Charlotte, NC
North Carolina
By Mark Hendricks

During the American Revolution, General Cornwallis referred to Charlotte, North Carolina as a “hornet’s nest of rebellion” after he was driven out of the city.  While the impression the city and its residents had on the British commanding officer may have been a negative one, today, Charlotte, North Carolina is a definite must see for any traveler in search of fun times south of the Mason/Dixon line.

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Once in Charlotte, there is a plethora of fun and exciting activities to do.  Perhaps none is more exciting than EpiCenter.  EpiCenter is heaven for any person seeking a seemingly never ending array of shops, restaurants, bars, and night clubs.  Located uptown, just a few blocks from the business district, EpiCenter is a social hub nestled inside a surrounding wall of skyscrapers.  An outdoor pavilion serves as the center core of EpiCenter and offers patrons a beautiful view of the Charlotte skyline.  As with most things in Charlotte, EpiCenter is easily accessible by rail, and the LYNX blue line has a stop at EpiCenter.

Charlotte is also home to several museums, though be careful, a few of them are not your everyday, run-of-the-mill museums.  The NASCAR Hall of Fame, Discovery Place, and US National Whitewater Center are anything but ordinary.  Both the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Discovery Place are stocked full of fun and interactive games for the whole family.  You can see the history of the sport of car racing and even sit inside actual cars driven in the past in the NASCAR museum.  In Discovery Place, you can conduct experiments by crushing trash cans or exploding fireworks, all in the name of science of course.  WhatsCheaper.com recommends visiting the US National Whitewater Center.  There you can try kayaking or rafting down the scenic Catawba river, or if you want to stay dry, mountain biking or hiking along the trails that spread throughout the park.

After braving the rapids, you’ll definitely have an appetite, and why not chow down on some southern soul food like deep fried pickles?  WhatsCheaper.com recommends trying this southern specialty, and they are served all throughout the city in just about any local restaurant.  If you want something that you are more accustomed to, then you’ll have a wide variety of options as well, as Charlotte’s food scene leaves little to be desired.  There are ethnic food restaurants serving foreign food, grill-themed restaurants serving barbeque, and just about everything in between.

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MUST SEE IN Charlotte, NC LIST:

  • 1. US National Whitewater Center
  • 2. Discovery Place
  • 3. Mint Museum Uptown
  • 4. NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • 5. Charlotte Convention Center
  • 6. UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
  • 7. Charlotte Museum of History
  • 8. Dana Rader Golf School
  • 9. Levine Museum of the New South
  • 10. Billy Graham Library

Charlotte, NC EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Saint Patrick's Day Parade - March
  • 2. Springfest - April
  • 3. Loch Norman Highland Games
  • 4. Cityfest Live - May
  • 5. WorldFeast - June
  • 6. Fastgrass Bluegrass Festival - August
  • 7. Carolina Renaissance Festival - October
  • 8. Latin American Festival - October
  • 9. Harvest Day - November
  • 10. First Night Charlotte - December

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Home2 Suites By Hilton Charlotte
6025 Tyvola Glen Circle, Charlotte, NC
By Susan Alpert

Home2 Suites By Hilton Charlotte I-77 South, NC is the ideal accommodation for visitors to Charlotte’s sporting events and blockbuster concerts, business travellers, and those craving to chill out for short or extended stays in modern and spacious surroundings. The hotel is just seven miles on I-77 to the airport.  It is only one mile to the Lynx Light Rail, which offers easy access to Bank of America Stadium, Time Warner Cable Arena, NASCAR Hall of Fame and a range of businesses in one of the USA’s fastest growing metropolitan areas.

Home2 Suites By Hilton Charlotte offers a total of 89 studio and one-bedroom suites, including handicap assessable, non-smoking, and smoking accommodations. All suites contain movable furniture for flexibility of work and relaxation, plenty of storage, living area with queen size sofa bed, 42 inch flat screen HDTV, IPod and MP3 docking capability, and complimentary high-speed wireless internet.  The beds are king-size with microfiber sheets. Each suite has a fully accessorized kitchen, which includes a full-size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, sink, microwavable cookware, coffeemaker, toaster, dishes and flatware. Induction burner cook tops are available upon request from the Lobby where you can also ask the courteous staff for any assistance to ensure you enjoy your stay at Home2 Suites By Hilton Charlotte.

Home2 Suites By Hilton Charlotte’s many amenities include complimentary continental breakfast, indoor saline pool, fitness room, business center, audio/visual equipment rental, laundry center, walking trail, and grills located on the outdoor patio. As your home away from home, pets are welcomed. When planning your next business meeting look no further for a venue than the 700 square foot meeting room, which can accommodate up to 35 guests.

Should your destination be Charlotte, NC, Home2 Suites By Hilton Charlotte is a truly fantastic accommodation, book cheap and easy through WhatsCheaper.com (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC
By Dana Adkins

Soak up the splendor of Charlotte, NC by booking a stay at the Ballantyne in the middle of all the culture this eclectic city has to offer.  Less than thirty minutes from various museums, shopping, cinemas and restaurants, the Ballantyne has an array of options nearby for everyone to enjoy.  With a shuttle and limousine service to assist in travel, guests are able to access these attractions with ease.  

To serve the comfort of each guest, the Ballantyne in Charlotte offers a variety of rooms from which to pick, that range from different views overlooking the golf course to a cottage that houses 4 rooms and 4 baths for an ultimate home style feel with all the luxury the Ballantyne has come to be known for.  Each room extends amenities such as all are smoke free, each contain a 37 inch flat screen TV, Luxury Pillow-Top Palatial Beds and each guests’ choice of foam or feather pillows.  Internet access is also available in all rooms.  Bathrooms are equipped with hair dryers, make-up/shaving mirrors and bathrobes for all the convenience needed to start or end your day on a pleasant note.  

Offered on the grounds of the hotel, is an assortment of features varying from golf, to beauty to cuisine.  The Golf Club at Ballantyne is an 18 hole course, home to professional golf tournaments, with a golf pro shop for all the needs required before stepping foot onto the course. If looking for a relaxing outing, visit the Spa at Ballantyne for a message treatment, a break in the sauna or steamroom, or visit the salon for a manicure and pedicure.  

After finishing your stay at the Ballantyne, head to the check out counter at 12 p.m.  Now all that’s left to do is click on the link through WhatsCheaper.com (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php), and book your next trip to beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina!

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Embassy Suites Charlotte - Concord/Golf Resort & Spa
5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW, Concord, NC
By Jessie Frary

Nestled closely between Concord Mills Mall and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord/Golf Resort and Spa is the perfect place to stay and has something to offer for the whole family. The area is home to NASCAR and fans travel from all over to watch an exciting race, visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame, explore the Hendrix Motorsports Museum, or to have fun at the Carowinds Amusement Park. Another fun outing would be shopping at the Concord Mills Mall, or spending the day in historic downtown Concord, which features museums, art galleries, fine dining, and all kinds of shops and boutiques.

If you are landing at the Charlotte/Douglas Airport, it’s a short 20-minute drive to the Embassy Suites. You have the options of a car rental, bus, limousine, or a taxi to get you to your final destination. For those landing at the Concord Regional Airport, the hotel is less than 10 minutes away, and you have the choice of a catching a shuttle, taxi, limousine, or a bus.

Once you’ve arrived, get ready to settle into a spacious suite featuring a separate living room with a sofa bed. Enjoy high-speed Wi-Fi, a premium coffee brewer, a docking station with Bluetooth, and access to a refreshment center that is filled with soft drinks, fresh fruit, specialty coffees and other snacks. There is a TV in each room, an armchair, a well-lit worktable, a wet bar, refrigerator, a coffee maker, and a microwave.

When the day is almost over, grab a bite to eat at the Rocky River Grille, which serves American classics, and follow up by grabbing cocktails with friends at the Rocky River Lounge, or at the complimentary Evening Reception. In the morning, grab a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, or if you are on the run, feel free to pick up something quick at the Caffeinas Coffee Marketplace.

Catch an exciting round of golf on the Rocky River golf course created for all levels of golfers by the renowned Dan Maples. Follow up by relaxing and rejuvenating at the Spa Botanica at the Embassy Suites by getting a manicure, pedicure, or facial before getting a restoring massage. Treat yourself and a loved one with a Couples Bliss candlelit massage for two.

Check in is at 4 p.m. and check out is at 12 p.m. Let WhatsCheaper.com help you plan the perfect getaway. Get started now (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php)!

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Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre
210 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
By D. Gregory Perrin

The Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the Epicentre is just the right hotel for you while in the city. The hotel is only 15 minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and vacationers can get their easily via taxi. Rooms at the hotel are ready for guests to check in at 3 p.m. or after.  WhatsCheaper.com reminds you to make sure to sign up for Starwood Hotel group’s Starpoints program in order to earn points towards a free stay once you have earned enough.

The rooms of the hotel come in various sizes to accommodate different sized groups. If vacationers have an infant, they can request a crib for their room. There is a 42 inch flat screen television in each room with cable access. Each room comes equipped with high speed Wi-Fi service at no charge. Other features include a mini refrigerator, iron with ironing board, hairdryer and more.

There is a fitness center that is available for all guests that includes both cardiovascular equipment and free weights. This facility is open 24 hours for your convenience.  Vacationers can relax in the indoor pool which is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.  The hotel has the w xyz(SM) bar that guests can frequent after 5 p.m. to grab a drink after a long day. Guests that want to enjoy something to eat can go to the re:fuel by Aloft(SM). And lastly, business travelers can use the Aloft for a meeting facility. The hotel has 3 meeting rooms with a 50 inch plasma TV for presentations,

In the morning, guests can wake up late as check-out is not until 12 p.m.  WhatsCheaper.com knows you will just love your stay at the Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre. We invite you to click this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to access our hotel finder so start your search for great pricing.

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Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte
315 East Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, NC
By Tekisha Slack

Looking for a convenient location and great accommodations on your next trip to Charlotte? Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte is the perfect choice. The hotel is conveniently located just six miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and minutes away from uptown Charlotte.

Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte hotel features 55 two-room suites and 77 traditional king guest rooms. Each modern guestroom contains fully automatic refreshment bars, 32 inch flat-screen LCD TV’s and fiber-optic core and high-speed internet connectivity. Many standard room amenities like: hairdryer, coffee maker, iron and board and bath amenities are also available at this hotel. As part of the Sheraton’s focus on Simple Pleasures(SM), this hotel has smoke-free guest rooms, giving you one less thing to worry about when you travel. Check-in times are at 3:00 PM and check-out times are at 12:00 PM

Stay as fit or relaxed as you like with your choice of activities around the hotel. Swim laps in the outdoor pool or keep fit with a thorough workout in the 24-hour onsite Fitness Center. Business travelers will appreciate the free Wi-Fi and onsite business center.

Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte is conveniently located in an area alive with a myriad of entertainment possibilities. The hotel is just minutes away from uptown Charlotte, South Park, Bank of America Stadium, Time Warner Cable Arena, Discovery Place, Paramount's Carowinds, and Lowe's Motor Speedway. After a day of sightseeing and business meetings you will need to refuel. The new LYNX Light Rail will connect you to all the excitement of Uptown and the city's best restaurants in just a matter of moments, or travel in the opposite direction to Pineville.

All of the charms of Charlotte are waiting for you. WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your accommodations at the conveniently located Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte today Just click on the link to get started (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte
895 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
By Rose Overbey

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte is the perfect place to stay while visiting the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. It is located downtown, but within an easy distance from the airport, and moments from major interstates in the area. Guests will enjoy the variety of accommodations the DoubleTree offers and the plethora of services and amenities.

Charlotte is known for its southern hospitality and the DoubleTree does its part to live up to offering guests a warm welcome. Business and pleasure travelers alike will enjoy the customer service at the full-service hotel.

If you're traveling on business, you won't miss a beat upon arriving at the DoubleTree. The rooms come equipped with a large work desk, dual-line telephones and access to the business center. The business center is open 24 hours a day, and includes a fax, printing services, express mail, and photo copy services. The DoubleTree also has meeting space should you need to conduct business in person on your trip.

If you're traveling for pleasure, or want to sneak in some pleasure while getting work done, you'll find no shortage of amenities meant for you to enjoy. The DoubleTree features an outdoor pool, with seating around it. There is also an onsite fitness center for those who enjoy working up a sweat. The fitness center features 24 hour access.

Should you want to grab a bite inside the hotel, you can either call in room service, or head to Orchard's Restaurant. This casual restaurant is open from breakfast through dinner.

There is also a complimentary city trolley that stops in front of the hotel on a regular basis to take you to the sites down town. The Doubletree's prime location down town affords you the ability to really explore and enjoy the area! The DoubleTree staff will be happy to assist you in planning your adventures in the area.

After a long day you'll be welcomed back to your room, which has been decorated to have a residential feel. The cozy Sweet Dreams bed will beckon you to sink into it, as you flip through a variety of the On Demand channels on TV. Should you need a cup of coffee in the room, you can make your own with the complimentary coffee maker and coffee provided.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte is a great place to stay during your visit to Charlotte. WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends booking your hotel room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte. You can do so by following this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Westin Charlotte
601 South College Street, Charlotte, NC
By Kristen A. Grose

The Westin Charlotte is an ideal accommodation choice for both business and leisure travelers.  The hotel is in the heart of Uptown, located next to the Convention Center and near the Bank of America Stadium, and offers superior amenities and onsite features guaranteed to compliment your stay.  Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina, and after New York City is the second largest banking center in the United States.  Charlotte is an appealing destination for many many reasons - explore it for yourself!

The Westin's central location ensures its ease of accessibility.  The Charolotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) is less than a 15 minute drive away.  Alternatively, both the AMTRAK and Greyhound stations are situated only 1 mile from the property. Getting around town is also easier than ever with both a trolley bus service and a light-rail.

The hotel offers a number of room layouts to accommodate your budget and space requirements.  All rooms are outfitted with Westin's signature features; The Heavenly Bed, The Heavenly Bath/Shower, and on request a Heavenly Crib for the little one.   Grand Deluxe and Superior rooms are on higher floors and give guests premium views of the cityscape.  Additionally, Executive Suites are available for families or simply those looking for additional space.  Whether you choose a Standard Room or a Presidential Suite, WhatsCheaper.com assures that your stay will be everything but "standard".  

There are a number of onsite features available to guests at the Westin.  Enjoy the indoor heated pool, sundeck, and state of the art fitness center.  Or, treat yourself to a massage or rejuvenating body treatment at the Westin's Wellness Center.  Enjoy upscale dining onsite at the Ember Grille or a casual drink at Bar 10.  The Lobby Bar can also help quench your thirst or offer a lighter fare meal. Business travelers will appreciate the piece of mind knowing that there is a business center onsite, which is well equipped with copying, printing, and faxing services.  Leisure travelers can take advantage of the Concierge Desk that can assist with planning city excursions and visits to local attractions. All guests will be glad they can stay connected with the complimentary wireless high-speed internet.   

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Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel
3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, NC
By Jaclyn Bealer

Learn the meaning of true southern hospitality when you stay at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel. Located only two miles from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the hotel takes the stress out of traveling by offering a free and scheduled shuttle service to and from the terminals. If you’re driving into town, Interstates 85, 77, and 485 are also nearby for a simple commute to the hotel. WhatsCheaper.com knows that whether you’re in town on business or with your family, you’ll enjoy the hotel’s convenient location to downtown Charlotte. Check-in is at 3:00 p.m.

When you walk into the newly refurbished lobby, WhatsCheaper.com knows that you’ll notice the multi-million dollar difference. In addition to the reception area, the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel has updated all of their guest rooms to provide the ultimate experience in luxury and comfort. Guests can choose between a king bed or two double beds, both come with the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ bed as well as a pillow-top mattress. Looking for more amenities? Upgrade to the Sheraton Club and you’ll not only have a room on one of the preferred floors, but you’ll also have access to the Club Lounge, a private space where you can enjoy complimentary beverages, breakfast, and early evening hors d’oeuvres. All rooms are completely smoke-free and come with 32" flat panel TV, large work space, and wireless high speed Internet access for a daily fee.

In addition to the revamped guest rooms, the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel has transformed the common areas, including the new fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, as well as the meeting spaces. Be sure to check out the hotel’s new and improved eateries: Oscar’s Restaurant for elegant American dining and the Atrium Lounge for a relaxed bar atmosphere.

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Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown
508 East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Charlotte, NC
By Jessica Howell

If you were drawn to Charlotte because of the lively entertainment, delicious restaurants, and exciting attractions, then WhatsCheaper.com insists that you stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown hotel.  With attractions such as the Charlotte Convention Center, Blumenthal performing Arts Center, and Discovery Place all within a 10 block radius or less from the hotel, guests staying at the Hilton Garden are smack-dab in the middle of everything Charlotte has to offer.  WhatsCheaper.com encourages you to book your stay at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Guests arriving at the Hilton Garden Inn can begin checking into their room at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon on the day of your departure.  When you are not busy exploring the dozens of attractions around Charlotte, you will reveal in the comfort and convenience the Hilton Inn has to offer.  After a long day gallivanting around Charlotte, guests will fall into a deep, peaceful sleep nestled beneath cozy duvet covers complete with non-allergenic feather pillows.  

If you like to unwind before bed time, tune into your favorite TV program on a 32-inch HDTV.   With a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker, you can even make yourself a snack to curb those late night cravings.  

If you are visiting Charlotte on business, you will also benefit from the complimentary wired and wireless internet access available in every room.  Other business friendly amenities include oversized work desk with ergonomic Mirra chair, desk level outlets, 2 phones with voicemail, speaker phone capability, and data ports, and secure in-room printing to the business center.

Being away from home shouldn’t mean having to sacrifice comfort and convenience, and at the Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown you never have to!  WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your stat the Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown today.  Click on the following link to book your room today:  (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).  

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Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 Jim Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC
By Jessica Howell

Welcome to the Hilton Charlotte University Place hotel where exciting attractions meet elegant accommodations.  With attractions like the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, and The University of North Caroline at Charlotte within a 5 mile radius of the hotel, guests are only a short walk away from all the excitement Charlotte has to offer.  In addition, there are dozens of delicious restaurants, fabulous shopping, and lively entertainment venues in the surrounding area.   WhatsCheaper.com recommends this gorgeous lakefront hotel for anyone traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Guests can begin checking into the Hilton at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon.  The Hilton University Place boasts 393 luxurious guest rooms and over 20,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate guests of all walks of life.  Whether you are in town visiting the university, sight seeing, or on an important business trip, you will revel in the comfort of the luxurious rooms at the Hilton.  WhatsCheaper.com promises that the Hilton Serenity Bed will provide you with one of the best nights’ sleep you have ever had.  Wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a peaceful night nestled under a cozy duvet cover, crisp sheets, with your head atop a plush pillow.  

Guests can also expect the best entertainment related amenities in their rooms as well.  Tune into your favorite TV program or movie with premium cable channels, standard networks, and pay-per-view and on-demand movies.  There is also a work desk with adjustable lamp, complimentary remote printing, two telephones with voicemail, and high speed internet access for those workaholics visiting Charlotte.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte-North/Univ Research Park
8340 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
By Richard Twaddell

A beautiful hotel situated amid a peaceful, park-like setting. Being neighbors with the University of North Carolina puts the hotel only a few miles away from the downtown Charlotte's skyscrapers and museums (including the new NASCAR Hall of Fame). No need to hurry as check-in is 3 p.m. If you happen to arrive early, there is a luggage holding service so that you may begin to enjoy your visit in Charlotte immediately.

The suites in this hotel leave you with the feeling of living in your home. There are one or two bedroom suites available depending on the size of your party. The suites have a full kitchen including a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave and more. One bedroom suites come with either one king or two double beds, and two bedroom suites come with both one king and two double beds. If you have a large party, the hotel has some suites available with four double beds. Also, cribs are available for any guests traveling with an infant.

The hotel has its own fitness center for guests who would like to maintain their normal workout while on the road. There is also a pool to relax or swim in after a long day. If you have clothes that need washed, the hotel has a coin laundry service. Business travelers can use the business center that comes equipped with services such as faxing, printing, copying just to name a few. If you are traveling with a pet, the hotel is open to animals but a fee applies.

Enjoy your home away from home at Homewood Suites while in Charlotte. Click on the following link and book your stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton, Charlotte today with WhatsCheaper.com (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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