Crowne Plaza Hickory

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$ 101

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Situated in Hickory, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hickory Metro Convention Center and Valley Hills Mall. The Crossing at Hollar Mill and Lenoir-Rhyne University are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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Situated in Hickory, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hickory Metro Convention Center and Valley Hills Mall. The Crossing at Hollar Mill and Lenoir-Rhyne University are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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Very Nice; Buy the Breakfast When Reserving

Reviewed 2 november, 2021

Wife and I took a suite as it was her birthday trip. Very nice two rooms as well as two complete baths. Shower water pressure was very good. We were able to get rid of most light, but still some creeped in. Internet download speed measured with was about 35 Mbps and upload about 25 Mbps. Make certain to purchase the breakfast when reserving as it was the best breakfast we had our whole trip.

Roy C

Horrible July 2021

Reviewed 14 july, 2021

We have stayed at this hotel twice before. Both times were great. This time it is horrible. We were put in a ground floor room when we were told that, although we couldn’t be guarantee the same room we had before, we would be in the general area which was an upper floor. I am very claustrophobic and needed a room where I could see out. As the room is on the bottom floor it is dark and claustrophobic. The room is filthy. There is a dead bug stuck to the curtain. It smells so strongly of stale smoke that I actually threw up. A woman name Devon checked us in. She was unwilling to try to help us. When I called and told her how badly the room smelled of cigarettes, she didn’t respond at all. We have stayed at the Crown Plaza in Ventura, Ca and Pensacola, FL. Never like this and never again.


Disappointing is an understatement

Reviewed 11 july, 2021

I made sure I took at least 20 mg of Melatonin nightly to fall asleep because the traffic is so loud and frustrating! Mufflers, noise from big trucks, and motorcycles will keep you up late and wake you early. I loved off busy streets in South Florida and this noise from traffic was much more excessive! It was non-stop until about 2 a.m. The A/C also rattled all night. The room was dated. The bathtub drain was slow which caused hhe tub to fill up while I was taking a shower. For no apparent reason, the television intermittently lost connection and didn’t always work the last 24 hrs. of our say. One guest was seen smoking a joint in the stairwell facing state road 70 while the next day another (or same guest?) smoked in a room in our hallway which led to the entire hallway and our room reeking of the skunk weed. We did report it to a young man at the front desk. Not sure how they handle that. I know the traffic and guests’ recreational habits are not within the control of hotel management. Just know, for the lower price, you’re risking a good night’s sleep. Find a place set back from or OFF the main roads. When my husband said “Crowne Plaza,” I imagined a really nice, high-end hotel. This is comparable to a Motel 8 or, as I jokingly said to my husband, the Bates Motel. You get what you pay for.


Possibly Pandemic Plagued

Reviewed 14 may, 2021

Property obviously understaffed. Restaurant not open. They charged $2 for a bag breakfast which should have been complimentary. Room not adequately supplied. No maid service unless requested. I discussed all of this with the manager after I got home and he was very helpful. Agreed that breakfast bags should be complimentary. I guess I was a little jaded going in because of the name of the Hotel, I expected excellence.


Not Impressed

Reviewed 28 january, 2021

Stay Report - 1/27 to 1/28 Location: The hotel is located on Lenoir Rhyne Blvd just south of I-40 at exit 125.  It's also just north of US 70 and one exit east of US 321 which are the major roadways in this area.  Nearby are a dozen chain restaurants from fast food to chain sit down places.  Downtown Hickory (which is surprisingly pleasant) is 10 minutes away. Hotel: The hotel is one of the odder Crowne Plazas I've been to.  Research shows it was formerly a Holiday Inn Select that was rebranded in 2008.  The main building is two stories and has a large lobby with a bar and restaurant which are currently closed.  There's a small pantry which sells snacks and candy but no hot food or drinks are available.  The indoor pool and fitness center are open.  In addition to the main building there are several outbuildings some of which have exterior entrances to the rooms.  There is plenty of parking which is good. Check In: The agent on duty was friendly and thanked me for being Spire and gave me my welcome amenity points. Room: In a word: bad.  Where to start? How about with the scuffed and worn furniture in the bedroom and bathroom, then I'll move to the holes in the carpet, the garbage that was left in the room and finish up at the broken desk lamp.  The room clearly hasn't been refreshed since the takeover in 2008.  There are no outlets near the bed and the bathroom is tiny.  It's well below Crowne Plaza standards. The price for this place is right: it was $88 vs. $138 at the nearby Courtyard, but know what you're getting into.  It's REALLY dated and subpar.