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Drury Inn & Suites Charlotte University Place
Ranked #26 of 178 Hotels in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa
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3 reviews
“All the amenties for a great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2010

This hotel offered all the amenities of an expensive hotel, but at a very reasonable price. The beds were comfortable and had a selection of pillows with a variety of thickness to provide the most comfort for each individual. The TV's were very nice flat screens. The lobby was beautiful with a fancy chandelier. It had an elevator with windows so you could see the lobby as you rode in the elevator. Great pool. The best part was a great breakfast variety and also great appetizers and free drinks in the evenings! The staff was also very friendly!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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Middlesex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2010

We stayed at the Drury Inn from August 31st until September 5th for the Uproar Festival concert. We found the Drury on Google just by searching for hotels near the Verizon Amphitheater. When we checked in, we knew right away this was going to be a great place to stay. The lady who checked us in, Chicora, was pleasant, helping, and very hospitable to us throughout our whole stay, she even remembered my mom & I's names, which is something I have never experienced at a hotel. The first room we checked in to, the refrigerator wasn't working. We called down to the front desk and spoke with the assistant manager, Florence, who was very understanding and moved us to another room with no problems at all.

The 5:30 kickback is awesome. The lady who supervises over that area & runs the bar, Brittany, was very helpful & hospitable as well. The food tasted great, you could easily have dinner at the 5:30 kickback, because everything was free and you get as many trips back to the buffet as you'd like. They have Pepsi products on the fountain consiting of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, MUG Root Beer, Pink Lemonade, Mountain Dew, and water, and each adult 21+ gets a ticket for three free alcoholic beverages during their stay.

The room we were staying in was very comfortable, you couldn't hear noises from the lobby or elevator at all, and we were about 15 steps from the elevator.

The pool was really neat too. Part of it is indoors and part of it is outdoors. During the summer, the partial divider between the outside and inside part is pulled up and you swim under the glass to go to the outside part or back to the inside part. The water was very clear. The hot tub was hot, jets worked perfectly, clear water, everything was GREAT.

The breakfast was awesome too. It's in the same area as the 5:30 kickback. This isn't your standard hotel cereal & pastries breakfast, although they do have those if you want it. You can get eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, and also, a waffle iron that produces a HUGE waffle. Coffee, juices, and soda are available to drink as well.

Quite honestly, I could NOT find a problem with anything at this hotel. I would recommend this hotel to ANYONE. Everything was great :)

  • Stayed September 2010
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Waipahu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2010

Happy to stay at Drury Inn. First time using Drury. Nice location, lots of shops. Felt it was in above higher economic area. Shopping mall seems newer. A Security police area next street. Great free breakfast, free internet- dsl line in room, quiet and safe area. Elevator and door location all over so easy in and out of hotel. Was impressed on first visit. Would come back if visit Charlotte again. GOOD.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Saint Augustine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2010

Great hotel!!! Located next ro the mall and the interstate...PF Changs and Panera you can walk to! Clean, comfy beds, little pool, free breakfast... We got a suite, for about 20$ more, well worth it! Very pet friendly, higher end hotel. You will be comfortable here for business or with family...

  • Stayed August 2010
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

Beautiful, clean room. Pets allowed. Free Breakfast, computer with internet, clean pool, gym, wonderful reception with drinks and snacks every evening, terrific staff. Will look for more Drury Inns whenever I am traveling down south.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Mts of western NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2010

We thought we would try this Drury after an excellent experience in San Antonio earlier this year. This Drury is in an easy to reach location right off the interstate. We had no trouble finding it after a day at Carowinds. The lobby is clean and we were promptly greeted by friendly desk personnel. The air-conditioned hallways were quite welcome from the summer heat. The room was clean and had a large screen LG televsion with free HBO which we enjoyed that evening. The carpets were clean, The bathroom and shower area were very clean with everything functioning properly. I though tthe bed was too soft but my wife loved it. Individual preferences. The wall controlled thermostat worked fine and controlled the a/c to our liking. The small microwave did it's job and the small fridge kept drinks cool but was not up to freezing ice cubes in the compartment provided (too weak or worn out). It was also a bit noisy in the quiet of the night at bedtime. The evening snacks in the lobby (5:30 - 7:00) were fun and typically cheap but we don't rate motels on food quality. It is just a perk. The same with the breakfast. If you don't want to drive anymore after arrival there is a TGIF restaurant within 200' of the parking area. No streets to cross, just walk over. There is also a steakhouse but across the street. The pool area is different as it is both an indoor/outdoor pool. Not particularly inviting but it is there for those that want to enjoy a swim. For those that arrive in nice cars or bring show cars to the nearby Charlotte Speedway the parking area was safe and protected by shrubbery and decorative iron fencing. No issues on the night we stayed. We would definitely recommend this Drury and we will be back.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2010

Our first experience with the Drury Inn & Suites was last year in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was an excellent park and cruise deal, even though they hadn't "invented" the 5:30KICKBACK™ at that point. It was $99, including 5 days of parking, free breakfast in the morning, and free drinks (& chips w/ salsa) at night. Couldn't beat it, even without the hot snacks they have going on now! It was elegantly appointed, clean...very "old rich" feeling, professionally staffed, convenient to the French Quarter (all walking distance), and comfortable.

Fast forward to now. We got up on the first day of a three-day weekend with the thought in mind to go no more than a full tank of gas away and find a nice B&B to relax in. I surfed and surfed and never found anything that fit our needs. My husband says, "Just find us a Drury". Okay, so now things quickly got easier! I found one within a few hours of home! I read the hotel information, looked at the pictures, checked the reviews, & picked up the phone! Within 40 minutes we were out the door.

The hotel is beautiful. Built around 4 or 5 years ago but in great shape!
We got all of this for $99 per night:

-A two room king suite. CLEAN. CLEAN. Spacious. Wi-Fi (nice & fast). Very nicely furnished. A 40" (or maybe it was 42") LCD TV in each room. Fridge/microwave hidden inside the armoire below the TV in the living room). VERY comfortable bed. Triple sheeting for that extra comfort...plus 6 pillows (I'm sure the extra two I found in the closet were intended for the pullout sofa in the living room!). Also, this particular hotel has the sofa bed linens in the closet for you whereas some hotels have them only upon request.

-Free coffee all day long (the milk machine is full all day, too)

-Free Soda & popcorn from 3p-10p

-The 5:30KICKBACK™ Here's the menu (cut & paste):

https://wwwc.druryhotels.com/content/assets/530_kickback_menu.pdf

(It was AWESOME! So much food we didn't spend a dime on eating out!)
Includes 3 free alcoholic drinks per guest

-FREE BREAKFAST! Huge Belgian Waffles (they also provide sugar-free syrup on the bar if you need it), sausage patties, scrambled eggs (served with condiments of salsa, diced ham, & shredded cheese so you can make a simple "omelett"), french toast, biscuits & gravy, bagels, big fat (I mean, 3/4" thick) multigrain (with the seeds in it) toast, of course millk, juices, cereals, apples, and banannas; and I think that's it. The neat thing, too, is that they keep both evening and morning buffets going and full right up until the end.

-Professional staff. If you get the chance, ask to meet "Florin" (I don't know how to spell it). She is the manager (or one of them). EXTREMELY nice, engaging, and accommodating.

-The room felt like home, except with daily maid service! We went out for the afternoon and came back to find everything right back in it's place. Fresh towels, tissue, and even new soaps. Sometimes that's a one-shot thing with hotels in this recession! The maid even went as far as to take the blanket we had gotten from the closet the night before (and tossed on top of the other bedding) and made it up into the bed when she made it. Normally I have found that if we use an extra blanket it's simply folded up & either put back into the closet (as in, "this is for the extra bed...leave it alone") or folded up and laid across the end of the bed at other places. It's a small thing; but I thought it was a really nice touch.

-Also, IF you would like to go out for something else to eat at any point or even just to hang out, there is a TGIFriday's that you can walk to. It's directly in front of the hotel.

As a side note, we're going to book the Drury Inn & Suites Indianapolis for September 2011 for our trip home from Mackinac Island as well. I can't even book yet because it's too far out; but I've already researched the hotel, the reviews, the pricing. I'm ready without hesitation!

If you'd like to see more pictures (in a fun format) & HELP ME get 20 people to view it so that I can download it free, you are welcome to view our slideshow! :) It's a neat slideshow website that TripAdvisor offers us to share our travel pictures!

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-Stephanie

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Drury Inn & Suites Charlotte University Place
Address: 415 West W T Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262
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Region: United States > North Carolina > Charlotte > Mineral Springs
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Charlotte
#16 Family Hotel in Charlotte
#26 Business Hotel in Charlotte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Drury Inn & Suites Charlotte University Place 3*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Charlotte Drury Inn & Suites is located in the University City neighborhood, south of University of North Carolina and University Research Park. Our hotel is less than two miles from IKEA, and shopping and restaurants are walking distance! Your stay includes free hot breakfast and free 5:30 Kickback(R) with hot food and cold beverages - every evening! ... more   less 
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