We just got back from a trip to Florida and would like to warn fellow travelers to stay away from the Holiday Inn Express in Gastonia, NC. Having read the ratings and reviews from Tripadvisor, we expected a quality hotel when we booked. Our room was small, aged, dark and depressing. The free hot breakfast was a joke! Not even any eggs and when we arrived for breakfast shortly before closing, the various trays of food were almost empty, and the person in charge of the breakfast bar was already cleaning up! A HUGE disappointment.