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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 Patti "Clean; safe; friendly staff."
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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 SCORE4.1 - Very Good
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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 - The Ivey's Hotel

The Ivey's Hotel

127 North Tryon Street, Charlotte | Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena (Map)
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lExceptional
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v 0.3 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 6 mins walking
Uber from $6-7
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Excellent, 4.35 Based on 764 Reviews
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Spectrum Center Charlotte Hotels - 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
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v 0.2 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 5 mins walking
Uber from $6-7
l Jessica "Room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff was very willing to answer any questions..."
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Very Good, 4.1 Based on 36 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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lVery Good
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v 0.1 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 2 mins walking
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Excellent, 4.37 Based on 122 Reviews
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Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Charlotte Uptown

Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Charlotte Uptown

201 South Mcdowell Street, Charlotte | Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 0.5 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 12 mins walking
Uber from $6-7
l Debra "Check in was easy; the room was excellent and comfortable; the food we had in the bar was superb. ..."
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Very Good, 4.25 Based on 588 Reviews
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Omni Charlotte Hotel

Omni Charlotte Hotel

132 E. Trade Street, Charlotte | Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena (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 $6-7
l Zelman "Great, clean place. Walking distance to everything. I will be staying here again."
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Very Good, 4.15 Based on 559 Reviews
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Aloft Charlotte Uptown At The Epicentre

Aloft Charlotte Uptown At The Epicentre

210 East Trade Street, Charlotte | Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 0.1 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 2 mins walking
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Wonderful, 4.65 Based on 664 Reviews
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Springhill Suites By Marriott Charlotte Uptown

Springhill Suites By Marriott Charlotte Uptown

311 East 5th Street, Charlotte | Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena (Map)
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lWonderful
v 0.4 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte ( 4 mins )
t 8 mins walking
Uber from $5-7
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Very Good, 4.15 Based on 493 Reviews
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Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

555 South Mcdowell Street South Tower, Charlotte | Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 0.7 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte ( 5 mins )
t 16 mins walking
Uber from $6-7
l Wanda "The hotel was great. Checkin was speedy and everyone was very friendly. Room service was very..."
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Wonderful, 4.65 Based on 256 Reviews
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AC Hotel By Marriott Charlotte City Center

AC Hotel By Marriott Charlotte City Center

220 East Trade Street Suite 500, Charlotte (Map)
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lWonderful
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v 0.1 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 2 mins walking
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Exceptional, 4.75 Based on 343 Reviews
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Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel

Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel

303 S. Church Street, Charlotte | Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena (Map)
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lExceptional
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v 0.5 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte ( 7 mins )
t 10 mins walking
Uber from $6-7
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Very Good, 4.25 Based on 346 Reviews
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Le Meridien Charlotte

Le Meridien Charlotte

555 South Mcdowell Street, Charlotte | Area: Charlotte Center City - TWC Arena (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 0.9 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte ( 6 mins )
t 19 mins walking
Uber from $6-7
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Wonderful, 4.65 Based on 45 Reviews
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Residence Inn By Marriott Charlotte City Center

Residence Inn By Marriott Charlotte City Center

220 East Trade Street Suite 1400, Charlotte (Map)
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lWonderful
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v 0.1 miles from Spectrum Center Charlotte
t 2 mins walking
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#1 Rated

Spectrum Center Charlotte Reviews

This venue is ranked #1 of 20 venues in Charlotte

OVERALL AVERAGE SCORE: 
WONDERFUL (4.5 out of 5)

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4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Sunset Beach

Liked: Convenient location of rest rooms; friendly employees.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Winston-Salem

Love seeing shows at Spectrum. Easy parking nearby; easy access into venue and friendly staff. Place is clean and safe. We see a lot of shows there and love it.

Liked: Great shows; friendly, helpful staff; good venue to see a show.
Disliked: Nothing, always a fun time.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Leicester Mon, 18 June 2018

Liked: The band.
Disliked: Price of beer.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Blythewood Mon, 23 April 2018

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 Fri, 13 April 2018

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 Thu, 12 April 2018

Disliked: Bathroom lines!

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, High Point Mon, 12 March 2018

Liked: Friendly staff.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Lenoir Tue, 13 February 2018

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

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Conway Tue, 13 February 2018

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 Sat, 10 February 2018

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.

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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.

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