If you are planning a trip to the south, and Charlotte in particular, you are no doubt looking from some real southern hospitality. While you certainly can find some almost anywhere in the south, these independent hotels will give you southern hospitality plus great service and value.
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The Dunhill Hotel
The Dunhill Hotel is a boutique uptown property listed in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America. Dating from 1929, the guest rooms still have that 1920s ambiance with writing desks, armoires, and marble bathrooms, but with modern hotel perks. Amenities include a flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, Keurig coffeemaker, Wi-Fi, and turn-down service. Among the hotel amenities are a complimentary tea and coffee bar, evening homemade cookies, shoe shine service, and free area shuttle. The Asbury, the property’s celebrated restaurant, serves classic and updated Southern specialties. With a central Charlotte site and steps from downtown, its best to book early. The hotel has just 60 rooms with rates starting at $210. For an extra special stay, the 10th floor Penthouse Suite features two balconies for the best views of Charlotte.
Drury Inn & Suites Charlotte University Place
Guests appreciate the friendly staff, great site, and free breakfast and Wi-Fi at Drury Inn & Suites Charlotte University Place. Add an indoor pool, outdoor pool, fitness center, and pets (if you bring one). Rooms are comfortable and make you feel like you are at home, with microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, and desk. Perhaps best of all, rooms start at $132 per night.
Drury Inn & Suites Charlotte Northlake
Drury Inn & Suites Charlotte Northlake has the same great features as its sister property at University Place. The area is even better if you are going to Bank of America Stadium. It’s a short drive to catch a football game (NFL’s Carolina Panthers; University of North Carolina football) or a major concert. Room rates start at $132 per night.
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The Morehead Inn
if you are looking for a warm and inviting beautiful neighborhood inn, this is the property for you. The Morehead Inn is a Colonial Revival mansion dating from 1917 in the historic district of Dilworth. With beautiful gardens and public rooms, The Morehead Inn is classic south with an elegant atmosphere and gracious southern hospitality. The property features just 12 suites decorated with antiques, with some having fireplaces. Rooms are cozy and comfortable and include breakfast and Wi-Fi. It’s a short drive or walk to the city center of Charlotte. Rates start at $129 per night.
The Duke Mansion
Housed in a grand building dating from 1915 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Duke Mansion, a boutique bed-and-breakfast property, sits on 4.5 acres of landscaped grounds not far from downtown Charlotte. Each of 20 guest rooms blend vintage southern charm and feature designer toiletries and luxury robes, plush beds with fine linens and goose-down pillows, plus free Wi-Fi and a TV with DVD player. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs and/or sleeping porches. The property offers a complimentary breakfast. There’s a guest library, fitness center, and attractive gardens. Room rates start at $240 per night.