Rate based on Check-in: Jul 26, 2014 Check-out: Jul 27, 2014

Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel

3 stars
201 S. McDowell St., Charlotte, NC 28204
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
35 reviews
Comfortable spacious rooms

Stayed here one night and it was perfect and comfortable. Way above your average budget hotel. A... See full review

  • Hilary224
  • Jun 13, 2014
Business Trip

Really enjoyed the staff friendliness, customer service oriented attitude, hotel's gym, shuttle... See full review

  • Greg1975
  • May 27, 2013
Quiet nights with a free shuttle to all the action

In a quiet part of town near stately government buildings that hush at night, the Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel offers peaceful rest in comfortable, traditional rooms. Attentive desk staff help navigate the downtown area easily accessible to the airport, financial district, shopping and attractions. A free shuttle whisks guests to destinations within three miles. Stay and dine at Chamber's American Grill or meet for drinks in the lounge. Amenities at this Charlotte hotel include free Wi-Fi, pet-friendly rooms, a fitness center and outdoor pool. 

Highlights

  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Free shuttle service within a three-mile radius
  • Restaurant and SideBAR lounge off the main lobby
  • Outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center
  • Pet-friendly rooms available (fees apply)

Location
Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel enjoys a quiet location across from Marshall Park and the courthouse with other government buildings nearby. It's within walking distance of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Time Warner Cable Arena (NBA Bobcats), EpiCentre and Charlotte Convention Center. Shops, museums, restaurants, nightlife and sports games are only a few miles further. The Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel provides a free shuttle to many of these Charlotte attractions.
Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel Rooms
Incredibly comfortable beds at the Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel offer premium bedding, down comforters and pillow top mattresses. Designated "quiet floors" promote a restful night while guaranteed wake-up calls ensure guests are out the door on time in the morning. Spacious rooms include video checkout, a coffee maker and the option to order pay-per-view movies and room service. Tackle work-related tasks at the large desk with complimentary Wi-Fi. Pets of all sizes are welcome regardless of weight at the Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel (fees apply). 
Features
Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel offers added convenience with an on-site ATM and a car rental desk. Chamber's American Grill serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service, along with a popular weekday lunch buffet. The hotel takes pride in its Award for Meeting Service Excellence, which it earned for ratings based on on hotel condition, quality of meeting services and overall satisfaction. One of the nearby attractions, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, sits six blocks away. Inside, learn the history of stock car racing, experience the thrill through a simulator ride and sneak a behind-the-scenes look at the sport of NASCAR.
Transportation

  • Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (8 mi/12.9 km)
  • Free hotel shuttle within a three-mile radius

Attractions

  • NASCAR Hall of Fame (0.5 mi/0.8 km )
  • EpiCentre shops and restaurants (0.5 mi/0.8 km )
  • Time Warner Cable Arena (0.6 mi/1 km )
  • Charlotte Convention Center (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Bank of America stadium (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Discovery Place (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Carowinds Theme Park (13.2 mi/21.2 km)
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway (14.4/23.2 km)
  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation (15.6 mi/25.1 km)
Business

  • 24-hour business center with computer stations, printing, copying, fax and courier service (some fees apply)
  • 10,000 square feet of banquet space and 8 meeting rooms for up to 200 people
  • Enterprise rental car desk
  • Less than one mile to the Charlotte Convention Center
  • Dry cleaning and laundry services available (fees apply)

Policies and Fees

  • The hotel rooms, restaurant and bar are undergoing renovations. Room service is still on offer.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel Rooms

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Enjoy your stay with plush Pillowtop bed free Wi-Fi CD clock radio work desk voicemail dataport spa showerhead make up mirror renu botanicals bath products iron and board coffeemaker and sleep advantage amenities.
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Enjoy your stay with plush Pillowtop beds free Wi-Fi CD clock radio work desk voicemail dataport spa like showerhead make up mirror re nu botanicals bath products iron and board coffeemaker and sleep advantage amenites.
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Enjoy additional 200 SF of living space one king bed and pullout sofa bed free Wi-Fi microwave refrigerator CD clock radio work desk voicemail Dataport makeup mirror renu botanicals bath products iron and board coffeemaker and sleep advantage amenities
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Two double beds with balcony plush Pillowtop bedding free Wi-Fi sliding door to balcony free local call voicemail work desk with additional power outlets and ergonomic desk chair free local calls bath amenities and make up mirror iron ironing board. No ro
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One king bed with balcony plush Pillowtop bed free Wi-Fi sliding door to balcony free local calls voicemail work desk with additional power outlets and ergonomic desk chair free local calls bath amenities and makeup mirror iron ironing board 3rd perso

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Golf
Game room
Jogging track
Tennis
Play ground
Racquetball courts
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Copy service
News stand
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire alarm with light
Cribs available
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

35.2187 -80.8361
Nearby airports
Charlotte/Douglas Intl Airport, (CLT), 8.00, MI, NW;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Charlotte Bobcats Arena: 0.5 mi
  • ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center: 0.6 mi
  • Charlotte Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: 0.7 mi
  • Levine Museum of the New South: 0.7 mi
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: 0.8 mi
  • Discovery Place: 0.9 mi
  • Fourth Ward: 1 mi
  • The Bank of America Stadium: 1.1 mi
  • The Fillmore: 1.5 mi
  • North Carolina Music Factory: 1.6 mi
  • Charlotte Nature Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Freedom Park: 2.1 mi
  • Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary: 2.7 mi
  • The Billy Graham Library: 4.6 mi
  • Charlotte Bobcats Arena: 0.5 mi
  • ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center: 0.6 mi
  • Charlotte Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: 0.7 mi
  • Levine Museum of the New South: 0.7 mi
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: 0.8 mi
  • Discovery Place: 0.9 mi
  • Fourth Ward: 1 mi
  • The Bank of America Stadium: 1.1 mi
  • The Fillmore: 1.5 mi
  • North Carolina Music Factory: 1.6 mi
  • Charlotte Nature Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Freedom Park: 2.1 mi
  • Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary: 2.7 mi
  • The Billy Graham Library: 4.6 mi
  • Carolinas Aviation Museum: 5.3 mi
  • Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve: 7.3 mi
  • Metrolina Expo Center: 8.3 mi
  • Halton Arena: 8.3 mi
  • UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens: 8.7 mi
  • Carowinds: 10 mi
  • US National Whitewater Center: 10.3 mi
  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne: 11.2 mi
  • McDowell Nature Center and Preserve: 11.6 mi
  • Hendrix Motorsports Complex: 12.5 mi
  • Lowe's Motor Speedway: 12.6 mi

Dining

Chambers American Grill
Chambers American Grill serves breakfast traditional lunch and dinner menu. Monday to Friday join us for our famous lunch buffet. Be prepared for fresh food and generous portions.
Side Bar
Sidebar an upscale cocktail lounge just off the lobby features an extensive martini list and a great selection of wines by the glass. From salads to great steaks Side Bar is a great dining experience.

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 (35)

Ratings and reviews for Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
35 out of 35
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.3

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Weekend Wanderess
Raleigh, NC
Jun 16, 2014

A Work In Progress

The Charlotte Plaza Uptown was under construction during our stay. It looks like the improvements will be worthwhile when complete, but it would have been nice to know before arriving that this would be going on. The dining room and bar were closed, several floors were shut down and there were construction materials and workers all around. We ended up in one of the newly remodeled suites and it was fresh and clean. The bathroom was especially nice, but there were some improvements that I think would've been worth the extra money, such as nicer bedding and pillows. While not right in the center of uptown, the hotel is still very conveniently located, an easy walk from most places we wanted to go, and easy to get in and out (once you spot the sign amidst the construction).

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hilary224
Business
Ithaca, ny
Jun 13, 2014

Comfortable spacious rooms

Stayed here one night and it was perfect and comfortable. Way above your average budget hotel. A bit far from the airport but great location otherwise.

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

Business

Review of Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Parsick
vb
Jun 7, 2014

One of the worst ever

I was not informed the hotel was under major renovations. When we drove up it was difficult at best to find the front door. For this uptown hotel you walk into a door with fold out tables and the lobby in major renovations. The room was on the 9th floor and the elevators for the guest were hard to distinguish from those working on the facility. We ended up taking a service elevator and my grandchildren could not even find the elevator and walked 9 flights. There was not pool. There was not restaurant. There were no extras, actually there was no anything but a bed to sleep in. We on numerous occasions as we walked the stairs get off on the wrong floor because nothing was labeled. The floors were dangerously under construction. The bottom level had construction material every where that allowed no parking. You could not exit the main gate out which made you have to leave and circle a couple of blocks to pick up your luggage. It was actually very scary since we were all women and wanted a safe place to stay. It did not feel safe in anyway. There was no security or anything else. I do not and would not recommend this facility to anyone.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Root Boy
Columbus, OH
May 27, 2014

Charlotte Plaza under renovation.

Overall good. A massive renovation was underway which I was not aware of before booking. Many of the stated amenities were under contruction and unavailable. I would not have stayed if I had known in advance. Nevertheless, the staff did everything in their power to accommodate. Paying for parking is a minus. I'm sure that after renovations it will be a nice place to stay.

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

NASCAR Hall of Fame within a 10 minute walk. Heart of downtown a few short blocks away.

Review of Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
cellwop
Doc1784
May 26, 2014

decent...construction. .:(

Ok.........A lot of construction ruined it a little.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
East Coast Jim
Columbus OH
May 16, 2014

Well....

This hotel is located in a great place with lovely views and close to many places to visit. The staff is very friendly. We were not informed of the current construction that has closed the restaurant and the swimming pool. We were told the noise would not be heard on our floor and were asked to sign a printed release regarding the construction. We could hear noise and were sad we weren't informed about the construction before we booked the room.

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

The area due east of the hotel has 34 "mom and pop" style restaurants that appeal to all tastes. John's Kitchen has a good basic breakfast and some wonderful staff who make you feel welcome and they share what they know about the area.

Review of Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
LPRW
Raleigh
May 12, 2014

not as advertized

Hotel is under renovation construction, which should have been noted on booking site. No lobby, no restaurant, no shuttle service. Luckily, our room was one that had already been renovated. That was the only good thing about our stay.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
hertsketw
Business
round hill, va
Apr 29, 2014

Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel

the hotel is under a major remodeling program which was not revealed to me at the time i made my reservation. had i known that, i might have stayed there at a substantially discounted price, or stayed elsewhere.

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

Business

Review of Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Janet Bordeau
West Chazy New York
Apr 18, 2014

Aweful not clean at all

This hotel is under going remodeling and was never informed that when we booked. It was to be just a place to lay our heads and sleep between lay overs. the room they assigned use was just renovated. HA it was disgusting and the bathtub was not clean and there was toe nail clippings on the floor. The restaurant was not open, yeah we could have ordered rom service for 10 dollars for a burger. We opted to get a cab to go somewhere to grab something to eat. We set the alarm and our phone alarms- good thing since I had the alarm on the loudest setting and you could not even hear it. We go in the Lobby to check out, and the gentlemen stated there was coffee if we wanted some. We poured ourselves a cup and it was cold, the front desk gentleman stated he forgot to plug it in to be warm. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MFamiy
Buffalo, NY
Apr 15, 2014

Under renovation and did not accommodate

We had no prior knowledge that this hotel was currently under construction. The staff did nothing to accommodate our needs around construction. The free continental breakfast consisted of a muffin, apple, and granola bar in a brown paper bag. If I were management, I would have had someone like Panera come in and provide a breakfast buffet. The restaurant was closed. The pool was closed. We were not aware of this in advance. Drywall dust everywhere.

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