Finding a nice and affordable Downtown Charlotte hotel can be a challenge. We lucked out with the Hilton Garden Inn at Downtown Charlotte. This hotel had everything we needed. Location, amenities and a comfortable place to sleep.
After a busy day of traveling, band competition and a hot day at Carowinds we decided we didn’t want to make the 4 hour drive back home. We thought it would be a lot more fun to check out downtown Charlotte and stay in a nice hotel. We used our usual apps to find a hotel with good ratings, a good price and the right location and found Hilton Garden Inns.
Check in was a breeze and we opted to pay the fee for valet parking. We got to our room which had 2 comfy queen bed, a gorgeous bathroom and a view of downtown Charlotte.
The only downside was that the pool wasn’t open yet. But the Omni Hotel a block down had their rooftop pool open to the public so I decided to walk the kids down there. They deserved a good swim after a scorching day at Carowinds.
When we got back from swimming we all got cleaned up and ready for dinner. There were TONS of restaurants to choose from all within a short walk. The Epicenter is right down the road with a movie theater, bowling, shops and restaurants. We ended up stopping along the way to grab a bite to eat at the Carolina Ale House. The food was delicious and the service was great.
That was about all of the fun we could handle for one day. So we decided to go back and crash at the hotel room.
The next morning we woke up and checked out the scooters that were laying around. The kids had fun riding the scooters around the sidewalks outside the hotel. That’s about as far as I would let them go since they go a little faster than I am comfortable with. Not to mention I don’t think kids are supposed to drive electric scooters around downtown Charlotte.
After we had breakfast, we decided it was time to call it a day and make the drive home. If we ever visit Charlotte again we will definitely stay at the Hilton Garden Inn again. It was a beautiful hotel and a very comfortable stay. The area was great and the staff was super friendly.