Okay, so there are 2 HI Expresses in Wilson NC. I hope that reviewers are reviewing the correct one so that other people know that they're getting accurate representation, depending on their location choice. My review is for the HI Express Wilson Downtown. This one is probably 3.5 miles or so away from I-95-;more in the town of Wilson-proper.
The facility is very clean and well maintained, although I think that it might have some age on it. My room was very spacious; I was upgraded to a small suite which was a nice touch seeing as the facility was far from max capacity. There is a free breakfast buffet in the mornings as well as a small fitness room. The staff were all very friendly, especially the front desk at check-in.
Most restaurants and stores are about a 5-10 minute drive from this hotel. I was not wild about the area immediately surrounding and bordering the property. I pretty much went inside and stayed put after dark. This hotel is convenient if doing business with BB&T corporate IT facility. I also thought that it's a bit overpriced because I can stay up near the interstate in a hotel of comparable quality for about $15-$20/night less.More