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“The Dunhill is done right”
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The Dunhill Hotel
Ranked #38 of 177 Hotels in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Charleston, South Carolina
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“The Dunhill is done right”
Reviewed 26 July 2011

We spent one weekend night at the Dunhill to attend a wedding in Charlotte.

I booked the Dunhill because of its location and historic nature. I prefer these 1920's rehabbed hotels over the chain establishments that all seem to have zero personality.

The location is perfect. Right in the center of all Charlotte's attractions. Literally across the street from Discovery Place, Spirit Square, and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Also in walking distance to the NFL (Panthers) stadium and NBA (Bobcats) arena. All the major corporate office headquarters are just a stroll away, too.

Aside from the location, the best part is the staff. Everyone we came in contact with was genuinely warm and helpful. How refreshing.

The Dunhill is quite small - only 60 rooms - so there is never a crowd in the lobby or a crush at the reception desk. Very quiet on the floors, no running in the halls or slamming of doors.

Parking is extremely convenient in a deck right behind the hotel. There is a $12 per day fee added to the room for unlimited in and out parking. This is typical for city hotels where I have stayed and less than some ($20 or more per day in Atlanta).

The room was a generous size, well furnished, and had a historic "lived in" feeling. The complimentary water and soda in the minibar were appreciated as was the free in room high speed internet wi-fi connection. (I really despise it when the so-called upscale hotel chains charge $10 or more a day for internet connection)

Is it perfect? No.
- The room we were in could use a good thorough dusting / cleaning.
- There is some street noise in the room, after all it is in the center of the city.
- Some people might consider the rooms and furnishings a bit on the worn and frumpy side though it was fine with me.
- The bed is too soft for my liking. I think the hotel would benefit from a redo of all the hotel mattresses.

If you are looking for a well located Charlotte hotel with character and personality at a reasonable price, the Dunhill is done right.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ulsan, South Korea
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

This is a beautiful historic hotel in Uptown Charlotte. Not a fru-fru kind of historic hotel but beautifully decorated with large, lovely marble bathrooms, comfy beds, delicious linens and a mini fridge with complimentary water & soft drinks. There is a bar and restaurant in the hotel as well. There are plenty of places to eat and drink within walking distance and it's right next to Discovery Place and Omnimax Theater. I recommend eating at Ri Ra's Irish Pub across the street.

My only complaint would be parking...there is very convenient deck parking, and the hotel validates, BUT you are still charged $12/night. There aren't alternatives...it just would have been nice to not be lulled into thinking the parking was free.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

Loved the free breakfast every morning. The accomodations were cozy and clean. Loved all the artwork throughout the hotel. Staff was very accomodating and friendly. Room Service which is provided by the adjoining hotel could be improved, they don't answer the phone and you must leave a message, which they return on their convenience (i.e. 20 min. later). You are within walking distance of a variety of restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

What a beautiful facility! My husband and I live in Charlotte but we wanted an anniversary getaway. We made the right choice when we went to the Dunhill. The hotel is elegant and the staff is helpful and friendly. We had dinner and breakfast in the Harvest Moon Grill, a regionally-grown food restaurant. Their service was impeccable and the food was right-portioned. My husband and I plan to make this a semi-annual ritual for us.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Windham, Maine
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Reviewed 23 June 2011

Very nice boutique hotel in building with a long and interesting history. Not usually what my wife and I spring for, but we are glad that we did! We stayed in a "Vintage Queen" room which was more than we expected! Furniture all appeared antique, bathroom finishes very nice. Mini fridge with complimentary water and soda was a nice touch. This really felt more like a B&B than a hotel!

Using AAA discount, this room was a touch over 100/nite for weekend. You can NOT beat that rate! This rate also included breakfast each morning in the Harvest Moon Grille (attached/owned by hotel). Oh, parking is easy in the garage behind the place 12/day, again, not too shabby! We would certainly stay here again if in Charlotte!

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

I stayed at the Dunhill for two nights on business.

Pros:
- Central location
- Free parking in the lot next door
- Delicious free breakfast with room rate
- Room in the "-06" line is very spacious
- Free water and soda in mini fridge
- Free cookies and coffee/tea in lobby in evening
- Great fast free wireless internet

Cons:
- Room and other parts of hotel are very dark. Old building so natural light is not priority, perhaps?
- Room felt somewhat outdated in terms of furniture and style
- Room was somewhat loud from street at night
- Walk from parking garage to hotel feels not completely secure at early and late hours

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

I have wanted to stay in the Dunhill for 10 years now, after walking past it daily to and from work while living in Charlotte. Finally, I got around to it on a little weekend vacation. While the rooms were not *quite* as nice as I'd hoped (it may be time for refurbishment)... it's charm was still easily apparent.

We had a corner room, and while the bedroom definitely could use an update, the large marble bathroom was lovely. Everything was clean, though again, the furniture/linens in the main room were a looking well-used. That said, it was quite comfortable and I had a very nice night's sleep.

Breakfast was included with our room rate and was served in the restaurant below. Delicious and filling. We also had dinner in the restaurant--almost all of the ingredients were sourced locally, and the food was very good, but not excellent.

Charming bar and lobby. Would definitely stay here again for an urban retreat.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Dunhill Hotel
Address: 237 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2136
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Region: United States > North Carolina > Charlotte > Fourth Ward
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Charlotte
#35 Business Hotel in Charlotte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dunhill Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Decades before The Dunhill Hotel would open, local architect Louis Asbury Sr. was entranced by the great Italian craftsmen who created cathedrals famous for their soaring, elegant roof lines. Today, The Dunhill Hotel stands distinct on the Charlotte skyline, an amalgam of American, British, and Italian influences, something those with an eye for period detail can detect. Opened in 1929 as the Mayfair Manor apartment hotel, with half of its original 100 rooms permanent residences, today's Dunhill Hotel is a thoughtful evolution. A full restoration was recently completed, and various on-going aesthetic improvements all share a common goal--to celebrate the original vision of Mr. Asbury, with a nod to the needs of the modern traveler. ... more   less 
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