We stayed at the Biltmore Greensboro recently and, while the property in a great location, we found our room to be pretty run-down. Our room was mostly clean except that it apparently wasn't vacuumed at all during our stay (evidenced by debris on the floor from before our stay). Little details in the room were disappointing, like the clutter of lamp wires, a missing outlet face plate, and un-patched holes in the walls. All of the furniture was in excellent shape, but the room itself just seemed worn out.
Light sleepers should bring earplugs, as this property sits on a very busy street (lots of bus traffic) and next to a very busy alleyway (lots of loud-mouthed late-night revelers). Single-glazed windows bring all the sounds of the street right into your room.
The lobby presents well and would be a great place for small conferences. The breakfast area was crowded but very nice, and the breakfast selection was good, including some local baked goods. Staff was mostly cordial, with a few odd (aloof?) moments.
Overall this is a unique property in a great location; it just needs a little attention to detail (at least in the room we stayed in). We would consider staying here again.
- 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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- The Biltmore Greensboro Hotel Greensboro
- Biltmore Hotel Greensboro
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