Rated 5 out of 5 by scottie77 The jewel of Downtown Greenville
Staff at every level was exceptionally, helpful and friendly. Concierge was knowledgeable, and food was excellent. Accommodations surpassed expectations, and would recommend this hotel to all my friends and family.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bucky160 This hotel gets better with every stay.
I stay at the Westin whenever I come to Greenville. I am never disappointed.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Somerset A great hotel with Southern charm.
The guest rooms are excellent, with freshness and style, and the beds are probably the best of any hotel I"ve stayed at before. The Poinsett has that old hotel Southern charm but with all the modern conveniences. The lobby lounge area is a nice place to unwind in a very comfortable setting. I've stayed at this hotel several times over the past few months and have never experienced a lapse in quality.
June 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by bowden poor customer service
Had trouble getting a roll away delivered, no sheets for our sleeper sofa and we had to call down after midnight to get the sheets, when they were delivered they were wet and the blanket was dirty. We brought the wet sheets back down to the desk and the man there did apologize. We were to tired to bring the blanket down and when we did the next morning the lady on the desk was very dismissive.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnnoB This hotel has great features.
Clean, comfortable, friendly and professional service in a great location…As a frequent business traveller, this is top choice!
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DennisJ333 Great Location
Great location for hotel. We enjoyed our stay very much.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by elisai wonderful anniversary
i have never been so spoiled! we had chocolate covered strawberries and champagne put in our room with a sweet handwritten note to celebrate our wedding anniversary. to top it off, the lounge singer sang "making whoopee" for us! ha! we would go back there in a second! the only thing was there was only one bath robe. wish we had two. :-)
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wigstheome Classic Hotel with Excellent Service
Checked in around 8:30pm on a Saturday night. Valet was quick and efficient, as was the front desk. Was upgraded (as a Platinum) to a junior suite without asking. My room (406) was large and comfortable, and the bed was very comfortable. While I was out to dinner (American Grocery is a must visit), the hotel left a gift basket and a plate of delicious cookies -- too many in fact. Check out was quick and simple, and valet delivered my vehicle expeditiously. While this is an older facility, the hotel has great bones and is a classic grand dame. Located in the center of downtown Greenville, and terrific service makes it even better.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TowelUser Most hotels have this fault even great hotels
Wonderful stay at the Westin Poinsette. Staff rallied to fix unforeseen problems. However...my issue is not only with this hotel, but most others. You want us to be Green, and reuse towels. However, there is NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO HANG UP TOWELS, especially for two people. Put up more hooks and towel bars, and not over the toilet. I would act as I do at home, and not throw once used towels on the floor. And put a shelf or two in the bathroom for our own toiletries. There was plenty of space for that in our bathroom. Otherwise...everything was truly great...lots of electrical outlets...and lamps made the room very usable.
December 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Citadel Good hotel
Enjoyed the facility. The staff was excellent. Room was comfortable.
June 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bolivar55 Memorial Weekend Stay
Hotel is in great location. Room starting to show age, slow sink drain, thread bare carpet entering bathroom. Room appointed well but no refrigerator. Didn't know hotel allowed pets. Awoken at 6:30 Sunday am by yipping dogs next door. Again at 8 am. Room makeover between Sat. and Sun. poorly done. Bed made, but not as we found on the first day. No washcloths in bathroom. Ice bucket sitting out on desk, with no liner. Will try another hotel in downtown Greenville before staying here again.
May 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by wigstheome La Grande Dame
An older hotel, with all the implied quirks, but still quite lovely, and a very good hotel in a spectacular locale (if you haven't been to Greenville, go ASAP!). Excellent service from the valet to the front desk to housekeeping.
Upgraded pre-arrival, quick and helpful check-in, and very reasonable valet parking for all of $15. Manager sent a welcome basket, a nice gesture. Large junior suite (1006), albeit with limited windows, if that matters to you, but very comfortable. Reasonable fitness facility. Prime location if you have an interest in downtown Greenville (and you should).
If you have the opportunity, American Grocery is very good.
April 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by JimmyB67 Not what it should be
We booked months in advance, asked for adjoining rooms, and got 308 and 309, which are on different halls altogether. My wife has kept her own last name forever--and we have been married for more than thirty years. She was treated rudely and almost not allowed to check in without me. Do let them give you room 309. It is dark with no light coming through a window that faces a brick wall, and noise from the band at night can be heard 3 stories up. Don't leave cookies out on a plate; the maid throws them away even when covered with a napkin. It was not a good stay for us. Better luck to the rest of you,
May 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sadie A little disappointing for a Westin
This hotel did not offer any of the "normal" SPG amenities for platinum status (room upgrades, club, etc). The rooms are clean but the furnishings could be updated. The staff is very friendly but seemed to be a little inexperienced in handling questions from customers. I would recommend the hotel however will definitely level set on expectations for SPG members.
February 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by al4534 review
3rd time staying with you we love everything about your facility
May 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brad1000000 Only SPG Game in Town
Greenville is a great city, and for a town this size to support a Westin is amazing. Staff was friendly and professional, and platinum received upgrade to a suite. There is no club, though there's a "preferred level"; free breakfast in the restaurant was offered to compensate lack of club. The hotel is very old, but is well maintained (not sure when it was converted to a Westin). It is in the heart of Downtown, within walking distance to many restaurants, the ballpark, etc. Street parking is free, and fairly plentiful nearby. I would certainly stay again, but this property is expensive compared to cities with more SPG competition.
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VeronikaK Pleasantly Surprised
My partner and I recently booked a room to spend the night for the Melissa Etheridge concert. We had the option of driving the hour and a half back back and forth from home, but decided to treat ourselves at this fine hotel.
We were greeted with a very friendly and worldly parking attendant who was kind and helped us to find a convenient place to park.
Upon check-in, the staff was very accommodating and gave us plenty of instructions that were very helpful during our stay.
The room was so lovely and the bed just divine. It was so nice to come back to at the end of the night and an indulging way to unwind.
We debated on going out for a late breakfast on our way back home when it was time to leave the next day. The late check-out was really nice and helped us to relax and not feel rushed. It also gave us more time to enjoy the poshness of our room. We decided to opt for room service. It was an easy experience to find what we liked off of the menu, which is sometimes tricky for us since we have dietary restrictions.
The room service attendant was very nice and greeted us warmly. The food was just incredible. I never wear robes, but after showering decided to slip on the one that came with the room. As my girlfriend and I lavishly dined, I felt like a queen wearing the robe and feasting on the food expertly prepared by your chefs.
This is our second stay at The Westin and most definitely not our last! We made a promise to each other to stay at a Westin hotel the next time that we want to treat ourselves, whether it's a simple excursion or a dream come true seeing Melissa Etheridge perform.
The fruit infused water in the lobby was a great touch. We came home and made ourselves a batch!
April 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sm0814 Personalized Touches made for a wonderful experience.
My wife and I stayed at the Westin Poinsett for our 10th anniversary. We were very appreciative of the staff there. In particular, Janice Smith and the concierge team were kind to surprise us with Champagne and dessert in our room! We look forward to returning there for future anniversaries!
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chief1624 Great Place to Stay...
This was my third time in the Greenville area and my first experience staying at the Westin Poinsett. The hotel was very welcoming and the staff was very hospitable and friendly. My room was very comfortable and well maintained, however special attention to detail is warranted. The bathroom door was in need of attention and needed to be sanitized and wiped down by housekeeping. Other than that, it was a great experience.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom121 Location, location, location
All the staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed being able to walk to the Peace Center and to local restaurants. The halls were quiet, we weren't not expecting that on such a busy Saturday night. An all around enjoyable evening, thank you.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by VonCueBall Could be great if
You had a Westin Club and a better breakfast with healthy grain breads not that commercial bakery drivel everyone else serves.
Old historic building is nice. Would book again if club was there as need a place to relax and room was too small to unwind.
April 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RBrandt The staff at this hotel is the best!
I booked my room weeks in advance for a business trip and for some reason it got lost in the system, so when I checked a day in advance of my trip, it was gone. I called the hotel and they were fully booked, but the woman assured me that she would send an email to her manager and that if there was anything they could do, they would call me right away in the morning.
As promised, Dru, the manager, called in the morning to tell me they had figured out how to get me a room and would love if I'd stay with them. When I arrived, they had put me in the Presidential Suite for one night! Dru came out from behind the desk to greet me, thanked me so much for staying with them, apologized for the issue with my reservation, and sent me ice cold Guinness for St. Patrick's Day.
I do a lot of travel for work and stay in a lot of SPG hotels, but this may be the best customer experience I've ever had at a hotel, SPG or otherwise. Bravo! Thanks to Dru and everyone in Greenville!
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by reggio Perfect location...Perfect hoel
Our stay here was perfect. The hotel is beautiful, staff very attentive and friendly, and the breakfast buffet was delicious. A really nice touch is being picked up at the airport in a BMW. The driver gave us a brief tour of the city on the way to the hotel. We knew the minute we got in the car we had made the right choice. We would not even consider staying anywhere else when we return to Greenville!
May 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by wigstheome Great Service; Grand Old Dame
Checked in on Friday, July 5th. I have stayed here numerous times before, and the valet and front desk were ask friendly and helpful as always. As a Platinum, was upgraded to a suite on the 11th floor. The room was very comfortable, and the AC worked wonders. The hotel is located right in the middle of downtown Greenville, and hence is an extremely convenient walk to everywhere. The fitness room is certainly more than adequate, and the complementary buffet breakfast offers a pleasant and surprising variety of food. Checkout was simple, and my vehicle was ready and waiting for me. A delightful farmers market was an added delight on Saturday morning. You should be aware that the hotel is an older facility, but it has been renovated and is well kept.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MKBUK Grand exterior, best location in town, rooms need work
The hotel boasts a grand exterior that sets an expectation for the public areas and rooms, that isn't quite delivered. The room decor particularly disappoints, being drab American 1970s standard, with motel-like bathrooms.
The standard room allocated was VERY expensive for a Saturday night stay. As a Platinum, I have to expect not to be upgraded when hotels are full, but to be pre-allocated a standard room on floor 4 (out of 11) when I specifically requested "Best view" was disappointing. (Perhaps there are no standard rooms higher up?)
Despite having a reservation for two adults, the allocated room was clearly intended for one person, having just one bathrobe, one complimentary bottle of water and 1 turndown chocolate.
Front desk indicated that late check-out was subject to availability for Platinums, so I presume this is one of the hotels registered with SPG as being a conference centre or resort hotel. (I don't have the list to hand, so can't check.)
The check-in agent stated that the Platinum amenity as points would be just 250 rather than the 500 that I am used to at Westins. Is this a change in the SPG programme? I took the breakfast benefit, so did not find out if this was merely a mistake.
Breakfast exceeded expectations. Platinums get the full buffet, and I found the choice and quality of food (as a vegetarian) to be excellent.
May 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Parrothorizon So Superb!
Staying at a Westin was on my bucket list! I recently have been diagnosed with lung cancer. I went to Greenville, SC to see a concert at the Peace Center. The staff at the Westin was kind, concerned and wanted to help make my stay perfect at any cost. The room was so clean and the beds SO comfortable. I could not hear anything in my room. The only bad thing it rained cats & dogs all weekend. I have added to my bucket list....go back to visit Greenville, stay at the Westin for 2 nights and I hope it does not rain! Thank you for everything!
April 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bluegrass This stay impressed us
I rank my stays based on quality and services received for costs paid. We were there overnight 9 PM to 7 AM. The staff greeted us wamly and accomodated the fact that we had 3 in our group for the platinum recognition brakfast. The decor is quite appealing. The beds were the usual BEST. Surpassed our expectations. The parking is only $6 and is convenient and not too crowded which is important if you have a nice car that you don't want dinged.
June 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by furmanparent Furman Parents Weekend
What a grand old hotel. Westin has done such a great job respecting the history yet bringing modern comforts to a historic hotel. She is perfectly located in the middle of the Greenville action. Hotels, restaurants, farmers market, nightlife are steps from the front door. Westin employee Raymond, great guy, drove us to dinner in a Westin buggy! We stay here every time we visit Furman and are never disappointed!
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brad1044 Best stay ever at a hotel while on a business trip.
I recently stayed at the Westin Poinsett for a week while I was in Greenville for an arbitration hearing. The arbitration involved a very complicated matter, with 14 bankers boxes of documents. We had many unforeseen needs with respect to the documents (including shipping, delivery to the arbitration site and copying of documents), and the hotel staff met every single need, sometimes volunteering to help as my partner and I stood at the front desk discussing what we should do to address issues that had come up. They made a stressful week seem like it was not so stressful. The helpfulness of the staff was unmatched by any other hotel I've stayed at - for business or pleasure - they went far beyond "above and beyond" and they were among the most genuinely friendly people I've ever encountered. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone, and I liked it so much that I intend to return sometime on a vacation.
June 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by wigstheome Classic Grande Dame and Excellent Location
A little different from many Westins, this is much more of a classic hotel, albeit with modern amenities, rather than the more modern feel of most Westins. The valets are quick and efficient, and my car was brought up quickly -- although self-parking is also an easy option if you wish to save $5. Check in was simple and easy, and my room had already been upgraded to a suite without asking (this hotel is very good about recognizing Starwood status). My suite was quite comfortable, and the hotel sent up an amenity basket after I checked in, a nice touch. Greenville happens to be an immensely enjoyable destination, and the Westin is right in the middle, offering convenient access to the surrounding shops, restaurants, and parks. The hotel's restaurant is certainly fine, although there are a myriad of choices outside its doors. The workout facility is also more than adequate. All in all, an excellent choice in a great town.
April 1, 2013