Omni Charlotte Hotel $$
132 E. Trade St., Charlotte
COST: $150–250 per night
The best part of the Omni Charlotte Hotel is the rooftop sundeck and swimming pool. The views are stunning and no doubt helped the 374-room hotel ($199–227 d) earn its AAA Four Diamond rating. The lobby connects the hotel to the Overstreet Mall with its 30 shops and restaurants.
You can choose from five different room designs. The deluxe rooms are standard hotel rooms, but the Club Signature Rooms, Executive Suites, and Parlor Suites offer more space and signature amenities like upscale bath products, rainfall showers, and turndown service.
The best room in the house is the Randolph Scott Suite, a 1,200-square-foot room with a garden tub, sitting room, and stunning view of Independence Square and all of the Uptown action.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition