Hotel's Hickory, NC Location is Closest to Furniture Mart Located on the site of Hickory Furniture Mart, this hotel's accommodations in Hickory, North Carolina offers guests easy access to the area via US Hwy 70 and I-40. In addition to a great location, affordable prices and top amenities make the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel Hickory the smart choice among area hotels. While in Hickory, NC, our hotel's patrons enjoy easy access to the renowned Hickory Furniture Mart next door. With more than 100 galleries, outlets and stores, The Mart is the largest home furnishings resource in the country. Shoppers can also venture to Valley Hills Mall, less than a mile away. Other popular sites include Hickory Museum of Art and Hickory Motor Speedway. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone and Blowing Rock are just 45 minutes away. Planning a meeting in Hickory, NC? The hotel's 425-sq ft event space and A/V equipment make it a great choice for small meetings or special events. Close proximity to companies, including Commscope, Corning and Target, makes it a great choice for business travelers. Few hotels in Hickory, North Carolina offer the same complimentary perks that we do, from free access to the on-site YMCA Workout Center to a delicious, hot breakfast. It's easy to stay connected with amenities like free hotel-wide Wi-Fi access and a Business Center, as well. Exterior access, superior interiors and outstanding service help you "Stay Smart" with us!