Hampton Inn Downtown Greenville, South Carolina

If you’re a local of the upstate of South Carolina, then you know that the area is quickly growing as both a popular economic destination for new business ventures, but also as a popular vacation destination. The area is booming with thriving companies, including BMW, Michelin and is adding many new large corporations. Additionally, Greenville is situating itself as one of the premier medium-sized cities in the Southeast. One of the major hotspots is RiverPlace, which is in downtown Greenville, featuring hotels, restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Most of the city’s outdoor festivals and summer events take place in the Riverplace area, and there’s no greater place to experience it then at the Hampton Inn RiverPlace Hotel in downtown Greenville.

This hotel is one of the more sleek hotels in Greenville, though there are more hotels being added to the downtown area, including a Marriott, which is opening just down the street in the spring. I really recognized the attraction of the RiverPlace Hampton when having dinner beside it at the Lazy Goat, which is one of the sleekest restaurants in Greenville, reminding visitors of what they might experience at a New York City tapas bar. Located at the culture hub of Greenville, the hotel is within close proxmity of art galleries, chic restaurants and outdoor events. Guests with a balcony may enjoy watching a spring concert on the lawn at Larkins on the River.

Hampton Inn is often known as the budget brand of Hilton, yet this hotel in Greenville, South Carolina is far from budget accommodations. The Greenville hotel features plush beds with spacious sitting areas, which often include a sofa, coffee table and a couple chairs. However, to get the best experience, I highly recommend one of the rooms that overlook the Reedy River. Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, coffee and tea service, a fitness center and the usual.

In all honesty, this downtown Greenville hotel isn’t your typical Hampton Inn hotel and certainly isn’t your typical Greenville hotel. You’re going to get a few things here, that you just aren’t always going to get at many hotels in Greenville. You’re getting what’s probably the best balcony view in Greenville (Few Greenville hotels even have a balcony, let alone a view) and you’re getting a spacious room with comfortable bedding. Most hotels don’t just sell their mattresses, usually because they are hotel mattresses and let’s be honest, they can often leave much to be desired. However, Hampton Inn features Serta beds that are available for purchase. Don’t think that’s something your highway hotel does is it?

Photo from the Hampton Inn and Suites RiverPlace Hotel in Greenville.