We spent two delightful nights here in October 2012. The hotel seemed brand new. We loved that there were a number of interesting restaurants in Ayrsley within two very safely walkable blocks from the hotel. The buffet breakfasts provided in the hotel were wonderful; we really didn't use much of the full kitchen in our one-bedroom suite except for the refrigerator. Our suite was clean and lovely; the king bed, along with the hotel's excellent sound-proofing, made for very comfortable and quiet nights' sleeps. The front desk staff were always friendly, and the one glitch we encountered (a flashing voice-mail light on the phones that wouldn't stop flashing after the voice-mail was cleared) was handled quickly and efficiently by maintenance. In our free time, we enjoyed exploring the beautiful McDowell Nature Preserve on the shores of Lake Wylie just a short drive away. (Note that while this hotel is near the airport, it does not have an airport shuttle, but since we had a rental car, that didn't matter to us). The Homewood Suites Charlotte/Ayrsley turned out to be a perfect choice for us and we will definitely stay here again.