Sometimes, you just want a place to lay your head without all of the extravagant amenities (and the costs that come with them). For that, your most reliable go to is the classic Holiday Inn Express. Located right on Main St., one simply needs to walk out the front door and bear right to begin your tour of all there is to love about Downtown Greenville. If you are in town for an event, you are only a block away from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena which allows you to walk to your show without the hassles of traffic and parking.
Outside, you will find easy walking access to more restaurants, shops, galleries, and parks than you will likely be able to visit on your next stay in Greenville. Inside you will find flat screen TV's, complimentary high-speed internet access, and a state-of-the-art fitness center to make sure you stay is a comfortable one. Free shuttle service to and from Greenville Spartanburg Airport makes this an easy decision for your next trip to town. Coming during the winter? Get ready to lace up your skates for Downtown's pop-up ice rink for a little Rockefeller Center-style fun in the South.
If you are planning to stay for more than a long weekend, you will definitely want to check out Home 2 Suites, Downtown Greenville's first extended stay hotel. Located right on Main St., the large studio and one bedroom suites are perfect for making your hotel feel more like home on your trip. Each suite features cooking and workspaces to make your visit more comfortable while grills and fire pits warm up the patio areas outside. There is even a market built into the hotel for groceries and any travel essentials you might need on your trip and a laundry/fitness facility for maximum productivity.
Maybe a traditional hotel in the heart of Downtown Greenville is not your thing. For something a little more inviting, check out Pettigru Place Bed & Breakfast. Surrounded by blooming English gardens in one of Greenville's oldest historic districts, this 1920's-era home provides well-appointed rooms for vacationers and business travelers alike. Each of the six luxurious guest rooms has their own private baths so you will have all the privacy you need for your stay, just a 15 minute walk from Downtown Greenville. Enjoy wine and cheese offerings every evening and full gourmet breakfasts each morning to start your day for the perfect B&B experience.
The newest addition to the Downtown Greenville hotel scene is Spring Hill Suites (and the Residence Inn attached next door). The lobby feels more like an art gallery than a hotel, which is a theme that continues as you explore your accommodations. The dining at Oak & Honey are fantastic and the pool and commons area seems to invite a backyard barbecue vibe you would not expect from a Downtown hotel. Access is easy as you are two blocks off of Main St. on Washington - just a short walk from everything with just a little less traffic to contend with. Head east on Washington and you will find yourself at Fireforge Crafted Beer for some of the best craft brews in town.
If you can resist uttering the word "swanky" at least a few times at Aloft, you are a better man than I. The contemporary design of the boutique hotels feels more suited for Manhattan than Greenville but that big city feel is a nice break from the expected. Conveniently located at ONE Plaza, the hotel offers easy access to everything, along with plenty of its own amenities. You will hardly want to stray from the rooftop pool and the WXYZ bar offers great views, signature cocktails, live music, and puppies. Yes, puppies. The pet-friendly hotel has them available for adoption or just to keep you company as you borrow them for a companion on your adventures.
Overlooking the Reedy River, Hampton Inn Riverplace is one of Greenville's premier hotels. Its location is convenient to numerous shops, restaurants, and Downtown attractions including Falls Park, the Liberty Bridge, the Swamp Rabbit Trail, the Peace Center, and so much more. The balconies offer great views of the Peace Center Amphitheatre where you can often listen to a live concert without ever leaving your room. Even without the music, the view of the river and the Downtown skyline make this more than worth the visit. For dining, Hall's Chophouse is a stone's throw away, as are countless other Downtown restaurant options.
If you want everything a hotel could possibly offer, Embassy Suites is your place. The lobby greets you with a Ruth's Chris steakhouse for some of the best cuts of meat you will find in town. The 8th-floor rooftop bar Up On The Roof serves up great food, cocktails, and the absolute finest views of Downtown Greenville. Want to go for a dip but it's not quite swimming weather? Embassy Suites has Downtown's only indoor swimming pool, and it is saltwater at that because they are not messing around. Step outside and you are less than a block from Main St. and the Swamp Rabbit Trail where adventure awaits.
The revitalization of Downtown Greenville began with the Hyatt Regency in the 1980s. Built during the height of the exodus from Main St., USA, the Hyatt brought business back to Downtown and ignited the flourish of growth that continues to this day. The recently modernized hotel offers luxurious rooms, a fantastic lobby bar, and access to one of the best farm to table hotel restaurants you will find anywhere, courtesy of Roost. Step outside onto NOMA Square, which always has a bustle, and begin your tour of Downtown from the north end of Main St. where Greenville's rebirth humbly began so many years ago.
After standing vacant and condemned for more than a decade, renovations finally restored this elegant timepiece to its 1920's grandeur in 2000, while providing state of the art technology and modern conveniences. The understated lobby shines with splendor. Two ballrooms have 24-foot ceilings with the original decorative plasterwork, crystal chandeliers and marble work having been restored. The 200 guest rooms (including 19 suites) feature Westin's "Heavenly Bed," with a custom-designed pillow-top mattress topped by a plush, down comforter. The Westin Poinsett is within easy walking distance of the M. Judson Booksellers in the historic Greenville Country Court House, the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, and all of the other restaurants and entertainment Downtown Greenville has to offer.