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The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

201 E Trade St | Charlotte, NC 28202-2423  [SEE MAP]Charlotte, NC  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Spacious rooms, indoor pool and delicious food
Fees for Wi-Fi access
Sitting just one block from the Spectrum Center in downtown Charlotte, this Ritz lives up to its brand's name. The hotel's muted wood tones are offset by large, colorful examples of contemporary art, while the spacious guest rooms house oversized beds and large bathrooms. All accommodations are also equipped with iPod docking stations, work desks and two flat-screen TVs – one in the bedroom and one in the bathroom's mirror, though there is a fee for Wi-Fi. Although room rates are typically high, visitors say that the experience is worth the splurge. For many, the hotel's spa – which offers a diverse treatment menu, as well as a peaceful indoor pool – seals the deal on a great stay. For others, it's the hearty French cuisine served at BLT Steak (BLT standing for Bistro Laurent Tourondel), not to mention the confectionary creations found at Bar Cocoa. Members participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program can use and earn points by staying here.
Charlotte, NC
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 146 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Opulent



  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards 2019

Condé Nast Traveler


The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is indeed the granddaddy of luxury hotels in the area, and it has all the bells and whistles you might expect.



This contemporary Charlotte hotel has gone green — it has a vegetated roof, its own beehives, a spa with organic and eco-friendly treatments, a hybrid house car and complimentary bicycles (with a bike valet, this is a luxury hotel after all).

Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019

Travel + Leisure


Before diving between Frette linens in one of the 146 guest rooms, decide on your nightcap of choice in one of two new dining spots: Urban Sip is dedicated to wine and scotch, whereas Bar Cocoa is all about dessert.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 793 have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: 

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 793 reviews 4.5 (based on 793 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The eco-friendly guest rooms at the Ritz-Carlton feature modern decor in shades of gold and green. There are floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, along with work desks, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and seating areas. Bathrooms have marble baths, separate rain showers and bathtubs, double sinks and lighted makeup mirrors.
  • Internet access available for $9.95 per night

Standard room size506 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is the hotel chain’s first LEED-built property and features sustainable dining, rooftop beehives, eco-friendly spa treatments, complimentary bicycles and hybrid vehicles, plus electric car charging stations. Situated in the Uptown neighborhood of Charlotte, the property is less than a block from Spectrum Center, and within walking distance of restaurants, shops, the convention center and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
  • Light rail and bus stops within one block
  • Complimentary transportation within the I-277 loop available
  • Located about 8 miles east of Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($40)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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


There are multiple dining options within the hotel, including BLT Steak – a contemporary steakhouse combining French techniques with urban style. There’s also Bar Cocoa, featuring chocolates, along with chef-created pastries, cakes and French macarons. The K Lounge, off the lobby, serves small plates along with full bar service, and The Punch Room serves handcrafted cocktails in a retro, drinking den-inspired setting. Hidden Wine boutique has a vast collection of wine, Champagne and a cheese humidor, and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m.
  • Reservations recommended at BLT Steak
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • Cocoa Lab offers culinary classes

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

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


The property has an Aqua Lounge with an indoor pool and whirlpool. Situated within the hotel's spa, the pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and windows overlooking downtown Charlotte.
  • Complimentary access
  • Eco-friendly saline pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Charlotte offers 100% organic treatments, including facials, massages, body treatments and health and wellness services. The facility is situated on the top two floors of the hotel and features four treatment rooms along with separate men’s and women’s lounges with steam rooms, saunas and showers.
  • Manicure and pedicure studio
  • Spa boutique
  • Packages available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


While The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is more a business-focused hotel, the property does provide Ritz Kids activity packets at check-in. There are also cribs and rollaway beds available, along with an indoor pool.
  • On-site bike valet along with complimentary bicycles
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The 13,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa, Charlotte is located on the top two levels of the hotel and has a fitness center with cardio and strength-training equipment. Plus, there is a movement studio and cycle studio, along with an Aqua Lounge, which includes an indoor pool and whirlpool.
  • Complimentary bicycles and bike valet
  • Personal training sessions and weekend yoga
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte has more than 12,000 square feet of eco-friendly meeting space. There is a ballroom along with nine function rooms and the Urban Garden, an atrium-style space. The hotel offers green meeting planning, along with audiovisual setup and electrical services.
  • Volunteaming planning
  • Shipping and receiving services
  • Full-service catering

Number of meeting rooms9

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


The hotel is equipped to host indoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. The are multiple venues available, including The Urban Garden – a glass-roofed setting with space for up to 350 guests. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom offers a modern space with chandeliers, 18-foot ceilings and a pre-function area. The Great Room and The Den are ideal for smaller weddings. Ballroom can host seated dinners for up to 450 guests or receptions with up to 600 guests.
  • On-site wedding specialist to manage the details
  • Customized gourmet menus and wedding cakes

Maximum wedding guest capacity600

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

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