Fodor's Expert Review O. Henry Hotel

624 Green Valley Rd., Greensboro, North Carolina, 27408, USA Fodor's Choice

This boutique hotel (named for the renowned short-story writer, who grew up in Greensboro) was constructed in the late 1990s but evokes old-world European charm; expect lots of wood paneling, mohair club chairs, and an extremely friendly staff. Rooms are elegant and spacious, with many featuring dining areas, living rooms, and bathrooms fit for royalty. The period furnishings are complemented by modern luxuries like dimmable lighting and surround-sound speaker systems. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in a sunny pavilion overlooking a small garden. For lunch or dinner, grab a table in the courtyard of the Green Valley Grill, a European-style restaurant with a wood-fired oven. The hotel's checkered cab and London taxis are a fun touch. O. Henry employs an in-house artist, Chip Holton, whose framed landscapes hang in every room. Look for his murals and embellishments throughout the hotel and restaurant.

PROS

  • nostalgic setting with modern comforts
  • in walking distance to the popular Friendly Shopping Center
  • free airport shuttle (often in one of those cabs
  • no less)
  • free airport shuttle (often in one of those cabs, no less)
  • free airport shuttle (often in a fun London-style taxi)
  • daily afternoon tea and live jazz in the evenings
  • daily afternoon high tea and live jazz in the evenings

CONS

  • some rooms have views of unattractive commercial properties
  • so ask for a scenic view if you want one
  • not in walking distance from Greensboro's city center
  • expensive
  • some rooms have views of unattractive commercial properties, so ask for a scenic view if you want one
  • not in walking distance from Greensboro's city center
  • expensive
  • not in walking distance of Greensboro's city center
  • some furniture and wallpaper choices feel dated

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Intimate
Central
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 336-854–2000 | 800-965–8259

HOTEL DETAILS

130 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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