$69 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 4, 2014 Check-out: Sep 5, 2014

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
38 reviews
great hotel

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

  • lamon
  • Nov 26, 2013
pet friendly hotel

very comfortable. Accepts pets so that was a plus. Nice breakfast. The room wasn't clean upon... See full review

  • princess Ava
  • Jun 20, 2013
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)

Hotel Map

35.1057 -80.6826
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTL ARPT, (CLT), 20.00, MI, SE;
Area description
Suburban, This hotel is located in a suburban area.

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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 (38)

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

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
38 out of 38
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
3.9
Value:
4.3

89% 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

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

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lamon
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
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
EXHUASTED IN NY
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
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
princess Ava
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
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vince C
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
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mytmo
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
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
We Love 2 Travel
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
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nascar fanatic
Lebanon, NH
May 31, 2012

nascar trip

We stayed here for 10 days in May for the nascar races. The staff here is very nice and helpful. The the hotel is clean and in good shape about what you would expect. The rooms were cleaned every day. Breakfast is average and the pool is kind of small but nice. This is a good location close to Charlotte Motor Speedway, 15 minutes to Uptown Charlotte, lots of resteraunts and shopping down the road. Overall this was a very good experiance and would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

centrally located

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super Grammy
Craigsville, WVa
May 29, 2012

Very comfortable and pleasant weekend

Comfortable and homey atmosphere. Exceptionally clean. Staff very helpful and accommadating. Will definately consider staying there in the future. The only thing I was disappointed with was the internet conection. Very weak signal on the top floor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte I-485 at Highway 74E, NC

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
callay
east coast
May 15, 2012

Beyond great for travelling with a dog!

I have a big dog - he is very friendly, but most places that DO allow dogs, will not allow him. This place was homey and comfortable and warm towards ALL of my family! A place where I actually didn't MIND leaving my room! LOL - Pam is wonderful. We are going back for the races.

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