Hilton Charlotte Center City Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Hilton Charlotte Center City's highlight is its location; in Uptown Charlotte, the hotel is within walking distance of tons of sights and museums. The 400 rooms are stylish, with pops of color and attractive artwork on the walls (not your typical hotel prints). The bathrooms are also stylish, but small, with spacious walk-in showers.
Charlotte Marriott City Center Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This 434-room Marriott is a notch above your typical chain hotel -- the spacious rooms may have somewhat chain-like decor (lots of golds and dark wood), but they come complete with high-tech amenities (such as iHome docks and flat-screen TVs). There's also a large heated pool and whirlpool, a fitness center packed with modern machines, and a renowned restaurant on-site. Its location in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, close to major tourist attractions, restaurants and bars, is a huge plus.
Omni Charlotte Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This upper-mid-range business hotel is centrally located in the heart of downtown Charlotte, two blocks from the Convention Center and the Time Warner Cable Arena. Rooms have the standard chain hotel amenities (flat-screen TVs, minibars, free morning papers), plush white bedding, sophisticated (if slightly generic) neutral decor, and tiny bathrooms. The pool is outdoors and just average, the restaurant is adequate, and the fitness center is tiny, but the property offers the convenience of being connected to a shopping mall with over 30 stores and several dining options in the same building.