The Best Hotels to Book Near Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina

There are plenty of parks in Charlotte, North Carolina
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There are frankly too many reasons to visit Charlotte. Whether you have a full week or a few hours of a layover, you can see the best Charlotte has to offer when you stay at one of these hotels near Charlotte Douglas International Airport – bookable with Culture Trip.

Beer, sports and shopping are always on tap in Charlotte, and entertainment, relaxation and nature exploration are around every corner. North Carolina culture and Southern hospitality collide to bring an elegant yet voluminous feel that is distinctly Charlotte. To make the most of your time here, book into one of these top hotels.

1. Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport/Tyvola Road

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There may or may not be a golf course and outlet mall dangerously close to Hyatt Place. Far be it from us to encourage a little budget bending, but with free breakfast and complimentary shuttle service, you’ve got a few extra dollars to play around with. Spend the evening relaxing in the pool after a long day of shopping or swinging. Just make sure you check in another bag to fly all of your spoils home with you.

2. Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte Airport

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A 10-minute cab ride to the Charlotte Convention Center is one of the many reasons business travelers choose Hampton Inn & Suites. The free breakfast and business center access get every day off to a good start, and the private meeting rooms are clutch for last-minute brainstorming sessions. Of course, the outdoor pool is the best way to unwind after a nine-to-five turned into a seven-to-seven, but no one will blame you for turning in early to your king suite so you’re well-rested for the long flight home.

4. DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte Airport

Hotel, Airport Hotel

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Your kids are going to love staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton. You all will receive a warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival and will quickly learn where the pool deck is. Let the kids have a little fun splashing around, then surprise them with a drive down the road to Carowinds Amusement Park and Carolina Harbor Waterpark. The excitement will surely tire them out, leaving you to sneak more cookies from the front desk to pair with your milk stout at the Lighthouse Lounge.

5. Hilton Charlotte Airport

Hotel, Airport Hotel

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One of the many perks of this Hilton is that it’s close enough to the Charlotte Airport to build a few pit stops into your trip – namely the NASCAR Hall of Fame. You can race over for a tour of the Hall of Honor, only 10 minutes from the hotel, and make it back in time for live music and beers at the Atrium Lounge before catching the free shuttle to the terminal, with time to spare.

6. Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Airport North

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A stone’s throw away from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Courtyard by Marriott offers a smooth ride to and from the terminal. If you’re looking for rougher waters, this hotel is only 10 minutes from the excitement at the US National Whitewater Center. Spend the day rafting down the rapids, and return to the hotel for a relaxing dip in the heated pool or a whiskey on the rocks at the Bistro bar.

7. Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, Autograph Collection

Chain Hotel, Boutique Hotel

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Step into the artistic dreamscape that is the Grand Bohemian lobby, and allow yourself to embrace every dazzling moment this luxurious hotel offers. From full-body treatments at Poseidon Spa to glass after glass of wine at the rooftop bar, you’ll have no trouble getting your body to a state of bliss. May we suggest booking a terrace-view room to remind yourself every morning that your only responsibility is to be as calm and content as the greenery outside your window?

8. Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel

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Though Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel offers an exceptional stay for discerning travelers, it’s particularly an ideal overnight for active guests. You’ll have no trouble keeping your exercise routine on track with in-room yoga mats, a 1,100sqft (102sqm) fitness center and plenty of room to run at Romare Bearden Park next door. After any workout, a cocktail-infused sweet tea is a perfect way to ease into a Southern evening in Charlotte.

9. Le Méridien Charlotte

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Unlock an upscale experience in Uptown at Le Méridien. This unpretentiously chic hotel offers immaculately designed guest rooms with skyline views. Any time spent in a cabana by the pool is worthwhile, but you’ll appreciate every second of your stay when you savor the flavors of a Himalayan sea-salt dry-aged steak at Red Salt. Naturally, the best way to experience such a patented plate is with an equally elaborate cocktail at Cloud Bar, preferably as the sun sets over the city.

10. The Ivey's Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel

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The scholar, the scribe and the secretary should all experience the joy of remote working from the Library Lounge at the Ivey’s Hotel. This intimate workspace starts each day with a full breakfast before quieting down for espresso-fueled productivity. As the workday draws to a close, the wine, cheese and charcuterie come out, allowing you to unwind with a casual conversation with other guests or by diving into a port and a great novel from the shelf.

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