We had stayed at a La Quinta Inn only once before; and enjoyed our stay. This time we were looking for a nice pet friendly hotel while visiting family in Hickory, NC. From the moment we arrived the staff made us and our Tibetan Terrier feel welcome. Clean; well maintained rooms with an excellent service staff. A real breakfast with made to order or buffet style. If you enjoy seafood visit the restaurant next door; a great value with great food and staff also. Overall; nothing bad to say. A great value and good people working there.