The Dunhill Hotel and Monticello Restaurant in Charlotte, NC

A review of the Dunhill Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina’s Uptown District.

THE DUNHILL HOTEL

Over Easter weekend I went to Charlotte, North Carolina, to spend my 2 year anniversary with my girlfriend.  We were recommended to the Dunhill Hotel in Uptown Charlotte.  It was a phenomenal recommendation; we were treated to complimentary parking and our room wasn’t too expensive.  The prices ranging in the low 100’s area, which is a deal for how nice the rooms are.

We had a room on the 10th floor that had a beautiful view of the ever evolving downtown Charlotte area, the room came with a queen sized bed, an LG 56 inch HD TV, mini-bar with free sodas and waters, free bathroom amenities, and the bathroom itself was amazing.  The shower in the bathroom was almost the size of my entire bathroom, it had 3 move-able heads and various water settings and great water pressure.

The location of the Dunhill is perfect for a younger crowd, the surrounding blocks are filled with various forms of entertainment.  You can hop on the L and go to the mall and see a movie, but even closer is the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, which is just across the street.  A block left of the hotel is the Discovery Place, a great kids entertainment spot, and it includes an I-Max theater.  A few blocks away is the EpiCenter, which houses a movie theater and shopping options.  All the surrounding blocks of the Dunhill are littered with various bars and restaurants ranging from bar food to sushi to Latin cuisine, whatever you’re in the mood for you can find.  We found the most fun part to be how empty the city was for Easter Sunday.  We just sat on a bench near the hotel, in the sun, and enjoyed the peace.

MONTICELLO

That’s not it though, the hotel itself has a restaurant, The Monticello, which also supplies the room service.  I had their Eggs Benedict and my girlfriend had the Fresh Fruit Platter with Yogurt.  Both were delicious; the eggs were perfectly poached and the Hollaindaise sauce was perfectly creamy and spicy, while the seasonal fruit included honeydew, cantaloupe, and strawberries.  While the room service was good, their special Easter Menu was great.  It was $35.00 for a three course meal including bread (which came with 3 different types of butter, olive butter, strawberry butter, and regular butter), Salad, an Entree, and Desert.  My girlfriend got the Dunhill Salad which came with crumbled goat cheese, almonds, and cherry tomatoes on lettuce with a raspberry vinaigrette.  I got their special salad for the evening that came with fresh strawberries in it and a strawberry vinaigrette.  For the entree, she got the roasted rack of lamb with mint pesto and mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.  I got the duck breast with carrot risotto, both meals were amazing and we had to take a 20 minute break before we had room for desert.  Desert was amazing, I got a chocolate torte and she got a slice of New York Cheesecake.  The portions were so big that desert ended up being breakfast the next morning before we left.

Overall I would give the Dunhill 5 out 5 stars for great service, amiable employees, amazing food and room service, free parking, free minibar beverages, and an awesome bathroom.  If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation, the Dunhill Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina is a fabulous spot.  It’s in a great evolving area, but maintains an old fashioned sense of fancy about it.

If you really want to go all out they even have special packages.  You can get them online and you can have a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting in your room before you get there.  There are quite a few options for packages and additional amenities online as well!

Their website is http://www.dunhillhotel.com

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