Renaissance Asheville Hotel
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Day 36 Sevierville Tennessee to Ashevillle North Carolina 90.7 miles 5650 ft climbing
The most glorious day! I want to hold this memory forever! We are a happy bunch at breakfast because it's a short day! Anything under 100 miles we now regard as P.O.C as Canadian Jim would have said - piece of cake. We're also starting half an hour later …
We stopped for a stretch and to swap bikes. I was removing my gear to lower the seat on my RS for wade when an oldster on one of those NRC spyder a pulled in and asked if we needed help, we got to talking and he gave us about a week of trips we could take in the area. Then things got bad. Wade took off on my bike with me following on ...
... Africa. He finished up and was one of three selected to represent the US And he only started to ride in March. He was off the beaten trail and popped up on the BRP. Did I mention he's 50? Anyway, real inspiration. What a nice guy. We spend 40i items talking to him about life and motorcycles, with mostly wade and I saying "wow". So that hit our reset button. Now were back in the black and charging towards out next stop. Thank you Mr ...
... 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. ,
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Asheville Hotel
We loved the location!
The room was nice - it is in a great location and the staff was friendly.
Don't stay here! The room was just terrible. I had reserved a deluxe room with extra amenities. The room I reserved and guaranteed with a cc was not available even though I arrived at 5:30pm. The clerk did not apologize. All he said was that other guests arrived earlier and my room was given away. He even admitted that some did not have reservations, so reservations make NO difference. Even with the help of American Express's concierge service I was unable to get any sort of refund - even though the room I was ultimately given was substandard.
The Renaissance Hotel is just blocks from sightseeing, shops, crafts, restaurants and bars. The hotel was clean and my room was adequate, but nothing special. Depending on the time of year, the rates can be much higher than what is listed on tripadvisor. My basic room was $159 on a weeknight, and jumped to $199 on the weekend because of the Bele Chere festival. Although the price is higher than the hotels by the mall, the Renaissance is your best bet if being in walking distance is important to you - especially considering there are very few hotel options downtown.
Club Floor Review
The Asheville Renaissance actually has two Club floors, the 11th and 12th. We stayed on the 11th floor and had to take the elevator up to the lounge on the 12th. They have a nice breakfast selection and the club lounge staff are friendly and helpful. We felt the hotel was a good value - the room was clean, check-in staff were eager to please. One complaint is that the bathroom was tiny and had no exhaust fan. The location of the hotel is excellent - right next door to the newly reopened Thomas Woolfe house and within walking distance of Asheville's many fine downtown restaurants.
This hotel is located within blocks of all the bars, food and local entertainment. The rooms are very comfortable and the staff is more than willing to accomadate your evey need.
Not at all what I expected. My wife's work put on a conference here and I decided to tag along and check out Asheville. It's too bad they picked this hotel (although I don't know what the other options are in the downtown area). When we checked in they stuck is in a "mountain view" room -- this, apparently, means incredibly small corner room. To make matters worse, the minute we walked in the room we were overpowered by the strong smell of deodorizer. Needless to say, we asked to be moved. They moved us down the hall (barely out of range of the scent) into a decent sized room. Better, but the rooms are not at all what I expected from a Renaissance. I've stayed at better appointed La Quinta Inn & Suites.
I expected a little more
The hotel is very convenient to downtown activities, and the views are really good (from the front of the hotel). The customer service and attitude of the staff was outstanding! The room was O.K., but the carpet was stained, the bathtub had an unsightly repair, and you could easily hear people talking in the adjoining room through the (ajoining) door. They had room service, but nowhere to set plates if you wanted to eat in the room. (Even Travellodge has a small table in the room). It did have a computer port, but thier was an additional $9 charge per day to use it!
On my next vist I will investigate other downtown hotels. The Best Western is right across the street!
There was a lot i liked about my stay here. I had a wonderful view from
Hotel is in a terrific location for all there is todo in Asheville. We enjoyed both a breakfast buffet and aholiday buffet brunch in the restaurant -many locals apparently agreed. An excellentvalue! Excellent wait staff.
Not what it should've been
I travel for business and stay in hotels at least 130 days in a year. The name Rennaissance should indicate an upscale property, worthy of the prices they charge.
First, the King bed we were promised was not available when we checked in. We ate in the restaurant, a mistake. The food was cold, the steak was thin and overcooked. I had them take the meal off our bill.
The room they did give us backed up to the elevator shaft, so every time it operated, the cables clanged loudly. We were able to change rooms on our last day, but that room was barely large enough to hold our luggage.
We were disappointed and won't be staying there again.