The Best Spa Hotels to Book in Charlotte, North Carolina

Take progressive thinkers and mix in some quintessential Southern charm and you'll get Charlotte, a wonderful getaway
Take progressive thinkers and mix in some quintessential Southern charm and you'll get Charlotte, a wonderful getaway | Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte /
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16 December 2021

Mix traditional Southern charm with a cool, progressive and innovative attitude, and you’ve got Charlotte. As the most populous city in North Carolina, it has plenty to offer – inducing a buzzing cultural scene and food and drinks to die for, with plenty of independent restaurants and bars to choose from. But after all that excitement, you’ll need to relax. Here, we’ve hand-picked out the best spa hotels in Charlotte, North Carolina – bookable on Culture Trip.

The Ballantyne, for a high-end option

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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Luxurious amenities, regionally inspired American cuisine and one of the largest whiskey collections in the state at your disposal? You’ll feel thoroughly spoiled in this high-end hotel. Once you’re done with the full-service spa – which includes skincare, massage, aromatherapy and spa body therapies – as well as the salon, the fitness center and the wonderful indoor and outdoor pools, relax with a whiskey in a plush leather sofa by the giant stone fireplace or enjoy a spot of afternoon tea. Or, save up your appetite for the restaurants – which include an all-American gallery restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a seasonal alfresco option.

Grand Bohemian Charlotte, for staying uptown

A family room at Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, Autograph Collection
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“Grand” is certainly the best word to describe this spa hotel. This sleek and sophisticated boutique offering is located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte – offering easy access to downtown from Truist Field to Romare Bearden Park to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The lobby – covered in gleaming surfaces and packed with designer touches – gives way to Argentinian-influenced accommodation, rendered in peacock shades with marble counters and tiles in the bathroom. Classy amenities include a rooftop tapas joint with an art deco feel, an elegant bar and a fantastic South American-inspired restaurant with a touch of Mediterranean influence. There is also, of course, an excellent spa.

The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, for being in the lap of luxury

The lobby area at the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
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​​A byword for luxury, this iteration of the Ritz Carlton doesn’t disappoint. Spa facilities are second to none –with a menu including massages, facials and nails utilizing organic ingredients. There are five restaurants to choose from here – including a lounge bar serving interactive cocktails highlighting Carolinian spirits; a sophisticated steak house with a French chef’s take on classic American cuisine and an in-house patisserie in the form of Bar Cocoa. In the guest rooms, works from regional artists adorn the walls – while floor-to-ceiling windows frame the Charlotte skyline perfectly. Everything in this place has an additional luxe twist – even the already well-equipped fitness center offers personal trainers.

Omni Charlotte Hotel, for an all-rounder

A suite at Omni Charlotte Hotel
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Located in the financial district, you’ll want for nothing else after you’ve checked into this stylish, modern offering in the heart of uptown. The spacious accommodation is homely yet sophisticated with modernist touches – think plush bedding, soothing hues and spectacular city views. The facilities in your restful room include feather pillows, plush robes, boujee bathrooms and there’s even in-room massage available. The generous hotel amenities include a circular rooftop pool and cocktail bar – gigantic sports screen included – a restaurant serving “comfort cuisine with a modern twist” and a dry cleaning service. Plus, you’re just a three-minute walk from the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

JW Marriott Charlotte, for a sophisticated vacay

A double room at the JW Marriott Charlotte
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Just like you only get called by your full name when you’ve done something wrong, Marriott only calls one of their hotels by its full name when it’s done something very, very right. The modern JW Marriott Charlotte is situated downtown, standing across the street from the Charlotte Convention Centre and an eight-minute walk from the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Fantastic amenities inside the towering glass-and-steel hotel include a hipster oyster bar, a sophisticated steak house and a very glamorous rooftop pool with in-pool loungers. When you want to soak up the Carolina sun, each on-site restaurant has a patio ready and waiting for you.

Fancy discovering more plush hotels in North Carolina? Check out our pick of the best hotels in the Triangle, North Carolina, bookable with Culture Trip.

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