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“Surprisingly nice boutique hotel”
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Proximity Hotel
Ranked #2 of 77 Hotels in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Reviewed 20 April 2010

I admit I don't think of Greensboro, NC when I think of cities with cool hotels, but I was wrong. The Proximity Hotel is an extraordinary property. Upon entering you are led to believe that this is a restored old printer's warehouse, but when you read the articles in your room and watch the hotel's video about the property you learn it was built to feel that way but in fact it's one of the most energy-efficient hotels in the world. Everything about the property is designed with sustainability in mind. It's actually pretty cool to try and find all things they've done to make the hotel "green."
Meanwhile, you're extremely comfortable in the spacious rooms. The huge windows are a wonderful thing during the day, but the blackout curtains ensure a good night's sleep. Fluffy towels, complimentary robes, and good products help make the stay very comfortable. I liked particularly that they had both a fridge and a microwave in the room along with complimentary water (although the green theme could have been carried a bit further by providing water bottles and a large dispenser in the "living room" that is on each floor where ice and snacks are found.)
There is ample closet and shelf space, a large sofa and divan, and a table with two chairs in the king room I had. Plenty of room to spread out and to get work done, which was good for me. The small pool and workout area seemed appropriate for the setting, although I did not avail myself of either. The Bistro, as I mentioned, was fantastic. They also do the room service, which was prompt and hot. The staff at the hotel was great about making reservations for us and I highly recommend the sister property's restaurant the Green Valley Grill. The Proximity has old-fashioned cabs will shuttle you there.
On each floor there is a "living room" as our bellhop explained. It has a sitting area, a coffee bar, a microwave, a computer with internet access and a printer, and an "honor bar" with drinks. There is a large lobby with plenty of seating along with a lower level lobby with even more seating. Lively music is played during the day and into the evening making the lobby area very upbeat.
One thing I struggle with in cute boutique hotels is access to outlets in the room. The Proximity design addresses this very well with at least six accessible AC outlets in the main room and two in the bathroom.
The bathroom is quite large and uses a sliding door on a track which also has the towel rack on it. There was no bathtub in my room--just a large shower. Perhaps that too was a green initiative. The taps on the sinks are designs to control flow, but the hot water was ample and fast.
Very few drawbacks, but here they are--no mini-bar so therefore no late night chocolate snack for those of us who crave it before bed. The honor bar just wasn't sufficient for that, plus who wants to paddle down the hall after dressing for bed? There are not enough hooks in the bathroom for hanging towels, robes, or clothes you don't want to put on the floor or counter and no drawers for concealing things not for public viewing except to stash them in the suitcase. No drawers at all--making it hard to conceal unmentionables if you are having colleagues in the spacious room for a meeting or shared meal. Admittedly these last two drawbacks would not be an issue if you were using the room privately, but I had colleagues in and out.
We were at the Proximity during a full house because of High Point Market happening. They handled the crowds and the demands very well and we would recommend the property to anyone who has business or pleasure in Greensboro.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 February 2010

Very enjoyable stay, the room was clean & comfortable. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. I only tried the adjoining hotel for breakfast and the food and service was outstanding. No complaints, very relaxing stay.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 February 2010

My Wife and I took a night without the kids at the Proximity. Check in was smooth no problems. Room was spacious & clean with a king bed, nice stand up shower and two sinks in the bathroom. They had a microwave and small refrigerator in the room as well. We had no complaints and were very satisfied with our visit.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2010

We used the Greensboro Proximity Weaver Room II for a small reception. Four of our staff members stayed at the hotel as well. It was beautiful, convenient, and, bar none, had the best hotel and banquet staff of any spot we have ever used for an event. The event food was innovative and delicious. It was a great pleasure to work with Amanda and Jule, who both went the extra mile, ensuring this was a personalized, special evening for our group. We only wish there were more properties like this in other cities across the US.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 January 2010

The hotel staff was nice but fairly clueless about where to eat-- as in locals. The rooms are what would be expected; linens stained one evening. The restaurant has a limited selection of wines and the waiter knew much less about the food preparation than me and my clients expected. Stayed because of the hype over Proximity's LEEDS rating- but I wouldn't suggest such as of a factor in improving the overall experience.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 December 2009

It's hard to come up with a criticism of the Proximity, except I wish it was a chain. It had everything we were looking for in a night away and more. It seems they've taken everything into consideration, including room layout. We spent a good amount of time just enjoying the design of the lobby and common areas, then our room. All the things that absolutely should be in a good hotel room are there--comfortable bed, sitting area, clean bathroom, microwave, refrigerator, free Internet access. It's also missing some annoyances like hallway noise, LodgeNet, and sadistic parking.
The Proximity is known for its eco-friendliness, but it would be an outstanding hotel even if that weren't the case.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 November 2009

The Hotel staff was excellent and very helpful! Very stylish Hotel with Great restaurant on Site. Great Location near many things to see and do including wonderful restaurants and shopping!

Stayed: November 2009, travelled on business
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Additional Information about 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: £204 - £250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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