The Best Hotels to Book Near Carowinds, North Carolina

Get your adrenaline kick on the steel roller coaster Fury 325 at Carowinds
Get your adrenaline kick on the steel roller coaster Fury 325 at Carowinds | © Andrew Vodolazhskyi / Alamy
Gabi Ancarola

Extreme adventures and entertainment await at Carowinds, a fun amusement park in North Carolina, and there are plenty of great hotels nearby – now bookable with Culture Trip.

Featuring over 60 world-class rides, a stunning waterpark and kid-focused events, Carowinds is one of the best family-friendly destinations in both North and South Carolina. Travelers from every corner of the United States choose this thrilling destination for a fantastic getaway – where adventurous attractions include Fury 325, one of the top steel coasters in the world, and Carolina Harbor, the largest water park in the region, with towering water slides, wave pools and a 2-acre (0.8ha) children’s area.

1. Kimpton Tyron Park Hotel


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Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel is an uptown boutique venue located in Charlotte, North Carolina, where rooms are decorated in soothing shades of grey and blue and feature comfy beds with luxe linens and ample spaces. All these amenities are only steps from the major entertainment venues in Charlotte, including the BB&T Ballpark, Bank of America Stadium and the Spectrum Center. Taking a different approach to southern traditions, the hotel features an Italian-inspired modern American restaurant – as well as a sleek rooftop bar, 19 floors above Romare Bearden Park. Here, you’ll sip on expertly crafted cocktails while admiring the views of greater Charlotte.

2. The Ivey's Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel

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Another premier luxury experience, the Ivey’s Hotel is in the heart of Uptown. This fantastic getaway blends the city’s history with unmatched modern luxury. Suites are stylishly appointed, featuring French oak floors and bespoke furnishings – and rooms are complemented by plush beds with Italian bedding, coffee machines, local snacks and fully stocked minibars. The Ivey’s Library Lounge is a private, guests-only space on the second floor, where you can enjoy a full morning breakfast or unwind in the evening, with selected cheese and charcuterie paired with wine or champagne.

3. Omni Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte

Resort, Hotel

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Right in the heart of Charlotte’s Uptown financial district, the Omni Charlotte is a luxury hotel both for business and leisure travelers. Conveniently close to Carowinds Park, the hotel is also near top attractions including Discovery Place, the Charlotte Convention Center and the Epicentre Entertainment District. Spacious guest rooms are decorated with soothing earth tones, plush bedding and feather pillows and come with spectacular city views. Modern amenities include turndown service upon request, a mini-fridge and a Keurig coffee maker. Locally inspired cuisine in Charlotte is served daily both at the Coin Bar and the Trade Restaurant & Bar – and the hotel also offers a state-of-the-art fitness center and other wellness options for its guests.

4. Renaissance Charlotte Southpark Hotel

Boutique Hotel

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Located in the Southpark neighborhood, this newly reimagined boutique haven features stylish suites with signature amenities. The onsite fitness center has Peloton bikes and modern cardio machines. When in need of a break, spend some time at the R Cafe, or refresh in the indoor pool. In the nearby area, you can explore attractions such as SouthPark Mall, Piedmont Row, Spectrum Center and Uptown Charlotte. Nearby breweries and local eats leave much to discover during a stay here.

5. The Ballantyne Hotel

Resort, Spa Hotel, Golf Hotel

A grand sweeping staircase is flanked on one side by a wall of large paned windows leading to the second floor of the Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
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The Ballantyne is a Luxury Collection hotel in the heart of Charlotte – featuring a beautiful spa with dedicated beauty treatments as well as an indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, a whirlpool and two resistance lap pools. The luxurious guest rooms welcome you with relaxing beds, marble baths, large windows and thoughtful accessories – along with an adjacent cottage and lodge featuring comfortable suites. Sample artfully presented American cuisine, and taste one of the largest whiskey collections in the Carolinas. All in all, this hotel is an ideal refuge to explore the city and experience exceptional outdoor recreation.

6. The Dunhill Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

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The Dunhill is a sophisticated award-winning hotel in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Here, you’ll discover unique sophisticated accommodation and gracious Southern hospitality in a magnificent historic setting. The hotel is located within walking distance of museums, art galleries, excellent dining, nightlife, shopping and much more. 60 splendidly appointed guest rooms feature a writing desk, triple-sheeted beds and lavish bedding – as well as elegant marble bathrooms, curated bath amenities, robes and turndown service, complete with the Dunhill’s signature chocolate. The imposing Penthouse Suite offers two step-out balconies to enjoy the inspiring views of Uptown Charlotte if you fancy a real treat.

7. Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte

Chain Hotel, Boutique Hotel

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Brimming with charm and glamorous design, the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte is an inspiring place to stay in North Carolina. The hotel features a magnificent Argentinian restaurant and a private park and garden for a quick artisanal bite. 16 floors above the city, Búho Bar serves creatively crafted cocktails with a touch of urban views. The stylish rooms include pillow-top mattresses combined with luxury bedding, duvets and pillows – there’s also a desk area, in-room Starbucks coffee, modern Bluetooth speakers and a convenient portable steamer.

8. Courtyard Charlotte Arrowood

Hotel, Chain Hotel

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Courtyard Charlotte Arrowood is a newly renovated place to stay – featuring uncomplicated comforts with homelike details and contemporary amenities. The comfortable and ample rooms boast complimentary wifi and well-lit work desks. There is a well-equipped fitness center on the premises as well as a sparkling swimming pool for the whole family. The hotel is close to the Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte Premium Outlets and the fun rides at Carowinds Amusement Park, which are less than 5mi (8km) away.

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