• Guest Laundry- On Site
  • Over 70 Television Channels
  • Open 24/7
  • Business services
  • Free parking
  • Coffee service in lobby
  • Pets Welcome (Fee) Pets must be attended at all times and are not permitted in the lobby.


Convenient Hickory Hotel near Furniture Malls, Hickory Regional Airport.

From furniture malls to racing, Hickory has it all, and when you stay at the Budget Inn Express Hickory Hotel you’re just minutes from great attractions in Hickory. This Budget Inn is conveniently located off of Highway 321, providing guests with easy access to area businesses and points of interest.

When you visit, you’ll be amazed at just how much furniture you can see in a matter of hours. The Hickory Furniture Mart features 1,000 home-furnishing lines and attracts 500,000 visitors every year. The Catawba Furniture Mall offers another 350,000 square feet of furniture to browse. For some history of the area, visit the Catawba Valley Furniture Museum, the Firefighters Museum and the Catawba County Museum of History. You’ll see everything from a 1936 American LaFrance fire truck to a British, “red coat,” uniform. Lastly, when the call of the mountains rings in your ears, head to Bakers Mountain Park, River Bend or South Mountain State Park. They’re all just a short drive from our Budget Inn hotel in Hickory, NC.

Resting at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hickory incorporates not only part of Catawba County but portions of nearby Caldwell and Burke Counties. The city has a population of over 50,000, although the numbers are rising to almost 350,000 when you factor in nearby towns for the metropolitan count. When lumped with its adjacent counties, Hickory is often referred to as the Unifour area.

Hickory Motor Speedway

Known as the “Birthplace of the, “NASCAR Stars,” and “The World’s Most Famous Short-Track,” Hickory Motor Speedway stands alone with a long list of history and tradition.
3130 US Highway 70 SE, Newton, NC Table MountainRock

Table MountainRock

Table Rock Mountain is a mountain summit in Burke County in the state of North Carolina. It provides a towering backdrop for an upcountry retreat at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Bunker Hill Covered Bridge

This covered bridge was built in 1894 and is one of only two remaining covered bridges in the state of North Carolina.
Off US Highway 70, 14 miles East of downtown, Claremont, NC 28610

Catawba County Museum of History

Discover the history of Catawba County.
30 N College Ave, Newton, NC 28658

Catawba Furniture Mall

A popular attraction in Hickory, this furniture mall features over eight acres of discount furniture.
377 US Highway 70 SW, Hickory, NC 28601

Hickory Crawdads Baseball

Cheer on the local team, the Hickory Crawdads, a Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2500 Clement Blvd NW, Frans Stadium, Hickory, NC 28601

Hickory Museum of Art

The museum showcases exhibits of American pottery, art glass, paintings and prints.
243 3rd Ave NE, Arts and Science Center, Hickory, NC 28601

Maple Grove

This late 19th century home is one of the oldest surviving houses in Hickory.
542 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601

Murray’s Mill Historic Site

Enjoy a great day trip for the family.
1489 Murrays Mill Rd, Catawba, NC 28609