After staying in many HI Express locations all over the southeast, I was very happy with this hotel. Staff was great, facilities were great, room was great. Location is great - allows you to "get
away" from Charlotte. About 25-30 minutes from the airport, which is very reasonable.
Crowders Mountain State Park is in the backyard of this hotel. It provides an excellent escape for a couple hours from the hubbub of work. Nice hike with excellent views of the surrounding area.
Have stayed on the highway side, and it is a little loud, but nothing unbearable. With the A/C unit running, the highway is not noticed. The non-highway side of the hotel is completely quiet.
Overall my stay was excellent. Wouldn't consider any other hotel in the Charlotte/Gastonia area. [Less]