During my solo trip through North America last year, I had the opportunity to stay in beautiful North Carolina. The Southern State is home to friendly locals, historical architecture and spectacular beaches. Enjoy your next stay even more when you choose one of North Carolina’s top independent hotels.
WHERE TO STAY IN NORTH CAROLINA
O. HENRY HOTEL IN GREENSBORO
For a Greensboro hotel with a bed and breakfast feel, choose O. Henry Hotel. Its 131 rooms include custom furnishings, soundproofing, dressing rooms and original art. For added convenience, they also each have coffee making facilities, cable television and microwaves. O. Henry Hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness centre and beautiful gardens. The onsite restaurant offers Southern cuisine, afternoon tea and complimentary breakfast. The hotel is close to the Friendly Shopping Centre Village, University of North Carolina campus and Greensboro Coliseum.
SONESTA ES SUITES IN CHARLOTTE
Sonesta ES Suites Charlotte Arrowood is in a very convenient location. Within six miles, guests will find the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office, the Carowinds Theme Park, as well as the York Road and Park Road Community Parks. The hotel features both fitness and business centres, which are open 24 hours a day. There’s also an outdoor pool, free breakfast daily and each room at the hotel includes a kitchen with a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave and dishwasher. Pets are allowed (for a fee), as long as they weigh under 50 pounds.
ALPINE VILLAGE INN IN BLOWING ROCK
For a small, cozy and family-owned affair in Blowing Rock, check out Alpine Village Inn. There are fifteen standard rooms and each is furnished with antique wares and colourful quilts. The inn also has two suites, which are located away from its main building. These have wonderful inclusions like mountain views, fireplaces and jacuzzis. The Alpine Village Inn is a very affordable accommodation option in Blowing Rock, as rooms begin from $60US a night. It is located downtown, so guests do not have to venture far to enjoy the town’s many restaurants and shops either.
MILLENNIUM HOTEL IN DURHAM
For a budget yet comfortable stay in Durham, choose Millennium Hotel. This hotel ticks a lot of boxes, with room rates starting from $93US a night. There’s a large indoor heated pool, 24-hour business centre and dry cleaning service. There are three dining options at Millennium Hotel: Bel Gusto Restaurant for Italian cuisine, Varsity Bar and Grille for American fare and the Lobby Bar for drinks. The hotel can be found close to the Rhine Research Centre Museum, Duke University Chapel and Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
PROXIMITY HOTEL IN GREENSBORO
Proximity Hotel is a great luxury option in Greensboro. The rooms feature Egyptian cotton sheets, spa tubs, modern decor, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions. The hotel has many convenient amenities for business travellers, including meeting rooms, a 24-hour business centre, and dry cleaning services. Print Works Bistro is onsite and guests can enjoy a meal here from breakfast to dinner. Rooms begin at $207US a night.
There’s definitely a top independent hotel in North Carolina to suit everyone and every budget. So make your next stay in the South an independent one.
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