Hotels Near Verizon Wireless Ampitheater in North Carolina

by Mark Heidelberger Google
Charlotte has a robust tourism industry due in part due to its concert venues.

Charlotte has a robust tourism industry due in part due to its concert venues.

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The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Charlotte, North Carolina, draws a steady stream of concert goers from out of town every year, creating a need for nearby hotel accommodations. To satisfy this demand, a cluster of well-appointed, brand name properties have emerged in the area, each offering an array of services and amenities designed to appeal to all travelers. In addition to being near the amphitheater, these hotels are convenient to other local attractions, parks, restaurants and major roadways like Route 49 and I-85.

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Hilton Charlotte University Place

The 393-room Hilton Charlotte University Place is just a six-minute drive from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and close to attractions like the Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Mills outlet mall. Guests enjoy an on-site gift shop and convenience store, car rental service and front desk with multilingual staff. Recreational opportunities include a seasonal outdoor pool, fitness center, jogging track and playground for the kids. A recreation services desk can help arrange off-site activities for guests, and a shuttle service provides complimentary transportation throughout the local area. Dining options range from room service to a steak-and-seafood restaurant to a cocktail lounge serving light snacks. Room options include one king or two double beds, and all feature roll-in shower stalls, MP3 docking stations and blackout curtains; some also have views of the neighboring lake.

Drury Inn & Suites of Charlotte North

The 142-room Drury Inn & Suites of Charlotte North offers convenient access to the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus as well as the Northlake Mall and kid-centric Discovery Place. Hotel amenities include free gated parking, a guest laundry and pantry, same-day dry cleaning, and free popcorn and soda served in the lobby. An indoor/outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool and workout room keep guests occupied, and corporate travelers can utilize a 24-hour business center, fax services and any one of several meeting rooms. A free hot breakfast with waffles, eggs and sausage is included in the room rate, and dinner spots like Zapata's and Melting Pot are close by. Spacious guest rooms are outfitted with microwaves, refrigerators, flat-panel LCD TVs with HBO and direct-dial phones with 60 minutes of free long distance calling.

Courtyard Charlotte University Research Park

The 140-room Courtyard Charlotte University Research Park is located close to the Charlotte Convention Center, Carowinds Amusement Park and Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The AAA-rated Three-Diamond property offers express check-in and check-out, free newspapers and coffee in the lobby, an outdoor pool with sundeck, daily housekeeping and a front desk with safe deposit boxes. Business travelers are welcome to use three conference rooms totaling 1,250 square feet, each equipped with high-speed broadband access. The on-site Courtyard Cafe serves hearty American-style breakfasts and eateries like TGI Friday's and Ciro's are within walking distance. Guest rooms are spread over four floors, each featuring pay-per-view movies, individual climate controls and work desks with ergonomic chairs. Suites with courtyard views have roomy living areas. No pets are permitted on the property, except for service dogs.

Holiday Inn Charlotte

The 174-room Holiday Inn Charlotte is about seven minutes from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, while points of interest like the Botanical Gardens and U.S. National White Water Center are only slightly further away. Guests enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, valet laundry and ample parking for trucks and RVs. Executive guests will appreciate 24-hour use of a PC workstation, property-wide Wi-Fi and a banquet and meeting space. For guests who find the on-site fitness center too small, complimentary passes are offered to the larger Peak Fitness facility nearby. The hotel’s University Patio & Grill offers breakfast, dinner and pizza delivery to guest rooms children 12 and under eat free. Suites offer ultra-plush king-sized bedding and standard rooms feature one or two queens. All rooms have sofa-beds and dual-line phones with voice mail, and some have mini-fridges and microwaves. Pets are welcome to stay for a small fee.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.

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