We were pleasantly surprised to find a Holiday Inn Express in Forest City, a small, friendly town in Western NC. It was convenient to, but away from Highway 74--behind a shopping center where it was
Facilities and staff were comparable to our experiences at most HI Express locations (we stay at HI Express almost exclusively when traveling in NC and nearby states).
We happened to stay here near the end of the World Equestrian Games, and there were guests at the hotel from at least four different countries. The staff seemed genuinely delighted to have such an array of guests, and we were delighted, too.
Will definitely stay here again! [Less]