The Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Asheville, North Carolina

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21 May 2021

Whether you’re looking for a cheap pet-friendly bolthole or a boutique that won’t cost the earth, we’ve collected the best budget hotels in Asheville, North Carolina. Better yet, you can book your stay with Culture Trip.

This western city in North Carolina, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, is known for many things – from hiking trails and outdoor adventures to historic architecture, including the vast 19th-century Biltmore Estate. Head downtown to enjoy the thriving art, food and music scenes: Asheville is a beer city to its core with more than 30 craft breweries dotting the tree-lined streets. Save your cash for the good stuff by staying in one of these wallet-friendly hotels.

Baymont by Wyndham Asheville/Biltmore Village

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Baymont by Wyndham Asheville:Biltmore Village
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Location is always a top priority when choosing a hotel, and this modern, comfortable option puts you a short drive from Biltmore Estate, Antler Hill Village winery and the River Arts District, while Biltmore Village is just a stroll away. The front desk staff will happily book you tickets for day trips, attractions and tables at the award-winning city restaurants. The hotel itself has a hi-tech gym, indoor pool and hot tub, plus a delicious continental breakfast is included.

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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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When staying in a city as exciting as Asheville, looking for a no-frills base to lay your head after a busy day of sightseeing, live music and craft beer is understandable. That’s what you’ll get at the Crowne Plaza Resort, which is stripped-back but has excellent wellness and fitness facilities. The hotel is less than a mile (1.6km) from downtown, and there’s a great outdoor pool.

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Renaissance Asheville Hotel

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4.2/5 (943 Reviews)
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
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Not only is this a pet-friendly hotel in the heart of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains, but on the roof they keep bee boxes in conjunction with a local bee institute to promote sustainability. From the lobby, you can walk to local breweries and enjoy days hiking, rafting and ziplining. Unwind with a swim in the indoor saline pool, before a cocktail on the patio by a firepit. Choose a higher-floor room for the best mountain views.

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GLo Best Western Asheville Tunnel Road

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4.5/5 (971 Reviews)
GLo Best Western Asheville Tunnel Road
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This neat little boutique hotel sits close to downtown Asheville, where there’s no shortage of quirky shops, farm-fresh eateries and tap houses – plus the largest home in America, the Biltmore Estate, which has a winery, bike trails and idyllic river. The hotel is smoke-free, has a 24-hour gym and offers a complimentary breakfast. The rooms are modern in design and have ample space, with gel-topped queen beds and free Keurig coffee.

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The Beaucatcher, a Boutique Motel

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4/5 (961 Reviews)
The Beaucatcher — A Boutique Motel
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Take a retro motel concept, give it a boutique twist and you have the Beaucatcher. Each stylish and comfy room – with all the mod-cons you need, including a fridge for local craft beers – has a balcony facing a furnished courtyard. The location is perfect for flitting between the sights of Asheville, and it’s a locally owned and run operation, so expect friendly service, great local advice and a hearty breakfast included in the price.

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  • Brookstone Lodge

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    Brookstone Lodge
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    With stone cladding and colorful wood-paneled exterior, combined with cozy interiors, this hotel offers the charm of a mountain lodge. Expect finely tuned service and resort-style facilities, such as a luxurious indoor heated pool, a sundeck and patio with a firepit, plus free parking, which is always handy. The rooms are modern and stylish with all the right tech. Not far away you’ll find the Fun Depot, with exciting activities including go-karting and minigolf.

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    Holiday Inn Asheville-Biltmore East

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    Holiday Inn Asheville-Biltmore East
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    Not just any Holiday Inn – this one is surrounded by natural beauty, flaunts serious ecofriendly credentials (free electric vehicle charging stations, for starters) and has modern rooms with everything from coffee makers to pillow menus. The restaurant serves locally sourced meats and freshly caught mountain trout, with a bar stocked by local wineries and breweries. There’s an outdoor pool and gym, plus the nearby two-acre (0.8ha) walking trail is perfect for a morning stroll.

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    Clarion Inn Biltmore Village

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    4.2/5 (1156 Reviews)
    Clarion Inn Biltmore Village
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    Enjoy a complimentary hot and healthy breakfast every morning at the Clarion Inn to set you up for a full day of exploration. The hotel is close to Biltmore Estate and the cool bars and restaurants downtown, while the friendly, local staff will be more than happy to make recommendations on what to see and eat each day. When you’re not sightseeing, relax in the outdoor hotel pool or let off steam in the 24-hour gym.

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    Hampton Inn Asheville-Tunnel Rd

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    Hampton Inn Asheville-Tunnel Rd
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    The location really makes this hotel sing: it’s 2mi (3km) from downtown, while Biltmore Estate and Village, South Slope Brewing District, Harrah’s Cherokee Center and the Orange Peel music venue are less than 3mi (5km) from the lobby. The River Arts District is also a 10-minute drive away. Back at the hotel, there’s a gym and indoor pool, while the comfy modern rooms have king-size beds and all the amenities you need. A hot daily breakfast, parking and wifi are on the house.

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    Four Points by Sheraton Asheville Downtown

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    Four Points by Sheraton Asheville Downtown
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    With views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from every angle, it’ll be difficult not to relax at the Four Points. What’s great about this hotel is that you’re as close to all the city action as you are to nature, whether you’re in search of local landmarks, live music or hiking trails. The hotel bar is fully stocked with the finest Asheville craft beer for whenever you return. Elsewhere, a dip in the outdoor pool is the best way to start the day here.

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