A look inside Hotel Hartness in Greenville, SC

The 75,000-sqft property is located off Highway 14. | Rendering via Hotel Hartness

What was once home to the Hartness family, the Greenvillians behind the Hartness community, will open this winter as Hotel Hartness, a boutique hotel in Greenville’s Eastside.

The property, managed by New Hampshire-based Hay Creek Hotels, features:

  • 69 traditional rooms and suites + four spa suites
  • The Captain bar + lounge
  • Patterson, a fine dining restaurant
  • A ballroom with a waterfront deck
  • A spa with six treatment rooms
  • A courtyard
  • A pool with a view of the property’s pond
  • Recreational trails + bicycles

We joined the Hotel Hartness team for a sneak peak at the progress.

The Hartness Home

We can’t wait to sip a cocktail by this fireplace. | Photo by GVLtoday, rendering via Hotel Hartness

The lobby, a board room, a breakfast buffet + gathering space are among the rooms you’ll find in the former Hartness home. General Manager Albert Mertz says he hopes guests feel the comfort of home, with an emphasis on a modern but cozy design.

The Captain

The Captain is located in, what used to be, the Hartness’ den. | Photo by GVLtoday, rendering via Hotel Hartness

Down the hall you’ll find The Captain, a bar + lounge featuring cocktails and small plates from Executive Chef Tanner Marino. The bar, with walls of reclaimed barnwood, will seat about 30 guests


Patterson will utilize the on-property garden in its dishes. | Photo by GVLtoday, rendering from Hotel Hartness

Patterson, named to honor a branch of the Hartness family tree, features an open kitchen surrounded by seating, stone walls, wraparound floor to ceiling windows + a waterfront view. The fine-dining restaurant will serve locally and regionally inspired dishes from Executive Chef Tanner Marino

Chef Tanner tells us the windows — bringing in natural light, the view of the water + opening up the dining room to the outdoor patio, which will seat ~60 guests — are his favorite feature. He also says he can’t wait to have a counter around his open kitchen to share the dining experience with his guests.

What are you most excited to experience when Hotel Hartness opens? Let us know.