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“Green, Greensboro, NC” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Proximity Hotel
Ranked #2 of 76 Hotels in Greensboro
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Georgetown, Texas
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154 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Green, Greensboro, NC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

The entrance to the hotel looks like the era of the "Great Gatsby"! Billowing white curtains flying, parking attendants smiling and helpfull, a British Taxicab that I din't have the opportunity to utilize for transportation, but I will on the next trip. The bell staff were ready to help with a genuine, we can attitude and here is a cold bottle of water. Our room #804 offered a beautiful view of the gardens. The architecture of the building along with the green motto is excellent. Our room was massive, great bathroom with robes and slippers. Oh, before I forget, they have this great honor system on the gathering area by the computers for snacks and drinks. Really! There's a box where you put in your money. I knew it all along there is a place where beauty, honesty and ecology can reside together in harmony. Great workout area, no steam room though.Outdoor pool, long enough to swim short laps. The front desk staff were fantastic!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Denise A
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

Upon pulling up to the hotel you may feel as if you are suddenly in New York, Miami, or LA, certainly not Greensboro, NC. The crisp white curtains draping the drive way, the grey warehouse-like facade, and modern decor inside hide an utterly charming and friendly experience inside. The staff is always welcoming, and who wouldn't find the "honor system" vending irresistable?!!
Now I stay in a lot of hotels. My diamond status at Hilton was not acheived by accident. I hardly ever sleep well in them though. That is not the case at the Proximity (or the O Henry for that matter). The bedding is phenomenal -- something about the coverlet and pillows is just right.
The final mark of a great hotel in my mind is the bathroom. The bathroom MUST have soft towels and always warm water. It helps if the toiletries are so great I plot ways to take more than my share home. Promixity hits the spot on all counts PLUS they have these awesome waffle weave robes. I cannot tell you how much I love arriving at a hotel after a long day, having a hot shower, ordering room service, and snuggling in a robe before dozing off in an insanely comfortable bed.

Room Tip: Get a corner room if possible - great views!
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank martyo624
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United States
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

I scheduled a surprise birthday booking at the beautifully designed Proximity hotel. I really admire the green initiatives and the front desk staff was friendly! The Loft King Spa Room I booked was quite attractive, as I asked to get a tour of it beforehand.

Early on the check-in day, the staff allowed me to bring balloons that they agreed to set up in the room before check-in. I also asked for a DVD player to be placed in the room and to set an ambiance with turning on a few lights, again before check-in.

Unfortunately upon check-in at the hotel designated time, the balloons were not placed in the room. It was also dark in the room and the DVD player was not there either.

Needless to say, instructions were not followed at all and I was terribly frustrated. I expected top-notch service from a hotel of this calibur and they failed.

Therefore, we had to wait in the lobby while the staff setup the room. It was smart that I checked the room first, otherwise it would have been a real embarrassment as a birthday surprise.

Although they got a staffer to setup quickly, the DVD placed in the room was very dusty and not neatly positioned next to the TV. (I can only assume the DVD player had been stored and unused for awhile.) Also, the lights still were not turned on in advance. This proved to be a sloppy and incomplete setup. Nevertheless, we made the best of the stay.

Advice: If you need items setup in a Proximity room before check-in, view the room yourself first after the picking up the key to make sure items are present.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TDeals
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Tony V, Service Manager at Proximity Hotel, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
I am so sorry we did not keep our promise to you regarding the room setup. For such a special occasion you certainly deserved better execution! I appreciate you sharing your experience with us. We will make sure it doesn't get repeated.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

Stayed 2 nights at the Proximity and enjoyed every minute of it.

Beautifully designed hotel from the reception through to the rooms. The outlook from the room over the gardens was great.

Great comfy bed and massive bathroom.

Had dinner at the Print Works Bistro, meal was great, but desert was a little disappointing but over all very good.

If ever back in Greensboro I would love to stay at the Proxmity again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Always_on_holidays
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Tony V, Service Manager at Proximity Hotel, responded to this review, 1 December 2011
I am delighted you enjoyed the view. Our gardener often features clippings from around the hotel in to our cut flower vases to bring a bit of our surroundings indoors. So sorry the dessert dissapointed! We certainly want to end a meal as wonderfully as it begins. We will look forward to your return.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

Just spent two days in this property this week. It is always exceptional from the front desk, modern room and Print Works Bistro. It is an engineering and thoughtfully planned Green hotel and you would never know it, because it is simply an exceptional hotel first. Rooms have concrete slab ceilings and supports mixed with inviting furniture and a wonderful bed.

If you are visiting Greensboro, I highly recommend this property or its sister property, the O'Henry Hotel.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are really great with windows in the bathrooms or the standard lineal long king room.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SeanKStewart
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Tony V, Service Manager at Proximity Hotel, responded to this review, 1 December 2011
The corner and center room bathroom windows really do create a great open feel that is often hard to find in a hotel.
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Mocksville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Proximity Hotel while in town for a concert. It was easily accessible to restaurants/bars for before and after the show. Jade, at the front desk, was extremely helpful! She recommended an excellent taxi service, and suggested several restaurants to check out.

The room was beautiful and exceptionally clean. The bathroom was huge, and had an amazing walk-in shower. Definitely had a great night sleep in the big, comfy bed!!

We were there for only a night and were unable to take advantage of the spa or restaurant, however, if they are anything like the rest of the hotel, I am sure they are top notch.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Casey C
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Tony V, Service Manager at Proximity Hotel, responded to this review, 1 December 2011
I am so happy that our staff made a great impression on you. We delight in figuring out how to make your experience in Greensboro more enjoyable. See you in town for the next concert!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

Met a few family members at this hotel for a brief 24 hour reunion. The rooms were immaculate, attractive, with vast ceilings, very comfortable to lounge within and catch up with family. Was glad to see each floor had filtered water available in the common room with a hot water dispenser also. Convenient amenities including robe and aveda products enhanced the shower experience. Fresh squeezes orange and grapefruit juice available until late also enjoyable. The restaurant attached was a delight for brunch, eggs were whipped and scrambled to perfection. The common areas also very attractive. Staff was friendly and accommodating, made great recommendations, and joined our rooms with no hassle, cleaning staff very friendly. As mentioned by previous reviewer the pool appeared to be a last minute afterthought, there's ample green space with couches which seemed a larger priority. The bed was a bit firm for my taste, but the bedding and pillows were cozy. Overall an unique hotel with many pleasant features and designs.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank BreehanStephen
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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 
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