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,