Charlotte is known as the “International Gateway to the South.” Why? Because it is the largest and most accessible city between D.C. and Dallas. But there is more to Charlotte than just its accessibility. The Southern city is also home to theme parks, beautiful gardens, museums, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. So the next time you feel like a Southern escape, check out Charlotte and these boutique hotels.
Photo via Omni Hotels
Central in Charlotte
For a convenient and central stay, check out Omni Charlotte Hotel. Within walking distance, guests will find national sporting arenas, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Mint Museum, and Levine Museum of the New South. At the Omni, there is an onsite restaurant and easy walkway access to Epicentre. This is home to many dining, nightlife and shopping options. Guests can also use the Omni’s fitness centre or the adjoining Charlotte Athletic Club for free. It is all about luxury in the South at Omni.
Boutique and Budget
With deluxe rooms — that sleep up to four people — beginning at $55 per night, Red Roof Inn Charlotte UNCC is a great budget accommodation option in Charlotte. Although the price is low, Red Roof Inn offers excellent complimentary amenities. Enjoy a workout at the fitness centre or seasonal outdoor pool before devouring the free breakfast. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the property, so guests are always connected. Red Roof Inn offers a lot at a budget price.
For the Families
Charlotte Express Inn offers adjoining rooms and rollaway beds, to make a family holiday in Charlotte comfortable and convenient. Rooms also include coffee making facilities, refrigerators, free local calls, complimentary Wi-Fi, and microwaves on request. There is even an outdoor pool and picnic table area, which everyone in the family will enjoy. The inn is just off the I-85, so is a good option for visitors driving into the city.
Airports and Amusement Parks
At Sonesta ES Suites Charlotte Arrowood, guests will be within a short drive to both Charlotte’s International Airport and the Carowinds Amusement Park. Ray’s Splash Planet and Lowes Motor Speedway are also close, which means you are never far from fun and adventure. The hotel specialises in extended stays, with studios and one and two-bedroom suites available. Each suite includes a kitchen, living room, and complimentary internet.
A Vintage Find
For a vintage stay in Charlotte, choose The Dunhill Hotel. The hotel’s rooms include wooden furniture, four-poster beds, and vintage accents. The Premier and Executive Rooms also have marble bathrooms and walk-in showers, which will add a touch of luxury to your stay. There is a complimentary European breakfast daily, and milk and cookies available each evening. A short stroll away and guests can be enjoying Discovery Place (a hands-on science museum), a show at Blumenthal Performing Arts, or dinner at Epicentre.
These boutique hotels in Charlotte each offer something different. But undoubtedly, there is a hotel to suit you for your next escape to this International Gateway of the South.
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