Asheville, NC - Renaissance 3*

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nrehn
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Joined: September 3rd, 2003, 12:08 am

October 18th, 2004, 1:37 pm #11

I'm not sure when they started this, but as of 10/2004 there is a $5/night parking fee to park in their parking lot.
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July 8th, 2005, 4:47 pm #12

We just returned from a two night stay. Wonderful hotel and town. I recommend the Early Girl for a great breakfast.
While we were checking in I heard one of the Front desk managers telling someone on the phone that he would honor their priceline payments and move the dates of their stay with no trouble. The hotel was at about 60% capacity while we were there. Other than someone shaving their legs in the public whirlpool, closing it down for the day, I could not have asked for a better experience.
There was a parking lot in back which charged $10 a day, but when we said we were hotel guests, they did not charge us at all.
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August 11th, 2005, 8:50 pm #13

Our recent experience remained in line with most of the comments posted above. We checked in on a busy Saturday, and were given a typical "priceline view" -- lower floor in back, just above the mechanicals on the roof of the lobby areas. The room itself was fine, quite clean and comfortable, with good beds and shower; our only complaint was a slightly noisy in-wall AC unit (though thankfully not the type that cycles on and off all night). On Sunday morning, when the hotel was much less crowded, we requested and were given a room with a quieter AC and a much better view on the 8th floor facing the mountains. While there are no major luxuries such as turn-down service or a concierge desk, there are some nice little amenities including morning coffee/tea in the lobby and apples in at the check-in desk.

The hotel staff was efficient without quite being friendly. On returning to the hotel Saturday night, we had to scrounge for a parking spot in the hotel lot, and wound up parking semi-legally along an island. Other times we had no trouble getting a spot. At no time were we asked to pay a parking fee. We did not use the hotel restaurant as there are too many good places to eat in town (try Tupelo Honey for breakfast and 1896 Bistro for dinner).
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April 13th, 2007, 11:15 pm #14

I meant to post this earlier. We stayed at the Renaissance on Friday and Saturday night, March 9 and 10. Our bid initially was $55 for a downtown 3*; it was rejected; tried $60 and eventually got it a $65.

The hotel was ideally located and we had no problems parking (no charge). Rooms were large and comfortable. I would defnately stay here again - especially since we will be making multiple trips in our search for property in the area.
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April 30th, 2007, 7:31 pm #15

We stayed here on Pricleine in April 2007, and had a great experience. The location is great and plenty of parking, nice room. Very convenient to walk to the galleries and restaurants on Haywood.. I hope to stay there again .
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September 1st, 2009, 6:02 pm #16

Saw these reviews were four to seven years old. As of last week, August 25-31 2009, Renaissance is the the hotel in my opinion to bid on Priceline for in Asheville.
It is a luxury hotel next to the Thomas Wolfe memorial and you can walk to fantastic Italian, Thai, Indian, Vegetarian, Japanese, mellow mushroom pizza in five minutes. Walk another five minutes and you are at the Grove Arcade area with all the great shops and other resturants. Now for the most important part: they treat Priceline customers like real guests. Even though we paid only $86 instead of the $163 web rate, upon request they gave us a wonderful 8th story room with a fantastic view of the mountains and the Grove park Inn on the hill above Asheville. We loved everything about it and there is a huge back parking lot in addition to the one in front. never any problem parking even late at night.
We were worried about getting treated poorly because of Priceline, especially when the front desk announced at check in: Oh you paid through Priceline, so you will just be billed for incidentals or new hotel charges but they honored our request for a view and a king size bed with no hassle at all. Very pleasantly surprised,
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