The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Asheville, North Carolina

You and your pet will feel right at home at the Aloft Asheville Downtown
You and your pet will feel right at home at the Aloft Asheville Downtown | Courtesy of Aloft Asheville Downtown / Expedia
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12 May 2021

Asheville, North Carolina, has a lot going for it. Aside from its vibrant art and music scenes, craft-beer breweries and exciting foodie offerings, from foraging tours to innovative restaurant concepts, it’s a great place to holiday with your four-legged friend. Here’s our pick of the best pet-friendly hotels in town – bookable with Culture Trip.

Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville opens up to a network of hiking trails and adventures. Even its biggest attraction, the Biltmore, has 8,000 acres (3,237ha) of land to run and frolic around, and your dog will love it too. After a day of exploring, relax in one of the hotels below, where pets are always welcome.

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Resort, Inn, Spa Hotel
4.5/5 (945 Reviews)
The Omni Grove Park Inn
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This 513-room hotel stands like a giant gingerbread house in the folds of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll find it hard to pull yourself away from its facilities, including an 18-hole Donald Ross-designed mountain golf course, an enormous spa, six tennis courts and both indoor and outdoor pools. The restaurants, including Edison for Southern comfort food, live up to the city’s revered culinary scene. And, crucially, the hotel allows you to bring two dogs up to 60lb (27kg) each for an additional fee.

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Courtyard by Marriott Asheville

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With three floors and 75 rooms, this small hotel has a lot to offer, including welcoming pets – one per room for an additional fee per stay. The Courtyard by Marriott Asheville is an excellent choice whether you want to explore the great outdoors or the downtown area with your furry family member, as it’s about 5mi (8km) from either destination. The spacious rooms are modern and come with a mini-fridge; many also offer mountain views.

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The Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel
4.6/5 (249 Reviews)
The Foundry Hotel Asheville
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You and your pooch will get a warm welcome from the friendly staff at the Foundry Hotel Asheville. While the look is of a super-stylish city warehouse conversion, the vibe is a chilled-out one. Sitting within a historical cornerstone known as the Block, a former central business district, the rooms have all the technology and bare-brick walls you’d expect, along with marble bathrooms. The restaurant feeds off its own herb garden, while the outdoor firepits and seating allow al fresco nights to run into the early hours.

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Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville

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3.9/5 (937 Reviews)
Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville
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If space rates high on your hotel checklist, the Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville really delivers. Its 125 acres (51ha) include a nine-hole golf course, dog-friendly walking trails and the Asheville Adventure Center for zipline treetop fun for the entire family. Within a short drive, you’ll be at the North Carolina Arboretum, botanical gardens inside the Pisgah National Forest, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, a stretch of road known for its natural beauty. Roll those windows down and enjoy a blast of fresh mountain air.

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Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Autograph Collection

Chain Hotel, Boutique Hotel
4.6/5 (653 Reviews)
Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
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This off-the-chart grand Autograph Collection hotel welcomes dogs of any size (up to two per booking) for an additional fee. It provides treats and bowls at check-in, and you can walk your dogs at the Biltmore estate across the street. The hotel itself is full-on decadent, full of antique curios and Tudor-inspired character, along with a moody bar and an art gallery. Unwind at the Poseidon Spa or in your in-room deep-soak bath before a hearty dinner at the Red Stag Grill.

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  • Kimpton Hotel Arras

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    4.7/5 (386 Reviews)
    Kimpton Hotel Arras
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    This modern and stylish hotel describes itself as an “equal-opportunity pet haven,” welcoming all animals from cats and dogs to parakeets for no extra fee. Four-legged (or winged) guests get a welcome bag at check-in full of yummy treats and toys curated by the local Patton Avenue Pet Company. As for humans, the hotel sits in the buzzy downtown area and has a craft cocktail bar and a restaurant. All 128 rooms are calming retreats and feature work by Asheville artist Catherine Murphy.

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    Aloft Asheville Downtown

    Chain Hotel
    4.5/5 (945 Reviews)
    Aloft Asheville Downtown
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    With an Aloft hotel, you are guaranteed style and substance. Surrounded by mountains, this hotel in the heart of downtown Asheville features the hip W XYZ Bar, Starbucks coffee and an outdoor pool. Rooms are modern with pillowy signature beds, walk-in showers and city or mountain views. As for pets, two are welcome for no extra fee, and pet beds, treats and bowls are available for free upon request.

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    Haywood Park Hotel and Atrium

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    4.6/5 (967 Reviews)
    Haywood Park Hotel
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    Housed in what was the first department store, Bon Marche, in the city, this classic hotel has the best food, art, theatre, music and beer nearby. Enjoy complimentary champagne when you check into one of the hotel’s big and well-designed rooms, with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries and loofahs provided. Furry friends are welcome for a small fee, and treats will be provided every night.

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    Renaissance Asheville Hotel

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    4.2/5 (943 Reviews)
    Renaissance Asheville Hotel
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    There’s a strong love for living creatures here. Not only is this hotel pet-friendly, but to promote sustainability, it also keeps bee boxes on the roof in conjunction with the local Bee Institute. From the lobby, set out and explore the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains through hiking, rafting and ziplining. Back at the hotel, there’s a huge swimming pool and a sweeping patio with firepits and incredible views. Bring up to two dogs with you for an additional fee.

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    Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Asheville Westgate

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    Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
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    This Country Inn and Suites by Radisson is the perfect base for your Asheville adventures. It’s close to key roads stretching up into the Blue Ridge Mountains and activities such as hiking, ziplining, kayaking, whitewater rafting and fly fishing. The hotel has an impressive gym, an indoor pool and a veranda, and if you want to visit the vibrant downtown area, it also offers a shuttle service. Pets won’t be left out in the cold either, as the hotel accepts two dogs of any size for an additional fee per stay for each pet.

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