Holiday Inn-Asheville Biltmore West
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... We exited the park and headed for Asheville, NC and our hotel. On the way some jerk ripped out of a parking lot and almost took wade out. He was struggling to hold the bike up in the gutter if the road but held it together. Then some misdirection from the GPS and we finally made it. Almost 300 miles today. Tomorrow we enter the ...
So wade and I stopped for a stretch and we were both complaining. The ride was so long and our backs hurt and we were tired and some Ducoti's passed us like we were in reverse. As we were sitting there a guy in a 1200 GS came around the corner, saw us and came in. First thing he says is, "what state am I in?" He goes on to examine that he was at the qualifying for the GS team USA challenge that will compete against 24 other countries ...
... the conservatory, the gardens, and the winery.
We got to the trailer and tried to dry out while eating some leftover steak and a freshly made fruit salad. We spent the evening watching the Stanford football game. It was surprising to us to see it televised here, but we were pleased and loved to see Stanford do so well. We went to bed at the end of the third quarter, which was good, because Arizona State came roaring back, but could not win. ,
We always try to stay at the same place on Friday and Saturday nights, so it worked out perfectly that we arrived in Asheville on a Friday. On Friday morning before we left Wytheville, we booked two nights at the Asheville KOA and two tours to the Biltmore Estate on Saturday. It was a short driving day through and across the Appalachians to get to ...
Today we drove to the town of Cherokee, which is set in a lovely valley, but largely consists of establishments on the tacky side. Avoiding the huge Indian casino, we toured the very good Cherokee Indian Museum. An excellent presentation of the history of these people. The Trail of Tears when the tribes were forcibly marched (many perished on the way) from their homelands to Oklahoma so that their land could be ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn-Asheville Biltmore West
Not a Westin . . . but the beds are almost there.
So, this Ramada is under some serious construction. It appears that everything is being redone. The room's have a very modern decor with extremely comfortable beds. The hallways are also very nice. As for the rest of the hotel. . not so much. The pool is actually in the lobby and it smells like chlorine as you walk in the door. The staff are not winning customer service awards but they are accomodating. The location is ideal for downtown, Biltmore and any of Asheville's outdoor activities. For the money, this hotel was on par.
The best rooms in Asheville!
I have to say that this was one of the nicest rooms we have ever stayed in. The rooms are so comfortable and welcoming, and the decor is gorgeous. We also ate dinner at the Ramada Plaza each night and the food was very good. They also had live entertainment one of the nights. We highly recommend this hotel for not only its rooms but also the friendly staff and great service.
Finally Ramada's making the right move
The staff was very helpful and friendly and the food in the restaurant for breakfast and dinner was great, but it's the rooms are what I want to talk about, because I spent some time asking a lot of questions about the work going on at the property. The bottom line is that the rooms are dated, but, by the middle of July, they expect to have their new rooms ready to rent. And if you're willing to take a chance, you have to see this place. The owners were smart and put together a sample room and it is beautiful. It is obvious that they're putting in a lot of hard work to turn this place around, and from what I can tell, they're on their way. When I come back in August, I'll be staying here in one of those fabulous new rooms! And of course the indoor heated pool is great too!
Yes, they are remodling, but they waited waaaay to long! There was rust in the room, scrathed up old furniture. Not only was the wall paper peeling badly in the room, but so was the wall! The carpet and bathroom floors were sticky. The bed and the couch in the room smelled musty and VERY uncomfortable. Feeling I was not a real picky person, I ignored the bad reviews. They are so true! Yes, the pictures of the lobby are grand, but walk down a very narrow hallway (carpet worn and smelly), and find your room, and it is very disappointing. They should close this place down until renovations are completed. Even then it is hard to believe they can change the structural problems. I have never been so disappointed and feel this hotel is misrepresenting themselves as a good place to stay. We paid $53.00 for a room, at a Ramada!, and yes, we figured out why when we got there. Got there too late to change hotels. Be prepared to stay on the first floor, because they are starting in the upper floors. There were old mattresses laying in the hallways. Hope they are not releasing asbestos particals as the hotel seems very old and outdated. They didn't ask us how we liked our stay, I guess they wouldn't ask anyone that question! It was horrible. I have to go back to that Asheville area again in a couple of weeks, and I will be looking for another place to stay!
This Ramada is limited!
We spent one night in March 2005 at this Ramada in Asheville. The rate was quite low but I thought I was safe with the Ramada name. The hotel was very run-down and dirty. I don't consider myself picky, but I would not stay here again.
I read the previous reviews before booking my reservation and am glad I did not pay too much attention. My stay over the long July 4, 2004 holiday weekend was fabulous!
Website is misleading
Liked the website pics,looked nice, and said it had been renovated. If it had been I would hate to see what it looked like before. The tiles on the lobby ceiling were brown and looked like they would fall soon. The rooms were dark and the carpet was filthy. The hallway and elevator lobby carpets and walls looked even worse. The only redeeming thing about this place is the staff. They were very friendly which is suprising because they must get blessed out on a daily basis due to the condition of the place.
Beware of the roof
I know several people who work there and they used to brag about how nice the place was, so I decided to try it. I have never in my life seen such a place. If you stay on the sixth floor watch out the roof has a tendency to leak. It was not a good experience.
BEWARE Plus dirty
If I were Ramada I would be embarrassed to have this hotel list as a Ramada. The rooms and bathrooms of this otel need to be seriously updated. The bathrroms were filthy. There was nonskid in the tubs that had probably been there for 40 years - blakc instead of white. Floors were so dirty in bathrrom that your skin crawled.To top it off, I had a late checkout and went out to lunch. i arrived back and a maid was in my room and had opened all the Birthday presents and cards that were for my grandaughters birthday. Had the jewelry in her pocket and had the check hidden in a pizza box instead of turning them in to the front desk if she assumed we had checked. Stay clear of this place.