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Celebrated as a gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains by outdoor lovers, Asheville attracts foodies, creative types, and experience seekers. This eclectic mix has resulted in Asheville being described as kinda weird- but in a good way! Lodging in downtown Asheville plants you right in the middle of our unique culture with access to art galleries, locally owned boutiques, award-winning restaurants and more. Staying at one of our many independently owned B&B’s, vacation rentals, hostels and other unique accommodations is an authentic way to explore Asheville and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. For more options, see our Top Downtown Asheville Hotels. (Banner image: Elevation Lofts)

Asheville Drum Circle
Asheville's Drum Circle happens Friday evenings in Pritchard Park when weather permits. 

Strolling through the streets of downtown Asheville is quite the experience with a variety of happenings including street performers on corners, artists selling their hand crafted goods at Grove Arcade, unique festivalslive music and of course, sampling from many of our downtown breweries. Staying downtown with walkability to the city's highlights is convenient and enhances your experience of this unique city in the mountains. 

Downtown Asheville
Buskers performing on Pack Square

Places to Stay Within a Mile of Downtown

Cambria Hotel, Downtown Asheville

Cambria is a new, modern, and stylish hotel next to the historic Grove Arcade in the middle of downtown and an easy walk to the South Slope Brewery District. Upscale rooms include one and two-bedroom suites that have balconies with mountain views of the sunset. 136 rooms & suites, $149-$399, free Wi-Fi, Bluetooth mirrors, hardwood floors, custom-floating platform beds, 24-hour coffee bar,… read more

Arras Vacation Rentals, Downtown Asheville

Whether you’re staying a week or an entire season, Arras Vacation Rentals places you in the heart of downtown Asheville in the tallest building in Western North Carolina. Enjoy a comfortable, modern city retreat with access to the mountains only a short drive away. The condos feature everything you need to feel at home, including a gourmet fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable king-sized bed,… read more

The Restoration Asheville

Located in the heart of Downtown Asheville along Patton Avenue, this 60-room, all-suite hotel is inspired by the free-spirited culture of our community. Enjoy a curated experience from the moment you arrive with an Assouline Library, four distinct dining concepts, weekly programming, and a dedicated Guest Curator to handle every detail of your stay.

Savor a taste of hearty Appalachian… read more

Blind Tiger Asheville

Blind Tiger is far more than a boutique hotel or elevated bed and breakfast. Near downtown in a neighborhood location with easy access from the highway and within walking distance to attractions… read more

Blind Tiger is far more than a boutique hotel or elevated bed and breakfast. Near downtown in a neighborhood location with easy access from the highway and within walking distance to attractions and points of interest, Blind Tiger is a place to get away from it all before you get into it all. Enjoy a landscaped outdoor space for guests, as well as shared and private outdoor spaces in some of…

Chestnut Street Inn, Asheville

One of the most distinctive historic inns in Asheville features luxury linens, comfortable beds, creative breakfasts, afternoon cookies, our rotating port wine selection of the week, custom… read more

One of the most distinctive historic inns in Asheville features luxury linens, comfortable beds, creative breakfasts, afternoon cookies, our rotating port wine selection of the week, custom concierge services and dozens of preplanned adventures. 8 rooms, $169-$399, wifi, fireplaces, steam room, jet tubs, suites.

Relax on the gorgeous porches with a freshly poured local beer on tap, walk…

The Gray Rock Inn, Downtown Asheville

Located in Asheville’s popular South Slope District, this historic, eco-friendly inn shines as a budget-savvy place to stay with walkability for downtown exploration. The inn welcomes short-term… read more

Located in Asheville’s popular South Slope District, this historic, eco-friendly inn shines as a budget-savvy place to stay with walkability for downtown exploration. The inn welcomes short-term guests and long term residents with a comfortable common space, shared bathrooms and kitchen. Soak in the sun on the balcony or take in the city’s sounds and people watch on the front porch with a…

DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville Downtown

The DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville Downtown location offers the convenience of a brief stroll to 200 locally-owned restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Plus, they're just a quick 10-… read more

The DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville Downtown location offers the convenience of a brief stroll to 200 locally-owned restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Plus, they're just a quick 10-minute drive away from the historic Biltmore Estate. When you're ready to unwind, their rooftop bar, The Montford, awaits. It's open daily, providing unobstructed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and…

Embassy Suites by Hilton Asheville Downtown

Located in Downtown Asheville within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, the Embassy Suites is the perfect choice for your next Asheville getaway. Stay in studio and… read more

Located in Downtown Asheville within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, the Embassy Suites is the perfect choice for your next Asheville getaway. Stay in studio and one-bedroom Suites, enjoy complimentary made-to-order breakfast and evening receptions, and check out the Soprana Rooftop. Guests can enjoy an expansive lobby-level outdoor seating area connected to…

Haywood Park Hotel, Asheville

Stay right in the heart of downtown Asheville at this historic, boutique hotel. Be pampered in elegantly-appointed, oversized suites. Enjoy champagne at check-in and immerse yourself in Southern… read more

Stay right in the heart of downtown Asheville at this historic, boutique hotel. Be pampered in elegantly-appointed, oversized suites. Enjoy champagne at check-in and immerse yourself in Southern hospitality. 48 spacious suites, from $249, wireless Internet, complimentary valet and bell service, 43″ HDTVs, Keurig® coffee makers 24/7 access to the fitness center. Pet friendly!

Beaufort House Inn, Asheville

Stay in a gracious, historic 1894 Victorian mansion just a half mile from downtown. It's stately yet casual. Evening wine tasting. Awake to a gourmet two-course breakfast. Beautiful garden setting… read more

Stay in a gracious, historic 1894 Victorian mansion just a half mile from downtown. It's stately yet casual. Evening wine tasting. Awake to a gourmet two-course breakfast. Beautiful garden setting on 1.5 acres in the Chestnut Hill Historic District. Find old world charm with today's luxuries. 11 rooms, $179-$325, two-person Jacuzzis, wi-fi, DVD library, fireplaces, fresh flowers, luxury…

Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast Inn, Asheville

This magnificent 1899 home is renovated to the elegance of a bygone era while offering modern convenience. Perfect location for area attractions, and walking distance to the heart of downtown. Pet… read more

This magnificent 1899 home is renovated to the elegance of a bygone era while offering modern convenience. Perfect location for area attractions, and walking distance to the heart of downtown. Pet-friendly cottage with kitchenette. 8 rooms, $230-$395, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, luxury amenities, wine and afternoon tea, three-course gourmet breakfast, turndown, off-street parking, Koi ponds and…

Elevation Lofts Hotel

This luxury boutique hotel in downtown Asheville offers a comfortable home-like setting with luxury perks and a 5-minute walk to top restaurants, breweries, shops, and galleries. These 2-3 bedroom… read more

This luxury boutique hotel in downtown Asheville offers a comfortable home-like setting with luxury perks and a 5-minute walk to top restaurants, breweries, shops, and galleries. These 2-3 bedroom units sleep 4-8 people with beautiful hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, exposed brickwork, dining spaces, and more. $499/night, Wifi, Smart TV, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Fireplace, A/C, Washer/Dryer/…

Downtown Asheville Shopping:

  • Grove Arcade: This renovated historic building is worth a visit to admire the architecture alone, but it's also a wonderful place to wander, shop or visit galleries. The dining options range from Chicago-style hot dogs to frozen custard, wine bars to coffee shops, upscale restaurants to sidewalk cafes.
  • Haywood Street: From chocolate to contemporary furniture to wigs, you can find it all on Haywood. See the works of 150 artists at Woolworth Walk, browse Malaprops Bookstore and get your craft supplies at the Earth Guild.
  • Wall Street: This picturesque side street features a mix of unique shops and some great restaurants like Early Girl and Market Place.
  • Broadway & Biltmore: This street changes name at the monument, with Broadway to one side of Patton Avenue and Biltmore to the other. It is lined with local institutions like Mast General Store and Blue Sprial I gallery, along with many restaurants with outdoor dining.
  • Lexington Avenue: This popular street full of independently owned shops, cafes and eateries is a funky mix where culture meets counter culture. 

 

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