Lodging Near Downtown Asheville

Top Downtown Asheville Lodging

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.

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

Windsor Hotel Downtown Asheville
This 1907 building was carefully transformed into an upscale boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Asheville, within walking distance to restaurants, breweries and shops. Each of the 14 luxury suites has its own character and charm with plenty of room to relax. From $200/night, each suite has a private bedroom, bathroom, washer/ dryer, fully... read more
Bunn House Asheville Hotel
This new, luxury boutique inn is a gloriously-restored 1905 house within walking distance of downtown Asheville. Exquisitely-appointed rooms feature a luxurious king bed outfitted with Frette linens and rich furnishings, as well as a large terrace or balcony with views of the property and gardens. 5 rooms, $319-$424, Nespresso... read more
Inn on Montford
This intimate and romantic AAA Four Diamond inn offers five luxury guestrooms and three secluded pet-friendly suites with private gardens and entrances. Evening social hour every day with live music on Saturday nights. 5 rooms, 3 suites $180-$625, king beds, fireplaces, steam baths, whirlpools, pet-friendly, 3-course breakfast.... read more
Black Walnut Inn
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... read more
Whitegate Inn
Relax and unwind at this casually elegant bed and breakfast, only a 1/4-mile stroll from downtown. This AAA Four Diamond property features lush gardens, cascading streams and Koi ponds, and a Greenhouse Conservatory that is home to 1,500 orchids and tropicals. $169-$389, 4 rooms, 4 Jacuzzi suites, cottage,... read more
Chestnut Street Inn
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... read more
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 on 1.5 acres in the Chestnut Hill Historic District. Find old world charm with today's luxuries. 11 rooms, $179-$325, two-person... read more

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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