Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we visit properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you're planning a trip and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our top kid-friendly hotel picks in Charlotte, and get inspired!
This upper-mid-range business hotel is centrally located in the heart of downtown Charlotte, two blocks from major tourist attractions, restaurants and sports venues. 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. But it also offers a comprehensive kids' program that includes a welcome gift, evening milk and cookies, and a wide selection of books and games for children. The outdoor pool, though smallish and just average, is great for a splash with the kids.
The 700-room Westin Charlotte is a mid-level chain hotel in a convenient location within walking distance of stadiums, restaurants, attractions, and a light rail stop with access to downtown, which offers easy access and a simple way to move around for those who have young children. It features a small but clean pool, comfortale beds and an average restaurant on-site. Kids are greeted with a welcome gift, and have special menus for lunch and dinner; plus, the concierge can recommend kid-friendly activities in the city.
The 136-room Aloft Ballantyne has an ultra-contemporary, minimalist feel. The rooms lack a lot of color (dark, sleek, and sexy is the name of the game here) and are relatively small, but feature large flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The lobby, though, packs in a lot of color with funky furniture. Though the hotel caters mostly to business travelers, families can also appreciate the value, convenient 24-hour mini-mart, pool table, and small indoor pool.