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Far more than your average Westin hotel, the Poinsett Greenville is a historic landmark building built in 1925. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Named for Joel R. Poinsett, the citizen of South Carolina served in the government, including the minister to Mexico. It was built to hold the attendees of a textile convention and it cost $1.5 million to build. It fell on hard times in the 1950s, but was revitalized in the 1990s.
Today, it’s the top hotel in Greenville, South Carolina. It retains some of the period features, but has additional amenities like free WiFi, plush bath robes, and Heavenly beds. Both traditional rooms and suites are available. There’s even a fitness studio, restaurant and bar, and coffee shop on the property. The AAA-Four Diamond property also has plenty of event space.
It’s also steps away from downtown Greenville’s top shops and restaurants, making it the perfect base for your adventures in the city.
If You Go
The The Westin Poinsett, Greenville is located at 120 South Main Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601. Rooms start at around $160 per night. Parking is $7.50 per day at the neighboring city deck. Book your room by visiting their website or calling (864) 421-9700.