Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and though it is not the Capitol, it is famously known as the “Queen City”, a nickname bestowed upon it in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818), the Queen consort of the United Kingdom and wife to King George lll. The city was settled in 1755 and incorporated as early as 1768. It’s residents refer to themselves as Charlotteans and take great pride in their city with it’s abundance of activities, it’s diverse culture and vibrancy and it’s sub-tropical climate. Charlotte has a large variety of travel accommodations for the budget traveler. Here are some of the best that offer great locations and amenities at a great price.