by Wendy Irvine
Are you a history buff who loves nothing more than sleeping in a hotel from yesteryear? You’re in for a treat. Built in the late 20’s, the Dunhill Hotel is now part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America.
To bring your stay up to modern day snuff, the Dunhill wraps sophisticated amenities into her package, giving the 60 guestrooms a flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and a Keurig coffeemaker. A free area shuttle is also available along with evening cookies in the lobby. A Wednesday wine social happens every week from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast are both complimentary.
The onsite restaurant, The Asbury, serves lunch, dinner and a Sunday brunch. Meals tend toward upscale rustic and menus for kids are on hand.
Location-wise, the Dunhill is in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Only downer? The hotel doesn’t have a pool. The Dunhill does offer complimentary access to the Childress Klein YMCA, which is six minutes from the property by car and loaded in sleek amenities – pool included.
Also, Uptown’s splash park (just a 10-minute walk from the property) called The Green is a three-tiered lawn filled with art and sculptures. In summer, kids can play under the three fish fountains that rain down plenty of the wet stuff. (400 S. Tryon St.)
Our Editor Loves
- Gracious hotel built during Roaring Twenties
- Ideal Uptown location
- Continental breakfast included
- Water Parks
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Their service was great from the moment I booked the room. The staff really did everything they could to make our stay special and make us feel like valued guests. This made it much easier to ignore a couple maintenance issues. Great location, and parking is pretty easy, too. Just remember to validate!
Spent three nights here for my son's wedding. The room was nice but lacked electrical outlets. Only one was free near the door..not convenient for charging phones. The lighting in the bathroom was terrible. I had to put make up on standing in front of the window and using that light holding a small hand mirror I had. A magnifying mirror in the bathroom would be nice. My room was at the end of the hall right across the housekeeping "closet" and they started working quite early each morning...prior to 6:00 AM and waking me up. Also, one of the elevators is out of order until possibly Thanksgiving. Had the included breakfast each morning and will say it was quite good.