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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
84 reviews
Quick Getaway

I went here as a quick getaway. The hotel was very nice.It has a friendly staff and my stay was... See full review

  • July 4th Relaxing Teacher
  • Jul 7, 2014
Fun getaway

Very pleasant all the staff, they made me feel at home and as if I've known them for years. See full review

  • Wendy biggers
  • Jun 23, 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

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Express check in
Wake-up service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible rooms
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Iron

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Hotel Map

35.2261 -80.8419
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport, (CLT), 12.87, KM;
Area description
Airport, Airport

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

Dining

w xyz(SM) bar
Clink! Meet, mix, and mingle over cocktails at our ever-abuzz, never-a-dull-moment w xyz bar. The fun flows freely with everything from pints to Pinot Noirs to specialty sippers, plus a snack-attack menu, mood music, and can’t-miss events.
re:fuel by Aloft(SM)
Grab and go at re:fuel, our self-serve gourmet eatery full of mix-and-match meals, make-your-own cappuccinos, and more. Available 24-7 for the ultimate convenience, it’s the perfect place to refuel when you need a quick pick-me-up!

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 (84)

Ratings and reviews for Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 84
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
5
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
July 4th Relaxing Teacher
Greensboro, NC
Jul 7, 2014

Quick Getaway

I went here as a quick getaway. The hotel was very nice.It has a friendly staff and my stay was super comfortable. The Epicentre has everything you can think of at your doorstep. The WXYZ Lounge isca nice option in the lobby instead of going out. This is my new favorite hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Bars, Clubs, Movies, Bowling Alley, Food is literally outside the door of your hotel.

Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Danidenial
Brooklyn, New York
May 18, 2014

Some Drawbacks

The room was small but pleasantly decorated. There was no armchair and so one either sat on the bed or in a desk chair, less than ideal for someone who reads. I had a pleasant stay there but for one major drawback: music blares from various businesses below the hotel well into the early hours of the morning. This was quite throbbing and intrusive.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
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

4
5.01.0
Charlotte is for Reunions
Durham, NC
Nov 11, 2012

Stylish, designer hotel

I was in Charlotte to meet up with friends for a mini-reunion and was pleasantly surprised to find the Aloft was one of the more inexpensive options in the Uptown area ($119) for a Friday night. The EpiCentre where it is located is a busy retail and bar/restaurant outdoor mall reminiscent of Universal CityWalk. The hotel has a small elevator up to the lobby on the 5th floor; the looby has the WXYZ Bar, a pool table, and 24hour snack bar. The rooms are fairly large. Showers are nice with adequate water pressure. Large flat-screens with cable. Bliss shampoo and soap are nice. Small coffee maker with coffee and tea. Wall safes are available. Overall a nice Ian Scrager-like experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Parking for the hotel is $20 for self-park or $20 for valet (EpiCentre valet with hotel discount). It is $20 each time you come back for self-park, but unlimited exit and entrances for the one $20 payment for valet. That said lots to do, see and eat at the EpiCentre so you may not leave that often but worth it if you need to drive around Charlotte. Valet goes until 1pm on the day of check out and $10 after that 1pm deadline. Also nearby self-parking is $20 per 20 mins on parking decks and $6 for outdoor off-the-beaten-path parking, so the additional $10 may be worth it.

Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Turquoise Pete
Boston, MA
Aug 22, 2010

Aloft Charlotte - stay hur

I travel a ton. If you are younger (18-35) and like nightlife this is a great spot. Charlotte is really getting cool, especially on weekends when it's nuts, college ave actually reminded me of Hollywood Boulevard last night lol, well in terms of craziness not fashion sense haha. But at least people in Charlotte aren't all phony hahaha. I'm not a critic but if you want a cool fun place and you're in town this is the spot for sure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Too many places to name. Just stay here it's hip, cool and fun

Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Turquoise Pete
Boston, MA
Aug 22, 2010

Aloft Charlotte - stay hur

I travel a ton. If you are younger (18-35) and like nightlife this is a great spot. Charlotte is really getting cool, especially on weekends when it's nuts, college ave actually reminded me of Hollywood Boulevard last night lol, well in terms of craziness not fashion sense haha. But at least people in Charlotte aren't all phony hahaha. I'm not a critic but if you want a cool fun place and you're in town this is the spot for sure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Too many places to name. Just stay here it's hip, cool and fun

Review of Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
imaginetoo
Villanova, PA
Sep 24, 2009

Pleasant overnight

Easy pleasant check-in, clean, very comfortable room with many amenities, contemporary European style. Excellent for price. [boarding pass printing was a bit weird, had to ask for help twice and it spit the paper onto the lobby floor - but small problem compared to overall pleasant stay]

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
5.01.0
imaginetoo
Villanova, PA
Sep 24, 2009

Pleasant overnight

Easy pleasant check-in, clean, very comfortable room with many amenities, contemporary European style. Excellent for price. [boarding pass printing was a bit weird, had to ask for help twice and it spit the paper onto the lobby floor - but small problem compared to overall pleasant stay]

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
5.01.0
Anonymous
Winston Salem NC
Jul 28, 2009

Wedding guest

Great spot, great hotel

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Winston Salem NC
Jul 28, 2009

Wedding guest

Great spot, great hotel

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