheville Downtown
If you are looking for places to stay in Downtown Asheville, the Aloft Asheville Downtown is newly renovated (as of 2020).
A Marriott property, we’ve worked with Aloft to showcase local businesses and have taken multiple tours of their gorgeous renovation process.
You’ll love Aloft’s vibrant murals, updated rooms, and sprawling public areas. Aloft hosts live music, has a sleek bar with selfie mirrors, and features a patio space overlooking bustling Downtown AVL.
Did we mention the rooftop pool with breathtaking mountain views? This Downtown Asheville hotel is trendy, modern, and clean.
We recommend staying at Aloft for a romantic weekend getaway for couples or a celebratory trip with friends.
You’ll find Chestnut, The Blackbird Restaurant, Double D’s – one of Asheville’s coolest coffee shops – and Barley’s Taproom nearby.
Look for the Daydreamer mural and Marked Tree Vineyard Tasting Room – one of Asheville’s delicious wine bars – on Biltmore Ave.
Stay At Aloft: Book your stay here.
The Foundry Hotel Asheville
Another gorgeous place to stay in Asheville, be sure to check out The Foundry Hotel. This is a prime location and 4-star property.
Stroll up to the historic brick facade and sprawling green grass dotted with firepits and comfy chairs. The Foundry is a nod to Asheville’s industrial history.
Glowing candle scones will make you question if you’d entered quaint Charleston, SC instead – and you’ll forget that right outside, Asheville’s bustling downtown awaits you.
In this corner of Asheville, also celebrate the history and people of “The Block,” Asheville’s oldest Black neighborhood and business district.
You can’t miss Triangle Park’s fabulous murals – a tribute to the people who lived and worked here.
The Foundry Hotel might also sound familiar for Benne on Eagle, its famous Appalachia-style eatery, which is another one of Asheville’s unforgettable restaurants.
Benne on Eagle’s former Chef, Ashleigh Shanti, recently competed on Top Chef.
Inside, head to The Foundry’s jaw-dropping bar and lounge, which features craft libations in the trendiest space. In fact, many have wedding and engagement pictures taken here.
Out of all of the Downtown Asheville hotels, The Foundry exudes elegance and character.
Close to Aloft Hotel, too, walk to one of Asheville’s delicious breweries like Bharmari Brewing, Dssolvr, and One World.
For Asheville brewpubs and taverns, Wicked Weed and Pack’s Tavern are around the corner along with Pack Square – home to festivals, a park, and music.
Order some of Asheville’s best desserts from Old Europe, Asheville Chocolate, or French Broad Chocolate Lounge.
For nearby AVL fine dining, enjoy Limones, Posana – with a dedicated gluten-free kitchen – and Cúrate.
Stay At The Foundry: Book your stay here.
DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville/Downtown (formerly Hyatt Place)
One of the best hotels in Asheville for location and drinks with beautiful views, you cannot miss the DoubleTree, greeting you from I-240 on your way into Downtown Asheville.
As locals, we love heading over to DoubleTree for drinks and grub at one of the best rooftop bars in Asheville, The Montford Rooftop Bar.
Here, spy gorgeous views of Asheville, especially its Historic Montford neighborhood.
You’ll have access to the pool, WiFi, and 24-hour fitness center. This property is conveniently located near the historic Grove Arcade.
Don’t miss the Battery Park Book Exchange, one of Asheville’s most famous bookstores, filled with used books and a champagne bar.
Stay At The DoubleTree: Book your vacation now.
More Popular Downtown Asheville Hotels
- AC Hotel By Marriott Downtown Asheville – A Downtown Asheville, pet-friendly hotel with views, this Asheville hotel is located on Broadway Street in a central location.
- Hotel Indigo – Located on Haywood Street, you are only three minutes away from the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. This pretty and modern hotel has an on-site restaurant and bar as well as hardwood floors in all of the rooms.
- Cambria Hotel – Located on Page Ave. with Cultivated Cocktails — one of Asheville’s best distilleries — and across from the Grove Arcade, this is the perfect Downtown Asheville hotel if you have an event at the US Cellular Center. Don’t miss dinner at Asheville Proper.
- Haywood Park Hotel – In the heart of Downtown Asheville, enjoy a complimentary breakfast, free champagne upon arrival, and free Wi-Fi at this boutique Asheville hotel. Eat at Isa’s French Bistro, a fabulous Downtown Asheville breakfast spot or go-to for weekend AVL brunch.
- The Windsor Boutique Hotel – Built in 1907, this boutique luxury hotel is also a Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice award-winning downtown Asheville accommodation.
Read more about Downtown Asheville’s delicious restaurants.
Where To Stay In Asheville Outside Of Downtown
If you are looking for something other than hotels, Asheville Cottages is by far one of the absolute best places to stay in Asheville, NC.
Managed by the Manche family, they gifted us two nights at The Bradford Cottage to have the full experience. We are pretty sure you’ll never want to stay anywhere else.
Pull up to a private drive and loop filled with one to three-bedroom luxury cottages. There are centrally-located communal fire pits, and all cottages sit far back from the North Carolina Highway.
You won’t hear a thing except for your bubbling hot tub.
With a cleanliness score of 100, find all of the amenities you could ever need, including gas fireplaces, enclosed and private decks with a grill and hot tub, heated bathroom floors, and multiple showerheads in the master bathroom.
Cottages boast of full kitchens, which are well-stocked with a snack basket, dishes, and cleaning supplies — local coffee included. They even have beer mugs frosting in the freezer.
Find sleep number mattresses, gorgeous garden tubs, and outdoor rocking chairs. If you are looking for the most luxurious place to stay in Asheville, this is it.
Don’t just take our word for it, though; multiple Uncorked Asheville readers have stayed here and loved it too.
Asheville Cottages is conveniently located off of Brevard Road/North Carolina Highway 191 close to the Asheville Outlets, The NC Arboretum, our favorite sub restaurant, Apollo Flame, and a delicious taco joint, Papas And Beer.
Stay at Asheville Cottages: Book your cottage oasis
Hampton Inn And Suites Asheville Biltmore Area
Although this Asheville hotel sits on busy Brevard Road – NC-191 – across from the Asheville Outlets, it’s one of our favorites before moving to Asheville.
Hampton Inn features a small outdoor patio with a fire pit, bar, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and a pool.
Clean, updated, and in the middle of everything, you can easily access Downtown AVL, Biltmore, and the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP).
The North Carolina Arboretum and Bent Creek Experimental Forest – mountain biking trails – are right here, too.
Hop the BRP for our favorite NC Blue Ridge Parkway hikes: Mount Pisgah, Skinny Dip Falls, Fryingpan Tower, Graveyard Fields, and Black Balsam.
Plus, grab a quick breakfast or lunch to-go with tons of food options at your hotel’s door.
Read more about our favorite Asheville lunch options or pack a picnic and head out.
Stay At The Hampton Inn: Book your stay now.
Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
An Autograph Collection Hotel, Grand Bohemian Asheville is perfect if you wish to stay in Biltmore Village. Biltmore Village is full of shopping, restaurants, and breweries.
Biltmore Estate is across the (busy) street, and the property is about three miles from the heart of Downtown Asheville. Be forewarned that this area grows congested with traffic, though.
Similar to The Foundry, Grand Bohemian is one of the coolest and best hotels in Asheville for ambiance, character, and luxury.
Encounter a rustic 19th-century hunting lodge filled with classy 21st-century amenities.
As a 4-star luxury Asheville hotel, enjoy the spa, gym, and business center. Grand Bohemian is pet-friendly and has free Wi-Fi.
If taxidermy isn’t for you or you are living a vegan lifestyle, though, this might not be the best place to stay in Asheville.
Otherwise, enter a grand lobby filled with a blazing four-sided fireplace, comfy and stylish seating, and the friendliest staff. Showcased in locked containers on the walls, peer in at old hunting rifles.
Glimmering crystals hang from antler chandeliers and spy purple lights and flowery chairs, which lessen the “hunting” feel.
Famous for its Red Stag Grill – where European meets the Carolinas’ cuisine – sit at the bar or grab a table for cocktails and some of the most decadent charcuterie in town.
While in Biltmore Village, grab a meal at the famous Corner Kitchen and coffee from Well-Bred Bakery, two awesome Biltmore area restaurants.
Stay At The Grand Bohemian: Book your stay now.
More Places To Stay Around Asheville
- The Residences At Biltmore – If you are looking for more places to stay in Asheville’s Biltmore Village, find studios and 1-3 bedroom suites in this ‘aparthotel.’
- Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park – Craving more shopping and restaurants outside of downtown? This Hilton is located in Biltmore Park Town Square, perfect for added entertainment.
- Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Asheville Westgate, NC – Located right off of the highway, this sleek and clean hotel was our pick to close on our Asheville home. This is also a great distance from Asheville’s River Arts District.
Resorts & Biltmore Accommodations
The Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville
Did you know that F. Scott Fitzgerald summered at the Grove Park Inn while Zelda stayed at Highland Hospital?
Afflicted with numerous illnesses, Grove’s doctors recommended that he relocate to Asheville. Grove was famous for selling quinine to prevent malaria.
In 1913, he opened The Grove Park Inn to the public, just a few decades after the completion of Biltmore Estate.
Today, The Grove Park Inn resembles an adult Disney World resort, boastful of that luxury mountain lifestyle.
It’s also one of the most romantic places to stay in Asheville, perfect for a couples’ getaway.
OK; maybe it’s haunted too… There are rumors of the Pink Lady floating around.
Situated in North Asheville, we frequent this breathtaking and historic Asheville resort for drinks at The Great Hall bar and to meet up with friends and guests.
The Grove Park Inn also features some of the most intimate restaurants in AVL. We highly recommend dinner or lighter fare and delicious seasonal cocktails at Edison.
Plus, The Grove Park Inn is famous for its sunsets, which you can see from the aptly-named Sunset Terrace. Sunset Terrace is another delicious fine dining option.
For even more perks, The Grove Park Inn hosts an annual holiday gingerbread competition and houses a luxury spa – one of Condé Nast Traveler’s top resort spas in North America.
Golf and enjoy their indoor or outdoor pools.
Read more about visiting Asheville at Christmas. Along with the gingerbread competition, Biltmore’s Candlelight Christmas Evenings are high up on our AVL winter traditions.
Stay At The Omni Grove Park Inn: Book Your Well-Deserved Vacation At The Omni Grove Park Inn.
Village Hotel On Biltmore Estate
Many visitors love to stay at Biltmore Estate – America’s largest home and the former residence of George and Edith Vanderbilt. The estate is massive.
We have been Biltmore annual passholders for years, and we love taking advantage of their “passholder appreciation” seasons for discounts on food, lodging, and events.
We cannot recommend Biltmore enough for its wine, history, dining, great tours, and gentle hiking and biking trails (over 22 miles!). Yes; that Biltmore ticket price is worth it.
One of the best places to stay in Asheville, The Village Hotel is centrally located on the property – in Antler Hill Village – with moderate prices and spa access.
The amenities are plentiful, and The Village Hotel has a pool as well as its own restaurant, Village Social. Village Social serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner – with a kids’ menu.
Think Southern and traditional American favorites. Egg platters for breakfast, sandwiches, soups, and salads for lunch, and pot roast, steak, and salmon for dinner.
The Kitchen Cafe even boasts gourmet lattes and sandwiches as you check-in.
If you are visiting or staying at The Village Hotel, we also recommend lunch or dinner at Cedric’s Tavern. Their seasonal cocktails are divine.
And, keep in mind that Biltmore is kid-friendly, especially with the large playground, Bike Barn – perfect for low-key mountain biking, live demonstrations, and the farmyard.
If you are looking for family-friendly Asheville hotels, this is a great spot.
Stay At The Village Hotel: Book your stay now.
The Inn On Biltmore Estate
If you are looking for places to stay in Asheville that will have you feeling like a Vanderbilt, Biltmore is where it’s at.
The Inn On Biltmore Estate is a luxury 4-star hotel and costs more than The Village Hotel. This Asheville resort is perfect if you are looking for world-class dining and spa treatments.
AAA, Forbes Travel Guide, Travel + Leisure, and Condé Nast also love up on this Asheville accommodation.
The Inn has the most conveniences out of the estate properties, including those coveted mountain views. Each suite is named after one of George Vanderbilt’s friends or relatives.
While here, don’t miss the Library Lounge, which serves classy seasonal cocktails and tapas. It’s one of the sleekest bars at Biltmore.
Just keep your eye on their dress codes, especially in the evening. Flip flops and denim won’t fly here after dark.
Stay At The Inn: Reserve your room.
Asheville’s Bed & Breakfasts
1900 Inn On Montford
Located in the Historic Montford neighborhood, this charming Asheville Bed & Breakfast offers a 3-course breakfast and live music on Saturdays.
The Inn is about one mile from downtown and features a small fridge, fireplace, and TV in each room. Parking is free, and the 1900 Inn on Montford is pet-friendly.
Nearby, don’t miss Riverside Cemetery – Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry are buried here.
You’ll find delicious Asheville restaurants like Nine Mile and will also be incredibly close to the best restaurants in North AVL.
Beaver Lake & the Botanical Gardens at Asheville are also nearby. Catch Shakespeare in the Park from May through October.
Stay At the 1900 Inn On Monford: Book your stay here.
A few more Asheville Bed & Breakfasts In Montford include:
- The 1899 Wright Inn & Carriage House – One mile from downtown with free parking, this Queen Anne Victorian Mansion has all of the old charms with modern amenities and a shared garden.
- The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast – One of Asheville’s longest operating inns, this 1898 pink lady Queen Anne/Georgian-style inn is also one of the first stops on Asheville’s historic trolley tours.
- Black Walnut B&B Inn – Designed and built by Richard Sharp-Smith — Biltmore’s supervising architect — in 1899, two of the eight rooms are pet-friendly. Close to downtown, they offer afternoon tea.
Read more about all of the character and charm in each Asheville neighborhood.
1898 Waverly Inn (Hendersonville)
The 1898 Waverly Inn is not in Asheville, but instead, resides in Hendersonville, NC – which is about 40 minutes away from AVL.
We wanted to drop this one on the list because we loved staying here while we were house-hunting in Asheville.
A gorgeous Bed and Breakfast, the rooms and bathrooms might be a little small, but it’s so sweet. We loved the friendly and knowledgeable hosts.
The Waverly Inn offers an early evening happy hour with local bevies, free parking, and of course, breakfast. They accommodated our lactose and gluten food intolerances.
From the Inn, walk into Downtown Hendersonville.
See all that Hendersonville has to offer here, and don’t miss Umi Sushi, one of the best restaurants in Hendersonville.
For Hendersonville breweries, head to D9 for sours and Oklawaha for delicious gluten-reduced brews.
DuPont Forest’s gorgeous waterfalls are close by. You might recognize some of those AVL waterfalls from The Last Of The Mohicans and The Hunger Games movies.
Plus, Hendersonville is most famous for its fall apple orchards and incredible wineries, including Stone Ashe and Point Lookout Vineyards.
Read more about all of the wineries near Asheville.
Book The 1898 Waverly Inn: Reserve your room.
Black Mountain Inn (Black Mountain)
One more Bed & Breakfast option for where to stay near Asheville – that’s only 25 minutes away – we adore Black Mountain.
Black Mountain is a sweet WNC mountain town filled with delicious restaurants and some of the best things to do, including hiking and shopping.
Since we are boozy travelers, we also appreciate Black Mountain’s numerous breweries. Oak & Grist is their fantastic distillery and makes some of the best craft cocktails around.
When we stay in Black Mountain, we used to book The Inn Around The Corner; however, they recently closed their doors (and we’ve hence updated this post).
For another Bed & Breakfast option, you can stay at the Black Mountain Inn, a 19th-century property.
Along with charming rooms, enjoy the garden or sauna. Some rooms even have claw-foot tubs.
Be sure to take a stroll around Lake Tomahawk – one the best lakes near AVL – caffeinate at The Dripolater, and catch a live performance at White Horse.
Black Mountain has so much to offer; you will certainly never grow restless.
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Friday 29th of October 2021
We just drove a bit of the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped over in Asheville. I have to say the food at Papa's & Beer was excellent. Tasty, fresh and we loved all the salsa selections. Good choice!
Friday 29th of October 2021
Hey Lori, I'm so glad! You know Clayton and I love it there. Haha!
Wednesday 13th of October 2021
Am loving all of your amazing blog posts. Am headed to Asheville this weekend for the first time. Your posts have helped me tailor my itinerary to maximize my time there. Thanks so much.
Meanwhile, I have Asheville on my retirement-living short list and would like to spend some time there to get a feel for the area and community. I’m wondering if you could recommend a place to stay for a month or so. Someplace I could have as a base while I both work and explore. Could be a house, apartment, or residential hotel. As far as budget, I’m thinking $$$ or less for a month’s stay. And I don’t really have a time frame nailed down, so seasonal options, if available, would be appreciated. Finally, someplace downtown or nearby would be great. Does the Battery Park Book Exchange have a sister inn? I’m joking, but that will give you a sense of who I am.
Saturday 16th of October 2021
Thank you so much for the kind message and welcome to Asheville. You are arriving just in time for the fall foliage.
Haha, I wish we could stay inside the Battery Park Book Exchange. That would be fantastic.
I'd look around North Asheville near UNC - Asheville. I have friends who just rented a home there, and I don't think they have as restrictive lease agreements. Some of that area (like Montford) is also somewhat walkable to downtown -- but still a tad father out.
The Residence Inn (Marriott) at Biltmore offers extended stay rooms and receives good reviews; we've been around there but have never stayed there. Tunnel Road has extended stay hotels, but that area is kind of wild (and strip mall-ish).
I'd check Airbnb, too. The city is restrictive on Airbnbs -- so they are usually on the outskirts of town -- but they do exist. We've also had friends in town that found cottages for rent around The NC Arboretum area (South Asheville).