Embrace history, charm, and romance in the heart of revitalized downtown Gastonia at the Esquire Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection®. This national landmark opened as the First National Bank in 1918, and eventually became office space for several attorneys, later renamed the Lawyer's Building. The hotel features Barrister's Restaurant with locally sourced southern cuisine. We also offer a conference space that can accommodate up to 25 people.
Our unique rooms invite guests to enjoy premium travel amenities like a Keurig coffee maker, USB charging stations, and free WiFi.
Our boutique hotel is within walking distance of shopping and several restaurants, making it easy for travelers to enhance their experience in North Carolina. Spend the day exploring the specimen and educational exhibits at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. Discover the great outdoors at Crowders Mountain State Park or the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. As one of the satellite cities of Charlotte, you’re not far from the Queen City when you stay at the Esquire Hotel. Sports enthusiasts can make their way to watch professional athletes play at the Bank of America Stadium, Spectrum Center, and Bojangles’ Coliseum. See for yourself what makes Gastonia truly special.