A historic crown jewel in the Queen City.
This hotel originally opened in 1929 as the Mayfair Manor. When it was renovated in 1987, many of its period features were restored to their original elegance. The lavish lobby suggests the glamour of a bygone era with hand-sewn draperies, Oriental rugs and original artwork. But it's the regal service that makes this place stand out. It is an oasis for tourists and upscale business travelers amid the hustle and bustle of uptown. Each individually decorated guest room features 18th-century furniture. As well, they contain modern amenities such as TVs and refrigerators well-stocked with complimentary beverages---both are cleverly concealed in an armoire, and doeskin robes. There is nightly turn down service available complete with chocolate square. Work areas include antique desks, modem ports, wireless Internet access and voice mail. The sky-high penthouse suite offers a dining area, glass-enclosed Jacuzzi tub and gas log fireplace, as well as amazing views. The on-site Monticello was named Best Hotel Restaurant by Charlotte Magazine. Guests enjoy privileges at the Crown Athletic Club.