I am a hotel SNOB but didn't want to stay in downtown Charlotte. The hotels near Carowinds were crowded for their seasonal "Scarowinds" but even with all the park-goers there was plenty of parking and no noise. The lobby was cute and had a small bar open 24 hours with Starbucks (limited) and great snacks and treats. The service at check in was quick and friendly. They let us have a late checkout with no questions asked. The rooms are adorable with a semi-separate living area and nice sized bathroom/dressing area. My only complaint is the beds are rather small- big difference between a double and a queen when you are sleeping with a kid who's like a ceiling fan in bed! My teenager loved the cute sectional sofa/ottoman bed. She had her own private spot to do homework in the morning. We were leaving Sunday morning and there is a restaurant next door to the hotel with a great Sunday lunch- southern style meats and veggies.
We will try Hyatt Place again on our next trip.