The Blake Hotel - Charlotte  3 stars

555 S Mcdowell St, Charlotte, United States, 28204  show mapSave
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The Blake Hotel lies a stone’s throw from the Charlotte’s business district, Bank of America Stadium and Carowinds theme park.

There are 308 guest rooms that feature modern leather and wood furnishings. The 14th floor executive level overlooks the city’s downtown. On the territory of the hotel guests will find a fully equipped fitness center, swimming pool, a restaurant and bar. The hotel’s business center consists of 26 meeting rooms.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of floors   18.  Number of rooms   308.

City Center Charlotte - 4300 ft
Airports Charlotte Douglas (CLT) - 6.0 mi
Train Stations 3rd/ Convention Center Station - 3000 ft, Stonewall Station - 3300 ft
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Bravo Ristorante & Lounge (cuisine: American, Italian, Seafood) - 400 ft, Dresslers Metro (cuisine: American) - 1800 ft


The Blake hotel’s 308 bedrooms feature Belgian linens, earth tones of décor and bathroom amenities from Glichrist and Soames. They overlook the downtown Charlotte. Room amenities include air conditioning, cable or satellite TV, Wi-Fi, voice mail, clock radio, iron and ironing board.

Dining options

Vault restaurant serves continental cuisine. The poolside bar opens at 1pm on Friday and Saturday and 5pm on other days. The poolside cocktail service on weekends starts at 1pm. Coffee kiosk located in the lobby serves coffee, snacks and sandwiches.

All visitors are offered a american breakfast for a fee. 


The hotel’s business center houses 26 meeting areas for every conceivable occasion. Catering and banqueting services are also available.


The hotel houses a pool with private cabanas. Fitness center equipped with treadmills, bikes, weights and aerobics space is also available. Gold course is within 3km away.

Additional features

The hotel provides concierge services, housekeeping services, wake-up calls, valet or self parking service, limo or town car service, laundry and dry cleaning services, safe deposit box and fax machine.

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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Drugstore/pharmacy
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/beauty Shop
  • Boutiques
  • Vending Machines
  • Cloakroom

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is USD 10.95 per day

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 20 per day.

  • Maid Service
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Game room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Health club
  • Skiing
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Temperature control
  • Balcony
  • Turndown service
  • Dressing area
  • In-room sprinklers
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access



from 1500 hours


until 1200 hours

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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The Blake hotel’s 308 bedrooms feature Belgian linens, earth tones of décor and bathroom amenities from Glichrist and Soames. They overlook the downtown Charlotte. Room amenities include air conditioning, cable or satellite TV, Wi-Fi, voice mail, clock radio, iron and ironing board.

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Bed type: King or Twin beds or Double beds or King Size bed
Size: 370 sq. feet
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    Size: 465 sq. feet
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      Bed type: King or Twin beds or King Size bed or Double beds
      Size: 360 sq. feet
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        Bed type: King Size bed
        Size: 465 sq. feet
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          The Blake Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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          • Underground stations
          • Train stations
          • Parks
          • Tourist attractions
          • Museums
          • Convention centers
          • Stadiums
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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          Some stunning sights include the Charlotte Bobcats arena, Charlotte convention center, Afro-American cultural center. The Mint museum and discover place are of particular interest for children. Levine museum of the New South gives an insight into the South's history. Carolinas aviation museum features historic and restored airplanes, air shows and a library. Bojangles' Coliseum is popular among tourist since it used to be the largest free-standing dome in the world.

          Popular areas
          • Epicenter
            3300 ft
          Sport related
          • Grady Cole Center
            2300 ft
          • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
            4000 ft
          Shopping areas
          • EpiCentre
            3300 ft
          • Take Ten Corp
            3300 ft
          Historical sites
          • Vietnam War Memorial Wall
            1000 ft
          • Afro-American Cultural Center
            3000 ft
          • Mecklenburg Historical Assoc
            4000 ft
          • Charlotte Memorial Stadium
            2300 ft
          • Bobcat Arena
            3000 ft
          • Time Warner Cable Arena
            3000 ft
          • Charlotte Bobcats Arena
            3000 ft
          • NASCAR Hall of Fame
            2300 ft
          • Oratorio Singers
            3300 ft
          • Charlotte Symphony
            3300 ft
          • Charlotte Repertory Theatre
            4000 ft
          • North Carolina Blumenthal Ctr
            4000 ft
          • BY Hand Art
            4000 ft
          • Barber Shop Harmony Society
            4000 ft
          • Levine Museum of the New South
            4000 ft
          • MC Gill Rose Garden
            4000 ft
          Universities, Institutes
          • Central Piedmont Community Clg
            1000 ft
          • National Aesthetics Institute
            1700 ft
          • Central Piedmont College
            1700 ft
          • Southeastern College of Beauty
            3300 ft
          • Harvey Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture
            3700 ft
          • Opera Carolina
            4000 ft
          Medical care and Hospitals
          • US Vietnam Veterans Ctr
            2300 ft
          College Campuses
          • Charlotte School of Law
            3300 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum
            1.0 mi
            1507 Camden Road, Charlotte
          • Fourth Ward
            1.2 mi
            Charlotte, NC
          • Freedom Park
            1.4 mi
            1900 East Blvd, Charlotte
          • Mint Museum Randolph
            1.9 mi
            2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte
          • Charlotte Nature Museum
            2.0 mi
            1658 Sterling Rd, Charlotte

          Near the hotel

          • Little Sugar Creek Greenway
            3500 ft
            East 7th Street to East Morehead Street, Charlotte
          • Mint Museum of Craft + Design
            3900 ft
            500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte
          • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
            3900 ft
            420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte
          • The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
            3900 ft
            551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte
          • Levine Museum of the New South
            4200 ft
            200 E Seventh St, Charlotte
          • Discovery Place
            4600 ft
            301 N Tryon St, Charlotte
          • Foundation For The Carolinas
            4400 ft
            220 North Tryon Street, Charlotte

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Bravo Ristorante & Lounge

            72% likes this, based on 16 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

            400 ft
            555 S. McDowell St.

            Phone: (704) 372-5440

          • Dresslers Metro

            79% likes this, based on 92 reviews
            Cuisine: American
            Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

            1800 ft
            1100 Metropolitan Ave, Suite 125E

            Phone: 704 909-6250

          • Vivace Italian Trattoria

            61% likes this, based on 77 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian
            Price Range: USD 8 - USD 25

            1800 ft
            1100 Metropolitan Ave

            Phone: (919) 696-4820

          • Pizza Fusion

            83% likes this, based on 18 reviews
            Cuisine: Pizza, Vegetarian, Healthy, Organic
            Price Range: USD 11 - USD 21

            1700 ft
            1055 Metropolitan Ave

            Phone: 7043700777

          • Pisces Sushi

            72% likes this, based on 45 reviews
            Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
            Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

            1800 ft
            East Metropolitan Avenue
          Getting there.

          Charlotte Douglas International Airport lies on the west side of town and within easy reach. Sprinter bus line connects the airport to the Uptown. Interstates 85 (northeast-southwest) and 77 (north-south) run through Charlotte.

          Getting around.

          The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle within the downtown area. It is easy to walk around the uptown and all attractions can be reached by walking. LYNX blue line is efficient way to get from the center to the south of Mecklenburg County. It passes all major destinations – Bobcats arena, the Convention center, etc. Charlotte area transit system provides service throughout the city.

          The Blake Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Blake Hotel

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Based on 49 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Family with children

            the rooms ,location, price,the people. but it needs a food place inside hotel

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            The entire staff we met had an excellent attitude. All were very helpful during a crisis with my inoperable car, loaning me their tools, taking me to pickup parts, giving me contacts for automobile services. Thanks to Chris and Kathy (front desk), Kyle and Paul (shuttle van) and of course Lee (maintenance), all genuinely helpful.

            The common areas of the hotel were nice, however the guestroom bathroom was old and needs extensive remodeling. The guestroom could use a fridge and a microwave. The pool was very clean when we arrived, however did occur a filtering maintenance problem later which closed the pool.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Best and most accommodating shuttle service.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The Blake is obviously an older hotel with refurbished rooms, clean, convenient and safe. Service was very friendly and efficient.

            The breakfast area could do with some remodeling to bring it up to par with the standard of the rooms.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            We were given a corner room which was very large. With four of us in the room it made our weekend much more enjoyable. Also liked the room decor.

            Bar should open earlier.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The hotel itself was beautiful and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

            Rooms need updating. No microwave/frig in rooms. Elevators old and very slow. Walking in the lobby is deceiving because it doesn't match the rooms.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            the room was really big

            the Internet was working very, very poorly!

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Staff were friendly and transportation/location was good for convention centre. Pool table in lobby was nice touch.

            Internet service!! You cant be a business hotel without good internet, it was wireless with a fee in the room and free in the lobby. However neither worked very well, even paying the $11/day in my room. It came and went and was painfully slow. The room wasnt clean, the lamp was covered in dust and the counters in the bathroom were marked and dirty. The bathroom in general was dated and bad. I booked a king room only to be told there were none when I arrived, I received a double. However the beds seemed smaller than that...i'm 5'6 and my feet hung out of the bottom. Pillows were uncomfortable, bed wasnt great either. They went for a mimimal trendy look that turned out bland and uncomfortable.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            I picked the Blake Hotel because of it's location, to the appointment, my wife and I had the next day, and for that reason only

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Place and confort

            poor breakfast. $10 for a lousy continental breakfast is too much. Similar hotels offer Internet for free

            • Average rating
          • Single


            The parking situation was terrible and the the quote of $8.00 on your sight is incorrect - its more like $10.00/day. This part was ridiculous and very much unexpected

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            The attempt to have high design

            Musty hotel rooms, so many things were broken including the stupid phone which did not have a button to call the front desk or anywhere else in the hotel, no hot water, hair dryer, ceiling had a large hole in the bathroom, dust you can cut thru with your finger in the room, food that was nothing remarkable for breakfast...why did I pay an extra $10 for that????

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            The bartender, Lupo, was great!

            Only decaf coffee in the room, comforter and curtains were stained

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            The staff was rude. The rooms were small and not clean. Lacked handicap ammenities my party needed. Looked like the hotel was trying to renovate in a very cheap way to look more luxurious than it actual is. For the price - not worth it and you have to pay to park. The buffet breakfast was a joke.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            The staff were helpful and courteous. The shuttle service was excellent.

            We had 4 people in our room and were only offered 2 vouchers for the breakfast. Breakfast should be included with the room. A person should not have to pay $10 for a continental breakfast.

            • Average rating
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