Brookside Lodge, Asheville, NC

It’s good to be back in our favorite NC city again, Asheville!

We felt like taking a chance on a different hotel this time.  Expedia found us a two-queen room at Brookside Lodge for $86.  Their usual rate was $109, so we jumped on it.

Brookside Lodge Asheville

This hotel is rated as a 3 star, but I’m thinking that was for its services a few years ago.  Today, in 2016, it has the initial appearance of a 3 star, but not so much once you get settled in.

The good:

The rooms are large, nice and clean.  There is a working microwave and fridge in every room,  The morning breakfast, although crowded, was well stocked.IMAG1069 (2)WiFi worked in our 3rd floor room, although minimally.  The indoor pool is a nice bonus.

The bad:

The only real problem with this hotel is a strong pervasive musty/mildew smell throughout the hallways and inside the rooms.  We’re guessing there’s mold inside the walls, otherwise management would have invested in fixing the problem by now.

No longer investing in upkeep seems to be the theme here:  The “Exercise Room” consists of one treadmill and a small TV on the wall, nothing else left now.  While the pool is open, the hot tub appears permanently out of order.  The TV in our room had no premium channels.

Overall, a decent 2 star experience, but definitely not worth a 3 star price.

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