5 star hotels in Lake Wylie, SC

1. The Esquire Hotel Downtown Gastonia, Ascend Hotel Collection (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

On a main street lined with businesses and eateries, this relaxed hotel in a 1918 building is 2 miles from the Schiele Museum of Natural History and 6 miles from Crowders Mountain State Park. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is 16 miles away.Warmly decorated rooms feature Wi-Fi, TVs and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add sofabeds.There’s an airy, old-world restaurant serving locally sourced Southern cuisine. Other amenities include a rooftop bar and meeting space. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators
  • 8 min walk to Highland Rail Trail Trailhead
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the airy restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Courtney Moore

Beautiful hotel with a rich history from its previous history as a bank All of the decor and restoration of the building plays homage to its previous life Our bed was cushy and easy to fall asleep in

The bathroom was beautiful, serene, and there was no concern about it being unclean The receptionist made sure we had clearly explained access to the wifi password, meal times and locations, and rooftop access; she also made lovely restaurant recommendations! I went with a friend who had some physical disabilities and they accommodated her very well and we had easy access to handicapped accessible parking close to the front of the building

Greg Vaughn

Wonderful hotel right in downtown Gastonia Not too far from the intersecting highways and a small drive to Charlotte Douglas airport You own it to yourself to check out this remodeled bank! It maintains some of it originality while being comfortable and cozy

If you get the chance to be on the roof at sunrise or sunset it makes the stay worth it! Simple, quaint rooms with all the basic amenities Barrister’s on the main floor has a great burger and the breakfast in the lower floor is delicious

Katelyn Budke

My husband and I got married at Separk Mansion in May 2022 and reserved room blocks at the Esquire Hotel for ourselves and out of town guests We had the most amazing experience – Cody, Sarah, and the entire staff were all very welcoming, accommodating, and on top of everything From handing out 50 welcome bags to guests at check in to arranging a perfect rehearsal dinner and making sure our bridal party had everything we needed while we got ready in the bridal suite, I couldn’t recommend this hotel enough

2. Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Ayrsley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 485, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 4 miles from Carowinds seasonal amusement park and 6 miles from tours of the Billy Graham Library.The low-key studios and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes, microwaves and minifridges. All have living areas with pull-out sofas. Upgraded quarters add Keurig coffeemakers and wet bars, and room service is offered.Breakfast, parking and evening socials are complimentary. There’s also an informal restaurant, a 24-hour convenience store and an airy bar. Additional amenities include an indoor pool, a gym and bike storage. Coin-operated laundry facilities are on-site.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 7 min drive to Carowinds
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the informal restaurant
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 38 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • Guests praised the airy bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Ashley Sherrill

I was very impressed with our stay Breakfast was amazing

staff was overall amazing Beds was comfy!!! Some of the best sleep I’ve had in a long long time Breakfast staff was amazing friendly The only issue we had with our stay was on our 1st night around 230am someone decided to turn it up and nothing was doneThe pool bathroom needs some TLC It’s rusted more than tow-mator

Krystal Brown

I loved this hotel! It was super clean and the staff was friendly and helpful The hotel was so beautiful! It even had a fire pit downstairs They offered a complimentary breakfast as well

Parking was annoying because it was packed and hard to find a park Also, there was no smoking rooms Aside from that, this hotel was amazing and a good price I will definitely be staying again!!

Noah Chauvin

Stayed here for a 3 night stay The Hotel was amazing! The location was great, there were great restaurants within the Ayrsley town area that are a few minutes from the hotel that were delicious The room and hotel was very modern and clean

We also had a great breakfast everyday at the hotel restaurant The staff were very welcoming and helpful The hotel was close to a lot of attractions in Charlotte, NC Definitely will stay here again in the future

3. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Mill, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-77, this informal budget hotel is 4 miles from the Knights Stadium and 6 miles from Carowinds amusement park.Straightforward, modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add sofabeds.A free continental breakfast buffet is served in a colorful dining room. There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center and a coin-operated laundry. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 11 min drive to Lake Haigler
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned showers 15 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Daniel Loving

The room could deserve a little more detail oriented cleaning, we found candy wrappers hidden under the phone, and the shower had enough bodywash for only one person Other than that it was a great stay, staff was great! Very attentive to all our needs on every shift Pool was a little small, but just big enough to have a great time with our nieces and nephew

Linda Noga

All of the staff was friendly and Check-in was quick and easy staff friendly, although our keys did not work Breakfast the next day was good, a nice variety, good coffee, nice staff BUT The next day we come back and the key didn’t work again

And the TV didn’t work But because it was after 8 o’clock there was nobody on call we had to wait till the next day Next day in the morning the TV was fixed but I had to call again to remind That afternoon the keys didn’t work …again 3 days in a row They said the key won’t work if it’s rubbing against other cards, mine was in a dress pocket by itself The iron in the room didn’t work We were not told that housekeeping would not be coming to our room, you’d think we should get a break on the price or more points We were here 5 nights, every night I asked for decaffeinated coffee and twice I asked for toilet paper Lastly, I had to ask for towels to be refreshed Oh lastly don’t buy water, it’s $4 for a 12 oz bottle that’s $50 at Costco,

Nelson Barringer

Greetings,I first would like to acknowledge it took 3 days before I was able to reach a person at the font desk, either no answering or they simply hung up on me Next I would like for you to be aware of the customer service that’s given from your front desk representative, I was explaining with using your IHG app and your IHG website it was providing two different information as far as having it accessible room She chose to over talk me would not hear what I have to say I didn’t explain that booking

com is also showing accessible rooms just like your website but not on the app She told me that you are don’t have any rules which that is untrue because I was able to find two rooms available accessibly for my in-laws on tomorrow night stay I do have updated preferences however I am very exhausted from talking to the individual at the front desk and feel like I was miss treated and overheard As a customer service representative you should always be attentive to what the customer is saying and ensuring that you are not over talking so that they can properly explain their issue My issue was not resolved and I am uneasy about my in-laws staying the night over here I would like a call back from you that general manager with an apology and allowing me to express my sincerely concerns You will find that I am a platinum member and my business also provide us with discounts for staying at your hotels I know this is not something that I should go back and report to my job that your hotels are treating members as suchYours truly the mistreated customer

4. Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Steele Creek (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a commercial plaza off Interstate 485, this informal hotel is 9 miles from Carowinds amusement park and 12 miles from the U.S. National Whitewater Center.Relaxed rooms have Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add sofabeds and living rooms.Amenities include an outdoor pool and a gym, as well as a casual lobby restaurant/bar. There’s also a coin-operated laundry. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 11 min drive to Carowinds
  • 10 min drive to Charlotte Douglas
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “outlet stores” 13 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Randale Laxton

I cannot say enough positive things about this Courtyard hotelI’m a “Lifetime Diamond” member with Hilton and a Titanium member with Marriott so I travel A LOT!!I was in a jam recently and this hotel went above and beyond to take care of meAside from that, the hotel itself is fantastic!! It seems to be a newer location but is maintained meticulously

The room was spotless, the lobby was warm and inviting and the bed was one of the most comfortable I’ve slept in Did not get a chance to try the breakfast (I had a 6am flight) but if the rest of the hotel is an example I’m sure it would have been very good as wellIf you’re in the Charlotte area, you will not regret staying here!! I will definitely be back Absolutely THE BEST example of the Courtyard by Marriott brand I’ve ever seen!!

Jabarrus Jones

Whether business or leisure, this is where I stay whenever I’m in Charlotte Great hotel Great staff

Always clean and quiet They have all of the amenities Nice spacious lobby with contemporary design, modern updated rooms with mounted flat screens, gym, pool, 2 private meeting rooms off the lobby and conference rooms Centrally located across the street from the Charlotte Premium Outlets Within a mile of restaurants (fast food and dining), gas stations, and grocery stores Very nice area

Sedara Wood

Upon my initial arrival the woman that greeted us wasn’t very kind and told us we needed to come back later because no rooms were available at 1:30p We had plans so we left and came back later in the night The night desk clerk was nice and checked us in

When we arrived to the room, we noticed a slight smell but we were exhausted and fell asleep Waking up in the middle of the night due to discomfort, we then noticed that the room was not cleaned as there were ants, a large dead bug in the corner, and hair in the sheets The next day after we left, we requested new sheets, towels, and to handle the ants We were offered a new room, but told we had to come get new towels from the front as they didn’t have room service I’ve stayed in many Courtyard Marriotts and I’ve never not been brought towels upon request I hate that we were even charged for that disgusting night Our next room was actually clean The next morning we checked out and we were asked about our stay and the woman (the same white woman that initially greeted us) could have cared less and said, “oh sorry, have a good day” We had a good experience with the two Black desk clerks, but that was the only positive of this stay

5. Sonesta Charlotte Executive Park (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from I-77, this sophisticated hotel is 7 miles from both the Charlotte Convention Center and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Warm, modern rooms feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and sleek bathrooms with granite counters. Upgraded rooms add balconies, some with pool views.Parking and breakfast are available. Other amenities include a heated indoor/outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a patio with seating and a fire pit. There’s also a refined restaurant and bar with a lounge, as well as a gym, a sand volleyball court and 15,000 sq ft of event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min drive to the Billy Graham Library
  • Guests praised the beds but some disliked the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 26 times
  • Guests praised the pool views
  • Guests liked the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers


The food was GREAT however, I had to move rooms twice The first room had scratched and scrapped furniture with big chunks missing There was a noticeable hole cut in the ceiling of the shower with some weird panel situation

The walls had what looked like food and stains Just a yucky room The second room wasn’t AS BAD, but the shower is nasty with grime, rust, and parts of the rubber to keep the water in ripped up which is really a tripping hazard I will be returning to the front desk in hopes they will exchange the room and maybe the third time is a charm The beds are comfortable that’s so far the only pro I have for the room Again hopefully I will be able to exchange for a third time

Harpey Family

Great stay for our family of 4 and the dog Staff is amazing, they addressed problems we had immediately Special thank you to Taylor and Shelby for their patience and kindness

We enjoyed the pool and the gym We had a keurig coffee machine Unfortunately we couldn’t rely on the fridge as temperature was fluctuating too much and we had to throw away our food We will be back

Dajah Eubanks

This past weekend, myself and three of my good friends visited this location and began our stay for a girls weekend One of the friends from the group booked our room with the Sonesta Hotel and told us that she’d chosen a “nice” hotel Although there were in fact some “nice” aspects of our stay including the staff who were extremely friendly and the lobby which was huge and comfortable, there were also some not so nice aspects of it as well

Upon entering our hotel room, we found that there was mold on the ceiling in the bathroom Also, we’d purchased drinks at the gas station nearby and of course wanted to refrigerate them overnight However, we were hesitant as the mini fridge still had someone’s drink they’d purchased from McDonalds still sitting there We were quite skeptical of sleeping in the beds as we felt that the room hadn’t been properly cleaned When we notified the people at the front desk of this negligence, they were, again, super friendly and even offered to get us another room But, there were four of us who’d overpacked and it was too much of a hassle to move all of our belongings we’d just finished unpacking We had explained to the hotel staff that it was too much of an inconvenience for us to up and move somewhere else, which they were understanding of So, we just toughed in out in the current roomEven then, no one ever offered to give us a discount or at least compensate us a day for the lack of cleanliness Some other things I noticed about the building itself (specifically the outside) is that it doesn’t look as glamorous in person as it does in the pictures In fact, the building was in desperate need of a good pressure washing And, the chairs sitting outside of several of the rooms looked as though they hadn’t been sat in in ages Also, the temperature in our room remained on 65 the entire weekend we were there Yet, the the room felt like no air was circulating at all In fact, despite how potentially dangerous it can be, we actually had to prop our door open one night because it was so hot Overall the staff made the experience a comfortable one with their kindness, I wish I’d been assured that the room had been thoroughly cleaned, especially with us still being in the middle of a pandemic Also, I wish more effort was put into making the outside of the building look more welcoming

6. Carowinds Camp Wilderness

About this hotel

Next to Carowinds amusement park, this rustic, 55-acre resort is 13 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.Straightforward 1- and 2-bedroom log cabins offer kitchenettes, bunk beds, and separate living rooms with futons, plus free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and BBQs. An airy 4-bedroom lodge adds a wraparound porch and a stone fireplace, and sleeps up to 14 guests.Parking and a shuttle to the amusement park are complimentary. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, lawn games, and picnic and BBQ areas, plus discounted park tickets, a convenience store and a coin-operated laundry. An RV park and a campground are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 10 min walk to the Fury 325
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked “Public bathing”, mentioned 15 times in reviews
  • Guests mentioned “amusement parks” 25 times
  • Guests liked the pool

Feedback From Real Customers


My friend and I rented a log cabin for one night so that we can take our kids to Carowinds for 2 days The resort provided the park tickets along with shuttle service to and from the parks throughout our stay The staff were very helpful and friendly

The shuttle driver was also informative and friendly The cabin was super cute and all 7 of us slept well, 2 adults,1 kid and 4 teenagers We will definitely be returning here next year

Sarah Flatt

Loved our stay! They sell “length of stay” tickets to the park which are perfect! It allowed us to go to go back and forth every day to eat healthier foods and enjoy some down time when it was hot! There is a Tram that takes you from the campground to the entrance of the park and the people that work the desk and drive the Tram are so nice! Especially Mr Steve! He was our family favorite 🙂

Ash C

Love staying here! We are season pass holders but live an hour away Sometimes it’s nice to stay in the rv park because we can break up the day and take more rest breaks The shuttle is very convenient and the drivers are always nice

Sites are big and most are shaded Office staff is always friendly and easy to work with for date or site changes This is one of our favorite campgrounds I wish the laundry and pool stayed open later Haven’t been able to night swim here🥲

7. Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte/Ayrsley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 5-minute drive from Interstate 485, this contemporary hotel is 4.5 miles to Carowinds Amusement Park.Flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, microwaves, minifridges and free WiFi are offered in each room, as well as classic decor and custom-designed beds. Suites add pull-out sofas.There’s an unassuming bar and 24/7 convenience store, in addition to a cooked-to-order breakfast (fee) and American restaurant. Other amenities include a fitness center and indoor pool with a hot tub, plus 4 meeting rooms, a ballroom and business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to Carowinds
  • 15 min drive to Charlotte Douglas
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 23 times
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests liked the unassuming bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Whitney L

Very nice hotel, and I had a good stay The staff was friendly upon checking in and the room was clean Comfortable bed

Peaceful location The only reason I’m rating 4 stars is because the shower drain needs to be unclogged I hate when the water rises up in the tub while taking a shower Drains should be checked periodicallyOverall great hotel, and would stay again

Joshua Williams

The room SMELLED! It was a strong mildew odor I was told that the room would be freshened etc

still after that the room had the same odor The linens did not feel clean Kept feeling like the linens were moist… The pool was out of order The bar/restaurant was never open There are holes in the wall in the hallway on the second floor It sucks because the hotels right across the street were so much better than this one The staff at the front desk are cool, but my stay was horrible and I feel like they just took my money and didn’t care how my stay went Never again!!!

Savage Ltm

Extremely disappointed in our stay, The main reason I booked this hotel over others was due to the indoor pool bar and restaurant on site none of those amenities were open and there was nothing saying otherwise on the website at the time of booking When we arrived the staff seem to not care and offered nothing to make up for the lack of amenities considering that we paid quite the full price for the room The room although appeared clean most surfaces when touching them were sticky

Going forward I would have a hard time booking any Hilton affiliated hotel as this was a most unpleasant stay

8. Cambria Hotel Fort Mill (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 340 Amistead Ave, Fort Mill, SC 29708
  • Phone: (803) 591-9867
  • Ratings: 4.4 (267 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Cambria Hotel Fort Mill
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Sophisticated hotel with polished rooms & suites, as well as dining, a lounge/bar & an outdoor pool.

About this hotel

Less than 1 mile from Interstate 77, this refined hotel is 2 miles from shops and restaurants at Baxter Town Center, and 6 miles from thrill rides at Carowinds amusement park.Polished rooms with exposed-brick walls and wood floors feature Wi-Fi and flat-screens, as well as minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. Some include whirlpool tubs, and suites add living areas and sofabeds.Amenities consist of a sleek lounge/bar, a restaurant and a terrace, plus a seasonal outdoor pool and a 24-hour gym. There’s also a business center. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • 12 min drive to the Anne Springs Close Greenway
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 11 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Patricia T

We had excellent service from desk agent Alyssa and Maria from the housekeeping department! Our flight was cancelled and we had to book one to arrive 5 hours earlierBoth worked hard to find us a clean room early so we could get some sleep They really went above and beyond, when the first room wasn’t clean Maria even provided us with options

Would stay here again no question The room was modern, spacious, and the only negative I have is that the laminate floors were not clean, there were crumbs near the baseboards, and a clean pair of socks I wore for and hour were black The location is outstanding, not near the road in a residential and retail area Food and shopping options were close

Iam Just Me

We had our wedding at this Cambria hotel Ashley Jordan the Director of Sales and Marketing did a phenomenal job with everything, she’s sweet, professional, and very humbled, in this day and age it’s hard to find staffs that actually love their job to a point they want to see their guest happy but Ashley gave me and my new husband top notch service

The staff that catered the food did a great job, it was absolutely delicious, our guest loved everything Housekeeping did ok but need some improvement but other than that whoever cleaned my room on Friday did a great job 👏🏽

Alyson Maldonado

I absolutely loved my stay here Breakfast isn’t provided on the weekdays and is paid for on the weekends which wasn’t too problematic just something to note The front staff were LOVELY

We booked the King room and I can say for certain their “King” beds are more like Queens When I asked the front desk about it, I was told the manager would simply challenge me and come up to my room with a measuring tape I appreciated their transparency in not wanting to frustrate me any further Because of the debacle I had already been through at the hotel we initially booked, I didn’t bother challenging them beyond that Again, if you’re trying to accommodate your own physical size or someone else’s comfort in getting a “King” room, expect a tight squeeze I’d still stay again – maybe just bring my own tape measure next time😂

9. Home2 Suites By Hilton Fort Mill (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a side street, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 5 miles from the Anne Springs Close Greenway nature preserve and 6 miles from the Carowinds amusement park. Interstate 77 is a mile away.Laid-back, colorful suites offer Wi-Fi, flat-screens and kitchenettes, plus sitting areas with sofabeds. Upgraded suites add separate living rooms.There’s an indoor pool and an exercise room, as well as a terrace with a fire pit. Other amenities include a business center and meeting space. Parking and breakfast are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 9 min drive to the Anne Springs Close Greenway
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

H Cab

Beautiful and clean hotel Pool area is great and the gym is even better! The equipment is new, it all works great and has all your basic needs Laundry area attached to the gym

Fireplace and seating area out front is a nice touch and great place to hang out instead of inside The rooms are very spacious and all you basic kitchen needs are here Close by to restaurants and a grocery store

P. Collins

Stayed for almost a week while visiting family It was ok but minimal services Room was clean when we arrived but no daily housekeeping

Asked for extra pillows and was told they didn’t have any, two different days The pool was awesome though The water was so warm which was wonderful Kids loved it The gym was nice too Coffee in lobby was good but no real food Has a small selection of frozen/fridge food but nothing for breakfast Should at least sell frozen breakfast sandwiches or cereal charged $2 for one tide pod Real Hilton? I by 80 for $20 Way to gouge your customers on something so trivial Overall nice hotel that is very reasonably priced

10. Tru by Hilton Fort Mill (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 120 Crisanto Ave, Fort Mill, SC 29715
  • Phone: (803) 228-9175
  • Ratings: 4.2 (260 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Tru by Hilton Fort Mill
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Bright, unassuming rooms in a casual hotel featuring a fitness center, a patio & a game room.

About this hotel

Set off I-77, this laid-back hotel is 3 miles from the rides at Carowinds amusement park and 6 miles from Carolina Place shopping mall.Featuring colorful accent walls, the unassuming rooms provide Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves.Amenities include a fitness center, a patio and a game room. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 7 min drive to the Anne Springs Close Greenway
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Billiard table” 15 times
  • The hotel has a game room

Feedback From Real Customers

J Shizzle

What a great end to a difficult drive Drove from Florida Got delayed two hours due to a vehicle fire shutting down I-95

Around 1 am I ended up in North Carolina and went to 3 Marriott properties off the exit to try to find a room for the night Two were sold out and one didn’t have anyone working I went on Hilton Com and found the Tru hotel close by I called and David answered He was so nice I asked if there was availability and was happy to hear that there was I immediately went to the hotel and met David in person The hotel was beautiful and clean David was patient, kind and professional It was around 2 am by the time I got to my room The room itself was also beautiful and clean Very modern The next morning there was a great complimentary breakfast with delicious coffee and warm and delicious food Upon checkout, Micah assisted me with my bill and was kind and courteous A great ending to my stay I filled out a survey with Hilton raving about my stay and received an email from the manager (Mae Nelson) thanking me for my kind words So awesome What a great experience I hope I find myself in South Carolina in the near future and hope whoever stays there has the same experience as I did You won’t be disappointed

Jasmin B

Cute hotel The decor is fun and vibrant They have a pool table, gym and a few games out back (connect four and checkers or chess not sure which one didn’t see the game pieces

) The breakfast they offer is just enough to fill your belly until your next meal (not too much and not to little options) Love that they have liquid hand soap instead of bar soap for washing your hands They’re close to the highway south/north boundThe only thing we didn’t like was there is no personal microwave in each room, only down in the lobby

Andrea Abel

Love this new Hilton chain!Pros: price, location, friendly staff, breakfast options, toiletry line, simple sleek designsCons: no in-room microwave or coffee machine (both available in lobby), AC has no option to have fan on continuously, housekeepers keep bugging you to clean the room even though check out is listed as 12Would stay again and bring a little desk fan for airflow and white noise

11. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte Southwest (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set a half-mile from Interstate 485, this straightforward all-suite hotel is 7 miles from the Billy Graham Library, and 12 miles from rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.Relaxed suites feature sofabeds, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. All have en suite, shower-only bathrooms.Free perks include a breakfast buffet, parking and electric charging stations. There’s also an outdoor pool and a fitness center, plus a 24-hour market and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 11 min drive to Carolina Harbor
  • 13 min drive to Charlotte Douglas
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly

Feedback From Real Customers

Lauren Strobel

Our room had comfortable/stylish furniture The bed was comfortable and clean The hotel offers various free streaming options on a large LG tv in each room

The bathroom was spacious and immaculateLoved that his place was dog friendly! So difficult to find a clean and comfortable hotel that is dog friendly with out being expensiveThe breakfast was a little lack luster, but was fineWe will definitely stay here again on our way to or from Florida

Kurt Thaxton

First and foremost I want to say the rooms are very nice That being said, the service at this hotel is horrible! The staff is almost never available at the front desk I am referring specifically to the morning staff

The evening staff is better at being present and available for their guests I would not recommend anyone stay at this hotel until Marriott takes a serious look at the customer service level of their front desk staff at this location

Shalagh Hunter

Rooms were a very good size for a family of 5 We were able to set up a playpen in the room as well with no issues Beds were comfortable enough

Complimentary breakfast was decent Bathroom could’ve been cleaned better Could hear some road traffic, but worst of all the room next to us had a party until like 2am Had to call the front desk and I know several other rooms called as well because I heard them knock at least 3x to ask them to settle down I just don’t feel like this should’ve been stretched over like 3 hours I had a horrible night’s rest with a long ride home in the morning

12. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte at Carowinds (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 15-minute walk from Carowinds amusement park, this relaxed all-suite hotel is a mile from Interstate 77 and 8 miles from Harry L. Jones Sr. Golf Course.Featuring sitting areas with sofabeds, the streamlined suites offer Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers.Amenities include a casual lobby bar, a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool, plus a furnished terrace with a fire pit. Parking and a breakfast buffet are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 12 min walk to the Intimidator
  • Guests praised the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned pools 18 times
  • Guests mentioned “parks” 20 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

J Loehlein

I read some negative reviews I don’t know what these people experienced, but we booked a 1-night stay Decided to stay an extra night and just wrapping up our stay

This place is beautiful Practically brand new Staff is wonderful and very helpful Our room was very clean It is small but has a unique design that uses space very efficiently! The couch trundle bed was perfect for our toddler The staff brought us extra towels within 8 minutes of requesting them All 6 people in our family liked the breakfast offerings You can buy daily tickets to Carowinds right at the front desk for $4275 Free parking for the lot at the park too We would highly recommend staying here and we’ll be returning in the future!! (Thanks especially to Ms Savannah for excellent service )

Anthony Johnson

We enjoyed our stay here this Memorial Weekend Carowinds was literally right there next door and we didn’t have to commute a long distance at all The rooms we had were adjoining and spacious

There were modernized fixtures in the bathrooms and the sliding doors were a nice touch The room was cozy and had everything we needed in there The breakfast was good along with the bar in the evening was a nice touch The only thing I was surprised about was the pool size😂 but everything else was perfect and not everyone swims anyway This is we’re we will stay all the time we come to carowinds for the weekend

Monica Carpenter

The rooms were very nice and updated The bartender was great for happy hour drinks and the continental breakfast had better than average offerings You can’t beat the proximity to Carowinds

I do wish the 10 am – 10 pm pool hours were better enforced by staff or timer locks on the gates Would recommend staying on the opposite side of the pool if you don’t want to be woken up in the early morning by kids yelling and splashing in the pool

13. Residence Inn by Marriott Charlotte Steele Creek (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 10-minute walk from shopping at Charlotte Premium Outlets, this relaxed hotel off I-485 is 7 miles from Carowinds amusement park.Warm, laid-back studios feature kitchens, sitting areas and sofabeds, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate living rooms.Free perks include breakfast and parking. There’s also an outdoor pool and a gym, plus coin-operated laundry facilities and regular evening socials. Pets are welcome for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 10 min drive to Carowinds
  • 11 min drive to Charlotte Douglas
  • Guests praised the friendly service

Feedback From Real Customers


Although the pandemic is hopefully coming to a close, it is no time to relax standards of cleaning and disinfectingThankfully I travel with my own lysol spray, wipes, towels and pillow cases If not for those items, I would have departed this hotel within 15 minutes of check in

There were hairs on the sheets, crud (of unknown origin) in the bathroom and other indicators that the room had not been deep cleaned in a while Housekeeping changed the sheets upon request but this experience has made me consider even packing my own sheets!Simply put – Do better!

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