This Hotel Has a Feature that NO Other Hotel in Asheville Offers!
Downtown Asheville, NC
By Christy Evers
If you’re planning a visit to the vibrant city of Asheville and seeking accommodation in downtown, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, I’ll take you on a virtual tour of the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Asheville and share some of the nearby attractions, dining options, and shopping experiences. Asheville is renowned for its unique shops, street art, and diverse culinary scene, making it a must-visit destination for any traveler. So, let’s dive in and discover what this charming city has to offer!
Unveiling Downtown Asheville’s Charm: Downtown Asheville is brimming with character and attractions that will captivate your senses. From the quirky shops to the street musicians and artists, the city offers a delightful blend of creativity and entertainment. You can indulge your creative side by taking classes, explore local breweries on tours, or embark on a guided city tour to immerse yourself in Asheville’s cultural experiences. There’s never a dull moment in this vibrant city. If you follow my YouTube Channel, you’ll know that Asheville is one of my favorite places to visit. I go as often as I can!
Choosing Your Downtown Accommodation: Staying in Downtown Asheville is a fantastic choice if you want to be immersed in the city’s vibrant atmosphere. With several excellent options available, it’s important to find the perfect fit for your needs. While I have previously covered properties like Hotel Indigo, Element, Cambria and the Renaissance in detailed informational videos, today we’ll focus on a noteworthy hotel that deserves your attention: the Hilton Garden Inn downtown. Join me as I take you on a tour of the hotel and its surroundings, offering insights into my favorite nearby places to eat, shop, and explore. And stay tuned until the end, as I reveal an incredible feature exclusive to the Hilton Garden Inn!
Exploring Hilton Garden Inn and Its Features: The Hilton Garden Inn is a mid-range hotel boasting 140 spacious rooms, catering to couples, families, and even pet owners. With four meeting spaces available, it is an ideal choice for business trips or hosting small conferences, retreats, or gatherings of up to 100 people. The hotel’s prime location allows guests to enjoy easy access to downtown shopping, restaurants, and activities at a more affordable rate compared to properties situated in the heart of the bustling downtown area. Additionally, the Hilton Garden Inn offers a rare find in downtown Asheville—a rooftop restaurant and bar, along with an outdoor pool, making it a standout choice.
A view from The rooftop bar and restaurant at Hilton Garden Inn
Stepping into the Hilton Garden Inn Experience: As we step into the Hilton Garden Inn, we are greeted by a cozy lobby exuding a laid-back, vacation vibe. The lobby features local artwork available for purchase, allowing you to take home a piece of Artsy Asheville. On the right, you’ll find the Pillar Kitchen, where a delectable breakfast awaits you. The sundry shop, offering a decent selection of essentials, sits conveniently between the check-in desk and the elevator. The hotel also houses a business center, workout room, and an outdoor pool, making it an ideal retreat after a day of exploration.
The Perfect Venue for Events: If you’re planning a small conference, retreat for, or gathering for 100 people or less, the Hilton Garden Inn provides three meeting spaces on the main floor.
I saved the best part for last! The Hilton Garden Inn has one feature that NO other hotel in Asheville has. They offer a FREE Shuttle to drive you to and pick you up from anywhere in the downtown area. All you have to do is call the driver, tell them where you’re at or where you want to go and they’ll come get you! Although Downtown Asheville is walk-able from end to end, it’s nice to have a shuttle option for cold or rainy days or for when your feet get sore from exploring. It’s also a nice option since The Hilton Garden Inn is also a few blocks away from the main shopping and dining areas of the city.
Culinary Delights in the #1 Food City: Asheville proudly holds the title of the #1 food city in the US, as per a 2022 Yelp Survey. Renowned chef Gordon Ramsay even explored the region in an episode of ‘Uncharted,’ where he sought culinary inspiration and cultural experiences. The city’s farm-to-table philosophy, along with its focus on vegan and gluten-free options, showcases its dedication to providing unique dining experiences. Asheville takes its food seriously, and you’ll be in for a treat as you explore the local restaurants and allow your taste buds to savor the incredible flavors.
Where to Eat Nearby:
Strada Italiano: My favorite Italian eatery in the Downtown area with locally sourced ingredients and the option of a rooftop dining area.
Make reservations in advance. They fill up quick!
27 Broadway St. Asheville, NC 28801
Green Sage Cafe: My favorite Eco friendly spot for breakfast or a cup of coffee. Local, organic breakfast and sandwiches with vegan and gluten free options.
5 Broadway St. Asheville, NC 28801
Wasabi: My go-to lunch spot when I’m in the mood for Asian cuisine. Wasabi offers Japanese dishes and sushi with a stylish presentation.
19 Broadway St. Asheville, NC 28801
1 (828) 225-2551
Salsa: An amazing spot for Mexican & Caribbean fusion with tequila and rum cocktails. Arrive early! They don’t take reservations and there’s usually a line during peak times.
6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 2801
1 (828) 252-9805
The Hilton Garden Inn is a fabulous choice to stay in Asheville. From the roof top restaurant and bar to the work out room, pool, shuttle and bright and friendly atmosphere. Does the Hilton Garden Inn look like a place that you’d like to stay? If so, you can price your dates here. You can save extra as an Expedia member!
Travel isn’t to escape life, but rather to integrate with it more fully. Our time on this earth is short, enjoy and explore it. Be kind to yourself and others and enjoy the ride.