High Maintainence Traveler A review of The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge
We stayed for one night while traveling. The hotel is very well maintained and the staff was very friendly. My wife used the spa and enjoyed her massage. The room service was as good as room gets. The lobby is above average and the bar was very good. Reminded me of a Ritza Carlton in a lot of ways.
Now, all this said... it was our first visit to Charlotte. A wonderful, modern Southern jewel. However, the hotel just seemed out of place. It was smack dab in the middle of a commercial development park. Yes, there was a golf course behind the hotel, but a mall was adjacent to teh hotel. This resort belongs in a more secluded area and just didnt seem to "fit" in its location. I understand Charlotte is growing, but the city planners need to take some lessons on approving resorts of this nature.
In conclusion, a wonderful resort, top notch, great value, but it just seemed lost.
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