Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel in Charlotte North Carolina is an 18-story hotel, but it still has that perfect intimate feel of a boutique that Kimptons are known for. There are 217 rooms, many with balconies, but all with floor-to-ceiling windows offering enormous views facing Truist Field baseball stadium and Romare Bearden Park. Here’s our review of Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Unarguably a “sports and entertainment” city in the South, Charlotte is “The Queen City,” one of the 25 biggest cities and the 16th most populous city in America, and the largest city in North Carolina. For road trippers, there’s plenty to see and do, and foodies will especially love the dining scene. The city continues to grow with new hotels, restaurants and of course, the revamping of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Read more about it below.
Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel
The hotel is in the heart of Downtown Charlotte, and it has quickly become one of the most popular hotel for both locals and visitors alike since opening a few years ago.
The lobby is intimate, full of sunlight with floor to ceiling glass windows, and a touch of class with a chandelier. The artwork by locals adds flair. The “Southern hospitality” of the staff was notable, and I felt welcomed.
There are 217 rooms, many with balconies, which is a bit larger than a boutique hotel, but it still feels intimate while dipping its toes on “corporate business hotel.” It doesn’t have the quirks and fun of Kimptons past and older and smaller hotels, but it still has great artwork, an eye to unique design and all the modern comforts you’d expect with Kimpton.
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Naturally, like all Kimpton hotels, Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel is pet friendly. I brought my pup Ruby, and she was excited to be treated so well by staff and see many other dogs in and out of the hotel. If you’re traveling with a pet to Charlotte, Kimpton Tryon Park is quite special. It’s literally next door to a sprawling park — Romare Bearden Park — that takes up an entire city block.
I booked a room with balcony for that fresh air Ruby loves, and the views were impressive.
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Food and Beverage
The best views are at Merchant & Trade, the 19th-floor rooftop bar that is unarguably a hot spot for locals who gather here for happy hour into the wee hours of night. There’s no rooftop bar in Charlottte with these views. The indoor/outdoor rooftop bar is expansive, and you MUST have reservations. There is also a dress code (again, atypical for a Kimpton, which is normally so chill, but you’ll see when you go. Everyone is dressed to the nines because this really is a hot spot).
I had one of the best chicken sandwiches of my life, and again, the view was outstanding. Everyone had their phones out taking photos and videos.
Italian restaurant Angeline’s was special. It’s the first Kimpton restaurant I dined where I felt how much love went around in the kitchen. Mind you, all Kimpton restaurants I’ve dined at were spectacular, but Angeline’s at Kimpton Tryon Park really inspired me in a new way.
I’m not the only one who loves the restaurant. It was packed to the bone on a Tuesday evening. Yes. Tuesday!
All pastas are made in house, and the signature ricotta with lavender honey pistachio was perfectly creamy atop the buttered toast. The cacio e Pepe (bucatini, pecorino, toasted black pepper) was so simple, yet memorable, and it’s a testament to the amazing cuisine you’ll find in Charlotte.
While there is no spa, there is a gym, a 1,100 square foot fitness center, as well as an outdoor terrace for yoga classes. Kimpton Tryon Park is also near public bikes.