The SpringHill Suites at Carowinds may be the closest I’ve ever stayed to the front gates of any theme park.

The hotel is, inside and out, very much like any other SpringHill Suites location (such as the one I’ve experienced near Disney World). That’s not a bad thing, either, considering these rooms can comfortably fit a family of four with a little more breathing room than a typical hotel.

You won’t any other indication that this is a theme park-adjacent hotel until you step outside for an easy 10-minute walk to Carowinds’ front gates. Is that proximity enough of a perk to justify the $177 per night price tag?  Find out in our video room tour and review: