Lovely old building with great southern charm. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay and had a great, full, made to order breakfast and then looped around the gardens. Even though it was cold and only daffodils were out the gardens still made a good impression. We'd love to come back later in the spring to see it for real.
We had a large room with screened in porch and massive bathroom with double showers and two person jacuzzi. A comfy big bed and free wifi fit the bill for us. We enjoyed wandering the halls and reading the history. 5 stars for sure.
Be aware that they are more of an inn than a B&B. We didn't mind, but I know a lot of B&B guests are there for that homey touch and you probably aren't going to get it here. For example, there isn't an owner/host. It is staffed by employees (who were great) but they aren't going to entertain you with stories about how they got into the business or whatever. Also, they seem to do a lot of wedding and corporate events. Again, it didn't bother us, but each time we walked through a certain hall, there was a new couple going over wedding reception plans and one whole wing of the building was set aside for a morning breakfast business meeting of some corporation. We didn't even know they were there until we were outside in the garden and saw the full parking lot and looked through a window to see the classic "I'm going to shoot myself if this guy shows me another powerpoint slide" faces. So I don't consider it a problem, but you might. Now that I think about it, if we had arrived earlier in the evening, we would have wondered why there wasn't a downstairs living room with big sofas and a warm fire. The reason would have been because what by rights ought to be a common area, is set up with conference room tables.
Anyway, we had a great time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1915, this historic home in Charlotte, North Carolina has 20 unique guest rooms. All have queen or king size beds with private bath. A full cooked to order breakfast is also included. While at The Duke Mansion, stroll our four and a half acres of beautifully maintained grounds or relax on the front porch in a rocking chair. Find yourself in Southern Splendor for a weekend getaway or for business trips. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Duke Mansion Hotel Charlotte
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