When should you visit Smithfield, NC?
Smithfield, North Carolina, may be located in what is colloquially known as The South, but it doesn't get as hot as you might think. If you take a trip to Smithfield, you won't experience warmer temperatures until May, although it does start warming up in April. Temperatures reach the high 80s for most of the summer and only start to cool down toward the end of October.
Winter temperatures between November and February see an average high of 50 degrees during the day and lows averaging 32 degrees at night. If you're planning on being in town during the colder months, bring a jacket to avoid the chill that Jack Frost brings.
The region sees its fair share of rain during the summer, and the summertime is considered the wetter season with an average 34 percent chance of rain any given day between late May and early September. The drier months see an average of 25 percent chance of precipitation, and snow isn't unheard of in the coldest months. Make sure to bring along some warm clothes if you're visiting during these months.
What hotels have the best discounts near Smithfield, North Carolina?
When you're looking to save money on your hotel room, you need discounts. And you can get those discounts at the Econo Lodge Selma. If you're a member of AAA/CAA, you can get a percentage off your room, and the same goes for those who are seniors or members of AARP. Simply show a valid ID for membership or proof of age to take advantage. If you're a member of the military or work for the government, you can get a special room rate, and groups who reserve 10 rooms or more can get a group rate.
Rooms at the Econo Lodge come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, mini-fridge and microwave, coffee maker, and hairdryer. There are outlets on the nightstand for easy plugging in of your devices before you go to sleep. There's also a free continental breakfast offered daily, free WiFi, laundry facilities, and free coffee. All of the little details are taken care of at the Econo Lodge Selma.
The Americas Best Value Inn Smithfield is a budget-priced hotel that gets even more affordable when factoring in the discounts on offer. If you're a member of AAA, you'll get up to 10 percent off the daily room rate. And if you're a member of AARP, you can also enjoy a 10 percent discount. You'll also enjoy perks at this pet-friendly hotel that include a flat-screen TV in the room with cable and a premium movie channel, free local calls, desk with lamp, wake-up service, and free WiFi connection.
Where are the top hotels for value around Smithfield, NC?
Looking for a room and don't need much other than a clean place to stay? You're in luck as Smithfield has hotels that provide just that and even have some extras that stretch your dollar even further.
One such hotel is the Super 8 by Wyndham. The Super 8 is a pet-friendly hotel located near the Carolina Premium Outlets and the Ava Gardner Museum. It's also a short drive from downtown Smithfield. You'll enjoy amenities that include a refrigerator and microwave, coffee/tea maker, desk with office chair, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, kitchenettes in some rooms, free newspapers in the lobby, a business center, free breakfast daily, and an indoor pool. You get all of this for a reasonable price on top of excellent access to everything in the area.
Another great value hotel is the Quality Inn Selma. While not right in Smithfield, Selma is right next door and it's a short trip to Smithfield from the hotel. It's also close to the Old Depot Museum in case it is on your list of destinations. This pet-friendly hotel offers amenities that include flat-screen TVs with cable channels, free toiletries in the bathrooms, hairdryers, desks with chairs, coffee/tea makers, free WiFi, and phones with free local calls. There's also a free continental breakfast put out daily, a business center, free newspapers in the library, an exercise room, a business center, and an outdoor pool that's open seasonally.
What activities will you love while visiting Smithfield, NC?
Downtown Smithfield is an old-fashioned Main Street full of antique stores, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and more. The town has put significant investment into the buildings and encouraged small businesses to fill the storefronts. The end result is a vibrant street full of interesting things to do, see, touch, smell, and taste. Architectural buffs will enjoy viewing the building designs from different eras all clustered together in one central location and checking out the buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Hastings House, built in 1839, is one of the oldest homes in Smithfield. It can be found along the Neuse River Walk. The home's significance comes from being a pre-battle command post for General Joseph E. Johnston prior to an attempt to stop General Sherman during the Battle of Bentonville. In a twist of fate, Sherman would later occupy the house after the battle.
Shadowhawk is an Old West town that was built from scratch by William Drake, a former actor. Over the years, he constructed a full-scale town complete with a jail, chapel, bordello, and more. It's so authentic looking that it's been used for movie sets. Drake left town a few years ago, but the current owners — a husband-and-wife team — are keeping the town going. To date, they've renovated buildings, improved upon the existing designs, and have turned it into a destination that's unlike any other in Smithfield.
Whether you're on the hunt for a relaxing getaway, want to enjoy nature, are interested in history, or enjoy the quaintness of small-town America, Smithfield, North Carolina, has a little bit of everything. Find the hotel that best suits your needs so you can relax between adventures.
FAQs about hotels in Smithfield
How much does a cheap hotel in Smithfield cost per night?
In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Smithfield can be as cheap as $69.32 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)
How much does a 3 star hotel in Smithfield cost per night?
In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Smithfield has been $98.00 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)
Verified reviews of the city: Smithfield, NC
Below are reviews of the city of Smithfield, NC from an actual visitor's perspective.
"Smithfield is very nice with nice hiking areas."
5.0 / 5
The city of Smithfield is a very nice place to visit. So many nice people and different places to go. There's also a few places to take a nice hike.
"The restaurants and outlet shops!"
4.0 / 5
The restaurants and outlet shops!
"The convenience of restaurants!"
4.0 / 5
The convenience of restaurants!
"Convenient location. Friendly staff."
4.0 / 5
I did like that I was close to a variety of places to eat and shopping was close by..staff was friendly and professional.
"Close to hospital and shopping."
5.0 / 5
Close to hospital and shopping.
5.0 / 5
Hotel location is easy on and off from interstate 95. Next to the hotel is multiple restaurants and coffee! There is a Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts next door.
"Hotel is convenient and within miles of town."
4.0 / 5
Smithfield offered a wide variety of shopping and dining option that we were able to enjoy.
5.0 / 5
We actually stayed at the Country Inn & Suites in
Wilson, NC, which was a change due to easier drive
the following day to our golf destination. Also
got to Wilson early enough to play a round at a great
country course in Wilson.
"Had a pleasant time"
4.0 / 5
The breakfast was nutritional and the rooms comfortable.
The average traveler rating of the city of Smithfield, NC shown above is
4.4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews