We throughly enjoyed our stay at the Cedar Crest Inn. Service was excellent, the house is an amazing historic Victorian charmer. It really could be a mueseum.
The rooms were very nicely decorated and comfortable. We wer e able to see many of the other rooms in the house because the guests had not checked in. They all looked great. We stayed in the Garden Room and the Serenity Suite. Our rooms did have a TV, but in the Garden room it was too small and poorly positioned to actually watch from bed. This was not a big deal to me, but could be to other guests. The house was a little loud, you could hear folks in the kitchen, in other rooms etc. But this did not cause any problems. Everyone was pretty quiet.
The location was extremely convenient: one mile from the Biltmore Estate and one mile from downtown Asheville.
The owners provided many nice touches: they serve dessert from 6:30 to 9:00 for folks who like to digest a little bit after dinner before eating dessert. They also turn down the beds and provide a yummy chocolate on your pillow. They provide a nice introduction to the house and the B and Bs services upon arrival and have cold drinks and snacks available. They serve coffee early for people who like to get caffinated before breakfast.
The owners did a very good job of being friendly and helpful without being too friendly--a problem I have experienced several times at B and B's where the staff hangs around to chat a little too much. They provided good recommendations on places to eat and things to see. They were interested in getting to know us. But they did not go overboard.
They were also very accomadating to a scheduling error I had made. We originally made reservations for one night but actually were going to be in town on a different night. We did have to upgrade to higher priced rooms because that was all that was available on the night we really needed to be there. But they were extremely helpful and flexible in dealing with my error.
The prices were pretty competitive for other B and Bs in the area. It was not cheap, but it was a quality experience.
My only complaint was that the breakfast was a major sugar-fest. This is common at B and Bs. They often serve only sweet options (carmelized french toast, sweet muffins, pastries...) and no options for folks who like a little real food (eggs, toast, etc.).
Overall, this was a bery nice place and I would recommend it highly to people who want to stay at a well located, very historic home with friendly, personal service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cedar Crest Inn is Asheville's premiere Inn offering the best in.(1) Value (2) Location: Literally the best location in town! We are just 2 turns or less from nearly everything Asheville has to offer... Downtown - 1 turn and 1.2 miles away! The Biltmore Estate - 2 turns and only 3 blocks away! The Biltmore Village - 2 turns and only 3 blocks away! Downtown Asheville - 1 turn and only 1.2 miles away! The River Arts District - 2 turns and only 1.5 miles away! The Blue Ridge Parkway - 1 turn and only 3 miles away! (3) FREE Amenities included in EVERY stay: - A three course served breakfast. - A glass of wine in the evening. - An abundance of locally made desserts. - Fast Wi-Fi. - On site parking. (4) Well Reviewed: - We have remained in the top ten in Asheville hotels on Tripadvisor for years now. - We have been awarded with tripadvisors certificate of excellence every year they have given the award. - We have been voted year after year the most romantic hotel in Asheville. - We were named the hotel in Asheville to stay in on The Today Show in 2014. - We were featured on Good Morning America in 2012. - We have been featured in USA Today, Inns Magazine, Southern Living, Style Magazine and so many more. (5) Come stay where the celebrities stay: We have been fortunate enough to host multiple Grammy winning artists, famous actors from some of today's hottest shows on Television as well as timeless movies and we have even served as the main shoot location for a recent reality TV show. (6) Service: Nobody will offer you more honest and sincere service than we do here at the Cedar Crest Inn. We never put business relationships, financial gain or anything above providing our guests with the best local tips on where to eat, visit and hang out. We provide the perfect balances between authenticity and professionalism as well as hands on service and non evasiveness. BOTTOM LINE is if the pictures don't lure you in, our reputation doesn't convince you or these words don't sell you on this being the best choice in accommodations for your Asheville trip than you need to give us a call and allow us the opportunity to show you what makes us the most unique and ideal choice for lodging in Asheville and all of Western North Carolina. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 1891 Cedar Crest Hotel Asheville