hilton garden inn charlotte
hilton garden inn charlotte

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. 

hilton garden inn charlotte

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. 

hilton garden inn 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. 

omni hotel charlotte

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. 

downtown charlotte hotel

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. 

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17 Comments

  1. That looks like a great hotel!

  2. hey! Thanks for writing this!! very helpful and informative!

  3. Lovely hotel! I choose to stay at the Hilton every time there is one available and central to the destination I am traveling to. I am a Hilton Honors member and soon I’ll be reaching gold, and I can’t wait!

  4. Looks like this was a great place to stay. If I make it out to Charlotte, I’ll be sure to remember this.

  5. It looks like the beds are comfy and the pool area is pretty nice! What was their bath/shower situation? I usually like finding hotels with nice big tubs.

  6. Thanks for sharing! We’ve always enjoyed staying in Hilton Garden Inns.

  7. When traveling a comfortable room is the need. It feels really nice to read that this is also one of the hotels with comfy bed and one where travelers can recollect their energy!

  8. I love the beds, need one of those at home! Looks like a nice place.

  9. The place looks so clean and warm and inviting. I am glad there are tons of resturants around to choose from as I tend to me picky when it comes to food. Also glad the staff are nice and warm.

  10. Im gonna try this later this year

  11. Hilton has good hotels and this one is no exception. Love the pool.

  12. The Hilton Garden Inn looks very accommodating. The rooms are elegant and homey. Great review.

  13. Wonderful stay, I believe. I do find it weird to have 2 queen beds in a twin room, I’m used to regular beds (I travel through Europe)

  14. I’m kind of picky when it comes to choosing hotels specially whenever I travel abroad. And Hilton Garden Inn looks like something that I would like to stay at. The interior looks spacious and futuristic. I like it!
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  15. Just leave me at the pool with a cocktail and I’ll be happy. Looks really modern and classy.

  16. We love staying at different Hilton hotels! They always have something unique!

  17. Looks really comfortable and chic. Classy hilton as usual

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