I've stayed at this hotel for about 10 nights over the last few months due to work travel.
If you are traveling to Hickory, this is a very good choice. This hotel is far nicer than the typical Hampton Inn. The lobby is wonderful, the breakfast is quite decent, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and the rooms are *HUGE*.
The hotel is nicely located right by the highway and a ton of restaurants (though being Hickory..expect typical sit-down chain fare for the most part). If you are in the mood for pizza, check out Mama's. It's about a 5 minute drive from the hotel but is really very very good. Nearly New York quality.
Minor nitpicks follow:
The internet is very inconsistent. Sometimes it is great. Sometimes it is totally unbearable. Bring your cell phone and tethering plan...
The TV is good size, but the room is so large that the TV is small relative to the room size. It is hard to see from the bed.
Being a Hampton, the bath products are very meh.
Being a Hampton, the hair dryer is super weak.More