GREENSBORO, NC -- While Hurricane Matthew travels up the east coast, vacationers are traveling to the Triad.
The Hampton Inn and Suites on West Gate City Boulevard said they've had six last-minute reservations this week all from couples who were staying on the Carolina coast.
"Two couples that are originally from New York and are visiting Myrtle Beach for a month and they had to come inland to escape the from the hurricane," general manager Karen Grissom said. "They were quite upset about that but they’re happy they have a safe haven now."
Grissom said people also came from Little River and Beaufort looking for a safe, storm-free place to stay.
"Some of them aren’t familiar with hurricanes," she said. "They’re just glad they have warnings and were able to get out. Some left two or three days ago so they weren’t stuck in traffic or stuck anywhere that wouldn’t be a comfortable situation for them."
The hotel says they love having the Matthew refugees but they hope they can get back to their coastal vacations soon.