Holiday Inn Express Asheville - Biltmore Square Mall
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... He was going really slow and did not look comfortable. After a few miles we pulled over and he broke the bad news. He said he couldn't hold a line with it. It wanted to go anywhere but straight. It was like he just told me my girlfriend was fat am ugly. His bike felt like my kids tricycle. It was so easy to flip from one side to ...
... many steps between floors which were difficult for me. I liked the beautiful artwork and furniture on the main floors best.
Seeing the Biltmore Estate was on our Bucket List, so we are pleased that we saw it. The most amazing part of the whole story is that the Vanderbilt family still owns and runs the place and some of the family still lives on the property. In this way, it is quite different from Hearst Castle, the West Coast ...
... drive was beautiful. Along the way, we stopped to buy groceries and gas in Marion, Virginia.
One of the most noticeable features of the drive was the kudzu everywhere. I had seen it before, but not in such great abundance. We can read about this invasive vine taking over the South, but until it is seen for oneself, it cannot be imagined. ...
... was especially poignant. We then sorted on the big road trip up BRP, which runs for an unbroken 469 miles, with a 45 mph limit. The scenery from the Cherokee end is chocolate box pretty, and rises above 6000 feet at its zenith. There was a steady stream of vehicles including motor homes, motorbikes and push bikes, but with 'lookovers' every mile or so the pace is steady. I would have loved to be driving my old ...
... an escape from the humid areas of the plantations. The town boomed further in the 1880's as a recovery centre for TB patients. We had dinner in Southern style restaurant, Tupelo Honey Cafe, which promised an innovative take on traditional cooking. The reality was fairly bland food. Our hotel, the Indigo, is brand new and very ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Asheville - Biltmore Square Mall
Long drive in the rain from Ohio. Room 307 overlooking the parking lot with a small balcony with no chairs. Great to dry out towels and bathing suits every night. Room was a king suite with a half wall between the king bed and the queen sofa bed. Room had microwave, fridge and water jet tub. Room and the entire hotel was clean. Pool was just the right temp to cool off from the humid days. Our room did not have the new HI Express bedding yet, but would have by the end of August. Breakfast was the usual for a HI Express. The gals do a GREAT job of keeping it stocked. We stayed for 5 nights and got a bit tired of the same thing every morning, so we did go out on the 4th morning. Wireless internet in the entire place worked well. Cookies in the afternoon were a nice touch. Price was good considering it was the high season. Hotel was sold out most nights but still had pleanty of parking. Easy to get to right off the highway.
This Holiday Inn Express has been recently updated. The beds are great and the room was nice and clean. Breakfast was the typical breakfast that this chain serves. We asked for a room on the backside so it was quiet. The room was cramped and blah wallpaper with ceiling trim added to confined feeling. Outside entrance to the room. No elevator. Two floors in back, four floors in front. No microwave/refrigerator. Sink was outside bathroom (not enough room for a double sink). Bathroom was just big enough for commode and tub. Parking is horrible - not enough spaces for the number of rooms plus spaces are small. Hotel is up a hill - our car scraped coming out of the drive (we have low clearance). Location is very convenient to Biltmore area and interstate. We're used to a slightly bigger room so we'll stay elsewhere the next time.
After 8 hours in the car it was very nice to arrive at this Holiday Inn which is located a few yards off I 26.
We were on an unscheduled vist to Ahsville. Holiday Inn Express Ashville - Biltmore Square Mall was reasonable at $67.00 dollars (for a Friday) for a room with a king bed room and a jacuzzi tub. The bed was not that great but was good. The room was clean and that made us happy. The breakfast was OK.
OK but not loving it
We stayed here for two nights on our way to TN and were less than thrilled with the rooms and service....our room, while large, smelled....musty? Damp? We kept the window open most of the time trying to air the room out. Breakfast was included in the room price and it's served in the lobby; nice selection - normal continental-type breakfast (cereals, doughnuts, oatmeal, toast, juice, etc). Front desk could have been a little friendlier and more helpful. All in all, we wouldn't stay here again.
Great place to stay in Asheville!
We (2 adults, 2 teenagers) just spent 3 nights here over the Christmas holiday and were very happy. The hotel staff goes out of their way to help - recommended restaurants, gave directions, sold stamps, etc. The entire hotel is spotless, and the continental breakfast included hard boiled eggs, which was a nice surprise. It was a short drive to Biltmore and a good location for other sightseeing.
Clean and Convenient
A clean hotel with a helpful efficient staff. I found the rates to be less than comparable hotels in the area. Arrived at breakfast late but there were still plenty of those cinnamon rolls. Conveniently located just off of I-26 and close to I-40 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. As the name indicates there is a mall across the street.
On a recent trip to the mountains and desperately seeking a reasonable priced lodge we (just by chance) checked the Inn and found it to be comfortable, roomy, and extremely quiet. The breakfast was great too...
The Holiday Inn Express Asheville - Biltmore Square Mall is a great value. The hotel is only a year or two old so all the facilities are new. The rooms are comfortable and clean (similar to standard rooms that you would find at a 2* to 3* type facility; but the beds here are much more comfortable than comperably priced hotels). Each room comes with a fresh cont. breakfast. There is also a very small gym, small hot-tub and small outdoor pool (open in summer only). The hotel is located across the street from the Biltmore Square Mall and just off of I-26 where that freeway meets I-40; I highly recommend an Italian/Greek restaurant named "Apollo" just down the street from the hotel (great food with extremely reasonable prices). Overall, at around $60 to $70 per night, the hotel is a great value.
Very Pleasant Surprise
While our final destination was Orlando, Florida, we stopped on the way to get some rest. We checked the Wingate and the Hampton ~ both were nice and had fairly good rates, but since Holiday Inn was right in the same triangle (right off of the expressway), we thought we'd check there, too. They not only offered a lower rate with comparable amenities, but immediately asked what affiliations we may have in order to drop their rate even lower. The room was very large, very clean and very well ventilated. The entire hotel was clean and safe, staff was very friendly and helpful and their complimentary breakfast was fresh, tasteful and plentiful. I would recommend this Holiday Inn well above its surrounding business.