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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hickory

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The choice of staying at Fairfield was not mine but was nonetheless very pleasing. This is the BEST hotel I've encountered in years! (1) The pillows and mattress were SOFT AND COMFORTABLE enabling a good night's sleep. Everywhere else I've stayed over the past several years has had rock-firm pillows and mattresses that made sleep impossible or left me aching the next morning. I HIGHLY appreciated your use of more comfortable accoutrements! (2) The climate control and halls were quiet and so lit as to not interfere with sleeping - this has not been the case anywhere else. (3) While some of the breakfast choices could have been a little hotter, I found even the simplest items were of top quality (4) The staff was better than EXCELLENT! To a person, they were friendly and helpful. When I misplaced my cellphone, everyone from the front desk personnel to the housekeeper assisted in the search! (I later found it in the trunk of my car) At no time did I feel I was 'just another customer'.

The room was very nice and so were the staff; however the noise from the Interstate was heard clearly in our room all night long. The hotel was no were near capacity however the staff did not recommend to us to stay on the back side of the building instead of facing the interstate. We did ask for a higher level room but would have appreciated a quieter room. Also housekeeping knocked on our door around 8'ish (which was early for us) to see if the room was vacant yet. This has not been our normal experience with Fairfield Inns and other Marriott hotels. On a positive note the lady at the breakfast buffet was EXCETIONAL!!! Very helpful and was continuously cleaning and restocking food items (ensuring hot foods) the entire time we were at breakfast. She was the only staff that told us "Thank You for staying with us and come again". We would probably stay here again but we would ask to be on the BACK SIDE of the hotel !

This Marriott was a great price and in a great location. During my three day stay, I found the room was spacious and the bed and pillows were very comfortable. The room had a refrigerator and microwave, which was nice. However, they were unusable because there was a pool of water in the bottom of the refrigerator and the microwave was dirty inside. Also, the shower curtain was too short so when we showered the bathroom floor ended up very wet. The hotel is located very close to lots of shopping and plenty of restaurants. The complimentary breakfast was excellent every morning with hot and cold choices. The pool and workout room was also very nice. Overall, I enjoyed my stay and would revisit if I return to the area.

Super nice staff, Typical breakfast, basic rooms with 1990's wall paper. Did I mention the staff was super nice? Well, they are. Just plan on a clean (out dated) room and you'll be perfectly happy. There's a macaroni grill next door.

We were just here for one night to meet a group of folks. Very clean and accommodating staff. The beds were very comfortable and the room was quite even though were were on the highway side.They offer free breakfast but we did not take advantage. Were had breakfast plans.

First night of vacation - hotel lobby nice, upstairs the hotel is showing its age a bit. Our room was pleasant, bed was comfy - no views if that's what you're looking for. Shower curtain rod was broken, pillows were ok. Breakfast not the worst had eggs and some underdone sausage patties, oatmeal was yummy and so was coffee. Free internet in rooms and lobby and a computer in the lobby to use with printer was very convenient - overall it served our purpose and was located close to the Harley Davidson dealership which was what we needed as we were renting a bike for our holiday.

This is an older hotel but is nicely maintained. We had plenty of space in our room and I found the bed to be very comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The AC worked really well, all was clean and we slept well. Breakfast was pretty much as expected for the brand. I just opted for hot oatmeal which I always appreciate having. The J&S cafeteria next door is well priced and the food is good. Home made and tasty. Having the cafeteria near this hotel made for a comfortable stay.

Just off I-40. The Fairfield is bounded by a Convention Center, on the right, a cafeteria, on the left, and a Carrabbas literally out the front door. An Outback is also just down the road and within walking distance. The restaurants are very popular and there are lines during rush times. We like this location, as well as the Courtyard next door, because there is the flexibility to drive west to Asheville, or north to Blowing Rock, within an hour. A great gateway to the NC mountains. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

We've been road tripping the past 25 days with my mom and my two kids and have stayed in about 17 or so hotels, with about 30% being this chain. I wish we'd have stayed at the Hampton Inn next door. We got in real late after midnight. The whole 3rd floor had a strong sense of body odor it was really gross. Then when we came down to the lobby there was another very strong, stomach turning smell and I don't know what it was since the hotel looked clean and breakfast had long been over and cleaned up. The room was ok, clean, but somehow in all our hotel stays this trip we've always booked queen or king rooms and somehow this one was two full beds, difficult for 4 of us to share (toddler has pop up travel tent). It was probably our mistake but didn't help the situation any. The whole place could use some fresh paint. We slept in with a late checkout and missed breakfast so I can't review on that, but usually they're good at FI&S. When we checked out there was a weird issue and the girl admitted she made a mistake, it just took awhile to fix it. Eh. Not the best stay. But we've stayed in this chain just fine before so I'm sure we will again, just not this one.

(Re-posting this because I failed to properly rate service, value and rooms at the bottom) I have stayed at this hotel twice and I will stay again. The Marriott Fairfield Inn is the more reasonably-priced cousin of the Courtyard by Marriott, which I also like. Generally, the rooms at the Fairfield are just as nice, they provide a free breakfast, and it's a little cheaper. This location does not disappoint. It is clean, has nice rooms with refrigerators and microwaves (at least mine did), reliable WiFi and a decent breakfast. My daughter and I liked the extra touches, like complimentary apples, bananas and yogurt available 24X7, and a continuous supply of lemon-infused ice water in the lobby area. We made good use of these. I also requested, and received, a late check-out (2 pm). The front desk staff were all friendly, polite and wished each guest safe travels as they departed. The hotel is conveniently located right off of I-40, along with several other hotels and restaurants, and is close to shopping and other attractions in the beautiful city of Hickory.

1950 13th Avenue Drive SE Hickory NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Within a short walk of Hickory Metro Convention Center, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hickory is within a mile (2 km) of Valley Hills Mall. This 108-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. The Crossing at Hollar Mill and Lenoir-Rhyne University are also close to this Hickory hotel.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hickory's 108 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Other standard amenities include free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards.

Property features

At Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hickory, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 115 reviews