by Wendy Irvine
Sitting on the hem of Swamp Rabbit Trail in vibrant downtown Greenville, the Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown Riverplace is a stone’s throw to both the Peace Center and Falls Park on the Reedy. The all-suites hotel provide a king studio, a king suite, and a two queen suite. Upgrade to a balcony with incredible views, or a premium room (with faster Wi-Fi, a Keurig coffee system and soft drinks and snacks). Rooms come with a microwave, a mini-fridge, and flat-screens.
The property provides a cooked-to-order breakfast, a manager’s reception in the evening with free adult/kid drinks and snacks, an indoor pool (salt water), a fitness room and coin-laundry. The onsite restaurant – Up on the Roof – delivers dazzling Greenville views. The beautiful Ruth’s Chris Steak House sits in the lobby.
Our Editor Loves
- All-suite hotel in heart of downtown Greenville
- Free cooked-to-order hot breakfast
- Microwave and mini-fridge
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Parks
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Rooms on the second floor are to be avoided unless you want a view of the multicolored roof. I misunderstood from the perspective that I wanted and king room and was under the impression that they were few and far between BUT there was one on the second floor that was available NOW!
Both mornings breakfast was underwhelming. The omelet station was always backed up, and the capability of the cooks was not very good. Otherwise, service in general was fine.
Air conditioning was difficult in that it seemed to cool only the outer room. Also the bottom sheet kept rolling up, and came loose, making the bed warmer than necessary.
My family of five were visiting Furman University and stayed during the Fall Greenville festival, which was a perfect trip to get away for us. The hotel had everything you could expect including a very modern feel with plenty of space both inside and out of the room. The location was ideal if you wanted or needed quick access to main street, biking paths or the suspension bridge.