We stayed on a Friday night for a birthday celebration. The location is perfect for what we wanted to do--walk to Dean and Delucca's Wine Room for a lovely lunch, go a few steps for an early afternoon movie, wander into the many upscale stores, have a drink at the Palm, go back to the hotel to dress for a meal at the Upstream. All of these locations are on one pleasantly walkable street--along with P.F. Chang's and Wolfgang Puck. A French bistro (can't remember the name) is right behind the hotel--again a few steps away.
The hotel itself is much more upscale than a Hampton Inn; in fact, it's more upscale than many Hiltons. Our room (standard) was quite large and furnished much more nicely than the usual Hilton hotel. There was even a jet tub with a mirrored wall located in its own alcove. The bathroom was nice with a TV in the mirror over the vanity.
The lobby is beautiful and luxuriously appointed, and the people in reception are friendly and accommodating. The exterior of the hotel is quite imposing at the end of the street.
So why as I giving this hotel a 4 instead of a 5? 1) The bath amenities (soap, lotion, etc.) are very basic--the same ones used in an ordinary HI off an interstate. 2) The toweling is also very basic--small and thin. 3) No glassware at all--only paper cups. 4) The nightly rate (even weekend) is high, which is understandable given the location and the physical accommodations of the hotel; however, the low quality of the bath amenities, toweling, and lack of glassware do detract from an otherwise excellent hotel experience. It almost seems as though the owners can't decide if this is a Hilton (a nice one!) or a Hampton Inn.
Would we stay here again? Yes--the overall experience at this beautiful hotel outweighs the the downside.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the premiere area of SouthPark, our 124 room hotel stands as the focal point of a beautiful European style boutique village. Blending contemporary tones with classic elegance and southern hospitality, we strive to make your stay a truly exceptional experience. Our venue is committed to serving you and your guests in every way possible, a level of customer service that we refer to as our SouthPark Tradition of Excellence. This level of service and personableness is unmatched, and defines who we are as a hotel. Whether you are looking at reception space for your big day, or a comfortable and relaxing environment for your visit to Charlotte, our hotel can accommodate your every need. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Charlotte - South Park Hotel Charlotte
- Hampton Inn South Park
- Charlotte Hampton Inn