Constructed in 1929, this is one of Charlotte's oldest and most historic hotels. These days, the big names often go elsewhere, but old-timers still prefer the Dunhill's European-style comfort and charm. (The doorman out front often greets returning guests by name.) In the old days, it was called the Mayfair Manor, and some of its most loyal clients still refer to it that way. The artwork in the public areas is by North Carolinian Philip Moose, and a piano player entertains in the stylish lobby. The restored guest rooms have a warm, cozy feeling; they're furnished with handsome reproductions and often with four-poster beds. Monticello's is the hotel restaurant, offering excellent cuisine throughout the day. Health-club privileges can be arranged.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010