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Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   909 Highway 70 SW, Hickory, NC 28602 (Formerly Park Inn Hickory)
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Ranked #13 of 15 Hotels in Hickory
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We are in their Extended Stay rooms. They feature kitchens, with full stove and oven. Full size frig/ freezer. The restroom has a tub with a high shower head. High enough for someone over 6ft. The furniture is modern with a cherry wood finish, and the A/C is quiet. There is new carpet in the bedroom, and the tile is... More 

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Charlotte
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12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Have nothing to complain about with our visit. Room is exceptionally big for a standard room. Right off Hwy 321 and good distance to everything you need. Bed is comfortable and water is hot. Hotel is very quiet. You almost feel like you are there by yourself unless they have a function in the conference rooms.

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Charlotte
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

For the price this is a great steal. Hotel is clean and well ran. Beds are comfortable. Common areas are clean and well kept. Easy to find right off Hwy 321. Minutes to all restaurants and mall. It was very quiet. No one knows about this gem so they dont get alot of customers. Pleasantly quiet considering we were there... More 

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North Carolina
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178 reviews 178 reviews
32 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

My husband had been here a few times for conferences so we decided to give it a try. This was a great decision. The hotel was very clean and quiet. We had a king room w/ a rollaway at no additional charge. The bed was very comfortable and it was a spacious room even with the rollaway. Cindy and Kay... More 

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Greenville
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is a very nice place to stay. The rooms are nice with great beds, everything is clean, the staff is friendly and native to the area, able to recommend good places to eat. Had hot breakfast and pool also. No complaints at all, if I go back to Hickory this is where I'll stay.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I took a risk and went with the lowest price hotel, while everyone else in our group went with hotels that were $70 higher per night than ours. What a deal and a pleasant stay! People were great, breakfast was hot and well matained, rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, location was safe and not conjested like the other hotels... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

I stayed for one night on business. I was a little worried given previous reviews from old management but glad I stayed here. Everything was fine. It is a nice non-chain hotel, especially for the price.

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Susan S, General Manager at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Gateway. We have made some changes over the last year and we love it when someone takes time out of their busy schedule to tell us how we are doing. More 

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Stayed there April 25-29. Room was very good, clean, solid walls, (we had soccer kids in the rooms on both sides and never heard them) had all your basics. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Halls were well lit. No in house restaurant (or room service) but there was a Coffee House and Max's ( a great Mexican Restaurant across... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Our team recently stayed here for a soccer tournament (April 26-28). We recieved $72 rate but as another review stated - it wasn't worth half of that. I can't believe how outdated things were. It wasn't necessarily dirty...beds were clean, etc. but the hallways were dimly lit, poorly decorated, and the walls were thin. They also looked like someone's uncle... More 

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Susan S, General Manager at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

As manager I feel the most important part of your review was that you noticed how clean our facility is. Yes, we are an older property but we offer a clean room with a low rate which includes a hot breakfast buffet. I regret your stay was less than you expected and we appreciate you honesty as it helps us... More 

Winter Haven, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

Very old and worn out hotel-our room had a musty/stale smell. We spent 2 nights here. The sheets appeared clean but had stains and the towels were very worn. When they cleaned our room they never replaced the hand towels or washcloths, only the bath towels. Had to ask for coffee for our coffeemaker. The continental breakfast is really gross-the... More 

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Susan S, Manager at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Park Inn is now Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. We are under new Management and are working to improve all areas of the hotel. From cleanliness to customer service we are striving to give guest a pleasant stay. More 

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Additional Information about Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

Address: 909 Highway 70 SW, Hickory, NC 28602 (Formerly Park Inn Hickory)
Location: United States > North Carolina > Hickory
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Gateway Hotel and Conference Center 2*
Number of rooms: 109
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