Here’s Where to Stay in Downtown Greenville, SC

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Planning a visit to Greenville, South Carolina and need a place to stay? We think you’ll love downtown Greenville with all its shopping, dining and fun things to do, and there are some great places to stay, too! This list includes house rentals and AirBnbs, hotels, and Bed and Breakfasts in the Downtown Greenville area.

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House Rentals in Downtown Greenville, SC
Hotels in Downtown Greenville, SC
Bed and Breakfasts in Downtown Greenville, SC

Disclaimer: This list is intended for informational purposes and none of the contents should be considered a specific recommendation or endorsement from Kidding Around or its staff. All advertisements are marked “sponsored.”

Need a pet-friendly place to stay during your visit to Greenville, SC? Check out these Pet-Friendly Hotels in Greenville, SC.

House Rentals in Downtown Greenville

Looking for a vacation home to rent while staying in Greenville? KAG has partnered with StayGVL to make it easier to plan that long-awaited Greenville vacation or staycation!  STAYgvl manages a fabulous list of furnished vacation rentals where cozy and convenience meet. Lower priced than most downtown hotels, staying in a vacation rental is a great choice for families who want more breathing room at the end of a busy day. These properties have been carefully curated in prime locations close to downtown Greenville with a list of amenities that are hard to beat.

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Find these StayGVL rentals and more vacation homes in the Greenville and Upstate area on our Vacation Homes to Rent Near Greenville, SC.

Hotels in Downtown Greenville, SC

When Downtown Greenville was in the beginning of it’s re-birth there were just about two hotels two choose from.

The South is nothing if not hospitable, so Greenville has stepped up with a bunch of new hotels in the downtown area to welcome all of the visitors who have decided to explore our beautiful city. In the last few years that number has grown to accommodate the over half a million hotel room stays booked in Greenville a year by tourists. Our fair city is the third most visited in the state according to a recent study. All those travelers have to sleep somewhere, right?

Everyone is familiar with The Westin Poinsett, the oldest of the hotels in the downtown area, so we are going to focus on all the newer places Downtown has to offer people in the way of a place to rest your head.

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AC Hotel by Marriot -Greenville

AC Hotel
315 South Main Street, Greenville | 864-720-2950

  • No Pets Allowed
  • Smoke Free

AC Hotel by Marriot offers two on-site dining options: Paloma, a Spanish American fusion tapas bar, and a rooftop restaurant called Juniper.

Aloft- Greenville Downtown

Aloft – Greenville Downtown
5 North Laurens Street | 864.297.6100

  • Pet Friendly 
  • Smoke Free

Part of the Marriot family of hotels this hip hotel is perfect for business and family travelers. Aloft is across the courtyard from the popular breakfast eatery Tupelo Honey, and just feet away from several other eateries. You can grab a Starbucks coffee or a drink from the WXYZ bar in the lobby, then take it to the outdoor balcony. Aloft is pet-friendly, and they even have an opportunity for you to adopt a rescue pet if you are looking for a “fur-ever” travel companion.

Aloft, Greenville

Courtyard by Marriot Greenville Downtown

Courtyard by Marriott – Greenville Downtown
50 West Broad Street | 864.451.5700

  • No Pets Allowed
  • Smoke Free

The Courtyard by Marriott will get you a little closer to the front row seats of a Broadway show at the Peace Center! Just across the street from this beautiful venue, it’s a great place to stay if you are coming into town to catch dinner and a show.

Embassey Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown

Embassy Suites by Hilton – Greenville Downtown Riverplace
250 Riverplace | 864.263.4800

  • No Pets Allowed
  • Smoke Free

The Embassy Suites hotel is perfect if you want to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the Reedy River. You can enjoy a delicious meal at The Lazy Goat restaurant, then enjoy an after-dinner stroll to the waterfall.

Hampton Inn & Suites- Greenville

Hampton Inn & Suites – Greenville
171 Riverplace | 864.271.8700

  • Service Animals Only
  • Smoke Free

At the Hampton Inn & Suites, you’ll enjoy a free hot breakfast, free wifi and more. For lunch you can walk along the river just a bit to one of Greenville’s favorite taco joints, Papi’s Tacos.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greenville

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
407 North Main Street | 864.678.8000

  • Service Animals Only 
  • Smoke Free

Located near the historic Springwood Cemetery, the Children’s Museum and just up the street from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Downtown Greenville is a convenient location regardless of your travel reasons. Accommodations at the hotel include the signature Express Start Breakfast Bar with complimentary coffee. The hotel also offers guests a fitness center and a seasonally open outdoor pool.

Homewood Suites- Greenville Downtown

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Greenville Downtown
950 South Main Street | 864.900.2380

  • No Pets Allowed
  • Smoke Free

Hilton’s Homewood Suites brand offers guests apartment-style accommodations with studio, one and two-bedroom size suites. Guests are fed a delicious full breakfast every morning with items like a yogurt bar, fresh fruit, oatmeal, grits and hot dishes like eggs, breakfast-style meats and more.

Monday through Thursday nights the hotel hosts a complimentary evening social with beer, wine and small plate dining offerings. Having had the need recently to stay in a hotel for 6 weeks, I can’t say enough about the quality of my experience with Homewood Suites. They really helped our family make a horrible situation a little less of a nightmare.

Home 2 Suites -Greenville Downtown

Home 2 Suites by Hilton – Greenville Downtown
350 North Main Street | 864.626.3700

  • Pets Allowed
  • Smoke Free

Home 2 Suites is located on the north side of downtown just a block from the arena. This makes it a perfect choice if you are visiting town for a concert or sporting event. Just a short drive down East North Street will bring you to a meal at Fork and Plough, one of our cities most Insta-worthy meals.

Hyatt Place- Greenville Downtown

Hyatt Place – Greenville Downtown
128 East Broad Street | 864.720.2700

  • Pet Friendly

Hyatt Regency- Greenville

Hyatt Regency – Greenville
220 North Main Street | 864.235.1234

  • Pet Friendly

Located in the corner of downtown referred to as NOMA, the Hyatt Regency Greenville is surrounded by an outdoor area buzzing with people during the warmer months. Free live music and events will make it so you can enjoy a mini vacation and never have to leave the hotel area. 

Residence Inn and Spring Hill Suites -Greenville

Residence Inn by Marriott – Greenville
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott

200 East Washington Street | 864.720.2900

  • Pets Allowed (at Residence Inn only)
  • Smoke Free

This Hotel combo gives you two options is one location. Both locations offer a complimentary breakfast every morning as well as a state-of-the-art gym that is available 24/7, and a seasonally open outdoor pool.

Dining at the on-site restaurant Oak & Honey is popular with the locals. They offer a happy hour from 4 pm – 6 pm, along with a small plate-style menu.

Bed and Breakfasts in Downtown Greenville

Swamp Rabbit Inn
1 Logan Street | 864.517.4617

  • No Pets Allowed
  • Family friendly – with quiet times being observed from 10 pm to 7 am.
  • ADA-compliant suite with queen bed and roll in shower, The Owl Room

This locally owned B&B is located just 2 blocks from where the Greenville Drive play. Decorated entirely with items from Ikea, this cute rental is a great way to stay in the heart of downtown and feel like you are crashing with family. You can even rent a bike to go cruising down the Swamp Rabbit Trail, located just down the street.

The currently listed rates are $135 – $200 per room OR $850 – $1200 a night to rent the entire six bedroom house. This includes:

  • Each room is includes a Kuerig coffee maker with a selection of coffee and tea
  • Every morning a Kringle pastry is placed out for guests, along with a fully stocked kitchen with food for guests to prepare on their own.
  • Free parking
  • Just two blocks from Main Street and the Swamp Rabbit Trail

Pettigru Place
302 Pettigru Street | 864.242.4529

  • No Pets allowed
  • Children under 8 not permitted as guests
  • Children 8 and over are counted as one of the two guests permitted per room

Locally owned with the owners residing in the home, the Bed & Breakfast offers a total of six guests rooms. Due to the home being on the historic register, it’s design is protected from alteration and is therefore non-ADA compliant. It is not wheelchair accessible, so please call ahead with any concerns before making reservations.

The currently listed rates of $168 – $279 per room (plus a $25 non-refundable deposit) include:

  • Free parking
  • A full breakfast
  • High Speed WIFI
  • A wine and cheese reception in the afternoon
  • A coffee bar and fridge with drinks
  • Homemade chocolate chip cookies
  • Check in time is 4 pm – Check out is 11 am
  • Some of the rooms include things like Jacuzzi tubs, claw foot tubs, fireplaces, balconies and more.

If you are thinking of visiting Greenville we think you totally should! You will love it here, but be warned most people decide to move here after only visiting a day or two! If you get here and want to see and do all the stuff the locals do, check out the rest of Kidding Around Greenville, we’ve got tons of ideas, suggestions and reviews on local stuff!

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