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Cornelius North Carolina Accommodations

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The Cornelius center point is around 6 miles northeast of McGuire Nuclear Station and 8 miles southeast of Queen's Landing.

If you're looking for a respite from city life, you'll appreciate a trip to Cornelius, North Carolina. This small lakeside town in Mecklenburg County has a population of just over 28,000, according to 2016 estimates. Life here is relaxed and quiet, making it the perfect place for a suburban retreat. More from this guide...

Cornelius Hotels & Accommodations

Days Inn Lake Norman - Cornelius 19901 Holiday Lane, Cornelius, NC 28031
  • Inexpensive Suburban property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Room needs to be redecorated
  • Almost all guests complained about the bathroom
Microtel Inn at Lake Norman in Cornelius 20820 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius, NC 28031
  • 2-star Lake property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • TV needs to be updated
  • Old worn out bedding
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 20740 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius, NC 28031
  • Two star property
  • 90 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • There was no continental breakfast
  • Refrigerator is noisy
Hampton Inn Charlotte / Cornelius - Cornelius 19501 Statesville Rd., Cornelius, NC 28031
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Rooms are spotless with comfy beds
  • Easy on and off highway
Clarion Inn : 19608 Liverpool Pkwy.
+1-866-221-8581
19608 Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius, NC 28031
  • Low Cost Lake property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Amenities are not the best
  • Terrible amenities
Comfort Inn & Suites 19521 Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius, NC 28031
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
Homewood Suites by Hilton Davidson - Davidson
+1-888-690-5281
125 Harbour Place Dr., Davidson, NC 28036 ~1.18 miles north of Cornelius
  • Mid-scale property
  • 128 rooms in property
  • Excellent desk
  • Great room
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Huntersille Birkdale : 16905 Caldwell Creek Dr.
+1-888-690-5247
16905 Caldwell Creek Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078 ~2.90 miles south of Cornelius
  • Two-star Suburban property
  • 5 floors in hotel
Quality Inn Huntersville Lake Norman in Huntersville 16825 Caldwell Creek Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078 ~2.97 miles south of Cornelius
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Most guests said the reception staff was ok
  • Great location
Courtyard by Marriott Lake Norman in Huntersville 16700 Northcross Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078 ~3.19 miles south of Cornelius
  • Affordable Lake property
  • 2 conference rooms in property
  • Great service
  • Friendly service
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Country Inn & Suites Lake Norman by Carlson 16617 Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078 ~3.20 miles south of Cornelius
  • Affordable Lake property
  • 82 suites in property
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Regular internet service
Huntersville Inn & Suites : 16508 Northcross Dr. 16508 Northcross Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078 ~3.22 miles south of Cornelius
  • Mid-scale Lake hotel
  • 2 conference rooms in property
Candlewood Suites Huntersville / Lake Norman 16530 Northcross Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078 ~3.26 miles south of Cornelius
  • 2 star Lake hotel
  • Hotel has 75 rooms
  • Most guests thought the building was acceptable
  • Comfortable beds
Residence Inn by Marriott Lake Norman in Huntersville 16830 Kenton Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078 ~3.30 miles southwest of Cornelius
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • 78 suites in hotel
  • World class service
  • Hotel was very clean
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Towneplace Suites by Marriott
+1-888-690-5247
139 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville, NC 28117 ~4.83 miles north of Cornelius
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 116 suites in hotel
  • Pet friendly facility
  • Great pizza restaurant
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Candlewood Suites Mooresville / Lake Norman : 3247 Charlotte Highway 3247 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville, NC 28117 ~4.84 miles north of Cornelius
  • Inexpensive Golf Course property
  • 90 rooms in hotel
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Hilton Garden Inn Mooresville in Mooresville 159 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville, NC 28117 ~4.89 miles north of Cornelius
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Reasonably priced
  • High priced breakfast
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Comfort Suites Huntersville / Lake Norman 14510 Boulder Park Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078 ~5.01 miles south of Cornelius
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 89 rooms
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Hampton Inn & Suites Huntersville 10305 Wilmington St., Huntersville, NC 28078 ~5.20 miles south of Cornelius
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • 125 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Friendly service
  • Clean rooms
Super 8 - Huntersville 14135 Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078 ~5.40 miles south of Cornelius
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Best Western Plus Huntersville Inn & Suites Near Lake Norman in Huntersville
+1-888-690-5281
13830 Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078 ~5.59 miles south of Cornelius
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 03:00
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mooresville 130 Norman Station Blvd., Mooresville, NC 28117 ~7.22 miles north of Cornelius
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
  • Decent places to eat
  • Clean rooms
Quality Inn & Suites : 138 Norman Station Blvd. 138 Norman Station Blvd., Mooresville, NC 28115 ~7.25 miles north of Cornelius
  • Affordable hotel
  • Check-in: 11:00
Baymont Inn & Suites Mooresville 132 Meadow Hill Cir, Mooresville, NC 28117 ~7.26 miles north of Cornelius
  • Economy Lake property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Location is great
  • Hard boiled eggs
Fairfield Inn 120 Consumer Sq. Dr., Mooresville, NC 28117 ~7.33 miles north of Cornelius
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Great shopping
  • Located near shopping areas
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Cornelius was founded back in 1893 and became incorporated on March 4, 1905. Since its early beginnings, cotton has been a huge industry here and is actually the catalyst for the creation of the town.

Before Cornelius was settled, Davidson was the hotspot for cotton production. Two local firms were upset over the hiring of an official town cotton weigher. This led one of the firms to move just south of Davidson to previously unsettled land.

The roads between Davidson and this unsettled land were dismal, meaning they became impassible every time there was a heavy rain. In order to keep the cotton growers in business, Joseph Benjamin Cornelius invested some money so the firms could set up their own cotton mill, independent of Davidson. Thankful for the money, the cotton mill workers named their new settlement after the principal investor, and the rest is history.

Today, Cornelius sits in the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Metro Area, and many people come here to experience the amenities of Lake Norman.

When to Visit Cornelius, NC

While Cornelius does experience all four seasons, they aren't as extreme as more northern cities. Typically, temperatures rarely drop below the 30s, even in cold months like January or February.

However, since most people flock to Cornelius for some lakefront fun at Lake Norman, visiting in the winter is less than ideal. For optimum beachfront temperatures, consider booking your trip in May, June, July, August, or September. These months all have average highs in the 80s or 90s, which will make a dip in the lake that much more refreshing.

Because these are the ideal times to visit, they are also the most crowded. If you'd like to avoid some of the rush, try visiting just outside these months, in April or October. You'll still see high temperatures in the 70s, which is plenty warm enough for chilling by the lake during the day. Just be sure to bundle up at night, when temperatures can drop to the mid-40s.

Whenever you visit, you'll be pleased to know that the area does not seem many rainy days. On average, there are only five to seven days per month of rain. The rainiest month is July, while the least rainy months are October, November, and February.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Cornelius

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average price trends by star rating class in Cornelius, NC. Analyze these line graphs to calculate the least expensive time to book a room in Cornelius for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Cornelius, NC

4 Star Average Prices: $199.00

Because Cornelius is a smaller town, you can get a taste of luxury without truly breaking your bank. All of the luxury hotels below are both affordable and provide you with all the comforts you expect.

Consider Homewood Suites by Hilton Davidson, which is just one town over from Cornelius. This 3-star hotel is spread out over five floors and features 128 air-conditioned rooms. Each room comes with a full-size fridge and microwave for your convenience, as well as MP3 docking stations and cable TV. You'll also enjoy the indoor pool, fitness center, on-site shopping, and complimentary hot breakfast each day.

Another 3-star hotel, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lake Norman provides a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool to keep you occupied during downtime. Whichever room you book, you'll find complimentary toiletries, hair dryers, LCD TVs, Wi-Fi, and a safe and desk. Outside of your room, enjoy the fireplace in the lobby and a picnic area for outdoor fun.

Last but not least is the Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte/Mooresville, another 3-star hotel that features its own restaurant and bar for dinner and drinks. You'll appreciate the Select Comfort bed in every room, as well as satellite TV and video game consoles to keep you entertained. Hop in the hotel's indoor pool, relax the tension of the day in the spa tub, and burn off a few calories at the fitness center.

Affordable Hotel Options in Cornelius, NC

3 Star Average Prices: $107.62

If your goal is to plan a trip to Cornelius on the smallest budget possible, you'll have great success thanks to a number of affordable hotels in the area. Each of the following accommodations offers standard amenities for low prices for travelers that aren't as picky about their rooms.

Look into the Microtel Inn by Wyndham, which is just under a mile from the city center. In this 60-room hotel, you'll be right next to Raceworld USA and Davidson College. Each room features free Wi-Fi, a hair dryer, cable TV, and a desk with phone. Catch up on work at the 24-hour business center, or grab a free newspaper in the lobby to read up on the latest happenings.

Another low-cost hotel to consider is the Econo Lodge & Suites Lake Norman. It's a mere .94 miles from the city center and within driving distance of the Lake Norman Visitors Center, meaning you'll be close to all of the action. This three-floor hotel features an outdoor pool for relaxing in the summer as well as a complimentary breakfast each morning. Each room comes with a coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a microwave, and a mini fridge.

One final budget option is the Days Inn Lake Norman. Here, you'll be .71 miles away from the center of town and can take advantage of the outdoor pool. Get a workout in at the fitness facilities, grab a drink from the bar and lounge, and fill your belly each morning with the free breakfast.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Cornelius

2 Star Average Prices: $66.09

2 Star Hotel Prices in Cornelius

Which Cornelius hotels have real discounts?

There are plenty of hotels that offer discounted rates on rooms. For example, the Best Western Plus Huntersville Inn & Suites Near Lake Norman offers lower rates for members of the military, government officials, and members of AAA or CAA. All you have to do is present your ID at check-in. By staying here, you can take advantage of the 24-hour front desk, fitness facilities, and business center, as well as the outdoor pool and computer station.

The Clarion Inn is another establishment that accepts the AAA or CAA discount. They also offer lower-priced rooms for seniors. Enjoy a coffee maker, ironing board, refrigerator, and microwave in every room. Plus, fill your belly at the free hot breakfast, get your news for the day with the free newspaper, and have your laundry and dry cleaning done for you.

Best Value Options in Cornelius, NC

While these rooms might not be the lowest priced ones in town, they're also not the most expensive. Instead, they provide the best value at a price that won't break your budget.

Try the Hampton Inn Charlotte/Cornelius for a room that will meet your needs and your wallet's restrictions. It's a great place to go for business meetings or conferences, as it features a 520-square-foot event room as well as a 24-hour business center. Naturally, the rooms are also impressive, with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, video game consoles in the room, and your own private bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

Another hotel that's a great value is the Comfort Inn & Suites Cornelius. Pets are allowed here, which is great if you're bringing along your furry friend. This four-floor complex includes an outdoor pool, meeting room, and business center to accommodate your working needs. In your room, you'll appreciate free wired internet, an accessible bathroom, and a coffee maker.

What to Do in Cornelius, NC

The biggest attraction in Cornelius is by far Lake Norman. Spend your days out on the lake by wake-boarding on the gentle current or fishing for largemouth bass, catfish, yellow/white perch, and striped bass. If you happen to be around in the winter, fishing is one of the few lakefront activities that's still enjoyable.

Otherwise, consider renting a boat or jet ski for cruising around the different parts of the lake. There are no speed or horsepower limits, so you can take anything from a sailboat to a pontoon to a bass boat out on the water. If you're up for the challenge, it's also a great place to kayak or canoe.

Of course, not every activity involves getting wet. Stay dry by hiking and biking the local terrain. The Carolina Thread Trail runs through the area and is comprised of cycle-friendly lanes marked off for bikes only. This entire system of trails is still under construction but is expected to reach 15 different North Carolina counties once it is completed.

You can also visit one of Cornelius's many different parks. Torrence Chapel Park offers baseball and softball fields as well as a batting cage, while the Lake Norman Kiwanis Splashville Park is ADA accessible and provides a reservable picnic shelter for family gatherings.

Whatever you decide to do during your time here will be enjoyable. Take in the local lakefront atmosphere and spend your time in a state of unparalleled relaxation away from whatever troubles you have in your daily life. Regardless of whether you're looking for budget, luxury, or value accommodation, Cornelius has plenty of options to meet your needs.

What did travelers think of the city of Cornelius?

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

"Location is everything"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lots of activities, stores and entertainment nearby. Easy access to Interstate 77 and close to other major cities.

Herbert P., from 25-Jul-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Cornelius, NC shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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