Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel
Travel Blogs from Charlotte
... Ed retires.
The afternoon found us with family at the classic car show at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Ed's brother Robert had two cars entered in the show and as President of his regional AMC car club was responsible for keeping a lot of things going. He was quite busy! His club brought quite a few beautifully restored and original stock cars that were awesome to see. The entire show was ...
... to know that I am going to be gone for so long. I am so excited for my trip but I am going to miss so much, like, my class, co-workers, friends, and of course Wylie! I'm off to pick up some last minute things for our trip. I'll write tomorrow about our adventures at the airport! Thanks for Reading, Miss ...
... about 7:30 and had the chance to take Maggie on a much needed walk. Our camp site is just outside the speedway so Ed and Maggie enjoyed taking a selfie under the entrance sign, while I sat down in a zero gravity chair at the campsite to work on this blog post. That's when we both saw a gorgeous sunset! What a wonderful end to our first day of travel!
But wait! As Ed walked up with a much more relaxed Maggie and ...
Our flight from Tel Aviv was 2 hours delayed. After about 11 hours in the air, we arrived in Newark. The flight out of Newark was waiting for us (praise the Lord). We rushed to catch it. Everyone made it. No one had to spend the night in NJ. ...
The captain I flew with was Robert. I've flown with him 1 time before, just to Harrisburg and back. The first officer was Joshua Grigsby. I've flown with him once before quite awhile ago. The flight attendant was Brigette. I've never flown with her but she was in Phoenix when I was there so I knew her from my short time there but we never flew together when we were both in Phoenix. She came to Charlotte about a month before I came ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel
NIce hotel, pleasant stay
This is a well-managed hotel with a responsive staff. I have stayed here many times and the hotel has always been up to standard and problem-free. The indoor/outdoor pool is pleasant and the food at the restaurant is fairly good. While this is not a luxury hotel, I would definiitely return here due to its great location and well-trained staff that consistently delivers a generally high-quality product.
this hotel has a lovely reception AREA, but the front desk and the reception you get there is totally indifferent.
My partner and I stayed at this Sheraton for one night at the end of April; we flew in late and wanted somewhere close to stay before continuing our vacation further in North Carolina. Free shuttle from the airport that runs 24 hours a day--pleasant driver. Shattered my image of what a airport hotel looked like--this one was quiet and felt modern. Our floor was quiet and freshly done. The lobby is impressive and has great water sounds from a fountain and the pool. I was very, very ill the night we flew in and was sick all night, so I can truly say that I noticed a lot about my room during the night because I couldn't sleep. I think our room was handicapped accessible because the bathroom was enormous. Decor was great--a nice navy blue, fluffy comforter that matched the wall paper. Lots of desk and sitting space. Bathroom was huge and great water pressure. Ordered room service for breakfast and the portions were massive. Would have liked to have enjoyed the fitness center, but was too sick. Front desk was pleasant, not overly nice. Would definitely stay there again and try out the indoor/outdoor pool.
We used this hotel as an overnighter on our way to Belize.
Our family of 4 stayed at this hotel on our way to Florida, during the first week of February 2006. Although the hotel is not hard to find, we were driving and got lost. I called the concierge twice for directions and he was extremely helpful.
I got stranded in Charlotte this past weekend due to the bad weather in the Northeast and had the misfortune to have to stay 2 nights here. The hotel itself is passable and the rooms are not too bad but the staff and the service here totally suck!! Just a few examples:
I stayed her for one night in May. The check in was friendly and they asked if I needed help with luggage, which I declined. Lobby had lots of comfy sofas and a large gas fireplace.
I received a king non-smoking room--huge. Navy down comforter on a mahogany sleigh bed. Large tv, marble floor, nice art work (reproduction of English water colors of castles and landscapes)Large desk, free shuttle to airport.. I paid $31 on Priceline for the room. It is now an excellent property and I'm glad to see that the renovation has vastly improved it.
It's Seen Better Days
I pretty much echo the earlier sentiments, though bell service isn't that big of a deal for me. There was a Shriner or some other conference there. The wait at the elevators was ten or more minutes. The Club Lounge was a dump.
When I stayed at the Sheraton Airport in Charlotte, NC, I had never really known what a truly BAD hotel experience can be like... First of all, I went with my brother and his wife and had requested well in advance to have connecting rooms. That did not happen, and any attempt to speak with the manager about the situation proved fruitless. But what REALLY got me is that the Sheraton hosted a national dog gathering at the hotel that weekend. I believe the dog breed was the Vishlu or something like that. Really gorgeous dog. About 500 of them in the lobby of a hotel where I plan to relax and spend time with my family? Not so cute. The lobby reeked of "dog." It was an absolute nightmare, and had the hotel made us aware of this situation prior to our arrival or reservations, we might have thought to stay elsewhere. What really got me, though, was the uselessness of the staff, particularly the manager. Also, when we asked for a closeby restaurant recommendation, we were sent on a treasure hunt out in the middle of nowhere. We drove about 30 minutes each way, only to get lost and end up at a Chili's due to aggravation and hunger. Stay at this hotel at your own risk.
We learned the hard way that this hotel has only one bellman (and not enough luggage carts), which in effect means that you have to be prepared to carry your own luggage. When I asked the manager how a hotel that calls itself "Airport Plaza" can get away with having only one bellman, his response was that the hotel is not really an airport hotel, it's a business-oriented hotel that happens to be near the airport (you can't make this stuff up). In the end, the manager carried our luggage himself, and gave us vouchers for free breakfast in the morning. Apparently this is a cheaper way for them to handle the problem than to hire adequate bell staff. Breakfast came in the form of an ambitious buffet, but everything was cold. When my wife asked the waiter for a new cup of coffee (because it was cold too), he offered, with a straight face, to put it in the microwave for her. I'm glad I didn't pay for breakfast. This is a shame, because the hotel is convenient and rather pretty. If only it were run properly.