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Holiday Inn Asheville East

Holiday Inn Asheville East welcomes two pets up to 80 lbs for an additional fee of $45 per night (not to exceed $135 per stay). Rooms that allow pets are Double Queen rooms labeled 'Pet Friendly' in the details. Both dogs and cats are permitted, but pets may not be left unattended. Treats are available at the front desk. There is a half-mile walking trail with waste stations accessible from the property, and there is a dog park a short drive from the hotel.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed, 2 double beds
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Relax and refresh in a serene mountain setting and experience all the natural beauty our mountains have to offer. Take a stroll on our 2-acre walking trail with your morning coffee or favorite four-legged friend. Our modern guest rooms are designed with your lifestyle needs in mind. All rooms include Wi-Fi, microwaves, refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers and ample USB ports.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Holiday Inn Asheville East has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place, and follows the Clean Promise (IHG) cleanliness and sanitization policy. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay and sealed after cleaning. Cashless payment is available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Holiday Inn Asheville East has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 27 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 182 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Joanna
    Jul. 19, 2021
    Wonderful stay

    Very accommodating for us and our senior pet. Amazing facility.

  • Heidi
    Jul. 13, 2021
    Super Pet Friendly

    This hotel seems on the newer side. Beautiful wooded scenery with a short dog trail which I highly recommend doing. The staff were friendly and rooms very clean. The whole area seemed well cared for and ample green space for your pets to use the bathroom. If ever through the area again I would definitely stay here again.

  • Lauren
    Jun. 21, 2021
    Great spot

    Clean, convenient bottom levers room. Nice area to walk dogs.

  • Levi
    Jun. 19, 2021
    Fun little country stop

    Biscuits at the front desk, a nice little restaurant, and a fun little dog walk next to the parking lot.

  • Jillian
    May. 25, 2021
    Best Hotel for Dogs EVER

    Gorgeous location, with beautiful surrounding areas for dog walks. The landscaping at Holiday Inn Asheville East is magnificent, with tons of colorful blooms. The room was spotless & beautifully detailed, the lobby is charming & homey, breakfast in the restaurant was delicious—but the dog walk behind the hotel is incredible! I’ve never seen anything like it at a hotel. Tree bark-covered winding pathways, shady leafy trees, various species of birds calling to one another

  • Glenn
    May. 12, 2021
    Nice hotel and walking trail

    Pet friendly hotel.

  • R
    May. 11, 2021
    Beautiful setting and very dog friendly!

    I chose to stay here based on the high reviews and the amenities provided for a dog travelers and I was not disappointed! The setting is beautiful, the dog walk can't be beat, the accommodations were comfortable, and the staff was very pleasant and accommodating. I wish I was not just passing through and could spend more time here and in the area. Plan to arrive while it is still light to enjoy the scenery and the dog walk.

  • Defender
    Apr. 29, 2021
    Great location!

    This was the best stop by far on a long and impromptu road trip with 2 large dogs this Spring from IL to GA. Hotel itself had a nice personality and Mountain View’s/decor. Green, peaceful surroundings including a true woodland walking trail built for dog walks on site. Lovely! Room was large, comfy, quiet and really, just perfect for us. Highly recommend. 🐾

  • Paul
    Apr. 5, 2021
    Very Nice!

    The Holiday Inn East Asheville treated us well. The room was nicer than I expected. The hotel has built walking trails on six acres of wooded property on the backside of the parking lot that makes it a really unique pet hotel! Further, the largest dog park in Asheville is just 5 minutes away. All in all, very nice stay.

  • Eric
    Aug. 24, 2020
    Awesome Stay

    Not only was the staff awesome to us and our doggy. The hotel and grounds itself were very pet and guest friendly. It was very clean and our pup was welcomed throughout the hotel. We will definitely be staying here again!!!

  • Patricia
    Jul. 4, 2020
    Excellent Stay

    Great hotel to stay with your dogs, but be aware if you are not booking direct that dogs are only allowed on the ground floor. I booked through BringFido and I got the option for a Mountain view Room and was charged in line with my options, but the hotel put us in their rooms for dog owners that do not have a Mountain view. The hotel did refund my dog fee because of this, but they didn't have to do that.

    Rooms were clean and great little dog areas to relieve them!

  • Allison
    Mar. 13, 2020
    Our pups were loved!!

    Front desk took such an interest in our pups and gave them good treats. I could feel the love!!

  • Jasmine
    Mar. 12, 2020
    Good first stop!

    My husband and I stopped here for the first leg of our trip to CA. The walking trail was really nice and our room was on the first floor close to the door. Only issue we had was that we couldn’t get a king bed room and our reservation was changed to 2 queens the day before.

  • Deann
    Mar. 2, 2020
    Great stay!!

    We stayed here based on reviews alone and it was completely worth it. Thomas the manager is so very friendly and also a military veteran and treated us very well. Rooms were nice and clean. But we went for the dogs. Dog trail, treats at check-in and they did not treat us like outcasts. We cant wait to go back.

  • Sandra
    Feb. 1, 2020
    Love the dog walk

    A fine, clean room. Best feature, though, was a hiking trail for walking dogs right off the parking lot into the wooded hillside.

  • Alecia
    Nov. 16, 2019
    Great stay with my pup!

    This hotel was perfect for my pup. We used the walking trail in the back of the hotel every day for some quick walks. They even have three lit designated pet relief areas and waste bags, which was perfect when I ran out of my own. The hotel staff were really friendly and never made me feel like my pet did not need to be there. We ended up having to stay an extra night due to the unexpected weather and they were very accommodating. I would stay here again.

  • Bobcat
    Nov. 13, 2019
    Best Dog Walk Ever

    This is a great hotel for dogs. They have an entire wooded area with several paths just for dogs. It is decorated with birdhouses and wood sculptures so we humans can enjoy it, too. The rooms are clean, the staff is kind to dogs and give them treats. The “dog” rooms are on the first floor, close to everything. This is an award-winning hotel. The flowers (one of the owners is a master gardener) are lovely and the hotel is beautifully decorated. We stay there every year before Christmas to enjoy the Christmas decorations and sit in front of the big fire—with our dogs—and drink hot cocoa in the lobby. I truly hate hotels

  • Ally & Gary
    Aug. 23, 2019
    Holiday Inn Asheville Biltmore East

    This hotel was wonderful. You feel like you are in a 5* ski lodge.

    I booked through BringFido so I did not have the usual, "I hope this check in goes well" feeling. We were traveling with 2 dogs, one 40 pounds and one 65 pounds. If you want to leave the dogs in your room while you go out they must be left in kennels. We always travel with portable soft kennels so that was no problem. I think I remember reading on the pet agreement that they offer them at the hotel for a modest fee. The agreement also stated that if they received two phone calls concerning barking disturbance that they can charge your credit card up to $250. You will have to read that more closely for the details. I don't remember if that was only if a guest left due to barking or just two phone complaints. I thought this was fair due to the atmosphere of this upscale hotel. Pre training your dog to feel comfortable while being left in a soft kennel for a short while is good idea all around. They have a beautiful hiking trail right there on the grounds. Our room was really really nice!! Way more upscale compared to a La Quinta. The hotel itself also had a bar and restaurant. The charge for the dogswas $45 total added to the bill, not $45 per dog.

  • Stef
    Jul. 29, 2019
    Amazing Place To Stay With Your Pup

    My 65 pound boxer and I stayed here while we visited the Asheville area and loved the experience. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and welcoming to my very large pup. When we checked in, they gave us a floor on the first floor so that we would have to take the elevator and a pup magnet for the door so the staff knew you had a furry baby in the room with you. I noticed that most the rooms on the first floor had these pup magnets so there were plenty of other families staying there with their furry babies. The room was huge and had an area that had linoleum tile where I pup my pups water and food. The staff also told me there was a hiking path (about a quarter mile) for us to walk our pups..it was so nice...the ground has a path with wood chips so your pup won’t get muddy even if it rains. There’s also a fire hydrant, dog house, and swing along the path. I can’t believe the hotel put so much effort into creating a welcoming space for their furry guests. There’s also a small area out front that’s lite up really well in case your pup has to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. All and all, we were so pleased with the hotel and would recommend it to anyone passing through that area.

  • Bradley
    Jun. 23, 2019
    Fantastic hotel, very dog friendly

    Updated and super clean family-friendly, & dog-friendly hotel. We were pleasantly surprised at just how nice it was, and how great the staff is. Rooms are comfortable, clean and contemporary. Our daughter and dog loved the nature trail behind the hotel.

  • Paula
    Dec. 23, 2017
    Great Place to Stay with a Pooch

    We so much enjoyed our stay in this hotel with our 95 pound dog. Our room was clean, comfortable, and appeared to have been very recently remodeled. We loved the day bed/sofa where we could watch tv and cuddle with our dog. The staff was friendly and accomodating. We got takeout to enjoy in our room one night from the hotel's restaurant and the food was very good. This hotel has a dog walking trail that is perfect for a quick morning or evening walk with the dog. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling with or without a dog.

  • Tim
    More than a year ago
    This Hotel accepts pets

    This hotel accepts pets but only on the first floor in a pet-friendly room.

    The Feb 2017 review is incorrect.

  • Linda Hill
    More than a year ago
    No longer accepts pets!

    We have stayed at this Holiday Inn several times in the past and would agree that they deserve a high rating.....yet when we called to make reservations in January 2017, we were told they have changed their policy any no longer accept pets!,

  • Kimberly
    More than a year ago

    I am so pleased, and pleasantly surprised! The grounds are gorgeous, with a walking trail just for my two fur babies (be advised, no late night walks, BEARS live in Asheville) the rooms are clean, well attended, the staff is friendly and helpful (Toby took my reservation and Thomas checked us in). I have felt cared for and at home here, and at an extremely reasonable price. We stayed an extra day! We are close to Biltmore, and there is also a Waffle House at the bottom of the hill. I provide this review with a lifetime of Hospitality and Service experience. We have enjoyed an excellent stay here!

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