My stay at Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel was littered with drama — and I can absolutely confirm the hotel made my stay positively wonderful in spite of that drama.
My trip to Charlotte began with a missed flight, leaving me to arrive slightly later than intended. Upon my arrival, I was swiftly checked in, given the rundown on the hotel’s many amenities (dog-friendly, social hours with complimentary wine, on-site restaurant and rooftop bar, complimentary bicycle rentals, complimentary scheduled yoga classes) and sent off to my guestroom.
My park view corner king guestroom was the perfect oasis after my long travel day. Floor-to-ceiling windows covered two of the large space’s exterior walls, offering views of Tryon Park and the Charlotte streets. A wall separated the space into two areas, one for sleeping, one for working. A small closet off the entryway held the necessities — robes, umbrellas, etc. The large bathroom featured a rain shower, soaking tub and huge vanity with ample lighting. The king bed was piled high with plush bedding and pillows and I slept a fantastic nine hours that first night.
While my guestroom provided a productive space in which to work over the next few days, I did take my explorations of the property further. The rooftop bar, Merchant & Trade, was a vibrant spot to grab a drink late one evening, packed with business travelers. I grabbed a seasonal craft cocktail from the bar (the cocktail menu was extensive), mingled with the friendly crowd of mostly middle-aged, professional travelers (in other words, I appreciated the adult atmosphere — there was no need to avoid drunken youths in their early 20s on a girls’ trip) and admired the views.
I also had the chance to enjoy the atmosphere and some drinks in the first-floor, Italian-inspired restaurant Angeline’s. The restaurant offers an inviting, cozy and social atmosphere and a tempting menu. I ordered room service from the restaurant during my stay and found it quite a step above typical hotel room service food, often lacking in both quality and flavor.
The hotel’s location in Uptown Charlotte is incredibly convenient for those visiting for business, as well as newcomers to the area who want to hit some of Charlotte’s top spots before making their way to the city’s neighborhoods (even then, though, getting to those neighborhoods doesn’t require much work — just a short, affordable Uber ride).
My trip ended up being extended for one day due to inclement weather and tornados in the area that made travel impossible, after I had already checked out of the hotel. After booking an identical room, I went to retrieve my luggage at the front desk and re-check in, and discovered the staff had already moved my waiting luggage to my new room, a touch that was much appreciated and a nice surprise.
The next morning when I did check out for the final time, my rented vehicle was quickly retrieved by the valet and I was on my way ahead of schedule.
The Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel made my stay in Charlotte absolutely enjoyable, as the hotel and its staff exceeded my expectations at every turn. The elegant and spacious rooms, combined with the hotel’s range of amenities and excellent food and beverage options, were the icing on the cake of an excellent introduction to the Queen City.
303 S. Church St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
tel 704 445 2626
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