Stayed here at the Marriott uptown for 2 evenings.
The rooms themselves were a typical room, the kingsize bed we had was very comfortable with a duvet coverlet on it which was quite warm. The room was cool though during our stay. We ended up cranking the heat up to 74 in the room and it took a considerable number of hours to start to get warm. Eventually it did. The bath was updated, granite countertop with open style new current vanity. Had a curved shower curtain rod and iron bath tub. Lighting was good for the ladies to do their hair and makeup without any trouble. The TV was an HD LCD style and had Direct TV service so lots of channels to select from.
As any big central city hotel, you don't get anything for free anymore though - no free breakfast unless you are on one of the concierge floors (17 or 18), no free parking and no free internet. The last one got to me; charging $9.95 per day for internet service? Come on; at the cost of the rooms you can't afford to throw in internet? The hotel is a typical high-rise; no problem with that but the parking is under the hotel and very confined turning if you are one that is afraid of parking and driving close; better choose the valet parking! It will run you $12 a day per car too. The 2nd night we were there the hotel was sold out and they only permitted 1 car per room so if you have more than one they shuttle the car off to a remote location but still charge for parking.
We actually did stay on the concierge floor so did get to visit the lounge on the 18th floor for a drink and small snack in the evening and a nice breakfast in the morning. This was very nice; again no free alcoholic beverages but they do have a full service bar and the wine options were some very good wineries in my humble opinion.
We did not try the restaurants within the hotel, but there is a sports bar and a regular restaurant for your use if you wish. We did try the business center which is free to use and you can use one of their PCs there which are hooked up to a printer for your free internet use if you don’t like paying the daily charge. I used it for maps and restaurant suggestions. We did not use any of the other services offered; but each time we went by the front desk, they had some type of little snack out there on the counters – either chocolates, cakes, etc. for you to participate in if you wish while waiting or just passing by. Nice little touch.
Overall an enjoyable stay; and typical adders to your bill as with any downtown hotel, so don’t be surprised.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bringing new polish to a building filled with history and character, Charlotte Marriott(R) City Center is breaking the mold of hotel design with a residential-style aesthetic. Our Charlotte, NC, hotel's reinvented style draws the Charlotte community into dynamic, tech-enabled public spaces perfect for connectivity and integration. Our fresh, open-design approach to the traditional hotel lobby features a coffee social hub with locally sourced coffee, unique retail and limited-edition food selections. Stoke, a community-inspired dining experience with an immersive kitchen, places guests in the center of the action. We've tailored our guest room designs with inventive solutions, and our new fitness concept goes beyond the ordinary with more than 600 on-demand workouts and state-of-the-art equipment. Foster collaboration and harness the ingenuity of your group in 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including our new Event Hub with high-end technology enhancements. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Charlotte Marriott City Hotel Charlotte
- Marriott Charlotte