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“Modern and sophisticated B&B, for amazing price” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Princess Anne Hotel
Ranked #12 of 40 Asheville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Modern and sophisticated B&B, for amazing price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed in a deluxe room at the Princess Anne and loved our experience there. The Princess Anne retains the best aspects of a B&B without the downsides: the staff were friendly and suggested fun hikes for us, the breakfast was delicious and made to order and served in a beautiful dining room, and there was a generous wine/happy hour. Unlike other B&Bs, the very professional staff maintained a warm atmosphere without making us feel like we were staying at a distant relative's house.

Especially loved the modern bathrooms with fantastic Ecru toiletries (I regret not taking all the bottles with me!), the complimentary truffles and water bottle, and large, comfortable four-poster bed and bay windows. And the antique elevator!

The neighborhood was mostly residential and quiet, and we drove into downtown Asheville for dinner and to see the art studios. Try Table if you're in the mood for a nice dinner.

Again, a perfect stay. I wish there were hotels like this in every city.

Room Tip: The deluxe rooms (sleeping 2) are a great value and are very large. The bathroom didn't have a t...
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

We spent one night at the Princess Anne Hotel this past weekend and were very impressed. Our two-room suite (#303) featured a bedroom and separate sitting area and kitchenette. The suite was well decorated and very clean and comfortable. All in all, it was about the size of two regular hotel rooms with a bathroom in between.

The kitchenette included a mini-fridge, two-burner stove and a microwave. Although we were only there for one night, any utensils we might have needed for a longer stay were provided. It would definitely be possible to comfortably cook a few meals in the room.

On that note, we really enjoyed the wine and hors d'oeuvres (vegetables, meats, cheeses, and fruits) downstairs, which are served from 4:30-6 each evening. It was very relaxed but also elegant.

After a glass of wine, we walked downtown for dinner. It took us about 15 minutes to get to the restaurant. Although this probably wouldn't be an option for anyone with mobility issues, I think most people could make the walk in 20 minutes or less. The neighborhood was safe, and with the help of the hotel staff, we avoided walking down any major streets.

Breakfast was served in the dining room the following morning and marked a perfect end to our stay. From what I understand the menu changes, but we had an option of waffles, a fruit plate with yogurt, or an omelet. The omelet, which was served with fruit, bacon, and toast, was great.

Before this trip, we planned to stay at the Grove Park on our next visit to Asheville, but our experience at the Princess Anne has changed our minds. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

My husband and I have stayed at the Princess Anne on multiple occasions and it is our favorite place to stay when we visit Asheville. It is conveniently located near downtown and you can easily get there within ~5 minutes. Every afternoon, they have a wine and appetizer selection/ social hour provided to guests, which we enjoyed thoroughly. The size of the inn is appealing to us because it's large enough that you don't have to do the "meet and greet" thing if you don't want to (as you often must at small B&Bs). You can get your glass of wine and plate of goodies and go to a table for two the porch...or you can sit amongst the sofas and chairs and meet others. The breakfasts are phenomenal and filling.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

I usually do not care for bed and breakfast hotels but Princess Anne is exceptional. The rooms are large and comfortable. The dining room is elegant with breakfast choices that would please any palate. The warm ambiance of the hotel lends itself to friendly conversation with travellers we met from Canada and England. The hotel is located in walking distance from all the downtown hotspots.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

This is our second year in a row at the Princess Anne. We loved it so much last year that we came back this year. Once again, we were not disappointed. Breakfast is phenomenal, rooms are big, clean, cosy, and well furnished. We really appreciated being able to walk downtown, also. Great location.

The staff are so personable. They are friendly, talkative, and helpful. It's so nice to get good concierge service. Last year, I wanted to go mineral collecting, but I didn't have any tools. I told the concierge and she surfaced almost immediately with a hammer and chisel. This year, I just said the word "migraine" and instantly was holding water and ibuprofen. That desk is magic.

It's apparent that the people behind the Princess Anne have a passion for making guests comfortable and happy. From the free wine and excellent truffles to the comfortable chairs scattered around the building, everything about the place is inviting--and off-season rates are less than many chain hotels!

We will definitely be back. If you're looking for an exceptional place to stay in Asheville, go to the Princess Anne. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mlehrer
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PrincessAnneHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, 7 January 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us. The entire staff here at the Princess Anne Hotel, from the breakfast chef, to our housekeepers, to the front desk staff, are dedicated to anticipating our guests needs, and surpassing their expectations. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!
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Additional Information about Princess Anne Hotel

Property: Princess Anne Hotel
Address: 301 E Chestnut St, Asheville, NC 28801-2099
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Asheville
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Asheville
Price range (per night): $216 - $467
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Princess Anne Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travelers looking for an accommodation experience that provides the charm of a bed and breakfast, with the privacy of a hotel, need look no further than the Princess Anne Hotel. This historic Asheville inn promises to provide you with more than a place to lay your head. From our long list of modern amenities, to our friendly staff, we hope to become your new home-away-from-home! Best rate guaranteed. Call for assistance booking rooms with children, handicap-accessibility, and/or adjoining rooms. ... more   less 
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