The bustling town of Asheville is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. The city is known for breweries, art, architecture, and proximity to countless natural wonders.
Whether you are visiting Asheville to explore its 40+ craft breweries and beer pubs, explore the historic Biltmore Estate, or hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville is the perfect hotel to stay in Asheville, only a short walk to the attractions in downtown Asheville, including Tupelo Honey Cafe and the U.S. Cellular Center. From the hotel it is also an easy drive to the Biltmore Estate.
Parking is paid, as is the case with most downtown hotels and costs $16 per night for either valet or self-parking. The hotel also features an indoor pool and gym to its guests to rest and relax.
Hot Breakfast Buffet
As a World of Hyatt member, the hot buffet breakfast is included with your stay, when booked directly through the Hyatt website. Otherwise you can add on breakfast for an additional charge.
We were pleasantly surprised with the wide variety of breakfast options, including fresh fruit, pastries and hot options. Over our weekend stay the hot food options did change daily with the other foods remaining relatively the same. Even arriving at breakfast 15 minutes before it was over, the food remained fresh and replenished thanks to the helpful staff.
King Size bed facing the Blue Ridge mountains
As one of the taller buildings in downtown Asheville there is really no wrong decision on which side your room is facing. Our room was on the top floor overlooking Asheville, with the Blue Ridge mountains in the distance.
Upgraded Groom Suite
While we were visiting Asheville for Steven’s birthday weekend, we upgraded to the spacious Groom Suite on his actual birthday. The suite features two additional seating areas, two flat screen TVs, a wet bar, decorative artwork, and floor to ceiling windows with mountain views wrapped around the bed.
Sipping rooftop cocktails over Asheville
In the late afternoon head on up to The Montford Rooftop Bar on the eighth floor. Make sure to use the separate elevator in the lobby to reach the rooftop, as the bar is not connected to the hotel rooms on the top floor.
The Montford offers fine cocktails, local beer, small plates and fantastic panoramic views over Asheville. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available making it a perfect spot for every season.
Around sunset, especially on the weekends, often reaches capacity and does not accept reservations. We went on Sunday afternoon for a light lunch and drinks. We enjoyed sharing a juicy Bison Meatloaf Sandwich and fried gnocchi.
Since we were in Asheville to celebrate Steven’s birthday we ended out time on the rooftop with their peanut butter cup dessert with a birthday candle.