We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice but over priced”
Review of Proximity Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Proximity Hotel
Ranked #2 of 77 Hotels in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Greensboro, NC
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice but over priced”
Reviewed 28 September 2011

This is a nice hotel, the whole "green" idea is greet but it very overpriced for what you get.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Earthlady
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tony V, Service Manager at Proximity Hotel, responded to this review, 11 October 2011
Goodness! Making sure you feel your experience is a good value is one of our main commitments. I am sorry we missed the mark!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

490 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    379
    82
    15
    10
    4
See reviews for
75
159
24
188
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (121)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2011

I was very happy they had a room left for me after a long day of traveling. This hotel could be one of my favorite of all time, including NY, San Fran, Miami and Atlanta hotels. The restaurant is wonderful as well!

Room Tip: Away from the Freeway!
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank aschwegm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tony V, Service Manager at Proximity Hotel, responded to this review, 4 October 2011
Happy to have you with us! I am glad you enjoyed your stay!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2011

First LEEDS certified hotel in the US. Fantastic restaurant with great wine list. Hotel (lobby, rooms, pool etc.) looks expensive and elegant. You would never know you were staying in such an energy efficient hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank nc09301995
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tony V, Service Manager at Proximity Hotel, responded to this review, 14 September 2011
Our intention with the design was to be a luxury hotel that happened to be sustainable at the same time. I am delighted that is what you experienced!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Gothenburg, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Great hotel design in all. Friendly staff. Great food & wine in the Bistro.
Nice gym and pool. Loved it!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kansei
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tony V, Service Manager at Proximity Hotel, responded to this review, 14 September 2011
Thank you! We just installed a TRX Training system in our fitness studio. Glad the fitness studio and pool suited your needs.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rome, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2011

This ecological, energy-efficient, hotel is executed in the style of post-modern utilitalianism. I noted, for the lack of better choice of terms, a certain "Japonic" tendency in the use of the materials: underlining their innate qualiies rather than hiding them under layers of stucco and paint. Thus, steel remains steel in this hotel, copper–copper, cement–cement and wood – wood. In fact, the elevators smell wonerfully of fresh wood. Very big impeccably clean rooms and bathrooms. You never see any of the staff but everything is, and stays!, clean, well-organised and readily available. The reception is typically Southern in their almost tender hospitality. Excellent hotel. Will come again

Their pride and joy, the restaurant is also tender but for a different reason: they are trying, but have a long way to go still..., well, like practically all formal restaurants in the United States. To begin with, why "Bistrot" ("fast-food", in French culinary culture) whereas it's a formal restaurant? In fact the service (very friendly and polite) WAS a bit too fast. Food: superb raw materials, but, at least in part, ruined by a "mitteleuropean" execution and by (miss)matching of the ingredients. Thus, the superb fresh scallops are served atop beans and cabbage (!). Generally, serving the main ingredient flopped out on top of what should at best be a side dish, makes the whole plate look like a portion of leftovers – very German, that. The use of oriental spicing (curry, cumin and what not) is also somewhat indiscriminate and of dubious culinary justification – a strong current trend in the US: in my view, a misconception of "fusion". Wines are ridiculous and outrageously priced (like everywhere in the US). Local beer is fantastic and I strongly recommend it instead of the overpriced plonk. Atmosphere and design are very nice. The serving staff, again, Southern: very friendly but respectful and genuinely concerned. But do I blame the Chef? Not entirely: it's the demand that shapes the nature of supply... :(

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank neptune30
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tony V, Service Manager at Proximity Hotel, responded to this review, 15 September 2011
I am delighted that enjoyed your stay in the hotel and look forward to your return. We are lucky to have a staff that exude sincere Southern Hospitality. Thank you as well for sharing your impressions of the Print Works Bistro. We are constantly seeking to improve and genuinely appreciate your perspective.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Jose
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2011

Proximity hotel staff service is superb since the begining. Booked the hotel over the telephone, the lady, Ashley, was more than helpful. After the reservation, she sent me my confirmation details and suggestions on how to ask for the complementary pick up at the airport. The pick up at the airport could be either a van for big groups or old style cars for one or two persons, the cars are awesome. The staff at the hotel is professional and kind, always a smile on their faces, always eager to help you don't matter how odd your requirement is. Features: pool, parking lot, restaurant, free WiFi in the bedrooms, hall room in the lower lobby, big rooms and green certificate. The flaw: Breakfast is not included, no bathtub in my room at least, a cab ride to downtown is $10 (if you compare to other hotels which are right there at downtown Greensboro). In short: superb hotel with a AAA customer service.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank lehpares
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tony V, Service Manager at Proximity Hotel, responded to this review, 14 September 2011
Happy to hear that you felt well taken care of from the beginning. Next time you book with us, ask Ashley about the spa rooms! They have a nice sized soaking tub and a unique surprise.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2011

Have you ever felt decadent and conservative at the same time? This is it! The service, people, comfort, ambiance and care are all luxurious...yet, this hotel is an award-winning GREEN hotel : ) I was never so proud of pampering myself and my business associates as I was during this stay! We used the conference facilities as well and they were just as stellar.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank WinCourage
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tony V, Service Manager at Proximity Hotel, responded to this review, 30 August 2011
Our event spaces all have abundant natural lighting that really let them shine. I am delighted our events team took great care of your group!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Greensboro hotels
0.4 mi away
O.Henry Hotel
O.Henry Hotel
#1 of 77 in Greensboro
547 reviews
3.2 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Greensboro / Coliseum Area
2.1 mi away
The Biltmore Greensboro
The Biltmore Greensboro
#8 of 77 in Greensboro
349 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.5 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Greensboro
Hilton Garden Inn Greensboro
#5 of 77 in Greensboro
553 reviews
1.9 mi away
Greensboro Marriott Downtown
Greensboro Marriott Downtown
#21 of 77 in Greensboro
402 reviews
3.5 mi away
Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Proximity Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Proximity Hotel

Property: Proximity Hotel
Address: 704 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408-7018
Region: United States > North Carolina > Greensboro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Greensboro
#1 Romantic Hotel in Greensboro
#2 Family Hotel in Greensboro
#3 Business Hotel in Greensboro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Proximity Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built to use 36% less energy and 30% less water than a comparable hotel, the Proximity Hotel offers a glimpse of the future while celebrating the past. Sustainable practices, custom-designed furnishings, commissioned art and innovative loft-like modern design await guests in every corner of the 147-room luxury "green" hotel and its adjacent restaurant. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia and Booking.com so you can book your Proximity Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Proximity Hotel Greensboro

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing