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Hyatt House Charlotte/Center City
435 East Trade Street, Charlotte
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The Hyatt House Charlotte/Center City is situated adjacent to the Spectrum Center. With a rooftop heated pool, free wi-fi and free breakfast, it is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day in Charlotte. Most rooms have a kitchen area too if you prefer to cook for yourself.
< 0.1 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t2 mins walking
REVIEW SCORE4.55 - Wonderful
l Jasmin J "It was such a beautiful and wonderful place to stay. The hotel room was nice and clean."
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Top Rated Hotel near Spectrum Center Charlotte
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
201 East Trade Street, Charlotte
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The Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte is an eco-friendly luxury hotel. Each room comes equipped with LCD TVs, including one in the bathroom, premium linen, 24 hour room service and WiFi at extra cost. If you drive a hybrid or electric car, they will valet it for free and you can even use the on-site bikes for free. The hotel also offers free transport on weekday mornings in hybrid vehicles.
0.1 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t2 mins walking
REVIEW SCORE4.7 - Wonderful
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Comfort Suites Airport
3425 Mulberry Church Road, Charlotte
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Comfort Suites Airport is located just 3 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and the hotel offers a free shuttle bus there and back. There is free parking, free high-speed internet access as well as free breakfast. Each room has a microwave, refrigerator and one-bedroom suites have full kitchens.
5.5 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
v13 mins driving Uber from $9-12
REVIEW SCORE4.05 - Very Good
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Hotels near Spectrum Center Charlotte - Hilton Charlotte Center City

Hilton Charlotte Center City

222 East Third Street, Charlotte (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 0.3 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 6 mins walking
Uber from $5-6
l Tammy R "Great experience. Valet staff were great - quick and very attentive."
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Wonderful, 4.55 Based on 128 Reviews
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Spectrum Center Charlotte Hotels - Hyatt House Charlotte/Center City

Hyatt House Charlotte/Center City

435 East Trade Street, Charlotte (Map)
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lWonderful
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
v < 0.1 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 2 mins walking
l Jasmin J "It was such a beautiful and wonderful place to stay. The hotel room was nice and clean."
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Excellent, 4.46 Based on 139 Reviews
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Charlotte Marriott City Center

Charlotte Marriott City Center

100 West Trade Street, Charlotte (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 0.3 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 5 mins walking
l Cathy V "Wow! What a great stay. The hotel was very clean. Staff were always helpful, even down to the smallest details. Will certainly stay again."
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Excellent, 4.33 Based on 125 Reviews
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Holiday Inn Center City Charlotte Downtown

Holiday Inn Center City Charlotte Downtown

230 North College Street, Charlotte (Map)
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lExcellent
v 0.2 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 5 mins walking
l Cheryl "The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. Had a wonderful stay. Clean room; no problems at all."
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Very Good, 4.05 Based on 145 Reviews
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Omni Charlotte Hotel

Omni Charlotte Hotel

132 E. Trade Street, Charlotte (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 0.2 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 4 mins walking
Uber from $5-6
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Very Good, 4.15 Based on 159 Reviews
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The Westin Charlotte

The Westin Charlotte

601 South College Street, Charlotte (Map)
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lVery Good
v 0.7 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte ( 3 mins )
t 15 mins walking
Uber from $5-6
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Wonderful, 4.55 Based on 128 Reviews
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Hampton Inn Charlotte-Uptown

Hampton Inn Charlotte-Uptown

530 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Charlotte (Map)
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lWonderful
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v 0.4 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 9 mins walking
Uber from $5-6
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Very Good, 4.24 Based on 172 Reviews
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Le Meridien Charlotte

Le Meridien Charlotte

555 South Mcdowell Street, Charlotte (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 0.7 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte ( 5 mins )
t 15 mins walking
Uber from $5-6
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Excellent, 4.46 Based on 107 Reviews
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The Dunhill Hotel

The Dunhill Hotel

237 North Tryon Street, Charlotte (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 0.4 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 8 mins walking
Uber from $5-6
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Very Good, 4.09 Based on 130 Reviews
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Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

555 South Mcdowell, South Tower, Charlotte (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 0.8 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte ( 4 mins )
t 16 mins walking
Uber from $5-7
l Cindy S "From the moment we got there until the time we left ( 2 night stay ), it was by far the best."
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Excellent, 4.45 Based on 110 Reviews
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Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown

508 E Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Charlotte (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 0.4 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte ( 3 mins )
t 9 mins walking
Uber from $5-6
l Dawndolyn "Staff was very nice, no complaints at all. The shuttle was a plus plus! Very clean hotel!"
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Very Good, 4.21 Based on 128 Reviews
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Doubletree Hotel Charlotte-Gateway Village

Doubletree Hotel Charlotte-Gateway Village

895 West Trade Street, Charlotte (Map)
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lVery Good
v 0.9 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 19 mins walking
Uber from $5-6
l Ryan "The room was in fine shape, bathroom clean, etc. Check-in staff was helpful. Overall, no real complaints except for the Wi-Fi charge"
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Looking for some things to do near Spectrum Center Charlotte? Click to view our full listing of bookable activities in Charlotte!

What's the surrounding area like?

The arena is located in uptown Charlotte, so there are a whole host of bars and restaurants, not to mention hotels near the Spectrum Center. You may feel that there is a bit of street lighting lacking immediately around the arena so it might be wise to stick with the crowds.

How can I spend a day in Charlotte before heading to the concert/game?

Carowinds

Carowinds is a great destination for families as well as big kids looking for something to do before a game or concert. Ride the fury 325, which gets to a height of 325 feet (hence the name) and reaches speeds of up to 95 miles per hour. There are 12 other world-class roller coasters in the park. There are other sections of Carowinds for all the family such as the fantastic Dinosaurs Alive experienceand Planet Snoopy for the kids. You should order your pass online for $49.99, which is $10 cheaper than on the day.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Motor racing fans can visit the NASCAR hall of fame that was opened in 2006. Visit the museum and find out how a NASCAR team prepares in the run up to race day in Race Week. The Racing Insiders Tour is a must if you want an all-access in-depth full-day tour.

Epicentre

Shopping, nightlife and restaurants are just a short walk away from the Spectrum Center at EpiCentre. There are outdoor patios, over 200 TVs, cafes, restaurants and fine dining for you to make it a day to remember. Why not catch a film at the 5-screen movie theater or spend a few hours in the bowling alley to really let your hair down before a game or concert at the arena.

Where are the best places to eat and drink near the Spectrum Center?

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

This places offers up a great atmosphere, great beer and a location just around the corner from the Spectrum Center. Some of the best pizza in town is available here and there are daily offers on drinks, such as $3 beers on a Friday. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza has around 27 draft beers to choose from so it is ideal before or after an event. Pizzas are around $9 to $11.

Fitzgerald's Irish Pub



Fitzgerald's is open until 2am every day so it is not only the perfect place before a game but also ideal for afterwards too. There are daily specials on drinks and food and they have a dedicated game day menu for those heading to a Hornets game.

Whisky River

Just a short stroll from the Spectrum Center inside the EpiCentre, Whisky River is a great spot for nightlife and a bite to eat. Owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr of NASCAR, there is live music and special calendar events worth checking out year-round. The atmosphere can get very lively especially on Friday and Saturday nights.

Is there anything else visitors to Charlotte should know?

If you are hoping to explore all of Charlotte's neighborhoods, especially those to the south and east, you may want to consider renting a car as the LYNX light rail has only one line and it will limit your options. If you're staying in uptown Charlotte and are not planning on travelling all over the city, then you will be ok with public transportation.

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What's the best way to get to the Spectrum Center (formerly Time Warner Cable Arena)?

To access the Spectrum Center by car, you should head for the I-77 and exit at Trade Street. From the airport, follow Josh Birmingham Parkway for a mile and a half to Billy Green Parkway south where you can join the I-77 north and then exit at Trade Street.

There are plenty of public transportation options. You can park up at one of the seven park and ride lots and take the Lynx train to Trade Street Station. The main bus terminal in Charlotte is situated in a convenient location next to the arena. You can also catch the Charlotte and Gold Rush street trolleys to the arena too.

How much are drinks/food in the Spectrum Center?

There is a wide range of food and drink on offer as you would expect from a major arena that hosts NBA games and other special events. Hot dogs start at $6 and you'll pay extra for toppings. A regular burger will cost you $6.50.

If you're feeling super hungry (or just want to take on a Man versus Food style challenge), you could splash out a massive $75 for the Hugo's Boss Burger which comprises 14 (yes you read that correctly - fourteen) beef patties and weighs a gut shattering eight pounds.

A bottle of water is around $4.50 and sodas start at the same price. Beer starts from $7.75 depending on which beer you take. A coffee or hot chocolate comes in at $4.

Does the venue have WiFi?

Yes, there is free WiFi at the Spectrum Center.

Is there any parking?

There are over 30,000 parking spaces within a fifteen minute walk of the arena so getting parked is not going to be an issue.

How much does parking cost?

You can generally park for as little as $5 or $6 in the lots near the stadium. There are some more expensive lots charging around $10 but there is no need to use them unless everywhere else is full, which is unlikely on game nights. You can even benefit from free parking at some bars and restaurants if you validate your ticket with them.

What time do the doors normally open?

Doors open 60 minutes before all games and special events.

Any other important information visitors should know?

If you're planning on recording the experience, make sure you only take photographs as video and audio recording is generally not permitted, especially for NBA games. Make sure your camera lens is no bigger than 6" as you won't be permitted to bring it in.

#1 Rated

Spectrum Center Charlotte Reviews

This venue is ranked #1 of 19 rated venues in Charlotte

OVERALL AVERAGE SCORE: 
WONDERFUL (4.5 out of 5)

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4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Hiltons

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Landrum

The Spectrum Center was great. It was our first time at a professional NBA game so it was everything we expected.

Liked: The game.
Disliked: None.

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Hendersonville

Liked: We got tickets to the floor mid show; the people that work there are really nice, and it's a nice set up.
Disliked: No smoking section at all; prices for beer and food were outrageous.

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Arden

Great experience. No complaints.

2

Disappointing - 2 out of 5

, Pepperell Fri, 3 January 2014

Went for a New Year's Eve show - had early entry. In questioning where to go some staff treated me like a liar, even with official documentation - very frustrating. Even once security let us in early there was massive confusion and people refusing to take my ticket because doors had not opened yet. The confusion is frustrating but understandable - my main complaint is the tone and treatment (I realize I sound like a baby but whatever). Other than that, the venue itself is okay and the sound was above average.

Liked: The helpful staff were very cool. Good sound.
Disliked: Some rude staff; disorganized.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Maggie Valley Wed, 26 June 2013

Great Fleetwood Mac concert! Lights and sound were AWESOME! Can't wait to come back for another show.

Liked: Awesome sound system.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Olney Thu, 4 April 2013

Liked: Very positive experience.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Knoxville, TN Tue, 19 March 2013

Came for the Pink concert and OMG! This place is awesome, spacious, sells beer (a little too expensive). The sound quality was amazing; they had screens so people in the back could see - it was a perfect first concert experience for myself and my friend.

Liked: Great sound.
Disliked: Beer prices too high.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Smithfield, VA Tue, 19 March 2013

It is within walking distance of many hotels, and bars.

Liked: Well organized; clean.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Amherst Mon, 18 March 2013

Sound was excellent; arena was very clean! We had a blast at the PINK concert.

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