The Best Luxury Hotels in Asheville, North Carolina

The Inn on Biltmore Estate, home of the legendary Vanderbilt family, is a Blue Ridge Mountain luxury resort, with its own winery, hiking trails, and Antler Hill Village to explore
The Inn on Biltmore Estate, home of the legendary Vanderbilt family, is a Blue Ridge Mountain luxury resort, with its own winery, hiking trails, and Antler Hill Village to explore | Courtesy of The Inn on Biltmore Estate / Expedia
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31 May 2021

The secret is out: once touted as a hidden gem, Asheville in North Carolina is one of the most popular cities along the Appalachian Trail. Outdoor adventures, a bustling historic downtown, and southern charm are enough to draw anyone to Asheville, but the city’s lavish hotels will certainly convince you to stay a while longer. Room service, resort-caliber amenities, and chic cocktails in these luxury hotels make for a luxe vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains – bookable with Culture Trip.

Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Autograph Collection

Chain Hotel, Boutique Hotel
4.6/5 (653 Reviews)
Grand Bohemian Asheville
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With the Biltmore Estate as your neighbor, the sophisticated guest rooms of the Grand Bohemian will spoil you from head to toe. Seasoned steaks at the Red Stag Grill and steamy body scrubs in the Poseidon Spa engulf your senses. Choose a delicious breakfast of eggs, toast, and fruit in bed or on your balcony as you wake up to views of Asheville. Enjoy an invigorating workout in the well-equipped fitness center, then head out to grab a cup of coffee from the Starbucks across the street, en route to your day in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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The Omni Grove Park Inn

Resort, Inn, Spa Hotel
4.5/5 (945 Reviews)
The Omni Grove Park Inn
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A subterranean spa, a Donald Ross-designed golf course, and four dedicated restaurants with locally-sourced menus will lure you out of the five-star retreat-style suites at the Omni Grove Park Inn. Roam into the mountains on a wild food foraging experience or stay in and let the kids run wild in the 50,000sqft (4,600sqm) sports complex. Have a four-legged friend in tow? The pet-friendly Vanderbilt Wing will give your dog stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains that it will be begging to explore.

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The Inn on Biltmore Estate

Inn
4.8/5 (779 Reviews)
The Inn on Biltmore Estate
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The Inn on Biltmore Estate delivers the same renowned world-class hospitality you’d expect from the former home of the Vanderbilt family. From the winery and spa to the Library Lounge and Antler Hill Village, the grounds are your playground for the length of your stay. For unrivalled luxury, the Chateau Tier Grand King Room is elegantly adorned with comfortable seating and top-tier amenities. With 24-hour concierge service and in-room dining, you can spend all weekend dressed in nothing but a custom robe, slippers, and unparalleled luxury.

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The Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel
4.6/5 (249 Reviews)
Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton
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A historical stalwart of Asheville, this hotel once housed the foundry that forged steel for the Biltmore mansion. Today, its prime location on “The Block” keeps you within walking distance of the best breweries and eateries in the city. If you want to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle, the presidential suite is a hideaway with a private patio, mini-fridge with indulgent goodies, and a wet bar where you can pour a scotch and admire the warm dark wood accents and foundry-inspired artwork adorning the walls.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville – Biltmore

Hotel
4.3/5 (948 Reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville – Biltmore
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Pull off the Blue Ridge Parkway and pack away your car keys the moment you arrive at DoubleTree by Hilton. The indoor heated pool with retractable skylight roof means even a rainy day can be spent poolside. A complimentary shuttle will take you to downtown Asheville during the day, and at night you can get scooped up for an Asheville Rooftop Bar Tour right outside the lobby. Should you desire a relaxing afternoon, head to the nearby Biltmore Estate for golf, garden tours, and wine tastings.

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Cascades Mountain Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection

Hotel
3.9/5 (774 Reviews)
Cascades Mountain Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection
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Escape from the lively sights and sounds of Asheville into the true spirit of western North Carolina at Cascades Mountain Resort. This hotel is a half-hour drive from downtown Asheville, and an even shorter trip from historic Hendersonville. Cascading waterfall gardens and crackling fires in the indoor pool area will convince you to leave your cozy suite behind and spend hours exploring the nearby hiking trails. Start off your day with a hearty spread at Sunday Brunch and end the evening with a bit of bubbly in the lounge or hot tub.

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Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel
4.4/5 (945 Reviews)
Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown
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Asheville will redefine having a case of the blues when you stay at Hotel Indigo. Penthouse suites let you lounge lavishly with a soaking tub, gas fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows, while the gourmet small plates at oneFIFTYone Bar and Kitchen offer the chance to savor local flavors from nearby farms. The Asheville Visitor Center is across the street from your suite, where you can see what’s popping around town. May we suggest a downtown ghost tour for late-night fun? It’s a perfect excuse to curl up under your king sheets for the rest of the night.

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  • Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville

    Hotel
    3.9/5 (937 Reviews)
    Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville
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    Mix business with a briefcase full of pleasure at Crowne Plaza Resort. Break out of the conference room and into the Blue Ridge Mountains for zip-lining, golf, tennis, mountain biking, a ropes course, and more, all on-site. Celebrate closing the sale of a lifetime with full-body pampering at the spa or hop on the free shuttle for a shopping spree around town. When you’re ready to punch the clock and head home, mix a drink in the Thomas Wolfe Suite with your coworkers and raise a toast to getting the job done.

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    Kimpton Hotel Arras

    Hotel
    4.7/5 (386 Reviews)
    Kimpton Hotel Arras
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    Let your desires be fulfilled before you can even summon the wish at Kimpton Hotel Arras, the “Paris of the South”. Peloton bikes are ready to ride in the fitness center; those incidentals you might forget to pack are available at the front desk; Asheville’s Literary Hub has a curated selection of books for you to thumb through in the hotel living room, and the hotel’s prime location near the hip tapas joint Curate will leave you with every wish met. And that’s all before you discover the canvas of beauty and calm in your chic suite.

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    1900 Inn on Montford

    Luxury
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    1900 Inn on Montford
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    A locally roasted espresso and a made-from-scratch cookie are waiting for you in the sunroom of the 1900 Inn on Montford. The soft twang of mountain music fills the porch every evening, inviting you to embrace Asheville’s rhythmic culture with a cold glass of iced tea in hand. At the top of your itinerary should be an in-room couples’ massage, followed by a steam bath and a cuddle on the king bed in a luxurious robe.

    Princess Anne Hotel

    Inn
    4.8/5 (419 Reviews)
    Princess Anne Hotel
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    A century old and still as charming as ever, the Princess Anne Hotel’s Southern hospitality begins with a full breakfast and extends long after the complimentary afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres hour. Clawfoot bathtubs in the superior suites give you a reason to spend all evening sipping fresh coffee in a luxurious terry cloth bathrobe. Feel like making your friends back home jealous? Princess Anne’s staff will send an envy-inducing postcard to the address of your choice.

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