The Best Hotels With Pools in Charlotte, North Carolina

There's no better way to end the day than with a dip in the pool at the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
There's no better way to end the day than with a dip in the pool at the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte | Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte / Expedia
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25 November 2021
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The largest city in North Carolina may surprise newcomers with its buzzing energy and skyscrapers. 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 long day out on the town, some relaxation may be in order – read on to learn about the best Charlotte hotels with pools.

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

Suite at the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, with two double beds, a writing desk with two chairs, a bar shelf and decor in a grey color palette
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Situated in the city center, this sophisticated property will delight guests from the moment they enter the classy lobby. Renovated rooms boast regional artwork and floor-to-ceiling windows, along with upscale amenities like Bose Wave sound systems and Nespresso machines. The scene-y bars and restaurants wouldn’t feel out of place in Manhattan – with items like tuna tartare and peppercorn-crusted hamburger. There’s also an intimate speakeasy with small-batch spirits and herbs from the rooftop garden. Guests are free to use the fitness center and the gorgeous indoor pool called the Aqua Lounge – both with city views and part of a larger bi-level spa with five treatment rooms – at no charge.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte

Lounge area in a suite at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte with a brown couch, a patterned armchair, a flat screen TV, a writing desk and an office chair
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You’ll be greeted with a chocolate chip cookie at this Third Ward location – a signature DoubleTree amenity. Colorful rooms come with fresh decor, and there’s a seasonal outdoor saltwater pool with a sundeck during the summer months. Modern common areas include a restaurant called Libations Kitchen & Bar – featuring gastropub fares like shrimp and short rib dumplings. As for drinks, check out the impressive list of locally crafted beers while watching the game.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Charlotte

Outdoor terrace at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Charlotte at night with tables with integrated fire pits
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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.

Omni Charlotte Hotel

The outdoor pool at the Omni Charlotte Hotel looks up to a large TV screen over the outdoor bar playing a baseball game
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This hotel is so central, it’s connected to several Uptown blocks via a sky bridge with easy access to some of the top attractions. Rooms have soothing hues with urban artwork that complements the city views – along with Keurig coffee makers and bathrobes. Start the morning with cage-free eggs, blueberry sausage, and gluten-free bread. You’ll have access to the nearby Charlotte Athletic Club, or work out in your room with a fitness kit available from the front desk. This rooftop circular pool with skyline views is certainly Instagrammable, with enormous television screens featuring sporting events – you won’t want to miss pre-game activities on football Sundays with a live DJ and a full bar.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte Airport

Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte Airport with two double beds, a cozy armchair, a TV, a writing desk and furnishings in a muted brown color palette
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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.

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

Room at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel with two double beds and floor-to-ceiling windows with city views
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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 on-site 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.

Charlotte Marriott SouthPark

An elegant bedroom at the Charlotte Marriott Southpark, with a double bed, a forest green couch and other decorations in white and silver tones
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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.

Hilton Charlotte Uptown

Outside view of the illuminated Hilton Charlotte Uptown at dusk
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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.

Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark

A modern bedroom at Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark with a double bed, hardwood floors, a baby blue accent wall, a white writing desk, a TV and a private balcony
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Renovated rooms – think chic minimalist decor and hardwood floors – are the highlight of this hotel close to shopping and restaurants in SouthPark. Start the morning with a swim in the indoor pool and a spin on the Peloton bike, followed by Starbucks in the lobby. Later in the day, dine on craft cocktails and regional specialties like Carolina mountain trout.

The Westin Charlotte

Elegant bedroom at the Westin Charlotte with a four-poster bed against a marble wall
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A glass skyscraper in Uptown is the home of this Westin location, with all the brand amenities and wellness features you’d expect. Renovated rooms come with 24-hour room service, along with elegant decor and signature Heavenly bedding – while an inviting fitness center features Peloton bikes. You can also pay a small fee to use a nearby aquatic with a competition pool, therapeutic pool, and hot tub. Check out the sleek indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars utilizing home-grown herbs – and sip a specialty cocktail while digging into Carolina blue-crab fritters.

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