Home Away From Home A review of Homewood Suites by Hilton - Asheville
We stayed at the Homewood Suites Hotel on Tunnel Road and it was the best decision we ever made. (Three years ago it wasn't there so we stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott on Tunnel Road which pales in comparison). They offer their complimentary breakfast and during the week complimentary Manager's light dinner in the afternoon. There is a fabulous restaurant within a few steps from the hotel called "Cornerstone" with friendly waiters and great breakfasts; we never had time to try them for lunch or dinner since we were always in the mountains some where.
The Asheville Mall has been updated since the last time we were there so it's a nice quick way to spend some time walking around, having a smoothie at Planet Smoothie, or going to the nearby movie theatre. Anyway, I have never been to a hotel where the staff is constantly looking around for things to improve or take care of, i.e., when was the last time you saw someone dusting the handrails in the hallways or ensuring the luggage fold up racks were in good condition by replacing them! Lobby was immaculate, the indoor pool perfect for relaxing or swimming a bit (though no laps) due to its size, but who cares it's still a great pool. Complimentary internet access (free) in the lobby if you need to do a quick search or check your email. The people who took care of the room always refreshed the coffee packets and made sure I always had decaf. Fresh towels taken care of no matter how many we used. A/C worked perfectly, nice and cool. And for those on business, there is an Office Depot across the street with UPS service. For other restaurant alternatives, within 3-5 minutes you have an Olive Garden, Carrabbas, Red Lobster, Dairy Queen, Joe's Crab Shack, China Palace, Longhorn and I'm sure I'm missing another restaurant or two. Free parking easily accessible. The Assistant Manager could not have been more perfect and helpful (I'm writing a letter to Hilton about him). Oh, they have a little shop inside where you can buy sodas, cookies, chips and the occasional item you might have forgotten. If I come back to Asheville it's a no brainer - it's Homewood Suites for me and the family!