This hotel is very good for what it is...Not a boutique property or upscale hotel but a Holiday Inn right off the highway, behind a McDonald's and adjacent to a pretty mediocre "mall". There are very few options in Shelby where we were visiting my brother and his family (4 rambunctious boys who we love but prefer some quiet time in a hotel rather than family accommodations) and this one was the best we could come up with. The room we had was listed as an Executive Suite but was really not a traditional suite with a separate bedroom. Okay, that all sounds rather negative but once you accept that there are not a lot of options in Shelby, this was actually quite nice. The room was large and clean with enough chairs to accommodate seating for 6 people around a coffee table. It is across the hall (just 5 feet away) from a small workout room and out the door is the pool. The hotel people, in fact everyone in North Carolina, were incredibly friendly and helpful. We came away thinking southern hospitality is not a myth. People stopped us on the street and began chatting. We are from Tucson, a very friendly city but North Carolina definitely has us beat. The lobby was surprisingly nice for what I expected for a Holiday Inn. The breakfast was fine...again, not gourmet but exceeded my expectations. Unless Shelby suddenly sports a Ritz Carlton, we will continue to stay at the Holiday Inn Express when visiting my brother.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It s Destination Cleveland County for unexpected Historic Treasures and Scenic Pleasures such as Broad River Greenway, Gardner Webb University,, Harvest Works, Firehouse Cook-off and Hurst Jaws of Life,Historic site of a turning point in the Revolutionary War, hometown to Earl Scruggs and Don Gibson.Holiday Inn Express Shelby welcomes you to our 100% smoke free hotel! Shelby, dubbed 'City of Pleasant Living', is convenient to Charlotte, Hickory and Asheville, NC, Greenville and Spartanburg, SC.Take a walk through time; visit our restored & operational award winning antique carousel and train, or enjoy a tour through one of our art galleries or wineries. Holiday Inn Express Shelby is located on Highway 74 adjacent to Cleveland Mall. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool, business center and fitness center on-site. Take advantage of complimentary access to Dover Foundation YMCA and their full service facility. For our guests who Stay Smart , enjoy the Express Start hot breakfast including cheese omelets, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and gravy with biscuits daily from 6:30 AM-9:30 AM, guest reception Tues-Wed-Thurs 6:00-7:30 PM. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Shelby Hotel Shelby
- Holiday Inn Shelby
- Shelby Holiday Inn