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The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge

611 W King St, Boone, NC 28607-3421
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The first boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Boone, NC. Newly opened in 2019. We offer 15 unique guest rooms, an indoor cocktail lounge, and the only outdoor rooftop bar in our area fit with fire pits, tv, and views! Our lounge and rooftop bar offer a selection of craft cocktails, hand-selected beer and wine and these spaces are open to the public. See 360 degree views of downtown Boone and Howards Knob from our spacious rooftop! The amenities that we offer include an artisan breakfast bar alongside locally roasted coffee each morning, plush hooded robes upon arrival, 100% fine cotton linens, locally made body lotion, Beekman shower and soap products, essential oils upon request, specialty add-ons upon special request, and complimentary Acqua Panna bottled water and handmade chocolate treats upon arrival. Our hotel is located across the street from the iconic Mast General Store, you can’t beat our walkable location because we are the only hotel in the heart of downtown. All of Boone’s restaurants, bars, unique shopping, and the Appalachian State University Campus are within the block. The Horton Hotel combines the rich history of Boone with comforts and fine amenities of a boutique hotel. Our staff has continued training so that we achieve the best customer service possible, and we dedicate ourselves to providing a clean space. Join us for an unforgettable getaway tucked away in the North Carolina mountains, venture out for hiking opportunities, ask our knowledgeable staff for insider tips, bring Fido to one of our pet-friendly rooms, visit nearby wineries and breweries, tour the university, and relax in our one of a kind hotel. #meetmeatthehorton
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bowling
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Open-air bath
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Golf course
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Skiing
Bowling offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Pat J wrote a review Jan 2024
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We came with friends from out of town for New Years and enjoyed ourselves! We had the roof to ourselves for awhile and the view was beautiful. The cocktails were also wonderful and the staff is so inviting. We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 5 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for your kind review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Our staff works hard to make sure everyone feels welcome. We hope to see you again!
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Matt S wrote a review Jan 2024
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Every year from 2020, we have made time to visit the wonderful Horton Hotel in Boone, North Carolina. New Years Eve 2023 will be our last. We paid over $1,049 to stay two nights (minimum stay requirement) at the boutique hotel. A price we have always felt was high but nonetheless budgeted for due to the outstanding service and amenities provided during their New Years eve weekend festivities. These included in the previous year, dedicated rooftop access, multiple heaters for comfort, drink certificates (3 per person), unlimited hors d'oeuvre’s, a champagne toast at the ball drop, and live music. This New Year’s Eve was quite the opposite experience. My wife and I returned from a wonderful multi course dinner from Vidalia (highly recommend) to retrieve our rooftop pass (bands) for the evening and begin socializing with many of the guests that returned from the prior year to enjoy the same experience yet again. These guests included unnamed locally elected officials, University Department Heads, and other elected officials from other states. We were all happy to see one another and re-unite for another pleasant evening at the Horton to ring in 2024. The complete opposite was experienced. The hors d’oeuvres were nonexistent, there were no free drink coupons, there was only 1 heater working (if you can call it that). So, we all treated it begrudgingly lightly, purchased our drinks, and continued to enjoy each other’s company. About 1130PM we were advised that last call would be shortly after midnight, although the year before the bar stayed open until 1am, Again, we conceded. We went to close our tabs at approximately 1145pm and went ahead and requested our complimentary champagne toast for midnight with our friends and loved ones. Upon which, after closing the tab, the bartender politely asked what tab we were putting our champagne toast on? That was the last straw, and we enjoyed our New Year’s Eve with our friends without the appreciation of gratuity of the management and staff of the Horton Hotel. My wife and I took time to calculate the following figure of nearly $3,850 (room/tax, drinks, food). This is approximately how much we have spent at the Horton Hotel since we began coming a couple of years ago as regular guests (excluding tips). We will no longer be regulars, and we will no longer support the Horton Hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 5 Jan 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are sorry to hear that your stay was not up to your expectations. We had numerous complaints last year about our NYE Event and this year we decided to scale it back which was reflected in the price of the tickets being $15 for guests staying with us and $20 for guests not staying with us compared to last years $50 per person. Our staff does the utmost to make sure we communicate accurately with our guests so everyone has a pleasant experience and we advertised accordingly. Sadly we have no control over the weather. We do appreciate your feedback and hope that we can improve upon our NYE Event for next year. Happy travels!
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Cely B wrote a review Dec 2023
Darlington, South Carolina25 contributions23 helpful votes
If having a window in your room is important to you, ask about it when you make your reservation. I was unaware when my reservation was made. After complaining I was told my room had a small window and the view was of the building next door. Not what I was looking for in the mountains. I ended up cancelling but it was outside the cancellation window so I lost my deposit.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 Jan 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience. Our staff does it's very best to be transparent about our policies and room descriptions during the reservation process and in the courtesy call we make 5 days prior to check in. Being a historic building does make some of our room more unique. We are disappointed to hear that you did not get the true Horton experience and hope that you will visit again and enjoy one of the rooms that has a beautiful view of the ASU campus. Happy travels, The Horton Team
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guestspeakers wrote a review Dec 2023
Spring Lake, North Carolina606 contributions75 helpful votes
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We spent the Christmas weekend at the Horton Hotel and we had a wonderful stay. The hotel staff was in constant communication with us and provided detailed information about checking in and amenities they offered. Our check in was uneventful and the entire staff was courteous and professional. The Horton is also very pet friendly, we sometimes travel with our dog. We had a nice room on the lower level and we really enjoyed the bar, the artisan breakfast and the rooftop lounge. Their old fashioned’s are really good. The Horton is a boutique hotel with a lot of charm and history and is within walking distance to restaurants, shops and local bars. The staff did a great job with Christmas decorations and making us feel at home. I highly recommend the Horton Hotel if you are looking for a great place to stay in downtown Boone.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Jan 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at The Horton and the delicious drinks our amazing bar staff makes! Safe travels and we hope to see you again! The Horton Team
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WAG wrote a review Nov 2023
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The Horton Hotel is a very nice hotel with comfortable beds and a great location. the service at every position including the rooftop lounge was excellent. We will definitely stay here if/when we return to Boone and we recommend it to you.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 15 Nov 2023
Thank yo so much for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff endeavors to give the best service that they can to all who visit us and it's great to know we have achieved that! Hope to see you again!
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Paige B wrote a review Oct 2023
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The check into this hotel is unsatisfactory-there is no loading or unloading in front of the busy street! We had to come through the back entrance, which was unsafe, and other businesses were parked in the way! The room itself had a small window facing the hallway, and the window blind left a good 2 inch opening where you could actually see into the bed! The staff was not in power to make a decision at all- we waited to see if we could check out earlier than planned for the manager to OK this. She never took any initiative to contact us as we waited for a response. There were four pegs on the wall to hang our clothes on and jackets No dressers or a desk. We will never stay here again, and actually found Blowing Rock a much better community.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Danielle Neibaur, General Manager at The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge
Responded 27 Oct 2023
Hello, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our hotel with us. We apologize you had a less than satisfactory stay. We truly wish we had a loading an unloading zone out front but the town does control King Street parking. We do not have any control over the public loading zone in front of our facility or how the local business around us utilize their spaces. Maintenance has also been in to address your concerns on the window in your room. I would also like to personally apologize for not reaching out to you proactively enough. I recognize how important that is, however the day we meet was the first day back in the office after three weeks with a family emergency. I am happy to hear you all loved Blowing Rock it is a beautiful town to visit. Thank you
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Kara B wrote a review Oct 2023
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Amazing hotel full of charm in the heart of Boone! There is so much attention to detail and comfort in each room and every visit we have had has been top notch! So much fun to enjoy the rooftop bar (great views), and bonus if you have Delaney as your server. She was fun and so helpful with drink selections! After a great nights sleep you can look forward to yummy breakfast choices from Stick Boy Bread Company. Can’t say enough good about all our visits to The Horton!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 13 Oct 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! All of our staff does their best to make sure everyone has a fun and comfortable stay. We are glad you enjoyed the Rooftop Bar and our amazing bar staff and their delicious cocktails. We hope to see you again!
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Janice F wrote a review Oct 2023
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The rooms are lovely, nicely appointed with beautiful linens. The rooftop bar is amazing. It’s right on the main drag so all the shops and restaurants are within walking distance. The staff was. Dry hepful and efficient! We had an excellent time with our friends. I recommend this hotel highly.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 6 Oct 2023
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and visiting with your friends. Our staff does their best to ensure every guest has the best stay they can. We hope to see you again!
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SANDGJ wrote a review Oct 2023
UK156 contributions80 helpful votes
Having booked the hotel because of the reviews and pictures on their website, we were very surprised to get a room with no windows that looked nothing like the pictures online. Luckily by the time we finally arrived, we were rushing round to get ready to go out for dinner so weren’t really impacted by the lack of windows and at least it was nice and dark to sleep. The room was modern, clean and comfy, it was good to be able to get a hot drink from the drinks station, and the breakfast was really nice
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 6 Oct 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the uniqueness of our serenity rooms. We strive to keep the most up to date pictures on our website and our front desk staff does their best to be highly descriptive when they make reservations and 5 day check in calls to make sure everything is correct and up to guests expectations. All of our rooms are unique so our guests book by the specific room number they would like. We certainly hope you stay with us again so you can enjoy the full Horton Hotel experience.
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Joseph K wrote a review Sept 2023
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Our stay at the Horton couldn't have been better, from check-in to checkout everything went very smoothly. Our room was ready early, so we were able to get in our room right away. The staff were all very accommodating and we had the best time at the rooftop bar. By the way, the drinks are amazing with various craft cocktails and beers. The location served us well and we able to do some shopping along with going to a sports bar to see our football game. We were on the lower level and the room was beautiful and very quiet, which was a nice respite following a couple of nights in Savannah. The coffee and breakfast were also a nice touch, as they were included with the room. Thanks to your great staff, we hope to see you again very soon, The Kennedy's
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 13 Sept 2023
It makes us so happy to hear that you had such a great stay!! We are glad you enjoyed our serenity level and our bar staff does make some delicious drinks!! We look forward to the next time you visit! Happy travels!
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S$203 - S$273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsBoone
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge
Which popular attractions are close to The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge?
Nearby attractions include Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile (0.04 km), Mysterium Escape Adventure (0.2 km), and Turchin Center (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Melanie's Food Fantasy, Vidalia, and Proper.
Is The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Boone.
Are pets allowed at The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (7.3 km), Flat Top Manor (7.7 km), and The Jones House Cultural and Community Center (0.07 km).
Does The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.