Charming Hotels North Carolina

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From the highest mountains on the East Coast, to rolling hills and cityscapes and to many beaches, you'll find countless things to see and do in North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains are two of the most-visited attractions in the National Park Service. Unwind at spas or catch a performance. Savor fresh seafood, local barbecue, and small-batch beer, wine and spirits. However you define a great vacation, you'll find it here.

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1. Franklin Hotel

Chapel Hill (North Carolina

The Franklin Hotel is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, within walking distance to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, downtown Chapel Hill, and the Ackland Art Museum. The hotel is also 2 miles from the Dean E. Smith Center, and 18 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Franklin Hotel has 67 guest rooms, each with 37-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, small fridge, and free wireless internet access. Select suites also offer a whirlpool bathtub, and larger TV. Guests can enjoy a complimentary cook-to-order breakfast served each morning, and will be greeted with free lemonade, tea, and cookies upon check-in at the 24-hour front desk. The hotel offers a business center with fax and photocopying services for guests on business trips. The on-site restaurant, The Roberts Lounge, serves serves classic American cuisine including hamburgers and flatbreads and offers a beer and wine selection. Outdoor patio seating is available, and live entertainment is offered on select nights.

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2. Princess Anne Hotel

Asheville (North Carolina

The Princess Anne Hotel is located in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, just 6 miles from Biltemore Estate and Biltmore Winery. The property is also situated 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, a popular destination for picnicking and outdoor recreation. Princess Anne Hotel has 20 individually decorated guest rooms, featuring hardwood floors, warm colors, and traditional décor. Each room offers a flat-screen TV and free wireless internet access. Guests are welcome to relax in front of the original stone fireplace during the fall and winter, or sit on the patio enjoying the gardens and waterfall during the spring and summer. The Princess Anne Hotel also offers a Laundromat on-site.

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3. Acorn Bed And Breakfast

Mills River (North Carolina

The Acorn Bed And Breakfast at Mills River is located in Mills River, North Carolina. The property is situated 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 7 miles from the Biltmore Estate, and 12 miles from downtown Asheville. Acorn Bed And Breakfast at Mills River has 4 individually decorated guest rooms, featuring bathrobes, slippers, and free wireless internet access. A complimentary full homemade breakfast is served each morning in the dining room or on the patio. Guests are welcome to relax in the common area with TV, piano, and library; or enjoy the weather on the patio with rocking chairs. Free freshly baked goods are provided and a guest refrigerator is stocked with water and soft drinks.

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4. Albemarle Inn

Asheville (North Carolina

The Albemarle Inn is located just outside of downtown Asheville's shopping district, just 5 miles from Biltmore Estate and Winery. The property is 23 miles from Chimney Rock State Park, and 37 miles from Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Albemarle Inn has 11 uniquely decorated guest rooms, each including cable TV, private bathroom, and free wireless internet access. Select suites also include spa bathtub, private balcony, or fireplace. A complimentary 3-course hot breakfast is served each morning, featuring French and American cuisine. Guests are welcome to read by the fireplace, take a walk through the manicured gardens, and attend a social hour featuring hors d'oeuvres and beverages on weekend evenings. A concierge service is also provided for guest who wish to explore the area.

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5. North Lodge on Oakland B&B

Asheville (North Carolina

The North Lodge on Oakland Bed and Breakfast is located on 1 acre of gardens in Asheville, North Carolina. The property is 10 minutes from historic downtown Asheville, 15 minutes from the Biltmore Estate and Winery, and 20 minutes from Blue Ridge Parkway. North Lodge on Oakland Bed and Breakfast has 6 bright guest rooms featuring country décor. Each room includes a private bathroom, flat-screen cable TV, ironing facilities, and free wireless internet access. Select rooms also offer a gas fireplace. A complimentary 3-course breakfast is served each morning, including homemade muffins and breads. Freshly baked cookies and pastries are served each afternoon, and refreshments including coffee, tea, and cider are available throughout the day. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the parlor with fireplace, and common room with views of the gardens and gazebo. The bed and breakfast also features a business center for guests who need to work.

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6. Highland Lake Inn

Flat Rock (North Carolina

The Highland Lake Inn is located 3 miles from the Flat Rock Playhouse in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The property is situated 4 miles from historic Hendersonville, 18 miles from Asheville Airport, 20 miles from downtown Asheville, and 29 miles from Biltmore Estate and Winery. Highland Lake Inn has 53 guest rooms, that each include private bathroom, flat-screen cable TV, desk, and free wireless internet access. Select rooms also offer a balcony with views of the mountains. Guests are welcome to rent a free paddleboat and explore Highland Lake, or play billiards in the game room. The hotel also offers a business center and massage services for guests. The on-site restaurant, Season's, offers a fine-dining experience serving internationally-inspired cuisine for every meal.

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7. The Duke Mansion

Charlotte (North Carolina

The Duke Mansion is located just outside downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, 5 miles from the Bojangles' Coliseum. The property is 2 miles from Myers Park, 6 miles from Carolina Golf Course, and 10 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The Duke Mansion has 20 classically decorated guest rooms with flat-screen TV, free toiletries, and free wireless internet access. Select rooms also feature an enclosed patio. A complimentary hot breakfast is served each morning. Guests are welcome to make use of the on-site fitness center, library with books and movies, laundry services, and meeting and banquet facilities.

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8. The Carolina Inn

Chapel Hill (North Carolina

The historic Carolina Inn is located next to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus in downtown Chapel Hill. The hotel is one mile from Battle Park, and 5 miles from North Carolina Botanical Gardens. The Carolina Inn has 184 classically decorated guest rooms, each with flat-screen TV with satellite and free wireless internet access. Select rooms also offer a microwave and small refrigerator. Guests will enjoy the various amenities the hotel has to offer, including business center, valet parking, laundry facilities, gift shop, and shuttle service to local attractions. Guests also have a few on-site dining options, including Forbes, serving gourmet Southern American cuisine. A breakfast buffet is also offered each morning.

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9. Dunhill Hotel

Charlotte (North Carolina

Opened in 1929, the historic Dunhill Hotel is located in downtown Charlotte, North Caronlina, within walking distance to Time Warner Cable Arena, the Charlotte Convention Center, and the Levine Museun of the New South. Dunhill Hotel has 60 elegantly decorated guest rooms featuring 18th century European furnishings. Each room offers flat-screen cable TV, plush bathrobes, minibar with free refreshments, and free wireless internet access. A nightly turndown service with signature chocolates is provided. Guests will enjoy free passes to the nearby fitness center, a 24-hour business center, and a concierge and free shuttle service for guests who wish to explore the attractions Charlotte has to offer. The hotel features 2 dining options: Dunhill's Harvest Moon Grille, serving American cuisine all day; and The Lounge, featuring a full drink menu and live music.

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10. Grand Bohemian Hotel

Asheville (North Carolina

The Grand Bohemian Hotel is located 3 miles from downtown Asheville, North Carolina, just a short drive from Biltmore Village. The hotel is also within 7 miles of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Grand Bohemian Hotel has 104 guest rooms, each with marble bathroom, bathrobes, flat-screen TV, work desk, and free wireless internet access. Guests are welcome to maintain their workout routine in the on-site gym, or get work done at the business center. The hotel also features an on-site spa with massage service, the Red Stag Lounge with full wine list, gift shop, and newspaper stand.

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