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Best Hotels With Free Breakfast In Charlotte

July 5, 2014 8:00 AM

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The arrival of summer means vacation time and road trips. Careful planning is needed to keep everyone in the family vehicle happy. When deciding on accommodations for a family vacation, one important aspect is the offer of free breakfast for everyone, a major cost saver. Here are five places for travelers to spend the night away from home that offer the best free breakfast in Charlotte. Great customer service and interesting locations around town are other advantages that these hotels offer.
Dunhill Hotel
237 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 332-4141

Since 1929, the Dunhill Hotel has offered some of North Carolina’s most luxurious accommodations. When select packages are booked directly with the hotel, complimentary breakfast is available right next door at the Asbury. This new dining establishment offers fine meals prepared by an executive chef. The Dunhill’s convenient Uptown location is mere steps away from some of Charlotte’s best cultural features, including the NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Discovery Place (the science museum) with the IMAX Theater and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library, voted one of the best in the nation. Since one of Charlotte’s major industries is banking, main branches of major financial institutions may also be found within walking distance on Tryon Street.

Drury Inn and Suites Charlotte Northlake
6920 Northlake Mall Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216
(704) 599-8882

Located near one of Charlotte’s newer shopping areas, Northlake Mall, guests are pleased with the newness and cleanliness of this hotel and the large rooms. Drury Inn’s hospitality extends throughout the day and into the evening. The hot breakfast can include scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy and Belgian waffles that guests can make themselves. Cold beverages and free food — salads, baked potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs for example — are also available at the “5:30 Kickback®.” With such an array of heavy hors d’oeuvres, dinner may not be necessary.

Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte-Airport
2731 Little Rock Road
Charlotte, NC 28214
(704) 394-6455

The Hampton Inn has had a reputation for serving free, hot breakfast for many years. The Charlotte location near Douglas International Airport also offers an alternative to a hot breakfast for travelers who might be rushing to make a flight. Ask for one of the free Hampton On the Run® Breakfast Bags to take care of the most important meal of the day in a healthy way. If not in a rush, relax in the heated pool and spa.

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Residence Inn Charlotte Uptown
404 S. Mint St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 340-4000

There’s an upscale feel to this Third Ward location. Guests can take a brief stroll to visit new facilities including Romare Bearden Park, where many free cultural activities are programmed, and the Charlotte Knights baseball facility. The Residence Inn is also within walking distance of the Bank of America Stadium, home of Carolina Panthers football. Whether at morning or evening time, the menu is great. A vast variety of breakfast items win high praise, and the bar and lounge menu offerings are a plus. Environmentally conscious drivers should note that there are three recharging spaces for electric cars.

Staybridge Suites Charlotte
15735 John J. Delaney Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 248-5000

Located in South Charlotte, the Staybridge Suites offer a kitchenette, a convenience for travelers who prefer to cook and save some cash. Amenities also include good cooked food for those who don’t want to spend precious vacation time over a hot stove. Several guest reviews mention the great breakfast choices offered here. There is also free fare during happy hour, providing satisfying food and drink that might preclude the need for an evening meal. Another strength is the friendly customer service offered. Visitors have noted that the staff goes out of its way to make customers happy.

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Jacquelin Celeste Peters has produced award winning radio programs at WPFW Pacifica-Washington. She is a Culture and Events Examiner in Charlotte, North Carolina, which she calls home. Her work can be found at


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