One of the fastest-growing cities in the States, Charlotte in North Carolina is an increasingly popular tourist destination, with new shops, restaurants and businesses springing up every day. The city is the second-largest financial centre in the country, so lots of glittering Fortune 500 headquarters can be found alongside its many museums, historical sights, and tourist attractions.
Due to its plethora of large businesses and financial institutions, in recent years, all the biggest and best hotel brands have flocked to Charlotte. This means there are loads of incredible hotels for visitors to choose from, with stylish spaces, divine decors, and fantastic facilities on offer wherever you go.
1. Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel
One of the best hotels in Charlotte, the Kimpton Tryon Park lies in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw away from plenty of shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions. The four-star hotel is very stylishly decorated, and its gleaming interiors all look very modern and sleek.
Set in a high-rise building, the hotel’s rooms each boast floor-to-ceiling windows that offer phenomenal views. In addition, the Kimpton also has an exquisite on-site restaurant for guests to try out, as well as a full-service spa and rooftop terrace and bar.
Location: Ideally located in Uptown, the Kimpton is within walking distance of lots of great shops, restaurants, and bars. Both the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and Levine Center for the Arts are just a five-minute walk away.
2. The Ballantye, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte
If you’re looking for a serene and secluded yet swanky and sophisticated getaway, you simply cannot beat The Ballantye. Rated ‘exceptional’ by guests, the five-star Luxury Collection Hotel lies amidst lush and lovingly tended lawns, with an on-site spa, swimming pools, and golf course.
While its gorgeous lounges and lobbies positively sparkle before your eyes, its rooms are just as delightfully decorated; each has a comfy bed and flat-screen TV. The hotel also has a wonderful restaurant, fitness centre, and tennis courts for guests to make use of.
Location: While The Ballantye is around a 25-minute drive from the centre of Charlotte, a number of restaurants and golf courses lie nearby, with SouthPark Mall just 13.5 kilometres away.
3. Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Highly praised for its clean and comfortable rooms and friendly and welcoming staff, Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park is a fabulous four-star hotel.
Its rooms, suites, and public spaces look very classy and chic – as do its extensive and elegant meeting spaces. Besides the outdoor swimming pool and sand volleyball court, there’s a fitness centre, an outdoor deck, and a restaurant on offer.
Location: Crowne Plaza is located a 15-minute drive from the centre of Charlotte and ten minutes away from Carowinds Amusement Park. Guests can make use of a free ten-minute shuttle ride to the airport.
4. Omni Charlotte Hotel
While its fantastic central location draws many plaudits, the Omni Charlotte Hotel is just as highly thought of for its modern decor and state-of-the-art facilities. These include superb business and fitness centres as well as a restaurant, cocktail bar, and rooftop pool.
Equipped with the latest amenities, the four-star hotel’s rooms and suites are all sumptuously decorated and boast beautiful views out over the city.
Location: Located right in the heart of Uptown, the Omni is just a short walk from lots of great restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions.
5. Hilton Charlotte Center City
As its name indicates, this excellent Hilton hotel couldn’t be located any closer to the city centre. Although its convenient location attracts many guests, just as many stay for its stylish and spacious guestrooms, which are all equipped with the latest technologies.
The hotel has a restaurant, bar, and fitness centre, as well as ample meeting and event spaces.
Location: The Hilton is within walking distance of the Charlotte Convention Center, Epicentre, and NASCAR Hall of Fame, and a whole host of bars, restaurants, and shops.
6. Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel
With an indoor pool, sauna, and fitness centre, not to mention a bar, restaurant, and beauty salon, the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel has everything guests could possibly need for a relaxing stay.
On top of all this, its rooms and suites are very tastefully decorated in a light and airy style, while the staff are very welcoming and friendly.
Location: The hotel is set in SouthPark, just minutes from plenty of high-end shops and restaurants. It’s around a 15-minute drive to the centre of Charlotte.
7. The Westin Charlotte
Rated ‘superb’ by guests, The Westin is another fantastically located four-star hotel. Set in a high-rise glass skyscraper in downtown, its rooms offer guests breathtaking views over the city; each comes equipped with a flat-screen TV and rainfall shower.
The hotel’s delightful decor is perfectly complemented by its state-of-the-art facilities, which include a gym, swimming pool, restaurant, and bar. It also has substantial and lavish event spaces for guests and businesses to use.
Location: The Westin is ideally located for exploring downtown, as most tourist attractions are within walking distance.
8. Le Meridien Charlotte
Boasting a very modern and trendy design, Le Meridien is a wonderful four-star hotel that is highly thought of for its lovely rooftop bar.
While sitting and having a drink and basking in the city’s skyline is divine, its rooms and suites are just as attractive; each comes with a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. There are also two swimming pools, a restaurant, and a bar for guests to relax in.
Location: From Le Meridien, it is around a five-minute drive to Uptown and most of the city’s main sights.
9. Dunhill Hotel
A historic hotel, the Dunhill has been welcoming and wowing guests ever since it opened in 1929. While its unique architecture looks astounding, its interior is just as exquisite in terms of decor.
Featuring fabulous furnishings and four-poster beds, the four-star hotel’s rooms are traditionally decorated, with modern amenities also on hand.
Location: While both the Epicenter and McGlohon Theatre are just minutes away on foot, guests can also enjoy free car transport within the whole of Uptown.
10. Charlotte Marriott City Center
Very stylishly decorated, the Charlotte Marriott City Center features clean and comfortable rooms, as well as trendy and modern public spaces.
The four-star hotel has an excellent bar and restaurant for guests to try out, with a coffee shop and co-lab space also on offer.
Location: The Marriott is ideally placed for exploring the city centre, with lots of shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions within walking distance.
11. The Ivey’s Hotel
The Ivey’s Hotel really is a treat to visit. Its boutique, luxurious style is unmatched in Charlotte. As cosy and comfortable as they are grand and glamourous, the four-star hotel’s rooms, lobby, and library are all finely furnished, with lots of vintage features on show.
While its central location, delightful décor, and friendly staff rightly draw plaudits, guests also enjoy the daily complimentary continental breakfast.
Location: Located in a very trendy part of Uptown, The Ivey’s Hotel is just a short walk from the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and Mint Museum of Craft Design, with a plethora of shops and restaurants nearby.
12. Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City
Rated ‘fabulous’ by guests, the Holiday Inn lies in the centre of Charlotte and boasts a gym, spa, and wellness centre. One of the central highlights is the lovely rooftop pool, which offers commanding views over the city.
The hotel’s facilities are all clean and modern, and a brilliant restaurant is found on-site.
Location: Holiday Inn is ideally located for visiting all of Charlotte’s main sights. The Epicenter and Spirit Square Arts Center are right next to it.
13. Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
A great four-star hotel, the Sheraton’s rooms and suites are designed in a sleek and modern style. Its lobby, halls, and public spaces look grand and opulent.
Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. Guests can make use of the Sheraton’s on-site restaurant, fitness centre, and swimming pool.
Location: The Sheraton is around a five-minute drive from Uptown and all the city’s major tourist attractions.
14. Hilton Charlotte University Place
Set on the shores of a lake, the Hilton Charlotte University Place guarantees guests a relaxing and peaceful stay. Its rooms are spacious and clean; each comes with a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, and plush mattress.
Besides its swimming pool, fitness centre, and outdoor sun terrace, the hotel also has a bar, restaurant, and cafe.
Location: The Hilton is ideally placed for visiting the University of North Carolina, which is adjacent to it. It’s a 15-minute drive to the centre of Charlotte. Guests can make use of a free shuttle service to anywhere within eight kilometres of the hotel.
15. The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
One of the only five-star hotels in town, The Ritz-Carlton is luxuriously and lavishly decorated, and sure to wow guests with its excellent service and world-class facilities.
The hotel has five restaurants and a speakeasy cocktail bar. In addition, there is a state-of-the-art penthouse spa and wellness centre boasting an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, and pink Himalayan salt lounge.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton is just minutes away from the Epicenter, Charlotte Bobcats Arena, and Bank of America Headquarters.