Best Western Asheville Tunnel Road

501 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805-1824
Phone: +1 828-298-5562   |   Fax: 828/298-5002   |   95 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to the Best Western Asheville Tunnel Road!

We are located in the heart of the city just minutes away from many of the local attractions and sites.

Our newly renovated property is close to the Asheville Mall and restaurant row featuring over 20 different restaurants including a local favorite Corner Stone. Our hotel offers a free hot breakfast to our entire guest featuring favorites like; hot waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, pastries, 100% Arabica coffee, and chilled juices. Even though breakfast is on us you are never far from a great meal! Relax in our seasonal heated outdoor pool before a busy day of exploring on the Blue Ridge Parkway or business travel.

We are located two miles away from downtown Asheville a great place to go and experience Asheville’s unique character and atmosphere. The Great Smoky Mountains are a short drive away and the Blue Ridge Parkway is close by. We cater to hikers and campers who want to be more comfortable in between their legendary trips into the mountains. Biltmore Estate hotels are known for their hospitality and you will find that same southern hospitality when you stay with us. If you are here with the VA Hospital, UNC Asheville, BorgWarner, Thermo Fisher, or Volvo Construction you will be in good company.

Overview Details

Our Asheville hotel is located near America’s Largest Home, the Biltmore Estate and shopping at Biltmore Village is both 4 miles away. We are located two miles away from the Blue Ridge Parkway, a great launching point for hiking and biking. Downtown Asheville is two miles away and has more art deco architecture than any other city outside of Miami. Asheville is known as Beer City USA with 17 and counting craft breweries many of them located right in the heart of downtown. Downtown has something for all ages and The Best Western Asheville Tunnel Road offers a great location to explore and enjoy our wonderful city.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Free parking available
  • Outdoor pool, heated seasonal
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice and coffee
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Late check out, one hour
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center, staffed
  • Printer available, network and internet printing
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Basketball Pool basketball
  • Sunbathing Pool Area
  • Water sports Basketball
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Non-smoking lobby
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Outdoor Gazebo

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Conveniently located, the best western asheville tunnel road in Asheville, North Carolina is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 35.586255  /  Latitude: -82.516025


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 40. Take Exit 53B to Interstate 240 West. Proceed to Exit 7 and travel right on US 70 East for .25 miles to the Best Western Asheville Tunnel Road.

Best Western Asheville Tunnel Road

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Asheville Art Museum

Experience a selection of the local flair and culture in North Carolina. Founded in 1948, the Asheville Art Museum is a leader in the North Carolina Mountains cultural scene. the Asheville Art Museum offers guests the chance to preview outstanding collections of 20th and 21st century American art in Asheville.

You'll discover great art at the Asheville Art Museum, much of which focuses on work significant to the southeast. As the only community-based nonprofit visual arts organization in western North Carolina, the Asheville Art Museum is a must-visit attraction, and 50,000 square feet within is truly a sight to behold.

Asheville Municipal Golf Course

When you're traveling with your clubs through western North Carolina, visit the city of Asheville and play 18 of the best holes around at the Asheville Municipal Golf Course. A par 72 played to a max length of 6,356 yards from the championship tees, the Asheville Municipal Golf Course is adjacent to the Asheville Recreation Park, and yields a challenge to most golfers.

Opened in 1927, the Asheville Municipal Golf Course is one of the oldest in the state, and it was designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGCA. The course has a rating of 69.9, with a slope rating of 121. Plan your next visit to Asheville and enjoy a day on the links. There are many ways to experience Asheville, and this course is just one of the many exceptional destinations.

aSHEville Museum

The premiere women's cultural museum in the North Carolina Mountains, the aSHEville Museum in Asheville is a definite must-see in the state. It hosts core and temporary exhibits on the stories, facts, myths, and narratives of the achievements and experiences of women throughout history.

The museum is ticketed and admission hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Plan your next stay in Asheville and be sure to spend an afternoon touring the aSHEville Museum. 

Asheville Pinball Museum

Consider yourself to be a real pinball wizard? Located in the town of Asheville at the heart of the North Carolina Mountains, the Asheville Pinball Museum thrills all or its visitors with access to over 35 pinball machines, all ranging from 1947 to 2003. Visit soon and check out the games.

Pay a small fee and play to your heart's content. The museum is open from Wednesday to Friday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. There are many ways to enjoy a visit to North Carolina – Asheville, in particular. The Asheville Pinball Museum is just one.

Asheville Regional Airport

A public airpark, the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is set in the North Carolina Mountains in the western part of the state – located at the intersection of Interstate 40 and Interstate 26. Serving the city of Asheville, AVL covers 900 acres.

Owned by the City of Asheville, and operated by the Asheville Regional Airport Authority, AVL features passenger airlines like Allegiant, Delta, United, and US Airways. Make travel plans for a romp through Asheville in North Carolina – be sure you try to fly in and land at the Asheville Regional Airport.

Basilica of St. Lawrence

Basilica of St. Lawrence in Asheville

Visit the Basilica of St. Lawrence

A welcoming landmark for all downtown Asheville guests, the Basilica of St. Lawrence is one of the staple cultural centers of the North Carolina Mountains. Attend the weekly Sunday mass or take a tour of this historic church, which was originally erected in 1905.

Don't miss the basilica's elaborate stained glass windows and the two chapels that adorn each side of the altar.

You can also explore the church grounds, which contain a Catholic library, a Mary garden, and a gift shop for tourists.

Biltmore Village

Originally envisioned as the home to the estate workers of Asheville's Biltmore Estate, the Biltmore Village has now transformed itself as one of the top culinary and shopping destinations of the North Carolina Mountains. Check out Biltmore Village on your next stay in Asheville.

Enjoy this historic district, which feature everything from men's and women's apparel to food and spirits offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are many excellent ways to enjoy a stay in Asheville – the Biltmore Village just so happens to be one of the premier attractions.

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Explore NC via the Blue Ridge NHA

Located just outside of Asheville, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area features some of the beautiful scenery of the North Carolina Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Explore popular outdoor activities like hiking, bicycling, rafting, kayaking, and horseback riding or slow down and catch the blooms of rhododendrons, violets, blackberry, and turkscap throughout the year.

Visitors also discover the area's numerous farmers' market, which features delicious locally grown food, or take part in a year-round calendar of festivals and events.

Popular happenings include the Moogfest, Mountain Sports Festival, Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, and more.

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

Take a relaxing walk through nature with a visit to the Asheville Botanical Gardens. Housing a collection of plants native to the woods of the North Carolina Mountains, the gardens help visitors identify native plants and enjoy plant walks and educational classes.

Guided tours are readily available and the gardens also encourage its visitors to take up artistic purists, such as painting and photography. The gardens are open from dawn to dusk. Make the most of your time in Asheville during your next visit to the Tar Heel state.

Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock Park is located in the Hickory Nut Gorge between Bat Cave and Lake Lure in Chimney Rock Village. The namesake, Chimney Rock, is a 535 million old monolith and one of the most recognized sites in North Carolina. Grab your hiking boots for a fun journey to the top, to enjoy breathtaking views of the gorge and Lake Lure. Another must-do hike is the Hickory Nut Falls Trail, leading visitors to the 404-ft. waterfall.

Kids love the Great Woodlands Adventure featuring 12 educational stations for learning about the park wildlife. Travel 25 southeast miles from Chimney Rock to Asheville for comfortable accommodations at the Best Western of Ashveille Biltmore East. Enjoy exploring in western North Carolina.

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Preserving the legacy of Asheville's mineral resources, this North Carolina Mountains attraction offers general tours, hundreds of exhibitions, school programs, special events, a gift shop, and more.

Explore more than 4,500 mineral specimens at the Hall of Minerals, educate yourself on the history of mining in North Carolina, see the museum's Gemstone Collection, and check out the developing fossil exhibit. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Craggy Gardens

Featuring some of the beautiful scenery of the North Carolina Mountains, the Craggy Gardens is located just outside of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway. See the vibrant pink and purple blooms of rhododendron in the summer and catch the blooms of violets, blackberry, and turkscap the rest of the time.

Don't forget to enjoy a picnic and take a short hike up to Craggy Pinnacle trail for world-class views. For the more adventurous, Mount Mitchell, the highest point in the eastern U.S., is nearby.

McCormick Field

By Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Take in a Ballgame at McCormick Field

In western North Carolina, travel to Asheville and experience the fun and excitement of minor league baseball. You'll want to visit McCormick Field, home of the Asheville Tourists.

The Class-A minor league affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, the Tourists compete in the Class A South Atlantic League and area a major fan-favorite of local baseball fans in the Appalachian Mountains of western NC

Opened in 1924 and renovated in 1959, and then again in 1992, McCormick Field seats 4,000 fans, and is a short, scenic drive from Hendersonville, set to the south. Affiliated with the Rockies since 1994, the Tourists play games from April through September.

When you make your way into Asheville and head for a Tourists game, be sure to plan your visit accordingly – you can check out the Oskar Blues Party Pavilion or sit in the Ingles Picnic Area.

North Carolina Arboretum

North Carolina Arboretum in full bloom

Visit and Explore the NC Arboretum

Covering 434 acres, the North Carolina Arboretum is located in western North Carolina in the city of Asheville.

Set along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the free arboretum features gardens, exhibits, and hiking and biking trails.

Found in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest, the NC Arboretum offers the Blue Ridge Quilt Garden, Cliff Dickinson Holly Garden, National Native Azalea Repository, and much more.

Smith-McDowell House Museum

The oldest surviving house in Asheville and one of the oldest structures in the North Carolina Mountains, the Smith-McDowell House Museum is a premier attraction. The brick-built house now features exhibits on the history of the three families associated with the house – the Smiths, McDowells, and Garretts.

Explore over 200 years of history etched in 15 exhibits detailing topics ranging from the Native American settlement period to the arrival of the railroad in Asheville. The museum is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 10 to 4, and Sunday, 12 to 4.

Southern Appalachian Radio Museum

Found near downtown Asheville, the Southern Appalachian Radio Museum preserves the history of radio transmissions in the North Carolina Mountains. Explore antique radio artifacts, including a regenerative receiver from the 1930's and a world war era spark gap transmitter.

After exploring, catch a transmission of the amateur radio station W4AFM and even get the chance to play and experiment with the radios. Visit Asheville in the mountains of NC and be sure to make the most of your time – tour the Southern Appalachian Radio Museum for great local insights.

The Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

See one of the most iconic landmarks in Asheville. The Biltmore Estate is a magnificent French mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II in 1895 in the North Carolina mountains.

With 250 rooms, totaling 175,000 square feet, it is the largest privately-owned home in America.

The 8,000-acre estate is still family-owned today, and is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Visitors should allow two days to tour the mansion, stroll the 75-acre gardens, and shop and dine at the Antler Hill Village & Winery.

The nearby Outdoor Adventure Center offers bike rentals, carriage rides, fly-fishing lessons, guided horseback rides, guided segway tours, river float trips, and a Land Rover driving school.

The Biltmore Estate also features seven onsite dining options, and is just two miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway – and one mile from downtown Asheville.

Thomas Wolfe Memorial

By Abe Ezekowitz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Enjoy a Tour of the Thomas Wolfe House

Preserving the historic Asheville childhood home of major 20th-century novelist Thomas Wolfe, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial offers a unique glimpse into the details of Wolfe's life in the North Carolina Mountains.

Found in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site may offers exhibits and real-life settings of some of Wolfe's most vivid literary passages.

House tours are offered daily at the top of the hour. The Thomas Wolfe Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.01 mile(s) from Movie Theaters
  • 0.03 mile(s) from WNC Nature Center
  • 0.05 mile(s) from Botanical Gardens
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Gardens and Folk Art
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Blue Ridge Parkway
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Restaraunt Strip
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Historic Downtown
  • 3.25 mile(s) from Thomas Wolfe memorial
  • 3.50 mile(s) from Civic Center
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Biltmore Estate
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Biltmore Village
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Fun Depot
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Farmers market
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Furniture Outlets
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Smiley's Flee Market
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Chimney rock park
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Sliding rock
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Cherokee
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Mt. Mitchell
  • 48.00 mile(s) from Linville falls
  • 53.00 mile(s) from Grandfather Mounatin
  • 55.00 mile(s) from Blowing Rock
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Great Smokies
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Ski Resorts
  • 1.00 mile(s) from The Asheville Mall
  • 2.00 mile(s) from the Blue Ridge Parkway

Nearby Restaurants

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Cracker Barrel, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Carabas Italian, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Outback Steakhouse, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Chilis Restaurant, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Pappas & Beer, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Applebees, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Longhorn Steakhouse, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner

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