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BEST WESTERN PLUS Sterling Hotel & Suites

242 E Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, NC 28217-2202
Phone: 704/525-5454   |   Fax: 704/525-5637   |   97 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Stay at this Charlotte hotel minutes away from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Sterling Hotel & Suites offers easy access to area attractions including Ericson Stadium, the Charlotte Convention Center and Lowe's Motor Speedway. Hotel guests will appreciate the variety of nearby dining and shopping options, some within walking distance of the hotel.

Each newly remodeled suite and room at this great Charlotte hotel features cable TV with HBO®, high-speed Internet access and an oversized work space. A complimentary continental breakfast, exercise facility and airport courtesy shuttle are also available for added comfort and convenience.

Just minutes away from the hotel are a variety of parks offering great recreational activities. Freedom Park offers all sport activities along with the Nature Museum, which makes for a very relaxing day while in the Charlotte area. The nearby Discovery Place is a great attraction for families.

The hotel's friendly staff is ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. Make an online reservation today at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Sterling Hotel & Suites in Charlotte, North Carolina!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Complimentary continental breakfast includes assorted cereals, assorted muffins, assorted Danish, bagels, juice, fruit, coffee, tea
  • 100% smoke free hotel
  • Exercise facility 24-hour
  • Complimentary passes to Gold's Gym
  • Gift shop or newsstand
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Guest laundry
  • Elevator
  • Airport courtesy shuttle available, 5:00 a.m. to midnight
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Meeting facilities, 900 square feet
  • Catering
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Business center
  • Parking for the physically challenged park n fly nominal fee / 7 days
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Interior corridor
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Paid parking, park and fly only for 7 days, nominal fee
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • High-speed Internet access

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Longitude: 35.177695  /  Latitude: -80.880615


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The north. Take Interstate 85 South to Exit 38. Then take Interstate 77 South to Exit 6A to Woodlawn Road. Continue to the second traffic light and the BEST WESTERN PLUS Sterling Hotel & Suites is on your right.

From: The south. Take Interstate 77 North to Exit 6A to Woodlawn Road. Continue to second traffic light. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Sterling Hotel & Suites is on your right.

From: The east. Take Interstate 40 West to Interstate 85 to Exit 38. Then take Interstate 77 South to Exit 6A to Woodlawn Road. Continue to second traffic light and the BEST WESTERN PLUS Sterling Hotel & Suites is on your right.

From: The west. Take Interstate 40 East to Interstate 77 South to Exit 6A to Woodlawn Road. Continue to second traffic light and the BEST WESTERN PLUS Sterling Hotel & Suites is on your right.

From: All directions. Exit numbers are in the city of Charlotte on Interstate 85 and Interstate 77 to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Sterling Hotel & Suites.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Sterling Hotel & Suites

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Bank of America Stadium

This fall, head for Charlotte and check out the exciting NFL action of the Carolina Panthers. You'll want to make plans for a visit to Bank of America Stadium, the home of Panthers football. Drive in from Gastonia or Huntersville and enjoy the hard hits and big plays of a Panthers game. Bank of America Stadium is near downtown Charlotte, just off I-277 and and northwest of the Charlotte Convention Center.

Built in 1996, Bank of America Stadium was originally known as Ericsson Stadium up until 2004. With a max seating capacity of 73,778, Bank of America Stadium is seemingly alive with movement and life come game day. On your next fall trip into Charlotte and the Piedmont region, make time take in a game – the NFL season kicks off in September and finishes up in early February with the Super Bowl.


Ready for a family day filled with excitement and fun? Head to Carowinds, the "Thrill Capital of the Southeast", located in Charlotte. This 398-acre amusement park features thirteen roller coasters and eight water rides in the 20-acre Boomerang Bay water park. From family rides and thrill rides to live entertainment, dining and shopping, there is plenty of fun to be had. The newest ride, WindSeeker, stands at 301 feet tall, the highest ride in the park. Riders experience the rush of flying at thirty miles per hour, while safely strapped into the ride's carriage.

Traditional coasters include the Carolina Cyclone, Carolina Cobra, Intimidator, Hurler and Vortex. Kids love having fun in the Planet Snoopy area of the park where they get to ride the Flying Ace Aerial Chase, Flying Ace Balloon Race and Charlie Brown's Windup. Take a break from the rides, to watch one of the several live shows or enjoy a meal or snack to satisfy a hungry appetite. While in the Mountain Region of North Carolina, choose of the several Best Western hotels for comfortable accommodations and excellent guest services.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport

A joint civil-military public airpark, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) serves the Charlotte metropolitan airport and other communities in the North Carolina Piedmont Region. North Carolina’s busiest airport, CLT is the largest hub for US Airways.

Established in 1935, CLT is also home to Charlotte Air National Guard Base and the United Service Organization of North Carolina. Travelers to CLT are encouraged to check out The Overlook, and the Carolinas Aviation Museum.

Charlotte Museum of History and Hezekiah Alexander Homesite

The Charlotte Museum of History and Hezekiah Alexander Homesite are located on eight acres, just east of Charlotte. On the original homesite, is the 5,000 sq ft rock house, built in 1774. It's the oldest home in Mecklenburg County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours of the home are available in groups of 20, so plan accordingly.

The 36,000 sq ft museum was completed in 1999. Tour the museum to view the collections of artifacts and photographs of the Charlotte region. View over 13,500 artifacts in the permanent exhibit, Charlotte Stories: Our Collections, Your Treasures. Finding comfortable accommodations is easy in Charlotte with Best Western hotels. Enjoy your time in Western North Carolina.

Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course

Explore Revolution Park on your next visit to Charlotte and play the nine-hole, executive Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course. Any visit to the Piedmont region of North Carolina is hardly complete without some time spent in Charlotte – bring your clubs with you and play nine holes for a quick round, or double up for a full 18. 

Hendrick Motorsports Complex

Charlotte is home to one the greatest owners in NASCAR's history. Joesph Riddick "Rick" Hendrick III established Hendrick Motorsports, originally named All-Star Racing, in 1984. Hendrick Motorsports began with 5,000 square feet of workspace and one NASCAR Winston Cup Series team. Throughout the years, the facility expanded to become Hendrick Motorsports Complex. The complex encompasses 140 acres in a 430,000 square foot building, and employs over five hundred employees. The original shop remains on-site.

The complex features engine and chassis-building areas large enough to support four full-time Chevrolet teams in the Sprint Cup Series of NASCAR. This impressive facility is located northeast of Charlotte, one mile from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hendrick Motorsports remains in the record books for earning thirteen owner's championships and fourteen championships overall. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson are among some of the drivers. While in the Mountain Region of North Carolina, stop by the complex for a free tour. Stay close to the racing action in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy your time in Charlotte.

McDowell Nature Center & Preserve

Between the border of North Carolina and South Carolina, lies Lake Wylie, featuring 325 miles of shoreline. The McDowell Nature Center & Preserve is nestled along the Lake Wylie shoreline, southwest of Charlotte. Outdoor enthusiasts will love spending time at this forested 1,108-acre nature preserve. Begin your visit at the Nature Center to learn more about this wonderful preserve, the oldest in Mecklenburg County.

The natural flora and fauna inhabiting the preserve, includes birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals, totaling more than 175 species. The variety of spring wild flowers includes the federally endangered, Schweinitz's Sunflower. Continue your exploration of the preserve on one of the nine hiking trails, ranging from easy to moderate. Let the kids run off some energy at one of the playgrounds, while setting up a picnic lunch. Stay close to the preserve, in one of the several Best Western hotels in the North Carolina Mountains.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Racing fans in the Charlotte area are in the right place. Charlotte is considered by many to be the "NASCAR Valley", because of the number of famous drivers from North Carolina. In 2009, the twenty-story NASCAR Plaza office building opened, followed by the opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in 2010. The buildings are located in downtown Charlotte, near the Charlotte Convention Center. The Hall of Fame honors NASCAR drivers, crew chiefs, owners and major contributors to the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

Begin your tour of the Hall of Fame by watching a primer video in the Belk High Octane Theater, before heading to the Ceremonial Plaza. The Glory Road, a 33-degree banked ramp, showcases eighteen cars and several historic and current racing tracks. The Great Hall features a fourteen foot video screen and exhibits. "Studio 43", honoring Richard Petty, broadcasts the Inside NASCAR television show. For an adrenalin rush, test your skills in the Transporter and Racecar simulators. With so much to see, make sure you have time for it all. Stay close to this wonderful attraction in one of the many North Carolina Mountain region Best Western hotels and enjoy the comfortable accommodations.

President James K. Polk State Historic Site

While traveling in the North Carolina mountain region of Western North Carolina, be sure to visit Pineville, just south of Charlotte. Many wonderful historical sites are waiting to be explored. The President James K. Polk State Historic Site, is the preserved land once owned by the parents of James K. Polk, the eleventh United States President. Visit the site to see the reconstructed homestead, including a log house, barn and kitchen. Be sure to schedule plenty of time at this historic site.

Stroll through the Visitor Center to learn more about President Polk and his role in the Mexican-American War and the annexation of California. While at this historic site, attend a Frontier Cooking Class in the Polk Kitchen or one of the weaving and blacksmith demonstrations. Bring your camera to capture an image of the stone monument dedicated to President Polk. Before leaving the site, browse the selection of gift items in the Gift Shop. Stay close to this wonderful site, in one of the local Best Western hotels for an enjoyable night's rest.

Renaissance Park Golf Course

You'll want to keep your drives down the fairway at the Renaissance Park Golf Course. A top golf destination in the Piedmont region, Renaissance Park Golf Course is a short drive south from downtown Charlotte. Playing to a par 72 across the 18 holes at a max length of 7,360 yards, golfers of all levels enjoy the Renaissance Park Golf Course.

Time Warner Cable Arena

When the NBA season in Charlotte is in full effect, head for the Time Warner Cable Arena and check out a Charlotte Bobcats game. Opened in 2005, Time Warner Cable Arena was originally known as the Charlotte Bobcats Arena up until 2008, and has been Time Warner Cable Arena ever since. Found in the heart of downtown Charlotte, Time Warner Cable Arena is, in fact, the home of the Charlotte Bobcats, but it also hosts a wide range of events throughout the year – live music, staged performances, and even the circus.

When you're visiting the Piedmont region and find yourself in Charlotte, your fall, winter, or spring visit should be met with some Bobcats basketball. The NBA season tips off in October and plays through May of the following year. If basketball isn't your jam, Time Warner Cable Arena can expand seating from around 19,000 (for basketball games) to nearly 21,000 for staged events, like concerts and pro wrestling.

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Ready for an adventure? Look no further than the U.S. National Whitewater Center, located west Charlotte, along the Catawba River. This outdoor recreation center encompasses nearly 400 acres of land and offers whitewater rafting, canoeing, whitewater kayaking, flatwater kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, zip-lining and an adventure course. This unique center is home to the "world's largest and most complex recirculating artificial whitewater river". The center features twelve million gallons of water producing Class II to IV sized rapids, in the Olympic-standard slalom competition channel and the wilderness channel.

The Upper and Lower Pools connect the two channels, navigated by guided rafts, canoes and kayaks. The man-made river channels were designed by Scott Shipley, an American slalom canoer, who won three silver medals in the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. Be sure to schedule enough time for an ultimate day of fun, in the North Carolina Mountains. At the end of the day, kick up your heels in a comfortable Best Western guest room, for a wonderful night's rest.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 5.00 mile(s) from Park Road Park
  • 6.00 mile(s) from the Convention Center
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Ericson Stadium
  • 6.00 mile(s) from the Coliseum
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Discovery Place
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Nature Museum
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Freedom Park
  • 5.00 mile(s) from South Park Shopping Mall

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 6.00 mile(s) from Pineville
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Carowinds, South Carolina
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Matthews
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Rocky Mount, South Carolina
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Spartenburg, South Carolina
  • 70.00 mile(s) from High Point
  • 75.00 mile(s) from Greensboro
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Greenville, South Carolina
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Columbia, South Carolina
  • 130 mile(s) from Durham
  • 10.00 mile(s) from University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 2.00 mile(s) from golf at Renaissance Park
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Paramount's® Carowinds, amusement park
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Ice Chalet, ice-skating
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Lowe's Motor Speedway

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Woodbutcher's, Greek, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Across the street from Harper's Restaurant & Lounge, American, continental, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Across the street from Bleachers, sports bar, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Across the street from Tryon House, American, family, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Across the street from Valentino's, Italian, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Across the street from Shoney's, Buffet, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Azteca, Mexican, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Quizno's Subs, sandwiches, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Sterling Hotel & Suites

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Charlotte. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

October 2014

October 29-31, 2014
Rocky Horror Show The Open Space Café Theatre in Greensboro hosts a live production of this fun colt classic. Times vary per day.

November 2014

November 8, 2014
The Emperor's New Clothes Grey Seal Puppets, accompanied by the Charlotte Symphony, perform their unique spin of the Emperor’s New Clothes. There will be pre-concert activities for the kids such as arts and crafts and other musical related fun. The pre-concert fun begins at 10 a.m. with the show beginning at 11 a.m. all at the Knight Theater in Charlotte.

December 2014

December 5, 2014
Festival of Lights Pay a visit to downtown Greensboro for this festive event. Santa will be in town for photos, there will be crafts for the kiddos, and the community tree in Center City Park will be lit. Events begin at 6 p.m.
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