Located about a 7-minute drive from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte along Highway 29, the Sleep Inn University Place is suitable for travellers who prefer a well-priced hotel with a free breakfast and easy highway access near the university.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms.
The hotel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool, free access to Lifestyle Family Fitness (a 5-minute drive from the hotel), a 24-hour coffee station, a business centre, laundry services, free parking and a free breakfast. Up to two pets per room are permitted for an additional $25 per pet, per stay.
Charlotte's city centre is roughly a 15-minute drive away, while Shoppes at University Place are 8 minutes away on foot. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte is about a 10-minute drive from the hotel and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) can be found 20 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, up to 2 pets/room $25/pet/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 2, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's breakfast, rooms, value and location.
The hotel's breakfast was the source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who described it as delicious, hearty and frequently restocked, with a nice variety of hot and cold items. One guest noted, "The complimentary breakfast was good and had quite a variety i.e. both vegetarians and non-vegetarians would be comfortable".
Many lodgers were impressed with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, updated, well equipped, modern and quiet, with comfortable beds, great water pressure and fast Wi-Fi. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
Several guests were pleased with the hotel's value. They described the rates as affordable, reasonable and unbeatable, and also cited the free breakfast as adding to the hotel's overall worth.
The hotel's location was also enjoyed by several reviewers. They found it close to restaurants, shopping, highway access, Carolina Medical University Hospital, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the highway, Verizon Amphitheatre and Lowe's Motor Speedway.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported small rooms, bathrooms and beds, and some cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms.
A few lodgers complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms and the hallways, as well as noisy in-room air-conditioning units.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 93% recommendation rate from 314 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #27 of 167 Charlotte hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 87 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8 out of 10 from 20 reviews.
The author called the hotel on November 2, 2013 to verify some information.