Le Méridien Charlotte

555 S McDowell St North Tower | Charlotte, NC 28204  [SEE MAP]Charlotte, NC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Popular rooftop bar, central location and friendly staff
Pricey beverages and high parking fees

This Le Méridien property receives high marks from guests for its convenient proximity to downtown Charlotte and rooftop bar. However, despite being within walking distance of the EpiCentre shopping and dining complex, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and the Spectrum Center (home of the Charlotte Hornets), some previous travelers reported issues with the shower's temperature and water pressure, while others liked the room decor and friendly customer service. Recent guests also appreciated the seasonal outdoor pool and the outdoor pool, along with the large 24-hour fitness center. The drinks and cuisine served at Social Bar & Kitchen and EVOkE restaurant also received rave reviews, although some visitors note that the bar's drink prices are a bit high. But because of Le Méridien's Marriott ties, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

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Location
Charlotte, NC
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 300 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families, Solo travelers

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

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Calling yourself a 'new-age steakhouse' might be the best way to market to Charlotteans, given our proven affinity for the genre.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 397 have reviewed the Le Méridien Charlotte, giving it a rating of 3.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 397 reviews 3.5 (based on 397 reviews)

Guest Rooms

A chalky gray wall with an abstract white city grid serves as the focal art piece for each guest room. White linens complement black and gray furniture for a modern feel. Visitors can choose from rooms with a king or two double platform beds, and all room options feature original artwork, bathrobes, 42-inch LCD TVs and minibars. The larger suites have oval dining sets that can seat six people, as well as a spacious lounge area.
  • Minifridges available upon request
  • Coffee maker and complimentary bottled water included in each room
  • Marble counter tops with square-shaped raised sinks
  • In-room Wi-Fi is free some days of the week and has a daily charge on others; inquire about rates when you book

Standard room size300 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

In the heart of downtown Charlotte, a mile from Independence Park and the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, is one of the few U.S. outposts of the upscale European hotel chain Le Méridien. Le Méridien Charlotte has sweeping city views from its higher levels, a meet-and-greet lobby serving Illy coffee and eclairs and chic black, white and yellow decor throughout. The modern property partners with area art institutions – like the Mint Museum UPTOWN – to offer guests free admission with their room key.
  • LYNX Light Rail sits four blocks away
  • 8 miles east of Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • Within a mile of Charlotte Convention Center and NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($20)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Le Méridien Charlotte has a modern steakhouse called EVOkE, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Diners can expect a wide variety of cuisine, including egg dishes, pastries, sandwiches, pastas and steak, and the restaurant also has more than 40 craft whiskeys. Windows encompass two full walls of the establishment, and wooden slatted panels serve as decor and room dividers, while bulbous light fixtures embody the property’s modern theme. Social Bar & Kitchen serves seasonal small plates and Craft City Social Club is a poolside adult playground, with life-sized Jenga and other games. City Lights Rooftop Bar has panoramic city views, signature cocktails and lounge music.
  • Room service offered from EVOkE from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Le Méridien Charlotte has two pools: one indoor and one seasonal outdoor pool. Both pools are about the same size and are suitable for swimming laps. Neither provides an on-duty lifeguard. The outdoor pool, located right off the lobby, is surrounded by a wooden deck and lush cabanas with flowing curtains, sofas and chandeliers (additional fee applies). The indoor pool has a small hot tub in the same area and is located on the hotel’s second floor.
  • Indoor saltwater pool has nearby bathrooms with showers
  • Outdoor pool is open May through October
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Kids

Le Méridien Charlotte operates with an emphasis on art and culture – its Unlock Art experience affords complimentary admission to a five-story art museum that has art in glass, ceramics, wood and other mediums, and makes for an interesting (and free) outing for the whole family. Younger kids may prefer the Charlotte Nature Museum's pavilion filled with free-flying butterflies and the museum's large outdoor learning space; it’s less than 3 miles from the property.
  • Adjoining rooms available for larger families
  • Cribs available upon request
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The property has a large, white-walled and wooden-floored fitness center overlooking the indoor pool area. Inside, you’ll find multiple stationary bikes, six treadmills, several elliptical and weight-resistance machines, free weights, benches and yoga balls and mats.
  • Guests have 24-hour access with key card
  • Complimentary towels, water and apples
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The property has a small business center for guest use; it’s located on the first floor and has two computers with internet access and printing. The property shares meeting space with the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, which is less than a mile away. Together the two properties offer guests access to a 65,000-square-foot conference center with five ballrooms and multiple breakout rooms. Within the hotel itself, there are several intimate nooks in the lobby, as well as a wood-paneled boardroom with high-back chairs.
  • Faxing available through front desk
  • Planning and catering packages offered
  • Audiovisual services available
  • Business center open 24 hours a day

Number of meeting rooms29

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Le Méridien Charlotte welcomes guests with dogs weighing up to 40 pounds for an additional fee of $25 per pet per day. There are no breed or quantity restrictions. Some pet amenities are available upon request, including pet beds, water bowls and doggy treats.
  • One-time $75 nonrefundable cleaning fee required
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

There are two golf courses – Carolina Golf Club and Myers Park Country Club – located within 5 miles of the property.
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop

    Wedding

    Although Le Méridien Charlotte does offer venue options for weddings, most of the property's event space is located off-site and is shared with it's sister property, the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel. There are several ballrooms available, as well as some smaller spaces for more intimate affairs. The property can help with area vendor recommendations, including florists, photographers, event rentals and bridal consultants. Large events (up to 1,800 people for receptions or 990 people for banquets) can be hosted in the Symphony Ballroom, which is part of the shared event space
    • No outdoor wedding venues available.
    • Discounted rates offered for room block bookings
    • Food and beverage packages available from EVOkE

    Maximum wedding guest capacity1,800

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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