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    Inn on Biltmore Estate
    Asheville, NC
    #1 in Best Resorts in North Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2605 reviewsTripAdvisor (2605)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Overlooking 8,000 acres of land south of downtown Asheville, North Carolina, the Inn on Biltmore Estate promises the same hospitality that former owners George and Edith Vanderbilt once showed guests at their home in the early 20th century. According to visitors, the hotel's employees are friendly and exceptionally attentive. Rooms, which come with complimentary Wi-Fi access and 24-hour room service, offer woodland and mountain views from king-sized or double beds. The Inn on Biltmore Estate also earns high praise for its cuisine at The Dining Room, which serves regional fare in a formal setting, though a meal here won't come cheap. You can also enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the hotel's eatery. Other on-site amenities you'll find at this estate include a spa, an outdoor pool, a fitness center and various meeting spaces.

    Asheville, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2605 reviewsTripAdvisor (2605)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Omni Grove Park Inn
    Asheville, NC
    #2 in Best Resorts in North Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7824 reviewsTripAdvisor (7824)
    Free WiFi

    Located in northern Asheville, North Carolina, on the fringes of the Grove Park Country Club, The Grove Park Inn lures guests with its leafy surroundings. Travelers say that autumn is a great time to visit, as the rooms offer fantastic views of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain ranges' kaleidoscopic fall foliage. As for the inn itself, many applaud the guest rooms for their soothing neutral decor and large, comfy beds. Others report that the resort's large size has caused the original inn to lose some of its charm. Guests also note that as the resort has grown, the prices have increased, too. However, visitors do appreciate the 43,000-square-foot spa and its range of decadent treatments. When it's time for a meal or drinks, guests can head to one of the several restaurants or bars on the property. Lodgers who participate in the Omni Select Guest program can earn and redeem free nights here, and get additional perks.

    Asheville, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7824 reviewsTripAdvisor (7824)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte
    Charlotte, NC
    #3 in Best Resorts in North Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 902 reviewsTripAdvisor (902)
    Free Parking

    Sitting about 16 miles south of downtown Charlotte in the quiet suburb of Ballantyne, this Luxury Collection hotel is ideal for visitors in need of some rest and relaxation. Guests have access to the 18-hole championship Golf Club at Ballantyne, signature treatments at The Spa at Ballantyne and gourmet American cuisine served at the Gallery Restaurant. Ornate decor and spacious guest rooms, complete with minibars, coffee makers and Bose Wave stereos, impress visitors, but reportedly the true highlight is The Ballantyne's customer service. Everyone from the cleaning staff to the hotel management wins guests over with true Southern hospitality. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Rewards members can earn and use points here.

    Charlotte, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 902 reviewsTripAdvisor (902)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
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    Sanderling Resort
    Duck, NC
    #4 in Best Resorts in North Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1149 reviewsTripAdvisor (1149)
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    Free WiFi

    Known for its beachy, romantic feel, the Outer Banks has been drawing travelers to the shores of North Carolina for quite some time. Sanderling Resort's expansive oceanfront property encompasses all of those OBX allures with its tranquil setting, charming decor and ample activities. The resort's location in Duck between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound means views of the water are available from nearly every room. Inside your room, you'll find a minifridge, a marble bathroom, a flat-screen TV and a private balcony. But with an award-winning spa, an adjacent beach and three pools (one kid-friendly, one adults-only and one indoor), it's unlikely that you'll want to spend much time in your room. What's more, the on-site restaurants offer a variety of cuisine options from steak and seafood to casual burgers and sandwiches to wintertime s'mores toasted over an outdoor fire pit. These amenities and accommodations do, however, come attatched to a daily resort fee.

    Duck, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1149 reviewsTripAdvisor (1149)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Carolina at Pinehurst Resort
    Pinehurst, NC
    #5 in Best Resorts in North Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 946 reviewsTripAdvisor (946)
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    Three different hotels  The Carolina, The Holly Inn and The Manor comprise the whole of Pinehurst Resort, which crowns the Pinehurst Golf Club in central North Carolina. All three options boast spacious guest rooms and classic Southern decor with bright, neutral tones and elegant-yet-cozy furniture. Of the choices, previous guests strongly recommend booking a room in The Carolina, which has been welcoming visitors for more than a century. You'll have access to all of the sprawling resort's amenities, which include The Spa at Pinehurst and eight versatile eateries. You can also spend your time partaking in a few of the countless activities available on the resort grounds: Kayaking, fishing, walking tours and tennis are just a handful of active options.

    Pinehurst, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 946 reviewsTripAdvisor (946)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Grandover Resort & Conference Center
    Greensboro, NC
    #6 in Best Resorts in North Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 409 reviewsTripAdvisor (409)
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    Free WiFi

    Guests say that this hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina, resembles a European castle. The lobby is decked out in rich stone flooring, massive chandeliers and lavish Victorian-style furniture, while the guest rooms feature green satin bedding and ornately framed artwork. The grounds are just as grand with trickling waterfalls and two 18-hole golf courses. The majority of recent visitors have nothing but good things to say about Grandover, citing the reasonable room rates and the hotel's friendly customer service staff as the primary perks. However, some do note the resort's isolated location can be a drawback, and added the dishes at the Italian-inspired Di Valletta restaurant are rather pricey.

    Greensboro, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 409 reviewsTripAdvisor (409)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Shell Island Resort
    Wrightsville Beach, NC
    #7 in Best Resorts in North Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1196 reviewsTripAdvisor (1196)
    Free WiFi

    Shell Island Resort is an oceanfront property in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, with all-suite accommodations. The spacious rooms, which can sleep four to six people, come with a private balcony, living room with sleeper sofa, two flat-screen TVs, Blu Ray player, free Wi-Fi, kitchenettes and Atlantic Ocean views, which recent guests loved. However, housekeeping received mixed reviews. For dining, guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at on-site Shell Island Restaurant, which has seafood and outdoor seating. The resort’s other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools; a hot tub; rentals for surfboards, boogie boards, kayaks, bikes, beach umbrellas and chairs; a fitness room; laundry and on-site parking.

    Wrightsville Beach, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1196 reviewsTripAdvisor (1196)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach
    Wrightsville Beach, NC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 725 reviewsTripAdvisor (725)
    Free WiFi

    As the name suggests, the Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach is an oceanfront resort nestled on the shores of Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. The resort's guest rooms all feature ocean views, and the majority of them have balconies. All rooms come equipped with minifridges, microwaves, safes, coffee makers and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Some of the upgraded rooms have sofa beds and whirlpool tubs. The property has a few dining options: Oceans serves breakfast through dinner in an outdoor setting; Gabby's Lounge is great for grabbing a drink and watching a game; and Lazy Daze Bar & Grill is located on the pool level and is open seasonally. Additional on-site amenities include a complimentary airport shuttle, outdoor and indoor pools, a fitness center, a sand volleyball court and a playground. Recent guests appreciated the personable customer service and clean rooms, though others found the decor to be a bit dated. Because this hotel has ties to the InterContinental Hotels Group, IHG Rewards Club members can use and earn points by staying here. 

    Wrightsville Beach, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 725 reviewsTripAdvisor (725)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Winds Resort Beach Club
    Ocean Isle Beach, NC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 770 reviewsTripAdvisor (770)
    Free WiFi
    The Winds Resort Beach Club is a 3 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 770 reviews.
    Ocean Isle Beach, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 770 reviewsTripAdvisor (770)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Blockade Runner Beach Resort
    Wrightsville Beach, NC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2478 reviewsTripAdvisor (2478)
    Free WiFi

    The Blockade Runner Beach Resort is an oceanfront resort located on the shores of Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. The guest rooms all have minifridges, spa bathrobes, flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, desks and complimentary Wi-Fi access. All rooms also boast balconies water views of either the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway. Some upgraded rooms feature rainfall showers and separate soaking tubs. The resort has a few different options when it comes to dining: EAST Oceanfront Dining is an award-winning restaurant that serves international cuisine for breakfast through dinner in a garden oceanfront setting; the Aquarium Bar serves cocktails; and Sea Escape is a poolside restaurant and bar. Additional on-site amenities include a private beach with complimentary beach chairs, an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a complimentary shuttle to the Head to Toe Day Spa & Salon. The hotel also offers a variety of water sports; classes like yoga and surfing; and equipment available to rent or buy. Recent guests had high praise for the grounds, beach, clean rooms and friendly staff.

    Wrightsville Beach, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2478 reviewsTripAdvisor (2478)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Blue Ridge Village a Festiva Resort
    Banner Elk, NC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 337 reviewsTripAdvisor (337)
    Free WiFi
    Blue Ridge Village a Festiva Resort is a 3 star hotel. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 337 reviews.
    Banner Elk, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 337 reviewsTripAdvisor (337)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Great Wolf Lodge Concord Charlotte
    Concord, NC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4548 reviewsTripAdvisor (4548)
    Free WiFi
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    Concord, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4548 reviewsTripAdvisor (4548)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa
    Waynesville, NC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 635 reviewsTripAdvisor (635)
    Free WiFi
    The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa is a 3 star hotel. It has a 3.5 overall guest rating based on 635 reviews.
    Waynesville, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 635 reviewsTripAdvisor (635)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Barrier Island Station at Duck
    Duck, NC
    2.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3 based on 479 reviewsTripAdvisor (479)
    Free WiFi
    Barrier Island Station at Duck is a 2.5 star hotel located at 1245 Duck Rd in Outer Banks. It has a 3.0 overall guest rating based on 479 reviews.
    Duck, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3 based on 479 reviewsTripAdvisor (479)
    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi