Came to Charlotte to visit family over Thanksgiving, but was over staying at relatives homes, so got a room at the Westin Uptown to make a fun trip out of it. The common spaces are absolutely gorgeous (if modern minimalist is your style). Awesome building (not yet 10 years old), within easy walking distance to most of uptown, and the Lynx rail system goes through the convention center attached to the hotel. Two drawbacks- $18 per day to SELF-PARK- Huge turnoff (I grew up in Charlotte, and while it has grown, NY it ain't, so this parking fee as a paying guest seemed outrageous). Second, while the bathroom was very nice, with a huge square-foot rain shower head, the tub was a cramped porcelain model that looked like it was taken out of an 80's home bathroom (but great toiletries). What made up for this was the service. The gent who checked us in (name escapes) was great and very friendly, but the person who stood out was the girl working the front desk the day we checked out (Thanksgiving Day), named Sheena. Although it was only her second or third week working, she was knowledgeable, very friendly, and did everything to make us feel welcome. I came down looking for a newspaper (as it would have all of the Black Friday circulars and info about the parade) and delivery was running late. I went back to my room, and in the meantime it was delivered, and she put a copy aside for me in her desk as she knew all the copies would be taken by the time I got down (which they were-another small drawback-even the Hampton Inn delivers papers to their guest's rooms). She was pleasantly effusive in wishing us a Happy Thanksgiving, while I personally would have been in a funk had I had to work that day. Her cheerfulness made up for these minor drawbacks, enough so that I will consider the Westin again (alongside some boutique hotels) while planning my next trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the uptown financial district of North Carolina's most exciting city, The Westin Charlotte is just a short trolley-ride away from popular dining and entertainment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Charlotte Hotel Charlotte
- Charlotte Westin