The Horton Hotel

Boone’s first and only boutique hotel, right in the heart of downtown

With 15 unique guest rooms, a cocktail lounge and the only outdoor rooftop bar in Boone, The Horton Hotel is a local gem. Thanks to its ideal walkable location right across the street from the iconic Mast General Store, you can access restaurants, shopping and the Appalachian State University Campus easily. Established in 2019, this intimate hotel offers the best of both worlds: a rich sense of Boone history and style, plus all the comforts and fine amenities that you’d expect from a modern hotspot.

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An effortlessly cool King Street boutique and rooftop perch. 

What it's like

As you approach The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge, take a moment to appreciate the historic beauty of the structure itself. This locally owned and operated establishment is housed in a building that has formerly been a Studebaker car garage and a Spainhour's department store. From the lobby lounge to the rooftop bar, every inch of The Horton Hotel is steeped in local charm with a world-class flair. The design and recent renovation of the hotel is tasteful and upscale -- while never losing sight of the town around it. As you make your way to one of the hotel’s 15 uniquely decorated guest rooms with king or queen beds or to one of the luxurious suites overlooking King Street and Howard's Knob, it’ll hit you: This is a place and a moment you won’t forget.

Independent spirit

Locals and guests feel right at home at this hip and historic community hub.  

Small touches

When you've had your fill of the outside world, retreat into one of the 15 guest rooms. You’ll find handcrafted wood slab furniture and luxurious 100% cotton bedding. Wrap up in a plush robe, request essential oils, and bask in the soft glow of a Himalayan salt lamp. Your stay is accented by all sorts of goodies: locally made lavender lotion, Beekman 1802 shower and soap products, and complimentary Acqua Panna water and treats. The hotel is cared for with both natural and certified cleaning products to provide a clean and comfortable space. Enjoy free parking in the heart of downtown. 

Eat and drink

Each morning, hotel guests enjoy a complimentary artisan breakfast bar in the lounge, plus locally roasted Bald Guy Brew coffee to get your day started off right. The popular rooftop bar is the perfect spot to enjoy fresh cocktails, local craft beers, unique wines and small bites -- as well as a stunning view. Gaze in wonder at the sky above; this hangout is right for all seasons. In the winter, cozy up to the warm fire under comfy blankets. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the lobby lounge and try curated cocktails, as well as, delicious small shared plates.  Hotel guests receive priority access to both lounges. 

And more

Care for a view?  The rooftop bar offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Appalachian State, downtown Boone and Howard's Knob. The Horton Hotel is anything but ordinary. Take part in unexpected events like an annual slumber party, ½ off mystery cocktail night, complimentary wine tastings and more. If you’re traveling with a four-legged guest, you’re in luck -- there are five pet-friendly rooms on the lower level. The pet-friendly rooms are outfitted with cozy microfiber rugs to keep those paws warm and welcome treats!

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Rooms & Rates

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Guest Services

  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping services
  • Free high-speed wi-fi
  • Pet friendly ($50 per pet/per night)
  • Free parking in downtown Boone
  • Parking spots double as a tailgating spot during ASU football games

Eat & Drink

  • Complimentary artisan breakfast bar
  • Locally roasted Bald Guy Brew coffee
  • Fine Adiago herbal tea selections
  • Fine wine and craft beer selections

Meetings & Events

  • Indoor lobby lounge space
  • Outdoor rooftop bar space
  • 50 person capacity
  • Elopement and Micro-Wedding packages available

In-room amenities

  • 50 inch flat screen TV
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Heat/AC unit
  • FREE high-speed wi-fi
  • Secure keyless entry
  • Full size hair dryer
  • Specialty welcome treats & note upon arrival
  • Beekman Fresh Air shower products and bar soap
  • Handmade NC lotion
  • 100% fine cotton linens and down-filled pillows and bedding
  • Soft Turkish cotton towels
  • In-room monogrammed Horton robes, available for purchase
  • Sound machines available upon request
  • Essential oils & room diffuser available upon request

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 14 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of the total deposit amount, less a $20 cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 14 days of arrival will result in forfeiture of the total booking amount.
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