If you like to wander through the old districts of Southern cities, the
Biltmore Greensboro is a hotel you may enjoy. It is a charming, vintage
establishment with old, high-ceilinged rooms that are well stocked with
the amenities (TV, phones, bathtubs, etc.). The furnishings are
Wine is served at the cocktail hour and I think that a continental brekfast is served in the morning. We had to catch an early plane so missed that part.
Location is great for visiting the "old town" district of Greensboro and there are several restaurants within walking distance plus, the rates are extremely reasonable.
I am writing this review as I book another stay there for myself, my husband and my mother-in-law, who will love it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our history begins in 1903, when the building was constructed to house the burgeoning corporate empire of Cone Export and Commission Company. At the time it was said to be “in every way up-to-date and well appointed.” This means completed wired for electricity and plumbing, and in 1920, they added one of Greensboro’s first unmanned elevators to the building; it is the one we still use today. They occupied the space until 1924 when they moved to larger building around the corner. At that time, the building housed local insurance companies. It was in 1929, that the building was converted to living quarters. Half of the building was used as an annex to the local post office, until 1932, and the other half was listed in the city directory as furnished rooms. The Greenwich, as it became known as the following year, was one of the first to offer private baths for around $2.00 a day. In the late ‘40s, early 50s, it became known as the Greenwich Apartments and stayed this way until the mid-1960s. In the late ‘60s, the building reopened as the Greenwich Inn, and a new face was brought to the building by renowned interior designer Otto Zenke. He modeled the hotel after an English hunting club and decorated the lobby as an old world drawing-room with walnut paneling and traditional hunting scenes.The hotel changed ownership once again 1992, and was renamed the Biltmore Greensboro Hotel. Today, we pride ourselves as a fine boutique establishment, offering old world charm accentuated by modern amenities you would find at any hotel of distinction. Under new ownership since 2007, we look forward to continuing to provide memorable experiences for all our guests. Stay once and not only will we remember your name but the little things like your favorite room or you need for a late checkout. It is always “no problem.” ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Biltmore Greensboro Hotel Greensboro
- Biltmore Hotel Greensboro
- The Biltmore Hotel Greensboro