The hotel was ideally located for anything you would like to do in downtown Charlotte. We were pleasantly surprised at the hotel's restaurant , Savannah Red. My only criticism would be that they were doing road construction near the hotel and it made getting to the hotel difficult if you don't know downtown Charlotte. Overall a wonderful experience.
I would definitely recommend this hotel. I have stayed at an Aloft hotel in several locations and I always have a wonderful experience. The front desk people were awesome. Any questions I had, they were very helpful and answered. They were very knowledgeable about the city and good places to eat and shop! It's location was great. Right in the Epicentre, so you would only need to drive for things and places far away but for night life you were in the center of it all. My boyfriend and I already agreed when we come back to Charlotte, we will be staying there again. Even valet was quick and organized.
From the moment of my arrival, I was convinced that I made the right choice for my stay. The check-in process was very smooth. I was given an opportunity to upgrade and took advantage of the offer. Responses to my inquiries about dining, entertainment, shopping, getting around Charlotte, etc., were immediate, helpful and accurate. As I toured the area of the Ritz's location to visit other hotel chain that I most often frequent, I continued to be very happy having chosen the Ritz.
The staff was universally customer focused. Any request was met with an enthusiastic and efficient response. I observed other guests being assisted and came away feeling that my experienced was--as far as I could determine--in keeping with Ritz's approach to serving their guests. The consierge, Mark, especially went above and beyond--at one point--walking me to a restaurant near The Ritz Carlton to make sure I found my way there easily.
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