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Hyatt House Charlotte/center City
435 East Trade Street, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena
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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 SCORE4.51 - Wonderful
l Denise "Rooms were clean and very nice. I would highly recommend this place for your next big event in Charlotte NC!"
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The Ritz-carlton Charlotte
201 East Trade Street, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena
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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 SCORE4.4 - Excellent
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Comfort Suites Airport
3425 Mulberry Church Road, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
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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 SCORE4.2 - Very Good
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Hotels near Spectrum Center Charlotte - Hilton Charlotte Center City

Hilton Charlotte Center City

222 East Third Street, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena(Map)
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lExcellent
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v 0.3 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 6 mins walking
Uber from $6-8
l Michele "It is a very nice hotel. Was clean and had it's own bar and restaurant and it is very close to many attractions."
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Wonderful, 4.51 Based on 843 Reviews
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Spectrum Center Charlotte Hotels - Hyatt House Charlotte/center City

Hyatt House Charlotte/center City

435 East Trade Street, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena(Map)
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lWonderful
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
v < 0.1 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 2 mins walking
l Denise "Rooms were clean and very nice. I would highly recommend this place for your next big event in Charlotte NC!"
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Excellent, 4.35 Based on 690 Reviews
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The Westin Charlotte

The Westin Charlotte

601 South College Street, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena(Map)
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lExcellent
v 0.7 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte ( 3 mins )
t 15 mins walking
Uber from $6-8
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Excellent, 4.45 Based on 444 Reviews
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Hampton Inn Charlotte-uptown

Hampton Inn Charlotte-uptown

530 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena(Map)
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lExcellent
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v 0.4 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 9 mins walking
Uber from $6-8
l Carrie "Friendly staff; shuttles; clean; breakfast was included; close to things to do that are in walking distance."
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Excellent, 4.34 Based on 339 Reviews
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Holiday Inn Center City Charlotte Downtown

Holiday Inn Center City Charlotte Downtown

230 North College Street, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena(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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Excellent, 4.45 Based on 395 Reviews
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The Dunhill Hotel

The Dunhill Hotel

237 North Tryon Street, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena(Map)
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lExcellent
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v 0.4 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 8 mins walking
Uber from $6-8
l Charles "Our stay at the Dunhill was good. The room was very clean; the bathroom was spacious; the staff was very friendly and professional."
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Wonderful, 4.55 Based on 217 Reviews
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Charlotte Marriott City Center

Charlotte Marriott City Center

100 West Trade Street, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena(Map)
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lWonderful
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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, 4.45 Based on 336 Reviews
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Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown

508 E Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena(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 $6-8
l Dawndolyn "Staff was very nice, no complaints at all. The shuttle was a plus plus! Very clean hotel!"
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Excellent, 4.43 Based on 198 Reviews
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Courtyard By Marriott Charlotte City Center

Courtyard By Marriott Charlotte City Center

237 S Tryon Street, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena(Map)
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lExcellent
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v 0.4 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 7 mins walking
Uber from $6-8
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Wonderful, 4.5 Based on 293 Reviews
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Embassy Suites By Hilton Charlotte Uptown

Embassy Suites By Hilton Charlotte Uptown

401 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blv, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena(Map)
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lWonderful
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v 0.3 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 7 mins walking
Uber from $6-8
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Excellent, 4.4 Based on 30 Reviews
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The Ritz-carlton Charlotte

The Ritz-carlton Charlotte

201 East Trade Street, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena(Map)
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lExcellent
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v 0.1 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 2 mins walking
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Excellent, 4.35 Based on 802 Reviews
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Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown

Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown

222 South Caldwell Street, Charlotte| Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena(Map)
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lExcellent
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
v 0.2 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 5 mins walking
Uber from $6-8
l Jessica "Room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff was very willing to answer any questions and was very courteous."
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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 20 rated venues in Charlotte

OVERALL AVERAGE SCORE:
WONDERFUL (4.5 out of 5)

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5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Blythewood

There is plenty of parking near the center but prices vary greatly. There is a ton of security both on the streets and in the arena who were mostly friendly. I had ADA seating for wheelchair access and staff were so helpful. Companion seating was generously spaced and comfortable. The opening act was Michael Tracy who needs to work on their sound system. It was almost painful to listen to. Bon Jovi was fantastic; great performance.

Liked: Fantastic seats; ample parking; concert was fabulous; received plenty of help for wheelchair access.
Disliked: Parking cost $10-25.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Williamston

Spectrum Center is a nice venue overall, well located in downtown, parking easy to find, easy to navigate. Be prepared to be cramped in your seat if you are the least bit overweight, and beware if you have circulation issues - your legs will be uncomfortable (but the seat itself is comfortable, so that's something)

Liked: Navigating the venue was very easy. Seats; vending; restrooms very easy to find.
Disliked: I was more cramped in my seat than in coach on a flight. My knees could not be even at a right angle due to lack of foot room with the row in front.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Charlotte

Disliked: Bathroom lines!

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, High Point

Liked: Friendly staff.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Lenoir

Liked: Yes the show was excellent.
Disliked: I was unable to find vendors for concert related items.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Conway

Our first time going to the Spectrum Center and we were a little apprehensive about it, but all of the staff working the event were happy, friendly and helpful. We had a stellar time.

Liked: The people working the event were helpful/great and the show (Kid Rock) was JAMMING.
Disliked: Nothing.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Charlotte

Great experience. Spectrum Center is amazing. The music, the dancing, the violinist but most of all the voices are still in my head. The lighting was interesting and fun. Wonderful Valentine's concert!

Liked: Bocelli; enough said!
Disliked: Yes, the line at Will Call took us 30 minutes to get through so we missed some of the concert.

3

Pleasant - 3 out of 5

, Boiling Springs

Do not purchase tickets in section 225. Cannot hear or see any of the performance.

Liked: Bruno Mars was awesome and just appreciate being a part of it.
Disliked: Seating was horrible. Sound was distorted and couldn't even see him on big screen.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Townville

Great concert seeing Ed Sheeran!

Liked: Could see well.
Disliked: Prices for food and drinks were steep.

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Shallotte

If you are going to see an entertainer you really like, I would recommend seeing them here.

Liked: Friendly employees; clean; safe.
Disliked: Prices were extremely high - $5.00 for a bottle of water.

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