The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
What We Love
- 90 by-the-glass vinos and 35 single-malts at Urban Sip
- Cooking classes and sweet bites at Bar Cocoa
- The Honey Detox and Chocolate Truffle treatment at the spa
What To Know
- Dogs weighing 40 lbs. or less are welcome
- Free weekday morning transportation is available
- WiFi is $9.95 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With 18 stories of environmentally conscious (not to mention elegant) rooms, a massive spa and fitness center and a swank uptown location, these are some of the plushest digs in Charlotte. Ten-foot ceilings, 400-thread count linens, 42” flat-screens (with another in the bathroom mirror) and Bose Wave Radios with sleep sound modules seriously spoil in the 146 rooms. And the culinary options are even more indulgent. Think tapas and artisanal cheeses paired with 35 different single malts and live jazz at Urban Sip; chocolate brunch, chocolate afternoon tea and chocolate-and-champagne tasting dinners at Bar Cocoa. And then there’s Laurent Tourondel’s renowned BLT Steak. Work it off in the 24-7 fitness center, or bliss out in the 13,000 square foot spa with steam, sauna and experience showers, a whirlpool and swimming pool and a manicure-pedicure studio.
In the Area
With 120 restaurants and upwards of 50 nightclubs, your location in uptown Charlotte puts you in the center of the action. Book dinner at Food + Wine magazine favorite Kalu Asian Kitchen or load up on Southern soul food at Nana’s. Get in on North Carolina’s burgeoning craft beer scene with a stop at Dillinger’s Tap Room or go brewery hopping with Charlotte Brew Tours. The 5 ½-acre Marshall Park is a great place to relax lakeside with skyline views or catch a concert in the outdoor amphitheater. The New Gallery showcases everyone from Picasso to Warhol to Damien Hirst.
How to Get There
It was our third time staying here for a football game vs the Seahawks (I know, my review is a little late, but better late than never!) Great stay, walking proximity to stadium. Nice Christmas decorations in the lobby, friendly staff, we were able to use the locker rooms at the spa since our room was not ready. The rooms were all renovated over summer 2018 and our room was spacious and clean. Great breakfast restaurant, great service in the lobby lounge, the only bummer is that the speakeasy was closed. Great pool and hot tub area. Would only stay here when returning to Charlotte.
Everything about this location is top-notch. The spa specifically is very high end, clean, and simply makes this hotel. Make sure to visit the spa here regardless of whether you are getting a service or not.
Took my wife for a night away and after a Hornets game it gets no better than to come back to the Ritz. We stayed in an executive suite and had so much room and everything was just as it should be. Large rooms, large bathroom and upscale is all that needs to be said.
We stayed in a beautiful suite at the Ritz Carlton Charlotte. Everything about the property was amazing. We had dinner at the onsite property and were quite amazed with the food. The hotel lobby smells wonderful as do most Ritz properties so as you enter take a deep breath and realize you have arrived!
I came for a two night getaway and to see a Panthers game. Everything was fabulous...service-wise and the hotel's quality. The best parts were a clean room, nice indoor pool and jacuzzi, and the live jazz in the lobby on the weekends. I would definitely go back.
Side note: It's a shame you have to go to a 5 Star hotel just to get the amenities and cleanliness you typically experience at home (and I'm not implying fancy at home, just not Spartan like most hotels these days).