Charlotte Express Inn

ex. Real Value Inn

1240 South Lucky Penny Street, Charlotte, United States, 28208  show map
 2 stars
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Charlotte Express Inn

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Picnic area/ Tables

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Meeting facilities

Business center

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out


Charlotte Express Inn is a 2-star venue set just 3.0 km from Bryant Park, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and Dowd House. Charlotte Express Inn has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1990.

The hotel is placed in a downtown area, a short walk from historic sites and a museum. The center of Charlotte is 6 km away from the venue.

The hotel boasts close proximity to an amusement park and a stadium.

Charlotte Express Inn is within a 10-minute drive to Charlotte Douglas airport.


Rooms of Charlotte Express Inn are appointed with TV with satellite channels, a personal computer, a private balcony, a private safe and ironing facilities. They provide bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the pool area every morning.


The hotel offers a designated place for smoking, free self parking and a vending machine and such services as laundry, 24-hour front desk and newspaper service.


Leisure facilities feature an outdoor swimming pool and a picnic area.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   99.

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  • No smoking on site
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Vending machines


  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



  • from  3 pm


  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Charlotte Express Inn Charlotte location
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Hotel Address:

1240 South Lucky Penny Street, Charlotte, United States, 28208

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City Center
  • Charlotte
    5.5 km
  • Charlotte Douglas (CLT)
    5.9 km
Train Stations
  • Bland Station
    5.4 km
  • Carson Station
    5.5 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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What's nearby

Shopping areas

  • Freedom Mall600 m
  • Freedom Plaza Shopping Center800 m
  • Freedom Mart Shopping Center900 m
  • Freedom Drive Shopping Center2.2 km
  • Westerly Hills Shopping Center2.7 km
  • Queensgate Shopping Center2.8 km
  • Wilkinson Boulevard Shopping Center2.8 km
  • Westover Shopping Center3.9 km

Historical sites

  • Dowd House2.9 km


  • Carolina Historic Aviation Air Museum4.4 km
  • Light Factory4.4 km
  • Carolinas Aviation Museum4.5 km


  • Central Park District I1.3 km
  • Mecklenburg Park and Recreation1.3 km
  • Enderly Park1.6 km
  • Dowd House Historic Site3.0 km
  • Mecklenburg County Park-Rec3.5 km
  • Bryant Park3.5 km
  • Revolution Park4.2 km
  • Abbott Park4.4 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Brand's College of Beauty1.8 km
  • Charlotte Truck Driver Trng2.6 km
  • Johnson C Smith University3.5 km
  • Oaklawn School of Math Science4.1 km
  • Lee University-Charlotte4.2 km
  • Ecpi College of Technology4.3 km
  • Dudley's Beauty College4.7 km

Air business related

  • Charlotte Airport4.6 km

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Carolina Golf Course3.4 km

College Campuses

  • Johnson and Wales University - JWU Charlotte4.6 km

Local attractions

  • Carolinas Aviation Museum4.6 km
    4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte
  • Mint Museum of Craft + Design5.3 km
    500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte
  • The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture5.3 km
    551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte
  • Fourth Ward5.2 km
    Charlotte, NC
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art5.3 km
    420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Charlotte Express Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Charlotte Express Inn

Average guest rating

5.0out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 15 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    easy access from interstate

    unsafe part of town / more people living there than overnight guest

  • Group of friends

    Close to the race track.

    The vents were filthy. Also the cleaning people dont bring your towels back to you until in the evening...makes it hard to swim at lunch time without towels.

  • Group of friends

    The location only

    The entire room no heat ... maid service can around at 8:30 in the morning and never came back to clean room. The bathroom was not cleaned at all. we had to buy Tilex and clorox before using.

  • Single

    promptness of checkin

    no clock in room, presence of bugs

  • Family with children

    It was clean en comfort.But we expected shuttle services from and to the airport and they didn't have.was written on the information bar of Little to far from from the Charlotte Intl airport..

  • Group of friends

    Price ONLY!

    The hotel was disgusting!! The rooms were nasty. THe only reason we stated after we checked in was because my mother was having a transplant and it was late. Also, the sheets and the bathroom appeared clean. Floors were nasty!!!!

  • Group of friends


    It was in a HORRIBLE neighborhood. I did not feel very safe at all in the surrounding area of the motel. Also the bathrooms were very old and did not appear to be very clean.

  • Older travelers

    The room had no plug ins....none anywhere near the bathroom, we had to unplug the lights in order to shave/blowdry hair. The heater didn't work and the cleaning lady never came the 2nd day to tidy up the room. Will not be back, wasn't worth the money at all. Also, very noisy...people live there, it's not just for overnight. Do not bother staying here!!

  • Couple

    There were dead bugs, broken lamps, hair in the tub, it smelled of mold and mildew. The staff was unprofessional. The curtains did not cover the windows completely, which let the light from the street lights outside stream through.

  • Group of friends

    The beds were clean.

    I did not like the musty smell of the room, the mildew on the coffee pot or that the so-called continental breakfast was only a muffin and coffee.

  • Couple

    The location was very convenient...right off of hwy 85 and easy to find. The area itself was kind of beat-down and sketchy, but I loved that it was right off the highway, but only 3 miles from downtown. The bed was much better than I had expected - fairly comfortable and plenty of sheets/covers. A lot of other reviews said that the place felt unsafe and like someone could have come into their room...there were four locks on the door and I felt extremely safe while we were in our room. The staff was fairly good and check-in and check-out were a breeze. We had full control over the AC/heat and it worked very well. The room was the exact temperature we desired. Also, a lot of other reviews complained that the hotel and area was very loud...we literally didn't hear a sound once we were in our room and slept like babies after a long day...we are very light sleepers, so were worried about noise, but it was extremely quiet, even with the highway right there!

    The bathrooms were by far the worst part of our experience. The entire bathroom (at least in our room and I'm guessing in others) needs to be redone completely. The ceramic on all of the fixtures is completely wearing down and looks disgusting...the bathroom was not cleaned very well at all, and the shower was noisy, gross, and leaked water everywhere! The entire bathroom floor was flooded as a result and it was pretty gross. I mean everything worked, which I guess is a positive. But I am a total germ-phobe and literally used the toilet once when I absolutely had to because I dreaded going into the bathroom. Also, a couple of our lights were not working and I couldn't find a plug anywhere near the bed for my cell phone charger.

How to reach hotel

hotel Charlotte Express Inn Charlotte location
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Hotel Address:

1240 South Lucky Penny Street, Charlotte, United States, 28208

Get directions
City Center
  • Charlotte
    5.5 km
  • Charlotte Douglas (CLT)
    5.9 km
Train Stations
  • Bland Station
    5.4 km
  • Carson Station
    5.5 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: