We decided to vacation in Charlotte and stayed at this hotel after getting an incredibly magnificent deal with name your own price at priceline.com. The seven nights we stayed, was $40/night. These rooms typically go for anywhere from $119-$219 per night. Talk about a deal!
The day we arrived we got there early and the staff did everything they could to get us into a room earlier than check in. They also moved our room to one with a little more space. While we waited, the front desk personnel spoke with us, and told us about some great things to do in Charlotte. The staff was incredibly delightful.
We got our room and it was nice. There were a few maintenance issues, the sink needed to be cleaned, and there was some dust on the windows, but that wasnt the end of the world. We had to ask for a crib several times before we got it, and we got a play yard instead, which looked like it had been used for a looong time. I dont know why I was expecting a REAl crib, but we didnt use the play yard. The king size bed was comfy, and one night we had both of our children sleep in it with us.
The second day our room wasnt serviced. That was probably the only thing that was a slight disappointment. However, the front desk gave us complimentary tickets for breakfast in the hotel- which was delicious. Our room was cleaned every day afterward. The buffet in the hotel is usually $11.95pp. Since we stayed so long, we bough milk, cereal, cold cuts, etc for the room so we didnt have to eat out much, although we did anyway. The rooms have a microwave, a wet bar, and a refrigerator. The fridge is bigger than the average dorm room fridge.
The hotel is very attractive, and the pool and hot tub were nice. On two nights we ran into loud groups of teens/young adults- and we're only 26, so we're not old enough to be annoyed by kids, but these kids (maybe early 20's) were loud, drinking, and kept jumping in the pool and hot tub. We immediately turned around because we had children with us. These kids were there for a cutco event. Very immature. Other than that, they stay was great. Apparently on Sunday nights there is lots of vacancies. We felt as if we were the only ones there.
There is an old security guard who walks around at night, which freaked my husband out a little, lol. The location is hidden away, yet is close to everything. We did have to drive 4 hours to the beach.. so if you're going to the beach, Id say stay closer to Myrtle or Wilmington. Wilmington was wonderful. The hotel is 20 minutes away from downtown. It is close to probably every single fast food chain you could imagine.
Be careful when leaving the airport. We had to get gas on the way to catch our flight home and the first town after the airport is what we call the 'hood'. And we're from the Bronx, so we can say that. Im not sure of the name of the town, but it was shocking to see it was there after the rest of Charlotte was so nice. It had the highest gas prices we've seen and lets just say I locked the doors when my husband got out to get gas. He didnt even go inside to get the receipt.
Luckily all was well and we left Charlotte wanting to go back. We are thinking of buying a house there. We didnt go out at night, due to not having a baby sitter, but there is a place called the epicenter which seemed pretty live. The hotel was a nice place to turn in after a long day.
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