Grand Bohemian Asheville, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Hunting lodge décor and rustic, locavore fare at the Red Stag Grill
- A 100-work gallery with paintings, sculptures, art glass and jewelry
- Live jazz music in the lounge
What To Know
- Valet parking is available for $15 per day
- WiFi is free
- Pets are welcome for a non-refundable fee of $150
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Grand Bohemian doesn’t use the term “grand” lightly. A towering stone fireplace and dark wood pillars preside over gleaming wood-paneled walls, gilt-framed oil paintings and buttery leather armchairs in the Tudor-inspired lobby. Contemporary cocktails curtail that post-dinner thirst, while the meal itself lines up creative hearty fare like elk carpaccio or bison ribeye with blueberry demiglace. Rooms have a lighter, more modern touch with tufted velvet headboards, desks inspired by vintage trunks and antlers curled around metal lamps. Expect to be pampered with Matelasse linens, LCD TVs, Bose alarm clocks, DVDs players and bathrooms with rainfall showers and, in most, oversized soaking tubs.
In the Area
Asheville has America’s most breweries per capita, garnering it the nickname Beer City. Grab the Hop and Go Brewery Shuttle to taste at your own pace. The 1890s Vanderbilt-designed Biltmore Village has brick streets lined with lanterns and locally owned shops like Porter & Prince with its homemade soaps and indie designed clothes. Homey eats are easy to find at Corner Kitchen’s village-house dining room (think pecan-crusted mountain trout and bourbon sweet potatoes). And to get the broader lay of the land, head out along the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway for local ranges with postcard-perfect views.
How to Get There
Beautiful hotel, in an old building... the walls seem a bit thin and we could hear every word from the room next door... at 2 in the morning.. However the hotel is in the great location of Biltmore square and within walking distance of several good restaurants. Comfy beds and fantastic restaurant at the hotel.
Beautiful hotel, great staff. My biggest problem is everything is very enclosed, no outdoor area to sit it, no pool. Felt a little too dark for a mountain town and for the price I'd rather have a pool.
I recently stayed in the Grand Bohemian for a family weekend to visit the Biltmore House and Downtown areas. I selected the most premium accommodation they had available, which happened to be a Suite on the 2nd floor. I used to live in Asheville, so it was great to be able to stop by for a few days -- I know the area well, and have stayed in all the other luxury/upscale hotels in the area, from normal rooms across the city to the penthouse suite over at the Grove Park Inn. My recent stay at the Grand Bohemian, however, compelled me to make a TripAdvisor account and share my thoughts.
+ Very nice lobby/entrance/design... fitting with the local scene -- some will find this better than a sterile Ritz-Carlton lobby, some might find it quirky. I think it's great, and fits with the "Asheville" theme.
+ Internet -- easy to connect, works well -- no issues
+ Breakfast/Dinner -- excellent. The restaurant has it figured out. Quick & attentive staff, very accommodating.
+ Morning coffee/water stand next to check-in desks. Simple, but nice -- very similar to Ritz Carlton lobby entrance minus the morning run towels/maps.
+ Good room overall (nice Bose speaker addition/interesting decor), bedding is nice, what you'd expect from a luxury branded hotel.
- Check-in Time: Complete Disaster. We asked to check-in early with advance notice -- I understand rooms may not be ready yet (that's normal), but when I call multiple times and hear "should be no issue at all by the time you're here", I'm a bit confused. We dropped our stuff off in the luggage storage area, and went to lunch at nearby Mexican restaurant "Biltmore Village Cantina" -- they said they'd call when the room was ready. After a couple hours, went back to front desk and both the employees in the lobby looked perplexed at me -- awful communication, very troublesome reiteration of my situation, and other guests had a similar experience. Not very exciting to deal with uninformed, uncooperative lobby staff.
- "Outside" noise -- Every fire truck, police car, or other emergency vehicle seemed to pick routes that went around the hotel. Not much one can do there, but then the obnoxious blaring of music and bass from cars permeated the cardboard walls.
- "Inside" noise -- I could've sworn there was a bowling alley right above my room. Not joking.
- Guaranteed ding on the car. Your Valet has f**ked up two of my cars now. One brand new Model X Tesla & now a top-of-the-line Range Rover. I didn't bother with the first one -- couldn't confirm at the time what happened and didn't have time nor patience to deal with paperwork, but now after having two cars with two exact same problems happen to them, I'm a bit flustered.
Overall, seems like it could be a nice place because of the design/room quality, but is too artificial in their attempts to provide quality service to justify $1600 for two nights.
Just a wonderful night at The Grand Bohemian! From arrival to checkout, the experience was spectacular.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by the young gentleman at valet...very friendly and courteous. Then, we went on to the cozy check-in area where we were greeted again, this time with champagne. After making our way through the romantically lit halls, we opened the door to our oasis...relaxing music playing, lush bedding, grand bathroom with a deep spa bath. Amazing!
We made reservations for the onsite restaurant The Red Stag Grill as it was Friday, and I highly recommend you do the same...it was phenomenal!! The live music from the piano makes it's way through the bar to the dining room and creates a perfect dining event. Loved it!
Off the lobby, there is a small art gallery full of interesting pieces. They also offer a spa and gym. Though I didn't partake in any spa treatments, I did indulge in the lavender chamomile bubble bath. (Be sure to ask for a free sample from guest services, if you don't want to purchase an entire bottle.)
The hotel is just a block away from The Biltmore entrance, and it's just steps away from Biltmore Village shopping...which was fun to stroll the tree-lined streets but know the shops here all carry high price tags, which most would expect.
Overall, great location, friendly staff, luxurious amenities; in returning to Asheville, there's nowhere else I'd want to stay. Thanks for proving a fantastic birthday retreat!!
I love this hotel...and always recommend it to anyone visiting Asheville. Even if you don't stay there the lobby is worth the visit. We love the Red Stag Bar. Food in the restaurant is great...rooms are very nice.