Embrace history, charm and romance in the heart of revitalized downtown Gastonia at the Esquire Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection®. This national landmark opened as the First National bank in 1918, and eventually became office space for many prominent attorneys, lending itself to be renamed the Lawyer's Building. The hotel features Barrister's Restaurant, both indoor and outdoor dining, with locally sourced southern cuisine. Our unique rooms invite guests to enjoy premium travel amenities like a Keurig coffee maker, USB charging stations and free WiFi. Our boutique hotel is within walking distance to unique shopping, many restaurants and to the Gastonia Convention Center, making it easy for business travelers and vacationers to enhance their experience in North Carolina. Spend the day exploring the specimen and educational exhibits at Schiele Museum of Natural History. Or discover the great outdoors at Crowders Mountain State Park or the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. As one of the satellite cities of Charlotte, you’re not far from the Queen City when you stay at the Esquire Hotel. Sports enthusiasts can make their way to watch professional athletes play at Bank of America Stadium, Spectrum Center and Bojangles’ Coliseum. See for yourself what makes Gastonia truly special. Our boutique hotel is where modern travelers can experience the historic charm of the South while enjoying the best of modern amenities. Enjoy free WiFi throughout the hotel, enabling guests to stay connected to email and internet services. Stay productive throughout your stay with free parking, free coffee and complimentary copy and fax services. Join us for a delicious meal at our Southern inspired restaurant, or at one of our bar locations, including our rooftop, opening summer of 2020, where you can look out onto the beautiful mountain landscape. Plus, our friendly staff is available 24 hours a day to help guide your experience. Just outside of thriving Charlotte nestled in the North Carolina mountains is Gastonia. Guests of the Esquire Hotel have access to the local attractions that make this region special. Among the most popular are the Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium with focus on the regional wildlife and nature trails, Rankin Lake Park with fishing boating and reservoir, and the American Military Museum of Gastonia featuring unique artifacts and exhibits with soldier uniforms, aircraft models and medals on display. We’re also just minutes from the Gastonia Conference Center, giving business travelers the ease of staying productive together with options for rest and relaxation. Plus, Charlotte is just over 20 miles away, with countless destinations for dining, shopping and entertainment. Health & Safety We understand that, now more than ever, travelers have questions surrounding the safety and flexibility of their accommodations. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves, we will continue to adapt to ensure best practices remain at the forefront of our operation. + All Housekeeping services will be reduced during an active stay, unless otherwise requested, to minimize contact between individuals. + All high-touch, common areas are being treated with additional disinfectant & sanitizer, multiple times daily. + Hand sanitizer is available in the common areas for your use. + Our teams are receiving ongoing briefings and enhanced operating protocols. + We will continue to adjust food and beverage service in accordance with current food safety recommendations. + All reservations, existing & new, can be changed or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival for the time being.