I was in Greenville, NC for business from March 12th through the 16th and stayed at the City Hotel & Bistro in room 424, a "Non-Smoking King Suite". Since this was a corner room it was larger than the standard rooms my other travelers had, and I would recommend asking for a similarly sized suite (the rates were identical). One item of note on the rates, I traveled in a group of four, but we each booked our rooms individually. It seems that your booking method can make a +/- $10 difference in your rate. One of my group booked the standard rate online for $89.99. Two others called in and got a $79.99 rate. I called in and mentioned that it was business travel and got a $69.99 corporate rate, which I had applied to the other three rooms upon arrival. The other half of our group stayed next door at the Hilton.
The rooms were pretty much standard hotel rooms, but they were neat and clean, and the King bed I had was very comfortable and had plenty of pillows. There was a large seating area with a couch, coffee table, and two lounge chairs, as well as a desk, and TV armoire with a modern TV. Also present was a single serving coffee maker, as well as a microwave and large-cube fridge. The bathroom was a bit on the small side, but the water was hot and forceful enough in the shower, and it was clean. One item that I found a bit odd was that the toilet seat needed replacing, and had worn spots on it that looked as if they'd been painted over. It struck me as odd because it was so noticeable, and something so easy to replace. I read several reviews on TripAdvisor regarding hallway noise, and noise in general, but I did not notice anything like that during my stay. In fact, I found my room to be very quiet at night. The hotel does appear to be an older building, but it was very clean and comfortable.
The breakfast was a convenient way to fill up every morning, and had the usual biscuits, gravy, grits, scrambled eggs, sausages and bacon, as well as fresh fruit and self serve cereals and toast. I can't review the dinner food as I only used the restaurant/bar as a bar; and although the daily menu board had some interesting items, we met up with the group each night at the many other restaurants in the area, most notably the Carolina Ale House. The group I was with (including those staying next door at the Hilton) trickled into the bar each night, and we enjoyed the nightly live music, as well as the ever-changing bar staff. Most tastes were met, and although not a huge selection, there were sufficient spirits for a daily "night cap".
I did not use the pool or the exercise facility, and my only real exercise was disc golf on one of the nicer of the 80 degree afternoons we had during our stay.
I would definitely recommend the City Hotel for business travelers looking for an affordable location that is both centrally located in Greenville, and has onsite amenities such as the restaurant and bar. The foyer was a nice place to meet up or wait for other members of our group, and had some very comfortable chairs and couches. The hotel also has free Wi-Fi which was convenient, but did slow down at night a few times to the point that I resorted to using my US Cellular air card (which had great reception by the way). The other half of our group stayed next door at the Hilton, and all of them hung out with us at the City Hotel, and were shocked at our room rates versus theirs which were higher. One last comment, although the website shows pool tables, they are no longer onsite.
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- Also Known As:
- City Hotel And Bistro
- City Hotel Greenville