$73 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 17, 2015 Check-out: Jan 18, 2015

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

3 stars
2001 Mt. Harmony Church Road, Matthews, NC 28104
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
41 reviews
Nice nice staff

that staff will do what ever they can to help and do it with a big SMILE! See full review

  • williencrystal
  • Oct 8, 2014
Thanksgiving in Charlotte

We were welcomed with hot cookies and chili. Attentive staff. Second year we have used this hotel.... See full review

  • Tete200
  • Dec 7, 2014
A sweet price with cookies, coffee and a sunny indoor pool
A cozy lobby warmed by a fireplace, living room seating and wood floors greets guests at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Charlotte I -- 485 at Highway 74E. Guests help themselves to cookies and coffee any time of day in the lobby and a free continental breakfast each morning. Additional value comes from the free Internet access, fitness center and location just four miles from the Matthews business district. Explore the area or enjoy an afternoon at the hotel, where glass walls let the Carolina sunshine in around a heated indoor pool.
Highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free 24-hour coffee and fresh-baked cookies
  • Free wired and wireless Internet access
  • Heated indoor pool and fitness center
  • Four miles from the Matthews business district and 13 miles from Uptown Charlotte

Location
Travel 14 miles southeast of Uptown Charlotte to reach Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Charlotte I -- 485 at Highway 74E. The hotel offers a convenient location near Charlotte but also welcomes many guests bound for business or leisure right in Matthews.
Rooms
Simple rooms with homey accents like a living room chair with ottoman and a work desk keep costs low and convenience high at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Charlotte I -- 485 at Highway 74E. All rooms have wired and wireless Internet access, TV with premium cable and HBO plus a microwave, mini fridge and coffee-maker. Suites include a living area and extra room to settle in and spread out. Those visiting on a romance and relaxation escape might consider a Jacuzzi Room with a king-sized bed, full-size jacuzzi tub and a wet bar. Pet lovers can reserve a room to accommodate furry friends under 75 pounds with current vaccinations (fees apply).
Features

A comfortable, clean hotel for guests passing through Matthews or on business in Charlotte, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Charlotte I -- 485 at Highway 74E offers budget rates on a restful stay. Weekday guests can stop by the Manager's Reception on Monday through Wednesday evenings for free beverages and light appetizers. The famous Carowinds family recreation center, with its coasters and water rides, is just 20 minutes away. Even closer, head out for the day to restaurants, a movie theater, shopping mall and a championship 18-hole golf course. 

Transportation

  • Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (20.1 mi/32.4 km)

Attractions

  • Billy Graham Library (16.8 mi/27 km)
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway (21.9 mi/35.2 km)
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame (13.1 mi/21.1 km)
  • Richard Petty Driving Experience (21.9 mi/35.2 km)
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway (21.9 mi/35.2 km)
  • Downtown Charlotte(13.7 mi/22 km)
  • Charlotte Convention Center (13.9 mi/22.4 km)
  • Discovery Place (13.1 mi/21.1 km)
  • Historic Rosedale Plantation (14.4 mi/23.2 km)
  • Carowinds Amusement Park (20.9 mi/33.6 km)

Business

  • 24-hour business center
  • Free wired and wireless Internet access
  • Flexible meeting space for up to 45 guests
  •  Audio visual equipment and catering available
  • Guest laundry room and valet laundry service available (fees apply)

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
FEMA approved
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Golf
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Security
Multilingual
Shops/Commercial services
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Brailled elevators
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Kitchen
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire alarm with light
Sofa bed
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

Dining

Charlie Brown Bar & Grill
Located 2 miles (5 minutes) from hotel. Alcoholic beverages are not served on Sunday until after 12:00 pm
Huddle House Restaurant
Located 2 miles (5 minutes) from hotel.
Outback Steakhouse
Located 4 miles (8 minutes) from hotel. Restaurant has a lounge and serves alcoholic beverages every day.
Matthews Country Kitchen
Located 2 miles (5 minutes) from hotel.
Hops Restaurant & Bar
Located 4 miles (8 minutes) from hotel. Alcoholic beverages are served in the restaurant and bar areas.
McDonald's
Located 2 miles (4 minutes) from hotel.
Pizza Hut
Located 2 miles (4 minutes) from hotel. Restaurant offers weekdays Pizza Buffet all you can eat.
Taco Bell
Located 2 miles (4 minutes) from hotel.
Breakfast Room
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Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (41)

Ratings and reviews for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
3.9
Value:
4.3

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tete200
Business
Jacksonville
Dec 7, 2014

Thanksgiving in Charlotte

We were welcomed with hot cookies and chili. Attentive staff. Second year we have used this hotel. This is a dog friendly property about which I found nothing to complain. But allergy sufferers beware. Exercise area and indoor pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Middle eastern grill Kababjie at corner of NC 51 and US 74 about 2 miles from hotel was delicious and open during holiday

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
williencrystal
Business
KC MO
Oct 8, 2014

Nice nice staff

that staff will do what ever they can to help and do it with a big SMILE!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dre1
Business
Pa
Sep 2, 2014

Wedding weekend

Hotel was nice and clean, front desk person at check in was very friendly and helpful. Hotel location pretty close to restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travels a bit
Business
Charleston
Jun 7, 2014

Decent but not the Ritz

The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly, but the hotel was situated right across the street from a topless club which was a little sketchy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Up the road toward town a bit

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lamon
Business
charlotte
Nov 26, 2013

great hotel

It was a great stay.. Nice and relaxing.. very quiet as well

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
EXHUASTED IN NY
Business
NEW YORK CITY
Jul 10, 2013

staff stinks

the first few days were ok The pool was too cold. The breakfast stunk but the staff was ok until the last day. We arrived at the hotel at 12:30 am exhausted from the day with our bags only to find out that the elevator was not working after standing there for 15 min. The man at the desk did not bother to inform us, when we spoke to him about it he said he would find out Another 15 min later he returns walks right by us without saying a word, so I went up to him and he said oh its not working we willl call someone. I said what are were going to do with our bags and such,his answer was I dont know. My 65 year old husband who has emphizma and I a 63 year old had to carry all of our things up the stairs. "Frank" did not even offer to assist in any way. He just stood there and watched without one word. THE WORST HOTEL EXPERIENCE EVER......

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
princess Ava
Business
Laguna Niguel, Ca
Jun 20, 2013

pet friendly hotel

very comfortable. Accepts pets so that was a plus. Nice breakfast. The room wasn't clean upon arrival so they immediately upgraded me to a suite! The staff was extremely nice and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vince C
Business
Orlando, FL
May 18, 2013

Fine...except....

I found a long blonde hair on the bed spread and hotel is on a side road...no sign on side of road...so I had to rely on GPS after exiting off 485

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mytmo
Business
kansas city, MO
Oct 2, 2012

weekend stay

Overall no complaints. However my room was a smoking room and because of the pkg deal I was unable to move to another room. Also, my view was the parking lot and the light pole at night was extremely bright and the curtains were too short to close all the way. The front staff was friendly and when I needed more towels they happily brought some up. The only change would be to a non-smoking room with a view not directly to the parking lot lights. I would recommend this hotel again. The free breakfast was fair however not a lot of room to be comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
We Love 2 Travel
Business
California
Sep 26, 2012

Recent 3 Day Stay

First night we were put on the 3rd floor - where the only smoking rooms are located. The Inn was booked so we didn't say anything, but we couldn't sleep and it smelt like someone was walking the hall smoking. First thing in the morning we called and they said we can pack up and come back later (since we had plans for the day.) So that when we came back we would have a room on the 1st floor! When we returned that evening we had a new room on the 1st floor and it was awesome and the rest of the stay was great. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast was awesome!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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