Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel
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Yes, I know the title should read "Westward Ho", but I Cannot find a way to correct it. Be patient with me this is my first travel blog.
This is the beginning of an Airstream trip to the Southwest. We have made a number of shorter trips in the several years we have had the trailer, but this is to be the first real trip from our home in Lincolnton, NC.
We did not sleep well or long last night, trying to ...
... right spot, we just saw there was enough space, so we called the other 2 to join us and we had a great game!
Though it was just a pre-season game, it was awesome. It was my first NFL game and I loved it. And the Carolina Panthers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, the game was not even bad. We had a lot of fun, talked to some very kind people and saw a pretty good game.
It was a pretty good night. ...
... too, and he is from South Africa.
Afterwards we wanted to do more climbing courses, but then there was lightnings in the sky and everything got closed down. We did not want to wait until they opened again, because it was already 5pm, so we decided to go home and get something to eat.
We had a really fun and exciting day at the White Water Center and I hope I will get to go there again at some time!
... crossing without repairing it. So he turned the plane around to return to Charlotte. About 30 minutes later, pilot again came onto intercom and said we couldn't land at CLT with full tank of fuel, so we'd have to circle in holding pattern until burning down enough fuel for safe landing. So we flew around Virginia and North Carolina for another hour or so. We finally landed without incident at CLT at about 9:30 p.m. The decision to repair ...
... he enjoyed hanging out with Baxter just about more than anything. Baxter is 5 going on 20. Saturday was another day of hanging out and relaxing. It was also the day for the Nationwide Race which started at 2:45 pm. We watched the race and then had fried chicken night. Joyce made her famous fried chicken and BJ doctored some of it up with his special recipe. As they say, it was all good! After dinner some ...
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.