the hotel was smaller than i thought. only has 20 some rooms, but that did give a more english look and feel.
the hotel room i booked was a queen and when i checke din they had upgraded me to a king bed for free. this was a nice surpirse. the room had everything i would expect to find in a four star hotel. the room was very clean and the bathroom was a little small compared to most hotels but it had everything i needed and then some extras as well.
the front desk staff always greated me as i walked in or out of the hotel. they helped me with bags and box's that i was bringing in from my shopping trips. the housekeeping staff went out of the way to help me with my needs such as extra towels and shampoo and soaps.
i did meet with the owners that are very kind indeed. they sat in the lobby with me and chatted until my friends came. they all so greeted me every morning and chatted wiht me in the breakfast room every morning.
Deocrated very nice and had no starnge smell at all, the elevator that people talk about on these reviews are incorrect. the elevator is great. it dates back to the early 1900s after all and is a part of our history and i was glad to see it still at the little hotel. but do watch yuor fingers in the gate part.
i will sugest for anyone to stay here at this little hotel. i was shocked how much i enjoyed staying there. usally i like a brand new built hotel but this hotel has changed my mind on the staying only in new hotels. i feel in love with the place. i wish i owned 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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