Checking In: Princess Anne Hotel (Hotel Review)

Are you looking for a bed and breakfast in Asheville, NC? The Princess Anne Hotel might just be the perfect place for you! The charming 1920s building is located in Asheville’s historic Montford district just minutes from downtown. One of the unique features of this historic inn is that it is pet-friendly, which is a major plus for travelers like us who want to bring their furry companions along with them. Here are some things to keep in mind for your stay.

Booking Your Room

Book early! This is especially important if you are trying to book during Asheville’s peak fall season (mid to late October). I booked our room almost 3 months in advance and just happened to snag the last pet-friendly room and they mentioned they were almost fully booked for the entire week. If your travel dates are flexible, you may want to consider a middle-of-the-week trip for more availability. You may even get a lower rate on your room!

Also, be sure to call to book if you’re traveling with your furry friends. Although the Princess Anne Hotel is pet-friendly, there are limited rooms designated to accommodate them so you’ll need to make arrangements with the front desk to secure one. If you are booking with credit card points as I did, call ahead to confirm they have a pet-friendly room available. They were more than happy to stay on the phone while I booked online so they could make a note on the reservation to lock in the right room for us. 


A non-refundable $50 pet fee is due at check-in, which is more than reasonable and well worth their hospitality and welcoming environment. We were greeted with a warm smile and a welcome gift that included a frisbee, a water bowl, treats, and a roll of poop bags.

Our dog was allowed throughout the hotel, with the exception of the dining room, so we weren’t just confined to the room while indoors (which was even more appreciated given the cold front during our stay!). The hotel allows well-behaved dogs to stay on their own in the rooms. Unfortunately, ours suffers from separation anxiety, so we planned to eat our breakfast at different times to avoid leaving her alone. When I mentioned this to the staff while making our breakfast reservations they immediately offered for us to eat in the parlor with our pup! We loved having the option to eat our meals together vs having to go to breakfast in shifts.


As with any B&B, breakfast is included for each day of your stay. That being said, I’ve never had a meal quite like this one at any other inn! Not only are the complimentary breakfasts made to order, but each dish is phenomenal. We’re talking 5-star status! I am not exaggerating when I say that the Princess Anne Hotel’s meals were our absolute favorite during our entire Asheville trip. 

When you check in the staff will ask you your preferred reservation time for the dining room in the morning between 8 and 10. Keep in mind the time you select will be your reservation time for the duration of your stay. The day’s menu will be slipped under your door bright and early so you have time to review it before going downstairs to dine. Need to get out the door quickly and don’t have time to sit down for a meal? They’ve got you covered there as well with fresh pastries and sliced cake loaves to grab and go or for a snack later on.

The hotel also offers wine and hors d’oeuvres in the parlor in the early evening. Once again, everything was absolutely delicious and the presentation was on point. It was also a great opportunity to mingle with other guests!

All in all, I cannot recommend Princess Anne Hotel enough for a wonderful pet-friendly getaway in Asheville. With its historic charm, convenient location, and thoughtful amenities, I’m positive you will enjoy your stay as much as we did! 

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