The largest city in North Carolina may surprise newcomers with its buzzing energy and skyscrapers, proudly called Uptown. The expanding city has a lot to offer visitors, from sporting arenas and historic landmarks to art museums and shopping in nearby SouthPark. After a day of exploring, there’s nothing better than taking a good swim. Read on to learn about the best Charlotte hotels with pools, bookable with Culture Trip.
In upscale SouthPark, this all-suite hotel offers free parking and green space for those who don’t need to be in the city center. The outdoor pool is a highlight with cushioned lounge chairs, umbrellas and a waterfall feature. In the evening, sip tipples around several fire pits on the terrace. Modern suites come with seating areas and wet bars, while larger suites have kitchenettes – many with balconies. There are a restaurant and an onsite market for sundries. Alternatively, head to many restaurants in the vicinity.
Yet another reliable DoubleTree location – this time near Charlotte Douglas International Airport – provides a swift stay for those early morning departures or late arrivals, thanks to the hotel’s free airport shuttle service. Once you check in, head for the seasonal outdoor pool and terrace with lounge chairs for catching some rays. There’s also an adjacent fitness center and terrace for outdoor dining. Traditional rooms and suites have modern updates – while suites have sofa beds, mini-fridges and microwaves. The onsite restaurant and lounge provide all-day American classics.
Back in the city center, this Sheraton is a great option for those who want to be in the thick of the action. Contemporary rooms and suites have signature brand bedding and floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s also a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool with sun loungers for two, plus shaded cabanas for lounging with a group of friends. Continue with cocktails in the evening when the heaters come on, but don’t miss the onsite restaurant by celeb chef David Burke – where steaks are prepared with a dry-aging technique utilizing Himalayan salt and best served with an order of gruyere popovers.
Renovated rooms with a touch of European style make this Marriott property a standout option in SouthPark, an area well known for shopping – so much so that this location is a short walk from the Specialty Shops SouthPark, making retail therapy a breeze. Spa-like rooms come with minimalist white decor, hardwood floors and pops of color. There’s a pub-style restaurant with wood-paneled walls and a seasonal outdoor pool with sun loungers.
It’s easy to spot this classic high-rise hotel from the street, with its inviting turnaround entrance. The location is in a prime area of Uptown and connected to the Charlotte Convention Center via a covered walkway – not to mention within walking distance of tons of sights and museums. Dining options stay current with Southern-inspired options, like ramen with collard greens. As for working out, guests have access to the connected YMCA facility next door with a fitness center and jogging track – as well as a huge indoor pool separated into lanes for lap swimmers.