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Charlotte, NC: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find accommodations in Charlotte with the hotel list provided below. Search for the cheapest discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Charlotte, NC for your upcoming personal or group trip. Explore the most favored Charlotte North Carolina hotel rooms. Review the Charlotte hotel list below to find the perfect lodging. We also have a map of the Charlotte hotels. Planning a group? Lock in Charlotte Group Hotel Rates or Check out the best Charlotte meeting hotels

The Charlotte center is approximately the area of Fine Museum and Education Center and the area of Us Marine Corps.

Welcome to Charlotte, North Carolina's big city with small-town charm. This bustling financial center is a major draw for business travelers, while the city's sports teams and cultural facilities attract countless leisure travelers each year. Get to know this Southern city, and find the ideal hotel for your trip. More from this guide...

"It is also known for it's trendy downtown restaurant districts"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 04-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Charlotte has grown into a very cultural city over the last 15 years. It is now the second largest banking center in the United States. The Queen City offers a wide array of cultural amenities such as museums, restaurants and attractions. It is also known for it's trendy downtown restaurant districts. It is the home of NASCAR and is host to three major races each year. Lake Norman is located approximately 15 miles north of the City and has over 500 miles of shoreline. Charlotte is truly a great city offering something for everyone, and is centrally located between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.

Charlotte Hotels & Accommodations

Courtyard Charlotte City Center in Charlotte 237 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202 Website
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Nice building
  • Front desk staff helpful
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City 230 North College St., Charlotte, NC 28202 Website
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 26 suites in hotel
  • Could be quieter
  • In room internet shut
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
The Dunhill Hotel - Charlotte 237 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 60 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Staff and manager were superb
  • Great desserts & fruits
Hampton Inn Uptown Charlotte : 530 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. 530 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Parking is rare
  • Comfortable beds
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Marriott's Residence Inn Uptown Charlotte : 404 South Mint St. 404 South Mint St., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Feeling classy
  • Tasty breakfast
The Ritz Carlton Charlotte
201 East Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • 36 suites in property
  • Popular among business travelers
  • Friendly service
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Hyatt House Charlotte Center City : 435 East Trade St. 435 East Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • AC needs updating
  • Most guests loved the menu selection
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown : 508 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. 508 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
  • Housekeeping was great, according to 80%
  • Near city centre
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Fairfield Inn & Suites 201 South Mcdowell St., Charlotte, NC 28204
  • Mid-scale Convention Center hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Modern Hotel
  • Clean Rooms
Courtyard Billy Graham Pkwy - Charlotte 321 West Woodlawn Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Charlotte Marriott City Center Hotel - Charlotte
100 West Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Four-star hotel
  • Hotel has 440 rooms
  • Valet parking superb
  • New restaurant
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Doubletree by Hilton Charlotte - Charlotte 895 West Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Fantastic service
  • City centre within easy reach, said 93%
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Omni Hotel Charlotte - Charlotte 132 East Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Dirty carpets
  • Suite was very spacious and comfortable
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Hilton Charlotte Center City - Charlotte 222 East 3rd St., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • It’s no surprise the Hilton Charlotte Center City provides guests with top amenities, great service, and spacious rooms. With lounges, on-site dining, and plenty of places to hangout such as the gym and pool, the Hilton Charlotte Center City is ideal for anyone traveling to Charlotte whether on business or an informal trip. Bedding and bath products are Hilton exclusives, and even the in-room coffee and teas are specially-selected by the brand. Touches like 250-thread count sheets, premium cable that includes STARZ, and a location close to everything Charlotte offers make the Hilton a wise choice for those who like a more customized hotel experience.
  • High end Downtown property
  • 17 meeting rooms in hotel
Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown in Charlotte 222 South Caldwell St., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 22 floors in property
  • Oversized hot tub
  • Modern Hotel
Westin Charlotte - Charlotte 601 South College St., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 21 suites in property
  • Most guests said it was a stylish hotel
  • Good bar
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte 555 South Mcdowell St., Charlotte, NC 28204
  • The Blake Hotel places guests just a short distance away from the business district. The hotel’s decor looks as though it is straight out of an HGTV design show with vibrant colors, sharp dressed furniture, and bold floor patterns. Guests are drawn to this chic look, and savvy travelers will want to take advantage of this boutique hotel priced at an economy-friendly rate. Leather furniture, luxury linens, a view of downtown Charlotte, and high-end bath products create an atmosphere that is simply Charlotte, and uniquely the Blake Hotel. Young urban hipsters, and well-traveled guests alike will find the Blake charming and accommodating with the friendly, knowledgeable staff there for a guest’s every need.
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 610 rooms in hotel
  • Delicious food
  • Limited breakfast options
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Ramada Plaza Charlotte Airport Hotel & Conference Center 212 West Woodlawn Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Gym is available on property
Sheraton Charlotte Airport - Charlotte 3315 Scott Futrell Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208
  • The Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel provides guests with the comforting feeling of home with a fireplace burning in cool months, and an outdoor pool glistening in the summer. Guests can relax in the on-site lounge, or retreat to the warmth of their spacious rooms which include upgraded amenities like the 42-inch Plasma HDTVs that hang on the walls. In addition to all of the usual nearby Charlotte attractions, guests are encouraged to check out the U.S. National Whitewater Center, which is an outdoor recreational and environmental learning center in North Carolina.
  • Expensive Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 8 floors
  • No complimentary breakfast
  • Most guests said the breakfast was too expensive
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte : 4800 South Tryon St. 4800 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28217
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • 274 rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
La Quinta Inn & Suies Charlotte South in Charlotte
4900 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28217
  • 3 star Airport property
  • 131 rooms in property
  • Ordinary pool
  • Shuttle service excellent
Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the Epicentre in Charlotte 210 East Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202
  • It’s hard to pinpoint the true center of a city, but Aloft Charlotte Uptown comes pretty close with its EpiCentre hotel conveniently located close to Charlotte’s business district, and within walking distance to most major corporate offices, banks, and popular restaurants. Foodies are big fans of Aloft for that reason. A new twist on the classic hotel, guests can experience the warmth and charm of the South with classic-style furniture mixed with modern décor, while having access to the most current of amenities like high-speed Internet access, and Bliss Spa bath products. Trendy and hip, young and contemporary, this hotel caters to youthful travelers who want to stay in a hotel that anticipates, and then fulfills their every need.
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 175 rooms
  • Fabulous location
  • 1 out of 2 guests said rooms were clean enough
Springhill Suites by Marriott Charlotte Airport in Charlotte 3055 Scott Futrell Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • 5 floors in property
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Best Western Plus Sterling Hotel & Suites - Charlotte 242 East Woodlawn Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217
  • The Best Western Sterling Hotel & Suites is an affordable option for guests traveling on business who need to stay near the Convention Center or business district. It is also great for families who want to catch a Carolina Panthers game at their home field, the Bank of America Stadium, or visit the NCAA Hall of Fame. With free continental breakfast and Internet access, guests can get what they need at a smart price, and have money left over for shopping and fine dining. The Best Western is also easily accessible from the Charlotte International Airport and major highways.
  • Midscale Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • The majority of guests thought rooms were spacious
  • Most guests found problems with the furniture
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Comfort Suites Airport : 3424 Mulberry Church Rd. 3424 Mulberry Church Rd., Charlotte, NC 28208
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • Free breakfast
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When to Visit Charlotte

Charlotte tends to be busiest and most crowded during the summer, when attractions stay open late and festivals like the Taste of Charlotte draw thousands of visitors to town. With so many visitors, summer can be a fun-yet-expensive time to travel to Charlotte. If you're looking to score a deal while still enjoying warm weather, visit in the spring or fall.

Events entertain locals and tourists just about every weekend during the shoulder season, and you can generally find cheap rooms throughout the city. For the lowest hotel prices in Charlotte, visit during the winter season.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Charlotte, NC:

seasonality of hotel rates in Charlotte

Charlotte by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Charlotte, NC. You can use these illustrations to determine the best dates to book a room in Charlotte for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Charlotte

4 Star Average Prices: $123.52

With its strong financial industry, numerous cultural pursuits, and vibrant nightlife, Charlotte has a strong luxury hotel market. Choose from sleek contemporary lodging or well-appointed classic properties in the city's Uptown core.

With spacious suites, complimentary Wi-Fi connections, and in-room coffee makers, the Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte City Center has everything you need for a great stay in the center of the city. Stay on-site and grab a bite at the hotel's restaurant and bar, or go out on the town just by stepping outside the hotel's front door.

Located just a half-mile from the Time Warner Cable Arena and the Charlotte Convention Center, Le Meridien Charlotte is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Enjoy the plush beds and relax in the complimentary bathrobes, or relax with the premium cable channels and Wi-Fi connections. Take a swim in the indoor pool or spa tub, and fuel up with a meal at the hotel's restaurant. Whether you're planning a day of sightseeing or a night out on the town, you can take advantage of Le Meridien Charlotte's complimentary shuttle, which operates within a one-mile radius.

When you're looking for serious luxury, book your stay in one of the most eye-catching hotels in the city. The Omni Charlotte Hotel boasts nearly 400 rooms outfitted with high-tech features like MP3 docking stations and dozens of channels of digital programming. Chill out with a drink from the minibar or plan your sightseeing with the hotel's Wi-Fi connection. Take a swim in the outdoor pool, and get a workout in the fitness center. Business travelers can catch up on work in the 24-hour business center, and leisure guests can book the limo service for a truly memorable stay.

Located just steps from the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and the Science Museums of Charlotte, the Charlotte Marriott City Center is convenient to the city's best attractions. Stretch out in the comfortable rooms, and order room service or grab a bite at the on-site restaurant. Sneak in a workout in the hotel's fitness center, or catch up on work in the hotel's business center. The Charlotte Marriott City Center also has 12 meeting rooms available for corporate meetings or events.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Charlotte

Low Budget Hotels in Charlotte

3 Star Average Prices: $109.97

Along with its many luxury properties, Charlotte is also home to numerous budget hotels. While some have prime locations near the city's core, others are located on the outskirts of the city, making them convenient for travelers.

If you're looking for a cheap place to stay on the north side of Charlotte, the Super 8 Charlotte / Northlake offers an unbeatable deal. Located near the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo and Northlake Mall, the Super 8 includes over 100 guest rooms with free Wi-Fi connections and cable TV. Get ready for the day with your own coffee or tea maker, enjoy the hotel's free breakfast, and request a microwave for even more convenient in-room dining.

Just a few miles west of Charlotte, the Budget Inn - Gastonia offers basic rooms at a great price. All 62 rooms include microwaves and refrigerators, making mealtime easy, along with complimentary Wi-Fi so that you can stay on top of work commitments. Take a leisurely bath in the shower/tub combination, and catch up on your favorite TV shows. If you need sleep space for additional guests, roll-away beds are available for a small additional fee.

Located only minutes from the center of Charlotte, the Knights Inn is convenient for sports fans, art enthusiasts, and military employees. The hotel's 108 rooms feature refrigerators, tea and coffee facilities, and wireless Internet connections. Take advantage of the hotel's outdoor pool, barbecue a meal on the grill, and enjoy the hotel's quiet location. With easy highway access and low room rates, the Knights Inn is a solid deal for business and leisure travelers.

Situated in the heart of Charlotte, the Motel 6 Charlotte Coliseum couldn't be better located for visitors on a budget. The motel has 110 guest rooms, each of which includes a refrigerator for easy snacking, complimentary Wi-Fi to keep you connected, and cable programming for easy entertainment. The motel has tour and ticket assistance for leisure travelers and laundry facilities for longer-term guests.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Charlotte

2 Star Average Prices: $73.66

2 Star Hotel Prices in Charlotte

Which Charlotte hotels have real discounts?

As a destination that attracts travelers of all kinds, Charlotte is a city with a wide variety of hotel discounts. Military and government employees will find special rates and comfortable rooms at the Knights Inn and the Super 8 Charlotte / Northlake.

Several hotels, including the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park and the Super 8 Charlotte / Northlake, also feature members-only AAA rates, which typically include guaranteed low rates and comfortable rooms. Senior travelers will appreciate the AARP rates at the Charlotte Marriott City Center, which typically includes a 10 percent discount.

Best Value Hotels in Charlotte

If you're looking for a comfortable place to stay that won't break the budget, you've come to the right place. Stay near the airport or in the center of the city, and enjoy a great value in Charlotte.

Just minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and a few short miles from the center of Charlotte, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte Airport boasts a great location for a low rate. Spread out in the large rooms, get a great night's sleep in the comfortable beds, and enjoy a nightcap at the hotel bar. If you're catching an early flight, the DoubleTree's express checkout and complimentary airport shuttle seal the deal.

Located just two miles from the Charlotte Bobcats Arena and five miles from the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park offers great value for sports fans. Get comfortable in the generously sized rooms, and relax with your favorite music or shows with the in-room MP3 docking stations and LCD TVs. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi, or stay in shape with the seasonal outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center. Hop on the complimentary area shuttle, and enjoy one of the best values in Charlotte.

Situated on the southwest side of Charlotte, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte/Ayrsley offers spacious suites for reasonable rates. Chill snacks or leftovers in the in-room refrigerator, and catch up on your favorite reality shows on the flat-screen TVs. Keep up with family and friends using the complimentary Wi-Fi, or stay up-to-date on business using the suite's workspace. Partake in the hotel's complimentary evening reception, and enjoy the superior value at the Embassy Suites Charlotte/Ayrsley.

With an unbeatable location in the center of the Uptown action and well-appointed rooms, The Dunhill Hotel offers unbeatable value. This historic hotel has just 60 rooms, and each includes a refrigerator for your snacking and sipping needs, an LCD TV for your entertainment, and designer toiletries for an extra touch of luxury. Rooms include desks, and the hotel features four meeting rooms, making this a smart choice for business travelers. Leisure travelers will find plenty of value here as well, especially with free Wi-Fi and a complimentary area shuttle.

Top Charlotte Attractions

Whether you're traveling to Charlotte for business or fun, finding a hotel near your points of interest will make your trip much more enjoyable. In Charlotte's Uptown neighborhood, you'll find the Time Warner Cable Arena, home of the Charlotte Hornets, as well as the Mint Museum Uptown, one of the city's top art museums. For family fun in Uptown, head to Discovery Place, which features tons of hands-on activities. Just outside the city center, shop for produce and local treats at the 7th Street Public Market, and brush up on your Civil War History at the Levine Museum of the New South.

If you have a need for speed, don't miss the Charlotte Motor Speedway or the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The former hosts some of the sport's top races each year, and the latter celebrates the heroes of NASCAR. If you're a true fan, schedule a Racing Insiders Tour to get a behind the scenes look at NASCAR history. For a serious thrill, visit Carowinds, one of the best local amusement parks, or the U.S. National Whitewater Center, where you can try up to two dozen thrilling activities.

Recent traveler guest reviews of Charlotte, NC

Below are reviews of the city of Charlotte, NC from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Had a blast!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The college campuses visited by the program - AAMU TRiO-Upward Bound - were spectacular as well as the museums. The culmination of our trip was to Carowinds in which the students had a blast!!

Brandon H., from 25-Jul-2016
"Great City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Love the shopping and city. Great to walk around and explore.

Belinda I., from 28-Jun-2016
"Second Home"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great places to eat, good people and seems like a lot to do My 'second' home city!

Ed Y., from 27-Jun-2016
"So Different and Pleasant"
Score 4.0 / 5

Not a lot of traffic and love the green atmosphere

Dr. H G., from 08-Jun-2016
"Gorgeous City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Charlotte is a beautiful city. We did not get to the downtown area but we did visit the South Park Mall which was very nice. Our group's main goal was to visit Carowinds. We had easy access to these places on our trip from our hotel.

Don H., from 01-May-2016
"Really Great Experience"
Score 5.0 / 5

We loved UNC Charlotte and the superior engineering, science and mathematics programs that they showed us.

Lynn P., from 11-Apr-2016
"Great, But The Traffic"
Score 5.0 / 5

The restaurants were great and the shopping was awesome. The traffic was bad though.

Starlett F., from 20-Mar-2016
"Great Time"
Score 5.0 / 5

Enjoyed the Billy Graham Theater, and shopping at Concord Mills.

Bernice P C., from 22-Feb-2016
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful, historic. Lovely city to explore

Nicole H., from 14-Feb-2016
"Good Area"
Score 5.0 / 5

Only place we visited was convention center for cheer competition. North lake mall was very nice also.

Morgan C., from 16-Jan-2016
"Great Selection of Stores"
Score 4.0 / 5

I loved the selection of different stores. South Park mall is huge, if you need/want something, you go to South Park!

Unknown U., from 20-Dec-2015
"In the Holiday Spirit"
Score 4.0 / 5

We stayed only one night and did not get to travel through the city a whole lot. However, we had a great time at the Christmas Program at the Billy Graham Library.

Maryland B., from 06-Dec-2015
"Much To Do"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lots of dining options and attractions (Shopping, Bass Pro, Museums) to occupy your spare time.

Richard C., from 01-Nov-2015
"Family Gathering"
Score 4.0 / 5

I always enjoy coming to Charlotte and visiting the home my daughter!

Cindy K., from 26-Oct-2015
"Will Always Be Home"
Score 4.0 / 5

I grew up in Charlotte and even though I leave, I always come back.

Unknown U., from 23-Oct-2015
"Who Doesn't Love A Good Time?"
Score 4.0 / 5

I enjoyed Charlotte, NC as a city and had a wonderful time a Carowind's!

Mark P., from 12-Aug-2015
"Charlotte Offers Great Memories"
Score 4.0 / 5

A variety of things to do and places to go. I would recommend seeing the NASCAR Hall of Fame. A great time.

Shandra U., from 10-Aug-2015
"Great for Sports Car Fans"
Score 4.0 / 5

A great amount of food establishments and many sights to see including the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Mark A., from 08-Jun-2015
"I Have Always Loved Charlotte"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great segway tours, whitewater rafting, amusement parks, and more.

Shavonia P., from 23-Apr-2015
"Special Kind of City"
Score 4.0 / 5

Carowinds is spectacular, Charlotte Symphony is impressive, and the people are the friendliest.

Charlie T., from 28-Mar-2015
"Full of Charm"
Score 4.0 / 5

Charlotte is a beautiful up and coming city.

Jamie L., from 22-Feb-2015
"Adored it"
Score 4.0 / 5

Love Charlotte! So many things to do.

Member S., from 22-Jul-2014
"Couldn't ask for more!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The food, the tours, and the friendly people

Odessa D., from 20-Jul-2014
"Charlotte is a great night out."
Score 5.0 / 5

The city has a good safe environment and politeness to visitors.

Mattie M., from 18-Jul-2014
"Restaurants clustered in downtown."
Score 4.0 / 5

No good restaurants to be found except downtown; that was not pleasant for a big bus.

Richard A., from 19-May-2014
"Billy Graham Library"
Score 5.0 / 5

We really enjoyed the Billy Graham Library.

Mavorine W., from 08-May-2014
"Carolina Rebellion"
Score 4.0 / 5

We were in town for the Carolina Rebellion Music festival, a great time.

Misty B., from 04-May-2014
Score 4.0 / 5

Re: What did I like about Charlotte. Well, there's lots of things there to do, but holy cow, I don't need your traffic!

Dorothy W., from 28-Apr-2014
"Charlotte Motor Speedway"
Score 5.0 / 5

Friendly people. Race track real nice. Didn't really get around to do sightseeing.

David W., from 18-Apr-2014
Score 4.0 / 5

The shopping malls had a lot to offer. South Park was my favorite but I enjoyed dinner in Concord.

Barbara S., from 29-Dec-2013
"Interesting Up and Coming City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Charlotte NC is an interesting Up and Coming City. There is a lot of cool things to do in Uptown.

Steven D., from 25-Nov-2013
"The whole group enjoyed"
Score 5.0 / 5

Enjoyed basketball game, nice city hope to return soon. The whole group enjoyed the whole four days.

James B., from 22-Nov-2013
Score 4.0 / 5

The city of Charlotte is lovely.

Sean K., from 18-Nov-2013
"It's a great city"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great city

Rene C., from 28-Oct-2013
"Very pleasant trip"
Score 4.0 / 5

I like the area itself.

Victor M., from 27-Oct-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Charlotte, NC shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews
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