The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte
What We Love
- The 18-hole, par 71 golf course and on-site golf instruction
- An indoor grotto pool and outdoor, poolside kick-back space
- The fresh, locavore fare at the Gallery Restaurant
- The steam-room and sauna-equipped spa with specialty products like Body Bliss, Skinceuticals and FarmHouse Fresh
What To Know
- Wireless Internet access is available for $14.95 per day
- The outdoor pool area is open seasonally
- Free valet parking is available
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A short drive from downtown Charlotte in North Carolina’s rolling hills, the Ballantyne Hotel appeals to golfers, spa-goers and luxury lovers alike. A double-height entry with crystal chandeliers and sunny cathedral ceilings makes a grand impression, as do rooms with marble bathrooms, 10 foot ceilings, Bose sound systems and flatscreen TVs. Onsite you’ll find indoor and outdoor pools, a serene spa, tennis courts and an 18-hole championship PGA golf course. Refuel with nouveau American fare like tuna crudo with citrus-marinated cantaloupe at the Gallery Restaurant, and treat yourself to the refined high tea in the lobby.
In the Area
While it isn’t located right in downtown Charlotte, the hotel rests in some of North Carolina’s most gaze-worthy landscapes. If you can pull yourself away from your plush Ballantyne digs (no easy feat), you’ll find stellar hiking among the towering granite formations at the 22-acre Big Rock Nature Preserve. Exploring on wheels is just as rewarding with scenic drives to the archaeological sites along the Indian Heritage Trail. Sample the contemporary Mediterranean cuisine on Trio Restaurant’s outdoor patio before heading downtown to the intimate Bechtler Museum of Modern Art to see works by Picasso, Calder, Le Corbusier and Miro.
How to Get There
Spent a lovely October weekend her to attend a friend’s daughter’s wedding. Arrived late on a Friday evening with our family of 4 and I was told I was being “upgraded” to a golf course view room with one King bed. I told them that was not an upgrade since I had made my reservation in May and had specifically requested 2 queen beds. It was obvious that they had given all the wedding rate rooms with queen beds away. I insisted on 2 queen beds and with 2 teenage boys a King bed even with a rollaway bed was not going to work. Miraculously, they found a room.
The rest of the weekend went off without a hitch. Beautiful grounds and pool, though I didn’t use it. Room was pretty standard with one bathroom. The lobby bar and gallery restaurant were great places to hang out and drink or grab a small snack. Free coffee in am in lobby, no coffee maker in your room. Wish I had time to go to the spa which looked wonderful.
The rose garden area was a beautiful setting for the wedding and the ballroom for reception was beautifully decorated that evening.
A lovely setting for a wedding and nice place to stay.
Perfect location to spend your vacation: the area around is very green; it’s close to the highway but you don’t hear car noise while you’re in the room; there are restaurants and 24-h shop nearby; there is golf academy right next to the hotel.
It’s about 30 min drive from Charlotte downtown and airport.
Hotel also has spa and pool.
Hotel staff was very friendly, we were also allowed to do check out at 1pm instead of standard 12pm.
Hotel lobby and rooms looks luxurious.
We got a spacious and recently renovated room. It was very clean.
A comfortable king size bed, I had a very good sleep here.
All facilities like bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, shampoo&conditioner, safebox, minibar, bathroom scales, hangers, iron are here. It’s a pity there’s no coffee machine or tea pot in the room. 24h room service.
A disappointing thing - the walls are very thin and you can hear all the activity in the hall which starts quite early.
Another disappointing notice that housekeeping didn’t changed dirty bed sheets (chocolate spots), just made up the bed and that’s all.
Free WiFi speed was good: download 1,55 MB/s, upload 1,14 MB/s. If it’s not enough for you, you can buy a premium option for 4,95 USD per day.
Valet parking is free.
You can also enjoy afternoon tea from Wednesday to Saturday.
I definitely recommend staying here and I’ll stay here again with pleasure.
I reserved a week in advance and when we got there, the table was all set for us.
Everything looked fancy and super nice!
We started off with selecting flavor of tea, we were 5 ladies in our group and so we got to try five different teas. We got the white tea (jasmine), earl grey, green tea, their special for that day (cranberry) and another black tea that I forgot.
We also got mini sandwiches and pastries! Everything was delicious!
From our tea selection, I would recommended the white tea, it was amazing!
Afternoon Tea was spectacular and highly recommended!