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Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

3 stars
210 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
51 reviews
Aloft Charlotte

Awesome!! Comfy and chic! Within walking distance if everything or just a short cab ride away. See full review

  • ShennaM
  • Mar 18, 2014
Fantastic

Had a great time. Great service. Located close to our training facility. See full review

  • cisfan
  • Feb 17, 2014
Hip and happening for business, shopping and Uptown nightlife

Loft-inspired design and buzzing public spaces set the tone for a fresh, fun stay at the Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre. Take advantage of a prime locale for both the financial district and Uptown scene at this newer hotel that blends style and technology. Those on business can zip to meetings at the convention center. The EpiCentre also teems with chic shopping, fine dining and serious nightlife. Mingle in the lobby bar or grab a snack at the gourmet pantry. 

Highlights

  • Newer hotel in the heart of the EpiCentre and the financial district
  • Guests choose their own room at no-wait check-in kiosks
  • Free hotel-wide wireless Internet access (wired also available in lobby and guest rooms)
  • Lively lobby bar plus a 24-7 self-serve eatery
  • Heated splash pool and 24-hour fitness center

Location
At the heart of both North Carolina's booming financial district and the bustling Uptown district, Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre offers a smart location for business and pleasure. Minutes from the front door, guests can reach headquarters for several Fortune 500 companies along with the top banks and boardrooms of Charlotte. After hours, ditch the business suit for sports attire. Just blocks away, catch the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America stadium or the Charlotte Bobcats (a newer NBA team owned by Michael Jordan) and Charlotte Checkers of the AHL at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Epicentre itself is a beacon of shopping, dining and nightlife possibilities.
Rooms

Plush mattresses on platform beds form the centerpiece of 175 bright and trendy rooms at Aloft Charlotte Uptown. True to the name, bold, loft-style guest rooms create unique areas to work, sleep and relax. Each in-room "office" includes a workspace with ergonomic chair plus complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Recharge high-tech gadgets via a plug-and-play docking station, which links with any laptop and tunes to the 42-inch LCD TV. Bathrooms feature walk-in showers with oversized shower heads and bath amenities by Bliss Spa. Topping off the list of conveniences are a mini fridge, coffee maker and free bottled water refreshed daily. Pets are welcome with certain restrictions.

Features

As the official host hotel of the AHL Charlotte Checkers, Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre not only delivers a convenient location for city sports games but also for walking around downtown to discover Charlotte's restaurants, shops and the clubs and lounges of the Epicentre. For a taste of local life, roam the NoDa district a few miles away for hip menus, live music and art galleries. Within the hotel, guests need only head to the w xyz(SM) bar in the lobby for a swinging scene of late-night apps and cocktails. Guests with cars as sleek as the hotel can opt for covered parking (fees apply).

Transportation

  • Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (7.8 mi/12.5 km)

Attractions

  • Time Warner Cable Arena (across the street)
  • NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Discovery Place (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Charlotte Convention Center (0.4mi /0.6 km)
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Bank of America stadium (0.9 mi/1.5km)
  • Carowinds Theme Park (12.8 mi/20.6 km)
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center (13.8 mi/22.2km)
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway (14.7/23.6 km)
  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation (16 mi/25.8km)

Business

  • Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access throughout lobby and guest rooms
  • In-room ergonomic work space
  • Three meeting rooms with nearly 2,500 square feet of meeting space for up to 200 people
  • State-of-the-art boardroom /conference room with 12 ergonomic chairs and a 50-inch plasma presentation screen
  • Valet and self laundry available (fees apply)

Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre Rooms

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Heated pool
Children's activities
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Audio visual equipment
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

35.2261 -80.8419
Nearby airports
Charlotte-Douglas Airport, (CLT), 8.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: 0.1 mi
  • Charlotte Bobcats Arena: 0.2 mi
  • Levine Museum of the New South: 0.3 mi
  • Charlotte Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center: 0.3 mi
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: 0.3 mi
  • Discovery Place: 0.3 mi
  • Fourth Ward: 0.4 mi
  • The Bank of America Stadium: 0.6 mi
  • The Fillmore: 0.9 mi
  • North Carolina Music Factory: 1 mi
  • Charlotte Nature Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Freedom Park: 2.6 mi
  • Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary: 3.2 mi
  • The Billy Graham Library: 4.5 mi
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: 0.1 mi
  • Charlotte Bobcats Arena: 0.2 mi
  • Levine Museum of the New South: 0.3 mi
  • Charlotte Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center: 0.3 mi
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: 0.3 mi
  • Discovery Place: 0.3 mi
  • Fourth Ward: 0.4 mi
  • The Bank of America Stadium: 0.6 mi
  • The Fillmore: 0.9 mi
  • North Carolina Music Factory: 1 mi
  • Charlotte Nature Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Freedom Park: 2.6 mi
  • Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary: 3.2 mi
  • The Billy Graham Library: 4.5 mi
  • Carolinas Aviation Museum: 5 mi
  • Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve: 7.4 mi
  • Metrolina Expo Center: 7.7 mi
  • Halton Arena: 8.2 mi
  • UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens: 8.6 mi
  • US National Whitewater Center: 9.8 mi
  • Carowinds: 10.2 mi
  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne: 11.7 mi
  • McDowell Nature Center and Preserve: 11.7 mi
  • Hendrix Motorsports Complex: 12.3 mi
  • Lowe's Motor Speedway: 12.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (51)

Ratings and reviews for Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Overall score

3.9 / 5
51 out of 51
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

5
ShennaM
Greenville sc
Mar 18, 2014

Aloft Charlotte

Awesome!! Comfy and chic! Within walking distance if everything or just a short cab ride away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

4
Jenn needin a break
Reidsville, NC
Feb 24, 2014

weekend at the epicenter

It was a great experience! Dropped the car off at the valet stand in front of the epicenter and did not need it until 2 days later at checkout. Everthing needed was within walking distance. Everyone on staff was very friendly. I had my dog with me and was offered bowls and a pet bed for no additional charge. My dog did not want to get off the big fluffy bed! The room was great. I loved the big walk-in shower. My king size bed was just right. There was some muffled sounds, like music, coming from the epicenter. I did expect this from other reviews so, I just turned on a white noise app on my phone and went right to sleep. The fitness room was great. It was a good size with plenty of options. I would not hesitate to recommend the Aloft and look forward to another weekend getaway here!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

5
cisfan
Business
Phoenix AZ
Feb 17, 2014

Fantastic

Had a great time. Great service. Located close to our training facility.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

4
Lingo
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 29, 2013

Minimalist haven in great location

The hotel is right in the heart of downtown Chicago very close to light rail. Even with all of the weekend nightlife happening out in the streets, the hotel was quiet and pleasant. The room had a minimalist, modern aesthetic, which I really liked. the bed was very comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

2
dukebd8
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 9, 2013

Careless Staff

If it weren't for a of couple careless staff members, this stay would have been very positive. The hotel is in an excellent location, conveniently attached to the Charlotte Epicenter and a stones throw away from the best bars and clubs. The hotel itself is modern, has a bar in the lobby with a confortable lounge to relax and gather with friends before you go out. Also, on a night when all the hotels downtown were $250+, ALoft was priced at a reasonable $160 on the ACC Championship game weekend. But here was my problem.. I booked a king bed online because no 2 double beds were available, I called after booking and they put me on a list to change the room. The next day they called and told me I did in fact get my 2 beds. ALL WAS GREAT. Then when I showed up they had no record of the change, only my original booking with the king, and told me no other rooms were available. I even had them listen to a voicemail of the Manager telling me I had a room with two beds. Still, they could do nothing. When we got to the room it smelled like cigarettes and body odor They put an air mattress in the room while we were out for the night, when we came back in late night it not blown up, they said it must have a hole.. Then they replaced it.. In the middle of the night my friend woke up on the floor, that one had a hole in it too. In the morning we told them about the situation, they took $18 off the bill for the bar tab. To be honest, the only thing that could make this situation better would be a free hotel night, because my friend had to sleep on the floor when we paid good money for 2 beds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

4
Justin fun times
Charlotte, NC
Oct 1, 2013

fun night out

great time and fun time at the hotel. great location!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

4
I Johnson
Business
Charleston, SC
Aug 19, 2013

Great for young business men and women

I met all kinds of professional young people. They seemed just as excited as I was to be at a hotel where the nightlife was just downstairs practically. I would stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

5
DaReal Drayton
Fort Lee, VA
Jul 8, 2013

Vacationing for the 4th

This was a perfect spot. Great location minutes away from everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

3
odino
New York
May 5, 2013

Nothing A about this place

Maybe my expectations were too high when we booked this hotel, but honestly I don't know what all the hype is about. The hotel is in a good location, the design is sort of hip (although they maybe try a little too hard). The rooms are small but ok. If you place a down comforter on a hotel bed, you should come up with a better cleaning than regular laundry though. The downs were completely entangled inside the pockets and this comforter would have been replaced in anyone's home already. The hotel bar is supposedly the best in all of Charlotte, although this statement was based on the hotel's own advertisement only. Anyway, with only three guests at the bar, we waited about 10 minutes at a table before approaching the lady who seemed to be working there. After ordering three drinks, we waited another 15 minutes (with two drinks ready on the bar) before going back and being welcomed with what the third order was again. After about another 10 minutes of waiting at the table (and the three drinks waiting on the bar now) we decided to leave. If that wasn't bad enough, after leaving a complaint with the manager, he gave us coupons for free drinks valid for four weeks and starting three days after our leave. Is that just arrogance or still ignorance? Maybe a little less bragging is appropriate for an average place like this. At least the girl at check-in was friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

4
Mlan
Charlotte NC
Apr 1, 2013

Great getaway

We had a great time at the Aloft. Room was clean and view was great. Staff was very friendly. Valet parking was the way to go.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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