Hotel and other overnight options in Asheville are as diverse as the city’s neighborhoods, restaurants, and art scene. Travelers will find an array of options ranging from the ultra-luxe to the ultra-convenient. With outstanding amenities, historical influence, comfortable rooms, and walkable locations, the following selection of accommodations provides travelers with access to the best of Asheville. And if none of these suit your fancy, there’s always camping.
Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown — A favorite among chain hotels, Hotel Indigo Asheville is known for its upscale rooms and environmentally minded service. It’s a three-minute walk to the Grove Arcade, shopping, restaurants, and quirky sights, but the Biltmore Estates are only two and a half miles away as well. Sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Parkway from the rooms welcome nature to the downtown setting.
Aloft Asheville Downtown — Marriott’s Aloft Asheville is a central hub for the city’s downtown area, and just a three-minute walk from the Asheville Art Museum. With an exceptional staff at reception and small yet recently renovated rooms, guests will enjoy the view no matter which room they check into. Sleek, modern rooms with bright colors give this hotel a lively atmosphere which is complemented by its rooftop pool and lobby pool table.
Inn on Westwood — Located in West Asheville, this bed and breakfast is perfect for walking to downtown while maintaining distance from the busy streets and noisy bars. Located within a historic home, there are two suites available, each with two bedrooms. The polished decor is minimal but tasteful. Unwind after a long day in the suites’ living rooms or stay in and cook inside the rooms’ kitchens. Complete with all hotel amenities like comfy robes and Aveda bath products, guests will sleep easy while staying at this peaceful inn.
Biltmore Estates — While we would all love to spend a night in the Biltmore home, the estate’s two luxury hotels are not shabby alternatives either. Whether staying at the Inn at Biltmore or the Cottage on Biltmore Estate, guests will find unparalleled service among a sophisticated setting. For a more intimate and customizable stay, choose the private cottage, which is the only Biltmore accommodation to date back to the time of the Vanderbilts.
Omni Grove Park Inn — Among the oldest and most historic hotels in Asheville, the Grove Park Inn, now owned by the Omni Resort Group, may also be the most storied. Its cavernous spa is among the best in the country, and the rooms have been occupied by celebrities, presidents like Barack Obama, and other significant figures such as author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Overflowing with Old World charm, the Grove Park, with its massive stone construction and warm furnishings such velvet chairs and leather couches, are as luxurious as hotels come.
The Windsor Boutique Hotel — This all-suite hotel from the early 1900s has since been renovated into a stylish, rustic-chic setting. With exposed brick walls and luxe furnishings for a cozy feeling of home, each room includes its own sitting area. Each room is unique, so browse through the options before booking to find the room that best suits your needs — be they a kitchenette or enough seating to entertain.
Sweet Peas Hostel — While a restful, quiet night’s sleep may be difficult to come by here, the beer is never far as this hostel is located above a brewpub and just a five-minute walk from the Grove Arcade. Sleeping arrangements vary from mixed dorms to sleeping “pods” with shelves, lockers, and a curtain for privacy. Wi-Fi is free, and towels and linens are provided. With a mural on the exterior, exposed brick and hardwood floors throughout the interior, and plants for a touch of live greenery, this hostel is sleek and clean.
Bon Paul & Sharky’s Hostel — Housed in a cottage, this quirky hostel is pet-friendly and includes a free continental breakfast. Dorm room-style accommodations are comfortable and include a locker for personal belongings. The vibrant rooms are cheerful and cozy with a living room complete with shelves of books, guitars, and a fireplace. Resembling something of a (significantly cleaner) college frat house, book a cottage or private room for added privacy. Camping in the backyard is also available for an even cheaper overnight stay.
Asheville Hostel & Guest House — A slew of restaurants and breweries are within easy walking distance of this youth hostel, but to reach any attractions or to do any sightseeing, driving will be required. Free parking, however, is provided. Bright monochrome private rooms are complete with all necessary amenities such as linens and towels and have simple furnishings yet are very clean. Guests must be 18 or older, but those staying at the Asheville Hostel will enjoy the community lounge and garden.
Gashes Fluss Haus — Set in a renovated 116-year-old cabin, this quaint home is a lovely mountain getaway just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, but it’s also a five-minute drive to downtown. Giving its guests both seclusion and access to the city, Gashes Fluss Haus combines the best of old and new with features like a wood-burning stove and Roku TV. Note that the loft and bedroom have low ceilings reaching just over six feet tall.
Historic Church — Those looking for a private room and bath with communal spaces will find this unique escape appealing. The 1920s church was active for 80 years before being converted into a warm, modern home. Inside a historic church, this property is located in the River Arts District and just one mile from the Biltmore Estates.
Haywood Urban Apartment — Travelers seeking an immersive experience into local culture will love not only visiting, but staying in West Asheville on Haywood Road. This Instagram-ready apartment with chalkboard walls and bright accent furnishings is just steps away from the trendy neighborhood’s shopping, dining, and bars. Though this studio apartment is in the basement of a home, it is completely private with its own entrance and access to a backyard garden.
Historic River Arts District Home — Larger groups visiting the River Arts District will enjoy this entire historic home to themselves. With two bedrooms that can accommodate up to five guests, this polished home is sleek and stylish with large marble bathrooms and comfortable Southern-inspired sitting areas. The light-filled rooms are ideal for relaxing and entertaining.