Top Budget Hotels for Exploring Charlotte, North Carolina


Charlotte is one of the American South’s top destinations, and its popularity is easy to understand. It can cater to absolutely every type of tourist and match any budget with its rich history, great selection of museums, varied outdoor activities, and slew of child-friendly exhibitions and fun events. The bustling nightlife, vivid art scene, and entertainment options appeal to the younger crowds. To help you plan your trip, read on for a list of budget Charlotte hotels to choose from. It’s a varied list of the best low-price options to make sure you find a venue that fits your travels.


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The Dunhill Hotel

If you want to enjoy a stay in a historic Charlotte hotel without breaking the bank, The Dunhill Hotel should definitely be at the top of your list. Vintage furniture adorns the rooms, yet the hotel does not shy away from top-of-the-line amenities. If you want a bit more luxury, choose the Premier or Executive rooms and save by booking online — preferably well in advance. The Carolina Theater Pocket Park and the Spirit Square Center for the Arts are both within walking distance, and so is the popular Capital Grille restaurant. If you need to work off the excess food and cocktails, the hotel offers a complimentary fitness pass to the local YMCA.

Red Roof Inn Charlotte UNCC

Staying at a budget hotel doesn’t have to mean you lose out on the amenities and services you love, and the Red Roof Inn Charlotte UNC is determined to prove that. Offering relaxing rooms with free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, premium cable channels, desks for business travelers, and refrigerators, the hotel also greets you with coffee and tea in the lobby, and has a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool to keep you in shape. All this for prices starting at around $60 per night for the superior rooms. If you’re traveling with your family, you’ll be happy to know even your furry friends can stay at this hotel.

Morehead Inn

A colonial revival house is home to the Morehead Inn, a cozy stay in Charlotte that will win you over with its charm. The garden is one of the guests’ favorites, as they like to indulge under the shade of the trees. Enjoy this grand manor experience and join the other guests for breakfast in the main dining room. You will be enjoying freshly baked pastries and waffles, and a properly served breakfast for which only real china is used. If you wanted to enjoy the South’s high life in a Colonial setting, then you’ve come to the right place.

Relax Inn Charlotte

As its name implies, the Relax Inn Charlotte aims to provide comfort and relaxation above all else. Cozy rooms with ironing boards, refrigerators, microwave ovens, and free local calls and Wi-Fi will make your stay a pleasant experience. The Historic Rosedale Plantation and Shoppes at University Place are both extremely close. The University of North Carolina is only a bit further, but a visit at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens would make your six-mile trip worthwhile.

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