Booked two rooms less than a week before we stayed there -- the night before the Panthers-Redskins football game. Glad the hotel had rooms available, we did not get a great deal on the room rates, but at the last minute I'm not complaining. Rooms were quite clean, not too large, a comfortable bed. One room had a king, the other room had two doubles-the rooms were across the hall from each other, not next door as was indicated, but not a problem for us. Staff was uniformly helpful and friendly. The hotel housed a lot of football fans that night and the staff seemed at ease handling their requests.
It's an easy 5-10 minute walk to Bank of America stadium. It was great to wake up, have breakfast and walk over to the game. If you're heading to Charlotte for a football game, a downtown hotel is the way to go (downtown is called Uptown in Charlotte).
We checked out of the hotel before the game and when it was over, we walked back to the hotel garage, hopped in the car, drove out of the garage and we were on the interstate in about 5 minutes. When I think of the gridlock that defines leaving FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., this was a breeze.
The problems--the sink dripped and you could hear it in the bedroom, but placing a wash cloth in the sink muffled the noise. There was no hot water for a shower around 8 a.m. that Sunday morning, lukewarm at best. We did not call maintenance, as we were meeting friends for breakfast, and knew there would be time for a shower when we got back. The front desk did say we should have called and let them know-- the room was on the 10th floor by the way. The teen-agers in the other room said they had plenty of hot water in the morning. TV reception was fine after the first 30 seconds--lots of blinking at first. And no towel racks-just a few inadequate hooks. Aside from the lack of hot water Sunday morning, all else was no big deal.
$18 for parking wasn't great, but I was prepared for it from earlier TA reviews, and the $10 internet access fee seems nit-picking in this day and age.
We took the train (light rail) to dinner Saturday night, the track is at the back of the hotel.
The best of all -- walking over to the Westin Hotel (2 blocks away) on Saturday night, the Redskins were staying there, and getting autographs and photos of Chris Cooley and Santana Moss. Priceless.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax at the Hilton Charlotte Center City hotel and enjoy our downtown location. Our Charlotte hotel is situated in the heart of the city across from the Charlotte Convention Center, within walking distance to restaurants, entertainment, and museums. Travel to the hotel from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in just 15 minutes. Maintain fitness regimens at the local YMCA Health Club featuring the latest cardiovascular equipment, exercise classes and an Olympic-sized lap pool. Wind down in the hotel at the Coastal Bar, enjoying the atmospheric lighting and innovative cocktails. Dine in the Coastal Kitchen restaurant serving American classics with a new Southern twist. Retire to a contemporary Guest room featuring the latest multimedia technology on the 42-inch plasma TV. Get down to business at the work desk with an ergonomic chair or simply relax on the comfortable bed. Choose an executive room or suite for more space, great views of the city, and Executive Lounge privileges including a complimentary breakfast and drinks and snacks in the evenings. ... more less
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