The Time Warner Cable Arena is home to Charlotte’s professional basketball and hockey teams. Hotels near the arena also sit within a short drive of Charlotte’s African American art center, professional football stadium, air museum, professional racecar track, children’s museum, interactive science center, airport, southern history museum or NASCAR museum. Luxury, budget, long-term stay and historic hotels near the arena, which are representative of Charlotte's hotels, have guest rooms with armoires, outdoor swimming pools or on-site restaurants or cafes.
The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte is down the street from the arena and near the NASCAR Hall of Fame. A lobby lounge with plush armchairs and sofas and an indoor pool area with oversize loungers add to the relaxed atmosphere of the luxury hotel. The environmentally friendly hotel features its own beehives, an eco-friendly wagon with daily story times and toys, a bike rental service and a rooftop greenhouse. Hotel staff bring hygiene products to rooms upon request, and the spa offers steam rooms, saunas and a private couples’ suite. You have a choice of eating at a French-style bistro, an American-style lounge with an outdoor patio or a fine-dining restaurant that serves specialty cheeses. Suites come with signature bathrobes and slippers; grand pianos; pantry areas with dishwashers and refrigerators with icemakers; exercise equipment; or entertainment centers. Hotel packages include hotel credits, champagne or use of the on-site spa.
The Dunhill Hotel is within walking distance of the arena and the Discovery Place science museum. A free shuttle service takes guests to destinations in Uptown Charlotte. A member of the Historic Hotels of America's registry, the hotel opened in 1929 and has hosted famous writers. Adding to the historical and elegant ambiance of the hotel are 18th-century furniture in the guest rooms and lobby, the hotel’s original paintings, a dining room with chandeliers, and a wooden staircase leading up to rooms. Staff provide chocolates, bottled water, soda and ice during evening turn-downs. Guest rooms and suites come with adult bathrobes, hot tubs, four-poster beds, free copies of “The Charlotte Observer” newspaper, luxury bath products or CD players. The on-site grill restaurant serves a daily hot breakfast, and the lobby lounge hosts piano musicians on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Holiday Inn Charlotte-Center City
Holiday Inn Charlotte-Center City sits .65 miles from the arena and within walking distance of Bank of America Stadium and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. A lobby lounge with black-and-white couches and chairs, a rooftop rotunda with a dining area for banquets, a concierge lounge with hanging sculptures and artistic wallpaper and a fine-dining restaurant with brightly-colored chairs add to the modern atmosphere of the hotel. People in some rooms enjoy access to the concierge lounge with a daily continental breakfast. Guest rooms and suites feature on-demand video games and movies and work desks with office chairs; suites also have microwaves and mini refrigerators. A jogging track with views of the Charlotte skyline sits upon the hotel’s roof. The hotel offers same-day dry-cleaning and shoe-shine services, and the on-site Mediterranean cafe regularly hosts live musical acts. Hotel packages include tickets to concerts at the Time Warner Cable Arena or breakfast for two at the hotel’s restaurant.
Residence Inn Charlotte Uptown
Located about .7 miles from the arena, the Residence Inn Charlotte Uptown is within a 30-minute drive of the Carowinds Theme Park and the Charlotte Motor Speedway. A lobby with chandeliers, suites with brightly colored sofas and armchairs, a lobby lounge containing tall flower arrangements and a floral-patterned couch and a lobby dining area with a fireplace help to create an eclectic ambiance inside the hotel. Guest rooms and suites include kitchens with ovens, pots, silverware, cups, plates and dishwashers; tables with chairs for two to six people; and starter kits with snack foods, laundry detergent and cleaning supplies. Some suites have multiple bedrooms. A weekday manager’s reception includes beer, wine and hot snack foods. The hotel provides an outdoor picnic area with barbecue grills, and the American-style pub offers room service. The hotel also has grocery shopping and limousine services.
- Ritz-Carlton Charlotte: Reservations
- Dunhill Hotel: Contact Us
- Holiday Inn Charlotte-Center City: Printable Hotel Fact Sheet
- Residence Inn Charlotte Uptown: Hotel Fact Sheet
- Destination 360: Charlotte, North Carolina
- North Carolina Tourist Guide: 101 Things to Do in Charlotte
- 10Best: About Charlotte, NC Attractions
- Charlotte Chamber: Things to Do
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