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Memorial Day Jaunt to Greenville, SC

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A May 2001 trip to Greenville by Cat333

Melting Pot Restaurant The Photo, Greenville, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: We used Greenville as a base for sightseeing many of the historic homes in the area. We stayed at three hotels (all HH) and ate dinner at three different restaurants. Other than that we did not explore the town much.

Memorial Day Jaunt to Greenville, SC

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Mmmmmmm dinner at the Melting Pot! Mini Golf with my daughter at Frankies Fun Park Being treated as a VIP at the HiltonQuick Tips: Research your plans before you arrive. There are numerous hotels/motels all over the city and the prices and accommodations vary widely. We found ourselves driving by some hotels many times on our various outings, and wondered if they might have been a more convenient choice. I would also suggest driving beyond those restaurants situated at the Interstate exits. They are almost always busy, and there are many very nice choices with just a little further drive away.Best Way To Get Around: Most of the m...Read More

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Hotel | "Hampton Inn Greenville-Haywood"

Hampton Inn Greenvle Hayw Photo, Greenville, South Carolina
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The Hampton Inn Greenville-Haywood is an older building. When you walk in the lobby the ‘breakfast area is to the left and the main desk is to the right. The lobby was being remodeled while we were there, so I really cannot comment on how it usually looks, but it is rather small compared to other Hamptons I have stayed in. The building is L-shaped, with elevators in the middle and stairs at either end. The stairs in the front of the building open into the main entrance, but the stairs at the far end open up outside, and the keycard entrance does not work – so if you go down them you are locked ou...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 23, 2001

Hampton Inn Greenvle Hayw
246 CONGAREE RD
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
864 288-1200

Hampton Inn Greenville I-385 - Woodruff Rd. Photo, Greenville, South Carolina
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The Hampton Inn Greenville I-385 - Woodruff Rd. is recently built. When you enter the lobby you will find the desk on the immediate right, with the breakfast area/lobby on the left. There are numerous tables that seat four people each, plus a sofa and a few comfortable stuffed chairs, facing the eternally on TV. The rooms are all fairly large, very clean and nicely appointed. Ours was on the fifth (top) floor and facing away from the highway – towards Frankie’s Fun Park (something those traveling with children will want to be aware of – for the bright lights are very enticing -- heck they calle...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 23, 2001

Hampton Inn Greenville I-385 - Woodruff Rd.
15 Park Woodruff Drive
Greenville, South Carolina
(864) 213-8200

Hilton Greenville

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Hotel | "Hilton Greenville & Towers"

Hilton Greenville Photo, Greenville, South Carolina
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This was my first stay at Hilton Greenville & Towers or really any Hilton (proper) in many years, and I was really looking forward to it. It was disappointing to find that the Executive level was closed for the weekend, but understandable since the hotel was all but deserted. I had requested a room with two beds and the desk person asked me if I would be interested in a larger room, but with one bed. He explained that they did not have the larger rooms available with two beds, but their usual rooms were very nice. I decided to trust his judgment and ended up thrilled with a wonderful suite. As I sai...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 23, 2001

Hilton Greenville
45 W Orchard Park Dr
Greenville, South Carolina 29615
(864) 232-4747

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Restaurant | "The Melting Pot (a fondue restaurant)"

Melting Pot Restaurant The Photo, Greenville, South Carolina
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The Melting Pot is another chain restaurant that we just stumbled upon. It is located in the corner of a small strip mall, and my daughter spotted it as we were driving by. The sign interested her because it stated "A fondue restaurant". We were dressed in blue jeans and nice shirts, and felt under-dressed but were greeted warmly. We were asked if we had a reservation, and when we said that we did not were told that it would be a 15 minute wait. There was a small bar just off the front entrance, where smoking is allowed. There were also a few small-upholstered benches in the entrance hall. We asked for, and were given a ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 23, 2001

Melting Pot Restaurant The
475 Haywood Road
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
(864) 297-5035

O'Charlies Restaurant & Lounge

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Restaurant | "O'Charlies Restaurant & Lounge"

O'Charlies Restaurant & Lounge Photo, Greenville, South Carolina
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Since we were staying at Hampton Inn we decided to try the O’Charlies that is located directly in front of it, on Haywood Road. When we arrived it appeared to be very busy from a distance, but once we came down the hill, into the parking lot we could see that there were plenty of parking places. It was rather noisy when we entered, even though the main part of the restaurant was only ½ full. I asked the hostess for a table for two, in smoking if they had such a section. She said, ‘Yeah, just grab a seat in the bar’ and waved her hand over her shoulder in the direction of the bar. ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 23, 2001

O'Charlies Restaurant & Lounge
775 Haywood Road
Greenville, South Carolina
(864) 297-6267

Vercitti Ristorante Italiano Photo, Greenville, South Carolina
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Since we were staying at the Hilton we decided to try their restaurant. It was the Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend, and I I believe that is why we had an unusual experience of being only one of two groups in the place for dinner. It was rather eerie, but they did not stint on the wonderful presentation! The Vercitti Ristorante Italiano entrance is in the left corner of the main lobby of the Hilton. There was no one waiting by the door (as I am sure there is during ‘normal’ dining hours) and it was a bit...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 23, 2001

Vercitti Ristorante Italiano
45 West Orchard Park Drive (Inside the Hilton)
Greenville, South Carolina
(864) 232-4747

Frankie's Fun Park

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Frankie's Fun Park Photo, Greenville, South Carolina
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We arrived at FRANKIE'S FUN PARK after dinner on a Friday night on a holiday weekend, so the whole place was very active and busy. It was interesting to see the police car sitting right out front as we approached the main entrance. It turned out that they were inside as security guards, and their presence was not invasive, but blatant. You have to walk thru the game room to reach the area to buy tickets for the other activities. The prices are reasonable, but there are often coupons available at ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 23, 2001

Frankie's Fun Park
45 Park Woodruff Drive
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
(864) 627-9888