"History Never Felt So Good"
I like an "antique", mixed with modern, hotel. This is a 10 story, brick, historic hotel, built in 1929. I had a lovely stay on the 3rd floor, in a room with a single, 4 post queen bed. The comfort of the bed was amazing, and the pillows were SO wonderful. I melted into sleep nightly. My window faced the side of the street directly across from the Discovery Place. (There was a tad of noise, but not enough to disturb sleep.) This downtown hotel is in easy walking distance to the major art venues, resturants, and other attractions. The bathroom was modern with a marble floor, bathtub and shower, and lovely Thames bath products. The staff was great, but the evening staff was especially accommodating and courteous. The hotel has a pletheora of paintings by the American artist, Phillip Moose, who was born in NC, on every floor. How the hotel acquired the paintings is fascinating. You'll have stay there to learn. :) The amenities are cool. FREE WIFI!!!!! Shuttle service to local areas, with reservations. Complimentary soda and bottled water. There is a coffee maker in the room, iron and ironing board, a/c and/heat, comfy chairs, nice size flat screen TV, and a iHome clock with a dock. The Asbury restaurant is a few steps from the bar and lobby. It serves delicious southern and modern food; Chris Coleman, is the Executive Chef. He was the 2009 winner on the Food Network's "Chopped " series. The pictures on the hotel website are accurate. I would definitely stay there again.