Hotels near Elon UNIVERSITY, High POint UNIVERSITY
O.Henry Hotel in Greensboro, NC is centrally located near Elon University, High Point University, NC A&T, Guilford College and many more colleges and universities in North Carolina! Stay with us in AAA Four Diamond luxury while touring prospective colleges and/or visiting your child for parent’s weekend, homecoming or graduation. We are adjacent to the Friendly Center with so many things to do nearby and our sister, Proximity Hotel, is just one block away. We also have the local’s favorite restaurants and bars in town, plus plenty of amenities including a complimentary hot Southern breakfast at O.Henry, custom furnishings and complimentary airport shuttle.
O.Henry is a great place to call “home” while you explore the endless educational opportunities in Central North Carolina. Not only does the Greensboro area offer some pretty amazing public and private colleges and universities, we’re less than two hours away from Wake Forest University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, NC State University, Meredith College, Winston Salem State University, and many others.
Distance From O.Henry To:
1.9 Miles | About 5 Minutes
4.1 Miles | About 9 Minutes
4.5 Miles | About 11 Minutes
High Point University:
13.9 Miles | About 27 Minutes
22 Miles | About 30 Minutes
Wake Forest University:
23.9 Miles | About 36 Minutes
High POint University to Elon UNIVERSITY:
33.4 miles | About 38 minutes
High POint University to wake forest:
24.1 Miles | About 29 minutes
Wake Forest To Duke University:
83.4 miles | About 1 hour 18 minutes
Exclusive College & University Hotel Rates
We have special rates for students and families visiting Greensboro’s nearby colleges and universities. Just book with the one of college’s links below to get your exclusive rate. Don’t see your school below? Just give a call at 336-854-2000 to book and let us know that you are on a college visit or use this link to book!
Check in to an inviting guestroom at O.Henry Hotel, where you’ll experience custom-designed, finely crafted furnishings and AAA Four Diamond amenities. Enjoy dinner at Green Valley Grill and craft cocktails at our lively bar! The next morning, wake up to a complimentary hot Southern-style breakfast buffet, in the afternoon stop by the Social Lobby for a spot of afternoon tea served by our attentive staff!
What To Except When Visiting Greensboro
Getting to Greensboro
Greensboro does not have the level of traffic congestion you see in most cities and you can get to almost any destination in the without hassle no matter the time of day. When you visit colleges closer to Raleigh and Chapel Hill, we recommend giving an extra 20-30 minutes before any extra appointments because the traffic can get congested closer you get the cities.
If you are a bit further away and would like to fly into Greensboro, PTI Airport is the easiest and quickest way to get in and out of Greensboro. The airport is located just 12 minutes from O.Henry Hotel and we offer complimentary transportation to and from the airport between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. in one of our nifty livery vehicles (airport transportation outside of these hours is available for a fee). Just be sure to send us your flight information or include it the notes when you make a reservation!
When To Visit:
The spring and fall are the most pleasant times to visit Greensboro. You’ll also find the campuses filled with students so you’ll get a good picture of what a normal day would look like. However, we recommend avoiding visiting in April and October during High Point Furniture Market. Greensboro can become crowded and hotels/restaurants are full during that week.
Summer is a quieter time on campuses and in Greensboro so you’ll be able to explore and have a more intimate experience. If your not from the South, summers are hot. So be prepared to bring wear cool clothing and sun screen!
Things to Do In Greensboro
- Go two blocks to 125+ shops at Friendly Center.
- Shop and tour the world’s largest retailer of china, crystal, flatware and collectibles at Replacements, Ltd.
- Take a walk through history at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park or discover the sit-in movement of 1960 at the International Civil Rights Museum.
- Our complimentary bikes are great for exploring the 112 miles of trails and greenways Greensboro has to offer!
- See more Greensboro Attractions!
Restaurants near greensboro Colleges and universities
Green Valley Grill
Visit Green Valley Grill, adjacent to the O.Henry Hotel, and enjoy informally elegant fine dining and seasonal food using old-world European culinary sensibilities and Mediterranean flavors. GVG’s wine list receives the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence each year and features 75 wines by the glass.The freshest food prepared by a passionate team, and served by friendly and competent people, is our recipe for a great dining experience.
Print Works Bistro
Print Works Bistro, adjacent to Proximity Hotel, uses fresh local ingredients to create extraordinary flavors and creative comfort foods. Enjoy traditional and modern versions of classic dishes popular in European-French bistros for a pre-competition breakfast, lunch and dinner. The vibrant dining room has walls of windows overlooking the gardens, with outdoor dining on a lovely creekside terrace.
About the Colleges and UNIVERSITIES near greensboro
The university’s six schools serve a selective student body of 6,000. Elon is one of only seven private universities in the country with accredited schools of business, communications, education, law and health sciences, plus a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. Visit Elon University for upcoming events such as the Spring Open House, Where you bELONg and the Rising Phoenix Weekend!
High Point University
High Point University is a private institution that was founded in 1924. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,208, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 380 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. High Point University’s ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South). Visit High Point University for Admitted for open houses, Admitted Students Day and move-in weekend!
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North Carolina A&T
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an academic community focused on students-providing them with interdisciplinary learning opportunities, teaching them with faculty renowned for excellence, connecting them to cutting edge discoveries in research, and encouraging them to serve their communities.
Guilford College is an independent liberal arts college of 1,900 traditional aged and adult students in Greensboro, N.C., providing tomorrow’s leaders with the innovative problem-solving skills, experiences and global perspectives to actively create change in the world. Founded by Quakers in 1837, the College continues to be profoundly influenced by Quaker values, principles and testimonies. Guilford is led by Jane Fernandes, the College’s ninth president and the first deaf woman to lead a college or university in the U.S.
Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University is a private institution that was founded in 1834 in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest is made up of six schools. Its graduate programs include those in the highly ranked School of Law, School of Business and School of Medicine. Undergraduates are enrolled in either Wake Forest College or the business school. Notable alumni include the shortest NBA player of all-time, Muggsy Bogues; legendary golfer Arnold Palmer; and journalist and talk show host Al Hunt. Visit their website.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a challenging, supportive and engaged community where learning is carried forward to “Do something bigger altogether.” Founded in 1891, UNCG is the largest and most diverse university in the Triad, serving more that 19,000 students. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make.
For 177 years, Greensboro College has had the opportunity to genuinely know, encourage and prepare our students in the classroom, in student life, into their future careers, and throughout their lives. Today, they celebrate all those who give power to small numbers. They celebrate that which makes each student his or her own. It is this rich patchwork of individuality, community and experience that is unmistakably and uniquely Greensboro.
A small, close-knit women’s college that provides opportunities for students to grow as confident individuals in an atmosphere of trust.
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