a VirtualTourist member from Christiansburg
Want to visit Charlote, N.C. for an event at the convention center Aug 14-15. Looking for an inexpensive hotel with parking within reasonable walking/driving distance or along the trolly route. Don't want to stay in the Hilton- won't be in the room that much. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance-
Google Maps and/or Google Earth is great for this.
On the map, go to the convention center (501 S College St).
Now, go the tab that says 'find business'.
Type in "hotel"
The database will show you hotels from closest to farthest from the center point address (the convention center). It will display address, phone number, web page, etc. for the hotels. Now you have hotels and can investigate them more detailed.
You can then have Google automatically give you directions to/from your hotel to the convention center.