We spent a couple evenings on a short weekend getaway. As a hotel, it is adequate for the location although the cost is a little higher than expected. This is likely due to the convenient location immediately off I-85 near the Charlotte Motor Speedway area. The hotel is clean and there are many amenities in the rooms and lobby/dining area. The breakfast food was good (pancake machine broken) and kept stocked throughout the morning. The room had a small Keurig coffee maker, fridge, and microwave. Every staff member we encountered from the front desk to the dining area to the housekeeping staff was so pleasant and friendly. We used the guest laundry which had one full size washer and dryer.
The noise was pretty bad for one unavoidable reason (can't hold the hotel or staff responsible) and one due to room location. The hotel was FULL with two girls' youth softball teams, and once inside, they spent much time running up and down the halls and yelling at one another well past 10pm one night and 9:30pm the second. The ice machine was well utilized late into the evening and early in the morning - we suspect large coolers were being filled.
The youth "excitement" level aside, the second reason for the noise was the room location. Rooms ending in 17 will share a wall with the elevators. Rooms ending in 16, 14, 13 & 12 will experience increased noise levels from the elevator area and ice machine. Even numbered rooms ending in 00 through 10 will enjoy pool noise. Recommend requesting an alternate room if assigned one of these.
A suggestion for the hotel: There is a hang tag in the bathroom asking to "Please reuse your towels"; however, there is only a single back of door hook on which to hang a towel for reuse. Consider adding a multi-towel rack which will add a place to dry a towel for reuse.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Charlotte Concord Area is the closest IHG hotel to the Charlotte Motor Speedway/Concord Mills Shopping Center. We are conveniently located at exit 49 off I-85 and offer free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access in every room. We also have free wireless Internet access in the lobby, great room & meeting rooms. Additional amenities include Express Start Breakfast and free local phone calls. All guest rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, irons, ironing boards and desks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Charlotte - Concord / i-85 Hotel Concord
- Holiday Inn Concord
- Concord Holiday Inn