The Best Hotels in Greenville, South Carolina

The Hyatt Regency is an ideal spot for getting around Greenville
The Hyatt Regency is an ideal spot for getting around Greenville | Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Greenville / Expedia
Julia Sayers Gokhale

Greenville, South Carolina, is a shining example of how effective urban planning can revitalize mid-size cities. Over the last four decades, Greenville made significant strategic decisions to focus development within its downtown area. The result is a buzzy and lively city with a bustling corridor of restaurants, bars, and shopping, plus the gorgeous Falls Park on the Reedy. With that development, hotels followed – here are the best hotels in Greenville.

1. The Westin Poinsett Greenville, for towering heritage

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A guest area at the Westin Poinsett Greenville, with cream, gold and red seating at wooden tables and a two-tier gold chandelier
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Live music welcomes you into the ornate lobby at this luxury hotel, reminiscent of a stately home with wrought iron accents, chandeliers, and cozy seating areas. Located downtown, the brick building was constructed in 1925 as the first skyscraper in Greenville, standing tall at 12 stories. In addition to standard rooms, it offers a Workout Guest Room, for when jumping on the exercise bike is your first thought in the morning.

2. Mint House Downtown Greenville, for a smart stay

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An open-plan kitchen and living area at Mint House Downtown Greenville, including a blue couch
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In one of the more distinctive hotel concepts in Greenville, Mint House offers two- and three-bedroom apartments for rent in Falls Park in the historic West End. These ample lodgings offer three times the space of a standard hotel room and include full kitchens and large living areas. Everything is handled via smart technology, so you don’t have to worry about losing your keys or waiting in line to check in.

3. Hyatt Regency Greenville, for wining and dining

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The glassy exterior of Hyatt Regency Greenville, lit up in purple hues at night
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The sleek, multi-layered lobby of the Hyatt Regency knows how to make a statement. With a circular bar as the focal point, it’s the kind of place you could spend an evening just people-watching. Then again, you wouldn’t want to miss out on high-end dining in the hip NOMA Square plaza. When you’re ready to retreat, unwind by the delicately lit outdoor pool.

4. Courtyard by Marriott Greenville Downtown, for a top performance

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The lobby of Courtyard by Marriott Greenville Downtown, with four tall, cushioned chairs and a bar area in the background
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Located across the street from the Peace Center, the Courtyard by Marriott is the perfect place to stay if you’re seeing a show or catching a concert. Spacious guest rooms and suites include dedicated workspaces – or you can settle into a media pod in the lobby area. Grab breakfast from the on-site bistro before taking a walk in nearby Falls Park.

5. Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville-Downtown-RiverPlace, for river views

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The exterior of Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville-Downtown-RiverPlace, with a stone stairway leading upwards
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Cross the scenic bridge over the waterfall at Falls Park, and you’ll find the downtown Hampton Inn. A mural of Greenville in the lobby honors the locale. The riverfront hotel is located within walking distance of the Peace Center and downtown’s shopping and dining. Guest room options include circular suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and rooms with balconies. Seek out a river-view room – we promise it’s worth it.

6. Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace, for parks and recreation

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A red-brick dining area at Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace overlooking countryside, with numerous wooden tables, chairs and stools
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On the banks of the Reedy River, the Embassy Suites offers studios and two-room suites. Several of the suites have balconies that overlook the river and downtown. The hotel is on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 22mi (35km) multi-use greenway that follows the river and traverses several parks. Hotel amenities include an indoor pool with a view, a rooftop bar, and a Ruth’s Chris Steak House on the second floor.

7. Homewood Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown, for sports fans

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A bedroom at Homewood Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown; Fluor Field baseball stadium can be seen from the floor-to-ceiling window by the double bed
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A stay at the Homewood Suites downtown is a home run. Located across the street from downtown Fluor Field, you can catch a ballgame from your guest room window. The Greenville Drive baseball team plays at Fluor Field, which was modeled after Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox stadium. When it’s not game time, relax in spacious suites or by the outdoor pool.

8. Aloft Greenville Downtown, for a pop of color

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A dining area at Aloft Greenville Downtown; silver chairs and tables are placed by a wall of quirky artwork
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Aloft hotels are known for fun pops of color and swanky decor, and the Greenville edition is no exception. The front desk features a bright and colorful motif that hints at the art found in the guest rooms. The most unexpected aspects of the hotel are the cabana suites – guest rooms that open up to the outdoor pool. End the evening with live music in the W XYZ bar or play pool in the Re:mix Lounge.

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